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Want to own the world’s largest video game collection?

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Michael Thommason has been collecting video games for over 25 years. To date, he’s collected over eleven thousand of them, winging his way in to the Guinness book of World Records as the owner of the world’s largest video game collection. And now, it can be yours.

He’s auctioning off the collection in its entirety, on games specialist auctioneer, Game Gavel.  There are 21 consoles along with complete North American sets of released games. That means every single officially released game for those systems. There are also 14 more systems with "near-complete" sets, and many, many more with partial sets.

Here’s a brief taste of what’s in the collection:

Complete sets for:

3DO, Action Max, AGP X-System, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari Jaguar, Atari Jaguar CD, Atari Lynx, Buzztime, Captain Power, Game Boy Advance e-Reader, Neo-Geo Pocket Color, Nintendo Virtual Boy, NUON, Sega CD, Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast, Tapwave Zodiac, Tiger Game.Com, Turbo-Grafx-16 CD and Turbo-Grafx-16 Super CD.

Near complete sets for:

Bally Videocade, CougarBoy, Fairchild VES Channel F, Game Wave, Gizmondo, Halcyon Interactive, LaserActive, Magnavox Odyssey2, NEC PC-FX, N*Gage, Sega 32-X, SuperVision, Vectrex and XaviX.

And games for just about every other system ever released. The collection is just way, way too huge to list, so take a look here to see what’s included.

Games

As of writing the current bid, which fails to meet the reserve, is standing on $5,678.00, and for just $100 more, you could be in the running to own a significant slice of video game history. I’d have no idea how’ you’d ship it all though.

That is a ludicrous number of games – that should net you about R28 if you traded them in at BT Games.

Last Updated: June 5, 2014

30 Comments

  1. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 5, 2014 at 11:06

    I would make a bear’s 7 month hibernation period in its cave seem like a POWER nap if I was ever allowed in that game room. I would also cry rainbows.

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 5, 2014 at 11:12

      You’d need a crapload of Doritos & Dew though :/

      Reply

  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 5, 2014 at 11:06

    lol @ R28.

    Reply

  3. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 5, 2014 at 11:07

    BURN ROFL

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    • Admiral Chief Blackburn

      June 5, 2014 at 11:28

      Hahahahahaha

      Reply

  4. derp

    June 5, 2014 at 11:14

    HE HAS A COPY OF BATTLETOADS !!

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    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 5, 2014 at 13:56

      With no nails hammered into it…

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  5. Jedi JJ

    June 5, 2014 at 11:14

    Where do people get the time?

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    • geelslang

      June 5, 2014 at 11:45

      or the money, 11k games?

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      • Jedi JJ

        June 5, 2014 at 12:07

        Over 25 years. That’s buying a game a day about.

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    • oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

      June 5, 2014 at 13:58

      By not doing what their dicks tell them to do 😉

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      • Jedi JJ

        June 5, 2014 at 14:12

        I don’t know how to do that.

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  6. Rincearbiterofhumour

    June 5, 2014 at 11:15

    Is he selling them because he as a ‘girlfriend’ now? Tut!

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    • Jedi JJ

      June 5, 2014 at 11:16

      Hope she’s not with him them for having the biggest video game collection then.

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      • Rincearbiterofhumour

        June 5, 2014 at 11:16

        Sorry for her!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      June 5, 2014 at 11:17

      Is that like a Vita?

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      • Admiral Chief Blackburn

        June 5, 2014 at 11:30

        LOOOL

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    • Jedi JJ

      June 5, 2014 at 11:19

      Looks to me like he has two hands already. Trolololo

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  7. MakeItLegal

    June 5, 2014 at 11:23

    Ha ha at the BT games comment

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  8. Hammersteyn

    June 5, 2014 at 11:23

    LOL poor BT games, they’re not that bad imo. Or I’ve been very lucky thus far.

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  9. CAE9872

    June 5, 2014 at 11:27

    I saw an article on his collection a while back. He makes me jealous! My collection ain’t bad but NOWHERE even close to that. And collecting here in SA is mightily difficult and expensive.

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  10. Admiral Chief Blackburn

    June 5, 2014 at 11:29

    #ForeverAlone?

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  11. Rock789

    June 5, 2014 at 11:59

    My “I must have it” compulsion just kicked in… I think I want!!

    Reply

  12. CaptainNemo42

    June 5, 2014 at 12:13

    This place reminds me of the library at Unseen University.

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    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

      June 5, 2014 at 13:43

      Dude you just made a Pratchett reference. 100 internet points to you!

      Reply

      • CaptainNemo42

        June 5, 2014 at 14:00

        I knew there will be somebody out there that knows what I’m on about.

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        • Brady miaau

          June 5, 2014 at 16:23

          I think way more than one somebody!

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  13. Tulipdame

    June 5, 2014 at 18:31

    Lol R28. Trade ins are a rip-off

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  14. Avi

    June 6, 2014 at 11:36

    He does not have Medi Evil Part 1 but i do but on the other hand i am looking for Part 2

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  15. bluegoon

    June 7, 2014 at 07:37

    I could have twice as many games, doesn’t matter, I just don’t have the time anymore 🙁 I want to win the lotto, not for money or stuff, just for more TIME! ugh.

    Reply

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