Live Auction

The live auction will occur on the evening of Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM in Auditorium C. Most of the auction items will be on display in the Museum prior to the auction. The final list of items for auction is subject to change.

Submitting Items for the 2016 Auction

All PRGE vendors are invited to provide items for the live auction. We may also accept a limited number of items from non-vendors. Items will be authorized for inclusion in the auction at the discretion of the PRGE auction committee. We will be strictly controlling the total number of item auctioned this year to keep the auction from running into overtime.

PRGE does not charge any commission or fees to sellers. It is the responsibility of the seller and winning bidder to complete their transaction after the completion of bidding. PRGE will communicate the seller's preferred form of payment to bidders prior to the auction start.

If you have an item you would like to include in the auction, email the details to auctions@retrogamingexpo.com. We have a limited number of items that we can auction. PRGE staff will pre-authorize all auction items before they are listed on this page.

Reserves

Items with a reserve are not considered sold until the bidding reaches a certain amount pre-chosen by the seller (the reserve amount). The auctioneer will indicate when the reserve has been met. The reserve is usually not disclosed to the audience until it has been met.



Items in the 2016 auction

Item Description Seller Reserve?
Set of 2 employee-issued Nintendo Yoshi watches

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Set of 2 Employee-issued Nintendo Yoshi watches. New in original cases. Both watches for one money.

Josh Hamblin Yes
Startlight Fun Center SNES Kiosk

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From the owner: "It is all original as far as I know and is complete with keys. Comes with original Panasonic CT-1383Y monitor that displays perfect. Normal wear for the years as seen in the picture. Adjustable height lifts and lowers properly and easily."

Tyson Ballantyne No
Hollywood Video Gameboy-style point-of-sale signage

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Point of sale display from Hollywood Video. Size: 39 in left to right, 41 in tall. The inset area behind the screen opening is 20 in wide by 15 in tall. It's made of particle board with a veneer. Shows typical cosmetic wear.

Classics & Oddities No
Playstation 1 kiosk game console

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From the owner: "A Playstation (PS1) Kiosk system. This was hooked up to a kiosk at some point. Works without a kiosk (the red sticker is a lie), but we are unable to test the reset function (if you hook up the bit coming out of the back to the kiosk, the game will play on a timer and reset after a certain length of time). Composite and power cords are included."

Super Smash Games No
Green launch-team-only Duke controller for original Xbox

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From the owner: "A green Duke controller for the original Xbox system. These were only available as part of the launch team Xbox bundle, so they were not for sale and very limited. Controller has been tested and is working."

Super Smash Games No
Gamecube "Born To Play" point of sale banner

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Nintendo Gamecube point of sale banner with six different GC games on it: Waverace Bluestorm, Luigi's Mansion, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pikmin, NBA Courtside and Star Wars Rogue Leader. Approximately 9 feet long by 4 feet tall.

Super Smash Games No
Xbox 360 developer kit

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From the owner: "It includes the Xbox and attached sidecar and a 250gb hard drive (no games or content from what I can tell). It does not include power or any cables or controllers, I used my own to test. Mfg date is 2011/4/5. It boots to a dev menu and can start a dashboard from there. Works with normal power supply though I've read they came with a higher capacity one. Works with normal wireless controllers. It does not load commercial game discs but does play DVD videos (I've read this is correct behavior)."

Ben Vandermeer No
Sega Master System kiosk

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From the owner:
  • Working SMS kiosk - tested, working
  • Right side control pad holder (haven't seen any other kiosks with this still attached)
  • Right side light gun holder
  • Light Gun - tested working
  • Controller, original with joystick nub and right side connected cable - tested, working
  • Video cable
  • Power cable
  • Carts:
    • Ater Burner
    • Fantasy Zone
    • Sega Cards:
    • Ghost House
    • TransBot
    • F-16 Fighting Falcon

Only four of the names listed on the front match the games included.

Additional information:
There are 16 slots for carts and 16 slots for Sega Cards. The cart are labeled 0 -15 and the Cards are labeled 16-31 starting from the right when looking down from the front. Cart So Cart 0 matches with Card 16, Cart 1 corresponds to Card 17, etc. You can only have a card or cart in each of the corresponding locations. 0-4(16-19) are the top four selections on the front panel. 5-8 (20-23) are the second row, etc.

