chris-littlechild - April 6, 2016
As nerdly retro gamers will know, nostalgia can be an expensive thing. But it doesn’t have to be. It really depends if you’re more player or collector. I’ve found myself cheap old-ass consoles on eBay, at garage sales, rescued them from buddies who were throwing them out, all that sort of thing. Sure, some of them are in dodgy condition (‘dodgy’ in the sense of ‘look like they’ve been thrown off the top of the Chrysler building’), but they work just fine.
If you’re a true collector, though, we’re talking mint condition, limited edition, never unboxed only. And that shit doesn’t come cheap, buddy boy. Only those with Kanye West levels of disposable income need apply. If you’re that sort of dude, this one’s for you.
Feast your ogling eyes on this 24-karat gold plated NES. This bad boy is coming at you from Analogue, who created just ten of them to celebrate The Legend of Zelda’s thirtieth anniversary. It’s not a true NES, rather a fancy-ass version of their Nt (a device that plays NES/Famicom cartridges with a few extra functions). The original Zelda cartridge was gold-colored, y’see, which I guess is reason enough for this thing to exist.
If you want to get in on this, it’s going to cost you $5000. Which isn’t, granted, a lose-bowel-control sort of amount, but still. If you’re going to pay 5k to get something plated in 24-karat gold, there are probably better candidates. Remember the (supposedly/hopefully) false story of the guy who died after having his scrote gold-plated when he won the lottery?
Via PC Mag.