I went crazy collecting for the Turbografx two years ago and ended up with a lot of fun times and fun games. Recently I've been hauling my TurboExpress to work and have been playing it on my breaks. I came to the conclusion that I needed more games! What would the "in the wild" landscape be like in 2012, so many years later?
When I was at my hardest-core local collector, visiting thrift shores and flea markets weekly, Turbografx stuff was very rarely seen. I'm happy with what I came up with over three weeks of searching. I scoured my local small franchise retro game stores and ended up with a respectable haul and supplies for future loose games.
My best shot of luck was with all of the sports games show in the picture. Old sports games are always hated but I feel lucky to have them for this particular system. All were bought in bulk at one particular store.
Some deals I am more happy with than others. Cratermaze and Veigues Tactical gladiator were $19 each and only had the games/manuals; a bit high. However, my loose R-Type was $10 which I consider quite a good deal.
I've also been buying any copies of Keith Courage I can find, for the purpose of using them as cases for the card only games. Now I just need to find a template for the spine text and I'll be good. Making hand written stickers is a little sloppy, but works.
I'm proud of finding a Keith Courage comic book, I never knew they existed until I started this second 'hunt.' It's in the upper right of the picture.
The only other games I have coming in are from auctions, but if anyone likes this thread, I'll be sure to update it with a second picture for all that. The games found online in the picture are Time Cruise and Dungeon Explorer.
Now to search for some front cover manual scans to make things look slightly better for the loose games.