Solid Snake makes such effective use of a cardboard box that it may be one of the best value military purchases any army could make. It’s also the second cheapest, beaten by a Mario Kart banana peel, in an infographic and study from H&T Pawnbrokers.
What about the most expensive end of the scale? That title goes to a single golden ring that Sonic the Hedgehog might grab. H&T calculate that a single ring would weigh 265lbs, and if it is solid gold would cost $7.7bn.
Minecraft’s diamond axe – a thing you wield and risk losing in the game – is in second place. It’s a damn fine piece of equipment and very handy, but if you tried to buy it, it would set you back $6.7 billion. Ouch!
The company looked at Christmas movies and movies in general for their rummage of props and memorabilia. It certainly got my attention, but I don’t think the chances of someone walking into the pawnbrokers with a Captain America shield under their arm are very high.
|Gaming Franchise||Object||Price £||Price $|
|Sonic the Hedgehog||Gold Rings||£5.8b||$7.7b|
|Animal Crossing||Froggy Chair||£34||$46|
|Mario Bros||Brick Block||£14||$19|
|The Sims||Lawn Flamingo||£8||$11|
|Metal Gear Solid||Cardboard Box||62p||82¢|
|Mario Kart||Banana Peel||2p||3¢|
- H&T’s game and movie memorabilia infographics.
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