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    Default 2016 - Yearly Finds Thread

    {Moderator's note: This is the 2016 thread for game finds, console purchases, gaming gifts received, and pick-ups of video gaming paraphernalia. Please post your newest pick-ups and finds!}

    I will start this off with...

    I found another snes/n64/gc a/v cable for $1
    a Pokémon Diamond and Emerald Nintendo Power Guide for $3
    a purple thing I thought was a wizard hat but turned out to be a lamp shade for $2

    I took pics but I cant find my USB cable so i'll post em if I ever find it.

    I should invest in a Bluetooth dongle so I can just push them from my phone to the computer
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    I was prepared for a weekend of video gaming purchases on the U.S. but I returned to my country disappointed and a bit sad of the present of chains like Gamestop.

    Gamestop hasn't been the best experience for years but I usually found a few games in one of the stores, this time I didn't even bought one game. The stores I visited were sad and the stock was really nothing interesting for me. I saw Fallout 3 GOTY and Fallout Anthology for PC for a very good price but the overall sad feeling I had when I checked the store made me just get out with my wallet intact.

    The currency exchange was another factor and I really need to value the "paradise" I have in my city with many video game stores with a good variety of retro and current releases.

    I arrived to my city and I had a package sent from ebay:

    Zelda Ocarina JP CIB for 16usd
    Threads of Fate CIB, Grandia without manual and Star Ocean CIB for 76 usd. - Unfortunately I had a bad experience with my purchase, the seller listed Threads of Fate as EXCELLENT DISC and the reality was much different: rebuffed disc with a very deep scratch that makes the game crash .... Grandia and Star Ocean was described as great condition and the reality was another thing.

    Too sad to have sellers lying about the condition of the games. I have the option to return, but living in Mexico is really much trouble, expensive and slow so I took my loss.
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    PS3 Assassin's Creed II Master Assassin's Edition-$19.99 at Goodwill.

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    Technically these purchases are all from December. But since there’s already a January thread, I’m posting them here instead.

    Games/Gaming Accessories:

    The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Lionheart Edition (PS3 Version, New) - Retail Price

    I was actually planning on getting the regular edition later. But my local EB Games still had one sealed copy of the LE left, so I bought it on impulse.

    Hori Duraflexi Protector (New) - $9.99

    I discovered some paint chips in the top of my Mario & Luigi Dream Team LE 3DS XL, and I have no idea how it happened. So I bought this cover to try and avoid any more damage.


    Books:

    Lunar 2 Eternal Blue Complete Official Strategy Guide (Used) - $39.99

    I had been eyeing this copy of the guide on Amazon Canada since October. The seller originally had it priced at $69.99, but by December he reduced the price to what I paid. I just received it today, and it’s worth every penny!

    Pokemon Diamond & Pearl Adventure Volume 6 (Used) - $2.99


    Blu-Rays/DVDs:

    Big Hero 6 (BR/DVD Combo, New) - $24.00

    San Andreas (BR/DVD Combo, New) - $11.99

    Shrek: The Final Chapter (DVD, New) - $4.99

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    I found Tiger Woods 99 for $1

    it has ZZDUMMY.DAT intact and I was able to watch the south park pilot off of it.
    are there any other physical differences to the revised version of this game without the south park episode on it?

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    Not that I usually find getting a good deal on a game online a find, but I did end up with Trip World (GB-JP) for $75+ Mario Kart GBA cart only. The game usually runs $200+.

    Cart has the usual discoloring plastic found on lots/most Japanese carts with an excellent sticker, very clean pins/board. Not a long game but a fun one and amazing attention to the details with visuals/audio for the era/system. Definitely something to hold on to.

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    I got all complete

    Dead to Rights GC $3.99
    Freaky Flyers GC $3.99
    MadWorld Wii $4.99

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    Got:

    Boxed Castlevania III Dracula's Curse for 45 usd
    Zelda Phantom Hourglass CIB and very nice condition for 14 usd
    Wizardry II CIB with a cart that looked like it was used only a couple of times, really nice, for 16.7 usd

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    Default Mmm Nintendo Gameboy

    A few days ago I scored a lucky break on ebay. I've been for weeks now mulling over buying an original Gameboy and also the Pocket. I eventually felt it would be best if I could get the original stuff I grew up with close in quality as possible. I've been poking around and accidentally came across this gem of a Gameboy that wasn't exactly excellently listed or it would have been instantly gone.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/291663002756 "ORIGINAL 1989 NINTENDO GAME BOY HANDHELD CONSOLE DMG-01 "

    I started digging through the images before reading up on it because I really was just after one that wasn't beat up with a clean lens over the LCD. I was very pleased to see what appeared to be a spotless Gameboy, but then the last couple images my jaw dropped. One ended up showing all the original manuals, booklets, warning sheets, extra paper to tell idiots to put the game in the right way, and the ad stuff for NP and the fold out poster for Gameboy too. If that wasn't cool enough the headphones and link cable are still twist tied and unused and the last picture, the BOX.

