Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Jul 2018 18:25 UTC
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The collectability of Nintendo's "classic mini" consoles cannot be overstated. Even after restocking the NES Classic Edition's original limited supply this year, the company has barely been able to keep up with demand for both its NES- and SNES-flavored dips back into the nostalgia pool, in the West or elsewhere.

But if you thought those systems were limited and coveted enough, you ain't seen nothing. This week, Nintendo went one further by releasing a special-colored, new-games version of one of these systems, designed and marketed specifically for fans of Japanese Shonen Jump manga series like Dragon Ball, Captain Tsubasa, and Fist of the North Star.

Shortly before Amazon Japan sold out of its allocation on Sunday morning, we slammed down $87 USD and placed an order to see what the Shonen Jump 50th Anniversary Famicom Classic Mini was all about. We quickly learned that this official Nintendo product is far from a slapdash release with a logo painted on.

Nostalgia is one hell of a drug.

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by WorknMan on Thu 12th Jul 2018 22:00 UTC
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Nostalgia is one hell of a drug.


So is consumerism.

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No, this is the weirdest...
by Parry on Fri 13th Jul 2018 13:54 UTC
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