Biohazard: HUNTER

Games: Consoles [ゲーム機]








Demo & Promotional Releases [体験版・プロモのゲーム] - 13 Items
※ Demos pertain to beta and alpha builds in addition to trial versions.


Playstation Releases [プレイステーションのゲーム] - 16 Items


Sega Saturn Releases [セガサターンのゲーム] - 2 Items


Nintendo 64 Releases [ニンテンドー64のゲーム] - 2 Items


Dreamcast Releases [ドリームチャストのゲーム] - 7 Items


Arcade Releases [アーケードのゲーム] - 1 Item


Playstation 2 Releases [プレイステーション2のゲーム] - 13 Items


Gamecube Releases [ゲームキューブのゲーム] - 0 Items


Nintendo Wii Releases [ニンテンドーウィのゲーム] - 0 Items


X-Box 360 Releases [エックスボックス360のゲーム] - 0 Items


Playstation 3 Releases [プレイステーション3のゲーム] - 0 Items


Nintendo Wii Releases [ニンテンドーWii Uのゲーム] - 0 Items


Playstation 4 Releases [プレイステーション4のゲーム] - 0 Items


X-Box One Releases [エックスボックスワンのゲーム] - 0 Items


Hardware [ゲーム機] - 3 Item
※ Hardware pertains to consoles or console accessories specifically made for the series.
Biohazard: Become GOD

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Just a note to say that I'm still here, still alive. I'll be working soon to hopefully revamp the site to a new graphic set (Biohazard 6 tone) and get back into cataloguing again which is a daunting task. I thank you for your patience.

Also with LJ's ability to make sticky posts now I can easily have a constant top-most post saying what things have been updated. Things to do, mmmhm.
Biohazard: Cake Thief

Apparel: Miscellania [その他]



Unsurprisingly: Japan likes making Biohazard clothes. In addition to kitting up shirts with hilarious english, they offer a fine selection of articles in various fields, such as watches, patches, bags, wallets, and so on. While my apparel section is small, I do like what I've managed to scourge for it, even if it's not much at the time of writing. I'll enjoy changing this blurb down the track when I get my hands on more goods!

To clear up any confusion in the apparel run: articles such as shirts, jackets, trousers, gloves and so on fall under clothing in my catalogue. Anything that could be considered an accessory, such as wallets, watches or bags, will be falling under miscellania. Hopefully this'll make things easier for people to find.

If you'd like to find a specific item quickly, please utilise the code issued by the item name in the index by searching for it with ctrl+f in your browser.

Index:
S.T.A.R.S. Patch [AM01]
R.P.D. Patch [AM02]


Title: Biohazard S.T.A.R.S. Patch (バイオハザード S.T.A.R.S.ワッペン) [AM01]
Released: 16/05/2011
Retail: 2,100円

Information:
Released for the 15th anniversary. Simply the well known and beloved S.T.A.R.S. logo emblazoned as a patch. The embroidery on this is to die for, much like its partner patch released by e-Capcom... and you'd hope so given the cost. That said, it looks a lot nicer and well wearing than a lot of the cheaper produced ones released by chains like Hot Topic in the USA.




Title: Biohazard R.P.D. Patch (バイオハザード R.P.D.ワッペン) [AM02]
Released: 16/05/2011
Retail: 2,100円

Information:
Released for the 15th anniversary. Simply the well known and beloved R.P.D. logo emblazoned as a patch. The embroidery on this is to die for, much like its partner patch released by e-Capcom... and you'd hope so given the cost. That said, it looks a lot nicer and well wearing than a lot of the cheaper produced ones released by chains like Hot Topic in the USA. Even so, patches of the actual R.P.D. logo seem few and far between compared to Umbrella or S.T.A.R.S.

Biohazard: CAW!

Squee Post: Mr. Crow

Another Squee Post! This time, since many of the 15th Anniversary goods have been delayed into next month thus I've not ordered via my friend yet, I've got a very, very special addition to the collection. He's one of a kind, utterly precious, and quite dapper, and even came with his own food supply should he ever get hungry ;) I've been thinking of getting a whole range of custom, OOAK plush done for my Bioahzard collection, and between that, a sudden urge to start it with one of my personal favourites, and junoluver having a custom slot open just was too perfect an opportunity to pass up...



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A big thank you again to junoluver for her amazing work. You can check out other plushes and artwork by her at her Deviantart. I need to sort out some photos for Mr. Crow so he can be officially added into my merchandise catalogue for ViperHazard. The first, of what will one day hopefully be many, one of a kind additions to put my Customs section to good use!
Biohazard: Promisecomfortable

Apparel: Clothing



Unsurprisingly: Japan likes making Biohazard clothes. Between geeky shirts with genuinely hilarious engrish, to general logo emblazened shirts, to full on replica gear such as Leon's jacket, they have a lot out on the market for goods. Capcom have had a long partnership with watchmakers GSX to produce watches for the series as early as 1998, while actual clothing is another story: only really starting to shine around the time of Biohazard rebirth on the GameCube. I adore T-Shirts, so I'm giddy at all the ones they've added to the roster with the 15th anniversary, but there are also a load of replica items which are equally as stunning such as the Agent Collection line.

