It’s already mid-October, but before all the Halloween special weeks start, let’s go back in time to see what September brought to the collecting table.
Surprisingly enough, the postal services managed to ship the monthly Retrogamer and Games TM magazines almost on time, i.e. the September issues were in my mailbox when they were supposed to, even if it meant weeks later. Why they arrived almost simultaneously with the previous month’s mags remains a mystery, though.
There was even a free magazine accompanying the latest Retrogamer about Nintendo’s Super NES that was highly reminiscent of the 90ies in the form of content and artwork. Some might say it’s just a big promotion for the SNES Mini, but considering that there were also some articles about anime, importing, and fanzines, it was more like a love letter to the good old gaming days, and it was free, so I won’t complain.
Next up was the Star Wars LEGO magazine with a snowspeeder and as a present from my girlfriend’s mom a Star Wars magazine with some cool buttons. You can’t go wrong with nostalgia, no matter what age you are.
Speaking of nostalgia, last month I again added more Gameboy titles I used to play in my childhood, thanks to a retro shop in Aachen, my girlfriend and her brother. Maybe someday I’ll have everything together… and new titles to discover. I still can’t believe how much fun Ghostbusters II is and how cute it looks. Probably my favorite movie tie-in on a handheld, along with Gremlins 2.
I was always curious about the original Aliens vs. Predator comics, as lots of people said the movies were terrible in comparison. Well, not really. I’d go watching them again instead of reading through stories that tried tot hard to be philosophical, at least in the second volume. The first one evoked the gungho action or subtle horror of the original movies, but then it went pretty much downhill with too much bad humor and overpowered superhero-like characters.
Yo-Kai Watch was a bargain present my girlfriend got for me, and as I’ve heard quite good things about it (and had fun playing the Monopoly boardgame kids version), I hope I’ll have some time playing it in the future.
Even if I still don’t have a PS4 or Xbox One, I couldn’t let these great offers for just 10 and 15 Euros pass me by, especially since I’ve been a big fan of the Halo and Uncharted franchises.
Despite not being able to compete with Italy prices, sometimes Germany can surprise you with 3 for 30 EUROs offers that include 3D movies, and as I still had a few missing in my collection, I made a big order on Saturn and then Amazon, although paying 5 Euros extra for the 18+ age rating flicks special identification system is a rip-off.
I also took the opportunity to purchase the final Resident Evil movie thanks to a daily deal and some Amazon credit points I had left, although I later heard that new director James Wan is going to do 7(!) more movies. It will be interesting to see how this changes the action focus to true horror and if the number of sequels will actually happen. Still very excited about this Wes Anderson movie and re-watching all the other fun parts.
A mediabook for a much smaller price came with the episodic horror movie Southbound I’ve kept my eye one for a while, and with some lovely cover art this again proved that physical media aren’t dead yet.
Again dipping in with an Amazon daily deal, this nice collection of animated Asterix movies was cheap and I’m looking forward to watch each movie with different German region accents in optional audio tracks.
3 for 2 offers have become pretty common for retailers, and this was again a selection of titles that weren’t necessarily available on Netflix.
Amazon had an interesting “Buy for 100 Euro and receive a 50 Euros discount” offer that finally let me add more Studio Ghibli titles to my collection (this time in German as a first) in addition to some other already cheap movies.
It would take Amazong a few days before it went all out on their own 3 for 2 movies offer, but that’s a different story for a different month…
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