Authentic Super Star Fox Weekend 1993 Prize Bomber Jacket
Ever hear of the Super StarFox Weekend Competition? Most haven’t. Instead of me paraphrasing SNES Central, I figured I’d just quote their briefing:
The Super StarFox Weekend was a contest run by Nintendo to promote the release of StarFox. A similar contest was held in Europe. The competition occurred at approximately 1500 to 2000 locations. This game was produced in small quantities for the purpose of the contest, making this one of the rarest SNES games released. – SNES Central
Bottom line is this. There was a competition, and insanely rare Star Fox Competition jackets were given out to winners of the tourney. These jackets pop up on eBay frequently so I’m not sure how many were made and there’s currently one Authentic Super Star Fox Weekend 1993 Prize Bomber Jacket for sale. I do know that there’s always a buyer out there and currently the auction had one bidder at $400.
Description of Star Fox Competition Jacket
Here is the link to the auction first and foremost. There’s 8 hours left so if you were one of those insane Star Fox collectors and were waiting for this jacket to come around, now’s a good chance to get in there with a bid.
Here’s what the seller says:
The Super StarFox Weekend competition was held at 1500 – 2000 locations in the United States during the weekend of April 30 – May 2, 1993. The purpose of the competition was to promote the release of StarFox, which at the time was the largest single release in video game history to that point (with some 1.7 million carts available worldwide at launch). The hype was likely deemed necessary by Nintendo to recoup the investment made in the development of the Super FX chip, which had been in development since before the SNES was even released.Each store provided t-shirts to players who scored above a certain number of points in the competition. The highest score at each store received this bomber jacket emblazoned with the Super Starfox Weekend logo on the back and the Nintendo logo on the front lapel. As there was only one jacket available per store, these are an exceptionally rare collector’s item.
This auction is for one of a pair of authentic Starfox Super Weekend prize jackets that I have in my possession. Both are completely identical, both have never been worn beyond a brief test fit, and have been hanging in a closet for the past 25 years. Both are Adult XL. Once this one sells, I will post the other one, so if you come up short on the bidding, know that there is one more available!The jackets were won at the Toys R Us on Edinger and Goldenwest in Huntington Beach, CA and at the Electronics Boutique in the Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA.
A seller who takes time to write a description like this are very rare so it’s appreciated that they can share their insights as well as some history. Definitely a cool piece of video game history that it on my bucket list of items to purchase down the road.