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    Default I'm a horrible curator. What has gone "missing" from your collection?

    My son has been wanting to play Star Wars Battlefront on PS2, so I finally got it out and hooked everything up only to find I no longer have any Dual Shock 2 controllers. "No big deal," I think, since they are barely different from the DS1, of which I have about 20. Only to find out Battlefront requires the DS2. I've looked just about everywhere, and the only thing I can think is that I included DS2s whenever I sold extra PS2s and didn't notice, since I wasn't actively playing anything PS2 at the time.

    I suspect I've done similar with N64 Goldeneye and NES Metroid (gray), Fester's Quest, and a couple others. There have been other items that have been so thoroughly misplaced that I've been shocked to discover them long after I'd written them off. Mario Paint is a good example there, as I needed to test an extra mouse, but couldn't find the game at all. Just found it in a box of misc. stuff that I had no memory of at all. I blame cleaning up, never a good idea cause I can never find anything after.

    So what items from your collection have gone "missing" in one way or another?



    I did a little (very little) looking, and didn't see this topic covered anywhere, but point me there if you know of it.

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    My collection is almost entirely united in one place now, but I used to have a heck of a time trying to remember if something was at my home or at my mom's house on the opposite end of the country. One time I had convinced myself that my brother-in-law had borrowed a game only to discover later that it was at my mom's all along.

    One thing that's still eluding me is my Drill Dozer box. I got a nice huge CD tower a while ago, and I loaded it up with everything with similar dimensions, including my boxed Virtual Boy, GBC, and GBA games. But I still haven't been able to get Drill Dozer on there. I know it's not permanently gone or anything, but it's probably inside another box, buried in a closet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie2B View Post
    One thing that's still eluding me is my Drill Dozer box.
    You've gotta be kidding me...
    I had a quick thought at this thread and was like "eh, no I've never lost anything."
    I've had a couple items stolen over the years, and maybe twice I've discovered that I have a duplicate of something that I'd forgotten about.
    At least since the mid-00s I've maintained a spreadsheet inventory of my collection and I've kept items in storage well grouped and labeled.

    But you reminded me, the one thing I've lost - and which I've thoroughly looked for - unpacking boxes and resorting things etc on a number of occasions, but have no idea where it went...
    ...is my Drill Dozer cart. I haven't seen it in at least a handful of years.
    So I have the box and manual, mint. I can't give em up though as I'm sure the cart will appear someday, like in a box of 5200 games or somewhere completely nonsensical.

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    All of Killer Instinct except 'Killer Cuts'

    Mega Man X2 that I was given for my birthday in whatever year it released (sad face)

    video game bead sprites I made.

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    Hah, to continue the coincidental back-and-forth of this topic, I just remembered that I used to have no part of Killer Instinct except for Killer Cuts, but I have no idea what happened to that CD. However, sometime in the 00s, there were a whole bunch of sealed copies of Killer Instinct sold on eBay for dirt cheap, so I got another copy of Killer Cuts, plus everything else with it, that way. In all the years since, the first copy of Killer Cuts still hasn't reemerged.

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    I have shit all over the house in different rooms. I occasionally forget that I own a certain game because I forgot which box/room it's in.
    "The myth of a fair universe is the wishful thinking of a people struggling to justify their belief in a God they know isn't real. Life is cruel and we're alone. Who wants chocolate milk?" - Dana Gould

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    One thing that comes to mibd is that I had a Tomy Stereo 3D game called "Planet Xeon". The game kinda looked like a pair of binoculars, but the front was curved like the bow of a boat. A white piece of plastic was on top that let light in to allow you to see. It was a neat 3D effect and it was a challenging game.

    I packed it away but afterwards I couldn't find it. No idea what happened to it.

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    I haven't been able to find my Super Video Arcade (aka Sears Inellivision) since before I moved into the house before the one I am in now. so that's like 10 years?
    the voice module should be with it as well. And I cant remember if the Colecovision is with it or if I sold that before I moved

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    Off the top of my head I lost my circle of the moon for gba. Only logical conclusion I can think is that because of the very small size of gba carts, it fell off a table and then was just swept up with debris on the floor one day.



    Other than that I had like 5 opportunities to take a few lose nes games, controllers, odds and ends from my parents house over the past ten years and sure enough my mom got rid of the stuff. I donít really blame her and almost everything I had left there were commons or doubles.

    I guess some lucky person got a nice goodwill find one day.

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