Saturday, November 8, 2014

Interview in Nintendo Dream

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for Nintendo Dream magazine (ニンテンドードリーム). Nintendo Dream is the only Japanese magazine dedicated fully to Nintendo games. The monthly magazine, often referred to by its abbreviated name Nindori (ニンドリ), is focused on new games for the Wii U and 3DS, but also occasionally covers older platforms and retro games. It is a magazine that most Japanese Nintendo fans read regularly, so a great platform to showcase my collection.

The interview was split in two parts, appearing in the November and December issues of this year (number 11 and 12 of 2014). The December issue is currently for sale in Japan and online shops like sell back issues.

The interview covers my collection and topics like how it started, where I have found all these items and what I like most (a similar interview appears in the Before Mario book that has just been released).

I selected a few rare items from my collection (エリックさんの珍品コレクション), which were highlighted alongside the interview. These included my first Game & Watch, the Companion walkie-talkie, Twins seesaw, Popeye Ramen playing cards and an Australian Ultra Hand box.

In the interview, I was asked about the number of items in my collection. I had to omit that I had no idea! I had never kept score of this before and even found it very difficult to make an estimate.

As I had become curious myself, I took a deep breath and started counting...

When I had gone through my entire collection, I was quite amazed of the result. The total of all different pre-Famicom Nintendo toys and games in my collection came to around 750!


  1. What happens when you run out of room in the attic? Whats the plan?

    1. Well, I may get rid of some non-Nintendo items to make space (3DO I am looking at you). Other than that, there is no plan.