Gone Retro Hunting

What does one do on a lazy Sunday afternoon? They go hunting for some old school classic gear at the local vintage market in Brunswick East.

After a few goes on the Daytona USA and Tazmi’s TX-1 arcade machines, we got hunting. So, what did we find you may ask? Take a gander below…

Here we go!

One always starts their hunting by playing some Daytona USA

Then one must take it back a notch to playing the three-screen marvel, TX-1

Wish we could take this one home!

Cockpit is a bit worse for wear, but it’s still functional

Once we exhaust our coins, we get hunting. This is a pretty good start!

Now that is one cool framed movie poster!

The singing budgerigar – with a giant poster inside! Whoa! 

Who you gonna call?

We wonder if we’ll see a The Last Jedi cup in the near future…

Master System games under $15! That is unheard of! *smiles*

Lights, camera, action!

The menacing King Kong Bundy!

Not the VHS tape we were looking for…

Skateboard anyone? Tony Hawk would be proud.

Liberace would’ve loved this phone!

A Fisher Price record player! No way!

Forget the Fisher Price record play, this is what you should play your vinyl on!

Those eyes!!!

Game of Nightmare, anyone?

G.I. Joe! Hang on, Sloth from The Goonies! *mind blown*

Duck Monster? Nah, that’s a P!

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The Thrill Of The Chase: Vintage and Memorabilia Hunting

It had been some time since our last The Thrill Of The Chase. With the close of 2014 getting nearer, we are aiming to squeeze a few more thrills before the curtain falls on this year!

With the adrenaline rushing, we blazed a path across Melbourne to some vintage markets, pawn stores and a very funky memorabilia store. What we found was great and thrilling, but prices of items precluded us from taking things back home.

So, what did we find you may ask? Rather than words (Ed: boring!), check out the below photos!

Celebrating like it is 1984!
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Let’s take a look, shall we
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Um, this memorabilia store is a fire hazard – it’s packed to the rafters!
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TANANA NANANA TANANA NANA TANANA NANANA TANANA NANA GHOSTBUSTERS!
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A very expensive Freddo!
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Old school WWF is where it’s at baby!
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E.T. will phone home!
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At last, some Game & Watch beauties
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The ubiquitous Pac-man and Simon!
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Sega, Atari and Nintendo games!
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Donkey Kong Hockey Micro Vs for $65? No!
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Atari is best
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Scarface playing cards? Say hello to my……
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Perfectly tactile QWERTY keyboard
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I spy a MOTU boxed product!
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Whoa! I wonder if this Taito Asuka & Asuka arcade cabinet is for sale?
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Before DVD, there were some big ass LaserDiscs
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Oh man, Gakken Super Puck Monster tabletop! Very hard to resist
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Let’s hookup this Mac to the internet
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Scarface – enough said!
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Surely this Taito Speed Race machine is for sale?
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Oh damn, it’s for fun only
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I play while Ms. ausretrogamer shops
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Three screen action aplenty! 
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Yoda overseeing our shenanigans
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The Thrill Of The Chase: Gone Hunting

There was only one thing to do on a cold and miserable Sunday – go hunting! No guns or ammunition were required for this hunting trip. We armed ourselves with warm clothing and a keen eye to find some retro gaming gear and other vintage items.

Once the target was found, we went in to prowl. It was clear from the outset that this hunting trip was not going to disappoint. Once we got past the usual household kitsch items, we found precious arcade machines from the 1970s, lots of comics, vinyl records and a number of classic video gaming systems and games.

The selection of retro gaming systems and games did get the nostalgic nerve quite excited. There was no way we were going to leave empty handed on this hunt. Sorry wallet.

Didn’t know where to focus on this collection of action figures. Daytona USA lurked in the background
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Aha, there it is!
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The perfect tube to play some Pong
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Found hiding – some MOTU pals
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These Atari games look lonely
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RoboCop action figures!
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Robie Junior would not have been happy if this guy came home with us
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Alex Kidd tuned in on a proper vintage TV! Hells yeah!
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Sega delights
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Did someone say Sega, Atari and Nintendo?
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Vintage vinyl!
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Keeping it reel
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Perfect price for a fighting game
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Perfect price for an ice hockey game
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KISS!
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More KISS baby!
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Can’t hide from me Mr Macintosh SE!
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CIB Battlecat? No way!
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The dreaded Castle Grayskull
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LCD goodness in this cabinet
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A throwback to the WWF!
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More Sega goodies
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I spy with my little eye something beginning with N
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The holiest of holy, 1974’s Speed Race. And it’s in working order!hunt_Taito_Speed_Race
More old arcade beauties found!
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The perfect ending to a great hunt
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