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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?!

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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!

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Oh... How disappointing, a bunch of kids swimming stuff and a crap Jumanji board game...

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Eh... Getting warmer I guess... Goddamn my sick OG Xbox fetish!

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Here we go, some solid Disney titles on Mega Drive!

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And yes, the first scraps of PAL N64 goodness are starting to emerge!

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Kidde's playpool? Hard pass! But wait, why's it so heavy?!IMG20191022204043_compress39.thumb.jpg.3ea2d2eaa1c5acd392c4ee4b36a21a67.jpg

Precious shovelware racing games, I knew it! Let's dig around further and see if there's anything else...

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Beat up condition boxed NES Advantage hiding under a copy of Wii Fit Plus, naturally.

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And HELLO Japanese N64 Train controller, been looking for one of these for ages!

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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!

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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.

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But, of all the books, there is at least one in here that is all MINE, lol!

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So here are some of the spoils.

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Yes, I have a problem with shitty Xbox games, don't @ me...

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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! 馃檪

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Great post! I love seeing content like this. I never see Japanese or PAL here in New York. Also, holy shit, there were train game(s) for N64 with a special controller? I've seen the train conductor arcade games in Japan, and I know of some newer train simulator games, but didn't know they went back that far!

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Very nice post! That is a crazy ton of games to ship. My mom used to ship boxes of clothes to an orphanage in Poland. I don鈥檛 think your shipping price is too bad.

That鈥檚 a very nice mix of games and accessories, lots of sports titles I see. Btw,聽I love me some Obi-Wan on Xbox. I don鈥檛 care what people say!

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35 minutes ago, Vaosu said:

Great post! I love seeing content like this. I never see Japanese or PAL here in New York. Also, holy shit, there were train game(s) for N64 with a special controller? I've seen the train conductor arcade games in Japan, and I know of some newer train simulator games, but didn't know they went back that far!

Yep, there is one train GO GO game on N64, and although I have the controller, I do not yet posess the game! The game comes in a big box, NOT packaged with this controller, but packaged with the N64 microphone just like Hey You Pikachu. I assume that is so you can yell ALLLLLLL ABBBBOOOOOOOOOOOARD!!!! and the game can hear you, but obviously in Japanese.

That version of the game came out on the Sega Saturn and Playstation as well, and the Playstation and Saturn versions of this controller are MUCH easier to find than the N64 version, in my experience. There was also an even earlier version on the SFC, I believe, and the series may well go stretch back further than that!

18 minutes ago, ICrappedMyPants said:

Very nice post! That is a crazy ton of games to ship. My mom used to ship boxes of clothes to an orphanage in Poland. I don鈥檛 think your shipping price is too bad.

That鈥檚 a very nice mix of games and accessories, lots of sports titles I see. Btw,聽I love me some Obi-Wan on Xbox. I don鈥檛 care what people say!

Yeah, the glut of sports games is the unfortunate consequence of my having already purchased practically every other game in the set! I believe the best way to collect if you ARE going for a fullset is get every game you actually WANT聽first, buy the heavy hitters around this time too, and then finish up with all the cheapies. That way you won't get that sickening feeling of wasting your money on ten versions of baseball or whatever, until you literally have no choice but to do so, lol!

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1 hour ago, Astor Reinhardt said:

Yeah one of the things I'll have to figure out is how to send all my finds back home when I go to Japan...the shipping is going to be the killer. Not sure how much I'd be able to shove into my luggage since I won't be going JUST for games...going for toys and other things as well.

Shipping from Japan to the States has been pretty reasonable when using EMS. I have had alot of guitars shipped using聽them. 聽

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