Rarities & Favorites

This page is dedicated to all the rare or personal favorite video games and items that’ve come in the store.



Little Samson – NES

We’d been open for about five months when a collector in Lansing called and said that he’d be in Grand Rapids soon, and was wondering if we’d be interested in a loose copy of Little Samson. (Phatty says, “If you own the game you’re allowed to call it, Lil’ Sammy.”) This game was my holy grail, so we absolutely had to have it and make sure it was thoroughly tested. About a month later, a customer came in for the first time and noticed the price tag on Little Samson and said to me, “Ya know, I think I have that game at home.” A few weeks later he comes back and tosses a complete copy on the counter. I sent Phatts several pictures of the game that day so that he’d have a full understanding of the awesomeness he missed out on.

May 5, 2013


Action 52 – NES

Action 52 for the NES is a terrible game. I’m happy to have played it, but I’m not anxious to try Cheetah Men, again. The best part of when we had the game was letting others play it and watching their reactions.

July 23, 2013


Fire N’ Ice

R.C. Pro Am II

Cowboy Kid

Dragon Fighter

March 14, 2014


Contra Force – NES

September 17, 2013


Metal Warriors – SNES

September 6, 2013


Bassmasters 2000 (grey cartridge variant) – N64

September 14, 2013


Bomberman Second Attack – N64

November 19, 2013


Toys-R-Us Special Edition Gold N64 Console

I’d wear it around my neck with a Mr. T sized gold chain.

June 10, 2014


The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword Interactive Demo

This was the hardest game for us to sell. We wanted to keep it as a trophy to pass back and forth to the winner of whatever video game we were currently playing. (Mostly Mario Kart tournaments.)

September 28, 2013



The first step towards a breakfast of champions!

February 2, 2014

The first Spring we were open, I met a guy while putting up our store’s new sign. After a few minutes of chatting, he mentions that he used to work for Funcoland and that he had a bunch of old games. He said that they probably aren’t worth much, but a few dollars would be better than just throwing it all away. Over the course of the next six months or so, he brought in the most amazing boxed Nintendo collection I’ve ever seen. The games’ conditions were so perfect I assumed they were fake. I’ve never been so happy to be so wrong. The next few pictures are some of the greatness brought in by this guy. (We gave him thousands of dollars, not just the few dollars he was expecting.)









(Thanks to the Funcoland manager that gave all of this to an employee after the store had been bought out.)


Nintendo Wii Prototype Puzzle Boxes

July 7, 2013


Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess Standee

June 6, 2013


Punch-Out!! Micro vs System

April 10, 2013



Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Cardboard Box Variant

June 1, 2014


Sega Power Strip

If you’ve ever had your 32x hooked up to your Genesis, which was hooked up to your Sega CD, you’ll wonder why this is so rare because it should of been an included accessory.

June 23, 2013

Only once have we temporarily closed the store because a collection was so big. The boxes took up all the floor space. I know it’s a small store, but it was still a ton of boxes. All of these Sega Saturn games traded in were flawless. It was one of my favorite days since we’ve been open.






Crusaders of Centy – Genesis

June 22, 2013


Project Justice – Dreamcast

July 6, 2013


Easily the best Sega 32x collection ever to be traded.

October 4, 2013



Complete dot hack series

August 4, 2013


I still have no idea what this is.





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