Stuff from the end of last year, in the new year…

It was a very busy end of the year last year and January started off much the same, luckily I was able to acquire some awesome stuff at great prices thanks to the Christmas/Black Friday sales!

Pikachu Luigi! I have a friend that went to Japan and stopped at a Pokemon Center for the set, they were sold out of Pikachu Mario but still had this available in the back!

I am a big fan of both A Nightmare Before Christmas and classic Disney character designs, Dorbz covered both series well.

The wife thought these would go well in the game room on end tables.  🙂

Deep game, lots of nuance so I thought this might come in handy.

Final Fantasy XV was part of a buy 2 get 1 free Black Friday deal, Sunset Overdrive was $4.99 and is awesome.. FFXV was worth the wait so far, first FF game I have played and really enjoyed in a very long time!

Also part of the buy 2 get one free deal, I am now two games behind in the Tomb Raider franchise reboot.  🙂

The Last Guardian is a game I have been waiting with much anticipation for.. for what seems like ages (literally), I will start this once I wrap with FFXV.

One of my favorite games of all time remastered, my son has started his first play through.

Utilized a coupon to pick this one up cheap, I hope it is as good as people say.

Not my usual pick, but at $4 something on sale I grabbed it for my son.

Since the last time… #Amiibo #Sega #Xbox #SonicTheHedgehog #Nintendo #Zelda

Another round of goodies… this time it sees me getting back into the Xbox club, some Sonic goodness and the next round of Amiibo!

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Black Friday sales lured me in, this is the dark blue Gamestop exclusive Xbox One S bundle with a physical Gears of War 4 and all of the Xbox 360 Gears games digitally. The controller was originally $74.99 but on sale for $35.00.

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The next batch of Amiibo, this time we get an 8-bit Link, Ocarina of Time Link and Wind Waker Link & Zelda. A really great batch!

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The limited run of Sonic\Tails from Build a Bear, my lovely wife saw these and knew I would want them.  ^_^

She also got the Sonic shirt and Sonic 3 music added to Sonic!

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Sanic!

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The Tails design is awesome, really well done!

November post part deux!

Another batch of items, this has been a busy month of releases with Christmas right around the corner.

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The latest Pokemon game, I will be playing Moon while my son plans on playing Sun.

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With the jokingly short controller cables on the NES Classic Edition I picked up two extensions from BestBuy, these have been re-branded from the Wii era so you will need to remove two screws to take off the clear plastic clip and then screw the housing back together before use.

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The great hunt comes to an end, I have waited for over a year to find the World of Nintendo 6 inch Metroid figure, today my local Toys R Us had two in stock. ^_^

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img_2428The latest batch of Amiibo came out a few weeks back, I finally got another Ikea Detolf shelf since my first is packed full of Amiibo already… and decided to unbox these for photos before putting them in the case.

October & November pickups!

As usual I have had a busy past couple of months, some recent pickups outlined here with another post most likely next weekend!

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My lovely wife always thinks of me when she is out, she saw these and knew I did not have them so picked them up.

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25th anniversary Sonic pack, I love the fat Sonic items released in celebration of the franchise!

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I was one of the lucky few to have picked up a NES Classic Edition, luck really. I woke up the morning of release really early and checked all of the local retailers websites to see if any online orders were available and surprisingly was able to purchase with in-store pickup at my local Toys R Us. Somehow my purchase was still available at 6:00 PM that night, amazing.

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The latest set of Nintendo Hotwheels, this set was much easier to find than previous releases.

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This was on sale for less than $12.00 so why not, even given the latest New Leaf update this was worth it for the price.

August & September! #wow #legion #nes #segagenesis #ps4 #sonicthehedgehog

Long time no post!

Another couple months have past by and I have had quite a few pickups so onto it!

img_2117Uncharted 4 and Tomb Raider! Deep sales at Best Buy + Gamers Club discount got me both of these for $51, not bad considering how new UC4 is.

img_2158I was finally able to pick up the last starter pack at a big discount!

 

img_2118A few more figures from Tru sales.

 

img_2119World of Warcraft: Legion Collector’s Edition, a few weeks in and in my opinion this is the best expansion since Wrath of the Lich King so far!

 

img_2161The Frostwolf Pup plushy for my wife!

 

img_2160Pepe for me!

 

img_2156My local Tru only got a few of these in, the 25th anniversary Sonic plush. Sega needs to go back to the original fat Sonic design!

 

img_2122Newer World of Nintendo figures, all were %50 off at Walgreens.

 

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img_2162From the creators of Retrogamer magazine a thorough guide to Sega hardware and games!

 

img_217425th anniversary, am I getting that old already?

 

img_2166Dual system Retrogamer guide, this side SMS.

 

img_2170And this side NES.

 

img_2165World of Warcraft: Ultimate Visual Guide. Really nice Blizzard WOW art book.

 

img_2171World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 1, fantastic book that covers the pre WOW lore of Warcraft!

Pickups from July.

Another month has gone by with nothing too exciting to report on but I continue to pickup the slow trickle of Amiibo coming out and Disney Infinity as the sales allow.

I am unfortunately seeing an issue with random .mp3 audio files on the stream so I have switched things back to Sega Genesis tracks only which are .flac, not sure what might be causing this issue but I haven’t had a chance to narrow it down.

IMG_2017The squid sisters!

IMG_2016The recolors for the squid kids and the squid!

IMG_2019Best Buy had a Black Friday in July sale which when combined with the GCU discount brought this game down into the $27 range and an obvious grab!

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IMG_2022Starter packs for under $20, why thank you…

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IMG_2027Much Infinity!!

IMG_2029I have always loved the Retrogamer magazines and books, this one has some great content.

Pickups from May and June.

I have been horrible about posting the past two months, a new hobby and work around the house has had my attention divided, that said I have the usual pickups to show with more on the way in July.

On the gaming front I have been working on setting up OpenEmu on my Mac and LaunchBox on my gaming PC, while I prefer the real thing there is something to be said for the convenience of save states when you are a busy adult and frankly…. some games simply cost too much in today’s market for any sane person to grab.  🙂

 

Cool Spot and Mick & Mack for the Genesis, both really good licensed games from what was in my opinion the best era of gaming for these types of titles.

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Summer outfit Isabelle amiibo!

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The new Kirby series amiibo for the launch of Kirby: Planet Robot.

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I was also able to pick up some of the “Skymiibo” for cheap, roughly $13.00 each.

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Free for everyone via Gamestop, I posted an extra to Twitter and Instagram for followers to claim.

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With Disney Infinity canceled I decided to get some of my favorite characters, I plan to grab most of the other Disney related figures once they go on deep sales.

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