Well, this was a year where I never stepped foot inside a thrift store, went to a flea market, or peeked inside a game reseller. Because… well… stuff. It was worth it in the end. Sonic Blastman II was my absolute holy grail. Never so much as seen a copy. Problem solved, plus others too.
A local store was celebrating its 20th anniversary with a 20% off sale, so of course that meant a visit. This fairly standard haul ran $90 which seems like a lot… but wait, what’s in the background?
Oh yeah, that’s piece of a CD-i kiosk. While beat up in spots, given how little CD-i pieces are out there, I couldn’t say no. It’ll look great on a wall, and if I ever find the actual kiosk, at least I have parts.
Gave up on a possible N64 complete set a while back, but when I realized I have a grail (Super Bowling) sitting on my shelf, there’s still a chance. So, time to start plugging away again on commons, like this lot that ran me $14.
A post-Christmas gift card binge mixed with a Facebook deal, so around $80 out of pocket (which also includes some unseen movie buys). Find of the day will be Panel Action Bingo, surely at the top of everyone’s wish lists.
Funny enough, although I have the decidedly rarer Flinstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak, I have never seen or held a copy of Rescue of Dino and Hoppy until today.
And with this Christmas haul, that’s two collections complete – Dreamcast and Hyperscan. With Wrestlemania 32X, I’m down to two boxes for a 100% complete set there as well. The others were on my wishlist for ages.
Any day with Turbo stuff is a good one. $100 is usually way above my limit for three games, but that’s a great price – a friend’s price, specifically. Having never played any of these, it’s even better value.