OptOut 7,855 Member · Posted October 23, 2019 Share Posted October 23, 2019 Living in Taiwan can be tough for a hardcore PAL collector, especially as I am currently working on my PAL N64 fullset. Most of the games we get out here are Japanese, with the occasional smattering of US NTSC. Due to this, whenever I go back to the UK I always do my best to stock up on as many games as I can, but then we run into a whole new issue: how to transport hundreds of pounds of games, consoles and accessories 6,000 miles?! That's where these huge boxes come in! Each box has a capacity of 30kgs,and you can send the smaller ones for 33 quid, the larger ones for 50 quid. That might sound like a lot, but I have found no cheaper way to send such a large volume and weight halfway around the world. It was this method I originally used to ship my entire collection from UK to Taiwan when I first moved here, and since then I've received a further 4 or 5 shipments. Let's take a look at what's inside! Oh... How disappointing, a bunch of kids swimming stuff and a crap Jumanji board game... Eh... Getting warmer I guess... Goddamn my sick OG Xbox fetish! Here we go, some solid Disney titles on Mega Drive! And yes, the first scraps of PAL N64 goodness are starting to emerge! Kidde's playpool? Hard pass! But wait, why's it so heavy?! Precious shovelware racing games, I knew it! Let's dig around further and see if there's anything else... Beat up condition boxed NES Advantage hiding under a copy of Wii Fit Plus, naturally. And HELLO Japanese N64 Train controller, been looking for one of these for ages! Nice, some of my beautiful Japanese boxed N64 games are in here as well, I LOVE the Japanese boxart on N64 it's the best and SO cheap! Not much left under here but some kids books we will be using to stock our school and rental library business. Each box is half filled with English language kids books we hope to rent and/or sell for profit here in Taiwan. But, of all the books, there is at least one in here that is all MINE, lol! So here are some of the spoils. Yes, I have a problem with shitty Xbox games, don't @ me... At least these look nice all together on the shelf! So, there we have it! There is plenty more junk in these boxes, but I never have enough time to sort through them all at once. Building a game collection from overseas is not easy, and certainly not cheap, but if you take your time and pick the right things to go after that personally bring you joy, it can be a lot of fun and very satisfying! Hope you enjoyed this little voyage into one sad bastard's game collecting journey! 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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