Welp, it seems that those Twitch Boys and Girls have finished playing Pokémon… for now. In honor of those brave trolls and trollettes who have been typing their little hearts over the last few weeks, here are two of the coins from the Pokémon TCG. The Aerodactyl coin is from the Fossil expansion, which I understand has some sort of meaning to the live stream. Then again, I don’t think this is the right remnant for that group. Oh well, Aerodactyl is the true Pokémon savior anyway.
Some nights, I will just throw up random bits from toys I had as a kid. This is one of those nights. I promise you wonderful people will have some delightful video game brochures tomorrow. Until then, have a glimpse into the cavalcade of plastic robots that made up my youth.
The remainder of the Tekken 6 pre-order calendar is posted! Ya know, I am a bit disappointed at the lack of oddball characters featured in this promo item. I understand that there are too many fighters in Tekken to feature one-per-month in a single year, but come on; where’s the Yoshimitsu love?!
At the very least they could have done Kuma and Panda as another double-sided pair.
There are times when I long for the days of physical pre-order bonuses with my video game purchases. Toys and key chains, comic books and giant fold-out maps; these were my favorites. Then there were oddballs that didn’t quite match up with the game, like this calendar that came with Tekken 6 pre-orders. Listed as a, “Limited Edition Premium Gift,” this calendar was actually several double-sided posters. One side featured the female fighters of Tekken, in full-color scenery. The other side had the male fighters, in brooding red and black tones.
So in a way, this can be used to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Your welcome.
Here’s a tidbit from Electronic Gaming Monthly for your Valentine’s Day celebrations. Judging by the games on display in these happy messages (Halo, MGS2, Smash Bros. Melee, GTA3), I believe these are from an old issue of EGM, circa 2002 (since some of these released late 2001).
For this year’s Valentine’s Day, you are more than welcome to print these out and give them to your geeky significant other. As an alternative, anyone could chop up their old gaming magazines and present their loved one(s) with a personalized video game collage. Just sayin’: http://gimmgp.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/video-game-collages/
I’ll be honest: I know next to nothing about this game. I remember getting this pop-up brochure as an insert in Nintendo Power, and seeing this game on store shelves back in 1999, but that’s all. So let’s turn to the power of the Internet for help!
It seems Rocket: Robot on Wheels was the first game developed by Sucker Punch Productions, who later made the Sly Cooper series along with Infamous. Players take control of Rocket, a plucky little robot who has to save the zoo/theme park Whoopie World from the wily Jojo the raccoon.
Sounds pretty fun, and it comes highly recommended by Nintendo Power, who ranked the game at #18 on their “Best Nintendo 64 Games of All Time” list. Time to go old games hunting, I suppose.
Here’s the companion poster to the Yoshi’s Story flier from Toys R Us. Seeing this wall decoration once more, I recall having at least three versions of this same image in poster form. One from Nintendo Power, another from some other magazine, and this one here.
On another note, take a look at that poor Shy Guy! Being smooshed to death under a yellow dinosaur, all for the sake of a poster.
Yet another pre-order flier from Toys R Us that hit my mailbox back in 1998. I remember being so excited for Yoshi’s Story back in those days. After all, it was a sequel to one of the greatest games ever made; how could it be found lacking?
Well, I suppose if they made it ridiculously easy, changed the gorgeous visuals of its SNES predecessor, and gave Yoshi an intolerable baby voice, then the game could be considered an utter disappointment.
Who needs games when you have a collector card set of Sega games! Games like… F22 Interceptor and Road Rash?
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Even more video game trading cards?!
I can distinctly remember receiving piles of Nintendo fliers in the mail right around the N64 and GameCube eras. Most of these little pamphlets were meant to advertise the pre-order bonuses I could get from Toys R Us. For example, if I had picked up Pokémon Colosseum, I could have gotten a sneak peak of a movie along with a legendary Pokémon. But I didn’t, and to this day I regret that decision.
Hmm, what I actually regret is not picking up the piles of now rare SNES games from Toys R Us right around the same time the N64 was filling up the shelves. What a fool I was.