I know I did a thread on this over at CSW but there is always time to talk about one my all time greatest passions, the Nintendo Entertainment System
I will remember the day in 1985 we got the whole kit and kaboodle forever. Me, my brother and sister were begging for weeks to get one and my parents finally caved. We each got to pick out a game to go along with the pack we got which included Duck Hunt and Gyromite with R.O.B. the lil' Robot. So I got Baseball, my brother got 10 Yard Fight and my sister picked Mario Bros. (non-Super
) We must have played for hours on end. I remember my dad missed a meeting he was so enthralled with playing Duck Hunt. It was great because we were also the house in the neighborhood since we were the first family to get a system. Atari was the thing of the past!
The collection really grew from there and was probably a large factor in me getting out of toy collecting. All $$$ went to buying new games... Super Mario Bros, Kung Fu, Pro Wrestling and then some of the greatest games ever! Mike Tyson's Punch Out, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Kid Icarus, RC Pro Am, Castlevania...
I think we topped off around 30 games, and I still break the old girl out from time to time. I bought a ton of old games and a new pin connector last winter and she still works like a charm.