Pokemon Center - 2010
My dear little Snorlax Pokedoll. I love him dearly. So round, so fat, so squidgy! Since I like my plush without hand tag, I looked around to see if I could find one. For some reason, it was more difficult to find one than I thought it would be. Luckily a lovely comm member offered me their hand taggless Snorlax, and I happily accepted! I was so excited the day he came.
His name is Donut.
Beanie Plush (?)
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I bidded on this guy, and the plush just below in a GA when I was at my I-want-Snorlax peak. I'll take a guess and say this is one of the most common Snorlax plush out there, made by an American company. Though I have no clue which one.
In real life, his cream areas have a bit more of a greenish tinge to them. He just seems to photograph... really really well.
I think he looks like a zombie.
CUSTOM Ampharos Mock!Pokedoll
By Usakochan - 2011
Oh how worth the wait this plush was my god. <3 Back in.. late 2009? I think it was? I was getting back into Pokemon after a few years break, when on my my favourite plush artists from dA, Usakochan, announced she'd be taking her last batch of custom plush commissions for who knows how long. I pretty much lost my little 14 year old mind. I don't think I'd even joined the comm at that point, but I knew I WANTED A SLOT. At the time Venusaur wasn't even my favourite Pokemon; I wouldn't have even known what a Venusaur Pokedoll was. At the time I really liked Froslass, so I commissioned a Froslass style Pokedoll. I paid a little late, so I was pretty far down on the commission list. So I waited. And waited. About half a year later, about May 2010, I played through HG, with an Ampharos as one of my trusted companions. I thought back to my commission, and was all "..HMM". I checked Usako's progress list, and saw my plush was still at 0%, SO I ASKED IF I COULD CHANGE MY ORDER. In hindsight, that was a dick move, but Usakochan took it in her stride without a single complaint, and my order was changed to a Ampharos Pokedoll.
Another year went by with no news (just shows how many people she took on for her last batch of commissions! Something I could never manage) until June 2011, when I look at the progress list, AND I'M NEXT! I just, I could not contain my excitement. By now I'd been collecting Venusaur for awhile, and hadn't played HG for several months, but I didn't care. I knew I was getting an Usako custom, and I was just stoked. When she emailed me the finished pictures, I flailed like a fan girl. Showed all my friends and family. I WAS SO EXCITED.
She sent it off soon after completion, and its arrival was so exciting to me like omg. I opened up the package and just. Stared. Turned it over in my hands and STARED. AT EVERYTHING. Observing how it was made alone was so informative for me, and I feel like it really helped me. And it's just. Incredible. So incredible. I love her so much.
I call her Pavlova. <3
Pokemon Center - 2010
I tried so hard to resist this guy.
I saw everyone getting him, and with every picture, I grew weaker and weaker. Though I kept saying to myself, you're not into those canine/anthroish Pokemon, why would you want him?
But, when I went to my first convention, I found him. I found him and I broke. I broke and snatched him up like my life depended on it. (At the time though, I was giving up my thumbs for the 40 Hour Famine, so my snatch was so uncool).
I'm so glad I broke.
His hair. His eyes. HIS FLAILY LITTLE MOLE-LIKE ARMS.
His name is MC Z.
Pokemon Center - 2009
Here's another Pokedoll I've been eyeing for a long time. Entei's been my favourite legendary since the third (?) movie came out, and Pokedoll version of him is just too cute to pass up. I found him, once again, at my first con, with a few other Pokebuddies. (I feel so bad for the guy who served me. I don't think it would be an exaggeration to say I spent a good 20 minuets deciding on four plush to buy. The other two were a Delibird Pokedoll and Vulpix canvas.)
His name is Mufasa, because seriously, third movie Entei seems so much like Mufasa.
"Remember, who you are."
Pokemon Center - 2010
Here's one of those plush, we all have one, that we want for AGES, just not as much as some other stuff, so doesn't get bought for AGES.
Well finally when my birthday came around, I was all SCREW IT, I'M GETTING A KYOGRE DOLL.
Man I'm so glad I did.
Its design is SO adorable, with its stubby little wing fins, and glarey little eyes.
It's also quite aerodynamic when thrown right. It seems to practically glide along.
Mini Turtwig Pokedoll
Pokemon Center - ?
This could possibly be one of the cutest Turtwigs in the history of forever. ;u; Won't lie, I don't know a whole lot about this Turtwig besides the whole IT'S A POKEDOLL FROM THE POKEMON CENTER thing, so. Umm. Sorry.
I got this little cutey in a trade with a lovely off PKMNcollectors, and he is now my travelling buddy for life. <3 I call him Miniwig.
Pokemon Time Bulbasaur Plush
Pokemon Center - 2008
Ok I NEVER thought I would have the chance to get this plush. It was just old enough to be tricky to find, and JUST sought after enough that I'd given up before I'd even tried. But then one day it was just hanging out on Y!J! And I bid! And I won! AND NOW IT'S MINE LIKE?????????
It's such a perfect plush I'm so glad I didn't give up on having this little loser.
