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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Last minute Christmas shopping guide: 11 Gifts for Retro Gamers

There's a few shopping days left before mailing cut offs. So if you're looking for a unique vintage collectible, we've got you covered. If you've got friends or family with a flair for the geeky we've probably got the perfect something in stock at right now!

 We're doing a series of these shopping guides and this is our final guide, gift for retro gamers.

We have tons of vintage game collectibles for sale. Gaming goods are our primary personal collection and because we like them so much we stock a bunch of them.

Sonic the Hedgehog Knuckles Plushie:

Knuckles plush for sale

Back when Sonic and Knuckles came out, it was the coolest thing most gamers had ever seen. Not only did we get a sweet new sonic character, but he could be back ported into the previous Sonic games. And thus everyone's love for knuckles was born. This plush is a lot newer but it still retains Knuckles' vintage flair. A fun gift for any fan priced at just $8.

1989 Legend of Zelda Link Shaped Gum Container:

Vintage Legend of Zelda Collectible for sale
This is a super vintage NES era Link gum container, note his delightfully simplistic old school character design. Everyone loves the Link, so there's pretty much no way to go wrong with this gift choice unless the recipient tries to eat the 24 year old candy. If you don't let that happen it's $13 worth of vintage gift goodness.

Sonic The Hedgehog Joyride Figure:

Joyride Sonic the Hedgehog Figure for Sale

Sonic has been a fan favorite ever since his first game hit the Genesis back in 1991, and with good reason as the vintage sonic games are some of the best ever made. This particular Sonic is made by Joyride and was a aprt of the hard to find 90s line of Gamepro figures. He's a piece missing from a lot of sonic collection a great gift choice for $40.

Final Fantasy VIII Seifer Figure:

Final Fantasy 8 Seifer Figure for sale
Final Fantasy has been a staple game series for the last 26 years, but the Playstation era games really took them up a notch. Anyone who owned a playstation and had even a passing interest in RPGs put at least few hours into the games. Really those 90s days of excellent PS1 RPGs hasn't been matched since.  Help a friend remember those glorious PS1 days where the JRPGS were plentiful and well crafted by giving them Seifer with his trademark gunblade just $10.

Tekken 3 Xiaoyu and Panda Figure:

Tekken 3 Figure for Sale
Tekken was the fighter that defined fighting games for the PS1 and Tekken 3 is certainly one of the best Tekken games ever made, if not the best. Xiaoyu's first appearance is in Tekken 3 (though she's in every subsequent game) and this vintage figure from 1998 features her in her original outfit with panda. She's only $12 and the perfect gift for an old school Tekken fan.

Vintage Super Mario Brothers Trophy Figure:

Mario Trophy Figure for sale
This is a vintage 1998 Mario Trophy Figure featuring Bowser and Princess Peach. This has both of them with their original 80's character designs. This is in great shape and would be sure to delight any retro Mario fan. It's an awesome gift priced at $30.

Virtua Fighter UFO Catcher Plush Pai:

Virtua Fighter Pai for Sale
I'm old enough to remember when Virtua Fighter was the hottest thing in the arcade. While other games where still relying on old 2D sprites, Virtua Fighter introduced us to the world of 3D fighting. By today's standards it's pretty amazingly polygonal and kind of ugly, but that doesn't mean it doesn't ignite the flame of nostalgia. This is UFO Catcher plush features Pai in her Virtua Fighter 2 outfit and thankfully is a lot less blocky than her in game counterpart. She's got her original tag and is the perfect gift for retro fighting game enthusiasts priced at just $6

Vintage 1987 NES Promo Box Art RC Pro AM:

Vintage NES promo for sale
This is an incredibly hard to find Mock Up Box for the NES Classic, RC Pro AM. This features full box art from the front and the back of the game on heavy weight card stock. This was probably used in stores in lieu of letting customers handle actual games before purchase. A really unique piece for anyone's collection, if you know a hardcore NES fanis sure to be one of the most unique things they've ever gotten and it's a deal at $12.

Vintage 1980s Pacman Mug:

Vintage Pacman Mug for Sale
There's not a lot to say about Pac-Man other than seriously, who doesn't love Pac-Man? You could give this mug to your grandma and she'd know who it was how many video game characters can most of us say that about? This mug feature's Pac-Man's old design where he still had a nose and the ghost have arms. At $12 this is a really delightful gift sure to make anyone's morning coffee better.

 1982 Donkey Kong Sticker Card of Mario:

1980s Mario from Donkey Kong Sticker for Sale
I know this will be hard for some people to believe but at one time Mario wasn't a plumber, he was a carpenter. Not only that he sported a curly handlebar mustache and was in love with Pauline instead of Princess Peach. Crazy but true. This card is part of the Donkey Kong card collection (of which we have several if you're looking for vintage DK/mario/pauline goodness) and is a really fun image of that earliest incarnation of the Mario we know and love today. Just $2 to give your favorite Mario fan a laugh.

Street Fighter Alpha Pencilboard:

Street Fighter Alpha Pencil Board for sale
Street Fighter Alpha was one  of 1995's best arcade games,  and was a treat for Street Fighter fans who  had to wait 4 years for a game that wasn't just a variation on Street Fighter II. It introduced new character and storylines that became part of the standard story for the games. This Street Fighter pencil baord has an awesome image of Akuma and Ryu facing off. it would look fantastic in anyones game room, a great gift choice and it's on sale for just $6.

We seriously have tons more gift perfect for the retro game lover in your life, so if you don't like this list check out the rest of our vintage (and newer) gaming memorabilia for sale.

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