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Sealed Copy Of Super Mario Bros From The 80s Sold At $100K

Never in the world would I have imagined one day video games would become collectibles, much less appreciate in value, when I started gaming three decades ago, but here we are, reading about how a sealed copy of Super Mario Bros was sold for a stratospheric amount of $100,150. That right there is a six figure sum. No typo or whatsoever. And mind you, folks, that was for a copy of video game that’s of a grand old age of 30 something. Imagine that! Continue reading Sealed Copy Of Super Mario Bros From The 80s Sold At $100K

First Production 2020 Toyota Supra Sold For A cool $2.1M In An Auction

When Toyota took the wrap of the much anticipated rebirth of the Toyota Supra at NAIAS last week, it also revealed that the first 2020 Toyota Supra GR off the production line will go under the hammer at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, and went on the block it did. Not only did the first production 2020 Toyota Supra GR, dubbed “Global #1”, was auctioned, but it was successfully claimed for a cool US$2.1 million by an unnamed bidder. Continue reading First Production 2020 Toyota Supra Sold For A cool $2.1M In An Auction

Japan’s Tuna King Paid A Record $3.1 Million For An Enormous 612-Lb Tuna

If you think paying $1.8 million for a live ornamental fish was preposterous, wait till you read about yet another mind-boggling fish-related auction. Someone have just coughed out a staggering 336.3 million Yen, or about 3.1 million American dollars, for a stiff tuna. That number there is not a typo, btw. Someone actually paid for a tuna with 3-freaking-million! Holy mother of… that’s hell lot of money for something that is going to end up in the stomach. Continue reading Japan’s Tuna King Paid A Record $3.1 Million For An Enormous 612-Lb Tuna

Someone Bought A Japanese Koi For A Mind-blowing $1.8M!

In Japan, people auctioned tuna which you probably already know, but I bet you do not know that Japanese ornamental fishes, specifically Japanese Koi, are being auctioned too and one such auction yielded a record transaction for a prized specimen of a recognizable breed. At the Sakai Fish Farm Auction, which took place on October 4th, 2018, a female Koi named S Legend was auctioned off for a whopping 203-freaking-million Yen (about US$1.8 million!). Continue reading Someone Bought A Japanese Koi For A Mind-blowing $1.8M!

Apple’s Jony Ive Designed A Diamond Ring That Is Entirely Made Of Diamond

When you hear people talked about diamond ring, it is always a tiny bit of diamond with the rest of the ring made of some precious metal. That’s the norm, but it does not apply to this particular diamond ring called The (RED) Diamond Ring. Designed by Apple’s design chief Jony Ive and renowned industrial designer Marc Newson, this bespoke ring was created exclusively for the (RED) Auction organized by Sotheby’s, slated to happen early next month. Continue reading Apple’s Jony Ive Designed A Diamond Ring That Is Entirely Made Of Diamond

Personal Belongings Of Late Colonel Sanders To Go Under The Hammer

I don’t know of anyone who will want to bid for possessions of a dead person, unless the person in question was an iconic celebrity. That said, I hardly think anyone would want a piece of the fast food legend, Colonel Sanders, either, but in case you have to desire to collect Kentucky Fried Chicken founder’s iconic white suit, hat, watch, driver’s license, credit cards, and whatnot, well, you are in luck because, those things are going on the block on November 3 at the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction organized by Heritage Auctions. Continue reading Personal Belongings Of Late Colonel Sanders To Go Under The Hammer

Bizarre Louis Vuitton Backpack Umbrella Hybrid Sold For $1,875

With the exception of Balenciaga, ‘bizarre’ is not synonymous with most fashion labels. However, there will come a time even the most mainstream design house will turn out some rather goofy product, such as this backpack umbrella hybrid from Louis Vuitton’s limited edition 1996 “Shopping in the Rain” collection. It apparently did not end up in someone’s attic. This treasure from 1996 resurfaced at Christie’s “What Goes Around Comes Around 25th Anniversary Auction” in September and it was snapped up by an unknown bidder for $1,875. Continue reading Bizarre Louis Vuitton Backpack Umbrella Hybrid Sold For $1,875

Banksy’s Painting ‘Self Destructs’ Moments After Successful Bidding

Banksy shocked the world yet again. This time, the elusive England-based street artist’s painting, Girl With Red Balloon, got a Mission Impossible’s ‘self-destruct’ treatment moments after the hammer went down to seal the deal at a cool £1 million (that was inclusive of buyer’s premium, btw), or about US$1.3 million. This is not even a joke. The just-sold painting was destroyed by shredding, right there and then, after someone decided to shell out a million pounds for it. Continue reading Banksy’s Painting ‘Self Destructs’ Moments After Successful Bidding

Giant LEGO Gromit Just Contributed £22K To Bristol Children’s Hospital

Bristol, UK-based charity organization The Grand Appeal has teamed up with the folks over at LEGO to create this giant version of Gromit, Wallace’s pet dog and best friend, from the British clay animation series Wallace & Gromit. The enormous Gromit sculpture, called Cracking Build Gromit!, was designed by LEGO and hand built by expert LEGO Model Builders. All told, this human height LEGO Gromit was the result of 30,456 LEGO bricks and 120 hours of build. Continue reading Giant LEGO Gromit Just Contributed £22K To Bristol Children’s Hospital

Ex-Ayrton Senna Record Setting Formula 1 Car To Be Auctioned Off

Most rich person can afford a Formula 1 car if they want, but if you want one that legend was made, like this 1993 McLaren-Cosworth Ford MP4-8A Formula 1 Racing Single Seater, then you will have vie with fellow rich folks. This racing open wheeler is no ordinary Formula 1 race car; it was ex-Ayrton Senna Formula racing car that broke record at the 1993 Monaco Grand Prix. Continue reading Ex-Ayrton Senna Record Setting Formula 1 Car To Be Auctioned Off