I wanna see your stash!!!!

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Nathaniel Tolbert
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NO! NO! Not that stash! Put that away before you get arrested! No, I mean your classic game stash. I have heard that some of you are serious, avid collectors of retro gaming goodies and games. So what I want to see is your stash of retro gaming goodness! I will start by posting some pictures of my meager shelf of software. Not all of the games I own are on it, and almost none of the new software I own is on it, and I don't have any pictures of the few Amiga games i have, nor the basement full of Atari ST stuff, including the MegaST2 with an ICD Hard drive (sorry I haven't had time to sort it all out!). So let's start this off with a woosh! First question, what's your screen name. Second Question, what do you collect? Third Question, how long have you been collecting? Fourth question! What would you absolutely fight for to get a copy of it into your collection? Alright the questions are asked, and I shall answer them myself.
1. My screen name is Nathan Tolber and I collect Atart ST, Macintosh (68K), Amiga, and PC games. I have been collecting since the late 80's and I still don't have much. I would fight for a copy of King's Quest I for the IBM PCjr if it was sealed, and signed by Ken and Roberta Williams. If that would never happen, I would fight for a signed copy of the original Wing Commander... So if I can get the attach pictures tool to work, look at my (old) pictures of my classic computer room, and my shelf of somewhat older stuff.
 Yes, a lot of these games haven't been opened so I couldn't tell you much about them.  I came into a lot of these when a neighbor down the street decided to empty his basement.  I asked him if he would be willing to sell them to me and he just dumped them on me and said take em!  So I did.My bookshelf: Yes, a lot of these games haven't been opened so I couldn't tell you much about them. I came into a lot of these when a neighbor down the street decided to empty his basement. I asked him if he would be willing to sell them to me and he just dumped them on me and said take em! So I did.
 Next ShelfMy bookshelf 2: Next Shelf
 Third bookshelfMy bookshelf 3: Third bookshelf
 Fourth BookshelfMy bookshelf 4: Fourth Bookshelf
 Fifth and final bookshelfFinal Bookshelf: Fifth and final bookshelf
 Ahh, my trusty A2000/30 and my A4000/60  Sadly the A2000 is no longer with me, as I sold it because I needed the money to pay on a medical bill.  But I still have the A4000D.  It's been upgraded since this picture.Trusty pair of Amiga computers!: Ahh, my trusty A2000/30 and my A4000/60 Sadly the A2000 is no longer with me, as I sold it because I needed the money to pay on a medical bill. But I still have the A4000D. It's been upgraded since this picture.
 This is an unfinished set up of my A3000D, my 486-25 and my A600/30.  The room is set up completely different now.  I will clean it up and take pictures of it later.I wanna see your retro stash!: This is an unfinished set up of my A3000D, my 486-25 and my A600/30. The room is set up completely different now. I will clean it up and take pictures of it later.

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Nathaniel Tolbert
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You wanna know something painful?

When my commodore went bankrupt and we bought an IBM clone pc, my dad gave our A3000D to one of his friends who in the end destroyed it by accidentally spilling water in it. The worst part? He asked me if I wanted it for my bedroom and I told him no, I was fine with my A600HD that I had purchased with my own money. What a fool I was.

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Bill Loguidice
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Not going to kill you Force,

Not going to kill you Force, but you should have sold them! Even non-working systems like that fetch a decent bit of money plus shipping and handling.

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Oh boy...

You all would probably kill me, but a year and a half ago I pitched in the trash the following due to not being able to get them working again:

Atari 2600 (issue with powering up)
Sega Master System
Sega Genesis with Sega CD x 2

I tried for years to get them functioning again and probably spent more on online parts orders than the systems were worth. I still have all the games for them boxed up in the basement, and think I actually made a list of them way back when.

Right now they live in some landfill somewhere...or the trash pickup guys could have taken them!!!

Cheers

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Nathaniel Tolbert
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Great stuff!

Great stuff so far!! I love seeing everyone's collection and I am always amazed at the size of the collections that people have. I admit, I would have an almost complete collection of Sierra games from 1986 through 2001 if it weren't for the fact that a previous girlfriend I broke up with. I forgot that I had all the software in the closet in boxes and forgot to take it with me. She turned around and sold it on E-bay for a fortune. There were tons of signed boxes and several sealed copies of software. I was devastated.

I cannot wait to see what else everyone has! Please keep posting!

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Mark Vergeer
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Wait an Adam!

