Sore Thumb Retro Games
A living museum of retro games and toys for sale
For anime and cuddly toys and retro games straight from the source, Lee Cunningham is your man. Making the annual trip to Japan means he can bring back items that are rare or have never been sold on our shores, and you'll find everything you need for Sega, Nintendo, Sony PlayStations and the Xbox at the back, along with board games and rarer games in store.
Nothing modern is stocked - that's the maxim here, and it means you can pick up a retro, refurbished machine for £35 instead of paying hundreds for the latest console. Don't worry about sorting out all the bits and bobs needed to plug your machine in. If they don't have what you need in, they'll tell you where you can get it. Look out for their bundles that they put together - there's an idiot-proof one for the gamer and mystery boxes for anime fans around Christmas time.
“I want people to be able to enjoy the communal games we used to play with our friends or siblings; not against someone sitting on a computer in Russia.”