The first auction we are showing today is about as interesting as it gets. Mega Man fans can look over this for hours thinking of the many steps and departments involved before a game is released. This is actually a fax (not the original sketch) for the working cover art for the North American release of Mega Man 5. The value comes down because it’s not the original sketch, but you get to see something here that you wouldn’t see on the original. There are notes for changes needed on the design…
Nearly all of the notes were followed for the final cover art for the game. The image of Rush would be replaced with the new character Tango the cat but the suggestion of where to put Rush is different on the final look. The biggest changes from these notes are the changing of Mega Man’s arm from the buster to the launching fist and the reversing of the moon and the earth to put Mega Man in space rather than simply looking up at it (you can see craters in the moon above on the working sketch).
Mega Man 5 (GB) Working Cover Art Notes – This is, without question, a great piece of Mega Man history. The full page is of course larger than the image above. There is a blank side to the paper with four pieces of tape suggesting something else (likely typed notes) was attached. It’s also cool to note the date of the fax. On the top edge, you can see it was faxed May 31st 1994. This places the fax roughly 3 months before the North American release of the game. I suggest making the seller an offer of maybe $185… I have a feeling that would do it and give you a nice price reduction. Congrats to the future buyer!
Some more great auctions listed here today people… check em out.
Killzone Jacket – This is a rare jacket given to Sony employees. It’s actually a quality item and is quite rare.
Ultima II (Sealed Long Box) Apple II – Fans of the Ultima series often look for rare copies of the games. This is exactly that… and, to top it off, it’s still factory sealed.
The Official Nintendo Sticker Album – Some readers may recognize this right away. Anyone else have one of these? Included in this auction is a 5-pack of untouched stickers.
Nintendo Mario Bros / Zelda Wood Chest – VGA has actually listed this a couple times in the past. The auction has a bit more than a day left and the current bid is reasonable.
Pac-Man Maniac Pin – Here’s a very angry looking Pac-Man with legs lol. A random item for pin collectors.
Pac-Man Necklace – The only reason I included this was for the chance that one of our readers will recognize this as something they had once and would like to have once again.
Docs Gametimer (Game Boy Storage Case) – When the Gameboy was released, many carrying cases were released to cover the gamers’ need to keep their Gameboy in top shape while they take it place to place. I had a hard plastic clip-close case that did the job well. This case however is far better and the original box is included.
NES Collection Starter – This auction is very strange. It’s being listed for one day only… You get the console, 2 controllers, zapper, and 13 games. Most of the games come with the manual, sleeve, and box but… they are in pretty rough shape. The starting bid is only $1 but the reserve is higher. I’m not sure how this one will work out…
The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess Wolf Link Midna Statue Ltd 750 – Another impressive statue from First 4 Figures. This was a limited production of 750.
Kirby Fire/Sword Figure – It’s cool to note the Sword Kirby wears what looks like Link’s cap. But, if you look closer, you will notice it has a ball at the end like a sleeping cap. It is dream land after all… lol
Racing Dreams Zelda Car – Ok, here’s a weird item. It’s a “one-time production run” for the Johnny Lightning Racing Dreams cars. Hmm… a Zelda racing car… strange.