Retro Hunters Tribute Hunt: "Five Dollar Challenge Extravaganza"
- Retro Hunters Intro, by Spelling Phailer
- Breakout, from 3D Dot Game Heroes Original Soundtrack
- Crash Man Theme, from Mega Man II Original Soundtrack
- Playing in the Background, by Spelling Phailer
- Summer Shorts, by Spelling Phailer
I first had the pleasure of talking to Rob and Josh back in early- to mid-2011. I had never seen their content before and I just thought they were cool guys. I then discovered their show through the community showcase back on Version 4, and I was blown away. It wasn't that the production value was amazing back then (they were still using the flip) or that it was masterfully edited together. In fact, it was the simplicity that made the show endearing to me. All you had was two guys who love video games and one person on a flip camera, all at the flea market looking for sweet deals. It was real, and it felt like you got to know Josh and Rob through the show because there wasn't any superficial barrier.
Fast forward to early 2012 and that was the first time I got to collaborate with them (and Pontus/Spelling Phailer) via the 7-Star Dudecast. It was actually my first time ever on a podcast and it was way awesome. In fact, it was so awesome I was invited back again for the follow-up Dudecast (where something I said was actually used as the title). Unfortunately, this would be the last time I collaborated with them. Two months ago, Rob announced the retirement of The Retro Hunters, and all things related. In the weeks prior, there was talk of possibly more collaborations between me and the guys (including being a permanent seat for the Dudecast), but nothing came of it. I'm not saddened, however. It was Rob and Josh's own decision, and as a friend, I am completely supportive of their desire to move on to future endeavors.
So Rob, Josh, thank you for two years of Retro Hunting goodness, and even more years worth of memories. Maybe someday, we can have a reunion episode or a special Dudecast return, but for now, I wish you the best. And regardless of where you're heading on these new paths, I know it'll be totally rad, and you know I've got your backs. =]
-Asai Nero Tran
Well, like I said: cosplayers are serious business. ^_^
And yeah, I'd love to collaborate on some Heat Seekers video with you. I know I'll be heading out to Arizona at some point, so whenever I do, we should go flea marketing there. ^_^
lol. There were a lot of people who asked us that.
nice! didnt find much. but thats how it goes sometimes. my collection has easily doubled since i last posted a video...retro hunters inspired me to keep up...and this helped! and asai was good to almost work with ya! hopefully sometime in the future we might get to do a heat seekers video together...if i ever make it out of arizona
Not sure if you remember me, but I was the guy who asked if you guys were part of screwattack or if you were just wearing the shirts. I didn't know this was what you were up to. Pretty good stuff.
The video thumbnail makes it look like you're at a gun show.
Thanks. =] I look forward to seeing your tribute if you so choose to make one.
The Retro Hunters were the reason why I got in to ScrewAttack. Also, cuz they're local to me. Thanks again to Rob and Josh for all of their adventures and to Asai, Caboose, and Ninja for the tribute. I'm down for a California hunt in the future and maybe a tribute episode from myself.
I'd be down for that. I NEED MY COPY OF LUFIA!! =D
Haha, thanks. I don't think I'm that big, but then again I see guys at my gym who look like Captain America.
lol right? He's all jacked, bro.
Thank you. =]
This is a special one-off for now. I wouldn't want to piggyback off of the Retro Hunters' fame or anything like that. This was their show, and I will honor it by leaving it as such. =]
But like I said, anything is possible. Maybe sometime down the line, we'll have a reunion of some kind. ^_^
Rob and Josh would be so proud. Hope to see more from you. :)
lol. Thanks. ^_^
Thanks, man. =] I'm glad you enjoyed it. ^_^
Thanks! It was fun to do, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope we'll be able to make more sometime down the line. =3
Great job guys! I agree with the special comments all the way. The reason I liked the Retro Hunters so much was they were out doing what I like to do and made it entertaining. Too bad you guys got shut down, but the stuff you did get was great!