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E3 1997 Official N64 Controller
Topic Started: Jan 9 2010, 03:56 PM (35,034 Views)
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We have a new owner to add to the list... yours truly. 8)
It's been a fun week!
Thanks finngamer :yeah:

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There was micro fuzz that showed up on camera; but the emblem is perfect IMO...
Notice how the light bounces off of the top corners, creating an abstract 3D illusion!!
(in my opinion a TRUE sign of authenticity)

I once said that I refused to believe the probabilities of actually owning one- and i'm glad i did.



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Touche :-8
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Ya like that huh? :)

I'm sure the owner's list will get updated by alxbly when he is around again.
As of right now, the only way i would part with this controller is if it were donated to a meuseum. ;)
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Oct 4 2015, 05:55 PM
Can anybody give a quick opinion if this one is legit?

Just seen on eBay

Ignoring the damage to the logo, it does look like the real deal to me.


Real.
and real emblem damage. :-/
Compared to a few other examples with the same area of damage- seems to be at the weakest point of the emblem.
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Right!
Congrats Darklink. You got an e3 at an awesome price.
I try to continue the effort that was put behind the e3 i have.
You can see similar damage patterns with the NP100, and it happens when the person starts picking at it.

Once you remove the residue left behind, it will look even better! :yeah:
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Wow guys!
The collected interest shown here says one of two things:

If you ask me, no longer is the e3 met with a bad image. All things considered. I can attest to any prospecting buyer of this controller- it is a wild ride that is worth every bit of it's history!

And two,
Bluedog makes a great point... at the least, there were 4 monitors, which lends itself to the math that Darklink has shown. But, what if there were more "stations" ? It is entirely possible!

Thanks for updating. :yeah:
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Right!
I thought that when posting. These controllers were not really meant for the consumer, for what it's worth, they symbolize prestige.
Take the example that has an autograph by Shigeru Miyamoto, somebody would have had to know someone on the "inside" to get that accomplished!
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Yeah, that's a tough one. The 'ish' in $1,300-ish can go a long way!
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Wow! 4 e3 owners in the same place at the same time!

The ultimate multipayer.
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Maybe something with the D-pad...
We should take it easy on the thumbstick. ;)
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Being able to buy exact gold foil leaf stickers on ebay now is just impossible to combat the fakes.


This isn't true. They are not exact.
It's unfair to dismiss every e3 controller that comes by, nor is it fair to the current confirmed owners.
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Maybe that's also the problem. What kind of message is wanting to buy a fake sending?
I used to sympathize with the idea of people wanting fakes, until Solojones came along.
Just look at his instagram. He basically posts his fakes and repeats what Lithium said above. It's nonsense!
It's because he believes in his fakes so much that he's convinced himself that it is just the same as a real one, and they are not. :lol:




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Welcome James.

Almost everybody associates this N64 controller with the e3 event. We would definitely like to hear more about the CES event. That would've been before e3 97.

Can you please take a pic of where it is made?
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Wow James!

Prima and Brady are definitely household names around here. They filled in the gaps where the handful of official Nintendo guides did not.

Great pics! Of course it's authentic. :yeah:

When you mentioned CES, it came to mind that those used to be held in winter, at least back then.
You don't hear much coverage of CES because those were insider only events. Correct?


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Whew! Where to begin. :dance:

Out of curiosity, where does your e3 controller say it was MADE on the front of the controller?
I'll explain why i ask.
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That's fine. There are no qualms with any of the e3 controller owners or sellers here. In fact, mine was responsible for weeding them out as far as the emblem goes with authenticating.
Something that isn't talked about much is how these controllers come from different sources other than e3 1997.
Apparently mine came from the Nintendo Scandanavia HQ, and i'm fine with that knowing that they were also gifts internally.
I was guessing that yours is Made in Japan, ONLY because it coincides with the introduction of the Nintendo Power Mario Kart 64 Gold Controller. Also Made In Japan.

You can read more about that here. All that glistens is not golden

Contest MK64GC are a grey shell underneath, painted gold, which does make them special. Even in Japan.
The same should go for these controllers, but there are examples of both, and i can spot an imposter controller from a mile away. It's not just about the emblem.

Yours is a legitimate e3 97 controller. No question.
It does still seem that these items were not totally exclusive to e3 1997. That's what all the hubbub is about.


Look at this guy. :lol:
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Love that controller.
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Awesome indeed.

To add to the e3 theme, i wanted to post something J.M. may recall.

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The e3 controller is a hot item to have, but what was hotter was the temperature at e3 1997 in Atlanta Georgia. I was told that Nintendo reps gave these out to waiting patrons at the event.
I have installed batteries in this once to try it out, and it really does the job. It's not like the average hand fan. This thing packs some raw Nintendo power! :kirby:
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I disagree.
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Here is the confirmed Gold N controller Naggaflagga has. It is authentic, many times over. Wear and tear can sometimes take their toll, even with the emblem on the NP100 controller, but it's still a great find! Made in Japan.
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Awesome development!

It was understandable from the initial picture, that it was hard to see to the untrained eye.
At first people were skeptical, and given the nature of facebook collecting, Mr. Fedex was actually honest about his find. You can see the Mercedes Benz logo in the background. The larger delivery vans are made by them.

To Deadmoneycash's credit, we would all have the same thought of snagging something, even taking the bad condition into factor. We're talking about facebook!
But again, the guy resells items he picks up right back on social media, so he really had any intention of just selling it willy nilly.
Even if he did, it was still made that much more difficult by the constant addage that it's fake.

What he does with it is up to him.
But just like this example, these e3 controllers are Made in Japan, have a grey shell underneath the gold paint, and once again CANNOT be faked.
It's amazing to think that even if it were in better shape, let's say, with more of the emblem, would he still hear that its fake? :lol:






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I know it leads to this. :facepalm:

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The one thing about all of this we're forgetting is that the emblem CANNOT be fully recreated.
It's not just a cut out design. It's not made of ordinary material.
It's especially not like the example above with innacurate proportions at best.
Nintendo knew what they were doing.
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