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April 1, 2005 8:42:58 PM

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For the megadrive,

Snow Bros, Pengo and Alien Soldier

For the neo geo,

Metal Slug.

Still, I live in hope.

What are other peoples' holy grails?

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Anonymous
April 1, 2005 8:42:59 PM

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"John" <junk@junk.com> wrote in news:D 2iqhi$d4u$1@perki.connect.com.au:

>
> For the megadrive,
>
> Snow Bros, Pengo and Alien Soldier
>
> For the neo geo,
>
> Metal Slug.
>
> Still, I live in hope.
>
> What are other peoples' holy grails?

Earthbound for NES
GoldenEye for VB (both protos)

On the realistic side, my next Holy Grail (having previously
gotten my last one, a complete Stack-Up) would be the NES Panesian
games.


--

Aaron J. Bossig

http://www.GodsLabRat.com
http://www.dvdverdict.com
Anonymous
April 1, 2005 8:42:59 PM

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In article <d2iqhi$d4u$1@perki.connect.com.au>, "John" <junk@junk.com>
wrote:

> What are other peoples' holy grails?

Tengen Tetris at a garage, thrift or flea for under $5.

jt
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April 1, 2005 8:42:59 PM

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jt august wrote:
> In article <d2iqhi$d4u$1@perki.connect.com.au>, "John"
<junk@junk.com>
> wrote:
>
> > What are other peoples' holy grails?
>
> Tengen Tetris at a garage, thrift or flea for under $5.

Did that, with manual. Found it as an ex-rental at a game store for $5
Cdn.

As primarily a Megadrive collector I still need to verify that Prince
of Persia 2 and Power Pigs came out in Europe. I'd like to find the
last Euro Megadrive game (Micro Machines Military) in complete form
(including all the paperwork), and maybe Fido Dido.

Other than that I have most of the harder to find PAL Megadrive stuff
(Tintin, Mega Man Wily Wars, Second Samurai) so my next goal is to be
getting things that almost never show up complete as they were at
retail. Off the top of my head Gunstar Heroes with the Fruit Roll up
intact, Comix Zone with the soundtrack CD, any of the EA releases that
had maps/posters that are required for the game (Starflight, Rings of
Power).
Anonymous
April 1, 2005 8:43:00 PM

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"jt august" <starsabre@att.net> wrote in message
news:starsabre-2520CD.09193601042005@netnews.worldnet.att.net...
> In article <d2iqhi$d4u$1@perki.connect.com.au>, "John" <junk@junk.com>
> wrote:
>
>> What are other peoples' holy grails?
>
> Tengen Tetris at a garage, thrift or flea for under $5.
>
That was one of my holy grails, and it rocked when I found it for 2 bucks at
a hit-or-miss thrift about a year ago.
It's one of the shining jewels in my NES crown, although it's not mega-rare.

What I'd really like to find is a Neo-Geo for under $25; I'd almost feel
guilty for making such a steal :) .
April 1, 2005 8:57:46 PM

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"Aaron J. Bossig" <linkvb06@SpammersWillBeExecuted.ptd.net> wrote in message
news:Xns962B12A54D18Clinkvb06SpammersWill@204.186.200.105...
> "John" <junk@junk.com> wrote in news:D 2iqhi$d4u$1@perki.connect.com.au:
>
>>
>> For the megadrive,
>>
>> Snow Bros, Pengo and Alien Soldier
>>
>> For the neo geo,
>>
>> Metal Slug.
>>
>> Still, I live in hope.
>>
>> What are other peoples' holy grails?
>
> Earthbound for NES
> GoldenEye for VB (both protos)
>
> On the realistic side, my next Holy Grail (having previously
> gotten my last one, a complete Stack-Up) would be the NES Panesian
> games.
>

That reminds me to ask, is there much collector market for the australian
H.E.S releases of NES games?
Anonymous
April 1, 2005 8:57:47 PM

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"John" <junk@junk.com> wrote in news:D 2irdb$djb$1@perki.connect.com.au:

>
>>
>
> That reminds me to ask, is there much collector market for the
> australian H.E.S releases of NES games?

Not that I've seen, but I'm sure it's only a matter of finding
the right person.

--

Aaron J. Bossig

http://www.GodsLabRat.com
http://www.dvdverdict.com
Anonymous
April 2, 2005 4:04:05 AM

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In article <g8adnUW-caT3SNDfRVn-sQ@comcast.com>,
"Luis Vasquez" <jose.vasquez1@comcast.net> wrote:

> What I'd really like to find is a Neo-Geo for under $25; I'd almost feel
> guilty for making such a steal :) .

NOT!
Anonymous
April 2, 2005 4:05:05 AM

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In article <1112377355.338931.28880@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com>,
rob_ocelot@hotmail.com wrote:

> > Tengen Tetris at a garage, thrift or flea for under $5.
>
> Did that, with manual. Found it as an ex-rental at a game store for $5
> Cdn.

BTW: I already have the manual (25 cents at a garage sale, but the game
was long gone).

jt
Anonymous
April 2, 2005 8:40:16 AM

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On Sat, 02 Apr 2005 00:04:05 GMT, jt august <starsabre@att.net> wrote:

>In article <g8adnUW-caT3SNDfRVn-sQ@comcast.com>,
> "Luis Vasquez" <jose.vasquez1@comcast.net> wrote:
>
>> What I'd really like to find is a Neo-Geo for under $25; I'd almost feel
>> guilty for making such a steal :) .
>
>NOT!

