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"PlayStation Coasters" Ha ha, ok... but what am I really looking at?

Apr 15 at 3:41:24 PM
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I just found this auction on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/playstation-classic-coasters/264270...

At first I thought this was just a joke, but then I paid attention.  This looks like a special CD case, but no like the PAL cases.  Also, the cover says this is NTSC:U/C which is USA/Canada, and I've never seen a GTA cover like that, or a case shaped like this.

So... anyone have any clue what this is?  I opened the auction to point-and-laugh at "seller silliness" but now I'm really curious.  I've never seen an item like this.

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Apr 15 at 3:48:46 PM
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Well, I'm an idiot and feel free to disregard. They are, in fact, coasters.

http://www.numskull.com/wp-conten...

I've been hanging around here for to long where "game coasters" are legit games. :S

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Apr 15 at 3:56:12 PM
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I wouldn't call you an idiot for being confused by PAL style cases using NTSC artwork.

I haven't seen those either, but they look pretty cool. Not cool enough for the money they are asking, but still pretty cool.

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Apr 15 at 4:05:23 PM
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Originally posted by: TDIRunner

I wouldn't call you an idiot for being confused by PAL style cases using NTSC artwork.

I haven't seen those either, but they look pretty cool. Not cool enough for the money they are asking, but still pretty cool.

Yeah, I agree.  If I saw them in Target for about $5-7, I'd be tempted to buy them myself.

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Apr 15 at 4:34:44 PM
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My brother found some of these at GameStop a couple months ago. I think they were sold in a pack of 4 for maybe $20-$25. Each coaster was different.

Apr 15 at 4:48:24 PM
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I'd buy em if you could swap out the cover art; that'd be pretty cool.

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Apr 15 at 6:22:55 PM
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Man, that's pretty neat. Be funnier if they were just games used as coasters though. lol

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Apr 16 at 1:51:36 PM
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I don't know what's real any more. You shouldn't feel bad for being confused by that product.

It would be more ironic if the game art was an actual "game coaster", Bubsy, Micromachines etc.

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Apr 16 at 2:40:18 PM
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Now that I think about it, wouldn't a fake PS1 game DISC make a better coaster than a fake game case?

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Apr 16 at 2:46:44 PM
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Tomb Raider ones are available on the Canadian EB Games site: https://www.ebgames.ca/Toys-Colle...

$20 for 4.

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Apr 16 at 2:50:35 PM
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Originally posted by: Gloves

Tomb Raider ones are available on the Canadian EB Games site: https://www.ebgames.ca/Toys-Collectibles/Games/750890/tomb-r...

$20 for 4.

Kinda odd that they used the Pal ones. Maybe they figured the NTSC ones would be too thin?
 

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Apr 16 at 3:00:29 PM
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Originally posted by: Wheelcakes
 
Originally posted by: Gloves

Tomb Raider ones are available on the Canadian EB Games site: https://www.ebgames.ca/Toys-Collectibles/Games/750890/tomb-r...

$20 for 4.

Kinda odd that they used the Pal ones. Maybe they figured the NTSC ones would be too thin?
 

I mean they're not even real cases or covers, so realistically they could have done anything they wanted.
 

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Apr 16 at 3:24:06 PM
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After checking out those Tomb Raider coasters, I think i'd possibly/probably drop $20 (maybe even $25) for a 4x set of FF VII, FF IX, FF Tactics and Xenogears. It'd have to be those 4, or maybe an extra like Vagrant Story (oh! or Parasite Eve!)

Oh, and none of that PAL crap. I'd want real NTSC U/C covers. Jeez, that'd be cool. I almost want to find these coasters in the wild to see if you can creatively extract the cover art and create your own.

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Apr 16 at 3:44:58 PM
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Originally posted by: rlh

After checking out those Tomb Raider coasters, I think i'd possibly/probably drop $20 (maybe even $25) for a 4x set of FF VII, FF IX, FF Tactics and Xenogears. It'd have to be those 4, or maybe an extra like Vagrant Story (oh! or Parasite Eve!)

Oh, and none of that PAL crap. I'd want real NTSC U/C covers. Jeez, that'd be cool. I almost want to find these coasters in the wild to see if you can creatively extract the cover art and create your own.

I sent a message to the person who has them on ebay; maybe they can tell one way or another.
 

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Apr 16 at 3:53:44 PM
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Originally posted by: rlh

I almost want to find these coasters in the wild to see if you can creatively extract the cover art and create your own.

Why don't you just make your own with cheap CD jewel cases with whatever kind of art you want on the inside?
 

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Apr 16 at 3:55:31 PM
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Originally posted by: TDIRunner
 
Originally posted by: rlh

I almost want to find these coasters in the wild to see if you can creatively extract the cover art and create your own.

Why don't you just make your own with cheap CD jewel cases with whatever kind of art you want on the inside?
 

Take a second look-- they are smaller than CD cases, which is part of the personal appeal. I don't know why, but ever since I was a kid I've always been fascinated with miniatures of reall or semi-realistic things, so these are all the more desirable for that reason, if they are reasonably priced or what I'd specifically want.
 

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Apr 16 at 3:58:00 PM
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Originally posted by: rlh
 
Originally posted by: TDIRunner
 
Originally posted by: rlh

I almost want to find these coasters in the wild to see if you can creatively extract the cover art and create your own.

Why don't you just make your own with cheap CD jewel cases with whatever kind of art you want on the inside?
 

Take a second look-- they are smaller than CD cases, which is part of the personal appeal. I don't know why, but ever since I was a kid I've always been fascinated with miniatures of reall or semi-realistic things, so these are all the more desirable for that reason, if they are reasonably priced or what I'd specifically want.
 
That's fine and all, but keep in mind that you could be making your own that are only slightly different for about a quarter a piece, or 50 cents max.  

 

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Apr 16 at 3:58:50 PM
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Originally posted by: rlh
 
Originally posted by: TDIRunner
 
Originally posted by: rlh

I almost want to find these coasters in the wild to see if you can creatively extract the cover art and create your own.

Why don't you just make your own with cheap CD jewel cases with whatever kind of art you want on the inside?
 

Take a second look-- they are smaller than CD cases, which is part of the personal appeal. I don't know why, but ever since I was a kid I've always been fascinated with miniatures of reall or semi-realistic things, so these are all the more desirable for that reason, if they are reasonably priced or what I'd specifically want.
 

Not just smaller, but specifically coaster sized.
 

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Apr 16 at 4:13:41 PM
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Originally posted by: BouncekDeLemos

Man, that's pretty neat. Be funnier if they were just games used as coasters though. lol
I think i'm going to start this business! 

 

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Apr 16 at 9:22:35 PM
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Originally posted by: D~Funk
 
Originally posted by: BouncekDeLemos

Man, that's pretty neat. Be funnier if they were just games used as coasters though. lol
I think i'm going to start this business! 

 
Go for it, broseff!

For any on-lookers who are reading this is unaware, he's talking about this:
http://nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?StartRow=1&...

Y'all go to that link and post up them coasters!

 

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Apr 16 at 10:48:15 PM
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FYI I got a message back from the person selling the coasters on ebay:

"hi, yes is it possible"

(to replace the paper currently in the cases)

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Apr 17 at 5:30:39 AM
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I saw these in my local eb games (AUSTRALIA)

https://ebgames.com.au/loot-23680...