Nintendo Classic Edition: A review of my search for the hottest item in town.


Let’s face it, of course not or I would be playing that right now. So what happened?

The series of events took place on Friday November 11th, also known as Veterans Day in the United States. Thank you for all who have and will continue to serve. I was off of work on Friday and was free to go and try to track down this system. I was unable to reserve this at a trusted vendor so the plan was to get up early and hit the streets for this blast from the past.

This item is retailing for $59.99 in stores if you were lucky enough to reserve them or find them in stores. I got up early(ish) let’s face it, I forgot. I was up to late on Thursday night playing my Playstation 4. I was playing NBA2k17 a great game, but right now it’s time to focus on Nintendo. A system I have been excited for for over 3 months.


You can read here my initial excitement when I was naive.


I shut off my regular Friday work alarm and tried to go back to sleep, with a smile on my face as my roommates still had to get ready to go to work. When I got up I realized I was going to be doing this on hard mode, just like playing Contra without the 30 extra lives cheat code. Still I thought I would have a chance, but perhaps that was me bypassing breakfast and rational thought or that I was wearing a Triforce necklace for good luck which can be found in our store!



Triforce necklace!

I set off on my adventure, with no potions, around three fourths filled hit points and my +1 agility shoes for quick stepping action around people in the stores for the Nintendo. Sadly, stop after grueling stop it was the same thing. I either knew the store didn’t have any of them or asked a number of associates. I went to my corrupt Target, Game Stop, another Game Stop, Walmart, another Target, Best Buy, Toys R Us, a third Target, I was met with this every time.


Who knew this dog would still haunt me years later?

As the journey topped 3 and a half hours, getting laughed at at a number of places, hearing the same stories, “I’m sorry sir we didn’t even have enough for the people lining up at the door at opening.” I knew it was time to get some food and switch my search.

“I know!” I literally say out loud to myself in the car, “I’ll just check out Ebay for one.” Search buy it now and list items by the lowest total price with shipping, it can’t be that bad.


*Note* This screen shot was taken on Tuesday November 15th. The outrageous pricing is still relevant and I was very wrong. On another note I hope these people stub their toes so much it makes them throw up. I am serious, I hope it turns purple and makes the nail fall off.

My hunt was an epic failure, I don’t experience to many missed item hunts as I was very well prepared, this one I was not. I blame Bowser for this, if nothing else Nintendo has stated they will have restocks leading to this holiday season, so if you or someone you know has this on the wish list don’t despair, but also don’t mess around if you hear a date this will hit the stores. As for me it is back to Playstation and NBA2K17, in hind sight maybe I should have wore the one ring necklace instead so nobody could have seen me and my failure.


Author: Jon Hicks

I am a wise cracking avid gamer, drawn more to the role playing games with the vast stories and characters. I collect Funko pops, my name is Riddler3 on the Funatics board. I’m a big DC fan, none bigger than Green Lantern as evidenced by my leg tattoo. My biggest fandom is zombies, namely all things Walking Dead. I love everything about zombies and can talk about it for hours. I enjoy Game of Thrones, sports, basketball, and football at the forefront. I support my hobbies as an office manager at a sign company. Please don’t be afraid to reach out and talk about all sorts of topics.

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