One of the quirkier and collectible components of Sega’s upcoming re-release of the Genesis / Mega Drive Mini console was the announcement of a Mega Drive “tower,” non-playable add-ons that allow Mini owners to stack a Sega CD and 32X into their Genesis – with special mini cartridges of Sonic & Knuckles and Sonic 1 to boot.
That tower was announced for sale in Japan–a small set of retailers have it available for pre-order–but it turns out Sega of America had a surprise for a select set of influencers Monday:
Sega sent over the Genesis Tower Mini. pic.twitter.com/Y0Tsgfr0gg
— Spawn Wave (@SpawnWaveMedia) September 16, 2019
The mini-tower received a very limited run for some domestic media outlets to unbox and tease fans with:
But if you’re wondering if you can buy one, Sega of America’s Jacob Nahim stepped in on Twitter to clarify that you can’t–but it doesn’t necessarily mean there won’t be chances to get your hands on it:
Before anyone asks, these were *very* limited / a small run, and just sent to select folks. No announcements have been made about selling these in the west. We might figure out how to get a few of these into your hands though… https://t.co/VsLJIwpJca
— Jacob Nahin (@JacobNahin) September 16, 2019
We’ll keep you informed on any contests to bring this instant collectible into your hands.