[PS1] Final Fantasy VIII Press Kit

The “Final Fantasy VIII” press kit is actually the exact same as the “Final Fantasy VIII Limited Edition Box-Set”, except that a press disc is included and instead of the normal variant of the game, the press kit has promo discs in a double jewel case without inlays or instruction booklet.

The really good looking cardboard box contains promo discs of the game, a CD-ROM with press information, an official white Playstation “Memory Card” in a blister pack, a green memory card protective case, a fold-out booklet containing stickers of various Playstation games (for the memory card protective case), a sheet of “Final Fantasy VIII” memory card stickers, a big double-sided “Final Fantasy VIII” poster and a “Final Fantasy VIII” t-shirt.

It could be a little more tricky to find the press kit than the limited edition, but it is not very rare. Since there are a lot of collectors for this game series, a press kit like this could be quite expensive.

[PS1] The Glove

This is the Sony licensed controller “The Glove” from Reality Quest.

Except for the controller and the instruction booklet, a VHS tape is also included. The white label on the cassette says: “PLAY THIS DEMO TAPE FIRST. PAL VERSION. Learn about “The GLOVE” for Playstation Games”.

[PS1] Playstation PSone SCPH-102C + Sector Playstation Watch Bundle

This is a very rare limited edition console pack. I suspect that it is an Italian exclusive, as the watch manufacturer Sector is located there.

The thin outer cardboard box, which has a small plastic window where the watch is displayed, contains the standard silver box variant of the Playstation “PSone SCPH-102C” console bundle and a Playstation watch from Sector. The watch comes in a nice looking display case, which also contains a “World Service Centers” booklet and some kind of certification card from Sector. The console box contains the usual stuff (a console, a white “Dual Shock” controller, power and AV cords, a scart adapter and printed materials).

This is an amazing addition to the collection!

[PS1] Velocity x3 Game Pack

Here we have a sealed copy of the rare “Velocity x3” game pack. It was released by Acclaim, in Australia and New Zealand exclusively.

In the cardboard sleeve you will find the Australian/New Zealand variants of the games “Vanishing Point”, “RC Revenge” and “Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000”. The cases have the same size as the ones for regular music-CDs.

[PS1] Destruction Derby Raw Press Kit

This is the only complete copy of the “Destruction Derby Raw” press kit I am aware of.

Inside the neutral cardboard box, you will find the game disc, a CD-ROM containing press information and three destroyed toy stock cars. The cars and the discs are vacuum packed in “Destruction Derby Raw” labelled plastic bags. An information paper from the developer is also included.

For a long time I thought that the “Destruction Derby Raw” press kit only consisted of the game and the press discs. Therefore, it was really nice to discover that the kit was actually supposed to contain some more stuff.

[PS1] Experience the Magic of Disney on Playstation Game Pack 3 (Swedish Variant)

The third triple pack from Disney is the most uncommon one. Except for this rare Swedish variant, where the games are stacked on each other vertically, there is also an Australian variant, where the games comes in music-CD sized cases bundled in a cardboard box similar to the other two Disney packs.

The pack contains the Swedish variants of the games “Disney’s Tarzan”, “Disney’s Aladdin in Nasira’s Revenge”, “Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove” and has a barcode sticker that covers the original barcode on the back of the cardboard box.

[PS1] 10 Million Model Memory Card

This is the European version of the 10 Million Model “Memory Card”. It was produced by Sony in limited numbers to celebrate that ten million Playstation consoles had been sold. The “Memory Card” is the most common item in the 10 Million Model line.

It consists of a silver Playstation “Memory Card” in a black cardboard folder which has the text “NOT FOR RESALE” printed on the back, a sticker for the card and the instruction paper.

In comparision with the other pieces in the 10 Million Model line (the console and controller), the “Memory Card” is not so hard to find.

[PS1] Crisis Beat Digital Press Kit

“Crisis Beat” digital press kit was unknown for me before this copy appeared on ebay.

It consists of a CD-ROM with press information in a sleeve and the U.K address on the back cover reveals that it was meant for the PAL territory. However, the only files available on the disc are screenshots from the game while the other folders are empty. Studio 3 was probably in a hurry when they made the kit and forgot to put the rest of the files on the CD.

