Here an item you don’t see everyday, or even have the opportunity to buy. A BLIZZARD Employee Sword! Since they’re given out to employees of Blizzard, the only way to get one is to buy the sword off an employee (or ex!). There are 3 sellers at the moment who are selling off their BLIZZARD Employee Sword
Here are the listing:
Blizzard 5 Year Employee Sword from 2011 – Seller says: “For sale today is an employee sword from 2011. These swords are given to employees for 5 years of service and are not available for sale or distribution to the general public. Included is the original display stand which can be mounted to a wall, but it has never been mounted. The sword was never used or displayed and kept in the original boxes in a cool dry place.”
2012 Blizzard Employee 5-year Ceremony Sword – Seller says: “This is the 2012 Model. It is in In GREAT condition. Has been mounted since received. Both the sword and mount are being sold together. Not in original box. Sword is 42 inches from tip to handle. GREAT FOR BLIZZARD COLLECTORS. TRULY ONE OF A KIND!
BLIZZARD 100% Authentic EMPLOYEE SWORD – 5 Years of Service -2013 – Seller says: “5 YEARS OF SERVICE BLIZZARD EMPLOYEE SWORD. This is the 2013 Model. It is in In Good condition. Sword is 44 inches from tip to handle. By 9 inches. GREAT FOR BLIZZARD COLLECTORS.
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher based in Irvine, California, and is a subsidiary of the American company Activision Blizzard. The company was founded on February 8, 1991, under the name Silicon & Synapse, Inc. by three graduates of the University of California, Los Angeles: Michael Morhaime, Frank Pearce and Allen Adham.
As you can see from the links above there are three swords. Two of them have a wall stand to place the sword (priced at $1200 each), while the solo sword without a stand is pried half of that ($650).
To be completely transparent, it’s hard to gauge how much these swords are worth. It’s not like you can walk into a store and pick it off the shelf. Thus, the value is in the seller’s court. It really comes down what the market decides the value of these swords are (not necessarily supply and demand). There’s few supply, and few demand, so it’s on a unique basis where some Blizzard fan might come along and submit an offer for one of the swords listed.
The only issue with the two swords that have a stand is that the stand itself has the employee name. Now it might be a little awkward to wall-mount the sword with someone else’s name. I would assume the buyer would take the plaque off and replace it with a plaque of their name.
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