Finds 1522: Castle of the Winds, Limited Run Releases, Mobile Light Force 1 and 2

All of these arrived at the same time so lets put them all together in one post. You will definitely like what you see!

Finds 1436 PC Galore! Phantasmagoria 2 and Others!

A trip to thrifting brings a bunch of PC gems!

Ads from the Past 454: Zelda for Disk System(The First one)

Classic artwork for a legendary game, the Legend of Zelda ad is here.

Smarty and the Nasty Gluttons Getting a Physical Release

A Game from the past will be getting a physical release in the coming future. What kind of game is this though?

Retro Game of the Week 173: Gradius 3(SNES)

Shoot 'em all up, get all the power ups and try to survive this legendary game!

January 19, 2022

Cassette Drawers are good for Famicom and Genesis Games!

If you ever run into these, definitely pick them up as they make a great storage case for either your Famicom or Genesis carts. They are just so useful! I ended up posting this on social media and some of my friends messaged me about it, it kind of blew their mind. Anyways, this is friendly reminder of what to do with old things you might find for nothing. Protect your collection! 


Finds 1583: The Catwoman from Channel 6 NECA TMNT Set!

This is finally here! It was quite tricky how I got it here. It was sold out in the US so I had to have family from Canada buy it for me and then ship it here. I wasn't going to go looking around Targeys for it, sorry that's just too much work. I finally have my Irma as she's bae! The set is really cool and can't wait to put it all together. It also brought a lot of goodies. I don't know when I'm going to open it or where is it gonna go but will definitely keep you updated! 


Finds 1582: Pacman & Ms Pacman Plus Others!

Today was a very interesting day at the thrift store. I went in after a rough day of errands and a lot of stress and found myself with some goodies. The stuff on the left was definitely some stuff I don't have but also stuff I'm putting to the side for when Gamestop offers that extra trade in bonus so that'll help me get more games in the long run. I was also shocked to see some NES CIB games for once! It's been a while since I ran into CIB NES games in the wild so I was surprised to see them. The prices weren't that crazy too so that made me even more happy. I usually find stuff that's too overpriced but these were fairly priced. I am a huge Pac-Man fan so these were no brainers. Definitely going to fire them up for some awesome fun. 


Finds 1581: A Goodwill Find? Japanese Ps1 Controller!

I drove by a Goodwill on my way home from work and actually found something. I don't really hold my breath when going here for something good but today was the exception. I found an import Playstation controller that is in shape of a boomerang! It's really cool and definitely one of the controllers from the early days of the PS1 as it's missing the analog sticks which were added later on. It was a really cool find overall, I am satisfied. 


January 17, 2022

Finds 1580: It's a lot of loot! Hard Drives and PC Software, PS2, and Xbox!

Nothing crazy but finding stuff as usual. I was able to pick up a lot of PS2 titles that I don't really have in my collection yet. Also, I got a thing for picking up hard drive hoping to find some interesting material such as vintage hentai. It's always a wonder what will come on them so I will start picking them up. As for the PS2 games, I got some really cool ones that believe it or not, I didn't had! After so many years of doing this, I can't believe I'm missing stuff but that's all part of collecting.


Finds 1579: Quark XPress for Windows

One of the more interesting finds in computer related software is this Brand New Quark XPress software. What's Quark XPress? Well, this software was used a lot in the development of newspapers and magazines back in the early 90s. I believe this is before the adobe times so a lot of companies used this on their computers to release periodicals. It's really cool but I have heard that the software can be a pain in the ass to use. I'm keeping this beauty sealed as I can easily download it online. It's just great finding these kind of pieces that can live on in a collection. I placed it on my book shelf to hang out with other boxed software such as Gateworld and Castle of the Winds. 

The interesting thing is that this is the Windows version so I believe it's more rare than the MAC version. This is really something else. 


January 10, 2022

All in One Playstation Memory Card

Remember when we used to have our entire lives on a memory card? I sure do. Having those 15 blocks to save your games was something exciting and fun. Not only that, it was precious to us as all of our hard earned work was saved into this little accessory. I still have my other memory cards somewhere put away. As I pick this one up, I wonder what games it contains.... I will keep you updated! 


