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My 7-11 guy is cooler than your 7-11 guy!

No really he is, check it!! I had asked him over a month ago if he would save the God of War III Slurpee banners when the promotion ended, he said he would but I honestly didn't think he would remember. Well he did: The first banner ...

 
 
 
 
 

My Expertise: Trying to be more like Funktastic

Because he already took the title “Collecting” Good evening everyone, my name is Bill and I am a Fanboy. Now I’m not your typical fanboy, I don’t subscribe to the whole 360/PS3 war that we are all too familiar with here on Destructoid. No...

 
 
 

I love mail day!!

So I was sitting at work today, minding my own business when my Blackberry gave me a familiar chirp, I had mail. I had received an email notification from UPS letting me know that the package that I had been waiting on had finally arrived....

 
 
 

ChillyBilly's Emporium of Curious Collectibles

Well it’s about that time again; time to take a stroll down Haul Lane to see what magical and curious swag and games have come my way. These past months have been an eclectic mix for me; I've come across some things old and not so old, so...

 
 
 

Chillybilly's post summer/Christmas haul!!!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there! I'm as happy as can be!! Well, I’m not actually that happy but I am excited to bring you another episode of "Look at all the shit that I got over the past few months!!” It's been a while since I’ve posted on...

 
 
 
 

So summer is finally over...

The weather is changing, the leaves are falling off of the trees and football season is in full swing, yeap summer is over. I don't know about the rest of you but I've had sort of a rough summer, work has been hell, had a death in the fami...

 
 
 

ChillyBilly's Guide To Game Collecting

As some of you here may, or may not know I am a bit nutty when it comes to collecting videogames and videogame products. Over the past few months my collection has grown by leaps and bounds and I have been asked on numerous occasions how I...

 
 
 

So I bought a PS3….

And I couldn’t be happier. I had been holding out on picking one up for a while now for a couple of reasons; 1. The price, it’s not that I couldn’t afford to buy one it’s just that I couldn’t justify it to myself to do so 2. The varie...

 
 
 

My Magnificent May Haul

My Magnificent May Haul So another month comes to an end and with it comes a new blog. The month of May for me was a rather sweet month. I found tons of good stuff, lots of retro (some REALLY retro) stuff as well as some new goodies. ...

 
 
 

My thoughts on the new DSi

The new DSi: My thoughts. First off let me say that I love the Nintendo DS. I played the ever-loving shit out of that thing when I first bought it but after a couple of weeks I sort of lost interest in the whole portable gaming thing. ...

 
 
 

My epic gaming haul of EPICNESS!

Ok folks, sit back and grab your popcorn, this ride is going to be long and epic. I’ve been on one hell of a bargain hunt lately and I have been quite successful in my findings. Before we get to the good stuff let me just say this; the ma...

 
 
 

In honor of the Gameboy's Birthday

I present to you my small but humble Gameboy collection. First we have the system that started it all, the original Gameboy: Soooooo many nights of no sleep and so many road trips made better by this magical little handheld. =============...

 
 
 

Good deals and a good haircut!

Well it was inevitable I guess. I had gone a month without a haircut and was starting to feel like a bum. I decided to walk up to my local Great Clips with my kid today since it was goddamn beautiful out...FINALLY.. A few sliced and dice...

 
 
 

Sweet Goodwill Gaming Haul

So I decided to hit up some of the local Goodwill stores in my general vicinity today and boy am I glad I did! Here we have Kirby Tilt N Tumble. Very fun game, I played it tonight for a bit. It's like Marble Madness but with Kirby. =====...

 
 
 

My February - April Gaming Haul!

Well it appears as though I've been a busy little bee over the past 2 1/2 months. I didn't realize that I had amassed so much stuff!! I've been cruising around town hitting up different Goodwill locations and various thrift stores to find ...

 
 
 

Not another gaming setup!!! Oh but yes.

Ok so the last time I did this is when I first moved to Chicago. Now that a few months have passed and my collection has grown I figured it was a good time to update, once again. Here we have the TV. Still not HD and still not a flat scre...

 
 
 

Late blog! My post Christmas Haul

You know what they say, better late than never. They also say two in the bush is better than one in the cornhole I think....I don't know. Anyway I figured it was time to post my "POST CHRISTMAS HAUL!!" Let the posting commence! First ...

 
 
 
 
 

Target. The greatest game store in the world!

That's right. I said it. And I stand by that comment 100%!! But wait, isn't Target just one of those giant chain stores that tries to compete with the likes of Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Meijer?!!? Yes, yes it is but one thing you may not know...

 
 
 

Metroid + Lego = SEX

This post won't be long; I'll let the picture speak for itself. This beautiful piece of art was at the Lego store inside the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL (just outside of Chicago). I asked the guy working the store if it was for sal...

 
 
 
 
 

So I started playing EverQuest 2 again

And I'm sure that in a month or so I will quit for the 6th or 7th time. I honestly can’t keep track anymore. This piece will be more of conscious thought on my experiences past and present. I promise to include eye candy so as to not dis...

 
 
 

Too Human. My thoughts. (will be brief)

Look, it's really not that bad. Should you run out and drop 60 bones on it? I don't know, do you have 60 extra bucks to just blow? I'm actually glad that I picked this game up. So far I’ve been having a blast with it. The armor choice...

 
 
 

Dead Space Wallpaper

So basically I just kinda took something that was already out there and made it different. 'figured since it was a week of Dead Space and all that this would kinda just fit in. I have included links to various sizes for various resolution...

 
 

About ChillyBillyone of us since 7:08 PM on 02.03.2007


I'm the former 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'm definitely more "collector" than gamer these days. Sure I still play my Wii U/ Xbox One/PS4/Vita and 3DS, 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.

As of this update (2/20/2016) I currently have:

50 Consoles
61 Handhelds
2100 physical copies of various games
350 digital copies of games
Tons of other video game related items

Comic books? Yep, I read 'em. Here are some of my all-time favorites.


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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