[PS1] In Cold Blood Press Kit

The press kit for “In Cold Blood” is not easy to find nowadays.

It consists of a folder covered in graphics, which is holding the two game discs, a CD-ROM with press information, a small spray can and a pamphlet. The kit comes in a silver bag for static shielding. To reveal the text inside the information pamphlet, you are supposed to use the spray can on it. The liquid in it has dried since long.

[PS1] Playstation SCPH-5502 A (Box Variant)

Here we have a quite odd box variant of the Playstation “SCPH-5502 A” console bundle. This unit normally comes in a box with yellow as background colour even in New Zealand/Australia, but somehow, they also had this strange red variant for the same model. It looks very similar to the NTSC box for “SCPH-5501”, except for a couple of minor difference.

The bundle contains a Playstation “SCPH-5502” console, an original controller, AV and power cords and a region specific instruction booklet. A “Demo 1” disc is supossed to be included as well, but since I have no idea about which version it should be, I have chosen not to include one in the photos.

It could be quite hard to get one of these packs, especially if you are not living in Australia or New Zealand.

[PS1] Playstation SCPH-5502 C

This is a Playstation “SCPH-5502 C” console bundle.

It contains a Playstation “SCPH-5502” console, an original controller, AV and power cables, instruction manuals, registration booklet, guarantee paper and advertising. I have no clue about which version of “Demo 1” that is supossed to be in this pack, so I have not included one in the photos.

This bundle is common and you should be able to find a copy of it at any time on ebay.

[PS1] Playstation SCPH-1002 (Box Variant)

Here we have a very uncommon variant of the Playstation “SCPH-1002” bundle. The box looks similar to the one that belongs to the model “SCPH-5502”, but has a few differences. For example; there are no stripes over the yellow background, different games are displayed on the backside and there is a sticker on the front instead of a print, declaring that a demo disc is included.

The bundle contains a “SCPH-1002” console, an original controller, power and AV cords, instruction manuals and a guarantee paper. With the valuable information from JP in the comment section, I now know that the demo that should be included in this pack is SCED-00456. Many thanks for that.

[PS1] Help 2001 Game Pack

This is the “Help 2001” game pack, released by Entertainment Software Charity (e.s.c.).

The bundle consists of a big cardboard sleeve holding the four games “TOCA Touring Car Championship”, “Tomb Raider”, “WWF War Zone” and “Ridge Racer Revolution”. A text on the front cover declares that “ALL PROFITS FROM THE SALE OF THIS PACK WILL GO TO HELP DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN”.

“Help 2001” can be quite hard to find nowadays, so if you see one for sale, grab it immediately!

[PS1] Tomb Raider Collectors Edition

“Tomb Raider Collectors Edition” was released in Australia and New Zealand exclusively, with a limited number of 10 000 copies.

The box is really good looking and contains the three first Tomb Raider games in special designed DVD cases. However, the games are oddly enough cheap re-releases. “Tomb Raider” and “Tomb Raider II” are Eidos Ricochet versions, while “Tomb Raider III – Adventures of Lara Croft” is the Platinum edition.

Due to the high release number of this object, it is quite common and should not be all too expensive to buy.

[PS1] Victory Boxing 2 Limited Launch Pack

This is a quite uncommon launch pack of “Victory Boxing 2”. The red plastic box has the shape of a boxing glove and the content is revealed by pulling off the yellow cardboard sheet on its back.

According to the seller of this item, this pack was handed out to video game retailers for the launch of the game. The bundle contains a “Victory Boxing 2” demo disc, instruction leaflet and a mouthguard in a plastic box with instruction manual.

This launch pack was totally unknown for me before I found this copy on ebay.

[PS1] World Cup 98 Limited Edition – EA Sports Fan Edition

A brand new and sealed copy of “World Cup 98 Limited Edition”. This box set contains the game itself, tournament wall chart & rules, red & yellow cards, a penalty blindfold, a disposable FUJI camera and a rubber remote control.

A great limited edition, loaded with stuff! I have seen a couple of these on ebay and they seem to catch quite high prices and even more expensive when sealed.