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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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You may or may not know this yet. Funktastic, you know the guy who posts all those amazing hauls, the guy who loves him some Domo...well, he's a pretty awesome fella.

Why is Funktastic an awesome guy? Well, because he went out of his way to send me the following package.

Oh he's also pretty awesome because when you chat with him about video games and collecting he really listens to you and what you like/collect. As you will see below.

So I chat with Funk on a pretty regular basis and one day we got to talking about his trip to Japan, I had asked him to keep his eye out for something for my daughter since she is a little gaming nerd and loves Nintendo characters, especially Princess Peach. Funk said he would keep his eye out and that was that.

Fast forward a couple months. There I was talking with Funk, he said that he finally got around to mailing my package out. Naturally I was excited because I knew there was something for my daughter in there and I wanted to see her face when she opened it and plus I knew he had picked something up for me while he was in Japan.

I was not prepared for the awesome that was contained in the box that was now in my hands.

Funktastics Package: A Visual Diary

It all started with a box;


Sent from Funktastic, to me, ChillyBilly.

Of course I couldn't wait to open the package and open I did;


OH MY GOD! PAPER WRAPPING! It appeared as though Mr. Tastic really did go out of his way with this package. Oh wait, there was something under all that paper wrapping.


A box! Bubble Wrap! Something BLUE! The box was addressed to "ChillyBilly Jr." my daughter, we'll get to that package later.

After carefully removing the small box I noticed someone smiling at me;


Oh look! A folder of a lady, smiling while holding a KitKat. In case you didn't know, Kit Kats have taken Japan by storm; they have a bunch of flavors and are kind of big deal.

I took the folder out, got hungry for chocolate and then noticed the awesome that was hiding underneath;





Ummm...yea so that's a lot of stuff. Let's take a look shall we?


First up a note, from Funktastic himself.

I was curious as to what the blue item was when I originally opened the box; well this is what it was;


A Dragon Quest Slime t-shirt straight from Comic Con. That shirt is totally getting worn.

Many of you know that I love collecting retro games and retro consoles/handhelds. One of my favorite items is theMicrovision handheld from waaaaaaaaaaaaaay back when. I had mentioned once that I would like to get all of the games made for this system and apparently Funk was listening;


Microvision Pinball and Baseball. Complete with Boxes and instructions. Seriously, this could have been the only thing in the box and I would have been happy, lucky for me it was not.


Oh Snap Son! I'm sure Funk didn't know this but the Super Star Wars games for the SNES are some of my all time favorites. Totally awesome.


BAM! PS2 Games! And some nice ones as well. We have Kingdom Hearts, Breath of Fire Dragon Quarter, MGS 2 and Acme Arsenal.

But the PS2 goodness wasn't over yet.


BAM! Neo Contral, Marvel vs Capcom 2 and GrimGrimgoire! I've actually been looking for Grimgrimoire for a while now and now I have it. Bam.

Behind the PS2 games was some green...green plastic that resembled Xbox games..what could they be?


Namco Museum for the 360, Marvel vs Capcom 2 for the original Xbox and Wolfenstein, also for the 360 (by the way I thought Wolfenstein was a GREAT game and if you haven't played it yet it's worth a go).

Since the box was pretty big it had lots of little spots for smaller items to hide, items like these!


F-Zero GP Legend still sealed for the Game Boy Advance, Super Mario Bros. Deluxe and Super Mario Land 2 both for the Game Boy / Game Boy Color handhelds.


F-Zero X and Star Wars Shadows of the Empire for the N64 and the Game Cartridge for the SNES Super Scope 6. Now I just need the Super Scope 6....


LocoRoco 2 for the PSP! Still sealed mind you.

Oh hey, more Nintendo goodies!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TROG!, Tiny Toon Adventures 2, Dr. Mario and Super Mario Bros. 2 I love and will take any and all NES Games, boxes, no boxes I don't care. I just love that system so damn much.

Yea so, there were also some PS1 games in the box as well. Some NICE PS1 games at that!


Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy Anthology


Metal Gear Solid, Parasite Eve and Bomberman Fantasy Race (ATLUS BABY!)

I love obscure games and there has been one that I've wanted for a while now but have had no luck in finding, I guess Funk can also read minds because he sent it;


Flower, Sun and Rain and SBK (Snowboard Kids) for the Nintendo DS. Between Flower, Sun and Rain and the Microvision Games I almost couldn't control my happy level. I did control it but it was tough...like really, really tough.

You know what could have made this goodie box even better? A mysteriously wrapped Nintendo DS game from Japan, something that you could only find in Japan and that was totally mysterious in its wrapping. If only something like that was included in the box.......


But what is it?!!?!? Dare I open the package? Dare I look what is hiding underneath? I dared. I. DARED!


Itadaki Street! It's basically Monopoly mixed with a stock market simulator (Thanks Funk for the title and description). I played it a bit and well, didn't make it too far; you know what with the Japanese only language and all. Still though, totally awesome.

So that was pretty much it. Pretty awesome huh?

Oh wait! I almost forgot (not really, I did this to build tension, did it work? Yea. Probably not.)

The package for ChillyBilly Jr. (AKA MY daughter)


Obviously my daughter loved the box, how could you not?! Stickers, a drawing "Uncle Funktastic"..seriously, this package has it all.

Oh hey, a card.

For the record, my daughter loves getting cards. To her getting a card in the mail is probably the greatest thing ever.


There was a very nice note from Uncle Funk that my daughter loved. Know what she loved even more?


Princess Peach! Straight from Japan!

How much did she like it?


This much. If that doesn't say it all then I don't know what will.

Funk. From my daughter and myself, thanks. This was totally unexpected and totally appreciated. It's people like you that keep the Destructoid Community strong.

~ChillyBilly.



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