Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas Gift Ideas for Game Collectors

Buying Christmas gifts for game collectors can be tricky. They usually own all the easy to find games for their favorite systems. Maybe your lucky and the collector on your list is starting to collect a new console and has a huge list of games they need, but more often then not their collection is almost complete.

I hear from collectors all the time "I only need 6 more games to have the complete NES collection". So what do you get for these collectors? Here are a few ebay auctions up for sale right now that I'm pretty sure they don't own:

1992 Campus Challenge

1992 Campus Challenge
A video game collector has listed his copy of Nintendo Campus Challenge 1992 on ebay. The game is one of three known to exist and is for the Super Nintendo.

The opening bid is $15,000 which definitely sounds like a lot but the 1991 Campus Challenge for NES recently sold for $20K. So this gift is almost too cheap to pass up.

Pepsi Invaders

Pepsi Invaders Atari
If $15,000 is a bit out of your price range maybe you can afford something for $1,500 instead. Pepsi Invaders for Atari 2600 is up for sale now.

Pepsi Invaders was made by Coke and given away at a Coke sales convention. Only 125 were ever made.

Caltron 6-in-1

Not as rare as the other two, Caltron 6-in-1 is selling for $9.99 right now and will probably close at around $150-200. That's 1-100th the price of Campus Challenge 92.

Caltron 6-in-1 is an unlicensed game with six games on the cartridge. All of them are notoriously bad though so don't expect the collector to play it very long.

Whatever your budget is give the gift of game collecting this year - buy a rare game for a loved one.


Anonymous said...

Who buys a $15000 Christmas present?

JJ Hendricks said...

@ anonymous - I've always wondered the same thing, but I see car ads this time of year with bows on the cars and people getting car keys in boxes. As if cars are a common Christmas present.

So there must be people out there who spend that kind of money on Christmas. My wife and I have a much, much smaller budget ($50) so $15K seems excessive to me.

Matthew said...

This site has fairly high prices, but they also have unique, custom stuff no one else does. It's all geared around NES, for the most part. Would delight any gamer to get any of these as presents:

You can even buy brand new multi-colored NES game cases for projects (like all those you see on DIY sites), rather than destroying old games.

RedNintendoWii said...

Wow. I had no idea a SNES game could be worth so much.

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