Whirlo is noticeable for two reasons. First, it’s one of the rarest PAL SNES releases and secondly, the main character has a pitchfork.
I’ve never played the game, but from what I understand it’s brutally hard – one hit kills and difficult physics. It was first a 1992 Japanese release known as Xandra No Daibouken in and then released in PAL format a couple years later. It was never released in in North America, although I think a US proto was found at one point.
Auction Here – Loose carts normally sell for around $180 – $200 US. Not sure what the price is on a CIB copy. Thanks mariaud!
Ripple Island Japanese Pencil Pen Metal Case – From Sunsoft, this was an exclusive mail-order product by the Japanese magazine SunClub, limited to 1000 copies.
ColecoVision Quest for Quintana Roo case of 6 by Sunrise – You know me and shipping cases. Seller has a Campaign 84 case as well.
1992 Street Fighter Keychain Set – From Placo Toys, features Dhalsim, Guile, Ryu, Chun-Li, E. Honda, Zangief, Ken & Blanka.
Shadow of the Colossus – The First Colossus Kotobukiya Massive Statue – Several years ago, Kotobukiya (a manufacturer of high-end, pop-culture statues) released a beautiful statue inspired by the classic game Shadow of the Colossus. The statue depicts the game’s protagonist, Wander, as he valiantly confronts the game’s first colossus. This statue is very fragile and it is quite common to find them with some type of imperfection.