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5:45 PM on 02.10.2014

16GB iPhone with 'rare' Flappy Bird going for Ł6 million

You can find all sorts of stuff on eBay. I like finding rare games and seeing if I can get a good deal (I'm currently still trying to snag a copy of Die Hard Arcade for Sega Saturn for under $30) but sometimes some deals just...

Ian Bonds


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4:22 PM on 01.26.2014

Nintendo World Championship won't sell for $99,902

[Update 2] I reached out to the seller and unfortunately the winning bidder has retracted his offer. "The unfortunate reality is the second I approached the winning buyer with payment options, they retracted their bid claimin...

Wesley Ruscher

9:30 AM on 11.26.2013

There are 8,000 Xbox Ones and 9,000 PS4s on eBay

There are approximately 8,000 Xbox One listings on eBay (7,925, to be exact) right now. We were sent word this morning that nearly 7,000 Xbox One consoles sold on eBay over the launch weekend, and that more than 12,000 of the...

Dale North

10:30 AM on 10.08.2013

This Dreamcast 15th anniversary watch is beautiful

I am still somehow madly in love with the Dreamcast, even 15 years later. Someone in Japan is just as sick as I am as they thought it would be a good idea to release a commemorative anniversary watch. This silver and stainles...

Dale North

8:00 PM on 05.27.2013

eBay Germany supports Wii U's lack of restrictions

Whoever manages eBay Germany's Facebook page must be a huge Nintendo fan -- or at least is a master at capitalizing on current gamer worries and frustrations. It's apparent that Xbox One is charting a dark path, and the jury'...

Tony Ponce

1:30 PM on 04.25.2013

Every (Japanese) GBA cartridge ever released for sale

Wouldn't it be cool to own every Game Boy Advance cartridge ever? It's still one of my favorite systems, and I've become obsessed with owning as many carts as possible these last few years. Trips to Japan have me bringing bac...

Dale North

4:45 PM on 02.07.2013

$550,000 eBay auction for 330 consoles, 6850 games

Wow. So who's got half a million to spare for an ultimate collection of videogames? The eBay lister videogames.museum is getting rid of his massive collection, which consists of 330 consoles, 6850 games, 220 controllers, 185 ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 AM on 12.01.2012

Who wants to buy every Japanese GBA game ever?

There is something very awe-inspiring about seeing every game for a particular platform in one place, like looking out an airplane window while flying over a major city and feeling like a god who could reshape the land with b...

Tony Ponce

12:30 PM on 11.26.2012

Cardboard Wii U GamePad enjoys eBay bid of $91,300.00

A terrible cardboard cutout of a Wii U GamePad currently has a bid of $91,300.00 on eBay. The fact someone put the unconvincing replica on eBay is funny enough, but the number of "accidental" bids coming in are icin...

Jim Sterling

3:00 PM on 11.23.2012

Black Friday finds: $12,000 sealed yellow-boxed SNES game

You could hit the stores and get those $30 copies of EA games from earlier this year. Or! Or you could go way back to the Super Nintendo era and get the kids something they'd really love.  Actually, kids wouldn't even pl...

Dale North

8:30 AM on 09.03.2012

Resident Evil 6 stolen, being sold for ludicrous amounts

A small quantity of Resident Evil 6 copies have been thieved and are floating around Europe, waiting to be purchased. It was originally reported that a retailer in Poland had broken street date by a month, but Capcom has conf...

Jim Sterling





4:30 PM on 08.06.2012

How about a $200,000 NES Mario/Duck Hunt prototype

I loved my Super Mario Bros. / Duck Hunt cartridge, but I wouldn't give $3 for that sh*t now. What makes this guy think someone is going to pay $200,000 for a prototype cartridge with these games on it (also includes Wor...

Dale North

8:30 AM on 06.13.2012

Diablo III real money auctions live, people spending $$$

Diablo III's real money auction house went live last night, and people are already proving that they have more money than sense. Within hours of it opening up, folks are gleefully pumping more of their own hard earned cash in...

Jim Sterling



Skylanders toys sell for ludicrous prices on eBay photo
Skylanders toys sell for ludicrous prices on eBay
by Jim Sterling

I still remember the craze that surrounded the Furbie, the Beanie Baby, and the Teletubby doll. Marketing overlords have a terrifying sorcery in their employ that allows them to turn ordinary humans into ravening beasts, lustful for scraps of molded plastic and stitched cloth full of wool. Skylanders, it seems, is the latest diminutive idol to weave its stick voodoo. 

A lovely man from Activision who probably shouldn't be seen talking to me sent along a helpful link to an eBay page recently, one full of Skylanders for sale at exorbitant prices. Despite having been launched only late last year, the series of figures is already full of rarities and special edition figures. It's highly manufactured hype, but it seems to be working. 

The rare "purple metallic" Cynder toy seems to rake in sums in the area of $200. It was exclusive to the New York Toy Fair, although judging from the eBay list, everybody in America has one. One fellow in the UK flogged a collection of six gold and silver figures for $1,260.46. Meanwhile, another seller shifted five three-packs of metallic blue variants for $650 apiece, for a grand total of $3250!

What's weird about the Skylanders craze is that Christmas is long gone by now. These toy fads usually happen in the run up to the holidays, as parents desperately scrabble to buy their kids' respect with material goods. Apparently, Skylanders is evergreen, and it's making mad cheddar for enterprising collectors.

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7:30 PM on 12.15.2011

Sealed R.O.B. NES set listed on eBay for $15,999

Hahahah! $16,000 for an old game system? F*ck that! That's a decent car. That's a downpayment on a house. In my head that's a custom pizza brick oven in your backyard and a Korg Karma and two Pembroke Welsh Corgis to add to t...

Dale North

7:00 PM on 11.21.2011

Modded Skylanders toys are even MORE awesome

I haven't gotten around to playing Skylanders yet, but I dig the concept. You collect little figurines then zap them into the game? Brilliant! And when you aren't playing the game, you can play around with the figures by them...

Tony Ponce