(image source: Yahoo Auctions Page)
This might be a rarity. Or not, I'm not sure.
Anyway, recently I've been surfing the Japanese internet for interesting Famicom stuff and today I came up with this: a black Super Mario Bros. Famicom cart.
As most Famicom collectors know, the standard Super Mario Bros. cart is a yellow-orange color. I've never seen one in black plastic before.
This one was put up on Yahoo Auctions on May 23. It got one bid for 50,000 yen (the auction finished a couple days ago). That is about 600 dollars.
It isn't clear if this thing is for real or a fake. In the description of the item at the bottom of the page the seller addresses this question, stating that he purchased it in a lot of 100 games from a single seller. The other games in the lot all had a mark on them "editor's division" (not sure if that is an accurate translation) and he believes they were all either sample items or leftover prizes from a competition or something. He states that none of the other games looked like counterfeits. The back has the number 851224 on it and it is a loose cart without the box.
Not sure what to make of it. I haven't seen anything else on the web about an item like this or how rare it might be. Kind of neat if it is real though.
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