Connecting controllers: There are square openings in the bottom from left and right corners to run the controller cable through. The connectors are in the front. Two for player 2, left side and 2 for player 1 right side. I use CON 3 for the light gun and CON 4 for the controller pad.

I haven't messed with any of the dip switches, or the other connections. I believe the games are on a timer, haven't played with it enough to know. An everdrive sms multicart works in the unit, I had to test the light gun so I used it.

TV in picture not included!

Charles Dysert No
Test Market Nintendo Entertainment System, Complete in Box

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Nintendo initiated a limited test launch process for the NES prior to nationwide release. The first test launch saw the NES and its initial library of eighteen games released in New York City on October 18, 1985, with an initial shipment of 100,000 systems. Each set included a console, two gamepads, a R.O.B., a Zapper, and the Game Paks Gyromite and Duck Hunt.

These original 100,000 systems are easily identified by their unique packaging and other characteristics. They are less commonly found complete in box, much less from the original owner.

Charles is the ORIGINAL OWNER of this NYC test market NES. It is serial # 71,680 of the 100,000 released to test market the NES.

Charles has written up a detailed description of the item which can be downloaded here in PDF format.

Charles Dysert No
N64 Turok 2 demo cart

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Acclaim produced their own Turok 2 Not For Resale carts to be used to demo Turok 2 in store kiosks. This was the first time a non-Nintendo/Rareware Not For Resale cart was made. The Turok 2 demo was used as early as October 1998 in stores such as Toy's R' Us. Out of all the N64 NFR carts, the Turok 2 demo happens to be the most different from its final version. This cart features just the first level, and has tons of beta content.

Just like other Not For Resale carts, these games were supposed to either be thrown out, or returned to the developer when the store was done using it.

Two things about this demo cart: You cannot save your game. The save points do not work and the game does not give you any information about your controller pak when you start the game. Second, this demo does not have a high resolution option. It plays in the standard resolution and makes no mention of the expansion pak if you have one.

Brian Hughes No
"The End" one-of-a-kind homebrew game for Atari 2600

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"The End" is a 100% new Atari 2600 game from Lost Classics. Taking inspiration from Robotron the game is an innovative twin stick shooter. The End requires the Lost Classics controller (included in the auction). Only one copy of the game and one controller has been made and there are currently no plans to produce any more. Truly a one of a kind collector's item! Lost Classics Yes
World of Nintendo dealer display sign

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It's the holy grail of point-of-sale signage, a World of Nintendo dealer display sign. David Hamblin Yes
Super Nintendo Donkey Kong Country "Coming Thanksgiving" vinyl banner

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This sign would likely have hung at a Toys R Us or Walmart to announce the release of the original Donkey Kong Country for the Super Nintendo in the early 90's. It was designed for outdoor use. The material is very heavy-duty - almost like a thick tarp, not just a standard vinyl store banner. It has grommets all the way around for hanging, and air vents so the wind doesn't turn it in to a sail. David Hamblin No
Xbox 360 dealer kiosk


Photo coming soon.
Xbox 360 dealer display kiosk. Matthew Pence - Legendary Games No
Official SEGA Sonic & Knuckles "Rock the Rock" Competition promotional banner

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Screenshot of banner appearance on MTV

Video of the MTV "Rock the Rock" telecast

From the owner, Chris Tang:

"In 1994, at the height of the Genesis system's popularity, SEGA held the largest and most ambitious video game competition the world had ever seen at the time, called "Rock The Rock", which was the definitive SEGA World Championships event. With preliminaries held around the world, 30 or so finalists were flown in from as far as Germany, France, Brazil and Japan to the finals which were held on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, CA. The grand prize was $25,000 plus everything SEGA made for the next 2 years."

"The item for auction here is an official SEGA Sonic & Knuckles "Rock the Rock" Competition promotional banner that was used on-site at the tournament events. These banners appeared on the internationally broadcast MTV special back in 1994, as Sonic & Knuckles was the competition game and the focus of what the tournament was promoting."

