Sources: eBay, GameGavel, Gamesniped.com, Nintendo Age forums

The following video-game-related items are so rare, you probably haven't heard of any of them. They are all real, there is only a handful in the world of each, and you can NEVER HAVE THEM, because of the wallet-stopping combination of being both expensive AND totally useless. You can look, though. But you can't ever touch. There are a lot of gray-colored items this time; try not to get too depressed.

BONUS NEWS! Remember the Final Fantasy VII cutscene DVD featured in the third edition of this series? It got the attention of an FF forum, which in turn got the attention of someone willing to buy the disc, who THEN did the honorable thing and dumped the contents to YouTube in high quality! Check 'em out!

BOOTLEG "WINDOWS XP FOR FAMICOM"

Finally, I can upgrade my Famicom from Windows 98

eBay Price: $99.99

1994 NINTENDO CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW PRESS KIT

And what a kit it is! Glorifying the Super NES's comeback and Donkey Kong Country with press releases, glossy brochures and even slides

More pictures: 1 2 3 4 5 6

eBay Price: Withdrawn by seller

FAMICOM BOX CARTS

The Famicom Box was featured in an earlier TYCEH, and it was mentioned how hard to find its cartridges were. Well, here's some....got a grand?

eBay Price: $999.99

MODIFIED N64 WITH SCART OUTPUTS

"SCART Outputs"? That means the picture will be much sharper...that is, if you can find a port on your TV for it

It also comes with a Flash cart containing every N64 game. That's good! But it's the Japanese model, and the adapter to play it on a set outside of Japan is not included. That's bad

eBay Price: $372.33

GAME BOY COLOR SEWING MACHINE ADD-ON

One of the rarest Game Boy Color carts ever created worked in tandem with a Singer sewing machine

eBay Price: $600

DS DOWNLOAD STATION KIOSK

This kiosk will not let you download the games themselves. You need another DS and a separate card to do that, as explained earlier

eBay Price: $129.99

VGA-LAMINATED MINT-IN-BOX COPY OF "FRIDAY THE 13th" FOR NES

eBay Price: $229.99
Actual value in terms of game quality: 10

SEGA-BRANDED DISPLAY CASE

It's hard to make out, but there is a SEGA logo embossed near the top left corner, and another SEGA logo printed in white on the glass

Think of how many Stadium Events carts you could buy for this price

eBay Price: $25,000.00

SONIC ADVENTURE: LIMITED EDITION

A demo version of Sonic Adventure meant for Dreamcast kiosks

Who knows how much it would be worth if the Blockbuster guy hadn't written AAAAALLLLL over it

eBay Price: $79.99

GIRL PUSHING GLASSES UP HER NOSE: THE GAME

It's actually a port of "Radio Allergy," an arcade schmup from Japan

The home console release was identical because it used the NAOMI board, the same circuitry Sega used in the Dreamcast

eBay Price: $149.80

WORKING ORIGINAL MODEL APPLE II

From 1978, an original Apple with miniscule 24K memory, Integer Basic and a cassette player instead of a disc drive

In the heyday of Apples you couldn't get ten bucks for this thing. This is how much it's worth now

eBay Price: $6,100.00 (and $200 shipping)

APPLE 80'S COMPANY PENS

Here are some pens to go with your new $6000 Apple

The seller lived in Hawaii and offered a free package of macadamia nuts with the shipment. So there was that too

eBay Price: $300.00

JAPANESE ORIGINAL METROID POSTER

A promo for the game's original release on the Famicom Disk System

eBay Price: Could not sell (how?)

