(This post was written with the help of AI because 2024)

The journey of collecting is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. In this latest episode of ‘Retro Collecting: Triumphs and Turmoils,’ your intrepid hero (that’s me) managed to snag what I thought was the missing piece to my “Animal Crossing: Wild World” puzzle. With the grace of a cat burglar, I plucked the game case off the virtual shelf, visions of a complete set dancing in my head.
But lo and behold, as I gleefully snapped pictures for the world to admire my glorious acquisition, I stumbled upon a plot twist worthy of a telenovela. Drumroll, please: I had bought the Spanish version. ¡Ay, caramba!
As the realization dawned, echoes of Spanish guitar strummed a requiem for my incomplete set. So here we are, dear reader, no closer to completion but certainly richer in cross-cultural experience. It’s back to square one – or should I say, “de vuelta a la casilla de salida.” Let the hunt continue.

In other words, I wrongly bought the Spanish version of the game case/manual.