Have you ever received something you ordered and it was not in as good condition as you were hoping? In the world of collectibles and online shopping it happens to me from time to time. Sometimes I can deal and sometimes it’s pretty disappointing.
Recently I received some outstanding games that are going to become real highlights in my collection but three of them were not 100%. Even though the damage was not very bad these games are special (a.k.a. expensive) and the imperfections were visible and as a good nerd this caused me some stress.
Some people may feel like this is cheating but after doing these touch-ups I feel better about my purchases.
Fortunately the damaged areas were on spots with just a single color and with no images or graphics. By chance I recently picked up a set of Sharpie markers in twelve different colors. Yes, I’m sure you know what’s coming. I’ll tell you this; dabbing the right color on a marked area worked better than I thought it would. In person the touch-ups look better than they do in the pictures below. What was once small white marks that jump out are now simply gone. If you know what to look for you will find the touch-ups but regardless the game looks great.
I forgot to take a ‘before’ picture of the back side while in the case but the visual appears is the same as what you see in the above two ‘in case’ images.
And here is the final glamor shot of Splatterhouse Part 2: