At some point you’d think the valuable collectibles of the world would all be purchased, never to be found at a flea market or local thrift store again. The classic tale of treasure found in an unexpected place still thrives though. A North Carolina woman spent $7.99 on an old Nintendo game at a Goodwill store. The game – Stadium Events – is apparently one of the rarest ever sold and is worth $15,000.
She knew what she had when she took it and other games to local shop Save Point Video Games. Owner Wilder Hamm couldn’t keep his poker face when he saw it. From Kotaku:
“Normally in this business, we try not to show our cards,” Hamm said. “We’re not in the business of ripping people off but, you show that kind of excitement, they start expecting a mountain of money.”
He couldn’t make a reasonable offer for the cartridge, which was in good condition, so the woman plans to put it on eBay. Keep an eye out for it—and if you like to spend time at thrift stores on the hunt, it just may pay off. You never know.
The line of jumbo size Kenner figures by Gentle Giant is one of my favorite toy series available right now. I love seeing the 3 3/4″ Kenner originals scaled to 12″ through digital scans and modeling. The line is continuing with bounty hunter IG-88. He’s fully articulated and ready to bring in his target. The figure comes on an Empire Strikes Back inspired blister card that is just as cool as the actual collectible.
Pre-order now for shipment in Q3.
See more images of the figure after the break.
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Do you want to own a Star Trek: The Next Generation prop replica that is sure to be noticed? Then you need a Ressikan flute!
Captain Picard played the instrument in the episode “The Inner Light,” and this replica is a 1:1 scale copy. It’s handcrafted by writer of the show Morgan Grendel and comes in a case ready for display. It doesn’t seem to be playable, so it’s mostly just for show. You could walk around pretending to play it though, no one would judge you!
Watch a clip after the break showing the flute in the series.
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This cute Harley Quinn Pullip style doll from New York Comic Con is now available online! You can pre-order now, and it should arrive in November.
Product Page ($144.99)
The latest star of Gentle Giant’s jumbo-sized Kenner figure reproductions is none other than the cutest droid of them all: the power droid! He’s not so little now either. This figure stands 7.5″ tall and it was digitally scanned from an original mint Kenner 3.75″ figure. Plus, it comes in a re-sealable 1977-style blister card pack.
I’m really tempted to collect all the droids in this collection.
Pre-order now! The estimated release date is Q2 2013.
Product Page ($90)
Harley Quinn has ditched her old look in favor of this even skimpier outfit. Sigh.
Still, the 8.5″ statue will look nice when paired with the version coming out for her 20th birthday. Both collectibles were sculpted by Jack Mathews. You can pre-order this now (and it will probably go fast) for shipment in January 2013.
Product Page ($78.99)
The gorgeous Warehouse 13 Tesla replica is back on sale for a very limited run. It’s almost completely digitally modeled from the original television prop—hand-built from more than 70 parts and made with extreme care.
This run is only 500 pieces worldwide. Yeah. So if you need a Tesla, do what you can to get one now before it’s gone.
Product Page ($1,195)
If it happens to sell out at the link above, you can try purchasing from QMx directly.
Harley Quinn made her debut on Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. To celebrate her 20th birthday, DC Collectibles announced a new 9.25″ figure sculpted by Jack Matthews. No word on when you can order it yet, but I would assume it will be before 2012 comes to a close. The design for the statue is based on her appearance in this year’s Batman: Arkham City. Though I can’t deny it’s a beautiful sculpt, I’d much rather have seen one based on her look when she first appeared in the cartoon.
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Looking at this terrifying sculpture of Pyramid Head from Silent Hill 2 has convinced me never to play that game because it would scare the bejeezus out of me. This 1/6 scale figure will be out in November in Japan. Let’s hope most of them manage to stay over there.
See more pictures of the scary statue after the break.
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Remember the time that Ewoks took down a ton of Stormtroopers and Scout Troopers? Yeah, now there’s a collectible for that. This new maquette is coming soon to the Nerd Approved Shop!
This unique take on the final battles of the Star Wars saga with the kind of action befitting the destruction of massive intergalactic governing body. The Scout Trooper is armed with a blaster and his wits, while the three Ewoks attack with axes and the kind of rage you’ll only find in the woods. Measures about 10-inches tall. Limited edition of 1,200 pieces.
Pre-order now—the maquette’s estimated ship date is April 2013. Keep in mind that you can get $10 off the maquette pre-order this week only!
Star Wars Scout Trooper Ewok Attack Maquette—$89.99