I would love a Coleco Adam system! And a Coco3 system!

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Bill Loguidice
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Good call on the C65

Good call on the C65 prototype, Mark! Add a Ti-99/8 prototype for me to that! Oh, and a complete Mattel Intellivision Keyboard Component, naturally... ;-)

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Mark Vergeer
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[]First question, what's your

[]First question, what's your screen name.
MarkVergeer or Lactobacillus or LactobacillusP or Lactobacillus Prime

[]Second Question, what do you collect?
Video games for C64, Vic-20, Atari 2600, Nes, Snes, N64, GC, Wii, Playstation 1, 2 and 3, xbox and 360, NeoGeo AES, NeoGeo CD, NeoGeoPocket, Megadrive/Genesis, Sega Master System, Sega Saturn, Sega Dreamcast, PC and quite a bit more old computer-systems like the ZX Spectrum, MSX!!!, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST

[]Third Question, how long have you been collecting?
Well I never stopped playing video games and I never really got rid of my games, systems and consoles so I guess from age 6 up! LOL

[]Fourth question! What would you absolutely fight for to get a copy of it into your collection?
Radiant Silvergun on the Saturn
Eliminate Down on the Megadrive
A C65 prototype

10-10-10 Gameroom Update

VideoGame Setup I

VideoGame Setup II

TAG video about collections

My old gameroom 2005

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Bill Loguidice
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Thanks for that, Nathaniel,

Thanks for that, Nathaniel, that's very kind of you. I actually have the standard boxed versions of those games, though, just not the ones with the specialty packaging (the mask in Suspended's case or the saucer in Starcross's case; I have Ultima II as part of the Ultima trilogy and in various compilations, just not stand-alone). Here is a list of just my boxed computer software (not console stuff), though I need to upload a new update: http://www.billandchristina.com/vgamecomp/bcompsoft.htm . I have a hard time accommodating that all, so I try to be very careful about what I add to it these days.

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maybe
Bill Loguidice wrote:

. Software-wise, I've been trying to score a CIB Ultima II, Suspended and Starcross for quite a number of years, but never wish to pay the north of $100 prices.

Bill I may be able to help you.. dont get you hopes up.. I know I had Suspened and Starcross on the C-64.. unless Im way off in my rembering of games. They are both Infocom games correct? I had all the infocom games,planetfall, Stationfall, Infidel, Deadline, Hitchhikers guide, Mind forever, Wishbringer, Leather goddess, zorks(s), and a ton more. Starcross had some funky frisbee case i believe if its the same game, im pretty sure I have it in a standard box for the Apple IIE too that i got in some old software lot. Suspended, .. I know I have it.. just cant rember if i got it for the Apple or C-64.
Err this all depends on when I can dig it out.. I wont lie. it maybe awhile I have one 5X8 closet and its packed to the top ... it also houses my Comic collection so its heavy boxes and My back recently went out.. and I know hte old PC stuff isin the back /bottom as it never gets dug out.
And---- I may be thinking of totally differnt games then you are. As for shape, they should be normal wear and tear.. not prefect by any means, but should be fairly presentble, I took fair care of that stuff, the packing probebly did more harm than anything. As for my storage methods... i did live in a house with a less than ideal basement for 2 years... I havent found anything else with issues form that. but I also havent used an old 5 inch floopy in many many years..

I have no problem giving you either if they are worth giving, and when I dig um out (I would love to say when.. but no idea it really is a duanting task as I pack for maxium use of space, not ability to get at it). that is of course if they are the games you mean.. And my memory is correct and I still have them (pretty sure I do). I only have the stuff as I know its worth keeping more than current gameboxes ... I use emulation for all the okd stuff nowdays, so I never use the originals.. Sombody who has a real "love" for it from a collectors point is far better to have it than me..

Bill Loguidice
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ST and Amiga
Nathaniel Tolbert wrote:

That's a very cool collection. I was surprised that you didn't have any ST computers listed Like the 1040 or whatnot, although color me impressed with the Falcon. I was also surprised to see that you didn't have an A3000 of any sort, that's like the holy grail of Amiga users. And to think I had an A3000D and an A3000T.

I have several ST computers: 1040STe, 520STFM and STacy 2, in addition to the Falcon. It's all listed. No TT, though.

I also have every Amiga computer and console EXCEPT for a 3000 and 4000. I'll get one eventually, but they're quite pricey.

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