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Retrogaming’s Most Expensive Sticker (Sonic the Hedgehog Sega Master System US)

The Sega Master System version of Sonic was the last and final title in US, roughly in October of 1991. This game, along with several others (listed below) were originally released in PAL countries and instead of making an NTSC version, they just slapped some US UPC stickers on the cases and imported them. The reasoning was presumably that the Master System was basically dead in the States by that time. With Sega of America busy pushing the Genesis, these releases would not have been a priority.

Everything about this game and packaging is the same as a European release with with the exception of the UPC sticker placed on the outside of the case.

I believe the other games were Strider, Golden Axe Warrior and Spiderman. Prices for those three are really all over the place depending on how it’s listed and how sick someone is of looking for a copy. You really shouldn’t pay more than $20 – $50 for either of these with patience, although I have seen a Golden Axe sell for $90 (these numbers are from 2011)

As for Sonic, you are looking at $500 -$1000 in general. This has sold for $900 and $600 in the past, so I’m not sure what the going rate for it right now is. Back in Dec. 2011 one sold for US $981.33.

Auction Here (Sticker looks pretty lousy)

Also:

Sony Playstation 3 750GB – Mentioning because it’s a custom painted pearl white with clear coat finish.
Intellivision Left Turn Only Homebrew – Sold out on the official site.
Uncharted Drake’s Fortune Rare Limited Edition Kit
Heavenly Sword Rare and Limited Edition Kit PS3
God of War 3 Kit Rare Limited Edition PS3
Heavy Rain Special Edition PS3
Uncharted Among Thieves Rare Limited Edition Kit PS3
1989 Wilton Nintendo Super Mario Cookie Cutters
Sony Playstation 2 – TOOL Dev Kit
Atari Safari Duffel Bag – This is awesome, and also only $5.00.
Square Enix Members Ultimate 2010-2011 Rewards
Vintage Taiwan Funtech A’can Game Console – Never heard of this, but it’s attracting some attention.

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  1. The Funtech Super A-Can happens to be one of the most sought-after game systems ever made. Its a half clone of the SNES in terms of design but with its own game carts, and the graphics are supposedly a little BETTER than the Super Nintendos…

  2. Yeah how can you trust the sticker. Almost anyone can make one of those and slap it on. So you paying 95% of the price for a barcode sticker? good luck, and ENJOY YOUR STICKER

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