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What A Microvision Video Game Collection Was Really Worth On Pawn Stars

More than ever before, people want to relive their childhoods. That's why you hear about people shelling out big bucks to buy a single Pokémon card. Even just when it comes to reboots of old TV shows, there's definitely an audience there into nostalgia, and that's been very good for retailers who operate in that sphere, including the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop featured on "Pawn Stars."

Rick Harrison and his crew know a good deal when they see one, which is why they jump at the chance to purchase anything with a fanbase behind it. When a first-edition Spider-Man comic from 1963 came into the shop, Corey Harrison knew he'd be able to find a profitable home for it. He ended up spending $4,000 for the chance to get it in the shop, which isn't bad when you consider the book likely sold initially for around 25 cents. 

Another fun item featured on "Pawn Stars" Season 18 was an almost-complete Microvision video game set. Microvision was a handheld platform for gaming that came out in the 1970s from Milton Bradley. Most gamers have probably never heard of it before, which is why Corey called in a second opinion to figure out how much he should spend on the system.

Corey Harrison spends a whopping $50 for the set

The seller goes in with pretty moderate expectations. He only asks for $100 for the game system as well as 10 games. It certainly wouldn't break the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop's bank to dish out the dough, but Corey wants to know precisely what he has in front of him.

As has happened so many times in the past, the "Pawn Stars" gang calls in an expert to see what exactly they're dealing with. This results in a lot of good information for Corey, such as the knowledge that even video game collectors aren't really interested in the Microvision system because it's simply too difficult to play. While there aren't very many of them, there just isn't a real market, so when it comes time to negotiate, Corey throws down $50 for the bundle. 

It seems to be a fair price. When looking at similar consoles on eBay, they tend to sell for roughly $100 ... if they even manage to sell at all. Most of the games for the console tend to go for between $10 and $50 apiece. There's no indication how much Corey managed to get out of it, but if we had to make a guess, we'd surmise Chumlee had plenty of fun playing some of the games during company time.