Some recent pick ups:
Traded my PS4 Slim in for $177 at a local place (filthy Gamestop only wanted to offer me $50) and ended up getting the PS5 bundle below for about $382 with tax. I’ll be selling the GoW code if anyone is interested:
CIB Zelda NES, except for a few rough spots on the box, everything else is near mint:
Taito Egret II Mini blue special editon was on sale at Amazon, really loving it (aside from the lack of a scanline option), very high quality unit:
Absolutely excellent Zelda CIB! I have one but don’t think it’s in that nice of shape.
Thanks! I owned a loose cart for many years, been meaning to get a CIB copy for a long time. It will look really nice next to my mint CIB copy of Link’s Adventure which I got a few years ago.
1 coin PC and many more gaming pickups plus YOUR buys as well!
got Ikaruga Metal Earth Edition, really happy with it as I’ve always wanted a physical copy of the game
Recently added a cheap copy of SD F-1 GRAND PRIX to a Japan order. It was mislabelled so got a loose cart for less than the going rate. Boxed prices are silly. This one bought for a friend but I thought I’d try it first.
It’s a very good Mario Kart style racer.
Perhaps the weapons don’t seem as balanced, and some walls are annoying so I much prefer the courses with rumble strips. Oh, and there’s only speech commentary during races, no music.
But overall it handles great, is challenging in j…
Picked this up while thrifting this week. Arguably the worst 8bit micro ever released for mainstream consumers.
Grabbed a couple of silly things
The Metal Gear Worlds of Power book. Nicely matching PAL AU versions, though it wasn’t by ‘Ultragames’ over here.
And I’d been meaning to get the SeHa girls Sega Saturn Nendoroid for years. I don’t have room on the Saturn shelves right now so it goes with Asha on the Mega Drive shelf.
Got some lucky DS finds today
Picked up (another) Atari STE locally for a very cheap price. It’s got some yellowing but is otherwise in immaculate condition.
Got a new Action Replay Plus, huzzah for not losing my Saturn saves any more (hopefully).
New PCB day is best day.
And it certainly has been awhile since the last one. Got lucky enough to pick this up locally for a decent price, much less than the current asking price. I’m going to enjoy sinking my teeth into this one.
My impulse buy PC Engine Interface unit arrived!
Works perfectly. I was going to RGB mod it but maybe I’ll leave it stock for use with the AG500. I was going to peroxide it but now I’m torn because the grimy look really suits this aesthetic.
Can pop on the real Blade Runner between Snatcher sessions with this setup too.
Today’s arrivals, SMB Wonder + art print preorder bonus and a mint, CIB copy of Panzer Dragoon:
Enjoy Super Mario Bros Wonder. I wasn’t feeling it in the first world or two but it definitely picks up when you get into the middle sections of the game. It’s a very fun Mario game as long as you’re not expecting anything revolutionary. The animations are delightful too.
Got a bonus at work and went a bit silly. Paid out the nose but happy to finally have one. I adore it as a piece of hardware. It’s ridiculous in all the right ways.
Yep - kind of wild there are still some of these sealed and in Australia of all places. Shipping here is prohibitive from Analogue ($100 AUD) so all of their products are pretty rare here.
The only thing I’m disappointed with is the included 8bitdo 2.4ghz controller. The button feel is terrible. The membrane on d-pad is so clicky it feels like you’re fighting to keep it held down.
No new PCB today ;(
But did get some arcade related gear.
First off, a couple of Reco PCBs, perhaps the most comprehensive autofire circuit for arcade use.
Second, I got this JAMMA splitter, custom made by a good friend here in Mexico. Basically takes audio and video out of your arcade cab in order to feed it to a capture card / scaler / monitor.
This Kunio/Double Dragon revival is getting out of hand… And I haven’t even received my River City Girls 2 yet, and I missed out on Melee Mach!