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I'm the Community Playdate Manager for Destructoid. Looking to play some games with other Dtoiders? Check out the forums and watch the blogs and front page for all of the fun!

I guess I'm more "collector" than gamer these days. Sure I still play my 360/Wii/DS/3DS and so on, and I love them all, but I just don't have the free time to play them like I used to.

I started my gaming life on an old Atari 2600 that my dad bought us for Christmas. I used to frequent the local arcade (early 80's) and I have a passion for anything pinball.

You may not know this but I also help run the Xbox 360 FNF side of business on Dtoid. You can always host or find games to play here: Friday Night Fights Forum Thread

As of this update (1.09.2012) I currently have:

33 Consoles
47 Handhelds
1562 physical copies of various games
155 digital copies of games
Tons of other video game related items

I'm also a huge comic book nerd, here are some of my all-time favorites, in no particular order:


Cerberus the Aardvark


Groo the Wanderer


Howard the Duck


Usagi Yojimbo


BatMan

I also love music, all types really. If I had to pick a favorite album of all time I would have to go with:


The Cure: Disintegration. This album is perfect, from beginning to end.

My daughter is also a gamer of sorts, here she is lavishing in all of her Nintendo plushies:


Oh yea, did I mention that I love Pinball more than any other game ever? Because I totally do.


I also like to doodle when I'm bored, as seen below

I drew that when I was bored.

Sometimes, when I'm not gaming or collecting I'll post blogs, here are a couple recent ones:

ChillyBilly's Hidden Gems - Nano Assault

Tales from the Battlefield - Operation Rolling Hell

My Time so far with Battlefield 3

Take a gander at some of my previous haul blogs

Another ChillyBilly Haul - Occams the Enabler

Another ChillyBilly Haul. Lots and Lots of Nintendo

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Occams & Gareth & Law Oh My!

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles No Spam Edition

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Spring Edition

Funktastic Sent Me A Package an Adventure in Awesome

My Mysterious Encounter with Lenigods Package

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Past 5 Months Part 2

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Past 5 Months Part One

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles This is Just Getting Stupid Now

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Atari Lynx! Atari Lynx!

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Summertime Collecting

Trading With Funktastic an Epic Tale

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles F.Y.E Edition

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles April - May Edition

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles Florida Edition

The Very First "ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles"

My Post-Summer Christmas Haul

My Guide to Video Game Collecting

My Magnificent May Haul

My Epic Gaming Haul of Epicness

Sweet Goodwill Gaming Haul

My February - April Gaming Haul

What's it like to be me? Imagine a thousand people throwing a party inside of your head, and you're stuck outside without a ticket.
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Five Months. It has been five long months since my last haul post here on D-toid. I was originally going to post a couple of these "haul posts" but with Destructoid changing formats, then changing back I just wasn't feeling it.

A few weeks back though I was talking with Funktastic. We were talking about posting haul blogs and how it seemed as though most people who were actively posting their hauls has suddenly stopped. After a few nudges and jabs Funk finally talked me in to giving it another go, which brings us to this point.

I'm going to keep with my old ways and start with the vintage stuff, then move forward until we are at the most recent of releases, but with a twist. I am going to break this haul post up in to two parts, one with some vintage goodies, Nintendo goodies and some random goodies. Then in like a week or so I'll finalize the post with my Xbox 360 and PS3 hauls. I was going to do just one massive haul but seriously, there woud have been close to 100 pictures and I am WAY too lazy to post something that long all at one time.

So, without further ado I give you;

VINTAGE STUFF!


A few blogs back I posted some pics of the awesomely amazing Microvision Handheld game system. Since then I have been trying to collect everything that was released for the Microvision. Here we have a boxed copy of Alien Raiders. I found this fella sitting all by his lonesome at Goodwill. For under a dollar I just had to have it.

Also a few posts back (quite a few actually) I posted some pictures of an old vintage console that I had acquired, it was the Radio Shack Electronic TV Scoreboard. Little did I know that I would eventually be met with it's sibling, the Radio Shack Electronics TV Scoreboard WITH gun.



The difference between the two is the Gun mostly, the games themselves are identicle. Oh and for the record, playing games in the late 70's and early 80's was OBVIOUSLY more fun when playing with girls, as seen above.

This next piece actually has a story to go along with it, but that's for another blog, one that I will eventually get around to posting.

Here we have a boxed copy of Tandy's Electronic 2 Player Baseball. I love old handheld games and I was totally excited when I found this. This is without a doubt one of the nicest vintage handheld units that I have ever found. It was definitely taken well care of.

Incase you weren't aware I love pinball. PINBALL!! I could play pinball all day long and one day I will have a full sized cabinet of my very own. Until the though I have this!


Tommy's Atomic Pinball! I'll be honest, it's really not that atomic but it sure is FUN!

