Sonic Jam acquired!
Only 11 more US titles to have them all.
I’ve had a few folks ask about what titles I’m needing and why to have a complete US Sega Saturn collection.
The titles I’m currently needing:
1. Albert Odyssey
3. Burning Rangers
4. Contra: Legacy of War
5. Dragon Force
6. House of the Dead
7. Magic Knight Rayearth
8. Megaman 8
9. Sega Ages
10. Shining Force 3
11. Shining Wisdom
12. Sonic Jam
The why is simple: they are all hella expensive. Some weren’t a year ago, but are now. I am on a budget, and try to get the best deals possible, while still getting mint, complete games. I’m constantly watching eBay and all other good online sources, as well as all my local vendors, for a good deal to come about. Any leads or offers are greatly appreciated.
Thanks to everyone who has sent in messages asking, and a colossal thanks to anyone who can help me out completing this collection!
Excellent Sega Saturn pullout ad showcasing a hot lineup!
Still love seeing these. I remember these from the old Sega Visions I had.
An updated pic of the Sega Saturn & CD collection!
Earthworm Jim is valiantly protecting the space that will be taken up by the final 12 Saturn games needed to have all the US titles.
CD-32x is complete, but regular Sega CD is only about halfway to completion.
Only 12 more titles needed to have all the US Sega Saturn releases!
Street Fighter Collection also makes the 1,500 games mark for my collection!
Mail day! Sega Saturn Derby edition only 20,000 made. These are so awesome! I am in love.
Leave it to psigamer to show me something I don’t have and post pictures that make me want it really badly!
This showed up on eBay today, and is actually a decent deal.
If I wasn’t halfway there already, I would consider it!
Mail day today! Got this from my bro over at http://www.vivalassegas.com/ he was having a contest for a free Vectorman, he also through in the other 2 games for free as a surprise. Nothing better than getting something in the mail and to find extra stuff in there. Thanks man!
Congrats to PSIGamer! He posts some awesome pictures, stories, and articles, and was lucky enough to have won the giveaway for the Vectorman game (plus some extras!). Check out his blog if you are into retro gaming!
You would be the most bad ass person if you walked around wearing this!
Holy crap! Mezco made an awesome Earthworm Jim figure! Got the last one that Toys ‘R’ Us had. Pretty basic figure, but I didn’t think twice at the $14.99 to have a nice EWJ figure. He stands really firmly too, to have such small feet. Definitely a quality product.
The winner of the third of many SEGA game giveaways from Viva Las Segas is…
Tumblr user psigamer!!!
(Drawing was based on a random selection spreadsheet formula).
Please message me your information and I can get your Vectorman game forSega Genesis on its way! Congrats on your winning, and I hope you enjoy the game!
Check back later for the next game giveaway info! Be sure to follow now in order to get ahead in the running for the next Viva Las Segas game giveaway!
Sorry that this announcement came later than expected. Tumblr was down all morning after I drew the winner, and I went out for the day and just got to where I could post. Now it’s time for some Borderlands 2.
It’s been long enough, and since buying this huge game collection I have way too much sitting around that I don’t need…
Time for another Viva Las Segas Free Sega Game Giveaway!
Enter between now and 12:00 pm noon CST on Saturday, October 6, 2012 and I will announce the winner at 2:00 pm CST that same day!
- A complete Vectorman for the Sega Genesis (US)! Plus whatever bonus stuff I decide to throw in (and believe me, I will)!
- The game is complete with all original case, manual, and working cartridge. All of it is in pretty darn good condition.
- Must be a Tumblr follower!
- Reblogs on Tumblr (max of 5) each count as an entry.
- Following @VivaLasSegas on Twitter and re-tweeting count as one entry together. (also put your Tumblr user name in the Tweet)
- Liking www.facebook.com/vivalassegas on Facebook counts as an entry (Make sure you can be identified by your Tumblr user name on Facebook).
- Must be willing to share your shipping address with me (I won’t give it out) without fear of my knocking at your door wanting you to play video games with me. Your information WILL BE SAFE!
- Open to residents WORLDWIDE!
- Winner will chosen using a weighted random picker generator that counts all reblogs, tweets, etc.
- Winner will be announced and contacted via Tumblr at around 2:00 pm CST on Saturday, October 6, 2012.
- IF you take a picture of you with your prize and post in on any/all of your Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook, and tag Viva Las Segas in it, I will feature the picture on vivalassegas.com!
