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Jun 05

Famciom Love

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I won a couple of auctions over two months ago and I am happy to report that the first one arrived yesterday with no issues. I heard the rattling of 50 carts inside the box of retro gaming awesomeness and it filled me up with excitement.  I felt like a kid again. I picked up my package from my apartment office but had to wait till after I was done with work. The wait was agonizing but my patience was well worth it.

When I got home, I ripped open the package to reveal a cacophony of colors.  I absolutely love the array of colors that random Famicom carts come in; I guess that’s one of the benefits of Japanese software companies having the freedom to produce their own cartridges. The sheer variety in cart designs, color schemes and art work are a few reasons why I enjoy collecting Famicom carts. Much more appealing than big dull grey carts, no?

I quickly organized my carts and tried to figure out how many of these are doubles.  Surprisingly, I only had a handful duplicates which I’ll eventually put them up on eBay or maybe I’ll put up a selling post on PCA.

Anyways, I’m happy to report that my small Famicom collection is officially over 100 carts, but just barely. I am not looking forward to the semi-tedious feat of having to catalog each and every one of these carts, but eventually I will have all of my games organized.

I also want to make a note that I received a hand written letter from the eBay seller japan_taka0310 and I thought that was so classy.  How cool is that? I will say this, I plan on importing from his shop from now on, because I truly value customer service.

I’ll update in the near future when my last package arrived with 100 (mostly doubles) Famicom carts. Maybe I’ll throw in a few for a future contest. Who knows?

–Jangofatt

 

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About the author

Jangofatt

Jango believes in the simple rule of gaming: games are meant to be played and enjoyed, not to be placed behind glass only to be to stared at. When he isn't playing old school games, Jango is also the host for the Pinekast in which you will hear his frustrations with his fellow site members. Believe you me, a bad day gaming and recording the Pinekast is always better than a good day at work.

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