Sign in to follow this  

Magazines available for missing-issue scans, etc (lists inside)

Recommended Posts

So after YEARS of procrastination and a necessity during a recent move, I finally went through my magazines and made lists of what I have (rather: what I -moved-... magazines are heavy, yeesh)...

Basically, if Retromags/scanners need any of these to fill gaps, let me know and I'll happily ship them off at my own cost to whoever would like them, for scanning.

OTHERWISE, if these issues are already in-hand of scanners and aren't needed, this whole lot (or acceptable chunks; I'd like to avoid too many singles here-and-there) is available to anyone that wants to pay shipping.

Electronic Gaming Monthly

10 - no cover, 12, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 27, 29 - no back cover/possibly missing back few pages(?), 30, 31, 32, 33, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 58, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 74, 76, 79, 80, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 30, 31, 43, 45
Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games (*these are pretty rare(?)/odd/unique, I may want to keep these, but happy to donate if they're needed for scans)
Volume 1 Number 2, Volume 1 Number 3, Volume 2 Number 4


94, 103, 110, 114
1991 Aug/Sep, 1992 Mar, 1992 Apr/May, 1992 Aug/Sep, 1993 Mar, 1993 Sep, 1994 Sep, 1994 Nov
And that's it - If there's any interest in this for scans or collecting, let me know!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't have any of those, but am willing to scan them. My to-scan pile is getting small. I will go through what is already scanned and let you know what is needed.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds great E-Day!

With as fast as I had to move I did consult the existing Retromags scans to see what all were 'needed'. Some of those middle numbered EGMs are the AMAZINGLY thick ones so I wasn't sure if those were just large in-progress scan projects or what, but since they weren't in the existing Retromags collections, they came with :)

No hurry but yep: figure out what you need out of all of it, let me know and give me an address, and I'll ship them all off on my dime. Love the site/project :D

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

So here we go. This is what is needed:

Electronic Gaming Monthly
Everything except: 41, 42, 43, 50, 53, 66, 90, 104. You might notice that several that are needed are already on the site. However, they could greatly use an updated scan because the quality of the current one is only "okay", or because it was scanned many years ago when the page width standard was lower; 1280 pixels wide as opposed to the current 1600 pixels wide. There are several scans that are 1440 pixels wide which is the minimum standard now.
Everything except 2, 5, 13, 17, 18, 21, 30
Game Player's Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games
Volume 2 Number 4 (Volume 1 Number 2 and Volume 1 Number 3 are on the site but could use a rescan)
94 (Ultimate MK3 cover)
1991 Aug/Sep, 1992 Mar*, 1992 Apr/May, 1992 Aug/Sep, 1993 Mar, 1993 Sep, 1994 Sep, 1994 Nov
*available on the site but could use an updated scan

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

hi! i have a lo of magz that I download before crahs de server... if you want any or all, say me, I dont have any problem to upload again.

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

A little over a month later... progress!

I got everything together, wrapped in cellophane for protection so mags wouldn't slide around on each other (and for general 'compression' to fit in a box), and have done some measurement work.

Looks like for managable-sized boxes I could fit one half of these into a 17" x 5" x 12" box, and the other in a 17" x 7" x 12". Problem arises here though.

E-Day, if you are in Ontario as your profile claims... shipping simply the 17x5x12 (weighing 28 lb. 15 oz.) to you, via the cheapest option at UPS, would be 50+ USD. I'm ALL for donating but that is a bit much for me right now, not to mention double that.

Open to suggestions here; no hurry as the mags aren't going anywhere, I really wanna donate 'em to RetroMags, just can't spare high shipping costs right now.

- V

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am in Ontario. UPS is always pricey. Unfortunately, the USPS raised the price of their flat rate boxes to Canada. It used to be $25 for up to 20lbs to Canada in a medium box, but now it's $42, so not much better than UPS. FedEx is probably the same.

We can either split the shipping bewteen us, or start a collection to pay for the shipping. But splitting it between us is probably the best bet. There is no hurry as I can't really spare the shipping cost at the moment either, But we'll eventually get those magazines in the mail. You have a lot of great issues, including that fantastic December 1994 issue of EGM!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

:) I was a huuuge EGM fan, going pretty far back, hehe. And yeah that issue 65 and some of the issues around it were MASSIVE. Great times :)

Oh crap that's horrible @ the USPS increase. Yeah not much better at all as I'm thinking a 17x5x12-ish could fit twice the medium box easily, at not too much more shipping cost.

I'll definitely go in partial on the shipping, for sure. Was planning on 20USD-ish per shipment at least anyway, but even that will have to wait a bit for me :( - Just didn't expect these things to weigh THAT much, though I should have known, lol.

