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Pickups – Jun 24, 2016

Pickups for the day of garage sale hunting, and I got 2 packages in the mail today.

Iphone 3GS for $1.00 (Untested)

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Lego BrickMaster Volume 1 $0.50
Lego BrickMaster Special Edition 1.3 $0.50
Tiger Electronic Baseball $0.25
Tiger Electronic Beetlejuice $0.50
Tiger Electronic Dirt Track Go Karting $0.25
Simpsons Hit & Run (PC) $0.50
South Park – Chef Aid: The South Park Album (Audio CD, No Booklet $0.50

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Lego Bionicle Toys R Us Case $0.50
Lego Star Wars Character Encyclopedia Book (No Figure) $1.00
Lego Star Wars The Visual Dictionary Book (With Figure) $1.00

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Art Of Fighting 2 (Neo Geo MVS) $25 Shipped

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1984 Imperial Toys Two-Headed Dragon $0.75
Brontosaur $0.25

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Paid $10.00 Shipped for all these
Towering Inferno/Volcano
Eve: Of Destruction
Buckaroo Banzai
Welcome to the Space Show

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Fundamentals of Electric Circuits $1.00
Microelectronic Circuits 5th Edition $1.00

All the following books was $6.00 for all.
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Forgotten Realms (paperbacks)
Exile – Book Two – The Dark Elf Trilogy
Sojourn – Book Three – The Dark Elf Trilogy
The Halfing’s Gem – Book Three The Icewind Dale Trilogy
The Wyvern’s Spur – Book Two The Finder’s Stone Trilogy
Song of the Saurials – Book Three The Finder’s Stone Trilogy
Darkwell – Book Three The Moonshae Trilogy
Darkwalker on Moonshae

DragonLance (Hard Covers)
The Second Generation
Dragons of Summer Flame

DragonLance (paperbacks)
The War of the Lance – Tales II Trilogy -Volume 3
The Kinslayer Wars – The Elven Nation’s Trilogy Volume Two
The Magic of Krynn – Tales Volume 1
Test of the Twins – Legends Volume 3
Dragons of Winter Night – Chronicles Volume 2
Dragons of Spring Dawning – Chronicles Volume 3
The Legend of Huma – Heroes Vol One
Weasel’s Luck – Heroes Vol Three
The Gates of Thorbadin – Heroes II Vol Two
Darkness & Light – Preludes Volume One
Brothers Majere – Preludes Volume Three
Riverwind the Plainsman – Preludes II Volume One

Star Trek (Paperback)
Star Trek The Generation – A Fury Scorned (Pocket Books)

Terry Brooks (Del Rey Books) (Paperbacks)
The Elfstones of Shannara
The Druids of Shannara – Book Two of the Heritage of Shannara
The Elf Queen of Shannara – Book Three of the Heritage of Shannara
The Magic Kingdom For Sale/Sold

Terry Brooks (Del Rey Books) (Hard Covers)
Wizard At Large – Book Three The Magic Kingdom of Landover (HC)

Wheel of Time
The Great Hunt – Book Two of The Wheel of Time (paperbacks)
The Dragon Reborn – Book Three of The Wheel of Time (Hard Cover)

Neo Geo games on Humble Bundle

Just paid $10 for all these Neo Geo games (playable on Steam), will have to do for now until I can afford the real carts

update: Looks like only are on steam are
BASEBALL STARS 2
METAL SLUG
METAL SLUG 2
METAL SLUG 3
METAL SLUG X
SHOCK TROOPERS
KING OF FIGHTERS ’98 ULTIMATE MATCH FINAL EDITION
KING OF FIGHTERS 2002 UNLIMITED MATCH
TWINKLE STAR SPRITES

Update: Looks like these are emulator single games and includes the game zip file of roms.
ART OF FIGHTING 2
BLAZING STAR
FATAL FURY SPECIAL
GAROU: MARK OF THE WOLVES
IRONCLAD
KING OF FIGHTERS 2000
KING OF FIGHTERS 2002
KING OF THE MONSTERS
NEO TURF MASTERS
PULSTAR
REAL BOUT FATAL FURY 2: THE NEWCOMERS
SAMURAI SHODOWN II
SAMURAI SHODOWN V SPECIAL
SENGOKU 3
SQUAD SHOCK TROOPERS: 2nd SQUAD
THE LAST BLADE

(soundtrack) Neo Geo 25th Anniversary Soundtrack

https://www.humblebundle.com/neo-geo-encore

Skylanders Skystones Cards

So I found out that General Mills packaged 4 decks of skystones cards in boxes of cereal back in 2015. I have 1 of the 4 decks released.

