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    I'm excited. I BIN'd another Canadian Sega...

    I'm excited. I BIN'd another Canadian Sega Genesis on eBay and it should be arriving shortly. The nice thing about this one is that it's an 'Altered Beast' variant with the corresponding...
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    My collecting goals & guidelines with regard to...

    My collecting goals & guidelines with regard to the Sega Genesis are pretty simple.

    1) Collect what I like. I'm not a completionist.

    2) Collect what I'm nostalgic for. I've learned a long time...
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    I thought it might be worth mentioning that the...

    I thought it might be worth mentioning that the #22, associated with Irwin Toys distribution of Sega Genesis items in Canada, appears in a number of places on the console equipment and at least one...
  4. Canadian variant of 'The Revenge of Shinobi' (on...

    Canadian variant of 'The Revenge of Shinobi' (on the left). US version on the right. They are very similar but not the same if you look closely.

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    The Canadian variant appears to be...
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    Figured I'd better add my newest acquisition to...

    Figured I'd better add my newest acquisition to this thread as well.

    I picked up a Canadian copy of 'The Revenge of Shinobi' which I'm pretty excited about. This game and the original Sonic the...
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    If you look again at the front artwork you'll see...

    If you look again at the front artwork you'll see some differences as well. Check the lettering 'The Revenge Of' on both boxes. Also, the positioning of Shinobi's head against the enemy in the...
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    I picked up a Canadian copy of 'The Revenge of...

    I picked up a Canadian copy of 'The Revenge of Shinobi' which I'm pretty excited about. This game and the original Sonic the Hedgehog were my first Sega Genesis games back in 1991.

    I decided to...
  8. Interesting. Thanks for the info. I'm...

    Interesting. Thanks for the info.

    I'm surprised someone didn't try doing something like this with their 'nick name'.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=L1JYHNX8pdo
  9. This is just a guess, but it could there may have...

    This is just a guess, but it could there may have been some question about the validity of having to use a '1' in the distribution area. Normally '1' is the long distance code for North America,...
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    That might have something to do with the fact...

    That might have something to do with the fact that Sega was using Irwin Toys to distribute the consoles & games in the first few years.

    An interesting tidbit related to the Canadian 'Irwin Toys'...
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    It's actually the other way around. All of Canada...

    It's actually the other way around. All of Canada has to put both French & English on packaging because of a legal requirement in consideration of Quebec and French being one of Canada's two...
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    Metal Gear Solid Bushido Blade Vigilante 8

    Metal Gear Solid
    Bushido Blade
    Vigilante 8
  13. Yup. This. ^^^^ Not to mention that...

    Yup. This. ^^^^

    Not to mention that technically every time you plugged in a game cartridge or other device, you were 'adding chips' to the base console. Sega also extended the Genesis' reach by...
  14. That's okay because few people also knew the SNES...

    That's okay because few people also knew the SNES was running on half the bits (transfer rate) the Genesis was. The SNES needed all the help it could get. LOL.
  15. The Genesis was technically the better machine....

    The Genesis was technically the better machine. Nintendo pulled off a successful misinformation campaign that convinced many people of the opposite, much as Apple did with PC. But at the end of the...
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    Found these complete Genesis games for $7-9 each...

    Found these complete Genesis games for $7-9 each at the local video game store... in their 'retro games' section.

    Chiki Chiki Boys
    Wonder Boy in Monster World
    The Pirates of Dark Water
    High...
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    Spoken like someone spoiled by the plethora of...

    Spoken like someone spoiled by the plethora of 'mascot' platformer wannabes that came up in the shadows of Sonic. You clearly weren't around when Sonic 1 hit the stage. It was truly revolutionary,...
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    Grumpy cat?

    Grumpy cat?
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    A huge kudos to you for having the strength of...

    A huge kudos to you for having the strength of character to stand up for yourself and seek out what's best for yourself... and for not giving way to the stigma of mental illness. We have nearly all...
  20. mmmMMMMmmmm.... pumpkin spice. 14422

    mmmMMMMmmmm.... pumpkin spice.

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  21. Just watched 'Avengers: Infinity War'. All in all...

    Just watched 'Avengers: Infinity War'. All in all I liked it. It's pretty obviously only 'part 1' of the story.

    I guess we're probably not allowed to discuss/mention too much about newer films...
  22. Now I'm curious what you'll think of the Sonic...

    Now I'm curious what you'll think of the Sonic the Hedgehog movie.
  23. When I was in school I would have the...

    When I was in school I would have the occasionally reoccurring "It's Monday morning and I haven't done my homework yet" dream. When I first started working doing janitorial & building maintenance I...
  24. Not to mention PS2's are dirt cheap right now. I...

    Not to mention PS2's are dirt cheap right now. I just saw an auction for two working PS2 slims, with 10 great games... $50 starting bid and it ended with not a single bid.

    Really good PS 1 games...
  25. I agree. They should have something more...

    I agree. They should have something more PlayStation iconic like Spyro the Dragon. There were so many great games for the PS1. I'm a bit disappointed with only 20 games.

    Come on Sony... just...
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