Tagged: Sega

There’s never been a better time for disposable income!

While the economy teeters on recession Japan is unwavering in their temptation of frivolous goods. Since I just spotted SO many of them at the same time today I figured I’d do a roundup. Get your currency converters and international Amazon accounts ready!

The heavy hitter of the day is definitely the Sega Mega Drive Mini 2, a follow-up to the 2019 mini console, only this time there are more weird games I love AND a functional(ish) Mega CD 2 add-on. Well, it’s functional in that it flips open and a miniature copy of Sonic CD snaps inside. The games, sadly, do not play from miniature discs.

“The miniature retro console will cost 9,980 yen, or somewhere around $75. It’s very cute, and appears to come with a simulated miniature cartridge for Virtua Racing and a simulated miniature CD for Sonic the Hedgehog CD. The Sega CD mini add-on is 4,500 yen extra, or about $35.”

Polygon

The full roster of 50 titles and surprise bonuses hasn’t been revealed yet but of the assortment shown I’m already excited for Sonic CD, Silpheed, Virtua Racing, Bonanza Bros., and Thunder Force IV. Although I don’t have the patience for it, I’m also amazed to see The Story of Yumemikan which we got here as Mansion of Hidden Souls. I didn’t realize Sega published that one in Japan and apparently still has ownership of it. If Ranger-X somehow makes it into the package I will absolutely buy this thing. No word yet on a matching Genesis Mini 2 for western release.

Next up is a ridiculously varied assortment of soft Nintendo goods starting with 13 Pikmin plushies and soft desk organizers. The blue Pikmin is the star of the show and on the backside you can fondle his little plush butt. Then there’s a cast of  11 plush items in a new “Super Mario All Star Collection” including my personal favorites Birdo and Mecha-Koopa. Monty Mole and Buzzy Beetle are two more notable standouts along with a plush question block and block bar trio that are storage cubbies. Complete with adorable power-up icons inside. Honestly, I could fill that question block with other question block trinkets I have.

Finally, of least personal interest but still very wholesome and cute, are twenty-seven new hand towels from Pokemon Center Online. I have no idea what I’d do with a small hand towel but “Lovely Flowers with Pikachu” just melts my heart. They’re $5-$10 a piece.

God that’s a lot of cute junk! Check the links for more and bigger images from Impress GameWatch, if you think you can withstand the temptation.

E3 2001: Sega B-Roll & Nintendo Booth Tour 📺 From The Collection TV


For the month of June, It Came From The Collection and ICFTC -TV- are going back in time to E3 2000 and 2001! Some of this has been shared on GameLuv in the past but it’s here again with new trimmings and higher resolution video.

Pull up to one of the numerous screens as Sega’s booth that was endlessly looping clips and footage of Toejam & Earl 3, Sega Bass Fishing, Sonic Advance, Gunvalkyrie, Super Monkeyball, Virtua Fighter, and many other multi-platform titles. Then head over to Nintendo’s booth for a panoramic view of the giant screen and DJ stage, the interactive Wario puppet, huge spinning GameCube logos, and a mesmerizing wall of blue waves.

📺 About the Show 📺
It Came From The Collection -TV- is a supplemental series to my hands-on videos. These clips, commercials, and programs go live every Saturday morning to recapture the spirit of the legendary cartoon lineups and laser-focused marketing aimed at young minds. I’ve tried to clean up the picture and sound, and render them at 1080p for a more viewable presentation. ICFTC -TV- ! Part of a nutritious breakfast!

It Came From The Collection #9: Jet Set Soundtracks Unwrapped!

 

EPISODE 09: Jet Set Soundtracks Unwrapped!
I’ve had these sealed Jet Set Radio and JSR Future soundtrack CDs since the early 2000’s and only recently found out they are illicit bootlegs! So now that they’re not valuable let’s rip ‘em open and see what’s inside both soundtracks!! And sorry about the buzzing heard during some of the video, this was my first video after a long, strange break from YouTube and I forgot one crucial part of my recording setup.

✨ About the Show 
In hopes of bringing something a little more unique to YouTube I started ‘It Came From The Collection‘ to chronicle the gaming ephemera I’ve amassed over the years: flyers and pamphlets, pre-order tchotchkes, toys, posters, and all kinds of marketing paperwork. Follow the series on my channel and check out more of my collection on Instagram.

It Came From The Collection #5: The Whole Spin on Sega CD Pamphlet (1992)


EPISODE 5: The Whole Spin on Sega CD Pamphlet (1992)

Want to READ about what makes the Sega CD so rad? Who needs screenshots or even marketing artwork when you’ve got prose!? It’s interstellar hyperbole in a pocket-sized pamphlet on this episode of It Came From The Collection.

✨ About the Show 
In hopes of bringing something a little more unique to YouTube I started ‘It Came From The Collection‘ to chronicle the gaming ephemera I’ve amassed over the years: flyers and pamphlets, pre-order tchotchkes, toys, posters, and all kinds of marketing paperwork. Follow the series on my channel and check out more of my collection on Instagram.

We’re so close to a Sega Saturn Mini… Sorta

We're so close to a Sega Saturn Mini... Sorta

I was going to start posting random cool things I find on Instagram but the embed code doesn’t work well with GameLuv’s theme. These posts may be fewer and farther between than planned.

Nevertheless, check out this original Sega Saturn CD Case that Frauleinpolylina has repurposed as a Saturn Controller Case. In this age of demure consoles like the NES and SNES Classic Edition, this little Saturn made my heart leap for a second. I mean, discs will fit inside this thing already so we’re probably 80% of the way towards a Saturn Mini. C’mon Sega, ditch the AtGames junk and do us right!