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#2031
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2019/8/28 3:02
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Woowee, $787. Not too crazy actually as far as VB stuff can be, but still out of my price range. Anyone here get that prototype?
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#2032
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2019/8/28 4:26
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Edited by Yamagushi on 2020/4/5 19:35
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#2033
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2019/8/28 5:59
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As did I with the same research except didnít find original prices. All I know is at least 2 prototype of Panic bomber exist because he has an extra one.
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#2034
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2019/8/28 6:02
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Yeah, VB prototypes come up very rarely. There's not a whole lot to go on for them. Except that one guy who wants a couple thousand for a V Baseball, but that's a bit absurd.
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#2035
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2019/8/28 18:28
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speedyink wrote:
Yeah, VB prototypes come up very rarely. There's not a whole lot to go on for them. Except that one guy who wants a couple thousand for a V Baseball, but that's a bit absurd.


Yeah and that guy openly admits that he knows nothing about VB protos or collecting, he even came to me for info and advice on NintendoAge. His reasoning for pricing it the way he did was that he figured it belonged in about the same price range as a mid-range TurboGrafx 16 prototype (spoiler alert: it doesn't) based solely on the relative obscurity of the systems.

This isn't "the going price", it's a wild guess from a seller with the hopes that some collector with more money than sense will take the bait (and if someone actually did take the bait at that price, THEN we could recognize it as the going/selling rate for VB protos).
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#2036
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2019/8/28 22:17
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Quaze wrote:
he even came to me for info and advice on NintendoAge.


Ha, that's kinda funny, he was asking me about it on Assemblergames. Just by the way the conversation went I could tell he's just going for top dollar and not a whole lot of interest in it other than that
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#2037
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2019/8/29 3:27
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Yamagushi wrote:
Mhmm. Rough part is having pretty much no reference for value or just how many of these are out in the wild. Did a ton of looking around, even found out the seller is a member here in the process. Found a little bit on price, but it was like 4-5 years ago. And other than that specific member, I couldn't even really find anyone talking about owning any. Best I could do is watch what other people were willing to pay in the bidding war.


As for all of the supposedly genuine prototype carts that are accounted for as being in private hands, there was the genuine prototype cart of Faceball owned by the original "Mr. G," pics of which got posted on DogP's old website. There was supposedly a genuine prototype cart of the North American version of Mansion of Insmouse, at least once in the possession of an administrator at Assembler games. There are old talks on various forums of a supposed genuine prototype cart of Dragon Hopper in the possession of someone who will never let anybody near it. These 3 prototype carts, two of which having their genuineness in question, will likely never make it into anybody else's hands, at least not publicly. That leaves the one Japanese Jack Bros prototype cart, the two Japanese Panic Bomber prototype carts, the Virtual League Baseball prototype cart, and the recently announced Bound High! prototype cart, so 5, as the only ones out there that are known and that might publicly exchange hands in the future (the original Bound High! ROM came from source code and not a prototype cart, I believe).

There was also an original prototype cart for Space Pinball, but it only fits in a prototype Virtual Boy.

So if one wants to attach a price to them based on coolness of being a Virtual Boy thing and rarity, that's the current data to go by.
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#2038
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2019/8/29 4:24
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Edited by Yamagushi on 2019/8/29 4:36
Edited by Yamagushi on 2019/8/29 4:37
Edited by Yamagushi on 2020/4/5 19:33
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#2039
Re: The Noteworthy Auction Threadô
Posted on: 2019/8/29 8:00
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Funny thing, over 10 years ago, the owner of the Jack Bros and Panic Bomber prototypes called me on my phone to ask me about the rarity of those. No idea where he got my number from. IIRC, we later also talked through PM and I bought a VUE-Debugger video output board from him through ebay.

BTW, there also was a prototype of Virtual Bowling, of which DogP had pictures on his site. He borrowed it from its owner alongside Faceball and a VUE-Debugger. It was just the final version with the debug menu enabled, though.
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#2040
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Posted on: 2019/8/30 22:16
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Yamagushi wrote:
I didn't know that about Space Pinball, I thought it was just like the others, do you still have that one?


I never had the genuine Space Pinball prototype cart in my possession. I still have a "fake" that someone made before the ROM got released publicly (and I bought the "fake" after the ROM had been released publicly, as it was only then, it seemed, that the one who owned it before me was willing to sell it). Someone had taken the Space Pinball ROM, which had been dumped and was being passed around privately, and they transferred that ROM to a genuine Virtual Boy EP-ROM cart, making it look like it could have been a genuine prototype cart, but the true Space Pinball prototype cart was not an EP-ROM cart but was a FLASH ROM Cart.

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KR155E wrote:
BTW, there also was a prototype of Virtual Bowling, of which DogP had pictures on his site.


Ah, yes... I remember that one now, too!
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