Note: There’s a contest in this post!
Six months ago I found out Capcom was releasing Ducktales Remastered and I got really pumped about it. I love Ducktales and I love Remastered versions of classic games. Fast forward a few months and I find out that Capcom created these amazing press kits to promote the game, and I was sad because I knew I’d never get one.
Then I found out that Capcom had a few Ducktales press kits left over, and they could be won be either singing the Ducktales theme song or creating some fan art. Now I was really pumped. I sing and play guitar a lot, and I play the Ducktales theme song constantly just because I love it. When I found out about this contest, I immediately threw on my Ducktales game shirt, sat down in front of my computer, and played the song. I should have used something other than my internal mic because the audio kind of sucks, but I was too excited and wanted to enter as quickly as possible.
For the next couple weeks I kept refreshing the entries page waiting for mine to go up. It finally did (oddly enough with the title Country Twang, really?), and when the first couple winners were announced I didn’t think I would win one. The first singing entries they announced as winners were kind of silly/gimmicky, so I thought just straight up trying to do the song well wouldn’t get me anything. Oh well.
I kind of forgot about it for a few days, but then last week I got a brief email from Capcom saying I had won. For somebody who never wins anything, I was very excited! Especially because this press kit is kind of amazing. Capcom hired iam8bit to handle a bunch of Ducktales Remastered promotional stuff (including an awesome recreation of the Money Bin that I wish I could have seen) which included these press kits.
The NES cartridge isn’t gold plastic like the classic Zelda games, but has been painted. The label is an updated version of the classic Ducktales art, and the cartridge has the original Ducktales game loaded on new circuit boards to “ensure longevity.” Penny Arcade has an article with a few more technical details, but the fact only 150 copies was made (or commissioned) by Capcom means this is now a collector’s item.
Complete in Lunch Box
These links will open a lightbox with photos I spammed Instagram with the day I got this package
Besides the gold cart, the lunchbox is filed with:
- shredded money (you can buy it from the government)
- a certificate of authenticity and fake coupons
- some fake promotional papers
- They even paid attention to detail on the back of the cart
Life is Like a Hurricane
I have a lot of Instagram buddies that are hardcore NES collectors with crazy collections and I feel bad having something this rare when I only have a handful of games. But, I love Ducktales and I think it would take a ridiculous amount of money for me to ever get rid of this. I’m planning on putting it in this glass display dome from Amazon because it reminds me of what Scrooge kept his Number One Dime in. I have a feeling this is going to make me go on a Ducktales collecting spree too.
More cartoon related stuff, that’s just what my borderline-hoarder-office needs!
You’ve got to hand it to Capcom for creating such an awesome press kit and giving some away to fans. I’ll probably have this forever (again, only ridiculous offers) and it will always be the coolest bit of geek memorabilia on my shelves.
Now, this Ducktales Remastered press kit also came with download codes for Xbox Live, Playstation Network, Wii U, and Steam. I had already bought the game from Xbox Live before I found out I won this, so I don’t need any of the codes. Do you want one? Fill out this form below (only choose one), and I’ll randomly pick winners for each system!
Oh, and Ducktales Remastered is pretty cool. I haven’t finished it yet, but Capcom did a great job on it!