Archive for the ‘Game and Watch’ Category
While on the subject of game and watches, this is something I’ve been mulling over for a while.
What the superb gameandwatch.ch rightly point out, theres a spate at the moment of people completing their game and watch using non original non authentic parts.
I can fully understand what the fuss is about. As a collector and trader, A game and watch in a non original box is pretty much a fake game and watch. It certainly isn’t worth the £50+ (very + in some cases!) that the original in the original box would fetch.
But, to play devil’s advocate for a moment. What’s the big deal? If I bought a game and watch and wanted a replica box to display it with, well, it’s hardly taking any business away from Nintendo is it? And I’m happy, and I’m hurting nobody. You can’t deny the ingenuity of the manufacturers of these replica parts.
Furthermore, I myself sell some replica parts. Replacements for cart slots, or new capacitors. What’s the difference?
So I suppose, when it comes down to it, I feel personally that the line has to be drawn here: Don’t sell reproduction/non original merchandise without declaring it as such. It is fairly possible to detect the originals from the “fakes”, certainly for a seasoned trader like myself.
Beyond that, I don’t think it hurts anyone.
Getting one of these in usually causes me to lose several hours while I play with it. It’s one of the more addictive of the game and watch series for me at least. Not that I’m in any way a compulsive gambler!
This one is in really nice condition though – I like it. Some collector’s going to be very happy!