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So I just got off of work and was driving through town when I spotted this old gaming store I've seen for years but never been to. The place is a literal hole-in-the-wall, with amateur Dragon Ball Z characters and gaming characters painted onto the walls and glass. I've been stopping into local gaming shops the last few months in the hopes of finding some early magazines to build up references for my various projects so figured I'd give this place a shot.

I wasn't expecting much other than the usual "No, sorry. Don't carry them/they go fast.", but, to my surprise he points out a section of the shop literally stuffed full of magazines. I couldn't even go through them all. There were over 200 magazines with at least 150 uniques. The shop owner says they're $1 a magazine, but then says he just wants to get rid of it all and offers the whole collection for $20. This was something I couldn't pass up.

Nintendo Power

Vol. 22 - March 1991

Vol. 49 - June 1992 (cover and back missing)

Vol. 106 - March 1998 (x2)

Vol. 107 - April 1998 (x2)

Vol. 108 - May 1998 (x2)

Vol. 109 - June 1998

Vol. 110 - July 1998

Vol. 111 - August 1998 (x2)

Vol. 112 - September 1998 (x2) (cover missing on one)

Vol. 113 - October 1998

Vol. 115 - December 1998

Vol. 116 - January 1999 (x2)

Vol. 117 - February 1999

Vol. 118 - March 1999

Vol. 119 - April 1999 (x2)

Vol. 120 - May 1999

Vol. 121 - June 1999 (x3)

Vol. 122 - July 1999

Vol. 123 - August 1999 (x2)

Vol. 124 - September 1999

Vol. 125 - October 1999 (cover missing and bottom-right corner gnawed through)

Vol. 126 - November 1999

Vol. 127 - December 1999 (gnawed horribly through)

Vol. 128 - January 2000 (x2) (cover missing on one)

Vol. 129 - February 2000

Vol. 134 - July 2000

Vol. 141 - February 2001

Vol. 142 - March 2001

Vol. 143 - April 2001

Vol. 144 - May 2001

GamePro

Issue #77 - February 1995

Issue #97 - October 1996 (cover creased)

Issue #103 - April 1997 (top-right corner bent back)

Issue #104 - May 1997 (x2) (cover missing on one)

Issue #105 - June 1997 (cover and back missing) (x2)

Issue #106 - July 1997 (x3)

Issue #116 - May 1998

Issue #119 - August 1998 (x2)

Issue #120 - September 1998

Issue #124 - January 1999

Issue #129 - June 1999 (cover missing)

Issue #130 - July 1999

Issue #131 - August 1999

Issue #136 - January 2000

Issue #144 - September 2000

Issue #151 - April 2001

Issue #152 - May 2001

Issue #153 - June 2001

Issue #170 - November 2002

S.W.A.T. PRO - September 1993

Game Informer

Issue #52 - August 1997

Issue #70 - February 1999

Issue #71 - March 1999

Issue #100 - August 2001

Issue #101 - September 2001

Issue #102 - October 2001

Issue #103 - November 2001

Issue #106 - February 2002

Issue #108 - March 2002

Issue #109 - June 2002

Issue #110 - July 2002

Issue #119 - March 2003

GameFan

Vol. 3, Issue #12 - December 1995

Vol. 5, Issue #8 - August 1997

Vol. 8, Issue #3 - March 2000

Vol. 8, Issue #7 - July 2000

Vol. 8, Issue #10 - October 2000

Vol. 8, Issue #11 - November 2000

Game Players

Issue #68 - February 1995

Issue #70 - April 1995

Issue #72 - June 1995

Issue #73 - July 1995

Issue #74 - August 1995

Issue #75 - September 1995

Issue #76 - October 1995

Issue #77 - November 1995

Issue #78 - December 1995

Issue #79 - Holiday 1995

EGM

#94 - May 1997

#102 - January 1998

#109 - August 1998

#124 - November 1999 (cover missing)

EGM2

#48 - June 1998 (x2)

Expert Gamer

Issue #59 - May 1999 (x2)

Issue #67 - January 2000

Pocket Gamer

Vol. 3 - Summer 2000

Tips & Tricks

November 1997

Next Gen

Vol. 3, Issue #31 - July 1997 (then known as "Next Generation", which is why the reference numbers are different)

Vol. 2, Issue #8 - August 2000 (x6)

Vol. 3, Issue #3 - March 2001 (x2)

Vol. 3, Issue #6 - June 2001

Vol. 3, Issue #7 - July 2001

Vol. 3, Issue #8 - August 2001

Vol. 3, Issue #9 - September 2001

Vol. 3, Issue #11 - November 2001

Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine

Issue #17 - February 1999 (spine heavily damaged)

Issue #31 - April 2000

Issue #34 - July 2000

Issue #35 - August 2000

Issue #37 - October 2000

Issue #52 - January 2002

Issue #63 - December 2002

PSM

Vol. 2, Issue #6 - February 1998

Vol. 3, Issue #21 - May 1999

Vol. 4, Issue #29 - January 2000

Vol. 4, Issue #34 - June 2000

Vol. 4, Issue #36 - August 2000 (x4)

Vol. 4, Issue #39 - November 2000

Vol. 5, Issue #43 - March 2001

Vol. 6, Issue #62 - September 2002

Vol. 9, Issue #95 - February 2005 (still in plastic wrap)

XBOX: Official Xbox Magazine

Issue #4 - March 2002 (x2)

Issue #5 - April 2002

Issue #6 - May 2002

Issue #7 - June 2002

Issue #9 - August 2002

Issue #10 - September 2002 (back cover clipped)

Issue #11 - October 2002

Issue #33 - July 2004

Miscellaneous magazines

EGM's 1997 Show Guide to E3

IQGamer - Issue #122 - June 2005 (x2)

Incite #7 - April 2000

Incite #7 - June 2000

Incite #8 - July 2000

PC Gamer Vol. 8, #4 - April 2001

PC Gamer Vol. 8, #5 - May 2001

PlayStation Power (UK) - 1997

PlayStation Solutions - Vol. 1, Issue #8

PS Extreme Vol. 2, Issue #9 - August 1997

PS Extreme Vol. 4, Issue #8 - July 1999

Sega Visions - June/July 1993 (gnawed along the entire right side (about an inch into the magazine), though only the top half is damaged towards the end of the magazine)

Strategy Guides

Armorines (Acclaim)

Blade II: Official Strategy Guide (Brady Games) (x5)

Bully: Scholarship Edition (Brady Games)

Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad (Prima)

EA Sports: Madden 2002 (Prima)

Grand Theft Auto Vice City No. 2 (EGM Guides) (x6) (all still in plastic wrap)

Mortal Kombat: Fighter's Kompanion

Nintendo Power Strategy Guide - 4-Player Extra - Vol. 19

Pokemon Snap (Nintendo Power)

Pokemon Stadium 2 (Versus Books) (x9)

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (Prima)

Star Wars: Rebel Strike - Rogue Squadron III (Nintendo Power)

Street Fighter Alpha 3 (Brady Games)

Summoner (Prima)

Tenchu 2 (Brady Games)

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil

WWF Attitude (Acclaim)

WWF War Zone (Acclaim)

Zone of the Enders (Brady Games)

Manuals

Aladdin (SEGA Genesis manual)

Animaniacs (SEGA Genesis manual)

Atari 5200 booklet (contains early advertisements for various games)

Atari 5200 Football manual

Bimini Run (SEGA Genesis manual)

Buster Busts Loose! (Super Nintendo manual)

College Slam (SEGA Genesis manual)

Donkey Kong 64 (Nintendo 64">N64 manual)

Freedom Fighters! (Odyssey manual)

Frogger (Atari 5200 manual)

Genesis 6-Pak Instruction Manual

Glover (Nintendo 64">N64 manual)

Hexen (manual)

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (Nintendo 64">N64 manual)

NBA Showdown '94 (Super Nintendo manual)

Pole Position (Atari 5200 manual)

Spider-Man/X-Men (Super Nintendo manual)

Scooby-Doo Mystery (Super Nintendo manual)

StarCraft (manual)

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (Nintendo 64">N64 manual)

Turrigan (SEGA Genesis manual)

Miscellaneous (gaming)

Dragon Warrior Adventure Guide (point chart)

Dragon Warrior Monster Identification Chart/Overworld Map

Labyrinth World of Dragon Warrior II (poster)

Sega Genesis full-page advertisement poster, featuring DUNE, Links: The Challenge of Golf, Heart of the Alien, Jammit, DUNE: The Battle for Arrakis, Demolition Man, The Jungle Book, RoboCop VERSUES The Terminator, and Cool Spot

Printed-out Legend of Zelda Walkthrough (lol)

Miscellaneous (non-gaming)

The Art of Fullmetal Alchemist

Blue Mouth Lollipop (Copyright Loftus 1998)

San Jose SHARKS: Pacific Division Champions 2001-02

Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Weapons and Technology

Video Business - January 21, 2002

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Geez, for $20 you'd be crazy to pass them up! Excellent catch. There's even lots of scannable stuff in there.

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Excellent stuff.

If I were you I'd still scan all the post-2000 stuff after the pre-2000 stuff anyway as as some point the cut-off year will change so having them scanned ahead of time is prudent. The benefit of that is you can still take them and read them on your iPad when holidaying in the Bahama's too :D

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Geez, for $20 you'd be crazy to pass them up! Excellent catch. There's even lots of scannable stuff in there.

Excellent stuff.

If I were you I'd still scan all the post-2000 stuff after the pre-2000 stuff anyway as as some point the cut-off year will change so having them scanned ahead of time is prudent. The benefit of that is you can still take them and read them on your iPad when holidaying in the Bahama's too :D

Unfortunately I don't have the skills or hardware to scan any of this into the expected standards. However, my goal with this buy was to give something back to RetroMags... I'd be perfectly happy to donate any of this to anyone that would like to scan them as long as they help with the shipping. If there's anything that doesn't require scanning I'll still re-sell it for a good offer. :)

Nice one. Even got a few of the pre-2000 NP that are missing here right?

I didn't know there were any NPs that weren't already scanned. :blink:

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Pre-2000 Nintendo Power issues missing from downloads:

#090, Nov 1996 (not in your new set either)

#092, Jan 1997 (not in your new set either)

#111, Aug 1998 (you've got 2!)

#113-119, Oct 1998 - Apr 1999 (you're only missing 114)

#121-127, Jun 1999 - Dec 1999 (yours are mostly intact)

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That's surprising. I checked if the two pre-issue 100 issues were scanned but honestly didn't expect anything more recent to be missing. If anyone's up to take them just let me know and I'll ship them... Would love to help complete the collection.

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I have a stack of about 8 Nintendo Powers that need scanning. I'll get around to those probably after I finish the GamePro magazines and before starting the huge stack of "Video Games: The Ultimate Gaming Magazine" that I have.

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Yeah, I figured Nintendo Power was one of those magazines that someone would have. Didn't really expect I'd have the only copies.

Anyways, if there is anything I do have that no one else does feel free to bring it up. I'd like to get most of this off my hands and into those of someone that can do them justice. :D

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I didn't know you got them to donate to the site. I'll definitely look through what is needed and let you know as soon as possible :)

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