We'll start with my last SMJ shipment :D
This is how it all starts out... one mysterious box of mysterious awesomeness. And packing peanuts. I hate packing peanuts. :P
WHAT IS INSIDE??
First to come out, shrouded in plastic is... Mew!
This sweet plush was a bit of an impulse buy, wasn't sure if I was going to keep or sell- I thought it was going to be larger, but it's really adorable anyway. Her name is Sakura! She came to me with grey spots, but carpet cleaner took that right out and now she's lovely and clean.
This is an awesome book about the making of Red and Green! :D
It even has some great unique art in it and prototype drawings of select Pokémon.
Ooh, they be talkin about Growlithe here! What's it say?
You can see the rest of the photos of the inside I took in here: http://s19.photobucket.com/albums/b181/thegreenmooseofdoom/Pkmncollectors/CollUpdate1011/?start=all
That aside, I got two more of these! The third I sold a few months ago here in a sales post, the other I will sew to my jacket, and the first one I got a few years ago I am keeping mint and beautiful. :D Love these jumbo patches.
What's next out of the box? It is a mysterious Japanese package! If you can read Japanese or own this yourself, you already know what it is!
TA-DAAAAA! One of my favorite "gets" for sure!
So cute and toasty!
So like, I didn't know you needed a voltage converter to make Japanese appliances run well out of American outlets, so I made a few pieces of toast without... American current is higher than what the Japanese use, so this thing really glowed BRIGHT inside when it was cooking.
And everything came out burned, even if it was set for "light". ^_^; Luckily since then I've bought a converter box and it's worked out great!
This was the thing I was second-most excited about. :3
MY MANDIBUZZ! ♥
This 'mon is my favorite Pokemon of Gen 5. I have one on my team too, she is a tank! My plush is named after her, her name is Drusella!
Oooh mysterious bundle of settei~
These are the sheets I ended up keeping out of the settei lot! The rest will be up for auction come the end of the month or early November.
An adorable Stoutland clipping figure! I really love this line too. Mine is named Nietzsche because of their fabulous moustaches. The figure doesn't have a name though, I only name plush.
And now part two of the collection update, my 'lithes! Growlithe and Arcanine are my main collection, of course. I hardcore collect them, which means any official item, be it flat figure, or plush, I want! xD
Now for some closeups of various stuff!
THIS PLUSH by Usakochan is adorable ahhhhh
An impulse buy that I was fretting over because I am a little poor lately (nothing to really worry about though), and thought that I shouldn't have. But then it arrived in the mail and all doubts faded away. xD She is so LITTLE and lovely! The face is hand painted :O Crazy!!
I sure wish I could photograph these better! These are mini dice and are really rare! I used to buy big lots of Pracoro dice, so I've opened and sold countless packs and never knew these existed until recently. I was really glad to get my hands on a pair! I don't know if there are any other poses or colors though. If anyone knows, I'd be grateful if you could tell me. :D
Yayyyy rare phone card thing! I don't think I've said it enough, but I LOVE Pokémon Christmas! :D Now I know this exists, there's got to be a card with the Growlithe/Raichu/Rattata etc design and I WANT IT!
This metal coin is amazing! I'd never seen it before until a kind someone here showed it to me and offered to sell it to me. :3 It's in absolutely minty mint condition and is gorgeous.
Now why on earth does Growly have a Diglett book? Maybe she harbors a secret love for this mysterious legless mole?
NO! It has a Growlithe as a character, of course! xD Ehehe, this book is adorable.
Another photo of the inside~ You can still get these on Amazon.com if you want one! Really cheap too.
These are money envelopes with Pokeball seals. I um... don't know what's going on with that Growlithe at all. Anyone know? xD
And what's all this bubblewrapped stuff here?
YAY! My PokeCen zukan is complete at last! I bought the Jenny/Growlithe section years ago on eBay for a very reasonable price- the same seller had the other two parts but I decided I didn't want the rest. Well guess what happened, I changed my mind and I never found the zukan again! Just my luck. xD But THEN! Someone here on the comm had an auction for the set! I negotiated with another bidder and got only the two I wanted and they got the only one they wanted, which happened to be the Growlithe section I already owned. So it worked out perfectly! Gosh this is so gorgeous. And so many parts!
And now some random secondary collection stuff. :D Tepig line is my second favorite of Gen 5 and Houndoom is just freaking cool.
I took photos of my entire collection before I moved in March, I hope to finally show those pics off in my next collection update. We will see! xD