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    Here at Ice Station Zebra, the mail got delivered and I snuck in a trip to Goodwill before snowmageddon shut down the state…



    Found another Tron Legacy item…a deluxe identity disc, with lights, sound, and a display stand for $4.99…it’s begging to be paired up with my 2600 Tron Joystick.

    And then the SMS Sonic I got from England through Ebay showed up…in nice shape and complete (except for the sticker!) Finally decided to pay a few pounds instead of a few hundred for one with the US UPC.

    Now I think I need to go shovel the driveway…can’t believe the February thread hasn’t started yet…is everyone else already snowed in?

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    Nice find on the deluxe identity disc. While some of the TRON: Legacy toys were pretty lackluster there were some shining examples of a quality product, that being one of them.

    Craigslist pickup this time, a PS1 Blaze Twin Joystick / Twin Shock in box for $30.00.





    I've always loved this stick, it's like you cut off the control panel of a Sega Astro City cabinet. While the fighting game enthusiast will complain about the buttons and the sticks, for normal usage and standard arcade games it's pretty nice. My PS Family to USB converter doesn't like this stick so I can't use it for MAME just yet but I've run into other controllers that the converter didn't like either, so I'll have to try another one. Thin profile (which makes it difficult to mod if that's your thing), metal base, cool design. There were black and silver versions as well that are more common. The green / pink layout was mainly used for the Dreamcast version but both versions use the same mold.

    Only thing about this item was how I felt like I wasn't going to get it. I responded to the craigslist posting after it was already a few days old. I usually reply very detailed with location radius where it's cool to make the payment, that I have the cash in hand, etc. I got no response so I contacted the poster from a different e-mail address and made the direct request, something like "I want this, I have the money, where do you want to meet?" And THAT one got the response. I then got a call from the seller on the day we were supposed to meet up, setting up the sale for the NEXT day. Then when the next day came I ended up hanging out in front of the Brokaw Fry's until I saw a guy walking up with the stick. I paid and got it and then he went inside the store.

    Also, the original DVD release of TRON. This was free, a recovery from someone my girlfriend gave it to who didn't ever watch it or care to have it. I've had the two disc version since it was released but it's nice to have this one back as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneDavid View Post
    Craigslist pickup this time, a PS1 Blaze Twin Joystick / Twin Shock in box for $30.00.





    I've always loved this stick, it's like you cut off the control panel of a Sega Astro City cabinet. While the fighting game enthusiast will complain about the buttons and the sticks, for normal usage and standard arcade games it's pretty nice. My PS Family to USB converter doesn't like this stick so I can't use it for MAME just yet but I've run into other controllers that the converter didn't like either, so I'll have to try another one. Thin profile (which makes it difficult to mod if that's your thing), metal base, cool design. There were black and silver versions as well that are more common. The green / pink layout was mainly used for the Dreamcast version but both versions use the same mold.
    I have the limited black edition of that stick, although the picture on the box is for the silver one. It's a nice stick and my preferred setup for playing Guilty Gear on my PS1. And a few months ago I sold my extra one on ebay for $50.



    Super Mario Bros. 3(Nes)
    Super C(Nes)
    Double Dragon(Nes)
    Double Dragon 2(Nes)
    Final Fantasy 3(Snes)
    Mario Is Missing(Snes)
    Contra 3(Snes)
    TMNT: Turtles In Time(Snes)
    Donkey Kong Country 3(Snes)
    WCW Vs. NWO: World Tour(N64)

    The total for the above games was $10 or $1 each at Goodwill. They probably would have been more but I went to the cashier that knows me and knows how I like scooping up old games. I left a bunch of stuff there that I either already have doubles of or that wasn't in much demand. But I was actually in need of a copy of both Contra 3 and WCW Vs. NWO: WT so I'm glad those were there. Guess my lucky streak for finding stuff at Goodwill this year will continue.
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    Don't have pics yet, but at a local used game store I picked up Fallout 3 for $9.99 and Mega Man 6 loose for $12.

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    Complete Atari 7800 with 6 paddles and 19 games $50

    At a thrift store near my house. Some old guy says to me "you win some ya lose some, good luck to you" i think the local resellers must be beginning to recognize me!

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    Well, this week's finds...


    Monday -- The Diaboliks: Danger and The Cheebacabra: Metamorphosis were $3 for the pair.
    Tuesday -- 00-Soul: The Solid Sounds of the 8-piece BROTHERHOOD - $1

    Once again I decided to pick up random albums for no real reason and was very surprised by their content. The Diaboliks is (or was) this weird rock... thing that kinda sounds like The B-52s, only without so much screaming. It's not a bad thing. Metamorphosis is a strange electronic / jazz / funk fusion band and I am VERY impressed by it, so much in fact that I'm going to see if I can buy their second album.

    And 00-Soul is hard to explain. It's funk, jazz, mambo, blues, samba, and latin rhythms all in one shot. It's one of the best random purchases I've ever made.

