I was looking around on eBay a few weeks ago and stumbled across a rather unusual article from the Dreamcast's history. There were no bids and only a couple of days left, so I stuck a cheeky bid of a few pounds on said item. As the timer counted down, I thought I was going to score a massive win and acquire a piece of memorabilia I had personally never heard of before. I was wrong. Within the last few minutes, the bids came in thick and fast and even though I threw caution to the wind and put a whopping £35 on such a frivolous item...the auction ended at almost £60! What is this mystery object? This:
The Dreamcast Premiere Press Kit. From the blurb in the auction and from the text shown in the photos I have cunningly deduced that the Premiere set comprised of a music CD, a booklet detailing Dreamcast peripherals and upcoming games, and also a copy of Dream On 3. The set appears to have been given away to members of the gaming press to celebrate a year since the Dreamcast's UK launch, and is a really nice-looking little curio. Alas, there were collectors out there with deeper pockets than mine - which isn't hard, to be honest - and it would have been cool to actually own this item and do a proper feature on it...but cest la vie.