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Custom-made Luigi 2DS Now Up For Auction

Posted by Liam Doolan

25 percent of proceeds go to Child’s Play

The Luigi-themed 2DS console we reported on - which actually turned out to be nothing more than a convincing custom-made creation by Rose Coloured Gaming - is now up for auction.

To take the Year of Luigi out in style, fans can now bid on this exclusive item until 17th November, with 25 percent of the proceeds going directly to Child’s Play Charity.

Despite such a positive reception when photos of the custom-made design initially did the rounds (to the point we and many others believed the system was real), the auction page explains the unit was built under the following vision:

One-of-a-kind item, and as such, there will not be a run of more than one.

Key selling points are the beautiful indentation of Luigi on the back of the device, along with quality packaging, and a familiar green and white colour scheme.

If you’re interested in bidding for this exclusive 2DS, click here. And with that, case closed.

[via joystiq.com]

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User Comments (16)

the_truth

#3

the_truth said:

And 75% of the proceeds are going into this guy's pocket. In other words, he's still trying to profit from copyright theft.

DarkLloyd

#6

DarkLloyd said:

@the_truth you can sell your own 3ds if you want too, all he did was mod the exterior in any event would void the warranty because its not in the list of system designs covered if that make any sense

so exactly how is he copyright thefting in the used market?

Shadowkiller97

#7

Shadowkiller97 said:

@DarkLloyd It's not that he modded the system, or that he's selling a used 2DS... it's that the design he used is trademarked. If it was just green and white, it would be no big deal. But he used Luigi's design on the back which is copyrighted by Nintendo. What's more, he's selling this as a Year of Luigi 2DS... using Nintendo's trademark to attract buyers. It was all cool when he was taking pictures and keeping it for himself. Now that he's selling, it's completely illegal.

MikeLove

#8

MikeLove said:

Note this guy isn't selling it on eBay where it would be subject to removal for copyright infringement.

AVahne

#10

AVahne said:

Wonder how high it'll go. This guy does really high quality mods, so this should be worth a pretty hefty sum.

MikeLove

#11

MikeLove said:

@ScroogeMcLz

Did they reproduce the packaging, including the Nintendo trademark? Did they also then sell the item as a '30th Anniversary Edition', without the permission of Nintendo?

This is quite a bit different, and not the first time this guy has walked a fine line between legal and copyright infringements....

Prof_Elvin_Gadd

#13

Prof_Elvin_Gadd said:

In my opinion this guy should keep the money for the cost of the system itself and the cost of labor and donate the rest of the money to charity.

Kolzig

#14

Kolzig said:

This would be quite awesome if Nintendo struck a deal with this company and would surprise all with an official Luigi 2DS.

Note to Iwata and Reggie, this would sell lik hotcakes during Christmas. :-)

WitchSugoi

#16

WitchSugoi said:

$400 already? I can actually see this thing going up to a grand before it's all said and done.

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