    Wednesday:

    Speed (Score) - $1
    Classic Blues - $1
    A Brief History of the Blues (new) - $1
    Hightone Records: The First 10 Years - $1
    Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Trio: Fly Right With... - $1
    Office Student + Teacher 2003 - $2


    $1 each. I picked up Ghosts because it has Christopher Lee in it, Amazon Guardians of Eden because it was made by the Tex Murphy guys, Dune because it's uh, Dune. Rallo Gump is a bit of an oddity, it's actually a CD-R with printed out front and back inlays. The game looks like a typical early PC platformer so I figured a buck wasn't so bad.


    Office Professional 2003 Upgrade (water damage to case) - $2
    NES games - $5 total
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobra Commander View Post
    Don't have pics yet, but at a local used game store I picked up Fallout 3 for $9.99 and Mega Man 6 loose for $12.
    Fallout 3 was the best $10 I ever spent on a single game.
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    I can't even remember the last time I got something off Craigslist. Tonight I picked up two lots.

    The second was this Gamecube w/ 3 games and SNES w/ SMW for $40. Nothing spectacular, but there was no picture so I didn't know it was the SNES mini till I picked it up. Also, always nice when stuff comes in a good container!


    And the first was this NES lot that I was surprised to get. I didn't hear anything back after emailing for a couple days, then he suggested a time the next day which was great, but I never got an address or heard back. The next day he apologized and we set up for today. This was his ad, no pictures:
    "i have 2 systems
    about 30 games
    4 controllers
    one gun
    1 system cleaner and eliminator "
    Not a lot to go on, but assuming it hadn't been picked over, probably a nice lot.


    There's an Atari 2600 ac adapter there, too.


    Wizardry, Golgo, Ultima Quest & Exodus, Shingen, FF, Time Lord, Qbert, Immortal, Romance
    Tecmo Super Bowl, Wizards & Warriors, Tetris, TMNT, SMB/DH, DK Classics, SMB3, Friday 13thh, PacMan, DDIII, Golf, Tetris, DK Classics, SMBDH
    Some good games there.


    And there were some boxes/maps/manuals! Pretty beat up, but a bunch of stuff I didn't have. Both maps for FF, Map and boxfor Genghis kahn (and game is in the box), etc etc.

    Last was this map for Miracle Warriors on SMS, which I've long needed to make my copy complete!


    somebody played the crap out of this stuff, too, which I like to see. Mint stuff is awesome, but there is something cool about seeing little hand-written symbols next to a weapon list or somesuch on a map, even if I don't know what their symbols mean.

    Oh, and this NES lot was $25.

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    Xbox Halo 2 Limited Collector's Edition-$6.99 at Goodwill
    PS1 Point Blank 3-$1.95 at a hole in the wall thrift
    PS1 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 demo-$2.99 at Goodwill
    Saturn Greatest Nine 98 Summer Action-$2.00 at a different hole in the wall thrift

    U2 Artificial Horizon CD-$1.99 at Goodwill, an interesting place to find a recent fan-club only remix CD.

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    120 GB 360 with all the cables and one controller $25 (it wasn't working, not RROD but it wouldn't read CDs wound up only needing the lens cleaned)

    Kinect was $150 with 60% off so $60 per there where a few more I didn't get but I think I'll pick them up tomorrow.
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    some freaking sweet hauls so far!

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    I scooped a couple minor things yesterday:

    Got the GunCon2 for $1.99 - don't own any GunCon games so I haven't tested it yet.
    Scooped the 3 SNES games for $2 - I traded in a SNES pad for a discount. It was nice to get a copy of KI and DKC2 for such a low price but I think HyperZone caught my eye. I've never heard of it before but having an interesting label and the fact it's by HAL were enough to seal the deal. Turns out to be a spin on Space Harrier mixed with F-Zero and it's mode-7 engine, which incidently works out not bad.
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    Point Blank 3. On first glance it looked like the dude on the left was bent over, and the dude on the right was... well... cannot be unseen.

    Wishful thinking I suppose.
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    So, today was PC bigbox bonanza for me
    I've posted the complete haul with pictures and a list of the stuff here, but for now I'll just leave you with this picture...

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    Nice PC haul! Is that planescape box faded, or just a different version than I've seen before?

    Yesterday and today:

    Sim Earth - .99 at Goodwill
    Alice - 2.99 at Goodwill
    Gradius III
    Alice
    SS2
    Shadowbane
    Works (this turns out to be worthless, so if anyone wants it, it is yours for cost of shipping)
    - total 10.89 because it is 25% off day at Unique

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornelius View Post
    Nice PC haul! Is that planescape box faded, or just a different version than I've seen before?

    Yesterday and today:
    I totally read that "Sim Earth" box as Sim Faith and thought I was a god-game I'd never heard of before

    But yes, unfortunately the Planescape box is faded and so is the Blood II box, which were the two games I really wanted
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunnybum View Post
    I totally read that "Sim Earth" box as Sim Faith and thought I was a god-game I'd never heard of before

    But yes, unfortunately the Planescape box is faded and so is the Blood II box, which were the two games I really wanted
    Sell them on eBay, get the GOG.com versions. :P

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    V-Rally Edition '99
    Purchased yesterday for $2.50.


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    Forgot to post this in January:


    Thrift store find - disc-only Suikoden for PS1, $0.25

    Not bad for a quarter! I was always interested in playing this. Might trade it later though. Any idea what a disc-only copy might go for?

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