Buck Stine, of Retro Game Treasure, grew up as a Nintendo kid in the 1980s and got his NES for his fifth birthday. If you were to assess his NES inventory at Retro Game Treasure at any given time, he may have the largest collection of Nintendo games around. But his inventory rotates out every month as he ships out boxes of games to his subscribers.

BUCK: I went through Nintendo and straight to Super Nintendo, even though the Genesis came out. I mean, the Genesis was originally made to compete with the Nintendo, not the Super Nintendo. But I eventually got a Genesis. I loved my Sega CD, even though the games were always kind of poorly executed.

I went all the way up the gamut, right around, like PS1, PS2 and Gameboy Advance would have been playing when I was in college. And so, I played a lot of those, during my college years. I mean, I still play a lot of games now, too. I didn’t always get every console, but I… eventually picked up all the ones that I was missing.

OSG: Tell us about the inception of Retro Game Treasure…

BUCK: Going back probably four and a half years ago, I was a subscriber of Blue Crate and the now-dead Third Block. Some of those were for me and and some for the kids and stuff. And it all of a sudden hit me one day, like, oh man, I bet you there’s a box out there that does, like — there’s a box that does everything. I bet there’s a box that does retro video games and stuff. I would love to expand my own collection. I had about 200-plus NES games at the time and a bunch of others for other consoles. And I dug, and I dug, and I dug, and I couldn’t find anything. Could I do this? Could I build this? And so after six months of research and making friends with wholesalers and understanding how the business works, I created it!

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Brad has been a die hard arcade fan ever since he can remember. From the first time he played Space Invaders, to the first time he played Pacman, Brad has always had a love for video games. Hanging out at either the Great American Fun Factory in the mall, or spending the night in front of the glowing games at the local roller rink, he was always thinking about when he can spend the next quarter. He also worked at Babbages, which is now GameStop, for over six years. Mostly because they had a really sweet checkout policy on new products and great discounts. But since he had the Atari 2600, he has never looked back and owned some of the greatest home machines, NES, SNES, GENESIS, Turbo Graphix 16, GameBoy, Game Gear, Lynx, Playsation 1,2,3,4 and Vita, XBOX, Gamecube, and N64...just to name a few. Brad is also a reviewer for Mobile Beat Magazine as well as a freelance videographer, part time disc jockey, performing artist and photographer. But has a true love is for video games and Star Wars, as he is a member of the 501st Central Garrison. His ultimate dream is to own a fully working pinball machine and arcade machine. Difficult to say which one, but a Star Wars one would be nice start.