Released in 1997 the Sonic Saturn – Toys ‘R’ Us Edition is a machine sought after by collectors.
The Saturn itself is identical to the regular white Saturn except for a little black Sonic printed on the lid. As the title states this particular model was a limited edition only at Toys ‘R’ Us stores over here in Japan.
Is it worth what I paid for it? Take a look at the pictures and you be the judge. 😀
And a close up of the Sonic.
Before I tell you how much I paid, there is a little bit of a story behind this purchase I should share…..
I have a regular run of ‘junk’ stores that I try do at least once a week. Sometimes these stores strike gold, while other times they come up with nothing. I bought this particular Saturn with a bunch of others, and honestly it was the last one I picked up. When I first saw it, I thought that someone had either stuck a sticker on it, or decided to draw a Sonic by hand – this put me off buying it (being the retro noob I was). As it was only 300yen (yes you read that correctly, 300yen!), and believe or not cheaper than the others there, I threw caution to the wind and spent the 300yen. It was only after I got it home that I realised the Sonic was professionally printed, so I asked questions to the experts on AussieArcade.
I almost left this for someone else, and it was only priced at 300yen (about $3.60)! I would have regretted this more than I can express in words if I left it there, but lucky I had a spare 300yen on me. 😀
Anyone know of the current selling price of these Saturns? I tried to do a quick search but not much came up about it.
300 yen? Madness!!!
Looks like a nice and shiny console 😀
It’s not in bad shape although it has suffered a little bit from the Saturn yellow syndrome. 300yen though! One of those rare moments indeed.
LOL, I know exactly what you are talking about. I have made some nice finds in 300 yen junk bins around here too. I`m not a Saturn collector but that looks like a cool one.
I`m guessing if you have a few junk shops in the neighborhood you are probably in Tokyo or some other big city?
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