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.
So, a few weeks have passed, and itís now time for another edition of A Compulsive Collectorís Haul! Iíve discovered I really, really, REALLY need to force myself to do this bi-weekly, and not like monthly and such, as it gets to be a REAL pain in the ass to remember what Iíve cataloged and taken pictures of and such. This time I have a boatload of pretty awesome games Iíve been hunting for, for a while, as well as some AWESOME ATLUS games, and some super awesome stuff from JoeCamNet!
As regular readers of this series know, my frequent gaming gem store of Cash Converters has Diamond Dave working at it! He has once again pulled through for me, by finding and holding onto some stuff Iíve been looking for. Legend of the Mystical Ninja and Dark Cloud are replacements for my cartridge only and Greatest Hits versions. Youíve also got Joust (made by HAL apparently), Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, Mario Strikers Charged, Chibi-Robo!, and Super Mario Strikers. The black SNES cartridge is a super cool SNES cleaner and has like these things that get rid of dust and other dirt. The bottom row has Blasto, Rayman 2: The Great Escape, Crazy Taxi, and Dementium: The Ward.
Here we have PaRappa the Rapper and Suikoden IV from Goozex, while the rest are from places like Best Buy, EB Games, The Source, etc. Starting at the top, Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack, Patapon, Space Channel 5 Special Edition, Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica, Bomberman Land, Moon, Exit DS, Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword, and Elebits: The Adventures of Kai & Zero.
Can I get a little love from fellow Atlus fans? =D SkyGunner has got to be one of the biggest unsung gems on the PS2. God that game is SOOO freaking fun! And the replay value is through the roof! You also canít beat getting a sealed copy of Samurai Western! Then thereís Baroque of which I got from JoeCamNet via Goozex, which is funny since heís the one who introduced me to Goozex! Finally, I saw this just completely randomly and out of the blue at Cash Converters . . . Pro Fishing Challenge! It was a sign that someone out there really does want me to COLLECT EVERY ATLUS GAME out there! ^_^
So when I opened Baroque to check if everything was there and such, I was greeted with a folded up piece of paper. Since it came from fellow Dtoider, JoeCamNet, I figured he might have sent a note with it or something . . .
Low and behold, when I unfolded the paper, there was NOTHING on it! So, I decided to try to take a closer look at it, because who would just randomly fold a piece of paper and leave it in a game?
Using my detective skills, I used pencil lead and if you look closely, lemon juice to see if there was some sort of hidden message on this piece of paper! Both attempts as you can see, came up negative. I just want to say . . . JOECAMNET . . . I promise you, I WILL find out what mysterious message or such you have hidden for me on this piece of paper if itís the last thing I do!
Now where was I? Oh yeah, more stuff Iíve gotten in the past few weeks! This is my swag/promo stuff for the past little while. Weíve got The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria Bonus Pre-Order Soundtrack & Pre-Order Key, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Demo Disc, Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon Squirrel Plush, Pure Hat, Armacham Technologies Field Guide of Genevieve Aristide (from F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin), Guitar Hero World Tour Stickers, Harvest Moon DS and Puzzle de Harvest Moon Magnets, Pokťmon Platinum Giratina Origin Forme Figure, 2 Street Fighter IV Ryu Headbands, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Limited Edition Art Cel, Soul Calibur II Limited Edition Art Cel (I have been looking for this thing for like FIVE years!), and finally an Afro Samurai Limited Edition Figure.
Here are some random odds and ends I also picked up. An X-Blades T-Shirt, the Disgaea Compilation Guide, a Nintendo DS Rumble Pack, Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica RQ (Rosenqueen [Limited Edition of 2000]) Exclusive Soundtrack, as well as Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon, Shenmue (GODDAMN FREAKING SHENMUE), and Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen guides.
Here are some more odds and ends with 2 things of particular interest! Note the IN BOX Neo Geo Pocket, which can now accompany my Neo Geo Pocket Color, and the Dragon Quest Metal Slime Controller! I now own BOTH Dragon Quest Slime Controllers, and am pretty freaking happy about it! The best thing about these two things? Only $20 each! ^_^ Note the Killzone 2 Exclusive Demo, the Dreamcast GameShark, and the Pelican Dreamcast Light Gun.
Finally, JoeCamNet sent me some goodies with Baroque, as he knows I absolutely love swag and such. Weíve got some Red Alert 3 Trading Cards, a Viva PiŮata Download Code, Xbox 360 and Zune Pens, Battlefield: Bad Company Keychain, a couple of Ampíd Mobile Wristbands, a Xbox 360 Patch, a Zune Frisbee (-_-Ď), some Robopocalypse stickers, and some Mushroom Men Trading Cards.
That does it again for another edition of A Compulsive Collectorís Haul! Itís damn hard work being a collector . . . -_-Ď . . . but totally worth it in the end! Hahaha! Iíve already got some stuff for my next blog, and letís just say if you like PS RPGs . . . donít miss my next installment. Until then, latez!
P.S. GrumpyTurtle! If you read this blog, I sent you a private message through the site to discuss our Ruffles All Dressed chips for some USA only food/drink! Since you havenít responded, respond in this blog and we shall discuss!