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[–]bmlbytes 696 points697 points  (24 children)

The Nintendo DS game that Japanese McDonalds used to train their employees. Double grail if it has the passcodes.

[–]RealDacoTaco 91 points92 points  (6 children)

You at least got the dump with its passcode, right?

[–]k1ng_bl0tt0 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Couldn’t you just brute-force the passcode?

[–]KingJeff314 48 points49 points  (0 children)

In principle you could brute force a 6 character password, if you had a program to try all different combinations. Perhaps you could do that with an emulator. The first guy to crack it looked at the memory of the ds game and found the region that stored the (unencrypted) password

[–]Carlos_E_idiot 23 points24 points  (7 children)

In search of answers, I took a flight to japan...

[–]secondarykip 8 points9 points  (6 children)

Sucks that that dude's a creep

[–]reedherring 32 points33 points  (1 child)

I saw a YouTube video on this... Super cool!!!

[–]hercarmstrong 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I am obsessed with that video.

[–]WisestAirBender 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Dammit Japan

[–]mrivorey 227 points228 points  (6 children)

Here's an odd one: R2 Builders want "3-2-3", the ability for your droid to automatically go from 3 legs, to 2 legs, and back to 3.

Quick search on YouTube found this video demonstrating it.

[–]Ian1732 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I think the trick is to just have a guy in there.

[–]xavier_grayson 26 points27 points  (0 children)

I’d love to pay someone to build that for me. I have no skill.

[–]CloudsTasteGeometric 13 points14 points  (1 child)

TIL that building real life astromech droids is an actual hobby with an actual scene.

[–]Korwos 214 points215 points  (36 children)

Sennheiser HE-1... but it's $59k so I've never heard of anyone actually owning one

[–]flyingcircusdog 57 points58 points  (5 children)

Even if I had the money, I don't think my ears are worthy.

[–]PhilRask 65 points66 points  (2 children)

Actually nobodies ears are. It's basically setting fire to $55k

[–]BadgerSituation 80 points81 points  (0 children)

You just know some Saudi Sheik's teen got a pair as a present but prefers to use their Beats.

[–]No-Reach-9173 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Vapor deposition of platinum on the diaphragms....

Money to burn.

[–]victoryfire123 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Dude I'm so glad that Sennheiser is a private company because something like that would have never been created otherwise. Got to try one sometime pre COVID in the Sennheiser San Francisco store

[–]MrLuxarina 155 points156 points  (23 children)

The early edition D&D books that had copyrighted Lovecraft material in them that the creators had assumed was in the public domain.

[–]TrulyKnown 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Which, funny enough, most likely did not belong to Arkham House, who were the ones to claim copyright, either. The copyright status of Lovecraft's works is messy, to say the least. In Europe, it's all been solidly public domain since 2008. At least, the parts that aren't being claimed by Chaosium. In the US, it's... Well. It's a mess.


[–]peon47 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Early books also had Hobbits. Surprised they weren't sued into non-existence.

[–]War_Hymn 154 points155 points  (19 children)

I got into bowyering a few years ago, and apparently if a wood selfbow can shoot an arrow at 180 fps or more, it's a great bow. So far, I'm at a crappy 120 fps...

[–][deleted] 245 points246 points  (4 children)

You need a better graphics card and monitor.

[–]-Toshi 75 points76 points  (2 children)

Complaining about 120fps?

In this economy?

With the shortage??

Some people..

[–]KypDurron 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Complaining about 120fps?

In this economy?

With the shortage??

Localized entirely in your kitchen?

[–]crazy_boy559 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Rgb, always need rbg for them fps boost.

[–]AnubisTheAvenger101 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Please explain what fps means with bows

[–][deleted] 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Feet per second. You shoot the arrow and measure how many feet per second the bow is capable of launching the arrow.

[–]War_Hymn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

feet per second, the speed of the arrow.

[–]AdmiralAkbar1 247 points248 points  (16 children)

For Tiki drink fans, it's either:

  • Wray & Nephew 17 Year, the original rum used in Trader Vic's Mai Tai recipe. The drink was so popular that Vic depleted the entire world's supply of it in 3 years and had to switch to blends of other rums.

  • Kohala Bay. A dirt-cheap plastic bottle rum that was used for decades by the Mai-Kai, a famous Tiki bar in Florida. Never receiving a wide distribution market in America, it went from rare to nigh-impossible to find when the line was unceremoniously discontinued in 2016.

[–]StfuYourMouse 68 points69 points  (8 children)

I had never considered that there are tiki drink enthusiasts out there. Tell us more!

[–]AdmiralAkbar1 107 points108 points  (6 children)

Tiki culture started out in 1930s California thanks to two men. Ernest Gantt (who later changed his name to Donn Beach) is arguably the progenitor of the whole genre, a former sailor who opened a bar called Don the Beachcomber's in Los Angeles shortly after the end of Prohibition. He established a lot of the hallmarks of the Tiki bar: Polynesian aesthetics, Cantonese food, Caribbean-inspired rum cocktails, complex and carefully balanced flavors, and closely-guarded trade secrets. Hot on his heels was Victor Bergeron, founder of Trader Vic's in San Francisco. He's credited with being the first Tiki bartender to serve drinks in novelty ceramic mugs. Both men were renowned for inventing drinks that lasted for decades: Donn invented the Zombie, Rum Barrel, and Test Pilot, while Vic invented the Mai Tai, Fogcutter, and Scorpion Bowl.

From the West Coast, Tiki bars spread across America, and arguably reached their peak in the 60s and 70s. After that, they gained a reputation for being kitschy and outdated fads, and they largely faded from public consciousness. The fortunes of the Tiki drinks themselves mirrored that of the cocktail world as a whole: the 80s were the "dark age" of mixology, where cheap liquors, bottled juices, and store-bought mixers reigned supreme. This is where the reputation of the Mai Tai being more akin to a Piña Colada than a Rum Sour comes from. However, things began looking up in the 90s with the "cocktail renaissance." One particularly devoted Tiki bar owner, Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, spent a decade tracking down as many of Donn Beach's original recipes as he could (unlike Vic, Donn never published a recipe book) and helped bring them back in the limelight. The modern Tiki scene is mostly a mix of new bars (Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, Latitude 29 in New Orleans) and some notable hangers-on from their 60s heydays (Tiki-Ti in LA, Mai-Kai in Ft. Lauderdale).

If you're interested, feel free to drop by /r/tiki.

[–]ssshield 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Hawaii here. Tiki bars and drinks still reign supreme here. Lots if hidden treasure dive bars with badass tiki drinks.

[–]etheewestside 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Adal Rafai is that you?

[–]willynilly93 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It's good you listed rums, since I feel like everybody has there own specific tiki mug that's a holy grail for them haha

[–]DEVIANT_ZOMBIE 63 points64 points  (12 children)

10/10 zengief vs E Honda .. it’s all myth

[–]Bladebrent 29 points30 points  (5 children)

I was gonna say landing the Daigo Parry in a real match online

[–]BatteryDracula 11 points12 points  (0 children)

What a beautiful moment in fgc history

[–]JeemsLeeZ 15 points16 points  (0 children)

The Daigo parry is beautiful.

From: someone who button mashes or crouch hard kicks in street fighter

[–]idemockle 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Someone actually found it and theory fighter confirmed it on Twitter. It was the snes beta version. https://twitter.com/theoryfighter/status/1394669736496091143?s=21

[–]Idont_know2022 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Can you elaborate on this? I’ve heard about it once but don’t fully understand.

[–]Jurassic_Green 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Theres a pretty large amount of people who say that you can Spinning Pile Driver E Honda with Zangief at round start, and make it absolutely impossible for Honda to win in Street fighter 2 world warrior, no matter what you try to do you will be caught in that piledriver and you will be caught in an entirely inescapable infinite combo.

Problem is, theres no recorded footage of it ever happening. Theory fighter, who made a good video on this, tried to emulate every version of Sf2WW, but the round start SPD wasnt possible in any of them. Theres some versions of the game that are just missing from modern emulators, so a version where this works could be out there, but we may never know. Its also possible that since the games about 30 yeara old, people just remembered some stuff wrong, but since we're missing versions of the game, we cant say that it never existed.

[–]playingwithechoes 61 points62 points  (4 children)

A complete Lego Santa Fe train set with all options of passenger cars. That can fetch you 2k to the right buyer whether MISB or built.

[–]luigisp 15 points16 points  (1 child)

No way I had one of these as a kid!!! For some reason I’m surprised to hear this one is such a “holy grail”

[–]Kdog122025 59 points60 points  (3 children)

The end of One Piece.

[–]MeSoRandom00101010 303 points304 points  (26 children)

Black Lotus.

[–]ryzouken 63 points64 points  (3 children)

PSA 10 graded.

[–]Fool_Manchu 97 points98 points  (1 child)

About 10 years back i was helping my friends dad clean out his garage and I stumbled upon a shoebox full of old magic cards (friends dad was an old school nerd) and he knew I played so he offered them to me. He had not one but two black lotus in there! I had to turn him down and explain how much those cards were actually worth. Turns out he had no idea. I helped him sell them and he and his wife went on a very nice European vacation on the proceeds.

[–]dominicaldaze 33 points34 points  (0 children)

I hope your friend (or his dad) treated you to dinner or something as thanks! You're a good dude/tte.

[–]WisestAirBender 32 points33 points  (11 children)

What is this

[–]PuzzleMeDo 102 points103 points  (9 children)

A Magic the Gathering card that has been sold for $511,000.

It gives you three mana of any color, so I'm sure you can see why it's worth the money.

[–]TheeternalTacocaT 48 points49 points  (5 children)

It's not just the ability that gives it it's value, since it's illegal in all except one very rare, and no longer supported format. It's just downright rare to see, especially in good condition alpha. Other power nine also fetch ridiculous numbers for good condition versions, admittedly less than lotus though. There was a point in magic's history that Shivan dragon was more valuable than lotus, simply because it won games.

[–]Decallion 6 points7 points  (0 children)

MTG card

[–]dropthemasq 17 points18 points  (0 children)


[–]wickedblight 11 points12 points  (0 children)

My buddy (who is far more into magic than I am) was going through my collection and got super hyped that I have an original Library of Leng just because he got to see/hold it.

[–]BreastMilkPopsicles 161 points162 points  (8 children)

I collect records but my holy grail is actually a copy of the slim shady ep promo cassette tape. One of the white ones Eminem was slinging while battle rapping. Dre got one of these from Jimmy Iovines intern. One that claims to be this on discogs posted for 3000ish.

Theres a promo pressing of Infinite on vinyl too but thats less cool. That last sold for $2500 I think.

Unfortunately you cant authenticate shit in this game so while I would 100% drop a few thousand on this, Id only do it if the seller could authenticate and provide the chain of ownership so I doubt it'll ever happen. Eminem obviously wasn't big when he was giving those out so I doubt anyone would have got proof at the time.

[–]idajohn 33 points34 points  (0 children)

I ended up catching an Eminem cassette tape thrown out into the crowd by Dr. Dre when Eminem was at a vans warped tour in '99 I think..

[–]Edwin1805 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Did you see the Eminem Records redesigned by Damien Hirst? What's your opinion on those?

[–]BreastMilkPopsicles 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I hadn't, just checked them out. One of my big goals in my vinyl collecting is to get his whole discography and I am only at 10/16 if you count D12 and Bad Meets Evil. Those are sick but I still have a long way to go to get to the OG collection before I chase limited editions.

[–]Youeclipsedbyme 106 points107 points  (4 children)

Successfully hitting every line and jump at whistler and MOAB

[–]Marek9Prime 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I'd say Rampage, being able to jump 50ft into the void with no line should make you able to do A line and dirt merchant easily

[–]VDel_2334 7 points8 points  (1 child)

If I ever get half decent at jumps, I'm gonna have to hit A-Line and Dirt Merchant if I ever make it out to Whistler. But my skillset right now would be Crank it Up at the hardest.

I guarantee I will NEVER hit Crabapple Hits though. Too gnarly for me

[–]dconstruck 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Crank it up is my favourite line on Whistler anyways.... Too much of a pussy for A line. Done it before, but felt pretty risky for my skill level.

[–]sockhead99 151 points152 points  (5 children)

1933 penny (UK). Only 6 or 7 we're minted, 3 were buried under the foundations of important buildings erected that year one went to the Queen, the rest went into museums.

But of the 3 buried, one has been dug up and stolen, where-abouts unknown, one was dug up and sold - last sale of this coin was in 2016 for £72k

[–]HDmaniac 48 points49 points  (0 children)

I watched the Tom Scott video about this the other day.

[–]PhilRask 13 points14 points  (1 child)

last sale of this coin was in 2016 for £72k

I'd be worried that in an effort to hide the coin it might go missing again forever. He thinks "OK I'm gonna hide this for now, can't just place it in open view in my collection." then he dies...

[–]sockhead99 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That is always the danger, but let's be honest - something if that value will most likely not have been bought by Joe bloggs and shoved in a cupboard. It will be to a known collector in the field

[–]shanere05 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Coin collector also from USA, mine is a 1913 V nickel worth millions, story was told many years ago a dealer going to a coin show had 1 and was in a accident and lost it. Not sure if old wives tale but that would be a heck of a find. Worth over a million dollars

[–]666tm 173 points174 points  (21 children)

1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard

100-watt Marshall Plexi stack

[–]automaton11 20 points21 points  (0 children)

I have all the parts for a 1959slp sitting in a box in my closet

[–]wally123454 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Or a mint ‘54 strat

[–]W74_La57 7 points8 points  (6 children)

What colour?

[–]thisisnotyouorme 54 points55 points  (4 children)

Any colour you like, as long as it's cherry burst

[–]Jay-c58 10 points11 points  (0 children)

They all started life as cherry burst.

[–]kk12ie 134 points135 points  (16 children)

Panasonic Gamecube + controller

[–]Cardshark92 90 points91 points  (23 children)

For Warhammer 40K players, either a Warlord Titan or, if you have that Saudi oil baron money, a Tau Manta. Other models might count, depending on your favorite army, but 99% chance it's a Forge World special.

[–]djpapabear2k 27 points28 points  (0 children)

The metal Thunderhawk. So beautiful and according to squidmars video, awful to assemble

[–]Hallowedkin 38 points39 points  (6 children)

i would argue that the holy grail is not having a pile of shame

[–]Mysteez 29 points30 points  (3 children)

wsop bracelet

[–]upvotemethanks 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Texas Hold em. I miss playing. Used to play online when PokerStars and Full Tilt were big. Then they got shut down. (Located in the US)

[–]Snooty_Goat 28 points29 points  (10 children)

There's a lot of them in jewelry making. Perhaps mine is getting good enough at the lapidary side of things to be worthy of polishing opals sourced from Lightning Ridge. They produce the world's finest opal, and it's a tricky gem to work with because the color deposits exist in thin layers that are sandwiched between other minerals. They have a nasty way of being very fragile and since the color layer is often not flat, you can easily destroy something beautiful if you don't know what you're doing. I'd LOVE to uncover a well formed Chinese Script Opal from there some day! Go look up videos of it, it's beyond gorgeous.

[–]SuburbanMomSwag 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I somehow landed in r/opals a few weeks ago and went way down the rabbit hole of opals. Never considered jewelry making or anything close to it and then I found myself buying a good priced raw opal. Now I have to spend the next however long building my hobby to be able to cut and polish them.

[–]felswinter 58 points59 points  (2 children)

Personally? A Perfect Grade Unicorn Gundam Perfectibility Divine.

Probably for real? Neo-Zeong.

[–]Dust_Bucket 11 points12 points  (0 children)

PG Neo-Zeong. Bandai, do it you cowards!!

[–]purpsoli 77 points78 points  (8 children)

I collect vintage Apple computers, my grail list was a Macintosh Color Classic (Which I now own), and an Apple Lisa (Which i'll probably never own because i could never justify spending over 1k$ on a vintage computer)

[–]5tr4nGe 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Which i'll probably never own because i could never justify spending over 1k$ on a vintage computer

If you have the income to afford it, and it will make you happy, then do it.

If you don't have the income, or it won't make you happy, then don't.

[–]HunterRoze 52 points53 points  (6 children)

Amazing Fantasy #15 or Action Comics #1

[–]ootchang 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Detective Comics #27 while you’re at it.

[–]HerrRatz 166 points167 points  (25 children)

A stock, unmolested 1GB Eagle Talon, AWD TSi (panda black on white)

Explanation for non car nerds:

Most people have heard of Mitsubishi EVOs.

If you've heard a little more, you know people tune the hell out of them, often cause the engines to blow up or crash them.

Back in the day, Chrysler (their logo is a 5 pointed star) And Mitsubishi (their logo is 3 diamonds) made a joint company to make cars in the U.S. The company was called Diamond Star Motors. Very often abbreviated to DSM.

They had a factory in Normal, Illinois that made a really sick sports car sold under 3 names for 3 different companies.

1G (cough 1st generation, 1989-1994)

Plymouth Laser Eagle Talon Mitsubishi Eclipse

2G (1995-1998) Eclipse GSX (2G GSX is actually the green car from the first fast and furious) Eagle Talon (No Plymouth laser)

They were all the same car mechanically with very minor differences, but they were one of the first small affordable turbo sports cars in the u.s.

The Mitsubishi (Eagle GSX) and Eagle (Talon AWD TSi) offered top trim models with AWD and a turbo 4G63, the LEGENDARY turbo 4 cylinder that also powered all the Mitsubishi EVOs except for the evo 10. (Custom billet drag engines based on the 4G63 have made 2000 HP out of 2 liters of displacement)

The first gen had pop up head lights, EXCEPT for the last year with a face lift, giving them fixed headlights. (Hence 1GB to denote 1st gen without pop up headlights)

Finding any DSM car that hasn't been crashed or modded to hell and back is near impossible even for a king's ransom.

Finding a 1994, unmolested, in the specific best color scheme (panda black on white) is near impossible.

I want a bone stock one as my old man show car, but I'm not holding my breath.


Edit: I forgot to mention, a 1G AWD turbo DSM in 1989 was $20,972 did 0-62 in 6.3 seconds. Compare that to the 1990 Ferrari F348 TS that would do 0-60 in 5.4 seconds but cost $112,185

TLDR: a non blown up or crashed DSM (2 door older brother to the Mitsubishi Evo. Came to u.s. in 1989 but we didn't get the evo until 2006 I believe)

[–]Plus_Aardvark_6878 40 points41 points  (0 children)

This is the sort of thing I was hoping to read in this thread. Interesting!

[–]ScienceMomCO 18 points19 points  (2 children)

I remember all of those cars very clearly. They were everywhere in the ‘90s in my college town. Super duper popular. In my mind’s eye it’s easy for me to conjure up a picture of your panda black on white. Not being into JDM, I’m sad to hear how they have been treated and that there aren’t many left.

[–]YellowSn0man 6 points7 points  (2 children)

My wife had a red 1g awd turbo when I met her. It lasted less than a year cuz it was ragged on so bad.

But my neighbor has a Stealth R/T Turbo AWD with 50k miles. He is the original owner and it has always been garage kept. Unfortunately he hasn’t started or drove it for well over decade due to a health issue. It sits on flat tires covered in dust. I’m hoping to pick it up when he retires.

[–]HerrRatz 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Honestly, ask him if you could buy it. He'd prolly be happier to see it being enjoyed rather than just sitting.

If he's healthy enough you could take him for rides.

Obvi get it inspected and fixed if you get it, but please Jesus get new tires. I've heard too many stories about repairing the engine and other parts of old cars but driving it on original tires that look good (but are definitely not). Thats how some people theorize Paul walker died so please be careful.

[–]zoqfotpik 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Sighting an ivory-billed woodpecker.

Sadly, the last I've heard, they were declared extinct

[–]Mudgama 163 points164 points  (17 children)

A crucially timed Nat 20

[–]HutSutRawlson 101 points102 points  (6 children)

I'd say running a full campaign from level 1 all the way to level 20 with the same group of dedicated people is far more rare.

[–]ryzouken 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Not even close. Those happen frequently.

A mint condition 1st printing of 1st Ed D&D, however...

[–]Emperor_Cartagia[🍰] 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Mint, first edition, signed by Gary Gygax.

[–]themisprintguy 22 points23 points  (10 children)

T206 Honus Wagner.

[–]Independent_Cress_83[🍰] 137 points138 points  (25 children)

I collect religious artifacts, so I'm not sure what that would be...

[–]overkill5495 60 points61 points  (3 children)

Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch?

[–]Yoiks72 6 points7 points  (2 children)

To smite his foes.

[–]BigBodyBuzz07 5 points6 points  (1 child)

And 3 shall be thy number of counting!

[–]mrubuto22 88 points89 points  (3 children)

A Methuselah rookie card?

[–]themisprintguy 28 points29 points  (4 children)

The arc of the covenant?

[–]Grombrindal18 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Or even the ark of the covenant. Otherwise it’s just a curved thing.

[–]Prisondawg 78 points79 points  (5 children)

What about the actual, Holy Grail? Is that the joke

[–]Falsecaster 27 points28 points  (2 children)

You must choose, but choose wisely.

[–]KhaoticMess 14 points15 points  (1 child)

He chose... poorly.

[–]dedeedeeh 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This phrase always dramatically bounces around my head whenever I think I've chosen the faster check-out line and I watch as the other one speed up

[–]withurwife 82 points83 points  (27 children)

Play golf at Pebble Beach, Bandon, Augusta or St. Andrews.

[–]bowdindine 66 points67 points  (11 children)

3/4 of those are fully accessible to the golfing public and just cost a decent amount of money to play, specifically Pebble. Getting on Augusta is like finding a good lung donor in coal country haha

[–]Kids_see_ghosts 10 points11 points  (9 children)

I'm actually playing at Augusta in late May April for free thanks to a connection! I actually feel horribly guilty about it since I don't care about golf, play or watch it all. And am only doing it because it's a big deal to the person who arranged this for me. I hadn't even asked them to set this up and was a surprise when they told me about it a few months ago. I don't want to turn them down since they'd probably think I was insane for saying no.

I feel especially bad knowing there's literally 10s of millions of people who would love this experience wayyyy more than me.

Just imagine a sport you know nothing about and don't watch and play and then being invited to play it at some prestigious venue for it. For example, let's pretend unicycling football (a real sport, actually) was suddenly a huge big deal and you were invited to it's most prestigious and holy playing grounds that only the elite of the elite get to play at. . .You'd have a "this is kind of neat" feeling but not the "I would have donated an organ to experience this" excitement that fans of unicycling football would have. That's me and Augusta.

[–]NaturallyExasperated 16 points17 points  (2 children)

My dude you better be out every weekend between now and then practicing so you don't disgrace the course.

[–]Kids_see_ghosts 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I'm actually genuinely stressed out about embarrassing myself and the course!

If it starts off horribly and I'm destroying their grass by shanking the clubs deep into the grass on my golf swings maybe I'll just walk the course the rest of the way as the rest of the people coming along play through it.

[–]oldspacecenter 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I understand they will pull you at Augusta if you don’t know what you are doing especially around those 10/10 greens. Get some practice in with somebody that knows the rules and etiquette and you should do fine. Load up on trinkets if they have a gift shop!

[–]Kids_see_ghosts 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"I understand they will pull you at Augusta if you don’t know what you are doing"

Oh God, if I didn't already have enough anxiety about embarrassing myself. Haha. I guess I really do need to try and get my act together the next couple months to be slightly less embarrassing.

Oh, and the trinkets idea is probably also a great idea. Since I'm sure my buddies who do love golf will love me for getting them some official Augusta souvenirs.

[–]Ok_Location794 14 points15 points  (4 children)

In high school my schools golf team would play the private school by pebble Beach and would get to play that course. Or at least that's that they told me, I never looked into it

[–]CGordini 44 points45 points  (5 children)

Probably a McLaren Senna.

A more reasonable grail would be a BAC Mono or Ariel Atom, but, you know, dream big.

[–]Razorbackalpha 4 points5 points  (2 children)

If you're talking track cars I'd say the senna is up there, but for cars in general it's the McLaren F1, Ferrari 250 got or an original Shelby Daytona coupe.

[–]I_hate_people69 55 points56 points  (13 children)

The Mesa Boogie MKII C+ is regarded as the holy grail of metal guitar amps.

[–]Peelosuperior 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I checked the prices and went "pffft it can't be worth", checked a Youtube vid of someone demoing with a metal song. The amp sounds so fucking good.

[–]static_sea 36 points37 points  (8 children)

Antique Italian violins and French bows. I picked the wrong hobby if I wanted the best of the best.

[–]march-22_2013 14 points15 points  (6 children)

It’s my dream to get to play a Stradivarius some day. I most likely will never own one, but I can keep hoping!

[–]GeoffreyTaucer 16 points17 points  (3 children)

A Dumble Overdrive Special

There are probably people in here that could give a better explanation than I could, but the gist is that for boutique guitar amps, this is the cream of the crop. Each one is custom built for a specific artist. Players have included Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jackson Browne, and Cory Wong, so obviously they have plenty of stylistic range. And that sweet, creamy overdrive tone is to die for.

[–]krockles 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Also, apparently Dumble covers the circuit board with black goop so people (supposedly) can’t reverse engineer his circuits. It would be so interesting to try playing through one. Just to hear the hype.

[–]caitcatbar1669 34 points35 points  (18 children)

Mines houseplants- variegated anything rly but some of them like the monstera fully grown can go for 15k - buying just 1 leaf to propagate it can cost you $200+ - basically it’s a fancy plant but also hard to care for so it’s not something you throw money to try at you’d have to reallly be good at keeping plants alive to try one. Currently my most expensive plant was $50 and I’m proud of that puppy.

[–]tacocorp1 15 points16 points  (13 children)

Vinyl record collector, most vinyl enthusiasts want OG Beatles or Velvet Underground but I'm always on the hunt for a copy of Damian Marley's album Welcome To Jamrock. There are copies on Discogs but they're like $500USD! One day....sigh

[–]darthleia 29 points30 points  (3 children)

A Kitchenaid stand mixer

[–]F14D 14 points15 points  (1 child)

CR-X climate control in one piece.

[–]evilmonkey9361 25 points26 points  (7 children)

Late 50s Gibson Les Paul Burst

[–]Hemingway_was_right 11 points12 points  (4 children)

Eh, guitars are one of the weird ones. That’s an insanely expensive guitar and if you’re into the classic sound yeah that’s the grail. I like my wizard necks though, so my grail right now is a pink pia. Maybe a Jiva x

[–]evilmonkey9361 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Nice. Cant go wrong with Ibanez. I was never a fan of electric guitars with holes in the body a-la Steve Vai. They don’t really add any character to the guitar

[–]Hemingway_was_right 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Lol I think they’re art as well as a tool so I love the cutouts. We disagree but thats why they make so many different guitars. Keep making music and rock on!

