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The Best of the Best Video Game Merchandise

Along with most successful Video Games comes merchandise such as Action Figures , Plushies , and LCD Mini-Games , though the latter fazed out a few years ago. Since I’m a big fan of Sonic and Pac-Man , I thought I should post about the best of the best merchandise. Let’s Start off with Pac-Man!

LCD Pac-Man Game

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This is the cooler Lit one that is transparent. It’s got lots of extra functions like Pause , New Game , Two Player , Sound ON/OFF , and Player/Check. The Zones consist of multiple “Floors”  that make up the map.

Arcade Candy Tin

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The Arcade Candy Tin is amazing. It has lots of details and is low-priced. Look at the Game Screen!

Light-Up Sound-Making Ornaments

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Though these are rather expensive , they are totally worth it. Press a Button and the Screen and Banner light up while sounds from the Game play. They retailed around $30 each when they came out , but the price is bound to have changed by now.

Ms./Pac-Man and Ghost Wind-Up

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This is my NM Ms. Pac-Man 1982 Wind-Up. The fact that Ms. Pac-Man has pretty much been left out from all the modern Pac-Man Games makes it even more cool , as there isn’t anymore merchandise like this.

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Pac-Man and Ghost (Blinky) Wind-Ups

These look great! You wind them up and they race around in circles. Plus the box can be closed back , unlike the Carded Ms. Pac-Man Wind-Up.

Pac-Man Bandages

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Very unique and only a Dollar! Nice and Nerdy!

That’s all for Pac-Man . Now time for Sonic!

Dr. Eggman (Robotnik) Plushie

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Though Sonic X was terrible , there was still some good merchandise that relates to the Games. This Robotnik Plushie is a great figure that is one of the stars of my collection.

Sonic Spinball Machine

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This is a fun machine with artwork from Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball (Game Gear/Master System). It’s got fun Sound Effects and a flashing light. It also has an LCD Display that will display a Score up to 99,999 Points.

Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics

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Though the Archie Comics are a little too expansive compared to how the Games are (which are also too expansive themselves!) it’s still good to have something similar to the TV Shows , since the only good one was SatAM and that and the others are all gone.

Nooowwww…… for the best merchandise that BOTH Pac-Man AND Sonic have in common…..

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TV GAMES!!! It is the cheapest way to get Arcade Perfect ports of Classic Games , since the Games on Virtual Console and Live Arcade are Emulations , not Ports. TV Games Still remain today , though Pac-Man TV Games are pretty much gone.

That’s today’s late post. I hope you like it! Please Comment , GOD BLESS!

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Happy Birthday Sonic the Hedgehog!

22 Years ago today , Sonic the Hedgehog was released. This Blue-Blur was Mario’s first real threat that also captured the hearts of millions. Sonic took the Video Game World by storm and is still very popular today. Though our friend has had multiple failures and stumbles throughout his life , he eventually stabilized and had many years of good Games.

When I was around five , my Dad gave me his SEGA Nomad and he hooked it up to the TV and I played lots of Games , but one stood out : Sonic the Hedgehog! I loved the Game so much that I got all the Toys and Plush that I could , and clung to them dearly. Sonic was a perfect Game back then. A little bit after that , Sonic Heroes came out , but by then the Nomad didn’t work. My parents got me a Sonic Compilation with most of the Genesis titles on it , and I played that so much more than Heroes that when my Dad saw me playing SH , he said “Glad to see you playing this!”. A few years later , the XBox 360 was released , and , along with it , the famous Sonic 06. I was devastated that I couldn’t get it , but later my Dad’s cousin gave us a 360. That Christmas , I got Sonic 06 , which is still one of my favorite Modern Sonic Games. Life went on , and I still remained a Sonic Fan. Ten years later , I am still dedicated. So a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the World’s Fastest , Awesomest , and Greatest Hedgehog: HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONIC!!!!!

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(By the way , let’s not forget it’s Eggman’s Birthday too!) God Bless y’all , and God Bless Sonic!

Plush Toys : Addictions at Low Prices

Ever since I was a child and got my first Sonic plush toy , I have collected plush toys from my interests. Through my previous addiction with Claw Machines , my collection has grown and grown and grown , and now I have an uncontrollable mass of stuffed creatures living in my room and promoting my nerd-ism.  Sadly , some of the plush is large and too limp to display without a shelf , which I have no room for. But , even though the reside in my closet , they still have display potential , so I have decided to show you all what I have!

WARNING: Most of these came from Claw Machines , so be prepared to hear that a lot.

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Here is the entire collection spread out on my bed. As you can see , there are a lot , so I will break them up into sections.

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Holiday figures. The one on the far left is the first Sonic plush toy I ever got , and it is around 10 years old. The next came from a claw game , the third also , and the 4th from a thrift store. The last is also crane-won.

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Random Plush. The first was from a carnival and the second from a claw machine. As far as I know they are both from Sonic X.

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UFO Cather (Japanese Claw Machine) Prizes. The first I got for free from a guy that was refilling the crane , the others are from countless dollars spent on a SEGA UFO Catcher. I have also seen the football in UFO Catchers.

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The back of the football.

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My two Shadow’s. One of them came from a thrift store and the other was my brother’s and he gave it to me so I have no clue where it came from.

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Store-Bought Plush. First is the Sonic Generations classic plush , the other came with a blanket .

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My RARE Shadow. It is around (I think) 2 ft and it is stuffed with hard foam , so it is very fragile (I had to sew it after I took this picture). What’s rare about this is the fact that the feet and legs are on backwards!