"The banner is made out of a sturdy plastic-like material and is printed on both sides. It measures 36" wide by 24" tall and can be mounted using the wooden rod it wraps around at the top, and it is weighted down with another wooden rod at the bottom. It features the iconic Sonic & Knuckles logo, Genesis red stripe branding, and info on a Life Savers promo and the MTV Special / Lock On Technology."

"I was the winner of the Rock the Rock tournament - besides the prizes, SEGA sent me a few of these banners. I have donated some of them to historical organizations such as Patrick Scott Patterson's Archive Alley and the Galloping Ghost Arcade for use as a rare public display piece."

"Since I will be present at PRGE as one of the guests, the lucky winner of the banner in the PRGE auction may also have the item autographed at no extra charge if desired."

Chris Tang No
Box art banners featuring Marc Ericksen artwork

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For 20 years, from 1982 through 2002, Marc Ericksen created box art for almost 100 beloved videogames, from Broderbund's original Choplifter, to Tengen's Tetris. He is responsible for such iconic covers as Data East's Bad Dudes, and Heavy Barrel, to SNK's P.O.W. and Guerrilla War. He did art for Sega Genesis, Atari (Galaga), Maxis, Tengen, 360 Pacific, Strategic Simulations, Avalon Hill, Tronix, Activision, Lucas Arts, Koei, HesWare, Data Age, Hudson Software, Infogrames, Electronic Arts, Data East, Broderbund, and of course, Capcom, and the controversial MegaMan2. Marc also created the original premiere cover art for volume 1 of GamePro Magazine, and 5 subsequent covers, as well as cover art for PC Games Magazine, and point of purchase art for games like Activision's Pitfall.

Marc has generously donated two banners he created for his first booth at PRGE. They show off two of his box art designs: one for Sega Genesis and the other for Atari 7800. All proceeds go to help keep the lights on at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. Our sincere thanks go out to Marc!

Marc Ericksen/PRGE No
Official Tales of Legendia engraved brass telescope (one of 25)

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Many moons ago there was a Namco contest that spanned across several different magazines such as Game Informer, Play and OPM magazines, in which users were given a chance to collect passcodes to win one of the following items:

  • NTSC version Tales of Legendia game for the PlayStation 2
  • Tales of Legendia strategy guide (from BradyGames)
  • Official Tales of Legendia engraved keychain (only 250 ever made!)
  • Official Tales of Legendia engraved brass telescope (only 25 ever made!)
  • Official Tales of Legendia duffel bag with embroidered full-color logo (only 25 ever made!)

Up for auction here is an Official Tales of Legendia engraved brass telescope - one of only 25 produced)!

Gerald Levinzon Yes
Boxed Genesis Miracle Piano with many accessories

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Boxed Genesis Miracle Piano with many accessories.

Included in this auction are:

  • Sega Genesis Miracle Piano with cartridge and cord
  • Nintendo Miracle Piano cartridge and cord
  • Super Nintendo Miracle Piano cartridge and cord
  • Macintosh Miracle Piano disks and cord
  • PC Miracle Piano cord
  • Original Foot pedal, ear buds and AC adapter
  • Various manuals, overlays, warranty cards and promotional materials

Gerald Levinzon Yes
"The Exterminator" Game & Watch game released by Mego under the "Time Out" brand in the US

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It's "The Exterminator," which is one of the four Game & Watch games released by Mego under the "Time Out" brand in the U.S.

Before Nintendo released Game & Watch in the U.S. under its own brand, it licensed four games to Mego. This is one of them, originally released as Vermin in Japan and retitled The Exterminator here. Front says "Mego," back molding (identical to G&W) says "Nintendo."

It's in nice clean condition, looks and works great, has the original battery cover.

Mr. Game and Watch figure is not included.

Chris Kohler No
Prototype box & manual art for SNES game Cacoma Knight in Bizyland

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It is developmental box and manual art for SNES title, Cacoma Knight in Bizyland. These sheets are developmental stage pieces of art to determine things like placement of art on the finished box for the game and manual layout. Included are all of the pieces as a complete set. Recovered from an abandoned building in Las Vegas by a clean-up company.

Nichole Ghougasian of Retro City Games No