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The UK’s Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos

I’m a huge retro video game fan, as anyone who knows me will attest to. Under my TV you’ll find a SNES, Wii, WiiU, Gamecube, Gameboy Advance, Original DS, Gameboy Colour and as of today, an N64.

I heard about yesterday’s Video Game Market before Christmas, totally by accident either via Google or Facebook (I can’t remember which). It’s held at Doncaster  Dome which is about an hour away from me in West Yorkshire. Don’t worry though, the next one is in August I think – I’m sure they’ll update their site very shortly.

Mr. MANFACE and me were up at 7am on a Saturday – which is unheard of for us – and made our way there. It was much, much bigger than expected and certainly a lot busier. It opened at 10pm but we were there and queueing by 9.30am – this meant we got in almost first and had 30mins or so before it started busying up.

There were 45+ stalls and absolutely everything you can imagine from Commodores to PS2’s and everything inbetween. But instead of me jabbering on about it, dive straight into the photos!

The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
Itching to get in. It’s been a very long time since I was as excited!
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
Mr. MANFACE being as diligent as usual, reading the guide first (it helps!)
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
A box of Meowths, that’s right!
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
Not just video games but all sorts of apparel and the most awesomely geeky Tees.

The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos

The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
The choice was overwhelming. Here I picked up the N64 for only £40 and a copy of Zelda A Link To The Past for SNES.
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
Custom modded Gamecubes
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
So many plushies and at 5 for £30, it would have been rude not to.
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
These are now in my gaming room up on the mezzanine of my apartment. So soft!
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
It was hard to choose 5 out of what seemed like 100’s

The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos

The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
So many Gameboy games and not enough time!
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
All hand cut and mounted by a local artist. Each a screenshot fro a classic title.
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
I wish I’d kept my old boxes from when I was younger. They fetch a pretty penny.
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
Gameboy cameras galore as well as every other vintage accessory imaginable.
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
Batarangs and Dragonballs.
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
Modded Gameboys in every colour under the sun, with backlit screens.
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
Printed posters and canvases
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
The star of the show was definitely this little girl holding a Meowth almost as big as her!
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
Haaayah!

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The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
I love a snapback at the best of times, but these were hardest to resist.
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
Mr. MANFACE flicking through the games of his era.

The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos

The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
Vintage gaming magazines

The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos

The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
Yee-hee! Let’s-a-go!
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
Some really amazing artwork alongside the troves of vintage hardware.
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
No box at the market was left unturned.
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
Might have picked up a wireless Wavebird controller for my Gamecube and a replacement copy of Super Mario Sunshine.
The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
Worms!

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The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos
It was only until I got onto the balcony to take this shot that I realised how enormous the market venue was.

The UKs Biggest Retro Video Gaming Fair: The Video Game Market in 40 photos

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