Beginning the N64 collection journey

Darkham
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February 8th, 2017, 11:18 pm #1

Hey All,

After seeing some collections I've decided to start collecting myself.

Having played the console so much as a kid, the N64 will forever have a place in my heart.

Have a few questions for collectors in U.K. and Europe..

Mainly where to buy - only places I have found are eBay, CEX and retro stores (issue with this is they all know the prices too well)... £110 for Conkers BFD seems extortionate...

Then I come to the crossroads of do I want the box, or do I go customs cases from that US website..

Hoping you will all be able to pass on your wisdom. Please see my current collection below (which I dug out of my parents loft today..)

Let me know your thoughts :)

https://imageshack.us/i/poHn4LwNj

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bluedogrulez
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February 9th, 2017, 11:29 am #2

Welcome aboard, Darkham! Nice attic find...looks like your collection was pretty well preserved!

I'm partial to the custom cases because it's a far cheaper alternative and creasing boxes pains my soul, lol. Also promotes uniformity with other systems (evident from my Gallery page). But to each his own. Enjoy the journey!

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Darkham
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February 9th, 2017, 1:16 pm #3

Thanks for replying, BlueDog.

Just taken a look at your gallery, love the green N64 - think you may have swayed me with the cases. Completely agree with creases haha, would have to fork out for the mint boxes (which I'm not too sure I want to shell out for right now)

Having a Mario Party party this weekend - excited to tear up my palm winding that shy guy..
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Milage007
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February 9th, 2017, 8:43 pm #4

Welcome to the forum Darkham. Looks like you have a nice collection to start you off. Given what you have already, it's not a bad option to go down the cart only route. So much cheaper. I'm going for CIB, as minty as possible, and I too am a UK owner, and it certainly isn't cheap! One cheeky work around I use is buying US NTSC games as they are far cheaper than the PAL counterpart (particularly for the rarer titles), and the box art is far better in my opinion. I have a US NTSC N64 as well as my original PAL console from back in the day (plus a few extra colourful ones).

Enjoy it! I started off slowly and now really enjoy adding a new game into my collection!

As for where to go, also try car boot sales, especially when the weather gets better. After the other week, I am a big supporter of retro game stores, I found a way underpriced gem in a retro store and I will be going back there for sure to try find more like it!

See you around.



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Darkham
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February 9th, 2017, 9:58 pm #5

Thanks, Milage!

My feeling is I will go cart only - picking up CIB when I see a good deal. I will keep posting updates over time to see how I progress. I just love collecting - although my wallet and girlfriend aren't as excited by it.

As for US artwork to PAL I'm divided - smash bros for US is superior, whereas OoT PAL is much cleaner to me.

Thanks for the advice, heading to a car boot Sunday so will post any finds (fingers crossed)

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MymeeN64
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February 10th, 2017, 12:00 am #6

Welcome fellow collector!! :applause:

How exciting it must of been getting down all your old stuff. That ultra64 looks awesome. Great start!

I cant wait to go to garage sales. I guess its similar to car boots? Hunting is half the fun.
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kartmaster
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February 10th, 2017, 3:20 am #7

Great foundation to build on! You've already got some great games there! Just set your sights on one thing at a time, and go after it!
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Darkham
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February 10th, 2017, 8:33 pm #8

Hi Mymee! Thank you for the welcome. Must admit, it all came back to me when I brought it all down! If I'm honest, I'm not too sure what the Ultra 64 actually does.
Yeah it is - the hunt is most of the fun for me :)

Thanks, Kartmaster - great advice !!
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Shellshocker18
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February 10th, 2017, 9:24 pm #9

Welcome to the site man. You're in good company because we've got a lot of very supportive collectors around. See ya around and I'll let you know how Creed goes :yeah:


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