NES Signed by Stars of The Wizard Up For Sale
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
No Power Glove, unfortunately
One trick of adding value to old gaming memorabilia is to get it signed by famous people, and even if you have no intention to sell, it makes it that bit more magical. If you're going to get a Nintendo Entertainment System signed, then, you could do much worse than obtain the scrawls of the stars and director of The Wizard, a film that did much to contribute to the pop-culture representation of NES in North America and elsewhere.
If you want such an item and happen to have a spare $5000 — or a willingness to play the bidding game starting at $250 — then you should check out this new eBay listing. The seller says that they got the system signed at a tribute screening for the movie back in February 2008, which was attended by actors Fred Savage and Luke Edwards, as well as director Todd Holland; all three have signed the system, though as this is eBay you'll have to trust the word of the seller. At the time of writing there are no bids, but with six days to go that may change.
We know a lot about The Wizard here at Nintendo Life, and why not? If you want to know why this film, despite its flaws, is fondly remembered by retro Nintendo gamers, check out our feature on the making of The Wizard and our interview with its star Luke Edwards.
Meanwhile, would any of you consider buying this NES?