Sunday, October 3, 2010

June Score Update

I love to find a Game and Watch, but I think I paid $15 and it's kind of beat up. Just had to be done. Sealed 'Duke' Xbox controllers are a good find 10 years out. Sort of.

I love that Soul Sauce 8 track long box. Nobody wants it on eBay though. No accounting for taste on teh intenets, eh?

Those Mensa cards are a bitch. Favorite item in this pile are those old tan Apple // paddles on the right. I'm happy to pick up PS2 Singstar discs for karaoke fun. Supposedly those discs integrate with Singstar on the PS3.

It's like a box of Nintendo stuff. X-com is much loved by many, so I figured I'd pass that on. I can't remember what I paid for that R-zone handheld you can barely see, but $2 would have been too much.

Those Avalon Hill Bookcase Games don't get much cash anymore if they are punched, aside from a few titles like Rail Baron. I think Flight Leader is still sitting in my eBay store after 3 months.

Not a bad month.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Flea markets make me so happy.

This first set is a mix of flea market and Economy Shop score. The video games and the Atari carts come courtesy of flea market action.

If I didn't collect Playstation these days, I wouldn't find much.

The Synsonics Drums I have to keep since that yellow label says something about 'pro version'. I'm such a pro. I already have the (now apparently amateur) other version. The Fidelity Chess game actually has two game cartridges in it in addition to the complete game. Unfortunately, that means I may have to keep that too. Cartridges are crazy!

With those Game Boys I got earlier this month to get rid of, I need some common Game Boy games to bundle with them. Nobody buys a Game Boy without a Tetris. Seriously!

That N64 controller box is empty. That's how I roll. I'll buy your box. That Seras Basketball handheld I consider a great score, although not particularly valuable. It has a rebranded version of a very early Bandai sports LED handheld game. Basically it randomly picks what happens for each play, and it doesn't keep score. Two dials in the game are manually operated for that. It's no wonder the skill and coordination based Mattel sports handhelds (Football, Football II, Basketball, Hockey) were much more popular.
Giant discs? I guess these are 12"5gb optical platters used in some recently outdated optical drive Sony made. Hopefully I can sell them for cashola, since having them around is a waste of space. I was hoping they'd be giant vintage floppy discs for some mainframe. Apparently not. I have two of these blue free formers already. One of my favorite vintage boards to ride. Perhaps it will make a good gift.

The clear green N64 stuff from two different vendors. And I don't know what that Sega silver box is from, but it says Prima games (noted guide publisher) on back. I'll have to do some research. Pocket Simon I had to keep since it's different from the one I have. It's like a Noah's ark of collecting here!

Continuing saga of wonder May!

Piling piling piling up! Found some 2600s lately, this is just one of 'em. I didn't look closely enough, but it's pretty dirty. I doubt it would have changed my mind.

Love as well as Rockets for $1? Why not? Those Dreamcast fighters are fine score. In with the CDs but they still charged me $5.

Another day, another thrift. I couldn't resist these old punk tapes from classic labels like Dischord and Epitaph. They were 5/$1 so if I can sell 4 for $5 each I'll be good. Game Boys galore too!

Except that those two on the left aren't quite Game Boys. They are Dr. Boys! The naked pink one goes to Bohus. They seem to only play one LCD game, although the case is a fine replica of the real deal. And neither of the real Game Boys have screen lines, a common issue. Yay!

This NES set had some fine common games like both Zeldas, all with instructions and another copy of How To Win At Super Mario Bros. And I can't resist and Intellivision, even with a little wear, for $1.80. It works fine, just need to find someone reproducing those metallic stickers on the controllers to make it look finer.

Overview of some mid-May score. Not bad, I say.

These loose discs were cheap enough for me to deal with resurfacing them. Hot Keyz is so undervalued it hurts. This was a spare so I sold it. $30 may not be enough to buy more since they have a high failure rate and battery rot inside rate. I could buy 3 to get at one good unit. But I can't resist them. They look great and sound even better.

Lush's Spooky for $1 to go along with my obsession with playing De-Luxe on drums on Rock Band.

This is all sealed Xbox! I love sealed Xbox. Not worth much, but I think I paid a little under $5 apiece.

Early May was good to me. Hello spring!

May turned out to be a productive month for me in the city of weather.

That Game Boy tap is sealed. Strawberry Shortcake game for my daughter. And Sonic books. Edutational!

Van-Halen-o-rama! At $2 apiece, I'll take the whole pre-1984 library. Turbo-touch for SNES. Clearly the progenitor to the iPhone.

That AudioVideo magazine has a great CES piece with lots of classic games and computers. That pong system has the box and was made in MA. Why does that make it better for me?

Simon says "Sell me". Rap man, rap. And sealed Viewmaster reels from the 50s and 60s? Couldn't resist. Maybe I'll send a pair to Billy Galaxy?

Some catch up pix from late March.

Got me a Dark Tower! Always makes for a good day. Tower not worky, but perhaps I'll send it off for repair.

Saving the Playmobil and Lego for my kids as they're both new. It's hard to resist you, Merlin!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

April Scours

Did the markets this morning, came up with a few fun items. Some boxed GBC. A nice condition pong (that I don't think I have yet). Not pictured: deodorant, SNES Batter Up controller boxed and double disk 80s compilation, darnit! Rapman, empty PAL PSX (although Silent Hill is the only one with a disc), and Lion King are from another day. The flea market season is welcoming me kindly, even if it doesn't really start for a month.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

March Score (more to come)

March post

When I say, that Thrift had enough Quesadilla makers to fill a McMansion, is that a good thing or a bad thing?




Classic scenes


Stuff, oh wonderful stuff.

Thrifting is a trivial pursuit:

Naive artwork:


Oooh 'lectronics.



Naked boy!

Scenes from Arizona- Bad Omens


February Score

Feb Score


Old game informers, served as a nice place to stuff that Fallout 3 map. Choose your own adventure library hardback edition for dems kids. Stack of 3DO jewel case games. I don't know much about these, I just buy what I don't already have. And some Playstations stuff with a few good titles like Super Puzzle Fighter II and Parappa the Rappa. The modern D&D set was too cheap to pass up. I looked inside and it has markers (little paperboard playing pieces) which I hate when they are punched because it sucks to count them. Perhaps I can pay my kids a quarter to count them, accuracy be damned.

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ECA Ski or Die, pre-EA. Can't help myself. Can't decide if I should keep it. The Battlechest was $1.80, why not?

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Close up on CD titles I got. Fun! Most will be keepers.

A few weeks ago I saw this hunk of utter crap that I couldn't resist. If I don't keep it, Bohus will get a kick out of it. It came with some overpriced ($6 for the bag) Atari controllers. At least they work with minimal effort.Thriftporn hotkeys
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The models are the best. They are screaming "my cap is to da side" and "ice ice maybe". I guess pastels didn't make it to the place they were photographed yet. And I like the grubby hands on the cover. I think I see some hangnails.