My Super Smash Bros. Melee Collectables Collection

My Super Smash Bros. Melee Collectables Collection

The 2001 fighting game cult classic had some pretty rare merchandise.

There wasn’t too much in the way of Super Smash Bros. Melee-specific merchandise that was released, and these collectables can be hard to come by.

Above is a photo of my SSBM collectables display in my house’s office room.

Within the cubby are first party Nintendo-related Melee items, and on top are tangentially-related or fan-created items.

Let’s start with the official Nintendo / Melee merch items:

  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (NTSC-U game, 1.02, complete box, instruction manual, and disc) + (1.02 Player’s Choice version, not pictured) (2001, 2002)

  • Dairantou Smash Brothers DX (NTSC-J game, 1.02, complete box, disc)

  • The Official Nintendo Power Guide to SSBM

  • Nintendo Power Issue #151, Jan 2002 - Super Smash Bros. Melee

  • Spaceworld 2001 Melee employee badge with GameCube lanyard (2001)

  • SSBM Movie Disc (yellow case) (2002)

  • JR West Sweepstakes Melee pins (x4) (2001)

  • JR West Sweepstakes Melee Lunch box (2001)

  • SSBM Limited Edition Tournament Champion pin set (2002)

  • SSBM Bandana special prize (2002)

  • SSBM Postcards (x9) (2002)

  • Smashing… Live! Orchestral Soundtrack CD (UK version) (2002)

  • SSBM Nintendo Power GameCube memory card sticker (2002)

  • SSBM Battle Cards (2005)

Melee-related merch:

  • Nintendo E3 2001 Artwork CD

  • Nintendo Power’s Guide to E3 2001

  • SSBM Promo Strategy Guide (2002)

Bonus items:

  • Nintendo GameCube Controller JPN import (white), signed by pro Melele players Hugs, Chillindude, Milktea, PewPewU, and SilentWolf.

  • 3D Print GC Controller stand

  • 3D Print Melee Peach Trophy

  • 3D print GameCube console

  • 3D Print Smash symbol

  • World of Nintendo Fox McCloud figure

  • World of Nintendo Falco Lombardi figure

  • True Customs SSBM pin: Sheik

  • True Custom SSBM pin: GameCube console

  • Melee 69% sticker

  • “Greetings from” postcards: Final Destination, Dream Land, Onett

  • “Think About the Video Games” book by Masahiro Sakurai

Missing official merch:

  • Melee game versions: NTSC-U and NTSC-J 1.00, 1.01. Missing Korean version of 1.02. Missing PAL 1.03 release (2001-2002)

  • Melee red Sample disc (2001)

  • Melee blue Event disc (2001)

  • JR West rubber stamps (2001)

  • Official SSBM T-shirt (2001)

  • Smashing… Live! Nintendo Power USA OST version (2002)

  • Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc - January 2002 (USA)

  • Dairantou Smash Brothers DX Jitsuen-you Demo (Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc, November 2001 Japan)

  • SSBM Nintendo GameCube bundle set (2005)

  • A multitude of Melee promotional printed posters

Missing Melee-related merch:

  • Nintendo Dream 2001 August Issue

  • E3/GameCube launch-related promotional material that includes Melee assets

If you’re interested in Smash Bros. Melee collectable stuff, I encourage you to check out these resources:

Melee Merchandise in Japan (SourceGaming)

A List of SSBM Merchandise (SmashWiki)

A List of Ever Known Super Smash Bros. Melee ISO (ConnorRentz)

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