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Countdown Till Christmas Contest Voting

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Well, it’s time to decide the winner. Make sure you send all your friends and family to vote for you if you made the cut!

Thanks again for everyone who took the time to submit something. You guys are what really make the site. Sorry we couldn’t choose all your auctions.

Voting closes on Monday, so get started!

Once again here are the ten finalists:

1. Yoshi’s Story International Version Demo Cart

yoshis story international version n64 nintendo 64

Sold for $82.77

Apparently, this Nintendo 64 cart was rumoured to be in existence for N64 collectors, but had yet to be confirmed. One collectors just vaguely remembered seeing one during the N64 heyday in Japan. Oddly, it’s U.S. release game according to the serial code (NUS-USA/CAN-1), but the text is all in Japanese.

Submitted By: Michael P Dougherty II

Sidenote: Michael, you’re a great writer. Interested in some guest posts sometime?

2. Rare Game Boy Console Collection

I’m not a Game Boy collector, but I do recognize that there are a TON of system variants and special releases out there. This auction pulled together a bunch of the rarer, and Japan only exclusives.

It included:

Game Boy Pocket Famitsu Edition – Only sold with a magazine of the same name.Game Boy Pocket Famitsu Edition

Game Boy Pocket Imagineer – Never sold at retail, only given out as a gift at a presentation of an N64 game. Only 2000 produced.
Game Boy Pocket Imagineer

Game Boy Light Pokemon Center Toyko Exclusive – Breifly sold in one Toykp store for the Pokemon store grand opening.
Game Boy Light Pokemon Center Toyko Exclusive 

Game Boy Advance SP Star Light Gold Edition – Toys R Us Exclusive.Game Boy Advance SP Star Light Gold Edition

Game Boy Advance SP Final Fantasy Tactics Pearl White – Only available as a bundle with the game.
Game Boy Advance SP Final Fantasy Tactics Pearl White

Game Boy Light Osamu Tezuka Limed Astro Boy Special – Only sold at Osmau Tezuka World Store i n Tokyo.
Game Boy Light Osamu Tezuka Limed Astro Boy Special

Game Boy Light Osamu Tezuka – Similar to the above, only sold at the opening for a limited time period.
Game Boy Light Osamu Tezuka

Game Boy Advance SP 20th Anniversary Famicom Edition – Apparently only 1000 of these were made and were given away in a contest.
Game Boy Advance SP 20th Anniversary Famicom Edition

Sold for $463.49

Submitted by: jcalder8

3. Grand Theft Auto III (PS2) Signed By Jack Thompson

grand theft auto III jack thompson

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Jack Thompson. If so, than you know the irony that this auction presents. Personally signed at this year’s VGXPO in Philadelphia where Mr. Thompson participated in an open panel debate about violence in video games. Also, 100% of the sale will go to the Child’s play charity.

Now, I have to credit skcin7 for listing this auction, specifically to enter this contest. That wasn’t forbid in the rules, so I applaud his ingenuity. However, couldn’t you have at least thrown us a link in the auction?

=(

BIN: $4,000.00

Submitted By: skcin7

Sidenote: I just read that Wikipedia Entry on Jack – Wow… just wow.

4. Inflatable Game Station

iflatable game station 1
inflatable game station 2 inflatable game station 3

11x17x10 inflatable station, with ultra comfy inflatable chairs, XBOX 360, 84″ adjustable screen and 7.1 surround sound speakers. Wow.

This baby could no doubt pay for itself if you set it up at a fair/carnival/festival.

One bid at $2,000 with one day to go.

Submitted By: porschepunk

5. Nintendo 64 Millennium Controller

Nintendo 64 Millennium Controller

This controller was offered in a Nintendo Power contest, and limited to 1000 units produced. Never available for sale, they were only available to winners of a random drawing. Even better, this is #1 of 1000! Seller states that this is the second one they have ever seen sold, and most are still unaccounted for by collectors.

BIN $199.99

Submitted By: ultima_games

6. Nintendo Super Mario Bread Sculpture with Rhodes Dough

nintendo mario sculpture

Sold for $2.40

This is one of those auctions that needs to description. Just check out that picture, wow. The fact this auction received four bids only goes to showcase how absolutely stunning this auction is. Well done.

Submitted By: Docman217

7. Toshiba Gears of War Satellite X205-SLi1 Gaming Laptop

toshiba gears of war laptop

Sold For $1,800.00

This is a very snazzy one of a kind custom Gears of War Laptop made by Toshiba. Apparently this was Grand Prize from a Gears of War tournament held at Digital Life ’07. It’s a brand new Satellite X205-SLi1 model that was custom made with the Gears of War “Cog Sign” or “Gears Symbol” in red on a black background with a glossy finish to celebrate Gears of War New release on the PC. Apparently there were four of these made by Toshiba, each made with a differnt graphics and for a differnt purpose.

Submitted By: porschepunk

8. The Act (Limited Production Arcade Standup)

the act arcade game

Sold for $2,551.00

I`m not much of an arcade guy, but I did manage to find this auction pretty interesting.

It`s a limited run arcade game cabinet called “The Act”, an innovative Personality Video game created by Cecropia. At this time, Cecropia has decided not to proceed with additional manufacturing and large-scale distribution of The Act. They`ve decided to make a very limited number of cabinets available via eBay. These cabinets are complete cabinets requiring only minimal configuration changes to make it ready to go into a location. They are in working condition.

The design is very unique and is intended to attract attention at the location and to make it easy to work on when necessary. The display is a high quality flat panel monitor. There may be some minor scratches due to it being field tested in the Boston area.

This is a very limited production run — only 8 cabinets were made in total. It is highly unlikely that an additional production run of this cabinet will ever be done again.

For more information on The Act, please look at http://www.cecropia.com/the_act/. For more information on what Cecropia is doing now, please take a look at http://www.cecropia.com/.

Submitted By: bird-one

9. Atari XE Game Machine Blueprint

atari xe lueprint

Sold For $9.93

You know at gameSniped we love internal documents. What`s better than memos and letters… blueprints of course! This is a Top Case XE Game Machine Keyboard Diagram for the Atari XE. Original Authentic Actual Internal Company Blueprint from ATARI Inc. cira 1987.

Even better, there`s still more internal docs in the sellers store.

Submitted By: porschepunk

10. Mortal Kombat Game Mask

mortal kombat sub zero

Sold For $159.00

You have to love auction descriptions like this one. All caps and no paragraphs. Fun times.

Areaways, this is a huge custom made Sub Zero mask and bust with sword. I`m still not sure if I think this is awesome, or if someone got ripped off. Either way, this auction got my attention.

Submitted By: tyhana

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  1. Still including the Jack Thompson Vice City? I’m disappointed. As I see it, the wording of the contest was “*find* an interesting auction”. Not *create* one. You can’t say I’m a sore loser or biased, because I didn’t even enter this particular contest.

    Still, Link has the final say. Sorry for ruining any post-Christmas spirit, but I felt the need to speak up.

  2. I said it before even if I wasn’t one of the finalists I would still think it’s unfair but since I am it really sucks since I pretty much have no hope because in my books he cheated by placing his own ad that he knew would get him the win.

  3. The “cog symbol” thing is called the “Crimson Omen” just so you know :p

    That gameboy auction is badass. I used to be really into collection GB variants (I still have a good 20 or so from across the system’s lifespan) but the ones posted are definitely the cream of the crop for the most part.

  4. I’m confused…why are people voting for the GTA listed/submitted by skcin7. Do they just have 70 people voting for them, or are everyday readers voting for this?

  5. The link for the Millennium Controller redirects to the Inflatable Station.

    Just thought you’d like to know…and I’d like to take a look at the auction as well =/

  6. Well I sure hope this is going to run until the end of day on Monday, give me time to try and squeeze in a few more voters. Come on PLEASE 😀

  7. Hi guys, only just found this site, so nice work.

    Can anyone give me any more info on the Yoshi’s Story International Version cartridge? The auction’s expired, and I’m depressed that I didn’t know about it earlier, as I would easily have paid over $100 for it.

    Also, I was linked to this page from another forum, and so I’m not sure exactly what the competition’s about. Is it simply to find the best video game auction of the year?

    Cheers,
    Franklint

  8. Hey Frank, this is an old contest. We should be doing it again this year around Christmas time. I will see if I can find what info I have on the cartridge and do a new post.

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