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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 04:44 PM

The Value of Xbox Collectibles
Posted by XanTium | June 16 11:44 EST | News Category: Xbox_Xbox360
 
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Over the last half a decade I have been hording Xbox collectibles. All sorts of fun stuff, I have lanyards, faceplates, clothing, toys, cereal boxes, magazines and loads of games and swag. People sometimes criticize me and call me a junk collector or pack rat. But I really feel there is value in my collection. Each item individually may not have a lot of value but in the future as a set it could be worth a pretty penny.

I try to look at today's current trends. Look at the online auction value for some retro swag and games. It is amazing how much collectors will pay to get their hands on a piece of nostalgia. I've seen Mario underwear sell for 100$. This is why it is important you start collecting now while the memorabilia has no real collectors value. You have to forecast into the future. Remember that 20 years from now the kids who grew up with Xbox as their first system will see this stuff as must have nostalgia.


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Posted 16 June 2007 - 04:29 PM

slow news day? i've still got like 1000+ pokemon cards in a box for some day in the future

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 04:43 PM

Still got all my old console's and games n stuff but don't think i could ever part with them, especially my Mega Drive 2 / Mega CD 2 + All my Sonic Games

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 04:45 PM

QUOTE(mlapaglia @ Jun 16 2007, 05:05 PM) View Post

slow news day? i've still got like 1000+ pokemon cards in a box for some day in the future


It's a Saturday jester.gif

Most valuables are only worth something if you keep all the original boxes in prime condition (not faded by sun light etc).

I think original XDK's for Xbox 1 and the Xbox 1 prototypes with AMD processors are the best collectibles.

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 05:02 PM

I bought the Master Chief action figure and am saving it in the box. In like ten years I think someone is going to pay a lot for it on ebay.

I also have all of the old systems back to nintendo, but my most valuable collection pieces are Double Dragon II and Double Dragon III, still in the boxes in mint condition with game manuals and everything complete. I bought Double Dragon III at Blockbuster when they first implemented their "Game Rush." I got it for $3 ;-) I also bought Silent Hill in mint condition, for $5 when they were liquidating their Playstation 1 games.

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 05:28 PM

i have an old xbox 1 still sealed in the box. it is the old sega GT edition which means a 1.1 PAL xbox ;-)

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 10:42 PM

Runs to attic and gets out his old atari system (still working)


awwww river raid, just dont make games like they used to tongue.gif

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 12:48 AM

I was huge into retro gaming when I was a teenager, I have hundreds of cartridges and many systems.

I hope this Mario doll I have is worth something someday, I bought it 7 years ago but it came out in 1996.

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:27 PM

QUOTE(mlapaglia @ Jun 17 2007, 12:05 AM) View Post

i've still got like 1000+ pokemon cards in a box for some day in the future


Amen to pokemon rolleyes.gif




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