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SOLVED: Metal Gear Solid (PS1), German re-release

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#1 OFFLINE   Peacock

  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hesse, Germany

Posted 22 January 2017 - 11:39 PM

Hey guys! I'm very new to this forum (but I've been aware of it for about a year).
I truly hope that I will find answers here, which possibly no one outside could tell me.

So, my first and atm most important case is about the German re-release of Metal Gear Solid for the PS1. It has the barcode 4012927010426 and has been released in late 2001.
Main differences to its original counterpart are the missing of the Silent Hill demo disc and a more yellowish cover design (instead of the original greyish design).

Now to the actual question: I know that the original release does have the PS1-tear-strip (because I own it! ^^).

But how did the re-release came sealed? Does it have a thin yellow tear-strip like MGS Special Missions, or a completely different type of seal?

I want to know because I want to purchase it. The seller made some pictures of it. It shows y-folds but no tear-strip...

What do you think of this: a professional reseal?

Maybe someone of you owns this re-release and could tell me for sure?
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#2 ONLINE   Lyonz

  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Collection
  • Regional Focus:PAL, NTSC-U/C, JAP

Posted 22 January 2017 - 11:43 PM

Should have a tear-strip never seen a yellow tear-strip variant on MGS1: http://www.ebay.de/i...=p2047675.l2557

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#3 OFFLINE   Peacock

  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hesse, Germany

Posted 23 January 2017 - 01:06 AM

Okay, thx a lot for pointing me to that auction!

If I looked closely enough to the photos, then it is a clear tear-strip - and since it got a high VGA grading, this must be the true form of sealing, am I right?

This could be possible, because I also own the sealed Driver 1+2 special edition, a post-2000 release, which has the same case and the same clear tear-strip, attached very close to the bottom compared to the original Sony ones.
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#4 ONLINE   Lyonz

  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Collection
  • Regional Focus:PAL, NTSC-U/C, JAP

Posted 23 January 2017 - 01:12 AM

Check this: http://www.sealedgam...ear-collection/

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#5 OFFLINE   Peacock

  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Hesse, Germany

Posted 23 January 2017 - 05:07 PM

Wow, that's an amazing collection!

Thanks a lot for pointing me to that thread. Next time I will search the collection showcase section first before asking here about a specific game.
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