As usual I have had a busy past couple of months, some recent pickups outlined here with another post most likely next weekend!
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.
25th anniversary Sonic pack, I love the fat Sonic items released in celebration of the franchise!
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.
The latest set of Nintendo Hotwheels, this set was much easier to find than previous releases.
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.
Long time no post!
Another couple months have past by and I have had quite a few pickups so onto it!
Uncharted 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.
I was finally able to pick up the last starter pack at a big discount!
A few more figures from Tru sales.
World 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!
The Frostwolf Pup plushy for my wife!
Pepe for me!
My 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!
Newer World of Nintendo figures, all were %50 off at Walgreens.
From the creators of Retrogamer magazine a thorough guide to Sega hardware and games!
25th anniversary, am I getting that old already?
Dual system Retrogamer guide, this side SMS.
And this side NES.
World of Warcraft: Ultimate Visual Guide. Really nice Blizzard WOW art book.
World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 1, fantastic book that covers the pre WOW lore of Warcraft!
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.
The squid sisters!
The recolors for the squid kids and the squid!
Best 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!
Starter packs for under $20, why thank you…
I have always loved the Retrogamer magazines and books, this one has some great content.
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.
Summer outfit Isabelle amiibo!
The new Kirby series amiibo for the launch of Kirby: Planet Robot.
I was also able to pick up some of the “Skymiibo” for cheap, roughly $13.00 each.
Free for everyone via Gamestop, I posted an extra to Twitter and Instagram for followers to claim.
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.
It has been quite on this front as I was pretty sick for almost two weeks, now that I am feeling better I wanted to share some of my latest additions in both the gaming and graphic novel spaces.
Chrono Trigger the JRPG masterpiece from the SNES was remastered and released for the DS, Amazon has new copies on sale for less than $20.00 so I had to grab a copy of one of my favorite games of all time.
I finally picked up Volume 4 of Saga as well as 5 other Volume One releases for various comics that I have been wanting to read such as Low, Descender, East of West, Pretty Deadly and Tokyo Ghost!
I was able to grab the latest round of amiibo, the Smash lineup is almost done so it will be interesting to see what Nintendo does moving forward. I doubt that we will see many more Animal Crossing figures (where is Cousteau?) but we will likely see a ton of new Zelda figures when Zelda Wii U launches.
Timmy and Tommy from Animal Crossing!
Kapp’n from Animal Crossing!
Rover from Animal Crossing.
Roy from Fire Emblem and part of the Super Smash Bros. lineup.
Famicom R.O.B, also part of the Super Smash Bros. lineup.
And of course Ryu my favorite character from Street Fighter and part of the Super Smash Bros. lineup.
Several weeks have gone by since my last post and a few new items have arrived, don’t forget to check me out on both Twitter and Instagram as I post there frequently with updates on my Zelda journey!
Twilight Princess HD, many people see this as their favorite game in the series. I can’t wait to progress to this game and give it a go.
The bundled amiibo, it is heavier and feels sturdier than most amiibo and the attention to details is pretty good for the cost.
Mega Man Legacy Collection, a fantastic collection package that contains tons of extras!
The amiibo is using the same mold as the Smash figure unfortunately.
The game and amiibo also come with 6 post cards with really nice Mega Man artwork!
Sad story time.. I cleared Woodfall Temple, rescued all of the faeries and was on my way back to return the Deku Princess when I had to close my 3DS before continuing another day. Unfortunately I forgot to plug in my 3DS when I got home from work as I usually do and this morning found that it had died due to a drained battery. 😦
Awesome Temple and now that I know all of the mechanics I can rush back through it but would rather have spent that time doing new quests, oh well.
DC Comics sent me these comics to read and review on Goodreads, I will likely get to them over the next two weeks and post my thoughts there.
Hello all, another week has gone by and while work has kept me incredibly busy I still managed to get in some OOT time. I cleared the Water Temple (ugh) and am now about 1/2 way through the Shadow Temple, clearly Halloween inspired. 🙂
Another puzzle down, this looks really nice framed! Now that this is done I may move on the the Mario Kart 8 puzzle that Gamestop carries.
I picked up 4 packs of Animal Crossing Amiibo cards over the past two weekends, here are a few of the non duplicates!
I grabbed this guy for free from GameStop, to celebrate 20 years of Pokemon each month of 2016 you can pick up a free Mythical Pokemon card and claim it in game!
Also as part of the 20th anniversary are new plushes and figures, so far I have been able to pick up these two.
Another Brian K. Vaughan graphic novel, this trade covers the entire series as it was a short run. I am only about a quarter way through but this is already turning out to be a fantastic story.
I am currently playing through Ocarina of Time on the 3DS, I just cleared the Fire Temple and am about to enter the Ice Cavern. I can totally see why everyone loves this game, it really changed the game (no pun intended) for open world adventure games and I have found myself spending more time exploring and collecting items such as Gold Skulltula’s than I originally thought I would.
That said I need to focus and make my way through the game at a quicker pace if I ever plan on proceeding with Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker etc..
Right after getting Epona, thank goodness for the extra speed!
A little Fire Temple action, notice the Biggoron sword?
We finally sat down and put together the Majora’s Mask puzzle that I got from Club Nintendo awhile back, I am waiting on the puzzle glue to arrive but it is framed for the time being to keep it together and out of the way.
We enjoyed putting together the Majora’s Mask puzzle so much that we grabbed this Wind Waker puzzle from GameStop, I would like to grab the rest of them overtime and get them framed.
Saga volume three arrived damaged so I had to wait for another shipment, now that I have one in good shape I can continue on with the series.
After finishing Preacher volume 1 I started reading Tokyo Ghoul to fill the void while waiting on Saga as mentioned above, I have some complaints about the first volume such as the slow pace and the over reliance on “over acting” that is commonly found in most Anime but perhaps that is the norm for Manga.
Not all is bad though as I found myself getting interested in the story towards the end of the first volume and will start reading volume 2 this week.
Did I just manage to have a post two weeks in a row?
I managed to round up the latest releases including Lucas, Blathers, Celeste, Kicks & Resetti.