Cache in the Attic

The drake that laid the golden Drake

Proving that us videogamers really are just big kids, a lot of videogame related toys have sold for stunning amounts on eBay this month. The most noteworthy of these is a golden vinyl Uncharted 3 toy said to be one of only 11 in the world. “For ages...

Gold Skylanders land a packet

It seems fitting to start off this month’s eBay round-up by talking about the one eBay-related story that gained the attention of the press. A set of rare silver and gold Skylanders figures ended at a colossal $1,263 (£797) on 18th February. That’s on top of the £30...

Do you catch Sonic’s drift?

It has been said that during the winter, sales of retro games boom as a lot of people spend their evenings staying in the warm and thus need entertaining. We wouldn’t be surprised if a few people hope to recreate the magic of a Christmas long gone by...

eBay round-up: limited edition edition

Usually our eBay round-ups are distinctly retro flavoured, but we’re kicking this month’s run down off with some new games. The Sonic Generations Collector’s Edition is highly sought after, especially seeing it wasn’t released in the US. This big box pack, which comes with a Sonic statue and...

Forever dreaming of Dreamcast

We’ll kick off this month’s eBay round-up with Dreamcast malarkey, seeing it was 12 years ago this month that the system was released in Europe. Selling for a fair old whack was a game that has only just been re-released – Resident Evil: Code Veronica. It wasn’t the...

The purse sized Sega Master System

If you follow the retro scene you must have heard of TecToy at some point. They’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things Sega in Brazil, not just publishing their games but also developing new ones and even managing to release a few unpublished games that Europe never saw....

Sorted for Metal Gear

Loose copies of the lazily titled Sega Game Pack 4 in 1 on GameGear are just as easy to find as Sonic or Columns. Trying to find a boxed copy, however, is an incredibly tricky task as Sega produced only a small amount. When it does appear boxed...

Mario paint

You can’t get any rarer than something that’s one of a kind. With this in mind, I’m surprised that there aren’t more people out there customising their consoles. There’s certainly a demand for them on eBay – a NES-style custom GBA SP went for £51 (14 bids) earlier...

Little Samson, big price

Loose copies of Taito’s Little Samson on NES can fetch up to £100 due to its rarity. You’d think that a complete copy would only fetch a little more, but not so – this new and sealed copy netted a US seller $5,500.00 (£3,444.39) after 29 bids. What...

Pokemon and on and on

After finding a boxed Game Boy Color in a charity shop for £2 earlier this month, most of my searches on eBay have been Game Boy related. As such, you can probably guess what format I’m going to kick off this month’s eBay round-up with. Despite being in...

Desperately seeking Suidoken

The humble GameGear has gained more than a little attention on these hallowed pages this month. First we covered the fact that Sega are re-releasing their 8-bit hits on the 3DS’s virtual console, and then we chose the uber obscure Kuni-Chan’s Game Paradise for our monthly retro feature....

3D with glasses

Every month we trawl eBay’s completed listings to find stuff of interest that has sold for vast sums. Why? Because it feels so good. With the 3DS now in the back pockets* of thousands, if not millions of gamers I thought it would be a fine idea to...