The 4 Released Decks are:
Krypt King Skystones Deck
Snap Shot Skystones Deck
Wallop Skystones Deck
Wildfire Skystones Deck

Krypt King Skystones Deck:
Collection Vault Unlock Code: chompkrank
x1 Card Coin (Red/Blue)
x1 Instruction Rules Card
Arkeyan Sniper
Tae Kwon Crow
Buzzer Beak
Drow Lance Master
Dr Krankcase
Bruiser Cruiser
Goliath Drow
Chompy
Chompy Mage
D Riveter

Snap Shot Skystones Deck:
Collection Vault Unlock Code: dreamwolfg
x1 Card Coin (Red/Blue)
x1 Instruction Rules Card

Wallop Skystones Deck:
Collection Vault Unlock Code: gulperjack
x1 Card Coin (Red/Blue)
x1 Instruction Rules Card

Wildfire Skystones Deck:
Collection Vault Unlock Code: goldqnkaos
x1 Card Coin (Red/Blue)
x1 Instruction Rules Card

List of V.Tech V.Smile games

Here is a quick list of all the games i know of for the V.tech V.Smile games

Alphabet Park Adventure
Alphabet Park Adventure (Different label)
Aladdin’s Wonders of The World
Apprenti’ Pilote
Barney’s Land of Make Believe
Bert & Ernie’s Imagination Adventure
Blue’s Clues Collection Day
Bob the Builder: Bob’s Busy Day
Care Bears: A Lesson in Caring
Cars
Cinderella: Cinderella’s Magic Wishes
Cranium: Partyland Park
Disney Fairies – Tinker Bell
Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Fix-It Adventure
Elmo’s World: Elmo’s Big Discoveries
Finding Nemo: Nemo’s Ocean Discoveries
Go Diego Go: Save the Animal Families!
Jammin Gym Class
Learnin’ Wheels
Lil’ Bratz: Friends, Fashion and Fun
Mickey Mouse: Mickey’s Magical Adventure
Mission Pilote
Noddy: Detective For a Day
Ratatouille
Scooby-Doo! Funland Frenzy
Sesame Street Imagination Adventure
Shrek the Third: Arthur’s School Day Adventure
Shrek: Dragon’s Tale
Soccer Challenge
Spider-Man & Friends: Secret Mission
Spider-man & Friends: Where is Hulk?
SpiderMan & Friends II: Doc Ock’s Challenge
SpongeBob SquarePants: A Day in the Life of a Sponge
Superman the Greatest Hero
The Adventures of Little Red Riding Hood
The Backyardigans: Viking Voyage
The Batman: Gotham City Rescue
The Lion King: Simba’s Big Adventure
The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Majestic Journey
The Wiggles: It’s Wiggle Time!
Thomas & Friends: Engines Working Together
Toy Story 2: Operation: Rescue Woody!
Up!
Wall.E
Whiz Kid Wheels
Winnie the Pooh: The Honey Hunt
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!
Zayzoo: My Alien Classmate
Zayzoo: An Earth Adventure

Freebie Pickups – Jun 17, 2016

Was given some free games today!

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Lego Technic Create ‘N’ Race Master Builders book
Brady Games Secret Codes 2005 Vol 2

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Playstation 2 (fat) system
Controller (x2)
AV Cable
Power Cable
Network Adapter

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Namco Arcade (No Label) (NDS)
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody – Tipton Trouble (NDS)
ATV Quad Frenzy (NDS)
Jam Sessions (NDS)
Cabela’s Big Game Hunter (Disc Only) (PS2)
NCAA 06 Football (Disc Only) (PS2)
MVP 06 NCAA Baseball (Disc Only) (PS2)
Strike Force Bowling (CIB) (PS2)
Madden NFL 08 (CIB) (PS2)
Rapala Pro Fishing (CIB) (PS2)
Disney’s Treasure Planet (CIB) (PS2)
NHL 08 (CIB) (PS2)
Pinball Hall of Fame – The Gottlieb Collection (CIB) (PS2)

Pickups – Jun 17, 2016

Went to a few garage sales today and found some more games for the collection.
All the games marked with a * was part of a bundle for around $15

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Dancing with the stars We Dance! (Wii)*
We Ski (Wii)*
Petz Dogs 2 (Wii) $1.00

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Eyetoy Grove (PS2)*
Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova (PS2)*
Dog’s Life (PS2)*
In the groove (PS2)*
Karaoke Revolution (PS2)*
Dance Dance Revolution Extreme 2 (PS2)*

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Cat in the Hat (PS2)*
Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (PS2)*
The Haunted Mansion (PS2)*
Fairly Odd Parents – Breakin’ Da Rules (PS2)*
Wheel of Fortune (PS2)*
Family Guy Video game (PS2)*
Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer (PS2)*
Spongebob Squarepants Supersponge (PS1)*

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Skylanders Giants figure poster $0.25
Skylanders Keychain (x2) $0.25 each
Skylanders Skystones – Krypt King Deck $0.25

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Skylanders Giants Figure Bag $5

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G.I. Joe The Real American Hero – Season 1.1 DVD Set $2.00
Eyeclops Jakks Pacific Night Vision $1.00
M.A.S.K. Hurricane vehicle $0.25

Do you have to collect them all?

I recently seen a few posts online about if you have to collect every single game and versions to be seen as a serious collector, or if just going for the ones you enjoy is fine?

The way I look at it is simple, There are multiple tiers of collectors such as

All Games released
All Genre Games released
All Sub-section (Big Box, special edition, etc)
All Games released by Company
All Games that you enjoyed on the system

just set the goal you want and then enjoy your collection goal when reached. Ignore the haters, praise the rest. Not every collector is an asshole, or out to rip everyone off. Collectors do usually scoop up all the deals you find online and locally, but many of them also only grab the games they need and leave the rest for someone else to find.

Purchased a Infrared Thermometer

Decided to finally buy a Infrared Thermometer to help figure out if stuff is getting too hot while trying to figure out what is the problem on the systems such as chips, graphics chips, etc.

“Non-Contact IR Laser Temperature Gun Infared Digital Thermometer Sight Handheld”
Ebay PRICE: US $11.29

Specifications:
Temperature range: -50 ~ 380℃ (-58~626℉)
Accuracy: ±1.5% or ±1.5℃
Repeatability: ±1% or ±1℃
Distance Spot Ratio: 12:1
Emissivity: 0.95 preset
Resolution: 0.1℃/0.1℉
Response Time: 500ms
Wavelength: 8-14μm
Power supply: 1.5V AAA battery x 2PCS (Not included)
Dimension: 153*101*43mm
Color: Black + Orange
℃/℉ Selection
Data Hold function
Laser Target Pointer ON/OFF selection
Backlight ON/OFF selection
Auto Power Shut Off in 7 seconds without any operation
Package includes:
1 x Infrared Digital Thermometer
1 x User Manual

Manufacturer website

Pickups June 4, 2016

Found a bag of games at a garage sale, all these games for $10 total.

3DS
Super Mario 3D Land

DS
Kirby: Super Star Ultra
Kirby Mass Attack
Need For Speed Carbon: Own The City
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night
Crash of the Titans
Custom Robo Arena
Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
Mario kart DS
Puzzler Collection
Smart Boy’s Winter Wonderland
Spectrobes

Game Boy (DMG)
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Dr Mario

Game Boy Advance
Yu Yu Hakusho: Spirit Detective
Crash Bandicoot N-Tranced
Sponge Bob Squarepants SuperSponge, Nicktoons Freeze Frame Frenzy, Fairly Oddparents Shadow Showdown, Rocket Power Zero Gravity Zone

Game Boy Color
Blade

sadly the Mario 3DS game has missing pins on the connector, I plan to try and add solder to the pins and see if maybe I can get the game to work again. If not I will use it for donor cart.

Pickups Jun 04, 2016

Garage Sales
IBM Model M 1397599 (No SDL Cable) $4.00

Goodwill & Salvation Army
Scooby-Doo Mystery Mayhem (GBA) (CIB) $2.99
Video Now Color (White) (With carry case and Amanda Show Vol 1) $2.99
Video Now Color (Clear Blue) $2.99
Xbox Composite AV Cable $0.99
Linksys Power Cable $0.99
Intec Car Power Adapter $0.99
Nintendo 3DS XL Power Cable WAP-002(USA) $0.99
Digital Camera Data Cable $0.99
Madcatz GBA SP & DS Lite Charger Cable $0.50
Guitar Hero On Tour $2.99