Rare Video Game Auctions from Japan
I stumbled upon a seller who has listed an enormous amount of rare video game auctions from Japan. And yes, the seller is from Japan which makes sense as you don’t see a lot of these items for sale on eBay.
The thing with video game collectibles from Japan is that they are obscure, and one might ask why someone would be interested in them if the don’t speak Japanese. Well hardcore collectors get it, but let me put it in a way that I think would make sense.
Japan is the video game capital of the world. It only makes sense as it’s the birth place of Nintendo, who made some pretty amazing games like Super Mario Bros., Mega Man and The Legend of Zelda. So the thing for me is that you’ll see so many items in Japan related to these amazing games then you would here in North America, or even Europe. For example, if you simply do a search in Yahoo Japan Auctions for Super Mario World, you’ll see art that you’ve never seen in North America. It’s incredibly unique and rare which is why items video game items from Japan are so desirable to hardcore collectors.
Some of the rarest video game collectibles in the world are from Japan, and most were only available in Japan. Items like the Ocarina of Time by Famitsu Bros which were limited to 1000, or even the rare Final Fantasy VII music box which is rumored to be less than 50 ever made (also priced in the $8000+ area) are examples of incredibly rare items that were only available in Japan. There’s just a whole new world to explore when it comes to game collectibles from Japan. And hardcore collectors don’t care if there’s Japanese writing on the packages as it’s all part of the collecting experience.
With that said, a seller by the name of teyandeh (ebay store here) has listed many incredible pieces. I’ve picked out the ones that I found to be super cool, but perhaps you might find more by visiting their store.
Rare Video Game Auctions from Japan
Japanese Manga LUNAR Vheen – The Story of the Inheritance official comic rpg – Very good, light scratching to dustjacket, slight staining/aging to top edges of pages. Complete with mini-catalogue and flyer. Link
Banpresto SUPER MARIO WORLD Mario Plush Toy nintendo 1991 – Good, some light wear/aging. Link
Japan Nintendo YOSHI ISLAND Toy Cameras Set of 3 1990s super mario world – Set of 3 toy cameras. When you look through the viewfinder you can see a picture which changes when the dial is turned. Link
BOMBERMAN MEDALMAN 03 Ao-bon Takara Hudson 1996 b-daman – New/unopened, some light wear to packaging. Link
Japan Bandai 1980s SUPER MARIO BROTHERS 3 Keshi Figures Set of 3 Nintendo – Set of 3 “keshigomu” PVC figures. Link
Japan Sega Sonic The Hedgehog Plush Toy 1994 High Tech Park Carnival segasonic – Measures approx. 23cm tall. Some wear but nothing major. Link
Japan Banpresto SUPER MARIO WORLD FB COLLECTION Set of 7 Figures 1993 Nintendo – Wow. incredibly rare set you won’t find anywhere else. Good~Very Good, some light wear/marks. Complete with capsules (scratching from storage) and six minibooks (some bending/creasing). Link
Japan Capcom STREET FIGHTER II Plush Toys Full Set of 12 1990s SF2 ufo catcher – Very good. Some minor wear/aging to some toys, but about as good condition as you are likely to find these in. It’s the complete set and last time I saw a complete set was 3 years ago. Link
Japan Bandai FINAL FANTASY VI FB COLLECTION Part 2 Full Set of 8 Figures 1994 – New/unopened except Relm (very good condition). Sold as seen. Link
Japan Bandai CHRONO CROSS SWING Full Set of 6 Keychain Figures (New) squaresoft – Chrono Cross Chrono Swing (Bandai/Square, 1999) new and unopened. Link
Japan Bandai FINAL FANTASY VI FF SWING Set of 10 Keychain Figures 1994 square 6 – New in packaging (Strago’s packaging has come open) except Celes (very good condition) and Sabin (missing keychain, some wear/markings – see photos). Includes one Part 2 booklet. Sold as seen. Link
Japan Banpresto POKEMON Glow-in-the-Dark Keyholders FULL SET OF 8 soft vinyl – Full set of 8 glow-in-the-dark soft vinyl keyholders. Pocket Monsters Soft Keyholder 7 – Chikukou Type (Banpresto, 1999). Link
Japan Nintendo YOSSY PANORAMA CAMERA prize item 1990s Shogakukan Yoshi Mario SFC – Shogakukan Tokusei Yossy Panorama Camera (Nintendo/Shogakukan, 199x). Link
Japan Banpresto SUPER MARIO WORLD T-SHIRT Mario & Yoshi Nintendo 1993 Official – “Free Size” (one size fits all) but probably a pretty small size by Western standards. Length is 68 cm; neck width is 16cm. Link
Japan Hudson Soft BOMBERMAN BOMBER CAMERA prize item 1996 – Pretty neat item. Camera was won in a contest of some sort. 35mm fixed-focus camera. Prize item. Link
Japan Bandai FINAL FANTASY VIII FF Stationery Set of 6 Erasers 1999 Square 8 – Haven’t seen these eraers in a long time. Pretty cool to own for a Final Fantasy collector. Link