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Killer eBay Auctions

The $16K+ Gamer Case Mod

— October 24, 2008 — Art & Design
PS3 fans are going nuts over on eBay. The impossibly fantastic ‘Metal Gear Solid’ is signed by the designer Hideo Kojima. The ‘Metal Gear Solid’ for Playstation 3 was done at Morpheon Mods.

The whole PS3 and controller are in digital camo with nine coats of auto clearcoat sealer. The marquee is stainless steel laser-cut with a super finish. The logo is lighted with LEDs, so even in pitch black the player is the center of attention. Bidding was at $16,000 with four days left!
Trend Themes
1. Gamification of Collectibles - The trend of making unique, personalized items and collectibles with a gamified twist is increasing.
2. Limited-edition Customizations - Personalized limited-edition customizations for high-demand gaming gear are becoming popular.
3. Celebrity Signatures on Gaming Consoles - The trend of adding a celebrity signature to gaming consoles, creating unique items for collectors, is picking up.
Industry Implications
1. Gaming Accessories Industry - The gaming industry can take advantage of consumers' desire for one-of-a-kind customized gaming gear, enabling a market for exclusive limited-edition items.
2. Online Auction Industry - Online auction platforms like eBay can benefit from the increasing popularity of unique, gamified items or personalized limited-edition products.
3. Gamified Collectibles Industry - The trend of gamified, personalized limited-edition collectibles can contribute to the growth of the collectibles industry, attracting consumers with unique products that enhance their game experience.
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