Oh hey guyyyyys.
Wow I guess my last post does date back to... last year!
My sense of humor is golden, I know. :3
That said, it's been a while! I always check PKMN Collectors every day and have been checking out sales posts particularly. Fortunately I have most of what I want right now, so my money hasn't been flying out my wallet as fast as it did when I first joined. xD Good thing too! ... Because I need to save for those delicious Eevees that will be released in waves starting this month.
In the meantime, I've gotten a LOT of Pokemerch from a lot of different peeps here! Also from using my very first deputy services, Shopping Mall Japan and FromJapan. I've since left SMJ because of the crazy amount of money it cost me when I used it, but FJ has been great so far... except for the fact that I can't seem to order any talky Eevees from it. They're always out of stock at their stores. :[ Wai Eevee, waiiii.
I've also grown attached to two specific lines of merch: zukans, which are just AMAZING and straight up beautiful... and Pokemon Kids.
I used to wonder what Pokemon Kids were. They looked like figurines but they were... I don't know. Squished? They looked cute, but not particularly appealing. And then I bought three Skymin Kids from Kira_Midnight. And then I never went back. :|
I have a few now, including some starters, legendaries, and some misc Pokemon like Whimsicott. <3 They're actually really cute and light, and the poses! They're beautiful. They're a lot more versatile than the more static-posed figurines. And now I need more. :|
I also got what I guess you could call a little grail: the talky Cyndaquil plush. Bought as a Christmas present by my folks, my baby was delivered to me wrapped in Christmas paper... in her shipping box from Japan... in her bubblewrap... in her box. xD She's more sensitive than anything ever, so she just rambles on forever. <3
I cleaned my room a while back and rearranged some furniture. If I can just get around to it (and stop being lazy, lol), I could put up all my Pokemerch in my shelves and show you guys what it's looking like. I did get a whole bunch of stuff since joining, and I don't even know where to begin. So I hope to get around to it and put up my collection in the near future! Maybe I can make that a 2013 resolution. xD
Aside from that, here's a little funny thing that I thought might spur a little funny discussion down the road. :3
So like I said, I've been looking into zukans for a little bit. I don't collect specific Pokemon, nor do I have much of a "Gotta buy 'em all!" attitude (I'm an awful Pokemon trainer/collector, forgive me). What I do is I buy items/merch I like (usually plushies) of the Pokemon I like. Pretty straightforward, right?
So that said, I recently found a beautiful Solosis line zukan! Thanks again to tofu256 for the sale! <3
So I received the zukan today, and it's looking beautiful. Tofu even included the cutest note ever in the package:
And then the zukan itself!
Which looks beautiful, as it should! I have a small Reuniclus cellphone charm as well, but the poor thing has since then been amputated and has lost one of its arms. :[ He's still hanging on my purse, he's just... a victim of public war.
So that zukan is beautiful and shining under the lights. It looks normal. It looks beautiful. But that zukan hides a terrible secret... Reuniclus's eyes are but misleading pearls. Because you see, that Reuniuclus...
... is really a vampire.
I just hope I don't wake up one morning missing my Solosis and Duosio. That would be sad, indeed.
And that's it! So from that little picture show-off above, here's the question: What kind of paint jobs have you seen on Pokemerch before? That includes paint jobs that were amazing, or that were just simply horrendous. What about funny paints like my Reuniclus? Any paint jobs that made you feel like the item had lost its beauty, like small awkward specks? Ever got merch that wasn't even fully colored/painted?
Share! With pictures if you can! ... And share the terrible and horrendous ones too! xD