NINTENDO!

Hey, wanna see the ugliest liscened Mario plush ever made? Cool! Me too!!

MY EYE'S!! That my friends, is one ugly doll. This thing dates back to 1988 and was part of the first batch of Mario plush dolls that Nintendo released. Thankfully they eventually went away from this style.


I remember collecting these when I was a kid, I wish I could have found more packs but beggers can't be choosers. I REALLY want to open them though but my self controll is getting the better of me.

Wanna look cool while walking down the street listening to your favorite FM radio station? Then you definitely need one of these!

The GameBoy inspired Radio Boy. Man, can you imagine rockin' that badass walkman back in the day?! You would have been the MAN!

THE MAN I TELLS YOU!

This next picture has more goodness than I can possibly describe. At first glance you may think, "But Chilly, it's just a bunch of GameBoy / Nintendo handheld stuff". Ah yes, true but it's what I paid for all of it that makes it so special.

Look. At. All. That. GameBoy. Goodness. Wanna know how much I paid for all of that awesomeness?
$10.00. Ten Dollars. BAM! Goodwill my friends, what would I ever do without them?


This really isn't anything special but it's sealed and it was only a dollar. Ultimate Musclefor the GameBoy Advance.

So are there any other Club Nintendo members here? Any Platinum Members? Any of you manage to snag this free Platinum Club Member gift this year?!


I'm not gonna lie, this is one of the coolest free gifts that I have ever received (from being a club member that is). This is the free to Platinum Club Members prize for 2010. I can't wait to finally move so that I can display it proudly.

What Nintendo post would be complete without some DS games?

Space Invaders Extreme 2, Super Scribblenauts, Theresia. 9,9,9 (two copies) and Trauma Center: Under the Knife.

Oh look, more DS games!

Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals, Rune Factory 3, Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, Homie Rollerz (only because I used to collect the Homies toys), Mario & Donkey Kong" Mini-Land Mayhem, Ghost Trick and Kindgom Hearts Re: Coded.

And last but not least;

Plants vs Zombies DS. I honestly think I own PvZ for every platform available. It is that good.

Here we have a black DS which I found at Goodwill (will be part of my other blog that I will eventually get around to typing) and my daughter's new Pink DSi.

Also pictured is Mario being awesome and a loose copy of Kirby's Pinball Land.

Rounding out my DS goodness we have a Blue Nintendo DSiXL and the Limited Edition Red Mario DSiXL.


FUN FACT TIME!

I now own nine Nintendo DS's. Why? Hell, why not!

Now that the DS goodness is over how's bout some Wii!!!


The Red Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Wii. Do I need two Wii's? No, no I don't. But not needing be damned!

Oh snap! Wii Games!

Spyborgs (actually quite fun), Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, Mario Power Tennis, Pac-Man Party (Only bought it cause I wanted the Pac-Man plushie that came with it), Opoona and No More Heroes 2.


A Boy and his Blob, Cursed Mountain, Dead Space: Extraction, Lost in Shadow (Must own Wii game), Donkey Kong Country Returns and Dragon Quest Swords.


The House of the Dead Overkill, Fragile Dreams, Dokapon Kingdom, Kirby's Epic Yarn and Final Fantasy Crystal Bearer's.

As you can see My Wii has been getting a lot of attention lately and rightfully so. There are some gems out there for the Wii that any serious gamer needs to play, games like Lost in Shadow, DKC Returns, Kirbys Epic Yarn, No More Heroes 2....the list goes on.

Now I don't know about you, but when I play an on-rails Resident Evil light-gun game for the Wii I play it in style!

Hell yea! The official Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles Magnum Gun and knife! It really adds almost nothing to the experience overall. Like, seriously. At all.


Super Mario All Stars 25th Anniversary Edition, Epic Mickey Collector's Edition and Fling Smash (because I wanted a Wii Motion Plus Wiimote)

And here is a close up of the Epic Mickey Collector's Edition complete with Mickey Mouse Figurene and Epic Mickey Paintbrush Nunchuck.


And finally we have some Nintendo Swag.

An official Mario Japanese Fan from Club Nintendo.


Here is the official 9,9,9 watch that came with every pre-ordered copy of 9,9,9.


Some random Nintendo goodies. DKC Returns Wiimote holder, GameBoy walkman, Link plushie, Kirby Patch, some Nintendo candies in a question mark box and two random GameBoy Advancecases.

So that about wraps it up for part 1 of my EPIC 5 MONTH HAUL. Here is a small sample of what you may see in part two;


OMG Look at all the POSTERS! For the record, those posters measure 2ft by 2ft.

Yea, I have a bunch of posters. Nice one's too, all cardboard and stuff. Mmmm...cardboard.

See ya in a few days!

~ChillyBilly



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