Here’s another seller that had a wide variety of rare Japanese imports. Don’t know how he got some of these things but I’m very curious! Seller video-game-ephemera’s inventory focuses more on imported goods, but their the type that you don’t normally find on eBay unlike other imported goods like music Cd’s, games, etc…
I’ll list the items that caught my attention from his list, but like I always say my taste will be different from yours so you should check out what else the seller has. What’s also great about the seller is that he added a detailed description of each item so I’ll quote him for most of the items.
Mega Man: The Wily Wars U.S. Box Art Transparency – A rare and interesting item, this is quite a historic piece! It’s the box art for Mega Man: The Wily Wars that was suppose to be released in the US but got discarded in the end. The seller says; “Capcom sent this transparency to several U.S. video-game magazines before deciding not to publish the game here. It measures 4″ x 5″ and is in excellent condition.”
Hudson Soft Corporate Brochures – Many hardcore gamers will eventually have company favorites. Well, Hudson Soft is one of my favorite game companies. Seller says: “This auction includes two original Hudson Soft corporate brochures, titles “HuMAN” and “I Am Yutaka”. They are undated, but I believe that they were printed in 1989 and 1990, respectively. Both brochures measure approximately 8.5″ x 11″, are printed on high-quality paper and are 16 pages long. The “HuMAN” brochure explains Hudson Soft’s corporate philosophy, and the “I Am Yutaka” brochure details the work and personal life of Yutaka Nagayama, a scenario writer at Hudson whose game credits include a variety of titles from Ys Book I & II to Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales.”
TurboGrafx-16 Direct-Mail Brochure – A great piece for TurboGrafx-16 collectors. Seller says:”This is an original TurboGrafx-16 promotional brochure that NEC mailed to consumers in 1991. It includes information about the TurboGrafx-16 SuperSystem, the TurboGrafx-CD add-on, the TurboExpress handheld and several peripherals, with screen shots and descriptions of 36 different games.”
Capcom Stickers From Japan – An assorted mix of Capcom games/characters from 1990.
Nintendo Virtual Boy Mario Clash (Japan) Promo Sample
Nintendo Virtual Boy (Japanese) in Rare Promo Box
Nintendo Virtual Boy Replacement Eye Shade
Nintendo Virtual Boy Countertop Store Display Kit
Nintendo Virtual Boy Stereo Headphones
Sega Saturn Virtua Fighter CG Portrait Series Complete – “From October 1995 to March 1996, Sega released 10 discs in the Virtua Fighter CG Portrait series for the Sega Saturn in Japan. Each disc focused on a different character from the Virtua Fighter series. They were not technically “games”; instead, they presented a series of CG rendered portraits of the characters participating in various activities to the accompaniment of JPop songs (with karaoke-style subtitles if you wish to sing along). The content may seem quaint in the instant-gratification YouTube era, but at the time of their release, they represented a noble attempt by master game designer Yu Suzuki to promote video-game artistry for its own sake…to raise his creations out of the lurid depths of arcade fighting games into an elegant new media.Each disc featured a small, perforated “proof of purchase” coupon on the back of its OBI strip. If you purchased all 10 discs in the series, detached all of the coupons and mailed them to Sega, your reward was a special 11th disc featuring the secret character Dural. This bonus disc is quite rare, as few people purchased the entire series of all 10 retail discs (at 1,280 yen each) and sent away for the special offer by mail. Also, some collectors claim that the print run of the “Not For Sale” Dural disc was limited, and that some consumers did not receive the Dural disc after sending in their coupons because the supply ran out before all of the orders were filled.This auction includes the complete Virtua Fighter CG Portrait series plus the rare Dural bonus disc, for a total of 11 discs. All of the discs are in excellent condition and have been stored in plastic sleeves to protect the cases from scratches. The “proof of purchase” coupon is missing from each of the first 10 discs, as they were used to obtain the 11th disc. Note that all 11 discs are compatible with Japanese Saturn consoles; I assume that they will not play on unmodified North American Saturn hardware without the use of a device (such as the Action Replay cartridge) that can defeat the console’s region locking. If you’re a fan of Virtua Fighter series, the artistry of Sega and/or the brilliant Yu Suzuki, your collection is not complete without the Virtua Fighter CG Portrait series. This is your chance to obtain the complete set – including the rare “Not For Sale” Dural bonus disc”