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Banjo-Kazooie toy figure prototype for sale at $20k

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Original prototype up for sale

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An original Banjo-Kazooie prototype figure shown off at the 2000 Toy Fair has made its way onto eBay, with the price set at $19,999.99.

An original Banjo-Kazooie prototype figure shown off at the 2000 Toy Fair has made its way onto eBay, with the price set at $19,999.99.

The prototype comes from a Nintendo line of prototypes that were produced by Toysite. The figure line was cancelled when Toysite was shut down and many of their prototypes went up on eBay in 2001. The seller says he managed to "snag a few" from a former Toysite employee, and is now selling this one-of-a-kind Banjo-Kazooie figure 10 years on.

"Apart from the figure being one-of-a-kind due to it being a prototype, it is very rare to see a painted prototype at all," the seller says in his eBay listing.

"The exquisite detail really brings this beloved character duo to life, and it's a true shame the line was never produced. It is a very fragile figure, as it was not meant to be handled or really even produced, so you'll notice it has cheaper paints on it and some of the design had yet to be finalized, like the backpack.

"This is for display only and not for handling. The paint around the legs may look like it is peeling in the photos, but this is just excess paint that, again, was used to show the prototype painted. The joints were not finalized, so I imagine improper handling could lead to parts falling off or becoming damaged."

The seller says the prototype is in the exact condition it was 10 years ago and there is currently no damage on the figure.