Live Game Collectibles Auction

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

Since 2010, the PRGE collectibles auction has been one of our most popular events.

The 2022’s live auction will occur on the evening of Saturday, October 15 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 Whatnot booth located in the vendor room by the Retrocade prior to the auction, after which they’ll be moved to the Portland Ballroom prior to the auction dinner at 6:00 PM. A cash bar will be available with adult beverages for attendees 21 and older.

This year, the auction will be live streamed on Whatnot. Participants, whether they’re attending in person, or from a location of their choice, will need to utilize the app to place all bids. If a winning bidder isn’t present, the item will be shipped to them. Those present will have any shipping charges refunded if they want to claim their item after the auction.

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Auction Schedule - Saturday, October 15

  • 6:00 PM - Doors open for the auction dinner (reservations only, see below).
  • 7:00 PM - Doors open to general seating for auction
  • 8:00 PM - Auction begins
  • 11:00 PM - Auction ends, auction settlement (as necessary) begins

Add dinner to your auction experience!

For those who want an early peek at the auction items we are introducing catered dinner just before the auction, right in the auditorium! The dinner is optional: you can still attend the auction if you don't buy dinner.

  • Dinner is $65 per seat, or $630 for a table of 10, 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.
  • Menu
    • Salad (GF) - 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. Herb Roasted Potatoes (V/GF). Chicken Saltimbocca (GF) - Prosciutto, Sage and Pan Jus. Salmon (GF) - Tomato, Basil, Garlic, Gremolata. Garlic Breadsticks. Tiramisu. Cannoli. Served with freshly brewed coffee, decaf and hot tea
  • Cash bar will be available with adult beverages for attendees 21 and older.
  • Early access to view the auction’s items (1 hour early)
  • Great opportunity to meet PRGE VIPs in a casual setting

  • There are a limited number of seats available for the dinner. Please contact to request your seats and we will send you an invoice via PayPal once your order is received. Seating is assigned and your group will be seated together. Once your order is placed and paid, refunds will not be issued, although you can transfer a paid seat to another attendee.

    Submitting Items for the 2022 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.

    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 your item has been selected for auction.

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

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    Item Photos Description
    Three Mystery Boxes

    It's a PRGE tradition! Throughout the auction we have three mysterious boxes that pop up and could have anything inside. You buy the box and you get to open it in front of everyone to see what you get. All proceeds benefit PRGE.

    Stadium Events NTSC, CIB

    The most desirable US released NES game, a legendary grail, complete and ready to go!

    Prototype Retron 5

    This unit was used to beta test the Retron 5 hardware and software before it was publicly released to the market. There are subtle differences between this model and the commercially released final production build.

    Four official flash memory development cartridges

    This is an incredible opportunity to own four unique Nintendo prototype development cartridges all in one auction! These are Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance development cartridges, used for storing/playing/testing prototype games. These are official Nintendo-manufactured development cartridges! Included are: DMG-MBC5-32M-FLASH (Game Boy / Color), DMG-MBC5-32M-R-FLASH (identical to previous but with rumble functionality), AGB Cartridge 64MB Flash (Game Boy Advance, earliest version), and AGB Cartridge 128 MB Flash (Game Boy Advance, later version). (Note that all of these cartridges are either completely empty of data, or have old/partial data on them. They do not boot up in a Game Boy or other hardware.) As official Nintendo flash memory, these items are highly desired by collectors, so to get four variations in one shot is almost unheard of!

    Xbox Live Neon Sign

    Original Xbox Live Neon sign. Works fine. A/C Power cord has ground prong broken off. Measures 14.5" x 6.5" x 3.5". Power cord length is approximately 9 feet 9 inches. Manufactured date is 2/4/2004.
    Game Boy Advance Metroid Fusion Wall Kiosk

    Amazing complete kiosk kit, including signage, console, Not For Resale Metroid Fusion cart, and original branded packaging
    World of Nintendo Fiber Optic Sign

    A gorgeous set piece in any showcase, works great. Don’t miss your chance at a beautiful example of one of the most sought after pieces of signage.
    Signed and framed Metal Gear Solid 2 E3 Preview Pamphlet

    This E3 exclusive promotional item was signed by Metal Gear headman and legendary designer Hideo Kojima. Already framed and ready for display!
    Strider 2 Original Japanese Arcade Poster

    Original Japanese arcade poster measuring ~41x29 inches in museum quality glass.
    Street Fighter Alpha 3 Japanese Arcade Poster

    Original Japanese arcade poster measuring ~41x29 inches in museum quality glass.
    Giant Donkey Kong Plush

    1997 3’ BD&A Donkey Kong plush from Nintendo power supply catalog.
    Signed Donkey Kong Country Returns WiiU Game

    A copy of Donkey Kong Country Returns for the Nintendo Wii. Cover has been signed by the Developers of the game from Retro Studios. Approximately 50 signatures. Game is complete.
    1990 Nintendo Salesman Appreciation Award

    Glass Nintendo salesman appreciation award. The award reads in Spanish "gracias por su colaboracion" (thank you for your collaboration) by C. ITOH & CO. de Mexico, S.A. DE C. V. Awarded in Mexico. D.F . Diciembre/90 (on December 1990)

    StarFox Super Weekend Hat

    StarFox Super Weekend competition promotional hat. This was purchased from a local auction service and was part of Steve McKay’s personnel collection. Former Nintendo employee.

    100% of the proceeds of this auction to PRGE, as a thank you for all the hard work over the years.

    Signed Shenmue

    The classic Dreamcast game signed by creator Yu Suzuki
    Atari 2600 collection with rare Color Bar Generator cart & instructions

    Color Bar Generator with instructions is the gem in this lot. it's not really a game, it's a utility for repairing TVs. Yars' Revenge not included.
    Fallout 4 PIP-Boy Statue

    It won’t get much bigger than this - literally! This giant statue will be auctioned off to local buyers only due to it’s massive size.
    Wii Promotional Items

    An awesome lot of Wii-related promotional item big (massive!) boxes. Super Nintendo game in picture for scale, not included in auction.
    Nintendo Promo Item Lot

    A pair of promo big boxes featuring Tales of Phantasia for GameBoy Advance and Baten Kaitos Origins for the GameCube. Super Nintendo game in picture for scale, not included in auction.
    Autographed Blue Sky Rangers Intellivision Flashback

    Classic Gaming Expo 2014 Exclusive Intellivision, numbered 20 of 300, signed by the Blue Sky Rangers
    Original Custom Xbox Office Sign

    This sign hung in the Xbox team office in Redmond until it was acquired through a donation program to ALS. It is one of a kind, hand painted on 1/4 inch plywood. Sign is large, see picture for scale.
    Primal Rage Banner

    One of the promotional banners used to market the dino-themed fighting game. Measures approximately 60in x 40in
    The Last Blockbuster Prize Pack

    Contains a sign T-shirt by the staff of The Last Blockbuster, a hat, a copy of the documentary, socks, Silipint, and various other fun Blockbuster relics