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And now for my favorite….

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Dr. Robotnik from Sonic X!

I got this at a carnival , and back then I was so excited (And I still would be now!) that I dedicated the events of that day to memory:

“That day , I was destined to get Dr, Eggman , one of the few characters that I didn’t own in plush or action figure form. I saw him the year before at my local fair , but my parents wouldn’t let me play the game in order to get it. A few years later I went to a different fair. After getting sick on the rides , I started a search for the famous Dr. Eggman of my dreams. I found a balloon-popping game and quickly grabbed a dart. He cost 3 popped balloons , so that was my goal. I threw the first balloon *POP* the second -Oh , dear- miss! I only had one dart left , and with all the rage of a nine-year-old nerd-to-be , I threw that dart and , by the grace of God , popped two at the same time. When we were leaving my cousin said “Oh , you got your Dr. Robotnik” and I snarled at her and said “NO! It’s Dr. Eggman!” That was before I know they were the same people.

Interesting story , huh? Well , that’s all my Sonic plush , so now for my Pac-Man plush!

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As you can see , I have many duplicates , but that is because :

1. I had all 5 characters , and my brother would have , but he didn’t receive his Clyde ,  and he gave me his lot of them.

2. Every time I had a chance to get one of these , I did , and Claw Machines proved to be the most successful way to do so.

Here is the collection from top to bottom , left to right.

I have 2 small Pinky’s

3 Pac-Man’s (two with the classic “Pac-Man” logo on the tags , and one with the Pac-Man 25th anniversary logo on the tag)

1 custom Pac-Man made by my aunt

1 Large Pac-Man with the Pac-Mania design

I have 2 small Blinky’s

2 small and one large Inky

And 1 small and one large Clyde.

That’s all there is for my Classic Plush. Please comment , GOD BLESS!

Great New Finds II

Once again my blog waited hungry while I was away finding great new toys at amazing prices! This time only one was vintage , but they are still great finds!

First off , a LEGO Head Lamp Minifigure! It came from Books-A-Million for $3 , but the batteries are dead. Still awesome!
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These are identical to the light-up keychain figures , but there is no keychain and there is a clip on the back for the headband. I look like a 90’s Ninja wearing this!!

Next up is one of the finds that was gained by a more exciting method. Giant Pac-Man plushy!

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We went to a mall soon after Books-A-Million , and they had an arcade. In the arcade they had the obligatory Crane Games. Inside were tons of giant Pac-Man and Ghost plushies! I spent $4 getting this (the crane was $1 per play) which is actually a good deal since I had considered purchasing a smaller one that made sounds for around $13.  It’s about the size of a Basket Ball!

The third was online , and only $4.99!

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Mrs. Pac-Man Wind-Up Toy sealed! I found this on eBay the same day I found all the other goodies. I purchased it this morning and I am very excited since this is my first 80’s (Mrs.) Pac-Man toy! I have toys from my childhood (early 2000’s) and lots of old merchandise from the 80’s (Food tray , Giant Coloring Book  , Games) but never before have I had 80’s Pac-Man toys. The best thing about it is that it is still sealed!!

That’s my latest load , I hope you like it! Please comment , GOD BLESS!

Great New Finds!

At Classics Rising , I try to keep it regular ; a post every day or at least every other. So you may have wondered why there has been no posts in the past few days , but don’t worry , I have a good excuse!!

Me and my family went to Atlanta for a job my Dad had to do. While we were there , we swung by Kennesaw , which has one of the best antique stores ever! Big Shanty Antiques and Gifts is located in Kennesaw , Georgia , and has many great antiques , as well as vintage stuff from the 80’s and the 90’s. They have low prices , and great products! The store has entire areas devoted to toys , but , even better , Star Wars! I wanted to get lots of figures , but for a low price. I saw some good regular-sized figures , but something else struck my fancy:

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A 1993 Micro-Machines Return of the Jedi mini-vehicle set (Collection #3). I picked this up in one of the awesomest Star Wars toy areas you could ever find. It only cost me $2.99 , and for 3 vehicles , that’s worth it! It includes an AT-ST (My fave!) , Jabba’s Sail Barge , and a B-Wing Fighter.

Next up……

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A 1996 Star Wars Figure set from the “Jedi Search” book. It has Admiral Daala , Moruth Doole , and Kyp Durron figures , as well as Sun Crusher , Z-95 Headhunter (X-Wing) , and Tie Interceptor Vehicles. I chose this one since it had the most recognizable vehicles , and the one from the book was the best-looking of the Expanded Universe ships. Once again , only $2.99.

Also I found an amazing deal : a SEALED Namco Classic Tv Game!

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This is from 2003 and has the original Arcade versions of Pac-Man , Galaxian , Dig-Dug , Bosconian , and Rally-X. It’s really cool and amazing how it’s still sealed and almost mint after 10 years. It was only $7.99!

I was reading the bottom of the package when I found something funny:

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I guess it doesn’t have the sinner’s warranty! Won’t be needing that anyway!

That’s all I got from the Antique Store , but I got some more stuff after that!

I got this for free at Chick-Fil-A:

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I also got this Pac-Man stress ball (which will remain sealed as squeezing it will give it cracks):

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Last , but in no means not least , is this Shadow Figure with Mono Beetle :

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I think the official term for a post or video like this (where one posts about new stuff they bought) is a haul. Upon posting this , I am introducing a new weekly post : Blast from the Past! Once a week me or a member will make a post about a toy or game (or ect.) from the good ole days!! To make a post , please contact me . GOD BLESS!