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  1. Hey all, I know at some point TG16 games moved from cases to cardboard boxes with plastic trays and dropped the classic jewel case. One of these games is Neutopia II. However I'm seeing few copies of the game in case. Are those cases 100% repros or was there an original case run of Neutopia 2? Thanks in advance!
  2. Has anybody compiled a thorough list of Japanese exclusive that can be played without knowing the language? Shooters, platformers, action games, etc. If not - would would be open to working together and put one up?
  3. I know GTA is pretty valuable sealed and graded (saw it being sold for $5k+). I have no clue whether the PAL version would be as valuable (probably not) but still worth grading?
  4. My observation is that for the popular IP the difference between a 'regular' CIB copy and a graded one can be 100X - but for more 'niche' titles where the regular CIB can be pretty expensive (in the hundreds), grading might add only 30-50% more (and at that point the cost of grading becomes a real question). Am I off base here? One hypothesis is that most of the graded buyers are non-gamers/ non game collectors and they like to have a Mario or a Zelda item as a memorabilia and they are willing to top dollars. But nobody knows who Lomax is...
  5. Hey all, I was curious to get your take on what grades actually mean. In particular, how should I think of a sealed game in perfect condition, with a small rip (half an inch) in the shrinkwrap in a corner or along the spine? Is the rip the difference between a 9.5 and a 9.8 or between a 9.8 and a 7? Is it even worth grading if there is a rip? Thanks!
  6. Hey guys, How do you feel about grading sealed version of very rare PS1 games? Examples are Adventures of Lomax, City of Lost Children and Fox Hunt. I have not seen any of these games in graded form ever so I have no idea what they would be worth vs. their regular CIB prices. Also, the graded stuff that seems to command thousand of dollars is common games based on super well known IP vs. more obscure items that are very valuable for the traditional collector crowd... Would grading these make sense, or would one end up with making the same money if they were sealed non graded?
  7. Hey guys, How do you feel about grading sealed version of very rare PS1 games? Examples are Adventures of Lomax, City of Lost Children and Fox Hunt. I have not seen any of these games in graded form ever so I have no idea what they would be worth vs. their regular CIB prices. Also, the graded stuff that seems to command thousand of dollars is common games based on super well known IP vs. more obscure items that are very valuable for the traditional collector crowd... Would grading these make sense, or would one end up with making the same money if they were sealed non graded?
  8. Garfield caught in the act has a regular and a not for sale version. I had never seen it before but I just came across it (see picture)
  9. cool makes sense! How do you feel about a PAL sealed GTA (the original) for PS1? Does a market for PAL graded games exist?
  10. Makes sense. What about all the 'add on services' Wata offers? Are they necessary at all?
  11. this is very helpful. thanks! Do you think Wata would acknowledge the sticker as a unique feature, or would they just say - this is a sample copy with no shrinkwrap? And where would you sell it? eBay? Or Heritage? I'm v familiar with the former but not with the latter.
  12. so in your opinion, what should I do? grade it? If so, I think VGA doesn't grade games with no shrinkwrap...? Any sense for value range for something like this? I realize it's a bit of a unique case...
  13. For whatever it's worth (I'm speculating here) I think the sequence was 1) hole was punched by Square for promo copies, shrinkwrap still on 2) some employee copies were sent to Sony as samples 3) Sony unwrapped the copy and added the 'sample' sticker. I'm saying this because I've seen many promo copies with holes but none with the sticker, so I suspect the sticker is a Sony thing, not a Square thing. And Sony could not have added the sticker before the game was shrinkwrapped. So they had to have taken the shrinkwrap off and then add the sticker. Again, I got this directly from a Son
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