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29 May, 2011 22:19:37 BST
[ 13 bids ]
Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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This is your chance to own a piece of TV and computer gaming history!
The iconic Gamesmaster Golden Joystick award was coveted by fans of the show and computer games experts all over the country. Now you can own one without having to be an expert at Street Fighter II or building a time machine to travel back to the '90s and apply to go on the show.
This treasure was recently unearthed when the prop stores at a well established television production company was having a clearout. It's impossible to say whether or not the item is a genuine Gamesmaster Golden Joystick, but given where it was found it is likely that it has been passed on from the original production of Gamesmaster as surplus stock when the show wasn't re-commissioned.
I have tried to find images to cross reference on the internet, but haven't had much success and I understand there was more than one version.
As can be seen from the photos, the joystick is properly hot plated (not painted) giving it a truly metallic finish, so this has not been made in someones workshop or shed, it has been professionally produced. The brand is 'Logic 3' and it has no wires connected to it. The case is constructed from acrylic, again in a fashion consistent with professional prop makers, though it does have a couple of scratches and 1 small crack. The joystick itself has also unfortunately picked up a couple of scuffs (I can email more detailed pictures to any serious bidders) The biggest drawback is that the base from the case is missing! I will be able to have a new one made for the winning bidder, but ideally would want some reference pictures for authenticity.
**** I can now confirm that the joystick is indeed identical to the ones issued in series 5 of Gamesmaster, as can be viewed on youtube. It is also the same style as the one won by Richard Herring and subsequently destroyed live on TMWRNJ by co-host Stewart Lee (also available to view on youtube) This leaves no doubt in my mind that the item is genuine****
See clips on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqx9SqisVjA&feature=fvst (at about 6m:05s)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMhqfs2GITU - although not a clip from Gamesmaster, this shows most detail and is inarguably the same model joystick
On 28-May-11 at 22:44:09 BST, seller added the following information:
I now also have reason to believe that the joystick is the one awarded to two actors from Emmerdale who appeared on Gamesmaster Series 5, Ep 5.
See link for video: