I tried avoiding Final Fantasy collectibles since my fellow writers post quite a bit of it, but I saw eBay seller squall_leonhart77 has listed a bunch of FF items that are not common, especially the first item I will show. I also have some other neat items that are currently running.
This is a Final Fantasy VIII GALBADIA BEARS Hockey Jersey. I never knew it existed, and found out it’s quite rare. Supposedly while walking around “Galbadia Garden” in the game, one of the enemies you encounter is called “slapper”, an ice hockey player that wears this jersey. I never finished the game, or even got that far to remember this enemy, but I found a picture that shows this information is accurate:
I just find it very random of Square to chose to make this out of all possible items that could be created from FF8. Maybe there is something I am missing? Anyways this jersey was available through PlayOnline, but they are obviously all sold out. The seller says:
“This auction is for an EXTREMELY RARE Final Fantasy item. It is for a medium size Jersey of the Final Fantasy VIII ice hockey team, Galbadia Bears. For fans of the game, you may remember seeing it on the ‘slapper’, the enemy ice hockey players in Final Fantasy VIII! In my 10 years of selling and buying Final Fantasy merchandise, I have only ever been lucky enough to see these jerseys once, which is when I bought 2 in Japan. I sold one two years ago, and now due to lack of funds and space must now try to sell this one too (though I cannot let it go cheaply)! This is YOUR chance to own one of the rarest Final Fantasy VIII, if not Final Fantasy items in history!The jersey is made of thick, quality fabric, and has been hanging on my door for the last 2 years. It really is an unmissable item for any Final Fantasy VIII fan, and this may well be the last time it ever appears on eBay.”
The jersey looks in excellent condition, but I wonder how many FF8 fanatics are reading this right now :). Not sure if this jersey will sell for the asking price, but it’s quite the item.
Click here for Final Fantasy VIII 8 ** GALBADIA BEARS Jersey
squall_leonhart77 also has other items of interest. Here’s the list:
Vintage 1989 Nintendo THE WIZARD Promo Movie Poster 80s
Now I don’t know about you….but I LOVED this movie! I’ve read on many forums that this movie was horrible, that it was 100 minute Nintendo commercial… that it was cheesy, bla bla bla. Honestly……who cares? This was a “VIDEO GAME” movie that got every kid excited! My brother, cousin, and friends were all in “awe” when we watched The Wizard. Imagine….a movie back in 1989 where it was unheard of to have actual “video game titles” in a movie, and it was the titles that we’ve all played! From start to finish I thought this movie showed how awesome it is to play video games. The power glove, the arcade battle, the Nintendo World Championships, all in one movie!
Anyways…I thought I’d vent a little, and now show you this awesome Wizard poster! It’s a little beat up, but looks “display” worthy to me.
Seller has a best-offer option as well. Check out Mario at the top right: