Limited edition 3DS microwaved in the name of art

Did you miss out on the Majora's Mask 3DS? There's still a chance to grab one, but good luck playing any games on it.

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Somehow, Nintendo failed to anticipate the demand for the gold Majora's Mask-themed limited edition New 3DS that sold out almost as soon as it was announced. To get your hands on one of the consoles that retailed for $199, you'll be looking at a minimum of around $300 on eBay.

Or, if you've got $11,315 floating around, you could spend it on... this. If you're having trouble making out what "this" is, it's a limited edition Majora's Mask 3DS that has been microwaved, then adorned with a taxidermied toad with a glass eye in its mouth (spatula not included).

Its condition on eBay is listed as "seller refurbished," and the description reads:

"Working GOLD Nintendo 3DS was microwaved to NON-WORKING Order for purposes to CREATE ARTWORK using the microwaving process inside a fully customized microwaving robot-shielded enclosure. 1,200 Watts of microwaving power was used to microwave the device inside a 2.2 CUFT VINTAGE 1970S era Whirlpool Microwave BEAST."

An unmicrowaved Majora's Mask New 3DS. Nintendo

The seller, perfectlymadebirds, seems to specialise in microwaved electronics -- also listed is a microwaved Nintendo 2DS, a microwaved iPad Mini, a microwaved gold iPhone 6 and a blender burned using flammable liquids.

When questioned why he would destroy something so perfect, perfectlymadebirds replied, "I have made it absolutely beyond perfect by professionally microwaving it which to me is vastly better than anything on a canvas."

He also notes in the Q&A section that microwaving your own 3DS is not a good option.

"A 'do it yourself' would result, in let's say a... fake. The same as going into a museum and taking a photo of a Van Gough and painting a duplicate of it yourself. It's clearly not the same and won't ever be the true original. Period."

If you want to check out the listing for yourself, head on over to eBay.

Via GameSpot