130°
Submitted by OriginalPSP 514d ago | interview

California video game collector learns he owns Sega Pluto prototype

I located and talked with Roger Vega, the California collector who learned he is the owner of one of two Sega Pluto prototypes (Culture, Retro, Sega)

Jek_Porkins  +   513d ago
I'd hang on to that, a lot of collectors will want it, but if you are a true collector you keep it, very rare items can help make a collection.
darthv72  +   513d ago
agreed
I myself have been collecting since the 2600. I particularly like finding variants. Not many know that while the outside may be similar, there can be several changes under the hood that makes each version just slightly different.

I have 4 variants of the original PS1 and 2 of the PSOne but the most variants i have of a single platform would be the Genesis. From the original model 1 to the model 3 I have about 8 variants that were officially released.

Collecting can be fun but man can it be taxing on the nerves looking for those hidden gems. A very good buddy of mine (who is even more hardcore collector than I) had at one time the M2 prototype and sold it to another guy on Assembler. He feels like that was a bad move now as it is probably worth way more than what he sold it for.

go figure.
#1.1 (Edited 513d ago ) | Agree(3) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
Tetsujin  +   513d ago
I'm gonna start shopping around thrift stores again; and I remember in a Sega Visions magazine back in the mid 90's when they talked about the Pluto.
SpiralTear  +   513d ago
Between this and the rare NES game at Goodwill story, I'm sure gamers will start visiting these kinds of places even more. For good reason, though. It's cool seeing a rare game for a great price.
DK286K   513d ago | Spam
Tetsujin  +   513d ago
I remember an older NES I found under $10 however they didn't accept credit cards, and when I went back, someone else bought it - within 5 minutes.
admiralvic  +   513d ago
It's all random chance and dumb luck. Like I recently got a copy of GoW A for $17.97 at Target.
DivineAssault  +   513d ago
i never find much around here thats worth anything..
Cryptcuzz  +   513d ago
What a lucky guy! I never really found anything of much value at flea markets or thrift stores, then again I never really tried.

I can only imagine what a thrill it is to buy something so cheap and valuable to the collectors, only to find out what its truly worth.

I should allocate some free time during the weekends just to walk around and see if I can find any of these precious gems that has been lost through in time.
Skate-AK  +   513d ago
I got Earthbound like 8 years ago at a pawn shop for only $5.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Destiny Vendor “Xur” is in a New Location, Items for Sale This Week Listed

6m ago - For those not familiar with Xur – Agent of the Nine, he’s a hooded vendor in Destiny that only ap... | Xbox 360
30°

D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die Review - Thirsty For The D

9m ago - I was worried that, following Deadly Premonition's cult success, Swery65 would struggle with an a... | Xbox One
20°

Review: Destiny (PS4) | G3AR

9m ago - G3AR: "If there is one thing the latest console generation has taught us, it’s not to trust hype... | Xbox 360
20°

Pro Rugby Manager 2015 Review - IncGamers

20m ago - REVIEW After a decade away, Pro Rugby Manager is back. But perhaps it should have stayed on the... | PC
Ad

Celebrate the new TV season with Filmwatch

Now - With the 2014-2015 TV season right around the corner, come join us on Filmwatch as we celebrate and give all you TV lovers something to enjoy! | Promoted post
20°

The Sims 4 | Gamer Attitude Review

20m ago - Airaka Galley of Gamer Attitude finds out if The Sims 4 tops the super fun The Sims 3 | PC