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  1. i received some stuff from my relatives in argentina. they sent me some rare packaged gi joe figures and there was food sent along with it. well, they sent some flour, herbs and spices and they thought the flour was coke and the herbs and spices pot, i guess. i tried making a claim but it fell on deaf ears. they have the right to do anything.


  2. Atari 2600, NES and other similar carts may work just fine after much longer exposure to moisture and/or dirt. You wouldn't believe the condition of some carts I purchased off eBay. What you often do have to do is open the carts and dry/clean them thoroughly inside. Loads of tutorials on YT about how to open Atari and other carts without breaking them.

     

    thank you so much!!! i bought some alchohol and tooth brushes and intended on doing a thorough cleaning this weekend. do i have to take the cartridges apart? what does it look like inside a nes or coleco cartridge?


  3. I was a victim of the recent hurrican this last year. my house was flooded as well as my garage which stored my toy and video game collection. ive been spending the past couple of months cleaning up. I havent tried my mame cab, punchout arcade games to see if they worked. my vintage video game collection was severely damaged. i submerged my games andf systems in cold water and put them containers of rice to soak up the moisture. like i said, i havent tested the games yet but some of them i noticed rust dripping down the cartridge (after the flood). i can guess that those games are goners? any help on this is greatly appreciated. im, still a mess! :(


  4. So, one of the girls im seeing tells me her father had a super nintendo and her mom was going to throw it out because he passed away. She had me in mind and called me and asked if I wanted it. I said "HELL YES!" She bought it over that same night and this is what it was:

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  5. im at a house yesterday, doing a trouble call for cablevision. i had to go to the customers basement to fix some lines. while im there, he turns on the lights and there is an RENEGADE arcade game! im like "wow, where did u get that from?" the guy replies "ive had it for years... i dont use it anymore. it works mint". i ask him "well, if you ever decide to let it go, let me know." he then says "my sons friend wanted to buy it. he offered me $2500." i replied to the guy "you should have took it".

     

    im, sorry, $2500 for renegade machine? is he nuts? or am i?

     

     

    He's nuts!

     

    lmao!! i knew he had to been crazy. i cant see spending $2500 on any 1 video game, ever. at least he tipped me with a twenty! but i still told him if he didnt get rid of it, i would take it off his hands as a tip!


  6. im at a house yesterday, doing a trouble call for cablevision. i had to go to the customers basement to fix some lines. while im there, he turns on the lights and there is an RENEGADE arcade game! im like "wow, where did u get that from?" the guy replies "ive had it for years... i dont use it anymore. it works mint". i ask him "well, if you ever decide to let it go, let me know." he then says "my sons friend wanted to buy it. he offered me $2500." i replied to the guy "you should have took it".

     

    im, sorry, $2500 for renegade machine? is he nuts? or am i?


  7. god forbid you had a childhood and did some stupid stuff!!!!

    sheeesh there are some uptight NERDS here!!!

     

    Graffiti, break and enter (without theft), drugs, general nuisance, fraud, - judge me if you want - but damn it was fun, I got caught for some of it, and I don't regret a thing. Got it out of my system young and moved on. Now it's only ebay that I defraud! ;)

     

     

    lmao!! thanks....you made me feel better!


  8. Now, that's cool stuff there! Reminds me of my stepdad. He worked at Reynolds Metals here in St. Louis, and they did a bunch of the printing for Anheuser Busch. I remember taking in stacks of unused beer bottle labels for show n tell in grade school. :)

     

     

    lmao!! i wonder if a kid did the same thing today and get away with it without being suspended? schools are so uptight now!


  9. Don't worry I won't judge you. lol

     

    Matter of fact, I think everyone has some type of skeletons in their closet-- you just didn't have a problem opening the closet door and turning the light on. :)

     

     

    lmao!! believe it or not, I had a chance to get a job at dc comics. my father has some friends there and they wanted to get me a job but I had to work my way up, meaning i would literally have to be more or less, a "trash guy". I didnt want to start like that so I declined the offer. would have been nice!!

     

    my father used to work for dc in the 60s and he used to bring my bro back comics all the time, including the templates. but my father always got mad and broke everything. :(


  10. By mentioning it....you seem to be proud of it...yeah, you were young...but it's nothing to be proud of...

     

    The comic part is a clever idea...but not the stealing part...

     

     

    wow, i would have thought people would have been more excited about the comic part rather than the stealing part!

     

    it was almost 30 years ago, i grew up since then!

     

     

    yes, it was wrong but to crucify me by saying i shouldnt have posted it is a bit harsh. i mean afterall, millions of people boast about thier illegal past and present and actually make money boasting of it.


  11. Ok, back in 1984, a friend of mine and a member of this site were at the ripe age of 12 and 13. we started hanging out at the local mall, as most kids did at the time. we were very into our video games (both arcade and home) but my friend was more into his home pcs. we didnt have enough money for games so we came up with an idea to obtain them....for free. at first, we would take the coleco games out of the boxes and then stick them in cheap atari boxes, pay for them. we did this a few times until we came up with another idea. we would take 3 cartridges out and stick them in WICO joystick boxes, eBay Auction -- Item Number: 2208025176911?ff3=2&pub=5574883395&toolid=10001&campid=5336500554&customid=&item=220802517691&mpt=[CACHEBUSTER] while leaving the joystick inside. the joystick cost roughly $15, which was a hell of alot of money back then. we then would go into the mall, take the cartrides out and return the joystick, getting our money back.

     

    meanwhile, back at school, we talked to each other about our adventures. we soon came up with a concept: put it into comics!!! we soon came up with a comic called "the adventures of the cartridge stealers". the comic had us going to the mall, and...stealing cartridges! each comic was full of action and new characters were added and as we got deeper into the comics, so did the storylines. the comics ran from 1984 to 1989. we incorperated everything into our comics, much like family guy. we had gi joe, transformers, the a-team, you name it....we had it.

     

    oh, cartridges werent the only thing we stole!


  12. Incredible that is the only word I have

     

     

    Ive been having bad luck with garage sales lately. everyone is always putting the cool stuff on ebay and there are so many people out there, going to garage sales and you have to beat the other collectors. I was glad my friend found these for me. He gave me his coleco 20 years ago and remembered i still collect them. Ive been having a good week. earlier this week, i went to a customers house (i work for cablevision) and he had given me some old gi joe and transformers toys. I was in heaven! and the next day, another customer gave me some of his old toys. could my luck get any better?

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