Collecting Memorabilia

Double Jump Kris MiiHappy Monday everyone!

During slow times at the day job, I’m often reading random news articles and this particular one about a gentleman and his extensive collection caught my eye.

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Everyone knows that being a geek is an expensive hobby, what with the video games, the art books, the comics, the soundtracks, among other types of merchandise to collect. Rachel and I have a decent collection, and have showed off a few results when it comes to our shopping sprees and gift hauls. Our only issue is the lack of space we have for all of our merchandise.

Then there’s this dude who has over $150k worth of X-Men memorabilia and a giant basement dedicated to everything. He holds the Guinness World Record for largest X-Men collection since 2012, and is on the page opposite of the late legend Stan Lee, whom he’s met. The pictures in the article look fantastic, and having the space to dedicate to such a large collection is part of Rachel’s and my plans when we save up enough to buy a house.

I have a sizable comic book collection and Rachel has tons of Pokemon cards, but neither of us could ever come up with a collection as extensive as the gentleman in the article (perhaps in a decade or so — his collection has been growing for the past 30 years). Being able to have a big enough collection to properly display is a good enough reason to splurge on merchandise, right?

What kind of geeky collection to you have? Anything in particular that you would like to collect? Let me know in the comments below! If you liked this post, please share it around.

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Regency Gaming

Double Jump Kris MiiWhile doing a little research for this post, I realized that there is apparently a site dedicated to gambling games also called Regency Gaming. This post is not about that particular store. On that note, I hope everyone has a great start to their week!

Ever hear of Regency Gaming?

Rachel and I took a little weekend trip just to get away one last time for the summer with our parents, and part of where we went included some outlet stores. In this vast mall, Rachel and I wandered around, bought a couple of new puzzles to add to our collection (four new Thomas Kincade Disney-inspired puzzles and a map of Tolkien’s Middle-Earth), and came upon a gaming store called Regency Gaming.

I have never been socked with so much nostalgia in my life.

The store wasn’t brightly lit or anything — rather, it was decorated in grays and muted hues, showcasing the video game memorabilia that adorned their walls, shelves, and cases. There were a couple of times as I was gazing at the SNES consoles and the NES games for sale that I asked Rachel, “Are you old enough to remember these?”

Most of her responses were, “Barely.”

It was a nice walk down memory lane, and if I had the money, I may have bought a few things just for nostalgic’s sake.

Of course, the store had a few newer products as well, such as chargers, gaming headphones, games from the most recent consoles, but the history of gaming was the main point of the place, and it was glorious.