Sunday, May 29, 2011

Zombie Island Massacre, Zone Troopers, Rats Night of Terror

Just a quick entry to list a few of the rarer horror titles on Ebay over the next couple weeks. Actually putting up around 50 titles, but here is a list of titles that don't come around very often...
  • Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter NDH-005
  • The Bird With the Crystal Plumage 88C59-6154
  • Santa Sangre AML-0047
  • The Vampire Lovers G98F5360
  • Zone Troopers G98F5376
  • Friday the 13th: Jason Goes to Hell JVLF-69003
  • Zombie Island Massacre G88F0110
  • Rats: Night of Terror G98F2634
  • Monster Shark aka Devil Fisk (uncut) 88C59-6194
  • Dark Age aka Monster Crocodile aka Blood Surf 2 EHL-1103
  • H.P. Lovecraft's The Dunwich Horror G98F5396
  • Trace aka Der Fan (directed by Eckhart Schmidt) DLVD-107

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Neo Geo MVS Cartridges

Got lucky and found a box of Neo Geo MVS carts!! Will get them into the online store in the next day or two...

Also found a new favorite character in the UFO catcher machine at the game center. His name is Komanechi and he's an 'okama oyaji' which roughly means 'cross dressing old man', but Komanechi also appears to be part duck! We were able to land this thing after a few times and he is now part of the family.

Friday, May 20, 2011

LaserActive PAC-N1 and CLD-A100 in the Store

Just got a boxed PC-Engine/LD-ROM2 control pack in stock today. Tested it out and made sure it was in good working condition. Just added it to the store.

LaserActive PAC-N1 PC-Engine LD-ROM2 Control Pack
¥25,000 (free shipping)

Also have a few of these refurbished CLD-A100 players hanging around.

Pioneer LaserActive CLD-A100 LD Player
¥26,500 (free shipping)

Lastly, here's a video of Hakusan Shrine park on a glorious spring day with the wisteria in full bloom! A little taste of the daily life of Good Squid out here in Radiation Land.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Famicom Box System on the Sado Island Ferry!!

A couple of friends and I rode the ferry from Niigata to Sado Island this past weekend to participate in the Sado Long Ride event. We were thrilled to find that the ferry had a game room and in the game room they had this old Famicom Box system up and running! 100 yen for 10 minutes of play with 15 games to choose from. Chad and I had a Duck Hunt competition and then switched off one opponent each while playing Mike Tyson's Punch Out! Haven't played that game in ages but I remembered a few moves and it all started coming back. We were on a roll until we got to King Hippo who is one tricky dude.

Also recently ran across a couple of old video game pin buttons. One for Mach Rider on the Famicom System, and the other for Wagyan developed by Namco. I'd love to find more of these types of pin buttons!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

LaserActive Demo Discs, Anime LD-Boxes, Video Disc Cartridges

Ran across a couple 20cm demonstration laserdiscs for Pioneer Laseractive products. These were promotional items that were used to show off hardware and software titles for use on the system. This first disc showcased all the add on control packs and contains some technical information about the LD format. Here are some screen shots I hastily took with my camera.

LaserActive Product Knowledge Guide (DB033/Y)

The second disc focuses on the first round of video game releases (both MEGA-LD and LD-ROM2) for the system.

Introduction to LaserActive Software Demonstration Disc (DB030/Y)

Also auctioning off a bunch of LaserActive titles on Ebay this week: Pyramid Patrol, Manhattan Requiem, Triad Stone, I Will: The Story of London, Vajra, Hyperion, Dora Dora Paradise, and Quiz Econosaurus. Also have some MSX laserdiscs in the mix: Star Fighters, Astron Belt, and Nihonkai Daikaisen: Umi Yukaba.

Was able to pick up over 100 VHD video disc titles as well and took the opportunity to watch Teen Wolf and The Graduate. Cool to see them for the first time on the old VHD player - not on fancy-schmancy DVD. Auctioning a few titles off on Ebay and keeping some others in stock.

Lastly, got around to taking some pictures of some of the anime/tokusatsu LD-Boxes from the recent monster haul. Nice Kikaida Triplet Box series, Idion, Magma Taishi, Ultraman, Lupin the 3rd, Wacky Races, and Guyferd. The LD boxes are always so beautifully designed and usually have large booklets and other throw-ins like telephone cards or audio CDs. Had some Glenn Gould LD-Boxes in there too!