I agree: when I found my Vectrex for $20 + a bunch of games, including
the 3D & Lightpen (but no visor, sigh) for 1$ each, I did not feel
guilty at all : ).

Simon
Anonymous
April 2, 2005 6:28:09 PM

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In article <gf8s41d9is4bfo4bj66nheu6kgpmh9vghs@4ax.com>,
Didimo <didimo@SPAMMATUAMAMMAsbcglobal.net> wrote:

> I agree: when I found my Vectrex for $20 + a bunch of games, including
> the 3D & Lightpen (but no visor, sigh) for 1$ each, I did not feel
> guilty at all : ).

You must not live in StL, because of the only a few Veccies located
around here, I'm sure almost all of them are import from elsewhere
(KCMO, east coast, Goin' back to Cali). I think one had been bought
locally (and unfortuantely, I did not find any of these in the wild).

jt
Anonymous
April 3, 2005 4:46:36 AM

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Hey. Where do you live, I believe a used video game/import video game
store near where I live may have a copy of Neo Geo Metal Slug 1. I'd
have to recheck. I do know that they do ship items to people.

Robert Klemic
Anonymous
April 3, 2005 11:38:28 AM

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In article <grjt41l2uj13a7bb7etq64n9skt8tlkrbo@4ax.com>,
Didimo <didimo@SPAMMATUAMAMMAsbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Actually, I do live in St. Louis! Central West End, BTW, work at SLU.
> But my Vctx find dates back to... ohmy, six years ago, when I was
> still living in Connecticut.

As I said, most locally seen veccies are imports.

> Here in the STL area, instead, besides the Famicom + Disk System & 2
> games at the Game Trader last year and a few rare SegaCD, 32X, 3D0,
> Turbographx and Intellivision @ Slackers, it pretty much feels like a
> collector's desert.

Up until about the time I moved from my apt. to my house, StL was sweet,
save for Veccies and Neo-Geos. Back in the day, there were several
stores that brought the rarest of the rare to the streets when they were
new. Instant Replay, AVC and Back to Basics were Atari, Inty and CV
havens. Doy TV brought everything Odyssey except Power Lords. Styx,
Baer and Fuller helped with the O^2 until around the time of the MS
Series games, but Sears stepped in, as did Roger Hornsby for a short
window of time. Gene Love TV brought the Stu2 and later the CDi.
Software Etc and Babbages were originators and kingpins for 3DO. And
many local (and now defunct) video clubs also sold NES games such that
all but Panesian were easily accessed. Strangely, I cannot tell you
where SMS's were sold, but the supply of CIB SMS carts was nearly
boundless.

> Incidentally, I was also quickly informed that it
> would be pointless to cruise thrifts and fleas because SumGuy (you? :
> )] would runsack them on a regular basis :) 

Thrifts dried up when the post printed an article on how some games were
pulling big bux on ePay. That spawned several sumguys, including one
bastard I only knew as the Fat Man. He would badger garage sellers in
No. county and NW county into selling him the good stuff cheap, and the
bastard could move, frequently beating me to many a potential find. But
he seems to have dropped off the radar in the last year, as I have found
occasional finds that I have passed on at one particular thrift has sat
untouched for up to a few weeks. But I know the employees at this one,
and they let me know whenever anything hits the shelf, and if I messed
it, they frequently can tell me by description who bought it. A recent
package of a loose 4-sw with 50 carts (OC, C and U with one boarderline
R, all of which I already have) plus a CIB Stunt Cycle missing the
battery cover and with damage to the battery neg terminal spring sold
for $175, and the guy buying it was giggling about how he was going to
sell it for a profit on eBay (which I seriously doubt he can). But that
package sat on the secured display shelf for almost three months before
he bought it. These days, Unique gets so little it makes me almost want
to cry.

> Well, I already got most of my Holy Grails in CT or back home in
> Italy, and in France... Ah, and I almost forgot: STL did give me a
> most sought-after Arcadia 2001 + games at a very reasonable price...
> And an extra Radiant Silvergun for SS for just $15 4 years ago : ).

There are still treasures to be found, but it takes
persistence and getting out early every saturday. and getting lucky
enough to go to the right part of town to stumble on it.

jt
April 4, 2005 2:01:13 PM

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"Lordgoober" <rklemic@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Hey. Where do you live, I believe a used video game/import video game
> store near where I live may have a copy of Neo Geo Metal Slug 1. I'd
> have to recheck. I do know that they do ship items to people.
>
> Robert Klemic
>

I'm in australia, but I'd pay postage. drop me a line at
jfairhall@<$MAILPROVIDER>.com

where $MAILPROVIDER=hotmail
Anonymous
April 5, 2005 1:25:08 PM

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> retail. Off the top of my head Gunstar Heroes with the Fruit Roll up
> intact,

Hahaha that fruit roll-up stayed un-molested in my copy for at least a
year before I got too hungry. :) 

= numsix
= http://www.villagebbs.com
Anonymous
April 6, 2005 11:11:47 PM

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>What are other peoples' holy grails?

These days, I would be quite happy to find a working 5200, with a
working stick and a copy of Dreadnought Factor.

To make it truly miraculous, score a 5200 Wico stick with keypad.
Woohoo!
!