The Thrill Of The Chase: Game Over For 2014

As the year draws to a close, it had to happen, we had to go for one final thrill of the chase!

With the adrenaline rushing at this time of year, there were classic gaming items to be found and bargains to be bagged. While everyone else was recovering from their Christmas festivities, Ms. ausretrogamer and I hit the road to find those elusive retro games and vintage toys.

There were a number of places that were closed due to the festive season, but that didn’t deter us from going to the next stop on our hit-list. We did hit the jackpot at our final stop – we may not have found what we were looking for, but we did have a blast playing some Daytona USA, Speed Race and the three-screen extravaganza, TX-1.

So with another year in the history books, we eagerly await the new year. Roll on 2015 for more thrills! Happy New Year to you all!

Spotted! Topless Skeletor
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Open Pokemon
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Close Pokemon. See, I can do magic!
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Namco made digital alarm clocks? *Mind Blown*
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Master System games + Hillbilly Jim = Perfect!
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No way, A (broken) Robot Armatron! 
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Seeing is believing
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Don’t get these two wet!
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Give your TV some old school action!
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Dayyyyyytonaaaaa!
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20c for some action? That’s cheap as chips!
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Go Speed Racer!
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Gotta get pole position!
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Nooooooo, it’s GAME OVER!
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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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