Nintendo released the original Game Boy in Japan during April 1989, then North America, three months later, priced at $89.99 or $187.83 with inflation. Today, genuine sealed systems fetch upwards of $2,200 USD, and this person thought they had purchased one of them for a steal at a garage sale. Unfortunately, things weren’t as they seemed, especially when he noticed that the tape didn’t appear to be original. Read more for the unboxing video and additional information.
The person who sold him this alleged sealed Nintendo Game Boy might not have known any better, as some of the items inside, like the earphones, were genuinely new. However, the most important item, the Game Boy itself, appeared to be used, complete with corroded AA batteries already inserted. On the bright side, everything still works, although not perfectly, as you’ll see in the video.
- Trigger nostalgic memories as you build this wonderfully detailed LEGO brick Nintendo Entertainment System (71374) and interactive, 1980s-style television displaying the classic Super Mario Bros. game
- The TV has a handle-operated scrolling screen and if you scan the action brick by placing LEGO Mario (figure not included) in the slot on top, he will react to the on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups
- Authentic details of the NES console are recreated in LEGO style, including a controller and an opening slot for the buildable Game Pak with a realistic locking function to delight Super Mario Bros. fans
- Whether you were an NES gamer back in the day, a fan of retro stuff, or are just looking for an immersive, fun, creative DIY project to leave you feeling revitalized, this 2,646-piece model building kit is ideal for you
- The buildable TV measures over 8” (22.5cm) high, 9” (23.5cm) wide and 6” (16cm) deep, and alongside the NES model makes a cool display item for your home or office. It also makes the best LEGO gift for gamer friends