Now that that's out of the way, my name is Jon and I'm from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I'm currently going to University studying Business. I have probably one of the BIGGEST collections of video games that most people will ever see, and my collection of "swag/promos/standees/collectables/soundtracks" is MASSIVE. I'm currently at around 1,500 games, of which I truly enjoy or have bought for collector's value. I also own some of the rarest collectables around.
Some of my favorite games are: Final Fantasy X, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Jet Grind Radio, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, Goldeneye, Okami, Shenmue II, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Kingdom Hearts II, The World Ends With You, Breath of Fire III, Final Fantasy VI, Perfect Dark, Bubble Bobble, Chrono Trigger, and Beyond Good & Evil.
Howdy! Welcome to another edition of A Compulsive Collectorís Haul! So about a month and a half has passed since my last update, and have I got quite the haul to share this time. Also, I WAS suppose to post this last week, but emergency eye surgery prevented that, so keep a lookout for a blog about taking care of your eyes to extend your gaming life soon! Letís begin with swag/promos for a change . . .
Letís see, we have The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Ė Limited Edition Witch-King Sword Replica, with the hard covered The Art of Rise of the Argonauts under that. I also got the Star Wars Episode I: Racer guide along with the game from eBay, but decided to throw it in here, hahaha. Silent Hill: Homecoming Soundtrack, Lovely Lisa Pen Keychain (which also has a mirror on the other side), Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories Postcards. I got the Nintendo Catalog 2008 and the Wii/DS Carrying Bag from the Nintendo Rep that visits the Best Buy I work part-time at.
Once again, my local ďHey! Letís spend tons of money on games!Ē hangout of Cash Converters pulled through for me again, plus I got a game Iíve been chasing forever from Goozex . . . Rez! Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, Maximo vs. Army of Zin, Siren, Street Fighter Alpha Anthology (hells yeah!), Futurama (holy hell Iíve been looking for this FOREVER), and Shadow of Rome!
So, regular readers of my blog will know that I happen to be lucky enough to know one of the nicest/coolest guys around, in terms of my buddy Dave (or better yet, Diamond ďFreakingĒ Dave)! He managed to get me a freaking in box Virtual Pistol! Iíve never heard of it, nor seen one or used one before, but all I know is that thing looks FREAKING SWEET! Besides that, I now own TWO copies of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, only this one is more awesome because itís boxed! Also got From the Abyss, Bleach: Dark Souls, Lockís Quest, and Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals.
This batch I actually bought new for full price, or awesome Christmas prices from EB Games, Superstore, and Rogers Video. Ignorant stores like Superstore and Rogers Video can net you cheap awesome games! Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble ($5 sealed), Opoona ($20 sealed), No More Heroes, Battalion Wars 2, Musashi: Samurai Legend, Castle Shikigami 2, Raiden III, and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core.
More awesome, with Star Wars Episode I: Racer sealed with the guide from eBay for $8! Populous DS, The Settlers, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, Korg DS-10, and Astro Boy: Omega Factor.
So, last time I checked, there are just a FEW fans of Persona 4 on Destructoid! Well, I got the game, plus not one, but TWO copies of the Visual Data, one of which Iíll add to my ďdoublesĒ of promo stuff that Iíll give away in a contest sometime in the future. So, if youíre interested in it, keep an eye on my blog once I figure out what kind of contest to have. Also, doing a recent check, it seems that the $30 Social Link Expansion Pack from Amazon now goes for $100 on eBay, not like Iíd be getting rid of mine, but it seems that itís in high demand. Side B Soundtrack, Teddie Plush, 2009 Calendar, and T-Shirt = awesome Persona win in my eyes!
Well that does it for another edition of A Compulsive Collectorís Haul. I hope you guys had some awesome hauls like I did and such, and Iíll see you next time!
*Edited: I'll see you if my goddamn eye hurries the hell up and heals . . . -_-'*