Xmas 2013 Gets and my future of collecting

Xmas 2013 was another great year of gets and retro treats! Here is a list of a few of the things that I got this year.

Zelda Nintendo 3DS XL

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Rescue Rangers 2 for the NES

Jason NES T-Shirt

Elf Picture Vinyl 

Super Mario World SNES watch

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Besides for normal gifts, I also participated in 2 Secret Santa’s this year. From SegaAge I got a slew of bootleg genesis treats and from NintendoAge I got a NeoGeo AES game. The generosity from the members of these forums always blows me away and it is always great trading with friends.

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Now onto Part 2 of this post, my future regarding collecting. No, I am not getting out of the hobby, however for at least the first half of the year I am going to be on a strict, self induced, budget when it comes to games. I am going to avoid any retail purchases completely and focus on getting through some of the hundreds of games that I have in my backlog. Now, I am going to turn up my hunting a bit and will definitely not pass up a great deal when I see it, however I am going to definitely dial it back a notch. 

Finally, look forward to my top 10 games of 2013 which I will be posting in one lump sum this weekend. I am also going to try to create a new section on this blog dedicated to my Top 10 for each system, genre, game series etc. It is something I did as an article series on Retrogaming Times Monthly and I think it would be a cool reference here on the blog. Maybe I will even post up my Top 10 rarest items in my collection, which I can update if I ever find anymore treats out there. What do you, the 3 or 4 people who actually follow my blog HAHA, think about that?

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