Friday, March 7, 2014
Collecting Goal for 2014: Finish my CIB Namco 18 Series
After a few important pick ups that I made over the last few months, I am really lose to finishing the set with 15 out of 18:
As you can see from the photo the ones I am missing are:
11 Burger Time
17 Valkrye no Bouken
Galaga and Valkrye are actually pretty easy to find and don`t cost too much so they shouldn`t be a problem. Burger Time is a tougher one to find CIB and usually sells for more, but I should be able to find that pretty easily too. In fact I could probably just buy these all right now off of Yahoo Auctions, but as usual I like to wait patiently for a bargain to come along.
Some of these are not truly CIB - Battle City and Sky Kid I don`t have the manuals for and the boxes on them are pretty rough so I`d like to upgrade those at some point.
I have a lot of trouble deciding which one is my favorite. Warpman is a really recent acquisition so I am currently quite taken with it. THe blue and orange cover art just looks really awesome:
Battle City is pretty cool too though, as is PacMan and Sky Kid.
As always I am left with the question of how to properly display these in a cramped Japanese apartment. I envisage these someday getting a wall rack that will adequately show them off, but for now I have to keep them in a box since I don`t have the wall space. Someday....someday....