Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 35

Thread: Another Blockbuster World Video Game Championships II FOUND! - 56k warning

  1. #1
    Pear (Level 6) Nicola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    1,301

    Default Another Blockbuster World Video Game Championships II FOUND! - 56k warning

    Call me lucky, call me how do you want, but I've just found another Genesis Competition cart.



    The third one that reaches my hands.
    So, now how many of these are known?
    5? 6?
    I know for sure about 3 of them, 2 in my hands and another in the hands of a friend here. I know that someone else on these boards got one.

    Where did I find it? Well, I will tell you the truth: in a lot of Genesis loose games on eBay. I presume that this one should be my best deal ever.
    I didn't find any difference from the others I've had. Same label and case.


    Nicola
    search engine @

  2. #2
    Bell (Level 8)
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Louis, Mo
    Posts
    1,659

    Default

    wow...just wow...now if you could only find a NWC in a lot of NES games. Well actually there was one in a lot this week, but it didn't go under the radar.

  3. #3
    Pear (Level 6) Nicola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    1,301

    Default

    NWC in a lot? I didn't spot it! Maybe it was when I was on holiday in France (6 days)?

    Well, I was looking for it since some years with very specific strings, so it was just a matter of time. I think so.
    search engine @

  4. #4
    Pretzel (Level 4) Policenaut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
    Posts
    909

    Default

    Definitely an awesome find! Congrats!! Just for curiosity, can you take pics of both competition carts? That is something we don't see everyday.

  5. #5
    Bell (Level 8)
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Louis, Mo
    Posts
    1,659

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
    NWC in a lot? I didn't spot it! Maybe it was when I was on holiday in France (6 days)?

    Well, I was looking for it since some years with very specific strings, so it was just a matter of time. I think so.

    here's the NWC link

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=140147663271

  6. #6
    Banana (Level 7) thetoxicone's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Fairbanks, AK
    Posts
    1,510

    Default

    what was the auction you found it in

  7. #7
    Pear (Level 6) Nicola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    1,301

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Policenaut View Post
    Definitely an awesome find! Congrats!! Just for curiosity, can you take pics of both competition carts? That is something we don't see everyday.
    Actually it's the second time I take a picture of 2 of them!



    Thanks for the NWC link, I was away when it went on eBay.

    Anyone can tell how many of these are around?
    DreamTR got one, Barbarianoutkast85 got another. With mine it's 4, but I know that someone else has got others.
    Nobody? It would be good to keep the numbers, just like with NWCs.
    search engine @

  8. #8
    Bell (Level 8)
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Louis, Mo
    Posts
    1,659

    Default

    4ever2600 had one last year and was gonna sell it. not sure if you accounted for that one

  9. #9
    Pear (Level 6) Nicola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    1,301

    Default

    5 so far?
    search engine @

  10. #10
    Shmup Hooligan Custom rank graphic
    Icarus Moonsight's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Houston Texas & Ancapistan
    Posts
    6,856

    Default

    Awesome find. It pays to have an eagle eye.


    This signature is dedicated to all those
    cyberpunks who fight against injustice
    and corruption every day of their lives

  11. #11
    Pear (Level 6) Nicola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    1,301

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Icarus Moonsight View Post
    Awesome find. It pays to have an eagle eye.
    ...but you have to search every day of your life... One day I will give up. I know.
    search engine @

  12. #12
    Key (Level 9) mailman187666's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    1,873

    Default

    you gotta think though. Probably every blockbuster video around that time had maybe 2 competition carts per store. Then you think of how many locations there were, how many of them got thrown away. I bet there is much more than a handfull of these carts.

  13. #13
    Bell (Level 8)
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Louis, Mo
    Posts
    1,659

    Default

    well, there were 2500 Donkey Kong Comp carts for the same competition, so I'd say that is a reasonable amount to say were made. Now, I don't know if Sega cared if the carts were returned or not. If not, blockbuster probably disposed of them besides for a few that a few employees may have snagged. I would say that blockbuster would have sold them like any other ex-rental, but the carts say promotional use only- Not for resale. That being said I still find it hard to believe that only 5 of 2500 would have survived. Even if only 1% survived that would be 25. I think as more people learn about this cart, that a few more may surface. This cart is still pretty unknown.

