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Matt's massive Sega (and non-Sega!) magazine trading thread!

Post by homgran » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:04 pm

Hi guys,

As many of you know, I'm a big collector of Sega magazines. Over the last 13 years, I've amassed a collection of 636 unique Sega magazine issues, and I reckon I'm probably less than 50 issues away from having every UK Sega magazine ever published. Having a copy of every British Sega magazine is my ultimate goal, anyway. ;)

Whilst I've been collecting Sega magazines, I've also picked up a very large number of non-Sega magazines. I've finally managed to catalogue a reasonable portion of these -- so I've decided that it's about time I started a trading thread.

Firstly, here are the magazines that I'm looking for:

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# WANTED Sega magazines #
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MegaTech: 37, 38, 40-44,
Mega Drive Advanced Gaming: 25, 31-37,
MEGA: 32-40,
Sega Zone: 15, 17-19, 22-24,
Sega XS: 24-25,
Sega XS Classics: 18-19, 21-22,
Mega Power: 22, 24,
Sega Master Force: 6,
Mega Machines: 1, 4, 5,
Sega Pro CD: 45,
Saturn+: 2-7,
Total Saturn: 2, 7-10.

I'm *very* keen to get ahold of the above issues, so if anybody has any of these and would be willing to part with them then please get in touch -- I promise to make it worth your while. ;)

As an extra incentive, I've decided to list the magazines that I'm prepared to trade in exchange for any of my "wants". If you have something that I'm looking for and see an issue (or several) that you want listed below, then hopefully we'll be able to work something out. :)

Right... here goes. I have the following for trading:


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# FOR TRADE #
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# Sega #
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S - The Sega Magazine: 4-12,
Sega Power: 13-15, 17, 23-25, 27-30, 35-37, 39, 41, 43-46, 48-49, 54-55, 63, 68-69, 72-73, 79,
Sega Pro: 1-42, 44, 45-46, 48, 52-56,
MegaTech: 4, 12, 17-18, 22-23, 30-32,
Sega Force: 1, 3-5, 7, 10, 15, 17-18,
Mega Drive Advanced Gaming: 1-24, 27, 29-30,
MEGA: 1-4, 6, 8, 13, 16, 19-22, 24-28, 30,
Mean Machines Sega: 1-40,
Sega Zone: 1-3, 5, 8, 10, 13-14, 20-21,
Sega XS: 1, 5, 11-12,
Mega Action: 2-6, 8, 10,
Mega Power: 1-7, 9-10, 13,
Sega Force Mega: 2-6,
Sega Master Force: 5,
Sega Magazine: 1-7, 9-22,
Sega Saturn Magazine: 12-14, 28-29, 32, 34,
Saturn Power: 2, 4-5,
Official Dreamcast Magazine: 0-13, 15-16, 18-20,
Dreamcast Magazine: 1-16, 20-21, 29,
DC-UK: 1-4, 7, 9-12, 14-18,
Dreamcast Monthly: 1-8, 10-12, 14,
Dreamcast Solutions: 1-4, 6, 8,
Dreamcast Strategies: 1,
Dreamcast Tips: 1,
Mr. Dreamcast: 1.


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# Nintendo #
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Super XS [1]
1

Nintendo Magazine [12]
54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65

Nintendo Magazine System [1]
53

Nintendo Official Magazine [11]
69, 71, 79, 82, 86, 93, 94, 97, 99, 100, 101

Nintendo 64 Magazine [3]
1, 2, 10

N64 Magazine [31]
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 (TimeandSpace Issue 674 Oct2098), 21, 22, 23, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38,

64 Game Buster [1]
1

Total 64 [1]
Volume 1: Issue 2

Club Nintendo [2]
4, 6

Super Play [4]
4, 5, 7, 38

Super Control [1]
1

Super Action [1]
8

Total [4]
14, 17, 46, 47,

Nintendo 1991/92 Game Pak catalogue [1]

Maximum Solutions for Nintendo 64 (part of 64 solutions?) [1]
Banjo-Kazooie [1]


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# PlayStation #
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PowerStation [1]
1

PlayStation Solutions [2]
1, 5

PlayStation Power [1]
3

Play+ [6]
48, 62, 65, 66, 80, 81

PSW (PlayStation World) [1]
0

Official UK PlayStation Magazine [26]
6, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 34, 35, 44, 45, 46, 47, 51, 58, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 71, 75

PlayStation Zone [1]
11

PlayStation Plus [23]
0, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

PlayNation [1]
September 2000 issue (plus 32-page PlayIt! supplement)

