Pokemon

Pokemon Red & Yellow sell at auction for record-breaking $162,000

Published: 21/Nov/2020 0:45

by Brent Koepp

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Two sealed copies of Pokemon Red & Yellow sold at auction on November 20 for mind-blowing amounts of money. The 90s Game Boy RPGs broke records and brought in over $160k combined.

Pokemon made its North American debut in 1998, and quickly became a cultural phenomena. The series is just months away from its 25th anniversary, and has never been more popular. In 2019, reports listed the Nintendo property as the highest-grossing media franchise of all time, in fact.

In 2020, the 1999 Trading Card Game has had a major revival in popularity, with items selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars. However, now it looks like it’s not just the TCG that is seeing an explosion in value, as two Game Boy RPGs sold for as much as a house during a November 20 auction.

Screenshot of Pokemon Red & Yellow's Game Boy boxes.
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The two 90s RPGs sold at auction for $162k.

Pokemon Red & Yellow sell for insane amount of money

For many children of the 90s, their introduction to Pokemon was through the Game Boy titles, Red & Blue. The Game Freak RPGs hooked players with their addictive “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” mechanics. Decades later, adults are spending absurds amount of cash to rekindle their nostalgia.

On November 20, a 1998 sealed copy of Red sold for a whopping $84k, and a 1999 Yellow $78k. Both items were sold off at Heritage Auctions where bidders spent an absurd amount on the rare collectibles. In total, the two classic releases brought in $162k – a new record for both games.

It should be pointed out that both copies were sealed and had a 9.8 rating in condition by professional grading company Wata. Finding these 21-year-old collectibles in such pristine quality is nearly impossible in 2020.

Pokemon has had a massive year so far in terms of collectibles. A sealed 1st Edition booster box from the 1999 Trading Card Game sold at the same auction company a day earlier for over $360,000.

Heritage Auctions
The 1999 Pokemon trading cards sold at Heritage Auction for $360k.

As Pokemon inches closer to its 25th anniversary in 2021, the Nintendo franchise has never been hotter. Kids around the world that fell in love with the Nintendo RPGs are now grown up and wanting to recapture their childhood.

With the game set to have a major presence at the Tokyo Summer Olympics next year as well, the sky is the limit as to how much items from the series are going to continue to rise in value – but it doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.

Fortnite

Fortnite leaked skins and cosmetics after v15.21 update

Published: 20/Jan/2021 10:41

by Alex Garton

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Fortnite’s 15.21 update has finally arrived in-game and as always dataminers have begun their search for any exciting unreleased content added to the game files. Here are all the leaked cosmetics and skins found after the patch.

This week’s v15.21 update added a range of exciting content including a brand new Predator themed Mythic Item and new Jungle Hunter quests.

As you can imagine, the leaked cosmetics follow a similar trend and are all themed around Fortnite’s new hunter. Having made his first appearance on our screens all the way back in 1987, the Predator is finally ready to head into Fortnite.

Leaked skins from v15.21

Reliable Fortnite dataminers HYPEX and ShiinaBR has managed to provide us with a first look at the range of cosmetics that will be available in-game shortly.

Predator set

It’s fair to say Epic Games have done an incredible job at making the Predator set look as intimidating as possible.

Soccer skins

Epic Games have confirmed that the Soccor skins will be arriving soon that players will be able to earn them for free.

Cosmetics

Courtesy of Lucas7yoshi and VastBlast, here’s the range of Emotes, Sprays, and other cosmetics added in v15.21.

That’s all that we have to show you at the moment, but if any other cosmetics are leaked we’ll update this article with the latest.

It’s fair to say it’s an exciting time to be a Fortnite player and Predators’ arrival is guaranteed to shake things up.