Heatmor My Pokemon Collection Plush
Banpresto - 2012
GRUMPY ANTEATER! <3 Even though I didn't have this guy in my White team (why must you be found in Victory Road) I always found this Pokemon really remarkable. When I saw it for the first time, I was a little disappointed that the only anteater (one of my favourite animals) Pokemon looked so.. unfuzzy. And odd. To me it seemed like a waste. But then I started to look more carefully, read about it, and I then started to warm up to him a little. His grumpy demeanour amused me to no end.
And this plush is just amazing. So many pretty details. AND MOLE ARMS. FLAILY LITTLE MOLE ARMS. One of my favourite things in plush ever. You got flaily mole arms? You got a fan in me.
Oh bb dat tag~
Sleepy Cherrim Jakks Plush
Jakks - 2008
I love sleepy Cherrim with a passion. The combination of those chilled colours, and dem adorable sleep eyes, I JUST CAN'T SAY NO.
And omg yay first Jakks plush! I remember when Jakks had a reputation for doing shittastic plush, but lately they've really up'd their game! This plush is made out of super soft minky. I just want to rub my face in it ALL DAY.
Sableye Beanie Plush
Hasbro - 2005
I've got a secret Sableye love. For my birthday, I gently nudged my friend to buy this little gremlin off eBay. Though it was a few months later when he arrived (long story), I was SO happy to have him in my arms!
He currently resides on my bookshelf, peering timidly over Gengar.
Heart Gold Team - Kid Version
Bandai - 2000-2009
My Heart Gold Pokemon team, in fabulous Kid form! It was really hard to find Typhlosion and Ampharos. Seems people like these Pokemon? NEVER WOULD'VE GUESSED.
SO, HERE WE HAVE:
- Vinci (Typhlosion)
- Pavlova (Ampharos)
- Issy (Sunflora)
- Kachina (Xatu)
- Melon (Octillery)
- Kevin (Donphan)
Swinub Kid / Clear Kid
Bandai - 2001/2001
Swinub is such a cute little guy. There's no way I can afford collecting MORE POKEMON, but I'm happy to get a few things of him here and there.
Swinub's already so adorbs.
Put him in Kid version?
New addition of a Clear Kid! I just had to.
Bandai - 2011
I do quite enjoy Kids that are difficult to photograph.
CLADDAGH RING + SUNFISH = ALOMOMOLA? This is what experts think. Well, both of those things I LOVE, so I'd obviously have some sort of fondness for this funny looking thing.
Though it could've been less... beautiful. IT'S TOO ELEGANT.
Clefable Tomy Figure
Tomy - ?
You know, sometimes in the glarey brightness of the new generations, I sometimes forget how cute some of the gen 1ers are. LIKE CLEFABLE. I've never actually acknowledged how adorable it really is! While I don't necessarily want to collect her, I would still like to pick up something here and there for Clefable.
Look at that little grin! So sweet. <3
Masquerain Zukan 2
Yujin/Takara Tomy ARTS - ?
We all know how popular Masquerain and Surskit are.
They're so popular, they don't just get one Zukan.
THEY GET TWO.
And here's the second one. Even thought I just got this because Masquerain is adorable, I just admit Surskit is also pretty cute here. :>
Gulpin and Torchic Pokemon Time Straps
Play Set Products / Pokemon Center - 2011
Oh my god these straps are AMAZING. I've recently acquired a love for the PT line, and when it was announced they were making a gen 3 promo, I just about died. While I couldn't afford a lot, I COULD afford these adorable little charms. I got Lotad (on the Lotad line page), and these two! They're both absolutely incredible. I love the Gulpin far more than I anticipated.
MAKING IT NOM EVERYTHING WITH ITS CUTE LITTLE MOUTH. <333
Scraggy/Zuruggu Metal Charm 1
Pokemon Center - 2011
This little guy came from a set of 5 blind packaged charms, aaaand this was the first one shown on the packaging. (First as in, first in a line of 5 Zuruggu charm pictures.) These are a little bigger than the Johto Dex charms, and just as high quality!
Zuruggu is one of my favourite new gen 5 Pokemon, but I REALLY can't afford to side collect yet another Pokemon. SO I JUST DECIDED TO GET ONE LITTLE THING.
... Or that's what I keep telling myself.
This currently resides on my pencil case at school, and it always cheers me up to look at it.
Slowpoke Pokemon "Both Sides Metal Holder"
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I'll admit, this was somewhat of an impulse purchase, but I in no way regret getting this. I've always had a soft spot for dim-witted little Slowpoke, but I'm not a fan of a lot of his merch. This though, is both unique AND sufficiently awesome. Two sided charms really need to be more of a thing. <3
Just about actual size.
Camerupt Advanced Generation Trading Coin
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This picture does not do the coin justice. Man, this coin is so so pretty. It's all sparkly, and shiny, and BLUE.
AND IT CAN CHANGE COLOUR A LITTLE BASED ON TEMPERATURE. LIKE THOSE MOOD RINGS./just realised
Seriously the coolest coin ever. YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW.