Overpriced Final Fantasy XII swag sells on eBay

By Spencer . February 28, 2007 . 5:27am

 

Ryu Kazama who was at the London Final Fantasy XII launch party dropped us a line about an eBay auction with some of the swag from the event. The seller has a bunch of FFXII postcards, the “limited edition” (read: sampler) soundtrack, the rare FFXII Nono moogle that 100 lucky people got for waiting in line, and an autographed copy of Final Fantasy XII.  The auction has soared to £230 ($450!!) and while Final Fantasy fever is at a high point in the UK, maybe the world, $450 is a lot to pay for a signed game and a plush toy. Ryu Kazama who has the signed FFXII PS2 says this:

 

”Makes me wonder how much I’d make for my collection…just take out the Moogle, add the signed PS2 plus Japanese game, add a normal, unsigned game (PAL), posters and imported FFXII map book or something. Oh, and a complete collection of Potions (yes, that nasty drink). And the FFXII 8MB Memory Card from Japan. The complete official OST too and the US FFXII Collector’s Edition. Hmmm…nah, I’m keeping these babies for a good while yet. Until I happen to need to owe some mob boss some money.”

 

Are signed video games really worth hundreds and hundreds of dollars? Or does Final Fantasy have such a strong following of collectors that this auction is the exception to the rule. Personally, I’m beginning to wonder how much my signed copy of Metal Gear Solid is worth…


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  • http://www.siliconera.com Lucas

    METAL GEAR SOLID?! For PSOne? Signed by HIDEO!? I’ll give you $200 right now.

  • http://www.siliconera.com Roli O.

    Don’t sell that copy of MGS Spencer. You’ll regret it the moment you take it to your local post office to be mailed.

  • Feanor

    You can that Moogle for $30 from http://www.gkworld.com

    I got it for my wife for Christmas.

  • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

    I should have been more specific it’s Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes for the Cube and it is signed by Kojima-san. I’m not planning on selling it though it has a happy home on my shelf :).

  • Ryu Kazama

    Actually saw an auction for PAL versions (European, not UK versions so slightly different in that a logo is different for a rating I think) of an original release MGS, MGS2 (or Substance, I forgot) and the Limited Edition MGS3 (tin box and bonus DVD I think). All signed by both Kojima and Shinkawa. And that got to $200, maybe $250.

  • http://www.ebaypowersellertools.com Ebay Tools MD

    Overpriced? It is worth what someone is willing to pay for it, hence the auction price.

  • Veilknight

    I honestly can’t agree with that statement. Overpriced, for me, is pretty much anything that goes well above the asking price of your average consumer. Take the PS3, for instance. Just because you have the money to purchase it yourself doesn’t make the $600 price tag for a 60 GB unit any more overpriced than it already is. This doesn’t reflect the entire consumer base.

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