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.
- Build an interactive, 1980s-style TV set displaying the classic Super Mario Bros. game & activate it with LEGO Mario figure (not included)
- Authentic details of the NES console are recreated in LEGO style, including a controller and an opening slot for the buildable Game Pak
- The TV has a handle-operated scrolling screen, Mario figure reacts to the on-screen enemies, obstacles and power-ups when placed on the top