"MARIO" GAME

This is actually a Nintendo World Championships cart that somebody tore the cover off of and "helpfully" relabeled. It's not a gold one, but it's a valuable gray one because of its well-known injury

eBay Price: $5,000

PROTOTYPE FOR SPACE INVADERS ON THE SNES

Let me put it this way: this version of Space Invaders was one of the last games to be released for the SNES, and it was during a time when the budget for a SNES game was pitifully small. Space Invaders is literally it; there are no graphical or sound enhancements. They really mean "the original game"

Imagine spending forty bucks on that. Then imagine spending three hundred

eBay Price: $299.99

TODAY'S AWESOME FIBER-OPTIC SIGN

Sigh.....if only these things weren't so much

eBay Price: $499.00

THE FAMICOM TITLER

Did you ever know about this? A combination Nintendo machine-slash-video editor, manufactured by Sharp

The machine came with a stylus and a keyboard. It was for adding subtitles to videos, but could also add the same text to Famicom game footage. Useful for reviewers

It is also the only Famicom (or NES for that matter) with an S-Video connection, the sharpest hookup possible

eBay Price: $315.00

CLUB NINTENDO "MARIO & LUIGI" SOUNDTRACK CD

I could fill up this entire page just with cool things the Japanese Club Nintendo got that we never did

eBay Price: $45.00

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG IN A HAWAIIAN SHIRT HOLDING A WATERMELON PLUSHIE

It totally works. It just does

eBay Price: $129.99

MEGA MAN 4 SIGNED BY KEIJI INAFUNE

Keiji Inafune is the creator of Mega Man. If you didn't know that, you're either a gaming newbie or a current representative at Capcom

eBay Price: $400

ONE PS3

A Japanese exclusive, but you knew that

eBay Price: $500

CHRONO CROSS PREVIEW DISCS

It is unknown if these differ in any way from the final retail version (other than the way they look). They are only playable on blue debug-model Playstations

eBay Price: $489.99

PRISONER OF WAR PREVIEW DISC

What's so special about this one? THIS preview is for a game that never came out

The seller happened to have a debug PS2, which he made these screenshots from

eBay Price: $229.99

ATARI JAGUAR MULTICART KIT

A recent development in the collector's market has been the Flash Cart. This is a shell you insert an SD card (or in this case, burned ROM chips) into, which has been filled with every game that came out for that system. Then you can play everything a classic console had to offer, on the original machine

So if you have the Jaguar Multicart, you can play all....the...great games....the Jaguar had

eBay Price: $100

"THE JOY OF SEX" FOR PHILLIPS CD-I

Um. What's the gameplay like?

eBay Price: $50

NINTENDO 64 DISK DRIVE DEVELOPER'S UNIT

If there are alternate versions of all the other consoles, there would have to be one for the 64DD, but we thought we'd never see it

The cosmetic difference is the blue entry slot. The 64DD has only ten games. Maybe someone can make more now

eBay Price: $5000.00

"BEST OF EBTV DEMONSTRATION DVD"

"EBTV" was the constant annoying loop of commercials and sassy people that Electronics Boutique played on TVs near the ceiling of every store they owned

They were soon bought out by GameStop, who proceeded to do the same thing

eBay Price: $30.00

PS VITA KIOSK

To give you an idea of how badly Vita sold, this kiosk was disconnected and put up for sale less than two years after its release

Nevertheless, it's a very nice kiosk. The price is nice too, but that's because it was local pickup only, in Missouri

eBay Price: $120.00

37 VGA-LAMINATED COPIES OF KILLER INSTINCT

"Once I preserved one, I just couldn't stop!"

eBay Price: $3,709.39

LEGEND OF ZELDA KEY HOLDER

Not an official product, but it should be

Over 500 had been made and sold by the time this snapshot was taken. I'm envious I didn't think of it

eBay Price: $12

EVERYTHING

Michael Thommason, (former) owner of what the Guinness Book of World Records identified as the largest video game collection on Earth at over eleven thousand titles, sold the entire lot for three-quarters of a million dollars

That's it; TYCEH has jumped the shark. Anything we show from this point will pale in comparison to this. It's impossible to go any higher

Panoramic views: 1 2 3 4

GameGavel Price: $750,250.00


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