  14. #14
    ServBot (Level 11)
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Nashville, TN
    Posts
    3,995

    Default

    udisi: the problem with that is we would be seeing more on eBay as people go through their crap, and we haven't.

  15. #15
    Kirby (Level 13) cyberfluxor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Chesapeake, VA
    Posts
    5,560

    Default

    Grats on the auction! Pretty nifty you have two now, then your friend has one and of course DreamTR & Barbarianoutkast85 have one a piece. Good times.
    [Website] [Gallary] [Games List] [DP Feedback]

  16. #16
    ServBot (Level 11)
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    3,572

    Default

    Congratulations on finding the cart.

  17. #17
    Bell (Level 8)
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Louis, Mo
    Posts
    1,659

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamTR View Post
    udisi: the problem with that is we would be seeing more on eBay as people go through their crap, and we haven't.
    I know..that was my point too. I'm surprised we haven't seen more. I wish I knew the story behind what happend to these after the comp because I can't figure out why so few would be found by now.

  18. #18
    Bell (Level 8) Nirvana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lansing, IL
    Posts
    1,626
    Xbox LIVE
    Cannon Spook
    PSN
    Cannon_Spook

    Default

    You jerk. I want to find one

  19. #19
    Pear (Level 6) Nicola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    1,301

    Default

    cyberfluxor, the friend I was referring to was DreamTR.

    AFAIK Blockbuster shops had orders to dispose-destroy them after the competition.
    Anyway I'm sure that many more must be around.
    I'm just trying to find out how many of these are known.
    Out of curiosity, in the official booklet of the event it's written that the competition is held also in other nations: USA, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Cile, Mexico, New Zeland, UK, Venezuela. Games may differ from country to country.
    search engine @

  20. #20
    Bell (Level 8)
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Louis, Mo
    Posts
    1,659

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicola View Post
    cyberfluxor, the friend I was referring to was DreamTR.

    AFAIK Blockbuster shops had orders to dispose-destroy them after the competition.
    Anyway I'm sure that many more must be around.
    I'm just trying to find out how many of these are known.
    Out of curiosity, in the official booklet of the event it's written that the competition is held also in other nations: USA, Canada, Argentina, Australia, Cile, Mexico, New Zeland, UK, Venezuela. Games may differ from country to country.

    The dispose-destroy order makes a lot of sense and accounts for a lot of them going byebye. The ones that are known are probably from employee hands. Very interesting about the other countries thing. I wonder if we'll ever see a cart from another country.

  21. #21
    Pear (Level 6) Nicola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    1,301

    Default

    The_4th_Survivor participated to the event. He knows that the carts had to be destroyed.
    Anyone from Canada went to the tournament?
    search engine @

  22. #22
    Insert Coin (Level 0)
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    96

    Default u said

    same label and case,what does the case look like and what does the top of the game cart look like,does it have a label or blank?

  23. #23
    Pear (Level 6) Nicola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    1,301

    Default

    The case-shell is an Acclaim one.
    No labels on the top, just the b&w small label with text on the front.
    I've not yet opened it to check the inside since I'm missing the correct bit (it's not the usual gamebit) but I think it would be easy to find in any electric shop. I'll buy one, open the cart and post the pics.
    search engine @

  24. #24
    Apple (Level 5) Barbarianoutkast85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Around Harrisburg, PA
    Posts
    1,073

    Default

    4-5 years of collecting and still havent seen one in the wild.
    Last edited by Barbarianoutkast85; 08-27-2007 at 06:49 PM.

  25. #25
    Pear (Level 6) Nicola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    1,301

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbarianoutkast85 View Post
    4-5 years of collecting and still havent seen one.
    You have one, right? How did you get it? Trade-purchase from a collector?
    search engine @

Similar Threads

  1. blockbuster world video game championships
    By asbury6647 in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-18-2008, 11:05 PM
  2. Genesis Blockbuster World Video Game Championships II *SOLD
    By The_4th_Survivor in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 03-27-2006, 12:02 AM
  3. Blockbuster World Video Game Championships II CART!! Sega
    By NiNtEnDoNuT1983 in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 03-08-2006, 10:31 AM
  4. Blockbuster World Video Game Championships I and III - end!
    By Nicola in forum Collector Guides and Rarity Database
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-09-2006, 12:15 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •