Someone's Gonna Buy a R.O.B. for Four Grand

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This display case, containing a pristine, never-played Nintendo Entertainment System, and a never-used Robotic Operating Buddy (we like to be formal on first reference here) fetched $4,150 in an eBay auction that just closed.

For those who remember when the console first came out, this would be the Deluxe Set, which included the console and two controllers, plus the Light Gun, ROB, Duck Hunt/Super Mario Bros. and Gyromite, one of just two (2) games in the ill-fated Robot series of the original NES.

"These are extremely difficult to find, and this unit comes 100% complete in the original box," says the seller. "Additionally, I don't believe this unit was ever used as it is in excellent shape, as can be seen in the pictures."

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Hell, I'd say some prop house in Hollywood should snap that up. When they do the reboot of A Christmas Story, set in 1986, and Ralphie ditches the official Red Ryder carbine action two-hundred shot range model air rifle for the Nintendo Entertainment System Deluxe Set with Light Gun, R.O.B. and Duck Hunt, this would assuredly anchor the department store window-shopping scene.

Nintendo NES M9 Display RARE Deluxe ROB snes m82 m8 [eBay, thanks M]

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I feel bad for the guys that bought this.

this is the description in the eBay auction:

"Up for auction here is an official Nintendo Entertainment System M9 static lighted display. These are extremely difficult to find, and this unit comes 100% complete in the original box. Additionally, I don't believe this unit was ever used as it is in excellent shape, as can be seen in the pictures.

This display was to be used at around the debut of the Nintendo Entertainment System to showcase the Deluxe set, which included ROB the robot, lightgun, Duckhunt, Gyromite, gaming console and additional hardware."

So according to the description, this is the kind of case that was used to display the R.O.B. , not that you are buying the ROB NES set, you are buying the M9 static light display.

So the dude that bought this, got a case, that is all.