You can generally find the Portuguese and Spanish variants of “Truck Rally” quite easy, but the U.K variant definitely belongs in the top of the most rare titles for the Playstation.
“2 Games: TOCA World Touring Cars/Jonah Lomu Rugby” is probably the most rare “2 Games” compilation of them all. It was released in Australia and New Zealand exclusively.
This version of the “RFU Adaptor” was manufactured to fit the Playstation consoles that came after model “SCPH-1002”.
I have noticed that it is much harder to find a boxed copy of this adaptor today, than it was just a couple of years ago.
The German variant of the game “5 Star Racing” comes in a big cardboard box. It is a rare item and I have been after it for quite a long time. I am extra happy that the copy I found is still sealed.
Here we have a really cool British game pack released by Take 2. I had no idea that it existed before I found this copy on ebay.
The cardboard sleeve contains “Tunguska”, “Action Bass” and the Value Series version of “The Adventures of Monkey Hero”.
Here we have a nice Spanish game pack from Acclaim. It contains the Spanish variant of “Shadow Man” and the Platinum version of “Alien Trilogy”.
I had never seen this blister pack before I found this copy on ebay.
This press kit used to be quite common, but has become more hard to find over time. It consists of a nice little metal case with the “Gran Turismo 2” logotype on the cap, a press CD-ROM, the two game discs and two protective foam rubber discs.
I had no idea that this French blister pack existed before I recently found this copy on ebay. It contains the French variant of the game “Disney’s Party Time With Winnie the Pooh” and a video cassette with the movie “Les Nouvelles Aventures de Winnie l’Ourson – Winnie et le tigre fou”.
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.
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”.
This is a limited edition of the game “Beyblade – Let it Rip!”. It is probably German exclusive and is very hard to find.
It contains the German variant of the game, a Beyblade sack and a Beyblade cap.
Here we have the red German cardboard box version of “Family Games Compendium”. It is a lot more uncommon than the black German variant, but not necessary very expensive. This copy is new and sealed.
This unusual memory card pack was released in France only. It contains the French variant of “Teletubbies – Play With the Teletubbies” and a yellow 1 Mb memory card from Joytech. A barcode sticker covers the original barcode for the game.
The “Vib-Ribbon” press kit is a really good looking piece and relatively uncommon.
Inside the plastic folder you will find the game disc, a CD-ROM with press information, a music-CD and a “Vib-Ribbon” poster.
The big box version of “All Star Racing” is very uncommon.
Unlike the other big box games, this one has a cardboard sleeve that covers the cardboard box. The game is the multi-language variant.
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!
Here we have a complete copy of the Sony licensed “Analog and Digital Steering Wheel with Foot Pedals” from Mad Catz.
A yellow sticker on the box states that except for the wheel, pedals and instruction booklet, this bundle also includes a cheeky Mad Catz watch.
This has to be the most common French blister pack from Disney.
It contains a French copy of “Disney’s Lilo & Stitch – Trouble in Paradise”, a special designed controller and a special designed memory card.
Here is another uncommon French blister pack from Disney.
The bundle contains a French variant of “Disney Learning – Winnie the Pooh”, a special designed controller and a special designed memory card.
This is one of the more uncommon French blister packs from Disney.
It contains the French variant of “Disney Learning – Mickey”, a special designed controller and a special designed memory card.
This bundle might be slightly more common than the other combo packs that was released in cardboard boxes.
It contains a “Not to be sold separately” copy of the game “Formula One 99” and an official Playstation CD case.
This is a quite uncommon French blister pack. It contains the game “V-Rally 2 – Championship Edition”, a memory card with the shape of a rally car and an official guide book for the game.
This is the black German big box version of the game “Family Games Compendium”. It is the most common one of the three known variants. You can find this on ebay quite often and should not be especially expensive.
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.
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.
This is a quite common game combo from France.
Bundled in a blister pack, you will find re-releases of the games “V-Rally ’97 – Championship Edition” and “Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee”. Both games are French variants.
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.
Here we have another French blister pack from Disney.
It contains the French variant of the game “Disney’s Treasure Planet”, a special designed controller and a special designed memory card.
This bundle is less common.
This kind of blister packs from Disney was only released in France.
It contains the French variant of “Disney’s Peter Pan – Adventures in Neverland”, a special designed controller and a special designed memory card.
This bundle is quite common.
The “Colin McRae Rally 2.0” promo kit is a quite uncommon object.
In the fold-out box you will find a promo version of the game, instruction booklet and an electronic car park timer in a key chain with an instruction paper.
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.
“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.
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.
“Evil Dead Limited Edition” is definitely one of my favorite objects in the collection.
It consists of the New Zealand/Australian variant of the game and a video cassette with the movie “Evil Dead”.
A really good looking set which is pretty hard to find, as it seems like it was only released in New Zealand and Australia.
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.
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.
This is a new and complete copy of the Playstation “PSone SCPH-102B” bundle.
The pack contains the console, a white “Dual Shock” controller, a RFU adaptor, an AC adaptor and printed materials.
This is a very common item that you will find on ebay at any time.
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.
This pack consists of the game “Dance: UK”, a dance mat with instructions and a registration card. A white sticker on the front of the box declares that it: “ALSO INCLUDES – PSONE DANCE UK SOFTWARE”.
You can find this bundle on ebay very often.
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!
This is a very rare French game pack which I had never seen before I found this sealed copy.
It is called “2 Hits à Prix Cadeau!” and contains the games “Racing Simulation – Monaco Grand Prix” and “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six”, bundled together in a cardboard sleeve with its own barcode.
A great add to the collection!
This bundle is a French exclusive release. Just like the first “Die Hard Trilogy” gun pack, it could be quite tricky to find.
The box contains a French copy of the “Die Hard Trilogy 2” game, a “Scorpion – Recoil Light Gun” with instructions and a “G-Con” adapter.
“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.
This is a copy of the official Playstation console case. Just like the official CD case, it could be quite tricky to find it boxed.
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.
This gun pack contains the game “Time Crisis”, “G-Con45”, an adapter for the light gun and a flyer from Namco. “Not to be sold separately” is printed on the disc case back cover and the instruction booklet is multi-language.
The second most common gun bundle on ebay!
Here we have the U.K variant of the music game “Beatmania” packed together with a special controller. The controller has the shape of a mini turntable and is designed specifically for the game.
A common and not so expensive edition that you can find on ebay almost any day!
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.