PlayStation Pro [1]
4

Complete A-Z of PlayStation Games [1]
Vol 2 (1997)

PSM2 [4]
0 (mini magazine sample), 5, 6, 13

PlayStation 2 Official Magazine UK [2]
12, 14

"The Making of Descent" (Free with PSX Pro) [1]


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# Amiga #
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Amiga Stampede [1]
1

CU Amiga [10]
May90, Nov91, Dec91, Jan92, Nov92,, Dec9, Jan93, Feb93, Jun93, Feb96

Amiga Force [1]
5

Amiga Buyer's Guide [1]
2

Amiga Mart [1]
May93

Amiga Shopper [14]
0 (sneak preview free with Amiga Format),
2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 22, 23, 61

Amiga Action [4]
24, 32, 41, 45

Amiga Computing [19]
Volume 1: Number 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
Volume 2: Number 1, 9, 11
Issue: 41, 45, 46, 57, 63, 77

Amiga Power [3]
1, 14, 30

Amiga User International [18]
Feb88, Mar88, Apr88, May88, Jun88, Jul88, Aug88, Sep88, Nov88, Dec88, May89, Jun89, Jul89, Jan90, Feb90, Mar91, Apr91, Sep91,

Your Commodore 1987 [1]
Disk Users Handbook [1]

The One [1]
6

Amiga Format [32]
3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 27, 29, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 50, 80
Amiga Format Special
Autumn1992, Special Issue3


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# Atari #
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ST Format [3]
3, 40, 44

ST Action [30]
Volume 1: Issue 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Volume 2: Issue 13, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31,32, 34

Atari User [4]
Volume 4: No 3, 5, 6, 7

Page 6 Atari User's Magazine [9]
29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 42

ST Applications [1]
1

ST Update [1]
Feb89


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# Multi-Format #
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ST Amiga Format [10]
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12

The Directory [1]
Summer89

Ace - Advanced Computer Entertainment [42]
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 46, 48
The Complete ACE Guide to CD-ROM Games

C&VG Complete Guide to Consoles [3]
1, 2, 3

GO! [1]
13 (Nov 1992)

The Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 Guide (supplement with an issue of C&VG) [1]

Computer & Video Games [35]
88, 127, 128, 131, 132, 133, 137, 137, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 178, 179, 180, 181, 183, 184, 184, 187, 188, 189, 190, 225, 226, 227

GamesMaster [26]
3, 4, 5, 13, 23, 25, 31, 35, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 70, 71, 83

Ultimate Future Games [5]
2, 8 (NO COVER), 10, 16, 17

Games World [2]
13, 14

Game Zone [1]
7

Games-X [5]
0 (Preview issue), 6, 16, 40, 46

Raze [2]
4, 11

Special Reserve [2]
Nov/Dec 1999 (issue 9.8), Nov 2000 ; Discount Mag (issue 10.7)

Maximum [1]
6

GameFan [1]
Vol. 4, issue 8

A&B Computing [1]
Vol. 3, issue 5

Software Today [1]
Vol. 1, issue 6

X-Gen [1]
2

Personal Computer Games [1]
Feb 1985

GamePro [2]
Dec 1992, March 1993

T3 [2]
6
7

Input [2]
1 & 2

Unofficial Guide to the Best Games (for PCs, Amigas & Atari STs) [1]

1997 Re-Loaded Calendar (Electronics Boutique) [1]

The Games Machine [30]
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33

Zero [25]
-1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 34

Computer Games Week [19]
Aug 24 - 30, 1988, Aug 31 - Sept 6, 1988, Sept 7 - 13, 88, Sept 14 - 20, 88, Sept 21 - 27, 1988, Vol. 1, issue 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23

New Computer Express [101]
1 (or 0) Free with ACE
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7&8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 36, 37, 38, 42, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59&,60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 89, 91, 92, 94, 96, 98, 99, 102, 103, 106, 108 suppl (but not 108!), 113, 114, 115, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 127, 128, 129, 131, 133, 144, 145, 146, 148, 149, 152, 154

Mean Machines [4]
5, 6, 13, 24

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# PC #
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The Guide - Products and services to make computing solutions easier [1]

Simply Business [1]
Jan00

PC Shopper [1]
3

PC Magazine [1]
Volume 2: Number 12

PC Home [2]
16, 18

PC Answers [7]
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Practical PC [1]
Volume 1: Issue 3

