If you follow the retro scene you must have heard of TecToy at some point. Theyâ€™re the company who handled all things Sega in Brazil, not just publishing their games but also developing new ones and even managing to release a few unpublished games that Europe never saw.
Just about anything with TecToy on it sells for a handsome amount – like this copy of Buggy Run on Master System that went for Â£56 (6 bids) and this wireless Super Compact Master System which bagged Â£84 on a Buy It Now.
The Tectoy website is a source of fascination – theyâ€™ve recently released a Guitar Hero style-music game for the Mega Drive called Guitar Idol, while their latest iteration of the Master System is actually pretty darn sexy. Does it really need six-button joypads though?
From Master System, to GameGear. A brand new pale blue Japanese system – which comes with Ninkuu, a game based on an anime – sold for Â£132 (23 bids).
A boxed copy of Mortal Kombat 3, which was in fact a European exclusive, went for Â£70 due to its rarity. I hope the seller realises how bad a game it is – it plays like the developer made it during their lunch break.
The Game Gear was pretty bulky, but if for some reason you wanted to make it bigger there was a Handy Gear plastic case that offered extra protection for clumsy gamers. One of these sold for Â£17 (12 bids). A boxed bootleg cart also went for Â£50.51 (10 bids). The box claims it contains 68 games but chances are it only has 10 or so games repeated with different names. We took a look at the murky world of bootleg carts a few months ago.
A brand new Game Boy Advance fetched Â£102 (16 bids), but this was no ordinary GBA – it was a Boktai limited edition with a coffin shaped carry case. Very popular with emo collectors, weâ€™d wager. Boktai, for the uninformed, was a very unique game from Konami which had a solar panel built into the cartridge. This had to be used to charge the main characterâ€™s weapon to destroy his vampire adversaries. A million times cooler than Twilight. The buyer could have even displayed his new purchase in this incredibly retro looking Nintendo display case, which sold for Â£75.89 (8 bids).
Speaking of vampires, the desirable Castlevania: Syphony of the Night continues to sell for a packet even though it has been on XBLA for some time. This one went for Â£108 (16 bids).
Meanwhile a full set of Namco Museum disks with a Namco joystick zapped Â£175 out of somebody. These didnâ€™t review too well back in the day containing a mere five games on each disk but still retailing at almost full price. Theyâ€™re popular with collectors though as the cases spell out NAMCO once lined up.
Nobody wanted this copy of One Piece: Grand Battle on PS1 for Â£100. If youâ€™re wondering why that price is steep itâ€™s because it was only released in Spain.
This 36â€ Spyro plush did sell though – for Â£149.99 on Buy It Now.
The One Piece Ultimate Cruise games on Wii are worth keeping an eye out for, selling at increasingly high amounts. The rare double pack containing both parts went for Â£70 while One Piece Ultimate Cruise Part 2 sold for Â£47.49 on its own. If you want to see how high your eyebrows can go, take a look at the prices on Amazon Marketplace.