Posted on March 7, 2023
Gaming Merch With The Highest Prices Ever
People are passionate about video games and playing them has become one of the most popular pastimes of modern times. Many gamers don’t just love the games, but the industries that have risen around them, with merchandise being one of the most profitable and successful. There’s merchandise available for just about every gaming franchise imaginable, and it’s not that unusual to find a gamer with shirts, figurines, weaponry, posters, and so much more packed in their gaming rooms.
Most gaming merchandise is generally sold at an affordable price, but sometimes a piece can cost so much that it would be cheaper to just buy a car instead, and here are some examples to prove it.
A Call Of Duty Jeep
Talking about cars; in 2011, Chrysler and Activation partnered up to release a special version of the Jeep Wrangler that was based on the Call of Duty: Black Ops Edition. The Jeep came in all-black and had COD branding spread across the exterior. It was meant to be a military spin on the regular Wrangler, but with the added “coolness” of Call of Duty. The 4-door version of this vehicle cost as much as $40,000 brand new, although it was and still is possible to find cheaper models of the vehicle second hand.
Xbox Gucci Set
Xbox is the main competitor to Sony’s range of PlayStation consoles, and the two have long been caught in a battle for console dominance. But one area where Xbox is ahead of the competition is merchandise, specifically a Gucci-themed Xbox that came with a pretty hefty price tag.
The designer console was created as a way of honouring the anniversaries of both Xbox and Gucci, with the former turning 20 and the latter turning 100. The limited offer Xbox set was released with a custom cover, two controllers, as well as a hard case that was inspired by Gucci travel luggage. The hardware of the Xbox itself is no different to that of a regular Xbox, despite the 2000% extra cost, which caps out at $10,000 for this unique Gucci Xbox – the kind of money that comes from a lottery or winning golf betting.
The Crystal Pikachu
Most modern Millennials grew up with Pokémon, which was nothing short of an international phenomenon during the 1990s and 2000s. Similarly to Xbox and Gucci, the following piece of gaming merchandise came about because of an anniversary, except instead of a fashion company, the extra cost came from Baccarat, a well-known French crystal maker that has been around since the late 1700s.
They’re known for partnering with other brands, especially when celebrating certain events like anniversaries. And it was the 25th anniversary of the beloved Pokémon franchise where Baccarat announced a limited-edition crystal Pikachu, along with crystal Poke Ball. Intricately designed and supremely expensive, the crystal Pikachu retailed for $25,000 – the high price of the figurine is due to its creation by famed crystal designer Hiroshi Fujiwara.