- Because I love Sega games, and want to share that love. No strings attached. No additional spam. No selling information. No scam, this just a giveaway for the hell of it. Because I’m that darn nice, and I’d rather give my extra games to someone that would appreciate them than sell them on eBay or trade them in somewhere.
Be sure to tell your Sega (or any gaming) stories, share your collection pictures, or just talk about your favorite Sega game, and tag it #vivalassegas !!!
About a week ago I got a Facebook message from an old friend from high school. It was a short note about how he’d seen my blog and knew I collected games, and thought maybe I would be interested in buying some games his parent’s had from their old video store. He said there was quite a bit, and he didn’t want to break it up, just one lump sum for everything. I told him that was no problem, just let me know where to look at it.
A few days later I get another message asking for my e-mail address, that he had a picture of the games he had for sale. I gave him my e-mail without knowing what to expect. I got the first picture (the one on the dining table) along with a list of the games, boxes, and manuals included in my e-mail this past Tuesday while visiting my parents.
Needless to say when I saw the magnitude of what he had, I flipped. I was like a little kid who saw the commercial for the toy he’s always wanted for the first time, and Christmas was just a few days away. I contemplated many things: ”How much does he want for it? Could I even afford it? What condition are they in?” I quickly e-mailed him back and asked to look before making an offer, because I’m a skeptic.
I’m so skeptical that I go in a downward spiral of doubt. I went from excited to “I bet they are all in crap condition”. I try not to build things up so that I don’t get too let down. I didn’t hear back from him for a couple of days, which worried me even more that maybe he thought they weren’t in good condition, or if they were, he would sell them off somewhere else.
By about Thursday I gave up, I’d sent another e-mail the day prior and gotten no response. I figured something had come up and I had somehow missed my chance. Then I got an e-mail right after I got home from work saying that he’d be home all evening if I wanted to come over then.
Come to find out the guy, Nathan, lives about 2 minutes down the road from me, but I drove at a speed that made it only about 30 seconds. As I pulled up, he met me outside, and we walked into his dining room where everything look just like it did in the picture.
I froze. I honestly don’t remember thinking anything except, “I must have this. I must have this all now.” The first individual game I noticed was “Night Trap” for the Sega CD. Then “Final Fight CD”. ”Time Gal”. All in boxes. All… shrink-wrapped?
I asked him what the deal was with it all, and he said that when they had their store and they got new games in, they would immediately open up the box, remove the game and manual, and shrink-wrap the box back to go on display. So that meant every game box I saw was empty, had been shrink-wrapped back immediately after opening, and had been completely protected for over 20 years.
The condition of all the boxes was absolutely remarkable. They (almost) all looked brand new. Then there were the stacks upon stacks of games in their old rental cases. Let’s just say that kids in Fairview, TN took care of their rented games. Every game looked brand new and the only rental stickers are put in places that are easy to remove. This was a dream come true. Over 300 total items. Then he said, “Oh yeah, we found the Super Scope the other day too” and set it with everything else. Mint condition all the way.
I stare for a moment, and finally ask “How much are you WANTING to get for all this?” This is my normal approach to any lot, because while I am looking to get a deal (if I wasn’t I would just buy everything on eBay), but I also don’t want someone offended by an offer they feel is too low. He told me he had figured out how much per game and such, I did some calculating to see about what he wanted, and we quickly settled on a price with no problem whatsoever. It was a DEAL!
Then came the part I hadn’t thought about: How do I load this in my car. I drove my wife’s hardtop convertible, which has a really small back seat and trunk. His family and I spent the next 10 minutes or so packing everything into boxes, bags, and whatever we could find. It took up the entire trunk and front seat, with a little bit having to go in the back seat. I’ve never driven so carefully in my whole life.
I got home and put it all into my game room, and began sorting. I’m still sorting. When I go home from work today, I will continue to sort everything out and try to size it up. I am finding things that are very rare, and some that aren’t. Needless to say I got the deal of a lifetime, and I will have a very enjoyable weekend.
Something to note was that in the lot was the NES copy of “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”. I’ve purchased the game since my childhood, but every time I would go to the Budget Video in Fairview, I would rent that game. Probably rented it 3 times during my childhood. Never got the game for a birthday or Christmas though. Now I own the exact copy of the game that stood as a symbol of a good report card or other milestone achieved as a kid. I sat and looked at that copy of Temple of Doom for a good 5 minutes last night. It’s amazing how something like that can take you back and bring up so many memories.