Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Got $10,000 to blow? Buy me this 'complete collection' of TurboDuo systems and games

OK, you can buy it for yourself if you'd like. I certainly wouldn't complain if you bought it for me, though.

Regardless of who you purchase it for, you'd probably like to know what this "complete collection" includes before hitting this eBay auction's "Buy it Now" button (here), right?

Well, for starters, it includes one boxed TurboDuo system in mint condition and three unboxed TurboDuo systems in excellent condition. It also includes an Arcade Card (which allows you to play all of the system's Arcade Card titles), a "Diving Board" card (which allows you to play imports) and 129 North American and 30 Japanese games.

                 Just a few of the games that could be yours ... if you've got $10,000 to blow.

Although I'm hardly the TurboGrafx-16 expert I once was, this auction's asking price seems a bit high to me--especially since a number of the included games are "loose" (they don't come with a case and/or manual). Also, this so-called complete collection lacks the most magnificent Arcade Card title of them all: Madou Monogatari.

(Via retro-treasures.blogspot.com)


Viewtiful_Justin said...

That's way steep. I mean...I understand that they're kind of collector's items now...and it's a pretty complete library...but...Yikes.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yikes is right, Justin. I really can't imagine this collection is worth such a sum. The seller seems open to offers, though, so maybe he just thought he'd start high?

Sean said...

I have to agree with that "yikes" assessment. I don't know if there are any really valuable rarities in that list of games he's got, but it still sounds way too high.

By way of comparison the entire Famicom cart collection (1051 carts, way more than the number of games he is selling) went for only $7,000 at Mandarake a couple years back.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Sean: Yeah, if this guy were selling four TurboDuos, one of them boxed and mint, and all Turbo and PCE games MAYBE I could see charging $10,000. Even then I think it would be a stretch for all but the most desperate, gullible and loaded.

As it is, too many of the games are loose and it's missing many, MANY games. Oh, and, like you said, there aren't many rarities in the current collection. I know Magical Chase can go for a pretty penny, but most of the others seem common enough to me...