Rare Items Spotted: Gold Mario & Zelda Nintendo Statues

Nothing fetches a pretty penny in the video game collecting world quite like gold!  Every collector knows that the gold Nintendo World Championships cart is worth a mint.  Similarly, gold statues of video game characters seem to hold crazy values.  Ironically, it doesn’t matter if it’s just gold painted plastic (The NWC gold cart being no exception to this rule…).

Super Mario Golden Promotiona​l Display Figure Nintendo The guy selling this (antiquemike-japan) is asking a seemingly silly starting bid of $395.00 USD.  Is he crazy?  Who knows.  Maybe the power of gold painted plastic will compel someone to bid… (By the way, the seller states that this statue was part of a store display at one time.)

Rare Legend of Zelda Gold Twilight Princess Statue Ended June 1, 2010 at $233.05 USD.  eBay seller longshorespike explains:

Limited up to 3800 pieces worldwide, very detailed, heavy, made out of hard PVC, up to 13 inches in height and only available in the Nintendo Star catalogue (cost was 14,000 star points…about 60 games), this statue is one of the most rare and expensive Zelda-statues you can get. It’s sprayed gold and it’s made for the promotion of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.