Rare Arkham Origins Batarang Press Kit Sells on Ebay for AUD$412
If you’re ever in the market
by Arthur Kotsopoulos
It’s no secret that media receive nifty little treats as part of an incentive to promote various publishers products. In anticipation for Batman: Arkham Origins, Warner Bros. sent out a total of 1000 of these Batarang units to media around the world.
Here in Australia, there were some lucky journalists that managed to receive one, however it seems that someone has stooped down to the level of selling the item on ebay for a profit. In the past there have been some shady journalists who have done the same thing with their press kits for money but since then, I haven’t heard of anyone doing so.
This week has seen many media trade and/or sell received games to put towards the next-gen consoles which is a little shoddy, but no where near selling this item for $400+. Even though it’s not someone within the industry doing it from what I found out, the fact that this person is selling a rare press kit item he won for personal gain and quite a large sum of money is a bit disappointing.
It’s great to see some gaming entities finally getting behind some of the natural disasters that have befallen Australia of late. Our friends over at SEGA Australia have sent us this great news, so please do read on and check it out.
Doesn’t matter where you are in the globe, the auction is open to all comers
Hopefully, some other publishers or gaming companies will follow suit, as I know that many gamers have been affected by the Floods, Storms, Hurricanes, Fires and much more over the last several months.
As mentioned, SEGA Australia has kindly donated it’s ‘001’ SEGA Dreamcast Collectors Vinyl Record Album for the Qld Flood Relief, where ALL proceeds will go directly to the Queensland Premiers Flood Relief.
Below are the details and links on how to get to the eBay site to place you bids, and I know that there are many collectors out there willing to put in to help raise the fund drastically needed to help Queenslanders get back on their feet.
It’s not an easy job rebuilding one’s life after such events. Our Editor (2IC) was right in the middle of the Toowoomba floods which really shook the town from end to end affecting everyone’s lives. So none of us are safe from ‘mother nature’, but we can do our bit by supporting such efforts in raising funds to help those affected.
So I encourage you to slip over to the Ebay site and post your bids.