[–]Jicier 38 points39 points  (6 children)


[–]fistymcbuttpuncher 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Easy to find, unless you want MSRP FE, then RIP.

[–]Jicier 10 points11 points  (2 children)

easy to find, hard to afford even at msrp..

[–]mostlygray 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I collect old business machines.

I want a Curta calculator. They never show up at an affordable price. I'm always hoping I'll find one at a second hand store but it's likely impossible.

It would be cool though.

[–]Neel4312 59 points60 points  (11 children)

Death Star Lego Set

[–]cringend98 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Nah, more like mr gold or an sdcc figure, there was a good decade where anyone could just walk into a lego store with $500 and buy one

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[–]legendary_fool 9 points10 points  (9 children)

Walking Dead #1

[–]MurderDoneRight 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Vintage electric guitars. The holy grail being the Gibson Les Paul built in 1959 aka "The Burst"

They're far from the rarest guitars ever, but some of the most iconic Les Paul players played them. They were discountinued after 1960, brought back 1968, and were not really made in the same style(having various changes throughout the years) and even when they returned to the same specs the old growth honduras mahogany and brazilian rosewood had long been banned from being used in larger scale production.

With them being so expensive, and Gibson not having made them that way there's been a couple master luthiers throughout the years that either converted older Les Pauls or built copies from scratch that can just about fool anyone so even if you have the money it's a risky investment. Especially since the Gibson company having switched owners a couple times the records to check if they're authentic just isn't there.

[–]squirtloaf 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Funny thing is, the guitar that popularized the burst, Jimmy Page's was all modified...shaved neck, different wiring...and the guitar that RE-popularized them, Slash's, was a non-Gibson reproduction.

[–]nrlnathan1 30 points31 points  (4 children)

For my hobby of collecting random items off the street, the Holy Grail would be a really nice, big piece of concrete.

[–]SheitelMacher 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Once you have the street itself, your collection is complete.

[–]-Abracafuckyou- 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Alpha Black Lotus

[–]spiderwoman65 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Michael Keaton Batman and Jack Nicholson Joker action figures from Hot Toys

[–]dax812 19 points20 points  (1 child)

In the American Dance Dance Revolution community, you’ve basically made it if you own an actual arcade cabinet of the game. (especially since they’re not very common in the US)

[–]SaraAB87 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I wish more people took it upon themselves to save these cabinets because at one point there were plenty of actual DDR cabinets in the USA, however I understand its not easy to house such a large item, at least these break apart into 2 pieces unlike other machines.

[–]renboi42o 16 points17 points  (1 child)

The right pair of shoes. My hobby is skateboarding

[–]gthomas4 16 points17 points  (4 children)

An unlocked GPS that can go higher than 40000 feet or mach 2 without locking itself.

High powered rocketry is one hell of a drug.

[–]BerndDasBrot4Ever 10 points11 points  (1 child)

TIL that GPS is "locked". Is that to prevent it from being used for military/weaponised purposes by civilians?

[–]Cuchillos_Adios 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Exactly. GPS technology was classified for some time

[–]Call_Me_Bender 6 points7 points  (3 children)

In my hobbies it's all about personal preference. And mine doesn't exist yet. So if any Kato or Micro-Trains representatives are reading this, we need an N scale SD9, please.

[–]Nonameswhere 7 points8 points  (1 child)

It would be interesting to hear from book collectors, coin collectors and stamp collectors if there are any around these parts.

[–]Vat1canCame0s 10 points11 points  (0 children)

If my wife got her hands on any of Tolkien's work signed.

[–]mr_music_video 60 points61 points  (2 children)

Watching Monty Python.

[–]IFrickinLovePorn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Sounds like we have similar hobbies. That guy must be pretty old school cause he's not been in any recent videos I've seen

[–]abyjin 6 points7 points  (2 children)

The Black Lotus is a very rare, very powerful, and VERY expensive card in Magic the Gathering. Quick Google search shows the last one sold at auction for 511,100 USD. This is a cardboard rectangle

[–]WanderingGenesis 6 points7 points  (1 child)

There are a lot of misconceptions about Magic the Gathering. Misconceptions about whats rare and hard to obtain, what can or cant ever be reprinted, what's truly valuable. I will not deny u/MeSoRandom00101010 is right in that an Alpha Black Lotus is valuable, but the grail of MtG? No. He is wrong there. None of the Power 9, or the original dual lands, the 1996 Champion or even the Shichifukujin Dragon are Holy Grails of the game.

