New Stuff and a Pretty Awesome Find
Where does the time go?! We’re already in September, and the cooler weather is moving in. I had my last camping trip of the summer this past weekend, and I had one of my best friends visit me the weekend before. Before I knew it, almost two weeks had gone by without a single post.
So that’s the story. But in the time I was away, I managed to have a few items come my way.
Whether good or bad, I always love to get new NES games to add to the collection. In my opinion both of these are decent games. Stinger was given to me from my friend Mike. He was at a video game store, picked up two copies, and gave one to me. The boss at the end of the first stage is a giant slice of anthropomorphic watermelon! Mystery Quest was an Ebay find, nothing too special. I had this game when I was a kid, but I don’t remember much of it. The only thing that I specifically remembered, was that your health was referred to as “vitality”. It’s a little bit of a rip-off of a mario game, but it’s different enough to be enjoyable.
Not including shipping, I paid $2.05 for this 1992 April. Not bad. Not bad. The card is a little warped, but may be able to be fixed. It’s also unpunched. As you can see, this is a 5th anniversary figure(“New for ’92!”). Any time I can get a carded, old-school TMNT figure for a great price, I won’t pass it up.
And here is the most recent, but also, most awesome find.
This has to be one of my favorite finds ever! And I almost didn’t see it. I was at the “Red Barn”, and happened to catch it out of the corner of my eye when I was starting to leave. I grabbed and just could not believe it. It’s just one of those toys you don’t expect to find in the wild anymore. Voltron is a long time favorite of mine, but I was much more into the show when I was a kid. This was one of the toys that I always wanted, but never got(I do have one from ’97-’98). My friend Rob got it for me, and said it was the birthday gift he forgot to give me. What a guy!
The best part? The lions are in excellent shape! As you can see on the box, this is the blue and red lion set. We’ll take a closer look at these in the near future, but here’s this for now.