Tuesday, October 30, 2007


This is probably the oddest thing I've found on ebay regarding videogames. According to the description this is a 6-in-1 console, being able to play games for the Genesis, TurboGraphx 16, Sega Cd and more. Odd? A lot, so you better check out the respective auction. Who knows, maybe someone out there has $500 to spend on this monster.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Lovely ZX Spectrum 48k Bundle

Admittedly the ZX Spectrum, Europe's best loved 8-bit computer, is easy to track down and buy rather cheaply. Still, this excellent Speccie bundle @ eBay is definitely worth checking out. It's cheap, comes with 13 boxed games, hundreds of pages worth of reading material, all the necessary cables/adapters and the seller ships worldwide.

Monday, October 22, 2007

eBay Rampage: Sega MegaDrive

The eBay Rampage, the latest (still underdeveloped) idea to hit Retro Treasures and something you're looking at right now, will hopefully turn into a regular feature of the blog, providing you with collections of usually thematic links from eBay. Expect at least one update (complete with small evolutionary step) to the series per week. Now, on to our latest 16-bit Sega MegaDrive discoveries.

YES! A rare Sega Multi-Mega with games. Worldwide, ends 26 Oct. 2007.

The Death and Return of Superman, and it's as rare as it sounds (uhh, very). Europe only, ends 23 Oct. 2007.

Sega MegaDrive Sonic Pack & 4 extra games. Worldwide, ends 27 Oct. 2007.

Sega MD II & Sega CD II with 10 games. UK only, ends 24 Oct. 2007.

25 boxed MD games. UK only, ends 30 Oct. 2007.

Streets of Rage 2. Europe & Australia, ends 26 Oct. 2007.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Atari Jaguar CD & Games

The Atari Jaguar CD, just like the Sega CD before it, was more than a CD add-on. It featured a variety of custom chips, extra memory, Jeff Minter firmware and managed to bolster the already doomed Jaguar's hardware specs. What's more, now that that the Jag's encryption codes have entered the public domain and cds are cheaper than hankies, the Jaguar CD is where the vibrant Jaguar homebrew scene is working its wonders and an essential accessory for Atari gamers.

Problem is the Jag CD, being almost a rarity, usually commands respectable eBay prices, sometimes even over 60£/85 euros. This boxed Jaguar CD & games auction, on the other hand, might just be a more reasonable bargain. The console on sale comes in its original box with complete instructions etc and you'll also get 2 demo cds and the Blue Lightning game. Seller only ships to Europe.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sonic Pocket Adventure (Neo Geo Pocket)

The Neo Geo Pocket wasn't the most successful handheld ever, but it was one of the first to get a proper Sonic the Hedgehog game (and a lovely Metal Slug one too). Sonic Pocket Adventure was released back in 1999 and is an almost direct port of the brilliant Genesis/MegaDrive Sonic 2 game. Now, all you have left to do is read an IGN review and buy a dead cheap brand new Sonic Pocket Adventure at Play-Asia. Grabbing a Neo Geo Pocket might come in handy too...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

SD Gundam Dimension War (Virtual Boy)

Allegedly one of the rarest Nintendo Virtual Boy carts and one of the not particularly common games that sport a £499.00 Buy It Now price: SD Gundam Dimension War.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Vectrex Protector Limited Edition

Released as a limited edition of 100 copies, Vectrex Protector is a defender clone and one of the most sought after games for the Vectrex system. Protector was created by Alex Herbert in 2003. Rarity? top of the scale and if the "buy it now" price of $320 is anything to go by bidding is going to be hectic

A pristine copy (#74 of 100) has just appeared on ebay

Protector Limited Edition on ebay.com

Review from stageselect.com
Vectrex systems on ebay (scarce....)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dreamcast Dreampoint Casio Portable TV Divers

Nebachadnezzar, a mysterious gaming entity, discovered the amazing rare SEGA collectible pictured right above this well-placed paragraph and are probably already drooling over. It is after all a Dreamcast Dreampoint Casio Portable TV Divers, or to put it another way an official Dreamcast Mini TV.

The TV was given (only in Japan) as a reward for collecting 10,ooo Dreampoints. The TV is a high-res splash-proof little thingy, that's easily connected to a Dreamcast (or any console for that matter) and comes complete with a SEGA Thank You letter. This 12-ounce, 2.3-inch-screen TV offers color viewing for up to four hours on four AA batteries. It also has the capability to receive both VHF and UHF channels.

Grab this rare, new and unused Dreamcast Casio Mini TV with a nice Thank You note only @ eBay. Seller based in Hong Kong, ships worldwide.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Complete 2-seat SEGA Rally Arcade

No need for further descriptions really. It's the actual thing, it's got two screens, two seats, two everything and it's up for grabs. The SEGA Rally arcade has hit eBay. Only for UK bidders.

Friday, October 5, 2007

The Nintendo Famicom Netwok System

Now that's indeed rare, as even me, an omnipresent being obsessed with pr0n, didn't even know it existed. What's that? Well, the Nintendo Famicom (NES in the West) Network System, that's what. The first ever console online system or to be more cynical a modem/BBS service combo for Nintendo's classic console.

The Famicom Network System was released in 1988 and turned the 8-bit Famicom into an online enabled games machine, that allowed for ...er... online multiplayer gaming and offered a few more services. Surely though you can click here and find out more. Then you could overdo it and grab a complete Famicom Network System @ eBay. Seller ships worldwide.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Lovely and pretty rare Amiga 1500 bundle

The Amiga 1500, released only in the UK in 1990, is one of the rarer Commodore Amiga models and one that originally sold for £999. The machine was in essence an Amiga 2000 without a hard-drive but with an extra floppy disk drive, a version 6.2 motherboard and an updated Kickstart. The Amiga 1500 is obviously A500 compatible, meaning hundreds of top quality games can be enjoyed, and comes with 1MB of RAM. More info on this obscure model can be found over at Old-Computers.com, Amiga History and Lemon Amiga.

What's more, an impressive Amiga 1500 bundle has shown up at eBay. The computer comes complete with monitor, manuals, mouse, printer, joystick, wacky stuff like an ultra rare Amiga Tutorial VHS tape, books, tons of disks and a ich selection of boxed games including Civilization, Shadow of the Beast II, Sim City and Final Fight. Grab this Amiga 1500 lot only @ eBay. Seller ships to UK only.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Dreamcast Zip Drive

Perhaps the rarest Dreamcast peripheral ever is currently on sale over at eBay in the good ol' US of A. The Dreamcast Zip Drive is a one off prototype, which unfortunately never reached mass production.

The description on the item's sale page goes like this...

"The Zip Drive extension box was designed for the Sega Dreamcast. There is a physical connection that joins the setup game console with the extension box. This was the only prototype in the world. It never made it to manufacturing since Sega had cancelled their hardware gaming console business plans The original purpose of the extension box was to save game scores to the Zip media and load additional players characters into the Dreamcast games. This is a rare collectible item for the serious gamer connoisseur."

But at US $1,631.02, (at the time of writing) and still not having met it's reserve price, if you want it (like I do) you'd better dig deep into those pockets...

Seller ships to the US only, so you'll also have to live on that side of the pond...
(Thanks to Nick944 of the Planet Dreamcast Forum for discovering this piece of Dreamcast history!)