It’s Geek Week (like every other week at HPB)

If you’re looking to express your geeky side with pride—and why shouldn’t you?—Half Price Books is the place. Our stores seem to have a never-ending supply of games, comics, action figures and other items designed to help you geek out.

Here are just a few highlights we’ve learned about that are currently in our stores around the country. “A Geek Week Sneak Peek,” I guess you could call it. If you are interested in any of them, contact The Buy Guy.

Lee---X-Men-1-(2)[1]X-Men #1 King-Size Special
Signed by Stan Lee!
Has a little bit of rubbing and wear to the bottom of the spine, but no other damage or signs of wear.
At our Mentor, Ohio store: $100 Continue reading

Top 40 Video Game Characters

Maybe I am dating myself here, but I was one of the proud owners of the original PONG, where you had to practically sit on your opponent’s lap because both dial controllers were mounted on the console. My, how far we have come. In observance of Video Game Day, I asked our 3,000 HPB bibliomaniacs, “What is your favorite video game character?” Here are the characters that scored the highest. 

(1) Link, Legend of Zelda; (2) Mario, Super Mario Brothers; (3) Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong; (4)  Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog (5) Pac-Man, Pac-Man (6) Solid Snake, Metal Gear (7) Samus Aran, Metroid Prime (8) Yoshi , Super Mario Brothers (9)  Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (10) Luigi, Super Mario Brothers 

(11)  John Marstan, Red Dead Redemption (12) Master Chief, Halo (13) Commander John Shepard, Mass Effect (14)  Cloud Strife, Final Fantasy 7 (15) Kratos, God of War (16) Dante, Devil May Cry (17) Mrs. Pac-Man, Pac-Man (18) Nathan Drake, Uncharted (19) Ryu, Ninja Gaiden (20) Dr. Edward Richtofen, Black Ops Zombie Kino der Toten

(21) Sora, Kingdom Hearts (22) Lady Sylvanas, World of Warcraft (23) Terra Branford, Final Fantasy (24) Maleficent, Kingdom Hearts (25) Megaman (26) Ramirez, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (27) Q-bert (28) Elhaym Van Houten, Xenogears (29) Ezio Auditore di Firenze, Assassin’s Creed (30) Darc, Arc the Lad: Twilight of Spirits

(31)  Dhalsim, Street Fighter (32) Nina, Tekken (33) Thrall, World of Warcraft (34) Kaim, Lost Odyssey (35) Clair Pedfield, Resident Evil (36) Tank Dempsey, Black Ops Zombie Kino der Toten (37) Striker, Bad Dudes (38) Sinistar, Sinistar (39) Wheatley, Portal 2 (40) Miranda Lawson, Mass Effect 2

Bonus answers: “T” and “L” from Tetris, the Spaceship from Space Invaders, and the Ball in PONG.

Do you remember Atari or Intellivision?  Do you remember any of these characters? What are some of your favorites?

Stop in today and check out the video games, consoles, and other accessories at your local Half Price Books. And remember, HPB will buy your used games too!

— Jim