    I got it in the mail today and was further shocked. The foam inside while a little damaged is totally there including the brittle top part. The gameboy itself is in fact spotless LCD and all. I wrote the seller about it before buying or as I got it (forget) they said back in 1989 they bought it for their daughter who used it for a very little and then went back into the box to be stored all these years (25 years~ of hibernation.)

    These things basically new go notably in excess of $100, a nice complete used one is over that -- and I paid $40 shipped. It only came from Ohio to here so it got here in two days.

    Just like Christmas I put in Super Mario Land before Tetris because that's how it happened back then and it's fun.



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    (Photobucket link screwup so I have to delete them)

    Pick up virtual boy from local seller for $53
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    That's an interesting fix for the stand. I think some one with the means should take an intact hinge part of the vb stand and 3d print a better one.

    I've got a few stands and only I've isn't broken, oddly it's the rental unit but still

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    I think someone was printing replacements for the hinge a couple years back, could have sworn I saw planet VB forums or the site noting it. Might be worth searching, but I don't have one anymore so that's not on me.

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    Not a gaming find but I never ever thought I'd see this again (was my first transformer as a kid I think, this or Optimus Prime, never had more than 2-3 of the things.)

    Generation 1 - Transformer - Jazz -- Complete in the box (minus some plastic holding tray.)
    I paid $35 for this.



    No idea if I did well or not, didn't really care all things considered. They also had 2 Decepticon/Insecticons too -- Shrapnel and Kickback, never was big on that line. They're all $50 but I had a 25% off rewards card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanooki View Post
    Not a gaming find but I never ever thought I'd see this again (was my first transformer as a kid I think, this or Optimus Prime, never had more than 2-3 of the things.)

    Generation 1 - Transformer - Jazz -- Complete in the box (minus some plastic holding tray.)
    I paid $35 for this.



    No idea if I did well or not, didn't really care all things considered. They also had 2 Decepticon/Insecticons too -- Shrapnel and Kickback, never was big on that line. They're all $50 but I had a 25% off rewards card.
    You did pretty well. G1 Jazz in that condition is worth somewhere between 75-100 dollars.

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    That's good to know, I wonder if those insecticons if they're still there are worth $50 in same type shape and missing the plastic transformer holder inside.

    Anyway, more Gameboy raging goodness follows.

    Within a week of getting that GB up there, I netted an original GB Pocket in that plastic box with an unbagged manual/papers and it's in I'd say 8/10 condition due to some scratches up in the back above the cartridge slot where it goes inside, and some glue bleed through going bad with age in the mirror face around the screen...otherwise stunning.

    And then today score again, the NES Gameboy SP with just a couple scratches on the battery cover in back, that's it. In both cases local or shipped, $50 a pop.




    ...if I bothered all I'd need I guess at this point would be an original GBA since my white one ate it, and a 101 SP as I do have a black/silver complete in box (other than faceplate remover) GB Micro too.

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    [QUOTE=Tanooki;2034583]That's good to know, I wonder if those insecticons if they're still there are worth $50 in same type shape and missing the plastic transformer holder inside.

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    Eh, it's not a terrible price but it's not a great price either. If you collect G1 transformers and want the boxes, you might consider paying it. If for flip/trade then I'd avoid as it'd leave you very little margin as the Insecticons are much more plentiful and easily found in nice condition as they didn't have a lot to them.

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    ok some of these I may have posted about already but I figured I would recap since I got a new cable to upload pics
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    MadWorld (Wii) $4
    Freaky Flyers (GC) $4
    Dead to Rights (GC) $4
    V Rally 3 (PS2) $3
    Tron 2.0 Killer App (XB) $3
    Baseball (NES) $2
    Star Wars Racer (N64) $3
    Gundam Side Story 1,2,3 (Jap SS) $20 Shipped (?)
    Street Fighter II Special something something (GEN) $FREE

    non gaming

    James Bond Collection (Bluray) $70 Shipped
    Audio Technica ATH-A500X $69 Shipped
    KMC HyperMAT Premium Card Sleeves $5.50 Shipped (not pictured)
    Motorola C4P AM clock radio $4

    interesting past few days. I forgot I got the Saturn games in, I think they were about $20 bucks shipped, one is missing a spine card and one of the ones there is torn a bit. James Bond Collection, ATH-A500X headphones (being used currently) and the KMC Hyper MAT sleeves were from amazon. I had a gift card from a holiday return where I returned a different james bond set and the set I returned bought all of that.

