Game Hunter

Trophy Room 2018

This was just an awful year, I'm sorry. I didn't do much hunting due to having a very busy year in all other aspects of life. I don't know if this will be the last year I post, we'll see what 2019 brings.


Pac-Man motion lamp

Pac-Man motion lamp

This sort of makes up for not finding anything else good. I stopped by an estate sale, that otherwise had no gaming items, and spotted this weird Pac-Man lamp. They wanted $30 and I debated for a minute. It looked like an item from the early 80s so I figured it couldn't be some tacky thing bought at Spencer's yesterday. I really had no clue what it was.

Then I thought - "if there's a retro gaming item I've never seen before it's probably extremely rare". So I shelled out the $30. After poking around online I found that this is indeed rare. There were no eBay listings for it and very scarce documentation about it anywhere. It seems to have been made in 1980 which would be very early in the Pac-Man lifecycle. It is fragile so I assume the vast majority didn't survive long.

I don't know what it might normally go for but at $30 I think it just might be a great deal.


Pac-Man lamp (lit)

Here's a slightly better view of what it looks like in the dark.


Konami Arcade Advanced

Konami Arcade Advanced

This was at a yard sale that seemed to be about 99% trash. I don't mean trashy items, I mean stuff they should have just thrown out. I don't know why I didn't turn around. They had some GBA stuff but the only appealing (not destroyed) thing was this flattened yet still shrink-wrapped copy of Konami Arcade Advanced. This is a thing I will actually play a bunch so it was worth the stop.


Three Atari 2600 games

Three Atari 2600 games

Went to another estate sale - they had a huge collection of 2600 games for $5 each. That's not a super-awesome price but I picked-up the three games there I didn't own already.


Games I didn't buy at Toys 'r Us

Games I didn't buy at Toys 'r Us

Since 2018 was such a light year here's a picture of something I didn't buy - 50+ copies of Tony Hawk 5 at a Toys 'r Us that was closing in a week. This game must be terrible. I went to every Toys 'r Us closing in my area when games were 50% off and got a few nice things for the PlayStation 4 and Wii U. I should have taken photos of those just to have something else on this page.


Fun sighting - Donkey Kong stuffed animal

Fun sighting - Donkey Kong stuffed animal

It was parent-teacher conference night and my kid's math teacher had this in their classroom. They didn't seem old enough to where it was theirs as a kid. Next conference I have to remember to ask for the origin story.



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