There's a retro game store in houston, and while shopping the other day, the owner of the store stopped in. I started talking to the guy about purchasing some of the items he has in the store's museum that are "not for sale" and, after identifying each other as real-deal collectors, he told me to come with him into the back and pulled out a boxed European Turbo Grafx. To my knowledge, these things were never officially released, and only came out in a test market in spain. The box is pristine - it was opened only a handful of times. He indicated that he might be willing to sell it, but aside from recognizing that it's a very unique oddity, I couldn't really make an informed offer.
I'm going to go back up to his store later this week with some money in hand to try and persuade him to sell it to me, but I figured I'd ask what price I should be looking at. Anyone want to give me a ball park figure I should go in with? The guy said he's really looking for an MSX2, and I have a Sony HB-F1 II model MSX2 with 10 games that I don't really want to trade away, but if the general consensus is that I'm coming out ahead, then I'll consider it.
EDIT: To clarify, this is the real european Turbo grafx, with the alternate logo (sans 16), not the ones sold in france which were imported from north america. The person confirmed that the unit is indeed PAL, and won't work on an NTSC tv.