    The headphones are awesome by the way, I had an old set I left at a friends out years ago that I never got back so I finally replaced them

    Street Fighter 2 on genesis was free because a friend of mine said it was mine but I don't remember getting it and he didn't want it so what ever.

    The Motorola clock radio....
    I wanted a old school bed side clock for the spare room and I knew from before to buy up any of these types of old clock/radios from 1960's and earlier from the major brands at the time because some of them in good shape can be worth ALOT of money for what they are. Mainly from the fact that they have such interesting designs. I say this sitting on the test bench at the As-Is store and it was a instant grab and I'll deal with it later sort of thing so I did. only $4 bucks.

    well it tells time but the radio wont work. it could be a bad tube but more likely its a bad cap since none of the 5(?) ish tubes light up its not getting ANY juice to the radio and the clock face and dial are supposed to light up too but that isn't working either. the important part works.

    I go to research it and I cant find ANYTHING about this particular model other than previous sales with no sale price and that's about it. I did find a blurb some where about a C4P being mad around approx. 1959 but that was it. I'll have to see if the board is the same as another model with a different shell, something they did a lot of. so its either worthless or super rare but I've seen more boring designs go for about $120 or more online. it'll go well with my big red 1952 Motorola 52CW4

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    I don't post a lot in these threads, as most of my shopping for games these days is online and doesn't feel like a real "find" to me. However, I did find this at a local store, and it's so rare that I buy an NES game these days. It was $14.99, which isn't a steal, but isn't bad for Power Punch II, and I've only ran into this one a few times over the years. Had to peel a few Blockbuster Video stickers off of it, but it's otherwise super clean and works great.

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    is that the one that was supposed to be mike Tyson punchout 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niku-Sama View Post
    is that the one that was supposed to be mike Tyson punchout 2?
    Yes, it is. You take Tyson, renamed Mark Tyler after Nintendo backed out, and fight aliens across the universe. It isn't great, but it is a little fun once you get a feel for it.

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    i'm starting this again because I guess I am just lucky at the beginning of the month:

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    Pandemonium (PSX) $2
    Mario Paint (SNES) $5
    Ka-Blooey (SNES) $5
    Ribbit King complete (GC) $5
    Kirby Air Ride case and manual only (GC) $5
    Kirby Air Ride Complete (GC) $5
    The Adventures of Cookie & Cream complete (PS2) $5
    E-Reader Loose (GBA) $3
    SNES controller $5 (not pictured)

    got a hot tip that a goodwill had SNES games, my friend bought the good ones but didn't see the STACKS of PS2 and Gamecube games on the rack behind so I got them all for $5
    one Kirby air ride is missing a disc and is in a rental dvd case from blockbuster but the paper in the cover and manual are in really good shape. The PC version of the same game has the black lable disc in it and I think if I go back and have time to hunt i'll find the second copy in another case. the rest were fine. I got all of this minus pandemonium on my lunch break.

    Funny thing is I found Pandemonium at the same good will on Saturn, and this copy came from the same place the day before.

    upon getting back to work with my loot I was going through it in the break room and it led to one of my co workers being reminded to ask me if I wanted something of theirs that they were going to junk.

    I paid for it already but I am going to keep it a surprise until I have it in my possession and I can take pics. Its a really hard to find item. I pick it up sunday morning before work. i'll make a regular thread about it because I have questions about it too..... plus bragging. I don't often but I am gonna have to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niku-Sama View Post
    i'm starting this again because I guess I am just lucky at the beginning of the month:

    I got...

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    Pandemonium (PSX) $2
    Mario Paint (SNES) $5
    Ka-Blooey (SNES) $5
    Ribbit King complete (GC) $5
    Kirby Air Ride case and manual only (GC) $5
    Kirby Air Ride Complete (GC) $5
    The Adventures of Cookie & Cream complete (PS2) $5
    E-Reader Loose (GBA) $3
    SNES controller $5 (not pictured)

    got a hot tip that a goodwill had SNES games, my friend bought the good ones but didn't see the STACKS of PS2 and Gamecube games on the rack behind so I got them all for $5
    one Kirby air ride is missing a disc and is in a rental dvd case from blockbuster but the paper in the cover and manual are in really good shape. The PC version of the same game has the black lable disc in it and I think if I go back and have time to hunt i'll find the second copy in another case. the rest were fine. I got all of this minus pandemonium on my lunch break.

