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Shining Force Sega Mega Drive Japanese Cardboard Box Origin/Purpose?


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Hi All, 

So I recently picked up a lot of Japanese Mega Drive games and included this cardboard box for Shining Force, it has the same art as the clamshell, is slightly wider and has an inner tray that looks like it was used to hold something (tray is bigger than a cart size, but does hold it, more of a cassette tape or deck of cards size). My question is has anyone seen one before? Does anyone know the origin of this? It is a display/promo box? Gift box that held something? 

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More pics: https://imgur.com/a/pvGewQW

 

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Had a look at YAJ to see if I could find hints to where this is from, and saw this sold listing

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w422490026

It is listed as bonus for the game, so I´m guessing this is a pre-order bonus from some japanese retailer. Lots of retail stores do this, usually they hand out telephone cards, mini-posters, that kinda thing, but every now and then there was some retailer doing a really unique item.

Either the box is the bonus itself or it held the item. But haven´t found any other listings with this box, so that´s all I can help with for the time being.

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On 10/25/2020 at 7:42 PM, leonemesis said:

Had a look at YAJ to see if I could find hints to where this is from, and saw this sold listing

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w422490026

It is listed as bonus for the game, so I´m guessing this is a pre-order bonus from some japanese retailer. Lots of retail stores do this, usually they hand out telephone cards, mini-posters, that kinda thing, but every now and then there was some retailer doing a really unique item.

Either the box is the bonus itself or it held the item. But haven´t found any other listings with this box, so that´s all I can help with for the time being.

Thanks, actually you managed to find the listing I bought! 😂

My thinking is the same as yours! The mystery continues. 

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