The Disk-Kun games are almost the Famicom equivalent of the Nintendo World Championship cartridges, although much more common in theory.
Back in 1987 Nintendo ambitiously wanted to link all of Japan’s Famicoms through a network similar to a much simpler Internet. To test out the system, Nintendo put off competitions where participants got to play Disk System games and then submit their scores through a faxing style system. Each of the competitions had a specific prize, all in the yellow plastic case in the shape of Disk-Kun (the Famicom mascot).
One of the Mario Bros. Game & Watch prizes is currently available. This was actually from the third competition, which was for Famicom Grand Prix F1 Race. Another item given out was a Grand Prix F1 Race driverâ€™s license, on which was printer your name, score, rank and store.
Numbers thrown around seem to be roughly 10,000 (6,000 to high scorers and 4,000 in a raffle).
This is often one of the more expensive tournament prizes because both Famicom and Game & Watch collectors want to get their hands on these. This has fetched over $2,000 before, but that was for a complete almost new version with all the original papers.
Remember that ex Sega employee who had all the shirts and stuff, as well as the mystery auction? Looks like hes done. Check out some of his completed stuff here.
This is a very rare video game collectible: a display box for Video Game Gum and four boxes: Zaxxon, Donkey Kong Junior, Donkey Kong and Frogger. The boxes are shaped like the original arcade game consoles and still have the gum inside (DO NOT eat the gum though, these are some very old gum boxes!). They are in excellent condition (although the Donkey Kong Jr. box is missing a bit of glue).
I just found a Q*Bert gum box and am including it with the set.
The gum boxes are 4 1/8″ inches tall, 1 1/4″ inch wide and 1 1/4″ inch deep. The display box is 4 1/4″ tall, 8″ wide, and 5 1/2″ deep.
Topp’s, best known as the baseball card company, produced these in 1983 at the height if the video game phenomenon, but they didn’t sell very well so not many were sold. Yeah, I am asking for a lot of money but, from my research they are really in demand. As with all of my items, just make me an offer I can’t refuse.
NES Vindicators (HES Version) – If you’re unsure of
who HES are, they were a games distributor in Australia. This cart
happens to be the hardest to find for the HES set – one of only four to
appear on eBay in as many years.