Before I get into today’s auctions, I just want to mention an upcoming documentary on the world of arcades in Japan called 100 Yen: The Japanese Arcade Experience. If you’ve already seen the trailer, I’m sure you’re as excited as I am. Arcades in North America were a big deal during the 80’s, sure, but in Japan they were huge back then and still are today. The documentary was directed by Brad Crawford who lived in Japan from 2005 to 2008 (originally from Winnipeg Manitoba Canada). While he was over there, he got the chance to live the arcade experience of Japan and it inspired him to make this movie. But enough from me, check out the trailer!
You can get a copy of the movie (not released yet) by donating $35 here at Indiegogo.com (this is what I did). You can also get to a digital download for $15. In both cases you get a special thanks in the movie’s credits! There are 25 days left on this offer guys.
Now, let’s get to the auctions of the day. There are some very amazing items here but prices are all over the place as usual lol…
Mortal Kombat Scorpion Sideshow EX Signed and Numbered Artist Proof – The exclusive version of this statue was limited to 300 but there are also 15 artist proof versions that were made before the final 300. This is #3 of the 15 artist proof statues. It was also signed by the president of Pop Culture Shock Collectibles, Jerry Macaluso. By the way, this statue is friggin’ huge!
Resident Evil Apocalypse Bloodied RPD Shirt – This shirt was used in filming the movie Resident Evil Apocalypse (the 2nd movie). Wardrobe items are the easiest to get as far as movie props go because so many are made to supply production without a shortage. This means many pieces of clothing or costumes that were never actually used on set are often sold. This shirt however was used while fliming. You can tell by the blood splatter all over it (faded due to a possible wash). Pretty cool but the first bid is wayyy too high.
Nintendo Keychains – Here’s a nice collection of Nintendo keychains. This auction was brought to our attention by Nightram from VideogameMM.com who was shown the auction by JohnSonic1. The reason for this chain of “check this out” is that there is one very interesting and rare Earthbound keychain in the mix here. It turns out another member of VideogameMM, SoulDreamX, once had this keychain but couldn’t find evidence of it until now. Cool story and an awesome collectible.
Mother (Earthbound) 1+2 Coca-Cola Keychains (Full Set) – These Earthbound keychains were more recently released with the 2003 GBA game. This is a full set though… not easy to get all at once. Make an offer! Not sure how low they will go however.
Sonic 15th Anniversary Statue – There’s one very high bid on this statue. You have to be careful when you see a single bid that seems to be too high. Sellers sometimes do this to give their price “credit” to encourage buyers. That’s not to say this statue is very common of course…
Sega “Coming Soon” Neon Sign – Still in the original shipping box complete with inspection signatures for quality assurance! A pretty snappy set-up.