    Funny thing is I found Pandemonium at the same good will on Saturn, and this copy came from the same place the day before.

    upon getting back to work with my loot I was going through it in the break room and it led to one of my co workers being reminded to ask me if I wanted something of theirs that they were going to junk.

    I paid for it already but I am going to keep it a surprise until I have it in my possession and I can take pics. Its a really hard to find item. I pick it up sunday morning before work. i'll make a regular thread about it because I have questions about it too..... plus bragging. I don't often but I am gonna have to
    Looking forward to the mystery find. I picked up a Cookie and Cream last year at a Salvation Army for a couple bucks too... you did great on that Ribbit King. I bought both versions for $4.99 when I discovered it years ago, and snapped up a few extras for friends that year. That GC version seems to go for a good $60 these days. Crazy.

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    not the mystery find but potentially useful in the future

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    this is the backer paper that you would see in a store behind the price tags in a rack. some one asked if I wanted it and I said sure why not. it was getting tossed.
    about 4ft long and an inch and a half (ish?) wide it could really be a good little fiddly bit to have if you are rocking old Nintendo display cabinets and want to go the whole 9 yards.

    I should really be in bed since I have to be up around 9 to go get my "mystery find"

    if I had more lead up time I should have started a guessing contest!
    maybe next time. if there is a next time

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    Good weekend considering what I found for just $20 locally.
    Attachment 8468

    Lego was $3, Indy book $2, Bubble Bobble $5, and G1 Transformer Cliffjumper for $10.
    -- Mega Man I found later last week for $7 which is half the going rate.

    The fun part I guess of this was the Lego if anything. It was mostly sealed up with tape, had a note on it saying something like 'Maybe missing pieces' for $2.99 at a peddler place in town. I knew even if most of it was there given the piece count great deal. I get it home, throw it out on the carpet and use the side of the box to line up everything. Stunningly every single piece plus one spare ruby red 1x1 smooth flat piece as well plus both booklets. It's a last year set that went for like $20-25. I found BB at one of the BME's in town and that's like $5-10 under value, and same day Indy was at the other one just up on a curiosity rack. I found Cliffjumper today, tends to go for $15-20 so it was solid.

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    ok heres what I found.

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    the other day when I got back from my hot tip off that goodwill had the games above a coworker asked me if I wanted a "17 inch tv with a game boy inside" I said sure why not thinking it might be a old woodgrain tv with built in pong which would still be cool. but when she started talking about the games its then I realized what it was. I did tell her that it has the potential to be very valuable and to look it up online in the condition it was in and go from there and in the end she said she didn't have the energy to list it on any site so I made my offer...
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    she said her favorite game was Dr.Mario and I think its been in the tv since it was new. check out the dust line on the cart with it out side of the system...

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    the controllers almost look brand new...

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    this is the info on this one. i'm going to NA to submit it for their catalog and I am going to cross link it to here.

    the story behind the tv is that this person I work with got it for Christmas in 1989, it came from a local k-mart that has since shut down and her mom bought it for her. My guess is k-mart gave good employee discounts because her mom was a worker there. the person I got it from is my fathers age so maybe mid 50's at most. Its been in the area I live in the whole time and this person actually now lives a street over from me so picking it up this morning was a breeze!

    that's the history of it.
    it still has all 4 legs the 2 controllers and the remote, she's going to keep an eye out for the manual and the box, they may be rattling around. the games I got with it were 2x SMB/DH, SMB3, Tetris (that got soaked in cat piss), NES play action Football with manual, TopGun and SMB2. seems the cat got into the box and pissed in it, tetris took the brunt of the stream but really only damaging the back, its not strong and thankfully it didn't get on the remote or controllers. the batteries for the remote were dead but I have no reason to doubt its working ability, if it is dead i'll get one of the remotes GameTechUS had showed on his you tube channel and swap guts.

    ok so I left price out because I like to tease.
    I've seen way worse tvs go for way more than what I paid

    I paid $200
    after educating the owner and everything. she asked if it was something I was going to turn around and sell my self and I told her only if I fell on hard financial times and it was one of the last things I had left to sell
    I never thought I would ever see one of these outside PRGE but now I own one. blows my mind

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