Posted on February 06 2014 by Tyler Tag
Every collection that is submitted is unique in its own way, whether it’s an item, a first game, or who is collecting. This week’s Collection Spotlight features a brother and sister duo from my home state of Ohio. These two have banded together to collect the titles from everyone’s favorite video game series.
Filip and his sister have searched high and low, on the Internet, and at garage sales in order to build up a complete and beautiful collection consisting of games, guides, books and more. Hit the jump to read what makes this collection so unique.
I’m Filip from Ohio. Over the years I have managed to collect at least one copy of every Zelda title in the series. The first game that started it all was Ocarina of Time for Nintendo 64, and I have been in love with the series since.
Recently, my younger sister has become a fan, and we have started collecting together. There is an 11 year age difference between my younger sister and myself. When I got my first copy of Ocarina of Time back in 1998, she was only a couple years old. I can still remember finishing the game with 100% completion. Shortly afterward, I saw her playing around with the controller, and she accidentally deleted my game file. I was so frustrated, but I knew that Zelda would always remain a story to tell after that!
The second game I purchased for my collection was the original The Legend of Zelda. I stumbled across it at a local garage sale. It was the gold cartridge edition and was complete in the box with the instruction manual. There were only a few creases on the box, but the cartridge was in mint condition. It might have been the best purchase of all time because the asking price was only $5.00.
We didn’t really get into collecting seriously until Skyward Sword was released for the Wii. I was able to pick up two copies of the Special Edition bundle with the gold Wii Remote. I already owned Twilight Princess, and I wanted to see how many more titles I could add to the collection. We also got a copy of the 25th Anniversary 3DS with Ocarina of Time 3D, making 2011 an amazing year to be a Zelda collector and fan.
The majority of the remaining titles were purchased online. The Wind Waker and The Adventure of Link were picked up from a local game shop. By early 2013 we collected every single title in the Zelda series. In the past year, we have focused our efforts on adding the Special Edition consoles to the collection. The hardest one to get a hold of was the Game Boy Advance SP. I had to order that from Spain.
— The Legend of Zelda (Gold)
— The Adventure of Link (Gold)
— A Link to the Past
— Link’s Awakening
— Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) (Gold)
— Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) (Gray)
— Ocarina of Time 3D
— Ocarina of Time Master Quest
— Collector’s Edition Disc
— Majora’s Mask (Gold)
— Oracle of Ages
— Oracle of Seasons
— The Wind Waker (GameCube)
— The Wind Waker HD (Special Edition with Ganondorf figure)
— Four Swords Adventures
— Four Swords
— The Minish Cap
— The Twilight Princess (GameCube)
— The Twilight Princess (Wii)
— Phantom Hourglass
— Spirit Tracks
— Skyward Sword (Gold Wii Remote)
— A Link Between Worlds
— The Legend of Zelda (Japanese) (Game Boy)
— A Link to the Past (Japanese)
— Ocarina of Time (Japanese) (Nintendo 64)
— The Legend of Zelda: Outlands
— The Legend of Zelda: Goddess of Wisdom
— Custom Painted NES Gold and Black Triforce
— Custom Wii Black with Gold Hyrule Crest
— Game Boy Advance SP Zelda Special Edition
— Nintendo DS Zelda Special Edition
— Nintendo 3DS 25th Anniversary Ocarina of Time Special Edition
— Nintendo 3DS XL A Link Between Worlds Special Edition
— Hyrule Historia (Japanese Edition) (US Edition Green)
— Nintendo Power Ocarina of Time N64 Edition
— A Link to the Past Prima Collector’s Edition Guide
— Skyward Sword Prima Collector’s Edition Guide
— Zelda Swords and Shields Collection
— Triforce Medallions
— Skyward Sword Metal Tin Collector’s Case
My favorite console is the Special Edition 3DS XL with A Link Between Worlds. The design of the console with the alternating gold and black exteriors with the Triforce really makes it unique. My favorite game is Skyward Sword. The story and the gameplay was well thought out and I liked that Skyward Sword is slated as the first game in the timeline. What really made it unique for me was the Special Edition bundle with the Gold Wii Remote.
The anticipation for Zelda Wii U is primarily my focus today. I am hoping that there will be a Special Edition bundle available. Another great addition would be an all gold Wii U with the Triforce on it!
In closing I ask, would you like to see your collection spotlighted on the website? Do you want to share how you got into Zelda and show off the items you have and are proud of owning?
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org using the basic structure I have. Include some pictures, a little background of who you are, how you got into Zelda, your first Zelda game, a listing of the items you have now, what you hope to own in the future, and your favorite item. OR, if you didn’t like my set up, send me your version of how you want your collection showcased.
NO COLLECTION IS TOO SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT. Please do not be frightened or discouraged when you see these showcases. I’m receiving emails from collectors who are hesitant to have their collections featured even though they are quite good. Your collection is good enough. We want to see yours. Please don’t hesitate to email me.
Also feel free to comment on whatever you like. Let’s talk about how awesome the items like the the games and consoles are. Ask me about this item or that, or if you want to talk Zelda items, please by all means, I love talking about all these different books, games, consoles, and trinkets. See you next time.