Attention all retro Nintendo collectors! We have a rare and highly sought-after item that you won’t want to miss out on – the “Nintendo 64 Funtastic Series Employee Promotional Suitcase.” This is a piece of Nintendo history that is not only incredibly rare, but also holds a special place in the company’s past.
This suitcase was used by Nintendo employees and promotional representatives to showcase the newly released “Funtastic Series” to local game stores and big game store chains. In the late 90s, the internet was still in its infancy, so door-to-door salesmanship was the norm. Nintendo employees would take this case full of consoles into the stores and present the new range from Nintendo to the shops. The shop owners or chain managers could then decide if they liked the product and how many they wanted to order.
According to our extensive research, there were initially believed to be only one case and console set made for each region – Europe, USA, and Japan. However, more of these cases have surfaced over the years on online marketplaces and private Nintendo forums. While we can’t confirm an exact number, we estimate that there are somewhere between 10-50 of these cases in existence today.
If you’re a serious Nintendo collector, this is a piece that you won’t want to miss out on. It’s a rare glimpse into the history of Nintendo and the promotional tactics that were used in the late 90s. Don’t hesitate to add the “Nintendo 64 Funtastic Series Employee Promotional Suitcase” to your collection before it’s too late.