Thrisft Store Junkie #8

Score! I finally own a Super Nintendo! I own 5 Sega Genesis systems but for whatever reason I had always had a hard time coming across a nice looking Super Nintendo. Over the summer I came across a very yellowed SNES at a flea market and almost dropped $35.00 on it. I’m glad I decided against that because about a month ago my Mom came to my house with a box and told me she paid $5.00 for the whole thing. She knew I had been looking for a SNES for a very long time. I opened the box and it contained not only an SNES but also the following games:
NHL 95, Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Super Street Fighter 2, Earthworm Jim, Earthworm Jim 2, Maximum Carnage, Super Mario All Stars + World and Blackthorn.

I hooked up the SNES right away and it worked flawlessly! It also looked better than my Wii hooked up to my HDTV (I have Mario All-Stars for Wii and for whatever reason it has black bars on either side of the play area, on SNES it doesn’t do this it just stretches out. I don’t get why the Wii disk version of Mario All-Stars does this since the Virtual Console games don’t do this).

Two weekends ago I also picked up the following at the Delaware County Community College flea market:

I paid $1.00 for Rise of the Silver Surfer and the 3rd Lord of the Rings film (It was the only one out of the trilogy I didn’t yet own). Ridge Racer 5 for PS2 was also $1.00 and I paid $2.00 each for Civil War and Battlefield 2 for Xbox 360.
I also came across a copy of The Big Book of Hell by Matt Groening. I paid $2.00 for this and it was absolutely worth it, I love Groening’s older stuff(before Simpsons).

We just had our first snow on Oct 29th here in PA and I doubt there will be anymore yard sales or flea markets to go to so I’m not sure when the next time I will be able to update the Thrift Store Junkie portion of this blog. Oh well, till next time.


Thrift Store Junkie # 7

I have been focusing on my art blogs a ton recently( and I also have a huge illustration project that I am working on for a client. But that doesn’t mean that on the weekends I haven’t still been looking for video games and retro finds. My first find which I happened upon about 4 or 5 weekends ago was the best find I have ever come across. I went to a yard sale at a very large and very expensive house. In my experience these are usually the worst places to find deals, yet this time I found the best deal I ever came across. When I walked towards the sale the people running it said “Everything is Free!” What?! I had to make sure I heard correctly and again they said “Everything is Free!” I got a few books and my parents got a lamp and a few other odds and ends, but the best thing I got was this box…

Gameboy Games: The Emperors New Groove, Rocketfuel, Buzz Lightyear, Demon Driver and Midway Arcade Hits

PS2 Games: Destroy All Humans!, Jax 3,, Jax and Dexter, Ratchet and Clank, Ninja Assault, Ace Combat 5, Eragon, Tiger Woods 2005, X-Men, Okami

Wii Games: Rayman Raving Rabids TV Party

Gamecube Games: Shadow the Hedgehog

PSP Games: Spongebob Squarepants, Star Wars Battlefront Elite Squadron, Star Wars The Clone Wars

Movie: Xmen Last Stand

PS1 Games: Spongebob Squarepants: Supersponge, Spyro, Spyro 2, Crash Bandicoot 2, Tiny Toons Adventures

I also picked up a Wavebird for Gamecube, Metal Gear Solid for PS1, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Mortal Kombat Mythologies and Quake for N64 at my local Goodwill. I also got Castlevania Harmony of D and Legend of Zelda A link to the Past for Gameboy Advance.