The Swords and Shields ceremony is a Blizzard tradition that began back in 1996. With this ceremony, they recognize the years of dedication and commitment of individual employees. Several times a year, Blizzard employees around the world gather to celebrate the five-, ten-, and fifteen-year milestones of their friends and colleagues where each recipient is honored with their service award. Five years of service are awarded a sword; ten year veterans receive a shield; fifteen years of service is recognized with a special ring; and this year marks the first time Blizzard employees will celebrate twenty years of service. Who knows what they’ll end up with.
The type of sword given to five-year recipients is different each year, but the shield and ring designs have remained largely unchanged.
Rare Limited Edition Halo 2 Xbox Ice Blue Console – Released in Canada and Asia. The console was translucent blue and retailed for approximately $249. Included with the Ice Blue console was a matching Controller S, a special Halo green headset and a copy of Halo 2. The difference between the Asian and Canadian Halo 2 versions can be seen in the Xbox’s jewel. The Asian version has a black jewel, while the Canadian version has a silver jewel.
Intelivision Robot Rubble – The funny thing about this the proto once sold for $400 and now the homebrew, is almost at that price.
Vintage Metal PAC-MAN Video Arcade Game Straight Pin
Assassins Creed Costume With Real Weapons – Seller implies it is licensed.
Half-life 2 Autographed Marquee
Square Enix Members 2009 Gold Reward – Calender and Soundtrack collection in a super fancy box.
Sealed Vintage Nintendo Gameboy Watch
SEALED NEW Street Gangs Nintendo NES PAL-Exclusive – French Blister sealed River City Ransom.
Mirror’s Edge Steelbook – This Steelbook was exclusive to Spain. Crazy bids so far.
Fallout 3 statue action figure Brotherhood of Steel – Last one sold for good money.