March 2019 didn’t only include new purchases, but also new shelves to put them on.
Do I need to say anything more than “Edge exclusive subscriber cover and Retrogamer replacement? Oh, yes, the former one looks golden even on the backcover.
LEGO Star Wars seems to be running out of alphabetic ships, but then again these still look cool.
At the end of the month, there was the Spiel Doch 2019 (translated: So Play 2019) in Duisburg, and these were the purchases my girlfriend and I made. You can guess which ones I bought…
Bitmap Books is a company that creates some wonderful retro books. Even if I made the mistake to accidentally buy the softcover edition for the SNES book, the quality of the pages is still quite good, and the art style, combined with some insightful texts, turns these into essential purchases.
Even more essential? The Art of Point + Click Adventure Games is simply amazing with so many games covered, as it’s almost as comprehensive as The Guide to Classic Graphic Adventures I reviewed back in 2013. Can’t wait for the CRPG book to be in stock again.
If these gaming books weren’t already big enough, then the Metal Gear Solid artbook with around 800 pages should definitely do it.
The book was actually two in one, weighing more than one could handle or hold for a longer period of time. Still, a collection well worth the money, even the pages glittered golden from the back.
Something much more colorful my girlfriend bought, and it’s not only full of art, but also of lots of background information, including timelines and all sorts of merch one wouldn’t be aware outside of Japan.
Double Fine’s and especially Tim Schafer’s quirky sense of world-building can be found in this wonderful artbook of Broken Age (see game review here).
It’s been a while since I played a Final Fantasy game, but I couldn’t resist to get No. 15 in its final edition for just under a tenner.
It’s multiplayer time with four controllers now!
It’s recharging time with this powerbank, all thanks to Pokémon Go and all kinds of other stuff one carries around on a longer trip outside.
It’s backup time with a new hard disk and SD card, just on time before going on vacation.
The newest Tomb Raider might not be a total failure, but with a non-charismatic lead actress, a boring story, and not enough action (and rain), this reboot doesn’t do the game it’s based on justice. And it’s not even the lack of bloody violence and incoherence in storytelling that disappointed me…
I’m not exactly sure what to expect from this collection, but it’s not Asylum, so the movies might actually be unintentionally funny or maybe even good?
A very funny movie that illustrates how important editing and timing with jokes can be, compared to something like Spice World I reviewed in the Amazon Prime watchlist: March 2019. I have to read the original comics, but the pop punk rock soundtrack I bought many, many years ago is still awesome to listen to. Too bad that the DVD was severely scratched when it arrived, but it somehow played without any problems.
Some classics, the first (from left) I remember as being pretty suspenseful, the second I haven’t watched yet (it has Bud Spencer in it!), and the third one (or ones) I watched with my grandfather in the cinema as a young boy. Oh, how time flies by…
Finally, my original Christmas present arrived… when it was already too late, but as it was out of stock for such a long time, I was more than happy to have it.
Opening the box, you can see the iconic orb of the Phantasm movies. Only this time I’ll be more careful, because the orb I got from the DVD collection had some plastic broken off.
A very thick booklet with lots of photos and background information.
5 movies and a bonus disc. Still have to watch the final one and I don’t even remember most of the others, except the first movie.
Do you remember the shelves I ordered in February? This is how the empty spaces were filled, so… it seems I’m running out of shelves again.
Another room, actually the office, another set of shelves, this time of Ikea quality. Much cheaper (also in build quality), but no holes in the wall. And yes, they’re already full…
March 2019 was definitely the most expensive month, and it’ll take some time to go through all the media, but this is why collecting is so much fun: looking at different things, hunting for bargains, and trying to figure out where to find the space.