Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 82!

This week we take a trip to the past. I bought some new/old toys that were a big part of my childhood. Let’s see what I got!

Virgil Tracy Thunderbirds Action Figure Doll (Matchbox)

I loved Thunderbirds growing up; I had all the VHS tapes and I would watch them whenever I could. I also owned most of the toys that were available at the time (including the Tracy Island set) and I loved them! I however stupidly sold them in my teenage years and I regret that decision till this day. A couple of weeks ago I found one of these dolls on eBay; complete and in the box for about €30 with shipping; not a bad price for a piece of my childhood. This doll will get a prominent place in my collection; probably right next to the dvd boxset.

Rocksteady; TMNT classics

Last week I got a bunch of TMNT stuff and this week I added this Rocksteady figure. I bought it on Amazon for €20 and I want to re-watch the classic cartoon every time I look at the packaging. This will go perfect with the Bebop action figure that I got last week!

What did you guys sell in the past that you now regret? Let me know in the comments!

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Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 73!

Only one purchase this week and it’s an Indie game! But there are so many Indie games so which one did I buy? Let’s find out!

Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) (PC)

I played this games YEARS ago (Maldita Castilla) when it was a free download and I loved it. It reminded me a lot of Ghouls and Ghosts; one of my favorite SNES games.  I recently found out that it was on Steam so when it went on sale I didn’t think twice before picking it up. It’s a great game for anyone who’s nostalgic for the good old SNES days!

What’s your favorite SNES game of all time? Let me know in the comments!

Weekly Pick-Ups: Week 54!

This week it’s all about consoles! I bought two new (well old really) consoles for my collection and I also bought some PS4 games on PSN.

Sega Dreamcast + VMU + Hydro Thunder

I owned a Dreamcast before (many many years ago) but I sold it because I wanted a new bike. About a week ago I saw a lot of posts celebrating the 17th anniversary of the release of the DC in North America and I decided it was time to get myself another Dreamcast. The set that I got includes everything you need to get started; the console, the controller, a vmu and a game. I chose Hydro Thunder for two reasons; the first is that it’s a fun game and the second one is that it was pretty cheap.

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Microsoft Xbox Sega GT 2002/Jet Set Radio Future set

My original Xbox broke and I needed a replacement. I found this one for a decent price and it’s in great condition. The box is a bit damaged but the set came with an extra controller which is always nice. Now I can continue to dominate the court in NBA Street 2!

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Killzone Shadow Fall and Air Conflicts Pacific Carriers (PS4)

Killzone was one of my favourite PS2 games but I didn’t really pay attention to any of the sequels because I switched to an Xbox 360 (I didn’t have the money to buy a 360 and a PS3). Now I go back to the series with Shadow Fall. I’ve read some good things about the game online so I don’t think that €9 is a bad price. Air Conflicts Pacific Carriers is one of my guilty pleasures. I love flying games but only the more arcade style games (Dogfight 1942, Blazing Angels, …) so this is right up my alley.

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What console did you own in the early 2000’s? A Playstation 2? An Xbox? Let me know in the comments!

Weekly pick-ups: Week 21

November is a huge month for game releases. Black Ops 3, Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront; they are all being released this month. I didn’t get my hands on any of the new releases (yet) but I did buy some other stuff. Are you curious to see what it is?

Arrow Season 2 (blu-ray)

Probably the best season of Arrow (season 4 has been fantastic so far; it has the potential to become the greatest season of Arrow). Deathstroke is a great villain and the addition of new characters like the White Canary make this season really enjoyable.

Arrow Season 2 and Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight (PS4)

8-bit indie games are really popular because they gave the older gamers a feeling of nostalgia. That’s why some of these 8-bit indie games are really bad; they focus a lot on hitting your ‘nostalgic feelings’ and not so much on the gameplay. Shovel Knight isn’t such a game. The game is super fun, gives you a great challenge and has a pretty cool soundtrack.

What’s your favorite 8-bit indie game? Let me know in the comments!