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Superlative Metroid

Finding giant standees promoting games of the recent past is easy — because they were produced at a time in which people were aware of their eBay auction value. Older works of cardboard art from the 80’s and 90’s are less common.

This giant 6-foot-8 Super Metroid standee, reaching clear up to the seller’s ceiling and of solitary ownership since 1994, is quite the salivating find….with a couple of disclaimers. One of which is that the price he wants for it is ridiculous, even for an advertising artifact like this (but he is open to offers, so you may be able to get it for less). The other disclaimer is that you have to live in Michigan to buy it, or know someone who does who can pick it up for you.

But if you can get past those requirements…..daaay-um.

Super Metroid 6′ 7.5” Cardboard Standee

Also today:

Afterburnered GBA Remember the Afterburner? Remember the original GBA model, which had a screen so dark some people resorted to wiring in a third-party frontlight? Bad memories…
Menace Beach (Black Cartridge) The unlicensed-by-Nintendo adventures of a boy bombarded by psychos while trying to get to church…wait, I’m thinking of something else
Rare cart versions of fan-made Zelda sequels: Parallel Worlds and Goddess of Wisdom
Weird Looking Super Mario Land “Pionpi” Enemy Toy

Written by Torque Smacky

Other things I've done, written and pooped out can be found in one place: www.platypuscomix.net. I am also the founder and editor of BANG! The Entertainment Paper, a Portland publication spotlighting creative talent.

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