PC Today [3]
Volume 7: No 5
Volume 8: No 5, 7

PC Plus [7]
60, 77, 80, 82, 83, 173, 197

PC SHareware Magazine [1]
Volume 1: No 9

PC Pro [1]
98

PC Advisor [1]
71

PC Direct [3]
Mar93, May93, Jun93

The PC Buyer's Guide [1]
Feb89

PC Gamer [1]
116

Computer Buyer [2]
137, 139

Popular Computing Weekly [44]
Oct 2-9 1987 (Vol6No39), Oct 9-15 1987 (Vol6No40), Oct 16-22 1987 (Vol6No41), Oct 23-29 1987 (Vol6No42), Nov 6-11 1987 (Vol6No44),
Nov 13-19 1987, Nov 19-25 1987, Nov 26-Dec 2 1987, Dec 10-16 1987, Dec 17-30 1987, Jan 14-20 1988, Jan 21-27 1988, Jan 28-Feb 3 1988, Feb 4-10 1988, Feb 18-24 1988, May 12-18 1988, Jun 23-29 1988, Jul 7-13 1988, Jul 21-27 1988, Aug 18-24 1988, Aug 25-31 1988, Sep 1-7 1988, Sep 15-21 1988, Oct 6-12 1988, Oct 20-26 1988, Nov 3-10 1988, Nov 24-30 1988, Dec 8-14 1988,
381, 382, 397, 398, 400, 401, 403, 405, 408, 409, 410, 413, 415, 420, 422, 425

Your Computer [8]
Apr87, Nov87, Jan88, Feb88, Mar88, Apr88, Jun/Jul88, Aug/Sep88

Computer Shopper [33]
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 48, 63, 64, 82

Personal Computer World [4]
May93 (Vol16No5), Aug93 (Vol16No8), Feb94 (Vol17No2), Special

Practical Computing [1]
Volume 11: Issue 4

Computer Active [27]
30, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 93, 94

CCEG - Complete Computer Entertainment Guide [2]
Winter89, Winter90

Windows Magazine [1]
Volume 1: No 6


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# Misc #
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The Micro User [1]
Volume 6: Number 8

What Micro? [4]
Apr86, Dec87, Jan88, Apr88

Acorn User [1]
46

ZX Spectrum Software & Peripherals Catalogue (January 1984) [1]

Amstrad Computer User [1]
Dec91

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And that's it. Phew! I have quite a few more non-Sega magazines that I haven't listed, and I'll list them in due course if there's enough interest. But I figured that it would be a good idea to get something posted because, given the length of time it's taken me to go through the above issues, it could be quite a while before I manage to get through the rest!

Hope to hear from some of you soon,

-Matt
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:01 am

Well you deserve to find at least ONE thing you need after typing all that out!

I'm going to be sorting/listing/organising all of my magazines and comics and stuff over the next week or so, so I'll let you know if I find anything that you need amongst the 12 boxes I've got them all stashed in.
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Post by Shinobi » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:25 am

Hey Homer

I def have a really nice condition Issue 1 of Mean Machine's and I have Issue's 1 -5 in that big Complete Guide to Consoles with Jazza on the Cover.. I'd love those 3 x Complete Guide to Consoles..

I would also very much like Sega Force 1 - 7 and and Super Play issue 38, actually you have loads I want:) but been after these for quite a while...
I do have a few Sega Magazines certainly a few Mega's.. Yours and Bens where some of the best Magazine collections I saw
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Post by homgran » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:00 am

Shinobi wrote:Hey Homer

I def have a really nice condition Issue 1 of Mean Machine's and I have Issue's 1 -5 in that big Complete Guide to Consoles with Jazza on the Cover.. I'd love those 3 x Complete Guide to Consoles..

I would also very much like Sega Force 1 - 7 and and Super Play issue 38, actually you have loads I want:) but been after these for quite a while...
I do have a few Sega Magazines certainly a few Mega's.. Yours and Bens where some of the best Magazine collections I saw
Hey Shinobi,

Thanks for the response!

I'm afraid I already have issue 1 of Mean Machines -- it's Mega Machines (which is totally separate from Mean Machines) that I'm missing. It was a poor title for a Sega magazine, because it was almost always confused with Mean Machines (or Mean Machines Sega). In fact, the back page of Mega Machines issue 2 even stated:
MEGA MACHINES is brought to you by the same people who produce loads of other mags and is not related in any way to MEAN MACHINES SEGA (nor wishes to be)
So the writers were obviously aware of the of the potential for confusion!

I'm currently only wanting to trade for the issues in my "wants" list, but I'll keep a note of the issues that you're wanting in case nobody else (who has some of the issues I'm looking for) wants them. :)

Speak to you soon,

-Matt

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Post by homgran » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:02 am

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Well you deserve to find at least ONE thing you need after typing all that out!

I'm going to be sorting/listing/organising all of my magazines and comics and stuff over the next week or so, so I'll let you know if I find anything that you need amongst the 12 boxes I've got them all stashed in.
Hey Ryan,

Whoah, 12 boxes?! I'm really looking forward to hearing what you have stashed away in those. If you have anything that I'm looking for, then you can take your pick from my trades -- as many or as few as you want. ;)

Speak to you soon,

-Matt

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Post by Nintendo&Sega » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:07 pm

Hey Matt!

I know you've said they're for trade only but if you decide to sell any of the magazines can you please let me know?

Cheers :D

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Post by Timothy Lumsden » Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:51 pm

ditto on the above - you've got quite a few mags I'd buy, but sadly I don't have anything from your wanted list.

Is it likely you have any other issue Personal Computer Games? thank

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Post by homgran » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:22 pm

Hey guys,

Don't worry, if I decide to sell them then I'll start a new thread for that specific purpose. I'm hoping that someone will have at least one of the issues that I'm looking for, and obviously it would be a shame if I'd already sold an issue that they were looking for. But don't fret, I'll keep you all up to date with my grand plan. ;)

Over the next couple of days, I'll try to update my list with more of the non-Sega magazines that are stored in my loft.

I'm pretty sure that I don't have any more issues of Personal Computer Games (sorry about that).

Speak to you soon,

-Matt

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Post by bensonrad » Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:13 am

Woah! Thats a big old list there, I get a sense of deja vu, when I did the opposite and went Nintendo only :lol: Hats off to you Matt, its a long old slog. You will get there in the end, it took me 5 years to go complete on the CVGs (aside 2 of those C&VG Complete Guide to Consoles I still need). I am sure some of those missing mags will turn up with the arrival of this thread. Sadly I have nothing left Sega wise (you had most of it already :wink: )
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Post by astaroth » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:06 am

I don't have any magazines you are after but i'd be interested in buying one of the Super Plays off you.

Sorry if you've stated they are only for trade but that's a long list and i just skimmed over it after seeing the Super Plays! :D

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Post by c0nfu53d » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:28 am

if you change your mind about only trading for your wants list i'd take the amstrad computer user off ur hands...

Go on - it's lonely on its own :(

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Post by homgran » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:19 pm

Thanks for the support, Ben, it means a lot. I know you had a tough time finishing off your C&VG collection, but you proved that an ambitious magazine-collecting project can be completed. I hope you're right and this thread does turn-up some of the missing issues! ;)

Astaroth, it is trade-only at the moment. As I said earlier, I'm hoping that this lot will lead to some of the magazines I'm still trying to find. I've started quite a few "wanted" threads over the years, and I figured it was about time I offered something (other than lots of money!) in return for the issues I'm seeking.

c0nfu53d, the Amstrad Computer issue won't be going anywhere unless someone specifically requests it in exchange for one of the magazines on my wants-list. So if it's still here when all is said and done, I'll send you a PM. :)

Thanks everyone for the interest so far. Even though nothing's turned up (yet!), it's encouraging to see the replies. I should point out that I'm always open to trying alternative methods for tracking down the missing issues (you'd be amazed at some of the lengths I've gone to over the years!), so if anyone has any suggestions then I'd love to hear them. ;)

-Matt

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:14 pm

Turns out that I have magazines and comics stored in SIXTEEN places, not twelve. Just gone through five of them... Something's bound to turn up :D
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Post by homgran » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:38 pm

TwoHeadedBoy wrote:Turns out that I have magazines and comics stored in SIXTEEN places, not twelve. Just gone through five of them... Something's bound to turn up :D
Good grief, sixteen?! I really appreciate the effort, Ryan -- fingers crossed you find something. ;)

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Post by Shinobi » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:39 am

Hey Matt I went through all my attic boxes, eventhing Sega I had you've already had off me.. All I have left Sega Related is Mega 13 a few Sega Powers a later Sega Pro with missing cover, and 1 x Game Player but nothing on that list :( .. My friend had something called Sega XS on his Bedroom floor a few months back, it looked like a cheats book for Sega Consoles.. I could try and get it off him, I've no idea what number it is...
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