Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Famicom Game Collection at the New Year

Another year is at an end. I thought this might be a good time to do a little review of the state of my Famicom game collection.

At the moment I have a little over 700 different Famicom carts, roughly 2/3 of the total. I say `roughly` because unfortunately I lost my checklist a few months ago and since then have had to basically guess which ones I need when making purchases. At some point I`ll have to create a new one.

Anyway, that means that my progress was pretty slow this year as I already had over 600 different carts at the end of 2010. That is to be expected though, the more carts you have the harder it gets to find the ones that you still need.

My Famicom collection at the moment is scattered throughout my apartment in a variety of nooks and crannies. Basically anywhere I could put them. My favorite games I keep on my little custom built Famicom cart shelf, which is still decorated for Christmas:
Other games that I like but which didn`t quite make the cut for the shelf go in this box:
Or in this little side table:
Or here in this little space on the other side of the sofa:
Or just in front of the TV:
I also have a big pile on a shelf in the spare room. I used to store the entire collection there but since we got the dog I`ve only been able to use a little corner of it, right next to the Slave 1 there:
These are games that I basically don`t play anymore. There are a few good ones in there, but its way too much of a pain to find them. I keep the colorful ones facing out as I think it makes the room look a little brighter.

Rounding out the collection is this box, where I keep the overflow from the overflow from the overflow:
Oh and of course my ever expanding Complete in Box Famicom collection, which is getting quite big. I really wish I had a way to display these, that is another thing that will have to await our moving into a bigger place someday:
In addition to all of that I have my doubles. I`ve actually sold quite a few of them over the past few months, but the pile is still impressive:
And that is about it for my Famicom collection!

This will in all likelihood be my last post here for 2011. I hope you all have a nice New Year!

Related Posts:
- Boxed Famicom Games and the Problem of Collection Creep
- First Famicom Carts of 2011
- Wall of Famicom
- Famicom Fort


  1. Wow! I knew you had a lot of Famicom carts, but this really put it into perspective! Have a happy new year Sean! And please do me a favor for 2012. Please review Banana! I don't have a Famicom(yet), and every time I see that box or cart, it drives me nuts!

  2. My. God. I knew you had a lot of Famicom games, Sean, but I didn't realize just how many until I saw this post. You're practically swimming in them! I love it :)

    Anyway, thanks for giving us an update. I've been waiting for this for ages, it seems :P Congrats on being 2/3 of the way to your goal, BTW.

    Other than that, I hope you and your wife and dog have a great end of the year -- and a great start of 2012, too!

  3. That's alot of carts there my friend. I've made a new years resolution for myself. No more loose carts. It's not going to happen

  4. Jason - thanks, I hope you have a happy new year too! And I will definitely do a post devoted to Banana sometime in 2012, its one of my favorite games!

    Bryan - I am indeed swimming in them:) And thanks, I hope you and your husband have a great 2012 too!

    GunHead - LOL, loose carts are almost possible to resist. I give you until February at the latest before you break that one!

  5. Hi I have a famicom blog as well, I collect pirate carts and systems. Feel free to check it out:

  6. Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold! Sorry to look past the carts, but nice boxed slave 1 man!!!

  7. Franzmx - nice blog. Very nice collection too, I`ve never seen so many pirate games in one place!

    RetrogamerTim - Thanks! I love my Slave 1, Boba Fett was probably my favorite character when I was a kid. I didn`t actually have the Slave 1 when I was a kid, but when I found a cheap boxed one I couldn`t resist!

  8. So your games are pretty much just strewn all about the place? Your wife must really like games as well... I mean, why else would she let you have so many?!

  9. Yup, strewn about the place. My wife likes games, though I do get constant hints that I should be maybe getting rid of some of them;)

  10. Totally awesome! I drooled over every pic! What a way to end the year! ^_^

  11. Thanks Famicom Freak!! Great way to end the year indeed:)

  12. Oops, almost missed this post during my catching up! As others have said, your collection is indeed impressive but it must be a pain to find a specific game! :P Maybe you could do a post one day to reveal which privileged titles comprise your 'favourites shelf'. And where does Phil go? Did you make him a kennel or something? :)

  13. LOL, thanks Simon! Yes, it is massively difficult to find a specific game! The only ones I can find easily are my favorites which I keep on that purpose built shelf where they are handy and easy to see. The other 600-odd Famicom games in my possession are just massively difficult to get to and not sorted at all. Its a complete nightmare! Phil stays with my dog, who keeps him in his little blanket.