Hi guys! I've been lurking for months, and finally decided that's it's time to introduce myself. I go by PikaFreakRachel, though my husband and other friends and family call me "Chu". I'm 22 and I've been obsessed with Pokemon since it first came out in the US.
Over the years I've collected a few things here and there, but in the past year I've started seriously collecting. I really have no idea how many items I have. At last count, I had over 1,500 figures, mostly Tomy, Zukan, and Jakks, with a few booties thrown in. I would guesstimate my plush collection to be around 100, I only started collecting plushes very recently. I would say all together, including flats and other items, I have at least 5,000 items. I try to focus on Pikachu and other 1st generation Pokemon.
I would love to post pictures, but unfortunately the majority of my collection is currently in boxes until I get more shelving up. I have no idea how long this will take, the shelves are expensive, and it seems like every time I save up some money for more shelves, I end up spending it on more figures. Oops. I do have some random pictures of different parts of my collection here http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.254644037894963.84484.100000481068779&type=3&l=8a471d7c86 and videos here http://www.youtube.com/pikafreakrachel
I don't really have a want list right now. My grails are the Pikachu Volkswagen car, which I know will probably be impossible to find. I plan on saving up to eventually customize my own. I WILL own this one way or the other someday! My other grail is one of the Pikachu mascot costumes you see at official events. If you saw the one on eBay a few months ago, I got SO excited that I bought two. Guess what? Don't buy stuff from unreliable sellers in China. What I got was cheap material hot glued together, and no refund since it cost more to return than what I paid.
I'm really looking forward to making new friends on here, and maybe getting a few wants when they come up! I did read every inch of the rules, so please let me know if I make an oopsie.
Edit: Just remembered that I had a couple other facebook photo albums, one to my wall scrolls http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.287045561321477.90969.100000481068779&type=3&l=0872dbb703 and one to things I had signed by the original voice actors http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.274108592615174.88249.100000481068779&type=3&l=55a0a4a1de