Saturday, January 3, 2015

Oh yeah, that blog I do. Happy New Year!

It's that time of year where I just don't have much to post. Thrift stores in my area are terrible, I don't have any nearby flea markets and the nearest garage sale date isn't until May. I pass on estate sales unless they're nearby. This results in a lapse of new stuff to show ya...except for what I buy and trade myself. Which isn't as interesting.

Got myself the fairly disappointing Little Big Planet 3. It just wasn't as good, man. I had high hopes, but I didn't even finish the final level due to ragequitting.

This on the other hand was exactly as great as I had hoped.

Gamestop had a buy 2 get 1 thing. Splatterhouse was good, except it had some frustrating controls. Excellent soundtrack. House of the Dead I started today and is fantastic so far. The rest are in the backlog.

Wolfenstien was great - well worth $20. Tales I haven't started on yet.

Raph has always been my favorite turtle, and this was one of my favorite Raphs. Got it cheap. Yes the hands are wrong but I like it kinda. Better than stumps, right?

Paper Plastick had a really good sale, but their shipping is fucked up. It adds like $5 for everything you put in your cart. A big ass piece of vinyl for only $12 (well, $6 for me.)

A buddy of mine had this and Lamestop wouldn't take it on a trade, so I made him an offer. It wasn't exactly on my list, but I'm happy to have it.

Overlord I found for like $3, Pokemon I found when I was cleaning.

You guys remember Bucky O Hare? I bought this when I was kinda drunk. No regrets.

This here was my Reddit Gifts exchange. SO good.

Finished the Kidrobot Ooze Action set. Because reasons.

This was really cool. I bought a Fuku Box with the Spanky Stokes name on it. It was a random assortment. A lot of people were disappointed...but not me. I somehow managed to pull the Devious chase out of the box. Luck was on my side.

Xmas gifts. The Wolf Among is is probably in the top 5 games last year IMO.

3 more from a G2G1 free at gamestop.

The Loyal Subjects TMNT set is too good. Easily outdoes Kidrobot and Funko. These are a gamestop exclusive set, colors based on turtles in time. They came windowboxed rather than blind, and at $13 each (either way), I wanted to make sure I got all 4 the first time.

I guess this is my last picture. This was a trade for that stuffed Donatello I found last summer. I guess I'm collecting Raphs now...

I post much more on my instagram, including contests and moves much quicker there. @315retro ...I have started a 365 day photo challenge thing...I dunno, I'm 3 days in and already almost forgot twice.

Stay up 2015...hopefully we all find some good shit this year!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Update, also Retro Game Con 2014 pics/haul!

OK! So I grabbed a few small things...retro game con pics to come at the end (mostly my scores, but a few other things too!)

Diddy and Bowser from the K'NEX set. Got most of the ones I care to have now...just want a dry bones I think, and I'm set. Oh and Wario.

Touma little trickers set. Panda style.

Pink bear, same set.

Gorilla, same set.

Turtle, same set...this guy worked for team Sonic at one point!

Random GI Joe grab from a thrift store...take the lot for $15 shipped while I still have it.

Rando Mario I came across. I guess it was the "toddler" option from the Happy Meal set back when Mario 3 dropped.

Super amazing dope Mishka it. KEEP WATCH.

Grabbed a physical copy of Duck Tales since they're few and far between. It's an awesome game I didn't bother buying digitally...well worth the $15 I got this for. It's really hard to find a disc copy of this. Most of the time it's a download code in a box - lame.

Crowd shot of RGC 2014. Couldn't get a better pic since I was using instagram.

Badass Toejam and Earl print I picked up. Gonna frame it and hang it. The original was there for $30 but there was way too much other good stuff on a $45 budget to get it.

Rad cat plush I got, along with the first 3 issues of Usagi Yojimbo volume 2, which is when Mirage took a bonus, all 3 are signed by Stan Sakai!

My VIP swag bag, plus 6 stickers I bought, minus various coupons and vouchers. T shirt on the right.

Dollar each PS1 bin...some tight scores. Manual missing the cover is Dino Crisis 2. Finally can test out my Odyssey 2 but I haven't yet haha. Accidentally re-bought Gex for $2 because I forgot I already had it. Damn.

My mini 10-Doh by squidkidsink. I tore the old sticker off because I wasn't too crazy about it anyway...and had it signed by James Rolfe - the Angry Video Game Nerd himself! He's the reason I got into collecting, so it was a big deal for me to meet the man behind the videos!

Some of the cosplayers. Stole this photo from - the ghostbuster in the back was fucking amazing. He had a lit up and what looked like a fully functional proton pack.

I have a few more pics on instagram I didn't bother transferring here, as well as a video of some Vectrex gameplay...that thing was so tight! Thanks for reading...I'll probably be checking back in after black Friday...hopefully with some awesome grabs!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Yup, garage sales are done.

Lame. Aside from random thrift luck and odd findings, I'm not going to have much to add for the winter season :/ I've actually written up a few things on toys I've learned about, maybe stuff you'll be interested in. I'll be doing my long play video uploads as well...but updates are gonna be slow for the next 6 months.

I did buy myself a case of the Kidrobot 2014 annual set - "Art of War". I got all but two I wanted, so that was cool. They had a killer sale.

