My Sunflower collection thus far (taken 17/1/15)! Now with plush in a cup!
Vietnamese Mirage Plush
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I have no idea to the specifics of this plush. As far as I know, it was released by a probably small manufacturing company in (I assume) Vietnam, alongside a few other gen 1 and 2 pokemon. A comm member posted about these being avaliable on an obscure asian website, with Sunflora being in the mix, and I IMMIDIATELY got onto a middle man. After some back and forth, it seemed like things were going well, but then the seller decided they wanted to keep the Sunflora! I was understandably disappointed, but there was nothing I could do.
Fast forward a year or so later, and I get a message from a good friend of mine, saying they wanted to weed out some of their collection, and offering to sell me the very same mirage plush!! I have no clue how they got one, but that doesn't matter. I was more than happy to take the plush off their hands, and now here it is! It seems to be made of a very short piled velboa; almost like a suede? It has sand of some sort in its body for weight, and painted features. Ah, I still can't believe this is mine! I honestly never thought I'd find it again after the first failed attempt, and I'm overjoyed to own finally own this little cutie!
Sunflora and Pikachu plush
Tomy - ?
The only Sunflora plush out there. This one's quite unique, being plopped on a plush base with Pikachu and some fabulous poseable flowers. Sunflora's neck is also poseable, which is quite fun to play with.
I was tempted at one point to take the Sunflora off the base, but I quickly learnt that Sunflora is actually part of the base pattern! So no separate Sunflora plush for me.
No that I would ever cut anything off it anyway. To do that to such an old and mint plush IS A CRIME.
Yujin/Takara Tomy ARTS - ?
I feel so lucky to have gotten this figure all by itself! I was prepared to go for it whenever I could, Sunkern and base included, but then I got a comment on my old wants post about a Sunflora Zukan! After a few messages back and forth, the seller, being amazing and all, offered to send me just the Sunflora from their complete Zukan! So OF COURSE I agreed, and before I knew it, this tiny little sunflower was at my house!
I love how great quality Zukans are, no matter how big or small the figure.
Bandai - 2000
As far as I know, there was only one Sunflora Kid made to date. Then again, I can't really imagine an attack version of this little sweetface. There's still the Clear Kid to find, but I'm still pretty happy with these little guys here.
And yes, I have two. One's for my HG Kid Team, and one's for my Sunflora collection. DON'T JUDGE ME.
Battle Museum Figure
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STARING HAPPILY UP AT THE SKY, JUST CATCHING SOME RAYS.
Finally, I got one with a base! It was MiP too, no less! I love sticking on the stickers for these things myself. And yes, I'm keeping the other one. ANYTHING TO MAKE THE COLLECTION LOOK BIGGER.
You go Sunflora, use that Sunny Day. I totally could've guessed that's what you were doing in the first place..
Character Stamper (Chibi Stamper)
Kyodo - ?
Never did I actually think I'd have this guy in my collection! I was reading about Chibi Stampers on Pokemon Collectors Wiki (for srs go contribute to that site, it's an asset to us all), and I saw they had listed Sunflora in the illusive Gen2 set! Knowing how hard it is to come across a Gen1 stamper, I had a feeling this one would be on my wants list for awhile. So I put it on my list to collect dust.
Then, I kid you not, only A FEW HOURS LATER, a few Gen2 stampers were put in a sales post, one of them being THIS. I got to it first, and the rest, as they say, is history.
I'm not holding my breath for the other colours.
National Dex Metal Charm
Pokemon Center - 2012
Wow this picture turned out really well.
METAL CHARMS. Most Pokemon collectors are completely mad over the things, but they're rather hard to find after their '09 release. BUT. The Pokemon Center is nice to us collectors, and did another charm promo, this time with EVERY POKEMON EVER. I tried to limit the ones I got in order to save myself from bankruptcey, but I got all my most favourites. One being Sunflora! This charm is the same pose as the '09 Johto charm; I'm alrght with that though. Like I said on the Dunsparce charm description, there's now no real need to track down the super rare older one. HAKUNA MATATA, AND ALL THAT PALAVA.
These charms came in Evolutionary line sets, so here is Sunflora with her little sister Sunkern!~
Reference sheets for Sunflora! Can you just see why Sunflora gives me such a happy feeling looking at it? Even its "sad" face is smiling!
But ohmygod, that OH SHIT Sunflora makes me giggle every time I look at it.
We also have sleepy time Sunflora Settei! I love how its flower closes when the sun goes down, just like a real sunflower. <3