This was up for auction on eBay last month. Sadly, no secret Santa was kind enough to get it for me.

I know modded Nintendo Entertainment Systems are a thing and all, but no matter how magical they were, none ever really caught the eye of my inner child until I saw this one.

Heck, it even has color-coded controllers (too bad they didn't mod it to have four control ports).

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What freaks me out the most, although it probably shouldn't, is that bidding went from 99 cents to the winning bid of $1,612.10. Not a bad haul.

The creators claim on Facebook that the auction had a lot of trolls offering fake (or maybe overly optimistic) bids - hopefully they got paid.

By the way, consider this a notice to anyone who wants to start thinking about a birthday present for me several months from now...