My Super Smash Bros. Melee Collectables Collection

February 12, 2022

David V. Kimball's Super Smash Bros. Melee Collectables Collection.

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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