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A Compulsive Collector's Haul - 1,250 GAMES & Still Catching Up Edition!

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Welcome to yet another edition of A Compulsive Collectorís Haul! Today we celebrate yet another milestone in my eternal collecting quest! I have hit 1,250 GAMES! Letís let that settle in for a second . . . 1,250 GAMES! ONE THOUSAND, TWO HUNDRED, AND FIFTY FREAKING GAMES! o_O Holy hell! In reality, I actually surpassed that amount by a fair number since Iím still backlogged as hell in updating my collection file. I kind of arbitrarily chose which game would be my 1,250th, but itís a pretty good one to fit the bill. Other highlights include some kickass stuff from Cash Converters, tons of AWESOME Dreamcast stuff from Goozex, as well as the MOST MINT item ever from Goozex, and just a crapload of games! Enough with the text, on with the show!

*NOTE* This is an accumulation of games Iíve obtained over the past 2 Ė 3 months . . . I think Iím within that range now . . . >_<



We begin with some retro goodness from the greatest store in the world . . . Cash Converters. Starring for the Sega Master System, we have After Burner, which is then followed up by the Genesisí Comix Zone. Now, I honestly donít know anything about Section-Z for the NES, but it had a sticker saying ďCaptain CommandoĒ (for those of you who donít know who that is, heís actually the Ďoriginalí mascot for Capcom [CapCom . . . see what they did there?], before Mega Man unofficially took over, plus heís in the Marvel vs. Capcom series) sticker on it. It was cheap, plus Iím a retard, hahaha! We end with yet another NES classic, Kirbyís Adventure.



Sticking with my favorite store, is it me, or are longbox PS games just awesome? Here we have Doom, which doesnít feature the typical nameless space marine like weíre use to seeing. Next to it is a North American copy of D2 for Dreamcast to replace my Japanese one that I canít remember how I got.



So, Iíve pretty much officially run out of room for my DS games in the cabinet I currently house them in. I have over 200 of them and theyíre stacked vertically 5 high, and yeah . . . no more room . . . >_< Well, Cash Converters provided me with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Phantasy Star Zero, Heroís Saga Laevatein Tactics, and Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow.



Dreamcast fans . . . I suggest you get off your asses and signup for Goozex right now. Here we have an epic shmup and a few kickass fighters in the shape of: Bangai-O, Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and the super awesome Street Fighter III: Third Strike! That there is a hell of a lot of win for Dreamcast right there if you ask me.



Okay, here we have like the most PRISTINE thing I have ever gotten from Goozex. I may have had some real gems like Suikoden II and EÔnhander, but in terms of getting a game 19 YEARS OLD, in box, and from Goozex in a condition like this, itís freaking unheard of! We have here, Mega Man: Dr. Wilyís Revenge in the best possible shape a GameBoy game could possibly come in. Fellow Goozexíer, Wry Guy also got a bunch of games from the same user and those games were also in pristine condition. Well, enough with that. On a less exciting, but still happy to get note, next to it we have Um Jammer Lammy.



I also bought some new/sealed games as well during the past few months! What a concept? First up is Dementium II, which I pre-ordered way back when there was the ďcontestĒ where if you did, youíd get an autographed poster. I got that way back when, in a former haul of mine. It was sent to me twice even, since there were some customs issues and all, by the super awesome Southpeak Chupacaubrey! ^_^ Itís a bit fuzzy, but that was bought at Toys ĎR Us, along with WarioWare D.I.Y. and The Legendary Starfy, while A Boy and His Blob was from Amazon.



So, I decided to make an epic game/series my 1,250th game and came to the conclusion that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (Collectorís Edition) would meet the criteria. I just looked back at my first blog on the site, which was my setup, which has also changed significantly, which was also pretty much 2 years ago, and Iíve more than DOUBLED my current collection. Thatís freaking OBSCENE!!! >_< I just realized thatís like 300 games a year . . . for the past TWO years . . . THREE HUNDRED A YEAR! What the hell? o_O Thatís INSANE! Well, for those that have followed me regularly, and even some from the beginning, I thank you for the readership and allowing me to share my collecting exploits with you. I wonder how long itíll take for me to hit the next target of 1,500? Iím already closer to that since I have a crapload of games in this haul, but still . . . this is crazy! =D



Atlus domination is still going according to plan! ^_^ We have some 3D Dot Game Heroes and Trauma Team by the best developer/publisher ever, primarily due to the fact that they make hella sweet games and know how to treat their fans properly! Also, I managed to find a sealed Limited Edition copy Gears of War 2 at good old EB Games.



