Sunday, December 25, 2011

xmass and all its fun

Well I’m very much satisfied with this year it doesn’t look like much but I got allot more other than such items.  First off fallout 3 is epic I loved new Vegas and had to get 3 I need to get it to work without freezing so much though, I’ve yet to watch persona but have high hopes there’s not much special to this limited edition and it has oblong boxes but I’m not bothered, docs video game cart cleaning kit this is really a neat piece not worth much of anything but still really cool and functional and last but not least neo geo mvs shock boxes these are awesome they make mvs carts easy to store and look grand unfortunately they sent me the wrong case for metal slug as I requested 1 but got x which I believe is my own fault.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ys The Oath In Felghana Limited Edition




I just obtained this for about 30 but, I am a bit disappointed in Game Stop as we all are I can understand the display box on the floor being roughed up which is the one I ended up getting but there is a crack in the case of the unopened CD.  I always have problems when I buy things at this place but it’s tolerable considering the price.  This limited edition appears to be the second largest of the series and contains a CD and calendar which is interestingly stored it opens like a cassette case and folds over to turn into a stand I have yet to play the game but will as soon as I finish persona 2 and metal gear acid.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Shigenori Soejima Art Works 2004-2010



First off allow me to start by saying I am a huge fan of the Shin Megami Tensei series in particularly Persona ever since I first played the PSP remake in 2010.  So upon seeing this available for pre-order on rightstuf.com a few months ago I would be a fool to have not purchased it.

Upon receiving my copy I immediately opened it to find it about the size I expected but with far more content than I could have dreamed of for example the book contains art for Persona 3, Persona 3 Festival (FES), P3P and Persona 4 as I had expected being it was all I was aware he had done.  But to my surprise it also included art for Stella Deus and some other minor works plus to top it all off there is a full transcript of an interview with Soejima where he is quoted saying “This illustration represents the most faithful reproduction of the Aigis that I had originally imagined” which refers to the full version of the cover art of the book.

Over all this book is fantastic I love art and the SMT series and would suggest this to any fan of any of the 4 games in this book but, be warned this book is pricey as most art books are but it’s always good to remember buyer’s remorse is a horrible thing please consider your purchase before buying this.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Hello

My first post on this blog
Well I’m excited to see where this goes hopefully further than I hope luckily I have low expectations for everything most of the time.  So I guess I should say what it is I’m mostly going to be collecting and that is video games, movies, anime, manga, comics and if possible figures.  I intend on updating weekly probable with objects of interest, pick-ups and maybe some reviews.  And to wrap up this post I suppose ill lay down my guide lines for value of items going by this guide helps even out true values.

Books
  American comics: Rounded retail value (i.e. Simpsons Comics Beach Blanket Bongo - $15)
  Manga: $8 unless a non standard copy (i.e. Death Note Black Edition vol 1 - $15)
  Game guides: small - $5 large - $10 huge – rounded retail (i.e. Turok 3 guide - $5)
DVD/VHS
  DVD movies: $5 a piece unless specified otherwise (i.e. Airplane -  $5)
  Anime volumes: $10 a piece unless specified otherwise (i.e. Trigun vol 2 - $10)
  Anime movies: $20 a piece unless specified otherwise (i.e. Akira - $20)
  Box sets: Rounded retail value or current market value(i.e. NGE platinum tin collection - $200)
  VHS: Current market value(i.e. FF7 collectors video - $25)
Video games
  Systems: current market value (i.e. N64 black - $20)
  Games: $1-$15 unless specified otherwise (i.e. Majoras Mask CIB - $35)
  Arcades: what I pay for it or average value (i.e. Big Red Metal Slug dedication - $250)
  PCB: $75 unless specified otherwise (i.e. Black Tiger - $75)
Figures
  All: Retail Value unless stated otherwise (I don’t currently own any so I have no examples to give)