Hi, guys. If everything goes the way it is going now, I'll be taking a week-long vacation to Tokyo in the future. The perfect opportunity has come up, and I feel like if I don't do this now, that it's never going to happen.
I also have a ridiculous geek stash, the vast majority of which I haven't touched in years and which I realize I will never look at again in my life. The plane and lodging are all taken care of, but I'm trying to get together spending money.
(I ALREADY WENT TO JAPAN. IT WAS GREAT.)
I want to bypass the huge cuts Amazon and Ebay take if at all possible, so I'm listing things here first. Please contact me at dave (shift-2) colonydrop (period) com. The more folks buy, the more fun I have! Of course, if you just want to give me free money for my Japanese vacation, I'm not above that.
This post will change as I put more items in the pile.
First come first serve but I will not tell a lie: my personal friends have dibs.
Original Black Label releases only: I don't do ugly boxes.
Final Fantasy 7: $50
Soukyugurentai aka Terra Diver (great 2D shooter by Raizing): $60
Gamecube Zelda: Ocarina of Time + Master Quest, 25 shipped.
Ar Tonelico Limited Edition: Box has some scuffs, however this comes with a soundtrack CD that was only ever made available to preorders and which I can't even find records of anybody selling online. The CD is sealed. I will give you the game + book for $20, CD for $50.
Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou: This is probably the hardest videogame Cave ever made or will make, which is saying something. PS2 version by Arika has exclusive modes and a superplay DVD included. $100.
My Bemani PS2 collection:
I have Beatmania IIDX -
3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th, from the years I was really into the game.
Major caveat about the Bemani games: these titles were all made before HDTVs were widespread, and the timing does not get along with HDTVs due to lag. I only ever played these games on a CRT TV. I no longer have a PS2 hooked up to my current TV, but I was able to play the games emulated on my laptop without issue.
I want $25 for 3, 5, and 7, $40 for 4th, $30 for 8th, 9th and 10th.
I also have Pop'n Music 7, 8, and 10. I assume the games have similar problems with HDTVs, but I don't know for sure. $30 for each.
Finally, a Pop'n Music Arcade Style Controller. Not easy to part with; it's probably the single most beautiful videogame item I own... but I must admit I haven't seen or touched it in a few years. Unlike the IIDX ASC (which I already offloaded to a friend) this one is the exact same panel as on the arcade game. This is well-used, as you can imagine. Very noisy. Comes with the original box, which is the same plain brown box that Konami shipped it in. This box is beat up, but I've been saving it all these years. I will not let this go for anything less than $300.
Bangaioh, US Dreamcast: I have the JP version and can't justify owning two copies despite the game's great sentimental value to me. Barely played, I put all that time into the JP version. $70 shipped.
Ikaruga, JP Dreamcast. No obi. Has big ol' scratch on the front. Easily replaceable but I'm not going to rip you off by doing that myself. $60 shipped.
Fire Pro D, JP Dreamcast: Is Fire Pro. $20 shipped.
PC-Engine Duo-R and additional parts: Okay, I have a PCE Duo-R here. Last version of the hardware. I know I'm never going to buy anything for it ever again. My loss is your gain. Caveat with this one is that the controller port is rather finicky. Wiggle it around for a bit and you're alright for the rest of the time the system is on, but it's really annoying. I still have the box, if you want it, but I lost the manual a long time back. If you want them, I will throw in the Battle Tap and Battle Pads. These have no problems but the plastic has seriously yellowed. $200.
All PC Engine stuff is Japanese version. HuCards will not play on US Turbo-Grafx 16s and CDs are region-free.
Devil Crash (aka Devil's Crush) - JP version, brilliant pinball game from Naxat, greatest box art you ever saw. $65.
Rayxanber II (CD) - shooty game, heavily memorization oriented (even more so than say R-Type), not my cup of tea. $30.
Gradius II (CD) - one of the all-time classics, has an animated intro not in any other version. Looking around I hear there is an exclusive extra stage on some print runs of this game. I have no idea whether or not it's in this copy. $50.
R-Type Complete CD: Port of the original. The HuCard version of this game was split into two, the CD has the whole game with cutscenes and CD audio. $40.
Super Raiden (CD): Similar port of the classic arcade game, with CD audio and two new levels. $40.
Tennokoe Bank II: save HuCard for CD games, I'm pretty sure. Never really needed it. $10.
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Megamari, doujin soft: A very literal combination of Touhou and Megaman in which the player is Marisa. By Tasogare Frontier, a storied doujin developer who have gone on to make official entries in the Touhou series (the fighting games). Doujin soft, never to be released again, I want $60.
Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Special Edition: Sealed with preorder size L T-shirt from the lovely guys at Meat Bun. The T features a Lovecraftian illustration of Shuma Gorath and a Servbot and basically doesn't exist in the universe anymore. There's plenty of this game out there but the T-shirt is the only reason I want... $70.
Gundam Unicorn Blu-Ray 1 - a few years back I had the naive good will to seriously think I was going to buy this entire thing on BD as it came out. Never happening, and I know it. $35 shipped.
Serial Experiments Lain DVD - I have the BD/DVD set coming in so these will be redundant. $25 for the lot.
Armored Trooper Votoms Box: Good lord. I had no idea what this was worth and now that I've looked it up there's no way I can justify continuing to own it. You can get most of this series for nothing, but the final box set is impossible to come by, driving up the cost of this complete box. Furthermore, I believe the lunchbox and additional extras in this set were never released in any other way. Well, guess who preordered them as they came out? The company that put this show out is bankrupt, it's a really popular show in Japan, it's extremely unlikely to come out again in English. I want $250. If you're actually interested in paying that, you probably already know what a good show Votoms is.
This section is mostly there for people who are local to me (NYC) because I really don't want to go to the trouble and expense of shipping these huge things out. As per my agreement with ANN, nothing from the Astro Toy treasure trove is for sale, so please don't ask.
Perfect Grade Char Zaku II: Sealed. Ten years on it's the most spectacular Zaku you can buy... aside from that five-foot one. $120.
Revoltech Danboard, first printing. One of the few rare Revoltechs, in my understanding. Used but fully intact and boxed. The watch batteries for the light-up eyes are long dead and will have to be replaced. $80.