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INDIGO_CYCLOPS
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(06-12-2009, 06:45 PM)
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I apologize to the Mods if this is in the wrong forum; but I felt like it applied to gaming...

Anyway, I'm going to New York City next week for a few days, and I'm looking for some good import video game/toy collectors shops to scope out. The only one I know of is Videogames, Inc. (?) I believe it's called. So, for all the NYC GAF'rs out there, your help would be greatly appreciated.
Flib
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(06-12-2009, 06:47 PM)
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www.videogamesnewyork.com

Near Astor Place on the 4-5-6
Dizzle24
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(06-12-2009, 06:47 PM)
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VIDEOGAMESNEWYORK
202 East 6th street
New York, NY 10003
Tel. (212) 539-1039

http://www.videogamesnewyork.com/


I haven't been there, but it looks like they might have some cool stuff.
Flib
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(06-12-2009, 06:48 PM)
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It's a bit overpriced, but they have a good selection.
Revolutionary
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(06-12-2009, 06:51 PM)
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Yeah, be prepared to pay extra at VGNY for imports (Demon's Souls was $75 I believe).

I usually just go there for early releases. In fact, I'm going there in a few for Ghostbusters. lol
Dizzle24
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(06-12-2009, 06:51 PM)
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J&L Game Trading Inc.
28 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10013
212.233.3399

Haven't been here either, but I've heard about this place a few times.
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(06-12-2009, 06:52 PM)
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VGNY is all I can think of. They definitely have an extensive collection. As mentioned, they certainly extend little discounts.
INDIGO_CYCLOPS
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(06-12-2009, 06:58 PM)
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That's the one, VIDEOGAMESNEWYORK - I remember hearing about J&L as well. I'm pretty sure of this but thought I would ask anyway; NCSx doesn't have an actual shop, right?

Other than that, thank you guys for the help. I will DEFINITELY check these places out, considering I've got some extra money to spare!
discoalucard
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(06-12-2009, 07:04 PM)
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You're right, NCS does not have a physical shop.

Videogames NY and J&L are both terribly overpriced, although they do stock a lot. Down the road on Elizabeth St., there's another game store in an underground plaza. They're much smaller but their game prices are a bit more reasonable than J&L.
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(06-12-2009, 09:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dizzle24

J&L Game Trading Inc.
28 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10013
212.233.3399

Haven't been here either, but I've heard about this place a few times.

Chinatown right?

There is a little mall there with I think 2 different places that sell import. I got my dreamcast modded to play imports there back in the day to play 2D imports.
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(06-12-2009, 09:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dizzle24

J&L Game Trading Inc.
28 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10013
212.233.3399

Haven't been here either, but I've heard about this place a few times.

go here.
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(06-12-2009, 10:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dizzle24

J&L Game Trading Inc.
28 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10013
212.233.3399

Haven't been here either, but I've heard about this place a few times.

Pretty nice place, lots of rare and great games.
sixteen-bit
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(06-12-2009, 10:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Revolutionary

Yeah, be prepared to pay extra at VGNY for imports (Demon's Souls was $75 I believe).

I usually just go there for early releases. In fact, I'm going there in a few for Ghostbusters. lol

Can't they get in trouble or fined for breaking street dates?
Jack Random
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(06-12-2009, 10:02 PM)
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damn, both of my favorite places were posted already

There's also another one in the basement of the Elizabeth Center Mall across the street from J&L.

...And then stop at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
Jack Random
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(06-12-2009, 10:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by _dementia

Can't they get in trouble or fined for breaking street dates?

Not really, there's a loophole

also, i got my Ghostbusters there yesterday :)
gutterboy44
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(06-12-2009, 10:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jack Random

damn, both of my favorite places were posted already

There's also another one in the basement of the Elizabeth Center Mall across the street from J&L.

...And then stop at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Shit yeah! This times a thousand.
surazal
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(06-12-2009, 10:12 PM)

Originally Posted by Jack Random

damn, both of my favorite places were posted already

There's also another one in the basement of the Elizabeth Center Mall across the street from J&L.

...And then stop at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Penguin Village
13 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-3768‎

You have to go inside and downstairs. Don't go in the morning since they aren't open until after lunch I thik.
The Faceless Master
(06-12-2009, 10:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by surazal

Penguin Village
13 Elizabeth St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-3768‎

You have to go inside and downstairs. Don't go in the morning since they aren't open until after lunch I thik.

they changed their name back?
it's been so many things i cant even keep track.
Initial D, EVO, other stuff i can't remember...
mattso
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(06-12-2009, 10:58 PM)

Originally Posted by _dementia

Can't they get in trouble or fined for breaking street dates?

I think they're way too under the radar for anyone to care.

It's not like a chain across the country breaking date

I've gotten quite a few titles there sometimes a good week before street date.

Now that I'm out of the city I'm gonna miss that place.
Ramune
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(06-18-2009, 06:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jack Random

damn, both of my favorite places were posted already

There's also another one in the basement of the Elizabeth Center Mall across the street from J&L.

...And then stop at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

HA! That's exactly what me and some friends do after shopping there or J&L. :lol
MidnightScott
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(06-18-2009, 06:12 AM)
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Yeah, sorry if it derails the topic...

But where are some import gaming shops in Houston. Google doesn't help me with it one bit >_>;
LiK
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(06-18-2009, 06:14 AM)
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i like this, gonna keep these addresses in my GPS next time i go to NY
INDIGO_CYCLOPS
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(06-18-2009, 06:32 AM)
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Yes thank you for the updates - leaving tomorrow and though the weather is supposed to be crappy I'm going to make sure I visit these shops. Especially J&L which seems to be getting the nods.
pakkit
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(06-18-2009, 06:38 AM)
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J&L is the one I visit. It's cool to visit China Town, anyway.
shagg_187
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(06-18-2009, 06:40 AM)
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Since you are going to NYC, don't hesitate to bump into Uniqlo and Audiocubes for other variety of stuff.
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(06-18-2009, 06:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by shagg_187

Since you are going to NYC, don't hesitate to bump into Uniqlo and Audiocubes for other variety of stuff.

I believe the SoHo Uniqlo store has a pacman tourney tomorrow.
JimmyV
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(06-18-2009, 07:10 AM)
Since we're on the subject....anyone know of any near Chicago?
Shadow780
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(06-18-2009, 07:26 AM)
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What's a good place to get import goodies (models, action figures, soundtracks, etc) in NYC?
discoalucard
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(06-18-2009, 04:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shadow780

What's a good place to get import goodies (models, action figures, soundtracks, etc) in NYC?

I think there's one or two model/toy places in the same underground mall as Penguin Village in Chinatown. A lot of other stuff in the area is, of course, bootlegged. I'd recommend checking out Kinokuniya Books, which is right by Bryant Park around 42nd St. A block or two away from there is Book Off, which has tons of used books, and some import video games and CDs. The selection isn't big, but the prices are occasionally good. I remember seeing some toys on the second floor, though they were mostly models from dating sims.

Also, Toy Tokyo is worth checking out. I can't remember the address, but it's right around the corner from Videogames NY. Forbidden Planet, around Union Square, is a nice comic book shop with lots of import figures too.
MrOogieBoogie
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(04-09-2011, 07:30 AM)
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I can't make threads yet, so I just wanted to use this one to ask a somewhat unrelated question:

Are there any thrift stores in the city that have a large supply of boxed/cased PC games? I always hear about people picking up classic PC games from thrift stores, but I've been to many Housing Works outlets, Goodwill, and Salvation Army, and none of them have ever really had any games, period. Maybe I went to the wrong ones, though.

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