A New Challenger Approaches!

Collection Update

Recently, I was able to find a source that was assisting their father in selling his video game collection of 40 years. When they mentioned the size of the collection, I may have shed a tear or two. For privacy reasons, I will not disclose my source, but I will be buying from them multiple times in the future. So, why don’t we take a look at the goodies?

New Additions

What Is Next?

The SNES I acquired actually does not power on, so that is on the list to repair. Luckily, I have a few things I can do to narrow down the issue. My hunch is a bad fuse, which is an easy fix. However, I need to get my hands on a multimeter and a soldering iron. Plus, the Pokemon Special Edition Gameboy Color actually did not work originally. A battery had exploded, at one point, when it sat in the battery casing. So there was massive corrosion on the terminals and on the board. After a good cleaning, it worked like a charm. Only, the speaker was toast.

Despite the repairs that are needed, I was very please. Not pictured is another copy of Pokemon Blue I received and another Atomic Purple Gameboy Color. My goal is to probably resell/trade these in games to add to the collection. If you are interested, let me know!

Collection Update

So I wanted to give everyone an update on where the collection is at this point. I really started collecting Nintendo consoles and games at the beginning of March, coincidently as COVID-19 was just starting to consume our lives. Little did I know it would also assist in the further ballooning of “retro” games and console prices. Luckily for me, I was able to snag all but the Wii U and SNES last year for the Nintendo consoles. 

The next focus will be on the handhelds next, but I really want to get an SNES before those prices get worse than they already are. Additionally, I am trying to snag as many of the Pokemon games that I can. That is going to also be a challenge as most of them are raising in price literally by the day.

Apart from that, I did recently purchase the Stardew Valley Collector’s Edition for the Nintendo Switch and I plan to do a post about that unboxing. Plus, I do want to show people how easy it is to retrobrite older consoles that have yellowed over the years. There are plenty of ideas in the hopper for the collection related posts, but those will ramp up as the garage sale season starts. With being fully vaccinated by end of April and working from home, I can take full advantage of the sales around me. 

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If you know, or you yourself are looking to sell some of your older retro games, feel free to reach out to theretrodba@gmail.com!