What are the Most Expensive Nintendo 64 Items in 2018?
Through the years Game Life finds all type of items online, and we try to categorize them all in the same post with a common theme. Sometimes we’re not able to do that so we generalize all the great findings into one convenient post for you. But today we stumbled upon so many great N64 items that we had to put them all in a bunch! These are, however, high ticket items which begs the question, what are the most expensive Nintendo 64 items in 2018?
N64 Collectibles in 2018
If you’re collecting N64 items then you’re aware that most of the top collectibles are in the “store display” category.
The same could be said for other consoles, but it seems particularly in the N64 category that store displays are very hard to come by. You see many original NES and even SNES store displays but for N64 they are few to none.
With that said lets move onto some of Game Life’s findings.
3D Official Nintendo 64 Store Sign RARE COLLECTOR ITEM
The 3D N64 logo is really the iconic look that Nintendo was looking for. From the color choices to the sheer simplicity, the Nintendo64 logo became a hit.
Retail stores would order this 3D Nintendo 64 sign and many of us remember seeing this sign hang in the electronics section of Toys R US. Such n iconic piece and incredibly rare.
Although this 3D Nintendo sign has seen better days, it’s slightly faded. Definitely a piece that belongs in a video game museum!
Nintendo 64 Light Sign Retail Kiosk Display
Now this Nintendo 64 Backlit 36″ Sign is the most expensive out of all the items here today. IT’s priced at $1499. However, the item is being sold as NOS (New Old Stock).
To find any store display item from the N64 era brand new is like finding a needle in a haystack. If you want to see how this looks like click: N64 Blacklit 36″ Sign
This is as close as you will get to owning a very rare Nintendo sign that’s brand new. It’s truly the iconic looking sign as almost every retail store would have this sign sticking out like a sore thumb in the game/electronics department.
What puzzles me about this auction is how the seller was able to keep the N64 sign box in such amazing shape, let alone having the thing unopened. It’s like they KNEW this thing was going to be worth something…
1996 NINTENDO 64 U.S. Launch Employee Promotional Watch
I know what you’re thinking. The price of $499 is just insane for a watch that looks old and beat up.
Well, it’s not insane for someone who collects N64 stuff. Specifically this rare watch that was issued to VIP’s and executives to commemorate the Fall 1964 US Launch of Nintendo 64.
Sure it’s beat up, but it’s beat up with love. 90’s love from a special time that you can’t get back anymore.
It includes a silver tone case, NINTENDO embossed into the leather strap on each side and original display stand. So it seems nothing is missing except for the executive ;).
Nintendo 64 Toys R Us Preorder Bonus Promo Bag
The price of this original Nintendo 64 Preorder bag is on the lower end of things. You got this bag if you preordered the N64. Although it doesn’t look high end, who cares right? It has the Nintendo 64 logo on it which is what any teenage boy and girl cared about!
The bag will set you back at $99.
Official Nintendo 64 N64 Employee Store Display Sign Promo Wall Clock
There seems to be a common theme with these rare Nintendo 64 items. They are either “employee” related or store related. This particular “Big N64” Wall Clock was used in retail shops. I had a friend who was working at Toys R Us back in the day and he said they would give out random promotional stuff when it came in the delivery from Nintendo’s warhouse, and this clock was one of those items.
So I am guessing that some retail shops put the clock up, while others said “screw it” since they already have a clock and then just gave it away to one of their employees (probably through a raffle or some kind of “insider” connection).
There’s two auctions right now, one clock is in better condition than the other and comes with the original box, both priced at $500.
Pick your poison…
Nintendo 64 Blockbuster Video Hard Shell Rental Carry Case
I can see only two scenarios. The first one is the collector, who as a kid, would go to blockbuster every weekend and rent the Nintendo 64 which came with this carrying case.
The second scenario is just a collector who wants to spend money on something and just feels like buying this case. In either situation it’s still a pretty cool buy.
Well the fact that Blockbuster doesn’t exist anymore. For some of us, it was a safe haven of video game viewing fun where we would go with our parents and check out the newest N64 games. On top of it, the Blockbuster Video Hard Shell Rental Carry Case is excellent to store you extremely expensive N64 consoles.
Food for though?