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A Compulsive Collector's Haul - A Belated ATLUS Birthday & I <3 Kijiji Edition!

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Dag yo! After a couple editions of E3 Swag, Promo Items, Consoles, and Hardware . . . A Compulsive Collectorís Haul is going back to what it does best . . . GAMES! And let me tell you, have I got a HELL of a haul for you this time! As my last half dozen or so blogs have stated, Iím still catching up on the stuff Iíve gotten since literally the beginning of the new year! >_< With that said, I can see the light and Iím so close to being caught up! It starts off with some belated birthday (it was back in May) presents from my fellow collector and number one homeboy, possumwrangler! He got me a TON of ATLUS games that I have been meaning to get. Not only that, theyíre ALL SEALED! Holy crap! One of them is even a GameBoy Color game! SEALED! We then have some awesome games from Goozex, MAD MAD MAD LOVE for Kijiji which is eBayís answer to Craigslist (I got a boxed copy of my FAVORITE game of all time!), did you not expect Cash Converters to somehow not make an appearance?, and then some stuff from EB Games!



To start things off, we have a Wii game and a DS game, both by Atlus! I finally have my grubby hands on Trauma Center: New Blood and Draglade. Both from my homeboy!



This is where possumwrangler is the FREAKINí man! ^_^ Count Ďem! FIVE . . . SEALED . . . ATLUS . . . GBA (and one GBC) GAMES! =D This picture is SO full of goddamn win! d(Ď-Ďd) Many thanks once again mate! We have Robopon 2: Ring Version, a SEALED Robopon: Sun Version on GBC, Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2, Battle B-Daman, and finally Polarium Advance. My quest to own every North American released Atlus game is that much closer to completion now! =)



Now to move on to some kickass Goozex stuff! While Iím VERY happy I got it, but seriously? Who trades an IN BOX Game & Watch Gallery 2 for 100 points? o_O Oh well! At least I got it, hahaha! We also have some rockiní Rival Schools, which is hella awesome, and then I somehow got a complete and good condition Dragon Age: Origins Collectorís Edition! Once again, if you havenít signed up for Goozex yet, DO IT NOW!



So, I donít know why I havenít taken advantage of it earlier, but Kijiji is HELLA awesome, in terms of finding local sellers with kickass stuff! If you have enough patience and have good communication skills, you can get some stuff for great deals! I got these three items from one seller and they are Vandal Hearts II, Mega Man Soccer, and an in box, complete with instructions and map in pristine condition, Final Fantasy Mystic Quest that will now replace my cartridge only copy! Aw yeah!



The next four pictures are from the same seller and they get progressively more awesome! First up is a Japanese only pre-order bonus for Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII set of FFVII 10th Anniversary Inner Ear Headphones. As you can hopefully see, theyíre retractable and if you look really closely, you can see the design on it that has Zack, Cloud, and Sephiroth on it!



I have SERIOUSLY been looking for this figure for the better part of THREE years. The Kijiji seller didnít actually have this or the headphones listed, but offered them up for sale when I went to pick up the awesome a couple pictures down. This is the Kingdom Hearts II Play Arts ĖSora: Final FormĖ. Iíve wanted this forever, since I found Soraís Final Form to be the coolest looking, plus he had dual wielding Keyblades. Iíve been told thereís a lot of counterfeit figures of these, but since I donít know how to tell, Iím really hoping for the best, hahaha!



Once again, another game that wasnít advertised that I decided to pick up since itís rare and itís Enix. Lo and behold, we have King Arthur & the Knights of Justice.



AWWWWWWWWWWWW YEAHHHHHHHHHHH!!! =) =D =3 ^_^ Some of you may already know that Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars is my all time favorite game! I of course already had a cartridge copy, but when I saw an ad on Kijiji for an in box copy, I couldnít resist. Not only that, when I originally saw the ad, I didnít actually notice that this was for a ďFor Display OnlyĒ boxed copy. A little backstory. This ďFor Display OnlyĒ box is the EXACT same as the regular retail box, except for the little diddy in the top left corner. Little do people know that this box ALONE is very rare and actually usually goes for between $50 - $80 on eBay! I managed to somehow get a complete copy of my favorite game, with this ultra rare box, and I now have ANOTHER copy of the guide to one of the greatest games ever! THANK YOU KIJIJI!



From yet another buyer, I managed to snag two PRISTINE SNES guides in the literary form of the critically acclaimed Super Metroid and the best in the series of Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddyís Kong Quest!



So, this totally makes Kijiji so freakiní awesome! IN BOX POWER GLOVE! Aw yeah! The box isnít in the best shape, but finding one of these nowadays is already hard enough. Considering its age and condition, you wonít get any complaints for me. Now Iím really only missing the R.O.B. from my NES collection of hardware/accessories.



Did you guys really think that the best store in the history of the universe for games wouldnít make an appearance? If you did, then I donít think you follow this series at all, hahaha! =P Here is some miscellaneous items that I picked up, which are: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar for Sega Master System, FINALLY a non-ďNot for ResaleĒ copy of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, followed up by Mega Man X5, WarioWare: Touched!, and Point Blank 3.



How or why people trade in boxed games to Cash Converters still boggles my mind, but I guess I wonít complain since I benefit from it! =) The top row features good old Mortal Kombat and the last boxed copy I was missing from the series, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kongís Double Trouble, which will also now replace a cartridge only copy I had. Along the bottom, we have yet ANOTHER Atlus game in Snowboard Kids, which is unfortunately missing the instructions (*tear* T_T) and something thatís now probably outdated according to everyone, Starcraft 64.



Holy crap! I actually bought some current generation console games from Cash Converters! When the hell does this happen? Hahaha! First up is Super Street Fighter IV (which Iím still SUPER PISSED I missed out on the Dojo Edition of the game from Capcomís online store), along with Star Ocean: The Last Hope International with guide, ending with Wario Land: Shake It!



Here are some sealed copies of some special editions I got from EB Games, which are Resistance 2 Collectorís Edition as well as the super kickass shmup of DeathSmiles Limited Edition. Iíll assume most people know whatís in the Resistance 2 one, but the DeathSmiles one comes with a faceplate (Iím surprised they still make those) and a soundtrack.



Hereís more stuff from EB Games in the shape of Wii and PS3 games. To start off, we have a first print Arc Rise Fantasia which has a Limited Edition Film Cel in it, then Sin and Punishment: Star Successor, another shmup called Castle of Shikigami III, and then finally BlazBlue: Continuum Shift.



The last thing from EB Games in this haul, will be none other than another Atlus game, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable, along with itís awesome pre-order bonus of a Junpei Baseball Cap.

Well, that does it for this edition of A Compulsive Collectorís Haul. I cut it a bit short so I could rebalance my haul for next week, as itíll be my Pre-PAX haul, and it has some AWESOME stuff in it, particularly if youíre a fan of Mega Man, Okami, and Marvel vs. Capcom. So stay tuned for that! 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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