I just noticed now that eBay is offering a “Warranty” option on their hardware auctions. Seems eBay wants to do it all and although this is proper given the fact that people can be screwed out of something they bought a month ago on eBay. I am just thinking of the headaches that those sellers have to put up with now because of this new option. I wonder how it works as I didn’t do any readings on it yet but is the seller is liable if something doesn’t work after a month or does paypal cover it with insurance? It’s interesting but in the end the most important thing is that the buyer is protected.
Anyways, moving I just wanted to say that I am not too big into custom things such as statues or props from video games, but sometimes it’s cool to see what gamers can come up with. Especially when the gamer is a good artist it stirs quite a pool of interested buyers. Speaking of custom statues, this Resident Evil Custom William Birkin Statue isn’t exactly what you’d expect, it’s still VERY cool that someone made a statue of his William Birkins “last form”. For those who don’t understasnd what I am talking about, basically in Resident Evil 2 a mad scientist named William Birkin injects himself with the G-Virus in which he transforms into a monster. Throughout the game his form changes into different “types”, which statue being “Type-4” which is the last form you see him in. I will always remember this form because of how it was presented to the gamer. *Spoil Alert!*, in the end of Resident Evil 2, you are trapped in a train where you meet dead on with William’s Type-4 form. He’s so big that he practically takes up the whole screen/train. So as you are shooting at him you are truely amazed of how big this monster is. For all these years I never understood why such a signature form was never created into a statue. I suppose that the statue would be so huge it would make it impossible to ship, but then why not create something highly limited like for example limited to 50? I am almost certain 50 buyers would jump on this statue priced at $500. But, instead we will never see a statue dedicated to Williams Last form thus we have to settle with custom made ones which isn’t a bad thing. I can see the seller basically took the Toy Biz Tyrant and added a bunch of tenticles to it. It looks disgusting and by looking at the tray underneth the statue, it looks like it was taken out of the oven just to heat up the clay (or whatever it is made out of). An ugly looking piece, but perfect for Resident Evil fans :).
Other Video Game Auctions:
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Gamestop Italy Employee Launch Kit #079/420 – There’s no description from the seller about this piece in the auction, but I guess we can
figure out that this is an Italien released Uncharted 3 Drake’s Deception Gamestop launch kit. It is also signed however I am not sure who signed it. It also comes with a letter which always adds value. Thanks **Alec!
8 New Sealed PS1 RPG Lot – Here’s a cool RPG lot thats sealed. Although you might think that Greatest hits don’t hold value you’d be surprised. I’ve seen Greatest hits versions go for quite a lot on auction but it always depends of the game being offered. Thanks **AP!
GHOSTS ‘N GOBLINS – NINTENDO NES – BRAND NEW – I’m a little surprised that this jumped $800 since yesterday! IT’s over $1000 now and I’d figure that sealed game collectors are picky with their selection since there’s a small tear/sticker mark at the top right of the game but I guess I am wrong.
Nintendo DS IS-Nitro-Emulator Development Kit – Seller says: “Up for sale is one IS-Nitro-Emulator with the DS Lite controller. This is NOT a normal DS, and will NOT play retail games. Supplied is the system, controller, and power supply. You will need a PC and software for Windows to successfully use this unit. It is USED, so it has scratches and wear and tear from actual development, but I have loaded the demo program on it with no issues.”
I also found a bunch of vintage/new Nintendo displays coming from the same seller. He has signs of all shapes and sizes! Click here to check out what seller “gamesafe” has to offer.
Sony Development Tool DTP-T1000
Nintendo New Release & Top Ten Signs
Nintendo NES world class service center yellow control deck test cartridge
Nintendo NES M8 M-8 display promo merchandising retail demo unit complete kiosk