About Classics Rising
Classics Rising is a website dedicated to Classics started on November 2nd , 2012. I , Jeremiah Jackson , manage the website , writing posts and approving posts that come in. I post about Sonic , LEGO , Pac-Man , Star Wars , Mario , Games , Merchandise , tutorials , and other Classics.
I am a very Nerdy and Geeky JESUS FREAK . God is my life , and I love him so much. He blesses me with so many wonderful things. Please check out my page about Jesus and how to get Saved. I go by TobyMacBoy , ClassicsRising , or Jeremiah Jackson on most websites. I am also a Drummer and a LEGO , Pac-Man , Sonic , Mario , Mythbusters , Heavy Metal , Rap, and Star Wars fan. I really love Classic Video Games , as you can tell by the website . My favorite bands are definitely:
TobyMac (Thus the name)
We As Human
Mike Mitchel (Local Rapper)
and that’s it.
Though I had LEGO a little through out my life , I first got into LEGO in 2009 when I wanted to build my own Arcade Claw Machine. A friend of mine gave me a handful of figures , and I got the Slave I (’06 Model) for $2.00 at a yard sale , but the instructions were in ruins and it was incomplete so I used it for parts. That Christmas I was given the 8047 LEGO Technic Compact Excavator , and I was officially hooked. I still have a deep love for Technic , and I enjoy combining Bricks with Technic to make good looking yet functional models. It wasn’t until 2011 that I finally downloaded the instructions for the Slave I and built it . I truly love the older style of building that was used in sets back then. It was so much fun to build and more fun than newer sets in my opinion.
Throughout my history of LEGO , I have found many great sets and boxes of bricks at GoodWill and antique shops. Most famously , I found 3 NBA figs sealed for only 50c , and once my mother found 2 large boxes of Bricks , one of which contained a Chrome-Gold C-3PO . My brother wanted to use it or Brickfilms , and I wanted to display it. My mom chose a number and I guessed it exactly.
I love to take large desks and fill them with all the LEGOs and Sonic and Pac-Man toys and generally Nerdy merchandise I own , middle two of which I have owned nearly my whole life.
That isn’t all of it. It would take a lot of pictures to capture all of my collection.
Now for my Video Game Story!
I have always favored Classics over new ever since I was a little kid. When I was around five , my dad gave me his Sega Nomad he bought the day I born. My favorite game was Sonic the Hedgehog , and I played it almost every day. But , through the abuse of me and my little brother , it died. I got “Sonic Mega Collection Plus” later on for Christmas , and I played every Game on it , preferring it over the new “Sonic Heroes” game that we also had. Later on in life I would always play classics , including one of my favorites , PAC-MAN! In 2012 , I started playing “Sonic Mega Collection Plus” more and more , until I got addicted. I then wanted to buy a Sega Genesis , but the high prices discouraged me. I then started to collect the Genesis cartridge games , but I only managed to get one at Goodwill before a glorious chance came up. I went to my Church yard sale helping out , but also looking for a Genesis! I didn’t find one , so while I was sitting with another helper , I said ” Man , I wish they had a Sega!” and she said ” I got a Sega Genesis” and it went on from there. I bought it from her for $20 , but it was missing the adapter. I bought an adapter on eBay , and it worked! It had many games with it , including Sonic 1 & 2 . In 2013 , I got back into Sonic figures and merchandise. Thankfully , I kept some of the rare-ish Sonic toys from my childhood. Also in 2013 , on May the Fourth (Star Wars Day) I bought a SEGA Saturn at a Flee Market for only $25. I won a Game Gear at an auction before that , but the capacitors failed , so it doesn’t work. I did eventually replace the capacitors , but I likely ruined it . I also own a Game Boy Advance SP with lots of Sonic and Pac-Man GBA Games as well as Pac-Man for Original Game Boy , Tetris for Original Game Boy , and some other games.
I later bought a GBC (Game Boy Color) at Goodwill for $10.81. It included 5 Games , 4 plastic Cartridge Cases , and a functioning Tommy Hilfiger GBC Unit. I traded four of the Games for $17 , so major profit on that , Thank God.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. GOD BLESS!
Headers are pictures of my personal collection in front of a LEGO background. Photographed by Jeremiah Jackson.
Background photographed by Jeremiah Jackson “Pac-Mania for the SEGA Genesis Game System” . Game made in 1991 , photographed in 2013.
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