Consider them Retromags' property though, as far as missing-issues and such go.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By Depressor
      Retromags Presents!
      Game Land Issue 57
      December 1999

      Database Entry!
      Download Directly!
      Game Land Issue 58
      January 2000

      Database Entry!
      Download Directly!
    • By blankd
      Hey guys! Recently got into emulating PS1 games which has sent me on a massive nostalgia trip. Thought I'd try and seek out my primary source of gaming info at the time (Official UK Playstation Magazine) but have come to find that very few issues that I can recall exist online. A search on this forum lead me to some issues that I've been unable to find, however the links are long dead. You also don't appear to have any archived currently. Was just wondering if anybody could push me in the right direction? I find it very odd that one of the (apparently) best selling game mags of it's time has very little online presence. Makes me cringe that I probably threw them away years ago! Thanks in advance!
      I'll also make an effort to have a rummage whenever I'm in a charity shop and look into scanning myself... will update on my progress =]
    • By puregreen
      Hey guys, 
      I'm looking for all Dreamcast Magazine issues by Paragon Publishing (unofficial!) for my collection. As well as Dreamcast Solutions spin-off magz (not quite sure how many of these exist).
      It's kinda weird they don't appear on eBay since it was one of the best-selling DC magz...
      Looking for the best condition, mint if possible (I think it's very realistic because again, it was very popular).
      If anyone has some of them to offer, we can make a deal  I can pay with PayPal / Skrill.
    • By Depressor
      Retromags Presents!
      Game Land Issue 93
      June 2001

      Database Entry!
      Download Directly!
    • By Rapid99
      Hello hello!
      I’m looking for (mostly) early issues of Tips & Tricks magazine for my collection.
      Condition isn’t a huge deal to me, the magazines just can’t be literally falling apart. My only requirements are that A. The cover is present and intact, and B. There are no missing pages / binding is fully intact. Otherwise, page creases, folds, minor tears, etc. are acceptable for the most part.
      As for particular issues I’m looking for, this is my current collection spreadsheet; as noted in the key at the bottom, I’m looking for anything in either red or yellow.
      A few things of note about “non-standard” issues: In September of 98’, T&T created a full strategy guide for Mortal Kombat 4. It was the only time they produced a standalone strategy guide. Also of note is the listing for April of 1998 – this issue was the only issue released with two different covers, one for Canada, and one for the rest of the world. I have the worldwide cover, so I’m missing the Canadian counterpart. Lastly, “Tips & Tricks” released their last numbered issue in August of 2007. Following this, they continued to release “Tips & Tricks Videogame Codebook” issues up until the final issue, in January of 2011. These issues were released less frequently, and had a lot of the features of the original magazine removed, in lieu of straight up cheat-codes and mini strategy guides.

      In addition to my spreadsheet, I also have a quick-reference image of every cover from the missing issues on my list, as well as a (possibly easier to read) text list.

      Summer 1994 (#2): Super Street Fighter II
      Fall 1994 (#3): Mortal Kombat II
      July 1995 (#6): X-Men 2: Clone Wars
      October 1995 (#8): Battle Arena Toshinden
      November 1995 (#9): WWF WrestleMania – Arcade Special
      December 1995 (#10): Tekken
      January 1996 (#11): Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
      February 1996 (#12): Marvel Super Heroes
      March 1996 (#13): Samurai Shodown III: Blades of Blood
      April 1996 (#14): Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
      May 1996 (#15): Killer Instinct 2
      June 1996 (#16): Area 51
      July 1996 (#17): Street Fighter Alpha 2
      August 1996 (#18): Special Arcade Issue
      September 1996 (#19): Cyber Troopers Virtual-On
      October 1996 (#20): Nights into Dreams, Super Mario 64, Tekken 2
      November 1996 (#21): Star Gladiator Episode I: Final Crusade
      February 1997 (#24): Virtua Fighter 3
      April 1997 (#26): Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
      July 1997 (#29): Tekken 3
      September 1997 (#31): Final Fantasy VII
      January 1998 (#35): Mortal Kombat 4
      April 1998 (#38 CANADA):  ReBoot
      1998 SPECIAL EDITION: Mortal Kombat 4 – Official Strategy Guide
      May 2002 SUMMER CODEBOOK: Big Head Mode Cover
      September / October 2008: Grand Theft Auto IV
      May / June 2009: Street Fighter IV
      September / October 2009: Punch-Out!!
      November / December 2009: Wii Sports Resort
      February 2010: Halo 3: ODST
      If anyone has any to offer, I’d be happy to work out a deal, and it’d be really appreciated