A-10 Tank Destroyer by DrilOne. I got the olive variant, which is 1:20. This was one of my favorites, but I really liked the whole set. There was also a silver and red variant (much less common) that I didn't really want, since it's essentially the same figure.

My favorite of the set, BARBAROSSA (КРАСНАЯ БОРОДА) by Sergio Mancini, a 1:60 figure. This was the chase I was hoping to find in my case.

Geek Force by Igor Ventura. 2:20. I do still have another one of these, I'm asking $3 plus shipping.

Untitled Dunny by Sam Fout. I like this one a lot too. His guns are cooler than this picture gives them credit for. 2:20 - I gave my extra to my cousin for his birthday though.

Genghis Khano by Kano. Another solid figure. I have a double, $3 + ship. 2:20.

Stop the Tanks! by Luihz Unreal. 1:20. I like how that picture came out :P

Sun Tzu by my homie John Paul Kaiser (JPK). I always love his style, but I don't really like the "realistic" human faces...then again, I like the sculpt on his "ears", so whatever. Not my favorite, but if it had to be a human-esque face JPK did a nice job with it.

Untitled by Patricio Oliver (PO!). Yellow 1:20, Blue, 3:40 (have an extra, $3 + ship) and red 2:20 (gave the extra to my cousin).

Napoleon by Kozik. 3:40. Glad I only got one.

Tick Tock by Shok1. ?:?? - I thought it was 1:20, but some people had cases without any, some people had 2 in a case. So who knows. I think the ratios got messed up in the factory.

Untitled by Huck Gee. 1:20. Everyone is burnt out on Huck and rips on him for reusing his designs, but this is one of my first and only Huck pieces so I like it. I feel like if I got his hyper series' I'd probably be annoyed too.

And finally The Harvester by Colus. 3:40. I had an extra but I really like this one so I think I'll keep it.

I also bought this because I heard it was "like Persona", and it was $16 used at Gamestop. Not sure what I think of it. Definitely bizarre, and actually makes me feel kinda creepy for playing it...but it's what you expect from Japan. Not bad, not great. Hopefully I'll beat the story at least.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Updates slacking a bit...season more or less over :C

So we're rapidly approaching that sad, sad time of year more yard sales. I think this is probably one of the last weekends with any significant numbers of sales...and then I'm done. It really really blows, but there are a few random flea markets, rummage sales and thrift stores to hold me over. They're just really few and far between. Aside from my web shopping...I probably won't have many more finds until next April or so. I hate even having to type that. 

To keep my blog interesting and keep a flow of traffic during those months...I'll be doing lets plays, reviews of games, and something I like to call "Wicked Toy Wednesday" where I post some info on a toy line I've learned about in my last year of selling toys. I keep very few, but I've learned a lot. Anyway...

Oh, potentially NSFW picture below. It's not really a big deal, but whatever. I feel a responsibility to warn you.

This was one of the more interesting days of my life. I picked up all the games (and the movie) for $1 each, but what was really shocking was the playboys. I was at the dump dropping off a couch when a dude pulled up with "1000 playboy magazines" on a trailer for recycling. I laughed my ass off, but took a box before he dumped them. It makes me wonder what kind of treasures people drop off every day. Magazines have all been sold, games added to collection.

A weak weekend. All Genesis BOXES for sale (with about 10 other boxes I have if you're interested), the Mario thing is a neat DS case, the Skylander I bought for $7 because I didn't have a giant one. I really can't wait until those things are hitting yard sales...I'll have to catch 'em all haha.

This was actually a flea market I visited. It's a yearly was awesome. We don't really have any weekly flea markets nearby, so it was a bit overwhelming for me! All for sale except giant Don. The Marvel dude is in a huge Marvel lot I have for $25 shipped.

Flea market part 2. Copped Marvel vs Street Fighter for $2.50!!!!! All figures are for sale except Gumby. The Power Rangers have been sold, the Marvel dude is in my Marvel box I have for sale. All others are open for offers.

Found a fresh box of Mario K'nex at my Walmart, grabbed the ones I wanted based on the codes online ;)

These were trades and purchases. I'm currently playing through Paper Mario since I never had. I really like it, maybe in my top 3 N64 games!

Went to Toys R Us for the World of Nintendo stuff...only found Diddy Kong. Bought some Trash Pack dudes to make it seem like less of a wasted trip. They're neat...I'll have a write up for my Wicked Toy Wednesday on them.

PS1 lot I scored...FF8 for sale, but disc 3 might be scratched beyond play. $8 shipped.

A SNES I found...already sold.

And finally, these...because I got sick of going to sale after sale and not finding anything I wanted to buy. I pass on these books very frequently. I decided I'm gonna try to get a complete set of them. I think I could find a full set by the end of next summer.

So yeah, there's that stuff...there's a rummage sale this Friday, but I'm not holding my breath. Kidrobot had a wicked sale (2.50 per box) on their 2014 dunny series, so I ordered a case. I'll be posting that up here in its entirety and one pic per night on facebook...

Thanks for reading y'all...please stick around and watch my videos as I post them...I'm gonna be going crazy without any sales to go to x.x