Finds 1578: Weekend Pick Ups! Windows 7 Pro, Dexxa Control Pad, Atari Flashback, and Arcade Legends

A very odd day where I had to go to different thrift stores to actually find something interesting turned out into a couple of interesting things. I don't usually go for plug n play consoles but I did a little research on these and thought these would be worth it especially since they were half off. One is the Atari Flashback 7800 which I thought had 7800 games but turned out that that's just the same of the model. It's kind of misleading but it's still a really cool little console. The other one is the Arcade Legends which comes with 50 built in games. The really cool thing about this one is that it has an SD card slot to upgrade the firmware which then enables you to play even more games including the entire Sega Genesis library. I have seen that the update makes other consoles playable as well so if you ever run into this little console, definitely check it out as it's totally worth a pick up. The controller I got CIB is called the Dexxa Control Pad and was made for IBM Computers. I always love picking these up even though they may not be the best options. A lot of times, you are just better off with the classic Gravis Ultrapad. It will make a really cool display piece. I also ended up getting some software including a Casino Game Pack for older OS such as Windows 3.11 and 95 as well as an installation disk for Windows 7 pro which I thought was really cool. Overall, random little things that make hunting a worthwhile time. 


Finds 1577: TMNT Ultimates Wave 4 is Finally Here! They are beautiful!

These beauties finally arrived and you know what? I'm really loving this line more and more as I get more of them. I am definitely getting each release as they are just so freaking amazing. The one that I won't be getting is probably the party wagon because it's out of my price range. Maybe if I have enough money for it, I will get it in the end. So far, no! Anyways, we have Casey Jones, Donatello, Muckman, and Mondo Gecko this time around. My favorite turtle Don is finally here to finish up the four turtles! Each of these just look amazing and the work this company is doing is just splendid! I look forward to all the new releases and the mousers which I already pre-ordered! Such beauty I tell ya! Below are more photos of the wave 4.  

The nerdy turtle Donatello! He's so fucking amazing!

Muckman is a big fella!

The always popular Casey Jones! 

Mondo Gecko is so freaking cool! 


January 09, 2022

Finds 1576: Xbox goodies & Two Mystery Hard Drives!

I visited the thrift store earlier this week and picked up a couple of things. The hard drives are really cool because one of them is 2TB while the other one is 750gb which is still pretty decent. I do regret not picking up the rest of the hard drives but there will be other chances. I am curious what the hard drives might come with, hopefully vintage hentai! That's the quest! Anyways, check out the loot! It's no the best, but it's great! 


Finds 1575: Limited Run Arrivals! Dangun Feveron and Doom Classics Collection

A shoot 'em up and a FPS, what a combination. These two came at the same time and I gotta say, they are really cool. I have been a fan of Doom since the DOS days so having this release is a must for any fan and it's for the Switch! The other one is one of those crazy shoot 'em up games in which you must do everything in your power to survive. Two very unique titles added to the collection. 


Finds 1574: Súper Mario Bros 3 German Edition CIB

The first pick up of the year! It's Súper Mario Bros 3 German Edition for the NES. I stumbled upon it on eBay and had to pick it up. The price was right and it was just very odd to see a green boxed Súper Mario Bros 3. I still don't know much about it other than it was released in Germany. Below is another photo of this wonderful gem. 

As you can see, the cart has something engraved on it and the manual is in German. I will probably do a Manual Monday post of this manual in the near future as there is very little information about this. If you know anything, let me know! 


January 01, 2022

The Story of Doom takes Place in 2022

In some interesting news, it has come to my attention that the story of Doom takes place this year. I guess we all better gear up to fight demons and survive the apocalypse! It's funny to see these kind of things so thought I would share this on here. Be safe out there!


Finds 1573: Last Loot of the Year! Famicom CIB Titles Ninja Cop Saizo and Radia Senki Reimei-Hen

To finish the year, these two games arrived in the mail. I've been meaning to get back into Famicom collecting as that's where it all started, I guess I will focus on that in the future. The first of the two is called Ninja Cop Saizo and it's a really cool side scroller that I've never heard of. I love the box art and I can't wait to try it out on my commodore monitor! I also got Radia which is a very interesting title. It plays like an action RPG with Zelda style gameplay. It's really cool and I remember seeing footage of this game when I first started collecting over 15 years ago. I was finally able to find a CIB copy and totally worth the purchase. I have one more little interesting gem that's on its way but it'll probably take a while to get here. I can't wait for it though! Happy New Year!


Finds 1572: Gamestop Deals for Days!

The deals at Gamestop continue and here are some more! They were having a Buy 2 get 1 on their used games and picked up some Switch titles. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Digimon, and Alex Kidd. I really liked that Alex Kidd came with a little manual and pin, now those are the kind of extras I enjoy. I'm also shocked they actually came with it as you know Gamestop tend to send you generic boxed games at times and I did ordered them online so it's a gamble. I also got Blasphemous which was at an amazing price and it's a highly recommended game. My friend posted about that one and I jumped on the deal. Gamestop loot!


December 30, 2021

The Year is Almost Done!

It’s been a crazy year where I felt I’ve grown as a person not even in this hobby, but overall as an individual. I feel like I’ve gotten more serious about every aspect of my life and been more focused. I feel like it’s time to make things happen and I’ve been very successful at it. I mention this because it’s something that I think everyone should be able to do in their lifetime. We all need to grow as individuals and find our calling. Whatever it may be, go find it! The time is now! Furthermore, my collecting goals will change next year with me focusing on other parts of collecting which I’ve neglected for a while. As many of you know, or not, I refer myself as Famicom Freak and my collecting started with the Famicom. I’ve gotten out of that for quite some time so it’s time to get back into it. I do plan on getting some rare hard to find gems with the box as the box is amazing for the Japanese release of these games. I do apologize for the lack of updates from the series I’ve been running but the holidays just turned everything upside down. Things are getting back to normal soon! I promise! Be safe everybody! 


Finds 1571: Mechanical USB Keyboard!

Here is one of the more interesting finds of the month. It’s a USB Mechanical Keyboard. I’ve never seen anything like it but apparently a company decided to released these awesome devices. Not only that, I tested it and it works quite well. It also lights up as you’re using it so it’s quite fancy. I will be using this on my Windows 98SE Desktop. It’s a thing of beauty!


Finds 1570: Ace Duck & Mutagen Man

Two more figures I’ve been waiting for in the NECA line. I actually never saw Mutagen Man episode but I remember Ace Duck being part of the series for like five seconds. It’s crazy how they released something that had so little air time, but I guess people were really drawn to it. Mutagen Man on the other hand, looks really cool. I’m happy with these additions!


Finds 1569: Ultimate Chex Quest Cereal Box Limited Run Games

This was a really cool Christmas gift as I was given this Chex Quest collector’s edition box. The box is massive and comes with so many extras. The game was something new for use back in the 90s as it came with the cereal. We actually got the cereal just to get the game and still have the game to this day. What I didn’t know was that the series ended up getting three games in total. I was never aware of both part 2 and 3 but they were released alright. The game plays like a Doom-clone and it’s a lot of fun. It does have some character and a really good fun factor. This one comes as a remake and as I mentioned before, tons of extras! Younger me would be so excited about opening this Christmas morning. 


Finds 1568: TMNT Turtle Blimp is Here!

I was sad that I missed the first wave of the Turtle Blimp but happy that they restock it and people spread the word around so I was able to get one of these beauties. I’m not sure if they still have it for sale but be sure to check out Wally World’s website for more info. The Box is really cool and definitely loving the graphics on the box. They are just nice and retro!


Finds 1567: NECA TMNT Additions! Vernon, Pizza Monster, Rat King, and More!

Got a big shipment from NECA to end the year with some new additions to the collection. These are some  awesome new additions including Vernon and Pizza Monster. I ended up buying multiple Pizza Monsters for army building reasons and the same with the Roadkill Rodneys! Overall, I’m happy with these additions as my collection of NECA Cartoon line turtles keeps growing! Cowabunga indeed!

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