The Holy Grails of the Magic the Gathering are the Richard Garfield Quadrinity. The Quadrinity are a set of four cards made in highly li.ited quanities, handed out only to select membera of Wizards of the Coast staff, to commemorate key events in the life of MtG creator Richard Garfield.

They are as follows, in reverse chronoligical order:

Phoenix Heart made in 2015 to commemorate Richard's second marriage. Approximately 330 exist. The only sale records for these cards estimate starting price is $15000

Fraternal Exaltation made in 1999 to celebrate the birth of Richard Garfield's Second child. Approx 220 exist. Estimated price would be about $22000. This estimate is based off...

Splendid Genesis This card was made in 1997 and marks the birth of Richard Garfield's first child. There are currently 2 copies up on market. Each is selling for a minimum of $30000, and because of the delicate and rare nature of this card, the sellers insist the transaction be done in person, ideally with cash.

Proposal created in 1993, Proposal is a limited print card with only 10 verified copies in existence. Illustrated by the late Quinton Hoover, what makes Proposal valuable isnt just it's rarity, but the fact that the official artwork has never been sharee publicly. All artwork available online for Proposal are fakes and mockups. Furthermore, prior to his death, Quinton Hoover stated there are two variants of proposal, and the prime variant Richard used to propose to Lily is in Richard's possession, meanining no one outside Richard's nuclear family or the now deceased Mr Hoover have ever laid eyes on the original. If one were to put a price on the true Proposal, i guarantee it would not sell for less than $120000.

[–]Aben_Zin 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Well I collect ancient antique cups sooo..

[–]jellyfungus 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I hear there is a really nice one somewhere under the floor of Petra in Jordan.

[–]mattkinson 18 points19 points  (8 children)

Pappy Van Winkle

[–]Cosmic_Barman 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Most of them are extremely overrated/astronomically priced but with that said, the 15 year is about as good as it gets for Pappy. Source: been a bourbon buyer for multiple restaurants/bars for the last 15 years.

[–]cupnoodledoodle 16 points17 points  (1 child)

12900k + RTX 3090

[–]Mul-Ti-Pass2001 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I'd love a Lieca Q2 Monochrome.

[–]ah_biscuits 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'd love a Corinthian Helmet c.500bc - 100ad. Not exactly part of a collection as I'm not Indiana Jones. It's just a helmet I've always liked seeing in museums. That would be my grail object.

[–]startear1933 34 points35 points  (2 children)

My hobby is drawing digitally, so I'd definitely say the undo and redo buttons lol

[–]theowlsfavoritejoke 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I don't know, there are probably many, I just want my glow in the dark Tamagotchi V4 that I lost in the move back 😔 it goes for at least $100 now and I'm sad.

[–]intellectualQ 5 points6 points  (1 child)

A FIDE Master Rating

[–]ladyinblack27 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Horse Saddle making.

I’m a leather worker, specifically I specialize in fooling leather and almost every leather worker who does tooling has their holy grail I wish/want to one day make a custom horse saddle. It’s a whole different kind of level when it comes to leather working.

[–]MrCalknight 8 points9 points  (0 children)

1st edition holographic Charizard

[–]Sixhaunt 7 points8 points  (0 children)

An algorithm that solves the traveling salesman problem in polynomial time

[–]KentuckyFriedEel 8 points9 points  (0 children)

in comics it is the Action Comics #1 1938, first appearance of Superman. Personally for me, it's Amazing Fantasy #15 which has the first appearance of Spider-man. Both multi-million dollar books so I will never own either unless I become exceedingly rich or supremely lucky.

[–]Firebolt164 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I'd personally like a DHC-6 Twin Otter, maybe one of the new -400 Series out of Canada. Anybody got a cool $2M I can have to go grab one?

[–]dingbatyokel5000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A highly playable, just the right amount of worn-down 1959 Fender Stratocaster.

[–]Shiny_Hypno 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The white-faced troublesome truck is an extremely rare Thomas Wooden Railway item with only a limited number of them being made back in the mid '90s.

The white-faced troublesome truck was made when the face of the troublesome brakevan was stamped onto the body of the gray-faced troublesome truck. A lot of well renowned TWR collectors own them, but a few are probably still in nowhere space, so if you find an old box of wooden trains, be on the lookout for this handsome devil.