First off, like many others here on the comm, I got charms! :D It was a nerve-wracking wait as the postal system took their sweet time, but they finally got here! They are very pretty, but sadly they are the same pose as last time.
As a completionist collector, I have to have both sets anyway! :D The color difference between the floofs on the Arcanines is barely visible in real life... for some reason its more exaggerated here. I can't wait for the last wave, I have a few things claimed in there. :3
I got another canvas Growlithe, I just couldn't resist. ;__; The new one is on the left, his name is Kora because he came from Korea! The other two I got right after their original JP release :D They are Feros and Sola, respectively. I love canvas Growlithes so muchhhhh. I can see myself getting even more duplicates, but I think I should stop while I'm ahead. ^_^;
It's cool to see how the same plush can have slight variations depending on who sewed it. It would be tricky, but I think I could tell all my canvases apart if they were all "naked".
The plush with the others on my dresser! Hmm, I get the feeling someone here doesn't belong...
Speaking of Canvas, THIS. I had no idea they made clearfiles, I thought it was only the plush :O Sure makes me wonder what else I missed out on originally! Anybody know what else exists with the Growlithe art?
A closeup of the cute Growlithe on the clearfile.
Merry Christmas to me! I got a new bookcase, which means reorganizing! :D
Art books and a skull, for no book case is complete without a skull!
New collection setup part one!
Part two, where the majority of my collection lies :D
With the space freed up by getting the new bookshelf, I could reorganize the side collections, and display some things I wasn't able to before. ^_^
Side things I collect :D I used to have a complete Stunky/Skuntank collection, but I got bored with the fact they got so little merch and there was never anything new after D/P, so I only kept my favorites.
Center shelf with random stuff, things people made me, a couple Digimans, etc
Bottom shelf, where I can finally show off my gorgeous card binders, omg.
Found this doujinshi on Y!J, had to snap it up. :)
The art style isn't my favorite, but it's still pretty cute! I can't read Japanese though, so it's just eyecandy.
Dis sticker tape! I am slowly yet surely collecting everything from this PokeCen promotion from 2001. I really want to find one of those promotional pamphlets about it so I can know what else is out there, if anything. I know I saved some of the images from pokemoncenter.com when it was still up but I keep finding things that are new to me! I will forever kick myself for not buying all that stuff back then, but I was always afraid to ask permission to buy online (I was only 13 or 14).
The tape inside is really cute, but I will never use it! You can see an Arcanine foot, and a dark fire puppy is visible too. ^_^
And now the thing I'm most excited about... it just came today!
IT'S A CUSTOM GROWLITHE POKéDOLL JUST FOR MEEEE
It was instant love. omg omg this pluuuuuush. His name is Barkeley. :3
And now a mini photostory! Barkeley tries to find his place.
Barkeley: Hmm, I'm with other plush, but it doesn't feel quite right somehow.
Barkeley: I don't fit in with these guys, either... geez you guys are big. I think I need to be around my own kind!
Barkeley: Oh! Hi guys! You guys are all plastic and hard though, and I'm big and plush... I wanna be with other fluffy things!
Barkeley: ...Too fluffy, but thanks.
Barkeley: Oh!! This is perfect, just what I've been looking for!
Barkeley is united with a distant cousin- both he and Officer Jenny were made by the same plush maker, usakochan! :3
Jenny: Let's go and fight crime, Barkeley!
Like any good Pokédoll, Barkeley tends to faceplant, ahaha.
Using my cwinget plush to keep Barkeley up!
That beautiful faaaaace eeeee ♥
Barkeley is happy to be among friends! These are all my custom 'lithe plush.
From left to right, back row: Growlithe hat by KnottyAscot, Barkeley by Usakochan, Hachi by DraggyCat, Silver the shiny Growlithe by Aki-the-Wolf, Sierra by anjel_kitty.
Front row: Shiny bellplush by me, Teenylithe by cwinget, Jennylithe by usakochan, and Bellplush by gmanluver.
My next custom plush will probably be something I make myself, though I don't know when. I've been making custom plush for over four years now and I've never made a Growlithe aside the bellplush. o_O