I was on my way back from Quebec and somehow managed to convince my wife that we should stop off at P Market Buy&Sell in Belleville Ontario. It was my first time visiting Peter’s store as Belleville isn’t exactly across the street. I must say I was rather impressed with not only all the cool retro video games, but also all the retro toys. Unfortunately he didn’t have any of the G1 Transformers that I need:(
He did however have 4 of the NES games that I need. One was a mint copy of Power Blade 2, however that came with a $600 price tag which is too rich for me at this point. I did score a copy of Nobunaga’s Ambition 2. The game itself is just okay, but it’s an uncommon cartridge and I was given a deal that I couldn’t pass on.
Treasure Master is not in any way a good game but what I thought was really cool was the MTV contest that occurred after the game’s release in 1991. Apparently the game was unbeatable… literally you could not access the last level! However at 12 o’clock noon on April 11th, 1992, MTV announced a code that would allow you access. If you completed the game before midnight of the same day, you were given a code that you called into a hotline and were awarded different prizes…. including a completion certificate! Imagine that in your portfolio!
I haven’t really been giving this blog much attention lately as I’ve been busy working on my two Instagram accounts. #Nintendojoe1985 is my NES account, and #Ultimate_Megatron is for my G1 Transformers collection if you wanted to check them out.
Last January my wife and I went to the Ontario Collectors Con in Mississauga and had heaps of fun! My only complain was that it was a little Star Wars heavy… I mean nearly every booth had Star Wars something or another. Don’t get me wrong… I love Star Wars (except The Last Jedi which is trash), but there were hundreds of other great toys too… and video games! Unfortunately while there were quite a few vendors selling NES games, there were none that I needed for my collection. This was a shame as many of the dealers had great prices. For example, Super Mario 3 went for $12 at one table which is a pretty good price for this game! In fact Super Mario 3 is my bench mark game. When I walk into a store or retro game show, I’ll look to see how SM3 is priced. If it’s priced well/fairly, then I’ll look a lot more closely at what the vendor is selling. If the price is too high, then I know not to really bother as his/her other games are probably over priced as well… this results in merely a quick skim of the merchandise. Alas there was nothing I needed. There was tons of Genesis games for sale, however the Sega Dude had them all so there is no news on that front.
What I did find was these two G1 Transformers that have eluded my collection all these years! This is Scoop and Needle Nose. The plastic is in great shape, however many of the decals have seen better days. Plus they are missing their weapons, and as they are both Target Masters that’s kind of a big deal… but at $15 for both it wasn’t really a big decision to make. The purchase also sparked an interest in Instagram so I’ve started two accounts. One is nintendojoe1985 which is obviously about my NES collection, and the other is ultimate_megatron which features my G1 Transformers. It’s not really that big a deal (other than since I was a little boy I wanted to be a Instagram influencer/sensation), however it allows me to relive the memories and gives new meaning to the games/toys.
A new NES game has been purchased, and should be on it’s way from the United States. If you thought Color a Dinosaur was good (it isn’t)… this one blows it out of the water! I’ll post about it when it arrives!
Sega Corner: I was over at the Sega Dude’s house the other day, and he showed me this game on his PS4. It looks amazing and I’ll have to give it a go some day!