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  1. Hello everyone, This week, I’ve been going through some of my sealed stuff and have two NES games with some cloudy oxidation on the shrink wrap. One of the games is quite pricey, and was wondering if any of you have ever used, or know of, a product that can remove or lessen the oxidation without damaging the wrap? Help please!
  2. I’m glad Ark is finally back :).......took you long enough!
  3. I had a similar problem last night. Found out my username is whatever your email address is w/o the @yahoo/gmail etc. Somewhat of a pain, but figured it out.
  4. Ahhh, yes....I forgot about Metal Slug 1.....that would fetch a pretty penny.
  5. I can’t think of any AES title that would cost over 100k.....but maybe I’ve been away from serious NeoGeo for a bit.
  6. I would always, 100% rather have the seal....even if it was halfway ripped off....and I have one or two of those. That being said, I agree w/Jone in that there is some appeal. For me it is the new and untouched contents that are the appeal. But yes, something such as “brand new” does sound a little more appropriate and straightforward than “NS”.
  7. I would agree with hyrulevyse. Two different grading systems (so apples to oranges), but an 85 usually crosses to 9.2-9.4 A-A+. Not always though....VGA is VERY strict on wrap. You could have 8 sharp corners, but a flawed wrap, and grade out at a 70-75. That same game could crossover at WATA to a 9.4 B as they have completely different systems. If wrap is important to you, look for 85+ from VGA and you will have, for the most part a mint game. Look for 9.2 or higher and A+-A++ for a mint WATA game. If you want pristine, look for 90-100 on VGA and 9.6-9.8 A+-A++ for WATA
  8. I agree, but that Kung Fu Heroes round seal has been tough for years now. There was one 85+ about 1-2 years ago and the rest of them were beat up copies. It’s a beautiful piece of art work and an early third party title that has run fairly dry. I can confirm the copy that he spoke of is in a private collection and not being re-sold. Sigh....collecting is becoming so much more complicated
  9. Interesting to see how much our beloved hobby has changed in the past decade. As the title above states, lately, with the addition of WATA and Heritage/Certified Link auctions, along with what has become regular CIB grading, it finally seems to be here to stay (the grading portion). I remember for years the debate on grading, all of the back and forth between keeping them raw, or preserving them (even opening them to play)....the subjective nature of the grading itself.....yet, despite all of the back and forth.....it appears as though it has become the newest grading normality (CGC, PSA, VGA, WATA etc.) and is more active than ever. And for the record, although I love the display look of graded games, I still have a few hundred raw and enjoy those just as much. Grading is here to stay.....the tidal wave has been upon us for some time....and if nothing else....it has changed the hobby drastically.
  10. I have seen some very “well done” fakes in the past 15 or so years....and yes, they may look good on eBay or forum sites, but in hand, it is quite simple to be able to spot a game that is “faked”. There are way too many variables to get right, many of which seasoned collectors don’t really share with the collector community. I don’t think it can be done....and yes, I’m quite aware of counterfeit cards, comic books that have been restored and even coins.....games are just that difficult.....at least when it comes to the older NES/SNES/64 games.
  11. One of the nicer hangtab copies out there. Older NES title that doesn’t get enough love.
  12. Always one of my favorite games when I was a kid.....probably because of the sweet 3D glasses.
  13. I really enjoy this forum. Reminds me of the old days :). Sealed cardboard hangtab Raid on Bungeling Bay w/improved photos.
  14. I have received a very real, genuine, no questions asked, no bs or drama offer of 75k for my copy (and many others in that range) which is not near the condition, 4th print (one code) hangtab that was on the show. I have zero reason to try and inflate the cost/hype of the game as those that know me and my collecting habits know I only sell when an upgrade is possible and simply don’t want the money more than the game. There has been a substantial increase and interest in games, particularly high profile sealed copies of franchise titles in the past 12 months. I would pay a hefty price (not near 1million but more than what it sold for) and it isn’t even close to what it would take to land such a title. The collecting video game market is profoundly different than even 2-3 years ago. Sad but true.
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