To clear up any confusion in the apparel run: articles such as shirts, jackets, trousers, gloves and so on fall under clothing in my catalogue. Anything that could be considered an accessory, such as wallets, watches or bags, will be falling under miscellania. Hopefully this'll make things easier for people to find.

If you'd like to find a specific item quickly, please utilise the code issued by the items name in the index by searching for it with ctrl+f in your browser.

Index:
Japan>Game BIOHAZARD DANGER T-Shirt [CL01]
S.T.A.R.S. Front Logo T-Shirt [CL02]
Umbrella Caution T-Shirt [CL03]


Title: Japan>Game BIOHAZARD DANGER T-Shirt (日本ゲーム「バイオハザード」 DANGER Tシャツ) [CL01]
Manufacturer: Uniqlo (ユニクロ)
Size: JP XL
Colour: White
Released: 16/03/2009
Retail: 1,500円

Information:
In 2009, Uniqlo launched a Video Game shirt range, with shirts from Mega Man, Xevious, and many other franchises. Luckily, Biohazard got to join the crew of this. Released in collectible tubs, the shirts released for Biohazard simply feature a list of monsters seen in the first game + bonus Nemesis mention (with a nice chant of Zombie, Zombie, Zombie, Zombie on the bottom). Snagged this for a nice price before I travelled in 2011, which was awesome because I'd been hunting for one of these for a while.

This was available in both White and Neon Yellow. For collection purposes where the design is the key thing for me, I've only bought one colour variant.




Title: S.T.A.R.S. Front Logo T-Shirt (S.T.A.R.S. FRONT LOGO Tシャツ) [CL01]
Manufacturer: Capcom (株式会社カプコン)
Size: JP Medium
Colour: Navy
Released: 16/05/2011
Retail: 3,800円

Information:
Released for the 15th anniversary, this simple but nice shirt sports a clean white version of the S.T.A.R.S. logo above the left breast, while the back sports a big print saying R.P.D. Special Tactics and Rescue Squad. There have been a number of articles done like this by bootleggers, so it's nice to see an actual official version.

This was available in both Navy and White on e-Capcom. For collection purposes where the design is the key thing for me, I've only bought one colour variant.




Title: Umbrella Caution T-Shirt (Umbrella CAUTION Tシャツ) [CL02]
Manufacturer: Capcom (株式会社カプコン)
Size: JP Medium
Colour: Black
Released: 16/05/2011
Retail: 3,800円

Information:
Released for the 15th anniversary, this shirt is both awesome and hilarious. For a start, we've got a large logo on the back of the shirt with a glowing universal biohazard logo and the engrish "NOT EXISTING AN EFFECTIVE CURE". The front of the shirt takes the cake. On the left breast, the Umbrella logo is featured and a estrangely kerned wall of text with such great things as "promisecomfortable heal thylife". You can check out a close up of it here to read the full blurb.

This was available in both Black and White on e-Capcom. For collection purposes where the design is the key thing for me, I've only bought one colour variant.

Biohazard: Promisecomfortable

Squee Post: 15th Anniversary Goods [Wave 1]

Aaah! So, as you all may or may-not know, Biohazard turned 15 this year, and with each new anniversary, comes a wave of new merchandise. Lots of merchandise! So much they keep updating the e-Capcom JP store with more, while my wallet sobs into sweet submission. With the help of my very kind friend denkimouse, I'm enjoying being able to get the goods as they come out instead of trying to scrounge for them later like I did the 10th anniversary. While 'Wave 1' of the goods is very small, especially in comparison with the order(s) in June/July, it's still an exciting start to it all.


So, welcome to the very first viperhazard squee post! Some of the photos I've got up are ready to go for the main catalogues (the apparel section I can't actually get underway until I get more paid time on viperhazard here to give us the side-menu options for it) while others are general... squee-ly ones.