More stuff from my local EB Games watering hole. Yet another Atlus title of awesome, Hexyz Force. I somehow managed to pick up a very good conditioned in box GBA game from EB Games instead of Cash Converters, which just seems awkward to me, but Pokťmon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team was there, so I picked it up. I also picked up the 2010 GAME OF THE YEAR in the form of Puzzle Quest 2! There are no ifs, ands, or buts! This game is hands down Game of the effing Year! It built upon the original game and not that disaster of a space clone wannabe, and made it infinitely better. When I played the demo at PAX East, I was thoroughly impressed, now I can say that it is nothing short of phenomenal. The fact that you are always being rewarded and feel like youíre making progress makes it so awesome, plus the customization is kickass too. The fact that itís portable makes it that much better! Buy this game NOW my friends! =3



Hahaha! Did anyone who regularly reads this feature of mine really expect me to NOT pick this up? Hahaha! Well my friends, here we have Record of Agarest War . . . The Really Naughty Limited Edition, which happened to be the ONLY edition of the game. Weíve all seen enough with the suggestive sausage eating (I know thatís totally how I eat sausages! =P) and ice cream spillage, so yeah. Also, RETARDED STORY TIME! Apparently EB Games in Canada were allowed to sell this, but it wasnít allowed to be ďdisplayed,Ē so youíd only be able to buy it if you were actively looking for it and asked staff members in the store. This was due to its ďsuggestivenessĒ and all. ON THE OTHER HAND, EB Games in Canada were barred from carrying Dementium II because it was thought it ďwouldnít sell wellĒ (itís a freaking DS game, what DS game doesnít sell period?) and that it was deemed ďtoo violent.Ē What bullshit is that eh?



So, every once in a while I make my way to a couple of Farmers Markets that have some game sellers there and manage to find a few gems now and then. On one particular visit, I found me some in box Pocket Bomberman and a SNES Atlus title called BlaZeon: The Bio-Cyborg Challenge! Awww yeah! ^_^



So, RosenQueen apparently ceased to exist out of the blue, only to be replaced by the NIS store. I liked how it was a bit different and had a different feel, but I guess this is just easier for NIS to manage. As per usual, if you order stuff through their website, you get super kickass pre-order bonuses. Iím making a haul dedicated specifically to swag and promo items and items like that, so I wonít show what I got with these games here, but be sure to order NIS games from that site regardless. Over the months, Iíve gotten What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 2 (obnoxious name much?), Last Rebellion, and Disgaea Infinite from the very Prinny heavy site!



So, I used to work at Best Buy and such, I basically no longer have a soul due to selling ďservice scamĒ on consoles, but luckily I got the hell out of there. I still pay attention to the deals they advertise though, as I still have a good rapport with the staff at the one near my house and the deals are awesome sometimes, especially since they price match. From one of my trips, I managed to pick up LittleBigPlanet, Picross 3D, and SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny for twenty dollars each. Not bad if you ask me, especially since the stupid piece of garbage PSP Go download cards are an unchanging forty dollars.



Well, I did mention that Best Buy does price match, so I took advantage of this to get Halo 3: ODST for a nice twenty dollars, meanwhile, I also picked Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers as well, before it inevitably disappears.



Also, I forgot to throw this picture in my last haul, as it is indeed a guide. I donít own the game yet (not even the original! I know Iím a horrible person! >_<), but itíll be around for a while, but we have here a Super Mario Galaxy 2 Collectorís Edition Guide. Iím still not a fan of Prima taking over the duties for making the guides for Nintendo published games now, as they donít seem nearly as flashy or consistent as to when the Nintendo Power team were the guide writers . . . *sigh*

Well, holy hell! Over 1,250 games now, averaging 300 or so a year for the past 2 years, already pretty well on my way to 1,500, while having over 400 requests on Goozex (albeit a fair number just for box/instructions), and this doesnít even include swag, promo items, and memorabilia that Iím even more crazy about. Itís a hell of a journey and commitment to me a collector my friends, but well, I guess the most important thing is that this is a hobby that makes me happy, and it makes me even happier being able to share it with you guys. Thanks. Itís going to be a console/hardware or super swag edition for my next post, so stay tuned for that. Until next time though, latez mates.
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About Funktasticone of us since 3:12 AM on 05.12.2008

I'm FUNKTASTIC yo! ^_^

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.

THE SETUP

THE SETUP 07/06/08

THE PREQUEL

A Compulsive Collector's Haul Prequel - "What'd You Get? - Jealous of PAX Attendees Edition!"

A COMPULSIVE COLLECTOR'S HAUL!

~First Entry!~

~MARVEL & DISGAEA Edition!~

~Very Late Halloween and COUNTINGCONFLICT ROCKS Edition~

~Super awesome THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU Edition!~

~EPIC SNES, 700th Game, Atlus, and Swag Edition!~

~Christmas & Persona 4 Edition!~

~I Should Update More Often, ATLUS Games, and JoeCamNet Rocks Edition!~

~800th Game, EPIC Haul, lastSKYsamurai Rules, and Club Nintendo Edition!~

~TOPHER & TOMOPOP ROCK, Awesome PlayStation Rarities, Final Fantasy Potions, & A New Standee Edition!~

~EARTHBOUND + LUNAR, RPG + ATLUS Lovin', Awesome Goozex, Anus Mcphanus Contest Winnings, & RFGO Trading Edition!~

~Video Games Live, Birthday, 50+ Games, Atlus, Just Goddamn Click The Link Edition!~

~Mega Late PRE-PAX, 900th and 950th Games, From One Collector To Anoter, RFGO Trading, and Tons of Awesome Edition!~

~I'm 2 Months Late . . . PAX Edition!~

~1,000 GAMES! 1,000 GAMES! 1,000 GAMES!~

~Trading Forum & Final Fantasy X-2 Edition!~

~Wry Guy, Dtoid Secret Santa, & Holiday Edition!~

~Why I <3 The Trading Forum Edition!~
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