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  • Differences in Collecting

    Today, I read a story about a guy who found a MIB Nintendo Kid Icarus video game in his mom's attic when cleaning it out. I played Nintendo back in the day and don't think it was a rare game. However it is rare, according to the story, to find it MIB and was valued at roughly $8K. So I am wondering why it would be worth that. Can't you just buy a loosed boxed version and piece together all the items in mint condition and reseal it? It is not like a rare late 70's Joe set that has been decarded and needs a special plastic bubble to be put back on the card to be displayed. Further, how do you know the contents are in there and once you open it, is it no longer special. I get that people like a box for display, but there are a lot of boxes out there for a lot less. I won't even mention the repros. LOL.

    I think it would be similar to a MIB Land Adventurer. It is a common item, that can be found boxed, just rare to find unopened MIB. But I don't think it would be more than triple the value of a regular boxed LA. I am not MIB collector so I can't speak to prices that way.
    Last edited by Aiwaloki; 08-06-2019, 06:26 AM.
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    Yeah, video games can be really pricey. Some games are common, like Contra, but command a high price because everyone wants a copy. Just like Joe, comics, figures, etc, it all depends on the game, condition, rarity, and demand. Right now, NES games are in demand, but prices have peaked and, like everything else, the collector's who wanted the games have the games and are moving on to other systems.
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