Like I said, wave 1 is only seeing the very start of the run happen. Most of the merch coming out for the anniversary is in the summer months, but the first merch piece I was extremely excited for when it was announced was a part of the first wave. So after much um-ing and ah-ing, I bit the bullet and got in touch with Gin to start getting my hands on these gorgeous things while we could, while it was much easier to. I'm glad I'm doing it, because the thrill of it is certainly enthralling. Let's take a closer look at some of the goods for this round:





Biohazard S.T.A.R.S. Wappen (バイオハザード S.T.A.R.S.ワッペン)
Biohazard R.P.D. Wappen (バイオハザード R.P.D.ワッペン)
Wappen are iron on patches, and these are really nice ones. Yeah, I know, lots of places have done iron on patches for the series, but I've never gotten my hands on any of those since the chains that did them are in the US only (not to mention I couldn't gauge the quality at all.) Both of these are really nicely put together, with really gorgeous embroidery work. I am especially intrigued by the stars on the S.T.A.R.S. one, but I just like things that are shiny/catch the light well. Perhaps if they're still around later on I might order some more so I can use some, but these two babies are for my collection alone.


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Biohazard S.T.A.R.S. Front Logo T-Shirt (バイオハザード S.T.A.R.S. FRONT LOGO Tシャツ)
Biohazard Umbrella Caution T-Shirt (バイオハザード Umbrella CAUTION Tシャツ)
I'm a T-Shirt fiend, and while I won't be wearing these guys, I still get a thrill out of snagging good tees. This shirt came in both navy and white, but given I'm only going for one print of each design, I've gone for the nice, RPD-esque navy blue. The second shirt had me laughing as soon as I had it in hand. The back features a really neat 'glowing' biohazard sign and the fabulous engrish "NOT EXISTING AN EFFECTIVE CURE", but the front really takes the cake. Over on the left we've got the Umbrella logo, with a fantastic company pledge which is riddled with typos and terrible kerning. I just had to take a photo of it because it's truly hilarious. Good job, Capcom. Good job. ♥

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biohazard SOUND CHRONICLE II BEST TRACK COLLECTION (バイオハザード サウンド コロニカル II ベストトラック コレクション)
A..ah. Where to start on this. Music is probably the biggest thing in Biohazard for me. To me, it sometimes really helps to make the game that 100% wholly amazing experience, and I've listened to so much of it in my life. The second edition to the Sound Chronicle family brings a slew of great tracks. The box contains six discs, starting with The Umbrella Chronicles on D1, The Darkside Chronicles on D2 and D3, Biohazard 5 Best Track Collection on D4 and D5, with D6 rounding it off nicely with Alternate Edition + Mercenaries 3D. While I haven't had a chance to listen to the Umbrella Chronicles and Darkside Chronicles discs issued in the box (judging by the track lists, they're simply direct reissues), I've been enjoying the Bio5 Best Track, Alternate Edition, and Mercs 3D tracks immensely.

Unlike the original run of Bio5's OST, the Best Track collection contains some extra digital variants on pieces, such as Pray, which originally only had the orchestral pieces on the main OST, which then makes up for the original versions we were given on the Select Track disc (and vise-versa.) Between these three releases, and the Alternate Edition select tracks, we've nearly got a 100% soundtrack for the 5th game.

All the Mercenaries 3D stuff is just... gwuh. Gorgeous. It takes a lot for a song to give me itchy thumbs, but most of them do it for me, and it's going to make it much harder to deal with the wait I'll have before I get to play the game. Totally an OST that people should pick up now, while it's cheap and current, as much like the first I forsee this not lasting for long on the market and disappearing for a few years to accumulate value (luckily, the first Sound Chronicles was reissued for this anniversary, as well.)

For now, time for me to sit back, relax, and enjoy some more gorgeous tunes from Sound Chronicles II.
Biohazard: 狙撃兵

Site: FAQ



Who are you?
A thirty-something [redacted] whom has a strong passion for games. Most people around the net call me Cally which is a very affectionate name based off an old character of mine. You can also call me Claire. Or Faiarrow. Adore games, always have, always will. Lover of both old-school and new consoles.

I write music for fun, have a thing for knives. As much as my parents would hate to admit it, collecting is in the family gene. My mother has a thing for coins and stamps, my dad for plush sheep. It's their fault.

Why 'ViperHazard'?
It's just a fun combination. My major online handle I'm most known for is viper.fox as its my music name, ergo its a combination of Viper and (Bio)Hazard. BioFox, ViperEvil, ResidentFox all sounded pretty crap, too. Not to mention I have preference over using BioHazard in the name over Resident Evil, because I'm pedantic like that.

What started your collection?
The games, if we're being technical. My first non-game collection article were the books, followed by figures. If there is one thing I can really thank my sister for, it's for hiring the first game out from the video store in 1996. She'd just gotten her own Playstation, after we'd saved up and hired one from the video store down the way a few times, and we used to save up our pocket money to rent out games to play that we didn't have. As an 8 year old, the games were a thrill. I've never really gotten scared by many games, Wolf 3d and Doom had their moments when I was much younger still, but playing Resident Evil late at night with my sister while my parents were out having a night for themselves lit a fire for me. We both got creeped out by the visuals (which, hey, back then were quite scary, whereas now they're hilarious) and took turns at playing through parts of it.

