Live Game Collectibles Auction

Portland Retro Gaming Expo Auction
Auctioneers at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo auction in 2017.

For the past 7 years the PRGE collectibles auction has been one of our most popular events.

The 2018 live auction will occur on the evening of Saturday, October 20, 2018 in The Portland Ballroom on the second floor (take the stairs or elevators from the south lobby area of the Convention Center). Most of the auction items will be on display at the PRGE information booth located in the Retrocade prior to the auction and will be moved to the auction hall prior to the auction dinner at 6:00 PM. Cash bar will be available with adult beverages for attendees 21 and older.


Auction Schedule - Saturday, October 20, 2018

  • 6:00 PM - Doors open for the auction dinner (reservations only, see below).
  • 7:00 PM - Doors open to general seating for auction
  • 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Registration for auction bidders
  • 8:00 PM - Auction begins
  • 9:00 PM - Auction ends, auction settlement begins


NEW FOR 2018: Optional Auction Dinner!

For those who want an early peek at the auction items we are introducing catered dinner just before the auction right in the auditorium! DINNER IS OPTIONAL. You can still attend the auction if you don't buy dinner.

  • Dinner is $50 per seat and includes dinner and dessert buffet and non-alcoholic beverages. Vegetarian and vegan options available.
  • The dinner buffet starts at 6:00 PM in the Portland Ballroom on the second floor. Dinner includes:
    • Salad of artichoke hearts, feta cheese, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red and yellow bell peppers, pine nuts, curly endive, bibb lettuce, torn greens and xeres vinaigrette
    • Orzo salad, roasted vegetables, balsamic onions, briar rose creamery goat cheese ricotta cheese tortellini, parmesan fondue, pine nuts
    • Chicken saltimbocca, prosciutto, sage and pan juices salmon, tomato basil garlic gremolata
    • Garlic breadsticks
    • Tiramisu and cannoli for dessert
    • freshly brewed coffee, decaf and hot tea
  • Cash bar will be available with adult beverages for attendees 21 and older.
  • Dinner attendees get preferred seating at the auction and can preview the auction items between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM before the room is opened to the public.
  • Great opportunity to meet PRGE VIPs in a casual setting.

There are a limited number of seats available for the dinner. Please use the dinner order form to request your seats and we will send you an invoice via PayPal once your order is received. Seating is assigned and we will seat your party together. Once your order is placed and paid, there are not refunds if you are unable to attend. You can transfer your seat to another person.


Reserve dinner seats for the auction here »



Submitting Items for the 2018 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.

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, visit the auction item submission form. PRGE staff will review all submissions and notify you if you ritem has been selected for auction. You must be present at the auction for your item to be auctioned.

The final list of items for auction is subject to change.



2018 Auction Items

More items may be added to the auction before it begins.

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Playstation 2 retail box light sign. Photo 1

3' Playstation 2 dealer display lightbox sign used at retail stores.

Mario Kart: Double Dash standee Photo 1

A standee for the 2003 Nintendo Gamecube game Mario Kart: Double Dash. There is a little separation between the standee graphic and the stand towards the bottom, as well as a crease in the middle, which is due to how it was initially shipped and stored. It still stands just fine and the graphic side is in great condition

Cruise Chaser Blassty - Squaresoft PC-8801 Game And Soundtrack Record Photo 1
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Released by Square for the Japanese PC-88 format in 1986, Cruise Chaser Blassty is a sci-fi RPG developed in collaboration with Sunrise, the anime studio behind Gundam. It was directed by Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, and is the first game with music by Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu. In fact, the game includes a flexidisc vinyl record containing its soundtrack. There is also a fairly large art book inside with illustrations of the game's mecha. The game comes on two floppy disks with picture sleeves, and it also includes the instruction manual and a catalog of Square's other PC titles. An amazing and rare find for any collectors of Square or Final Fantasy memorabilia!

Notes on condition from the seller: I cannot test the disks and do not know if they still function. The box has some dings and small stains, as well as a splotch on the front that I think is dried glue or rubber cement. The insides are in good condition.

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Fully functional Sharp NES TV including original controllers and remote control. One foot is broken off but included with the system.

Unused 7-11 promotional posters/Decals/slurpee flavor labels/badges from the release of the Super Mario Bros. movie Photo 1
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3 large posters 3 Collector cups ads 6 Slurpee machine labels 12 badges 1 shipping tube.

Embossed Plastic Hanging Nintendo Logo Dealer Display Sign Photo 1
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Size: Approximately 4 feet long and 17 inches tall

New promotional Goldeneye dealer display standee Photo 1

Standee is unfolded.

New and sealed Sony PSP 3000 System - two available Photo 1

NewPSP 3000 Systems, boxes in excellent condition - This is a "pick auction" where the final bid price is for one of the two units and the winning bidder gets to pick if they want one or both. If the second unit is not purchased, we lower the bid price and start again to sell the second unit.

Only known existing Electradice arcade machine by Nutting Associates Photo 1
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The only known Electradice arcade machine made by Nutting associates, manufacturer of the Nolan Bushnell-conceived game Computer Space.

Cardboard dealer display for WarioWare Touched Photo 1
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Large retail display for the game WarioWare Touched on the DS. Has fur on one side of the sign where Warios mustache is, so it looks like the sign actually has hair. The display is 27 inches tall, and 19 inches long. The sign is in very good cosmetic condition, and has no major issues. One side looks sun faded due to being used in a game store.

Nintendo NES Neon Sign Photo 1
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Model number NESM37XB. fully functional with normal wear for its age.

Metroid Zero Mission standee Photo 1
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Retail standee for gameboy advance Metroid Zero Mission. Minor wear from use.

PS2 Slim Demo Unit "Dummy System" Photo 1
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These are "fake" plastic molded systems that were the display system(s) on each of their respective demo units. They have no internal guts, they are plastic molded versions of the system with pictures of the ports (on cardboard) or non-functioning ports w/ no input.

PS2 Fat Demo Unit "Dummy System" Photo 1
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These are "fake" plastic molded systems that were the display system(s) on each of their respective demo units. They have no internal guts, they are plastic molded versions of the system with pictures of the ports (on cardboard) or non-functioning ports w/ no input.

Pokemon Red & Blue Retail Banner Photo 1

This item is a Pokemon Red & Blue Retail Banner that was used to promote the games at video game retailers. Banner measures 36" wide by 26" high. Condition is good, with a few minor scuffs. Wooden dowels run at the top and bottom of the banner, and the original metal clips for hanging the banner are present.

1992 Sonic 2 promotional banner Photo 1

3'x5' vinyl banner promoting the up coming Sega Genesis release of Sonic 2 in 1992

NBA Jam promotional banner from 1993 Photo 1

3'x4' banner from 1993 promoting NBA Jam

Nintendo Super Mario Bros. 3 walkie talkies - New in box - 2 sets available Photo 1
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2 brand new never opened in box 1990 super Mario 3 walkie talkies. This is a "pick auction" where the final bid price is for one of the two units and the winning bidder gets to pick if they want one or both. If the second unit is not purchased, we lower the bid price and start again to sell the second unit.

World of Nintendo 2-sided dealer display sign Photo 1
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Light wear on one side. Opposite side has a crack.