Bobsled Saga Continues

Dear Diary,

I’m terrible at updating this blog during auction time. And really that’s when I should be doing it the most. It’s just always so crazy. I have a couple of blog post ideas all primed up so I’ll get through them.

The Bobsled Arcade Game! It’s the 3rd (and possibly last) post about it. We got it all set up in the auction house.


As you can see it has a pretty big footprint. Unfortunately though we found out that there isn’t enough power in the building to run the crazy thing. Well, there probably is but not if we want to keep the lights on.

But being the technical genius that I am, I was able to rig one of them up to watch my cartoon shows.


Tell me that isn’t just the greatest thing you’ve ever seen. I was tasked with making this game work. I’m calling it a success.

Maybe I’ll rig it up to play PacMan. It has to play a game, right? Does it matter if it’s the wrong game?

Love Michael

Sled Setup

Dear Diary,

Remember when I said we are selling a huge bobsled video game at our next auction? Of course you remember.

It’s here! The lads are all pulling it off the trucks and bringing the giant sleds and giant screens into the auction room. While they did all the heavy lifting I drank a coffee and took pictures of them. I’m helpful like that.


Apparently I’m in charge of making it go. I’m guessing it’ll be harder than just plugging it into the wall and pressing “play”.

I’ll show you more as it gets turned on!

Love Michael

Bob Sled Hero

Dear Diary,

We have possibly the coolest thing that we’ve ever sold coming up in the August Gun Auction. And it’s not even a gun!



What the dang ol’ heck is that thing, you ask? That’s a great questions (although you asked it in a stupid way). It’s a HUUUGE bobsled arcade game. It originally came from Playdium in West Edmonton Mall and cost a whopping $270,000 when it was new in 2001.

What’s that? You want to see a video of it? You kids and your technology. Ok here it is:

I know the die-hard gun guys and gals will be upset that you can’t shoot anyone in this game. So just to be on the safe side, we’ll also sell this 2 Player Shooting Game! Woo!


Obviously that picture doesn’t do it justice. I’ll take some more and maybe a video when we get it set up in here. I might even have to bid on it.

Love Michael