Blast from the Past - Toys R Us 1996 holiday ad

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Blast from the Past - Toys R Us 1996 holiday ad

Postby robometal cowboy » 17 Dec 2012 00:12

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Postby LinkMaster111 » 17 Dec 2012 00:14

Gotta pick me up one of the Game Boy Pockets, only $60!
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Postby Roth » 17 Dec 2012 00:18

Remember the TRU exclusive limited edition gold Nintendo 64?

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Postby NeverUnplaying » 17 Dec 2012 00:27

Alex Trebek has the mustache!
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Re: Blast from the Past - Toys R Us 1996 holiday ad

Postby BlueRangerVegeta » 17 Dec 2012 00:35

I remember paying less than that for UMK3 on Sega Saturn for Best Buy. Still got it too. Damn those Saturn cases weren't put together very well though :*(

Why that game is cheaper on the Saturn than on Genesis or SNES is beyond me.......
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Postby Vidaluko » 17 Dec 2012 00:40

That Toy Story GB game was awful, I remember that I got it over Donkey Kong Land, BAD choice...
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Postby kernal » 17 Dec 2012 00:41

man oh man.. good times! i loved that animaniacs game, by the way. it was jam packed with show references!
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Postby komicturtle92 » 17 Dec 2012 01:00

I have Pac Man Adventure 2, Animaniacs and Tiny Toons on SNES. Love PA2 though. N64 games were indeed expensive. I wonder how much PS1 games were going.

EDIT: NVM, I see it. Saturn and PS1 games were closely priced I see.
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Postby kdognumba1 » 17 Dec 2012 01:11

I actually remember this ad lol
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Postby redhatdrawler » 17 Dec 2012 01:22

Ahhh, the good ol days...
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Postby Tendonin » 17 Dec 2012 01:28

So much nostalgia...I want a time machine. >_>
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Postby AlphaMeta » 17 Dec 2012 01:58

I remember my dad buying an N64 for my brother and I.
For some reason, my mom wasn't too happy about it.
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Postby Einar1025 » 17 Dec 2012 02:05

Makes me miss my n64, I sold it when the Wii came out cause I foolishly believed Nintendo would release all my favorite games on the virtual console.

I'm kicking myself for it now cause I am dying to play some Bomberman 64 and Snowboard kids... >_>
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Postby Necrochild313 » 17 Dec 2012 02:10

Oh my nostalgia.

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Postby TOPolk » 17 Dec 2012 02:29

BlueRangerVegeta wrote:I remember paying less than that for UMK3 on Sega Saturn for Best Buy. Still got it too. Damn those Saturn cases weren't put together very well though :*(

Why that game is cheaper on the Saturn than on Genesis or SNES is beyond me.......


Cheaper to make a CD than a cartridge. Also, UMK3 was also probably a 32 or 64 Mbit cart, which probably drove up the cost a bit too.
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Postby Mako » 17 Dec 2012 02:44

I just bought two more N64 controllers for $15 a piece. Those are a rip off. :P

Seeing a $60 game right next to a $60 console is pretty funny as well.
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Postby Nin2000 » 17 Dec 2012 02:54

Oh how I miss those days!

PS. What holiday was this promotion for?
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Postby Eternal Rain » 17 Dec 2012 03:11

*checked the original GAF thread* Wow, now I'm seeing even more why sticking with carts was a bad idea, those manufacturing costs must have been ridiculous if cart games at the time were about $60 and $70! (yeah I didn't start to pay close attention to game prices until the Gamecube and PS2 days) That joke in Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection about how Phantasy Star IV was almost $100 a cart while this big collection of Genesis games was only $30 for one disc just hit me harder.

Still, certainly nostalgia to be had here. I didn't actually get an N64 until Christmas 1997, but still. I remember my first games were Super Mario 64, Star Fox 64, and I think Wave Race 64 as well.
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Postby FrenchFryGuy » 17 Dec 2012 04:40

Ah, Good times. I'm gonna go back. I just need a tin can to kick around. *Wonders if anybody will get that reference.*
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Postby Nabooru » 17 Dec 2012 05:22

*Sniffle*What nostalgia. The TRU in my area still has 90s Jeffrey on the 25 cent machines.
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Postby mbh911 » 17 Dec 2012 06:06

Omg I remebered I always used to buy the Sunday's paper back in those days and I would read all ads on video games stuff for toysrus, best buy, sears, etc. Good times.
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Postby joshb1983 » 17 Dec 2012 06:22

FrenchFryGuy wrote:Ah, Good times. I'm gonna go back. I just need a tin can to kick around. *Wonders if anybody will get that reference.*

I get it! I love the Twilight Zone.
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Postby FrenchFryGuy » 17 Dec 2012 06:30

joshb1983 wrote:
FrenchFryGuy wrote:Ah, Good times. I'm gonna go back. I just need a tin can to kick around. *Wonders if anybody will get that reference.*

I get it! I love the Twilight Zone.


Right on! Me too. The New Year's marathon is drawing near again as well.
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Postby gatorboi352 » 17 Dec 2012 11:45

$30 for gaming controllers.... le sigh...
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Postby Pretendo » 17 Dec 2012 13:11

I still have the receipt for the purchase of my N64 from TRU in 1998. So much nostalgia.
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