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Huge Official Dreamcast Magazine Prize Surfaces On Ebay

The November 2000 issue of the UK's Official Dreamcast Magazine ran a fairly large competition, where entrants were given the chance to win a glut of Dreamcast-branded paraphernalia lifted - rather impressively - from Sega Europe's offices. Fleeces, bags, frisbees, t-shirts...even a snowboard and football signed by Eric Cantona and his teammates from the Sega Beach Football Championship we featured some time ago. It was an impressive prize back then, and I'm pretty sure I entered it but alas I wasn't a winner. The good news is that the guy who did win the competition is now offering up the prize in an eBay auction.
Everything (bar the snowboard and some Dreamcast-branded sweets) still appears to be in the same condition it was in when he won the competition 17 years ago, and most of the stuff is still sealed in the polythene. You can see from the pictures I took from the auction (reproduced here with permission from the seller, I hasten to add) that most of the stuff is still in pristine shape, and while the starting price of £600 might be a bit outside most people's price range it's still cool to know that these items are still all together after all these years. At the time of writing there's a day to go and the auction has no bids, but you can find full details on this veritable hoard here.

9 comments:

Spaceturnip said...

Not gonna lie...If I had the cash, I'd probably buy that. Very cool.

hoogafanter said...

It always saddens me to see stuff like this shrink wrapped in a box or on someone's shelf for so long. Like, are you telling me some fan has been denied wearing that awesome chu chu rocket shirt just because you want it to die in your museum and/or charge an arm and a leg for it? Jesus...

I just hope whoever buys it treats it properly...

Tony said...

I haven't "denied" anyone anything. I don't have a museum. I treat my stuff properly myself.

Tony said...

It always saddens me when those that know nothing about me profess to know everything about me. Incidentally both outrageous accusations are way off the mark.

Sega Dreamscape said...

Bit steep if some of the stuff isn't even included.

Tony said...

Well, Eric Cantona signed balls alone have sold for hundreds. They never actually sent the sweets. The snowboard is too still factory sealed but is too cumbersome to send.

hoogafanter said...

I didn't mean it as a personal attack against you buddy and I'm sorry for coming off that way. I just would much prefer someone be wearing that stuff than it being shrink wrapped for 17 years, that's all...

Tony said...

I'm sorry, I was a bit over defensive as well. Actually, it was sitting in the original box in a cupboard all these years and I totally forgot about. Was only recently that I dug it out. When it is all in it's original box it takes up a lot of space. If it does not sell I will keep as memento but reading this website forthe first time last night has kinda rekindled my fond memories of Dreamcast.

Tom Charnock said...

That's really good to hear Tony, thanks for reading through some of the articles. There's a great community of people who love the Dreamcast who both write for and read this stuff so it's nice to hear :)