Good evening everyone. How are you? How was your trip to PAX? Get lots of swag and cool stuff?
Me? No, not me, I didn't make PAX this year, instead me and the fam took a trip down to Orlando Florida for some fun and sun (and just a smidge of collecting).
The trip was great; we got to see some old friends, had a bar-b-que and took the kid to Disney for the first time. Oh, I also bought some gaming shit......
Before we get to the Florida haul I'll start off with the stuff I managed to snag before we left:
Here we have some of the Taco Bell kid's meal toys:
These are actually pretty sweet, each CD contains a classic Atari 2600 game in it's full whatever-bit glory. The games are: Asteroids, Centipede, Lunar Lander and Super Breakout.
Next up: Random Video Game related Candy tins!
Question Mark Blocks and the Super Star from the Mario games
Blinky and Blue Blinky
Got this next lil fella through a Goodwill auction:
Resident Evil: Gaiden for the GameBoy Color
Got this one at Cash Converters:
ICO! Not a bad find for $4.99
This next piece is pretty neat: Sega Genesis Outrun 2019 Plug & Play. The big red looking thing is the steering wheel controller.
I was really excited when I found this:
Official EVE Syringe from the Bioshock games. When you push the plunger down it glows an eerie blue.
Speaking of Blue:
My co-worker and I were talking about how good this flick was so I decided to buy it.
Now before I get to the Florida stuff I have one last item:
God of War III Ultimate Edition. I'm a bit disappointed in the box because it seems kinda cheesy feeling and I was really disappointed when I found out that most of the swag you get is all downloadable crap. Oh well, the game itself rocks.
Ok, finally, on to the Florida Haul!
First let me start by showing an obligatory picture of Florida:
Downtown Orlando from 400 feet in the air. We took a tethered Hot Air Balloon ride while at Downtown Disney.
The first item I managed to sneak in to the collection while in Florida:
My new PSP 3000! The more I play Sony products the more I love them.
And what handheld would be complete without something to play?
I lucked out on the games. We decided to visit the Oviedo Marketplace while in Orlando and the F.Y.E store was going out of business. On the night we went they had a sign up that said "Only 3 days left!" That was good enough for me because each game I managed to snag was 70% off the sticker price, meaning the most I paid for any of these was $9.99.
I know this has nothing to do with games but it's an awesome pic nonetheless:
My kid (in the Minnie shirt) and her cousin in front of the Princess Castle at Disney.
This was definitely a great trip, I managed to get a new handheld and a bunch of games to play, but the fun isn't over yet....when we finally got back to Chicago we did some more shopping...
What's this? Another handheld?
Sure is! So it seems that the Sony store might not be doing so well because the one in my mall is now out of business, and what happens when a store closes? SALES!!!! I managed to grab this PSPGO new for $75.00 off the regular price.
The next day I took a trip to Best Buy to get a couple of cases for my new PSP's...
Guess who was there?
Yep, a Nintendo rep was on site showing off the new DSi XL and guess what? He talked me in to picking one up......
No. No it wasn't the Nintendo rep that talked me in to buying the new DSi XL I can't lie...it was my awesome girlfriend, who ALSO makes sure that when I buy something the box it comes in is PERFECT. She's the best. Oh and here it is by the way:
And here are the cases for the new handhelds:
Ok..we're almost to the end of the ride.
Of course being gone for a week means that the mail starts to pile up:
My "never will be used" Wii Netflix disk
My Neat promotion swag that was sent my way for buying Darksiders.
I also managed to find the following at my local used CD shop:
Prinny. Can I really be the hero? This game is awesome by the way.
Sega Saturn! WOOOOT! The console collection is now almost complete!
Well, that's it I guess. I want to thank my awesome girlfriend Michelle for her support and keen collecting eye, without her my collection would probably suck...a lot.