They normally come in white with black stitching, but they were able to get me the inverse! They look great, and I got them in less than two weeks (and they shipped from Canada, too!). I highly recommend their shop, and thanks again to shootforthemoonmoonfor the recommendation!
Made a trip to Huntsville, Alabama this past weekend to see some friends and left my house super early so I could scope out a few game stores I had researched.
My first stop was Gamer’s Paradise in Madison, AL. It was a very small location in a strange looking strip mall that had a car audio garage next to it. The store was very neat and clean, the clerk was very polite, and they had some really awesome stuff for sale. They were really pricey though. When I say really pricey, I mean their prices were the same as the highest sold on eBay on most items. I checked a few games I needed for 32X and Sega CD, and they were actually much cheaper online. I didn’t buy anything from them, but it did have a good selection.
I also stopped at a very small store in Huntsville called Another Castle Classic Gaming, that just opened earlier this year. The guy working there was incredibly nice, and had lots of older games at very good prices. I bought a few Genesis titles from him, as well as some of the old Topps Nintendo Game Pack game cards. He really seems to have potential, and I will continue to check out this location.
The best stop I found on my trip was in the Madison Square Mall in Huntsville at the Game Galaxy / Retro Gamer. This was a combination retro gaming store as well as an arcade on the side. I found numerous good deals on games, and on top of the already great prices was given an additional discount for liking and sharing their Facebook page. Both the guys working there were super nice, and I conversed with them both about our respective collections for quite a while.
The arcade section was amazing. All games were set to free play, and you just bought a wristband at the counter for increments of thirty minutes or one hour, or you could opt for an all day pass. Thirty minutes was just enough time for me to finally beat Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker. I played that arcade game 20 years ago in a bowling alley on Charlotte Pike in Nashville (coincidentally where the Great Escape is now located), and have never seen it since. Now I was able to beat it for only $4. I played the console version quite a bit, but the arcade version never showed up in any other location I’d ever been to until now. They also had a Punisher arcade game that I remembered getting to play a few levels of a long time ago where you get to play as Punisher or Nick Fury, and the gameplay is a beat em up that feels a lot like Final Fight with a lot of blood and guns added in. Almost every game they had set up to play was an obscure and awesome game. This place is DEFINITELY worth a stop, and I am definitely going back soon just so I can beat a few more obscure cabinets.
I’ve run out of space to display figures, yet I continue to stockpile in anticipation for an upgrade to a much larger room (hopefully this year).
I look like a hoarder at this point.
It’s slim pickins out here in the Middle TN retro video game market. This is all I have to show for the past month’s hauls.
The sealed Masked Rider for Sega CD at only $4 was a pleasant surprise of a find. All the carts and Dreamcast games were $2-$3 each. Not much, but I’m over halfway to a 100% on all US Dreamcast games!
Well we went to Fanboy Expo, and about all we found was a box of these awesome Rad Dudes trading cards for $5.
Totally worth $20 a ticket and driving 6 hours. Not even joking.
Headed to Fanboy Expo in Knoxville!
Two big cons on back to back weekends. Not dressing out cause I’m kind of drained from the trip to Houston last week, but hope to get some good vintage game & figure finds.
Might even get a picture with Rowdy Roddy Piper, who knows!?
Our Fallout group was approached about being a part of a Comicpalooza Cosplay montage video. Here is the final result! We’re at the 2:28 mark.
This is a great summary of some of the awesome costumes we saw in Houston this past weekend.
Finally home from Comicpalooza (and the very unfortunate Galacticon event) in Houston, TX. It was certainly an awesomely large convention with some great vendors, guests, and costumes.
Time to recoup and decide whether or not I can make Fanboy Expo in Knoxville in just a few days.
Meanwhile, have another picture of our group (this time all professional ‘n stuff)!
Very surprised that (after mentioning our costumes where from Fallout) Michael Hogan remembered being the voice of the guy who starts you off in Fallout New Vegas.
Our Battlestar Galactica group!
We drove all the way from Nashville, TN for Galacticon & Comicpalooza!