Cut forward to 1998, with the release of the second game, and we both were playing the game again late into the evening. I remember first being totally shocked that the female lead character was named Claire, which is my birth name, and was a redhead to boot, and then I remember screaming in fright with my sister as we got accosted by a Licker that jumped through the one way mirror in the RPD. Earlier in the year I had managed to finally finish the first game at easter, starting a tradition that I'd carry through every year. I knew then that I was 100% hooked. My love for the games and their stories and characters slowly expanded, especially with the addition of disposable income as I got older and the wonders of eBay, Play-Asia, and AmiAmi. And now, here we are, finally documenting all these articles I own for such an amazing series.

How long have you been collecting?
I guess since 1998 would be the official start, so for 20 years as of 2018.

What was your first collection item?
Resident Evil 2 on the Playstation. My mum bought it for me during school holidays when I was a kid still, and that was my game for me to play instead of hiring out other games and movies during that time. Already I was having terrible issues with insomnia, so it worked out really well having just that, as I'd sit up all night on the big TV out in the living room playing the scenarios to death rather than going cocoa from the inability to sleep.

What piece of your collection has a story behind it?
All of them in a way, but the best one is my Music Box. I'd originally seen the music box on an old Japanese site, which had it up and catalogued from a physical catalogue book when all the 5th anniversary stuff was coming out. I was really naive then, I only had a rudimentary knowledge of Japanese compared to what I do now, so I never 100% gauged the rarity, how many were made, or how to obtain them. Fast forward a few years while searching for items on eBay, and I had a flashback to seeing that original site with the very real music box. All through college I'd considered commissioning a music box one day of the Infants tune from CODE: Veronica because I thought it'd just be the coolest thing ever, but also because I never thought I'd get that music box. I searched for that thing for years, uncovering a few details of its existence, but never one for sale. I'd never seen it come up, even with the new addition of Yahoo Japan Auctions under my belt for item scourging. Until it surfaced on eBay in April of 2010. I hadn't searched at all during 2010, in essence I had given up the fight for another day, but I woke up to a really excited message from my friend Fae with the link to the auction and the following text: "No idea if you've seen this or what, but I saw it and thought of yoooou."

Needless to say I totally freaked out. It was far from cheap, peanuts compared to a recent purchase of mine in the Pokemon TCG world of things when I had collected those, but at the time I simply did not have the funds for such a thing to do the outright BIN price it was set at. I did however contact the seller, and after talking back and forth a payment plan was organised and then it hit me.

"It's mine."

I cried so much, and was pretty incoherent for most of the day. Ever since I got it in hand, I try to make sure I play it once a day, and take care to gently remove it from it's housing and polish and oil anything to keep it in absolute pristine working order. It is easily my most treasured item of my collection, and certainly my most expensive single item for the series.

Do you have a favourite item?
The Biohazard Catalysis art book. It's a subpar artbook in terms of content, compared to some of the later ones they've since bought out, but I love that thing so much. It was one of my first artbooks for the series, and was an awesome, AWESOME, thoughtful, and sweet gift from a good high school friend and fellow series fan. I love the DVD that came with it, since it has so many of my favourite game scenes on it in as close to HD as they'd get at the time.

How about a favourite character?
Tough call, because I have a love for all of them. Top of the castle is Claire Redfield. How could she NOT be: fellow redhead, shares the same name, generally awesome and kicks ass, and a total deadpan snarker. Both Wesker's are in my favourites castle, along with Jake, Sherry, and Alexia. But really, in the long run, I do genuinely love them all. A lot of people in life have real people as inspirations: mine were the characters I've really grown up with. Cheesy, yes, but it's the truth.

What do you think your collection is worth?
Personally, to me, it's priceless. Every piece in it has a story. A lot of the games are copies I bought or was given back when they actually came out (which means most were bought at full price!), with only a handful being picked up down the track (mainly with the Japanese releases, obviously), and thus are quite old, or in some cases quite worn. Because I never plan to sell any collection item, I therefore enjoy my collection 100%: every game I own has been played if I have the system for it, all figures have been removed from blisters and lovingly displayed and cared for, and so on. It's my collection in that sense. But monetary wise, I honestly couldn't tell you. I've got my fair share of rare stuff in this collection, and it all adds up. I aim to provide retail prices on the site here just for the sole reason of being a completionist, so if someone is bored when I've got everything catalogued, you can all go add everything up for an estimation.



If you have any questions you'd like to ask me, about either myself, the collection as a whole, or any specific items, please feel free to contact me. You can either leave a comment here with your question, contact me on twitter (@viperhazard), or email me (viper.fox[at]me.com). I will do my best to either personally answer them, or if I feel it's interesting enough, add it to the official FAQ.