Have you ever imported a game, console, game accessory or other gaming-related goods?

...or come across any out of region games et al in your travels?

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Have you ever imported any games, consoles, or gaming accessories et al before?

Yes, I have imported at least one game, console, accessory etc.
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I haven't imported any games, consoles, accessories et al, but managed to find some out of region gaming stuff locally.
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As the title suggests, have you imported any video games, consoles, game accessories or other gaming-related goods before, come across an out of region game in the wild, or do you choose to stay domestic with buying games/consoles/accessories in your home region?

I have imported several games as of recent years, these include:

Hoshi no Kirby 3 - Japanese version of Kirby's Dream Land 3 since the North American version is pricey due to its late release. If I ever get around to "modding" my SNES to play Super Famicom games or import a Super Famicom from Japan (couldn't get it to run on my RetroDuo despite being able to play Kirby Super Star (which also uses the SA-1 chip) on there), I'll give this one a playthrough. Until then, I've got Kirby's Dream Collection for KDL3 so it's not a big loss.

Go! Go! Cosmo Cops! - A fun, quirky grappling climbing action platformer game for the Nintendo DS from the Custom Robo devs that only ended up releasing in European countries. It was going to see a release in Japan, but that version sadly got cancelled.

Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training for Nintendo Switch - The latest installment in the Brain Age/Brain Training series. Due to the FTC having a vendetta on brain/IQ games for claims on these types of games actually boosting peoples' intelligence since early 2016, a North American release seems unlikely. Also got a copy mainly to have a compatible stylus for my Switch consoles.

Aleste Collection - A compilation consisting of the Master System and Game Gear entries of Compile's Aleste franchise plus GG Aleste 3, a new Aleste game developed by M2 which is exclusive to both this compilation and the White Game Gear Micro.

Asides those, I also have European copies of Bangai-O Spirits and Nanonstray 2 I found at a flea market a decade ago as well as a European copy of Solomon's Club I bought at a local games and movie store a year or so after that I thought was an American copy until I examined it closely and found French text on the sides of the label.

I have also imported several Amiibo from Japan back when I was actively collecting Amiibo in the Wii U era. Namely these ones:

Wii Fit Trainer
Toon Link
Robin/Reflet
Lucina
Gold Mario
Orange Inkling Squid

If you have imported any games, consoles, accessories et al or found any out of region gaming-related stuff locally in the wild, which ones have you imported/found in the wild?
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I imported the German versions of Pokémon Pearl, HeartGold, & SoulSilver!
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I have not imported any video game related items like game consoles and games because the shipping cost is expensive, and takes too long.
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I did import Umihara Kawase Bazooka with a Steelbook from Strictly Limited and I would assume SMT 5 did the same thing but I specifically had to use something other than Amazon to get it for UKB. Had prices in other currencies too.
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I thought about getting the Japanese dot hack link game and patch in a fan english translation, but I never made it happen.
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I also have the Spanish (I think) versions of Pokémon UltraMoon, and New Super Mario Bros. 2! Sadly, because of the demon that is REGIONAL LOCKOUT, I can't easily play them...

Also, mods, reviving ANY old topic is PERFECTLY fine! Anyone can bump any topic however old it is for any reason (as long as it is on topic, of course!)! No locking topics for being bumped!
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