Posts tagged Japan Relief Effort
Posts tagged Japan Relief Effort
Auction: Warcraft Orc Statue By WETA, Signed By Nick Carpenter
Blizzard has been kind enough to put up an auction for an exceptionally rare employee-only item: A Warcraft Orc Statue designed by WETA and signed by executive art director Nick Carpenter.
This is an auction for a Orc Wolfrider statue. It measures approximately 20 inches from bottom of base to tip of axe, and about 20 inches along the long axis of the oval base, and about 10 inches along the short axis of the base. Although it’s a relatively small statue, it has the most fine detail of any piece of game memorabilia I’ve ever seen. I don’t know what the statue is made of (I assume some kind of heavy resin), but the base is definitely made of very heavy solid wood. This statue was never available for sale, and was a limited production of 2986 (of which this is numbered 286 on the bottom).
It was made only for employees of Blizzard Entertainment in 2007. It was sculpted by Eden Small and Daniel Cockersell of WETA (of Lord of the Rings movie fame) in New Zealand. To my knowledge, only a couple of these have ever been auctioned before. This is your chance to have a very rare piece of Blizzard and Warcraft history and help Japan at the same time. 100% of the proceeds of this auction will go to the American Red Cross to aid in Japan relief. Please bid generously!
The auction will end on April 1 at 13:48:34 PDT. Blizzard will donate all proceeds from this sale to the American Red Cross.
Auction: Modern Warfare 2 Soap McTavish Statue Signed By Infinity Ward
Infinity Ward has posted an auction for a statue of Soap McTavish from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, signed by the IW team.
A 12″ statue of the character Soap MacTavish in his famous ‘Cliffhanger’ gear with ice picks and interchangeable weapons from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The statue is brand new and unopened with the original box autographed by the entire Infinity Ward team.
This auction ends March 28 at 15:00:05 PDT. All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross.
Auction: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition (Xbox 360) Signed By Infinity Ward
Infinity Ward has posted an auction for a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition (Xbox 360) signed by the development team.
One of the first 200 Prestige Editions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 ever produced and autographed by the entire Infinity Ward team. The exact production number is unknown as this has never been opened but was in the first batch of (200) Prestige Editions off the production line and sent to Infinity Ward.
The Prestige Edition of Modern Warfare 2 includes the Hardened Version of the game in a limited edition steelbook case, an Artbook, a download token for Call of Duty: Classic on Xbox Live, and fully functional Night Vision Goggles branded with the Infinity Ward and Modern Warfare 2 logos.
The auction closes on March 28 at 14:56:33 PDT. All proceeds from this auction will benefit the American Red Cross.
Just a few hours ago, our official press statement went live over PR Newswire, which means that news outlets around the world (outside of our cozy corner of gaming media) are aware of our existence.
If you’re curious, here’s the text:
Online Charity Auction Starts Today
LOS ANGELES, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Play For Japan (PFJ), a global campaign designed to raise funds for the victims of the recent tragedies in Japan, announced today the launch of its online charity auction.
Play For Japan’s committee states:
“Japan’s impact and contributions to videogames have been undeniable. Now it’s time for us to give back to the country that has given the world so much.”
In the wake of recent disasters that have struck the island nation, a collective of gaming industry professionals and members of the gaming media have combined their resources to create Play For Japan. The global campaign will raise funds for donation to various organizations devoted to relief efforts, including American Red Cross, Global Giving, International Medical Corps, Save the Children, UNICEF.
The goal of Play For Japan is to aggregate and promote online auctions of items culled from the resources of its members– videogame rarities, art, signed games, etc.–in order to generate donations for disaster relief. Today, PFJ committee member Meagan Marie’s auction for a Nintendo DS signed by several Nintendo luminaries closed at $4,050 with 78 bids and all proceeds going to the American Red Cross.
PFJ is not an auction house. Rather, it is a movement designed to endorse and promote the gaming industry’s efforts to help. Members of the gaming community can brand their individual auction as part of the PFJ campaign as they initiate them. 100% of all proceeds will go toward charitable organizations to benefit earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. Here are a few examples of PFJ’s numerous active auctions:
If you are a member of the gaming industry or the gaming media and are interested in affiliating your gaming-related auction with Play For Japan, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For general inquiries, please contact email@example.com. if you are looking for more information on upcoming auctions, please visit PlayForJapan.org, follow @PlayForJPN on Twitter, visit playforjapan.tumblr.com, or visit our Facebook page at Facebook.com/playforjapan.
SOURCE Play For Japan
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Auction: Modern Warfare 2 Framed Poster Signed By Infinity Ward
Infinity Ward has posted an auction for a framed promotional poster for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that has been signed by every team member who worked on the game.
A large Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 poster featuring the key art found on the Hardened Edition of the game. Professionally framed in premium wood and plexiglass front. This poster has been autographed by the entire Infinity Ward team, including every dev member who worked on Modern Warfare 2.
This specific poster was printed, signed, and framed as an employee only gift after shipping Modern Warfare 2 and was never made available for public sale.
This auction ends March 28 at 14:51:16 PDT. All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross.
Auction: Skies of Arcadia (Dreamcast) Limited Edition Box Signed By Noriyoshi Ohba
Christian Nutt has posted an auction for a very rare (and rather large) limited edition box set of Skies of Arcadia for Dreamcast signed by Noriyoshi Ohba, head of Overworks.
You are bidding on a LIMITED EDITION Japanese ETERNAL ARCADIA box set for the Dreamcast. The game was known as SKIES OF ARCADIA in the US and Europe. (The included game will only play on a Japanese Dreamcast unit and all text is in Japanese.)
The game’s manual has been SIGNED by Noriyoshi Ohba, the head of Overworks, the development team which produced SKIES OF ARCADIA. (The “over” in Overworks is a play on his last name, Ohba.)
The auction ends on 16:13:12 PDT. All proceeds will benefit Global Giving.
Auction: Life-Size Modern Warfare 2 Ghost Statue Signed By Infinity Ward
Infinity Ward has put four items up for auction to assist with Japan relief efforts. This is arguably their biggest. It is a life-size Ghost statue from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
This statue was never available for sale publicly and was created solely for Infinity Ward and partners related to the production and release of Modern Warfare 2.
It is brand new in box, with the base opened solely to be autographed for this Play For Japan auction. The statue is life-size (5′ 11″) and comes in 4 large boxes containing all the parts for assembly.
This auction ends on March 28 at 14:43:56 PDT. All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross.
Auction: Evangelion Laserdisc Signed By Director
Christian Nutt’s auctions aren’t all game-related, but they definitely hit a good cross-section of gamers’ interests. Case in point: his auction for an Evangelion laserdisc signed by director Kazuya Tsurumaki.
You are bidding on an Evangelion laserdisc signed by director Kazuya Tsurumaki. Tsurumaki directed the “Air” segment of End of Evangelion which is contained on this laserdisc. (He also directed the popular series FLCL!) The cover features a beautiful illustration of Misato Katsuragi.
Tsurumaki signed this laserdisc, originally purchased in the late 1990s, at the 1999 Otakon convention where he was a guest of honor.
This auction ends March 27 at 15:39:17 PDT. All proceeds from this sale will benefit Global Giving.
Auction: Indigo Prophecy signed by David Cage
PFJ coordinator Sterling McGarvey has put up a PS2 copy of Indigo Prophecy, autographed by the game’s director, David Cage and Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière, for auction.
Auction closes on March 25, 2011 09:48:06 PDT. 100% of the proceeds will go to the International Medical Corps.
Auction: Eddie Riggs statue signed by Tim Schafer
Offered by the fine ladies and gentlemen at Double Fine, this is a statue of Eddie Riggs from Brutal Legend, autographed by Double Fine’s Tim Schafer.
Auction closes on March 25th, 16:13:13 PDT. 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.