Psychic MoonShadow (psychmoonshadow) wrote in pkmncollectors,
Psychic MoonShadow
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Unexpected Gets + Travelling!

Hi, everyone! For those of you who still remember me, I'm Psychic, and I've been here for about 4 years, slowly growing my choice collection.

I live in Canada (holla, mes amis!) where we generally don't get much Pokemon merch. But last month was the local anime convention, and I was pretty amazed by what I was able to find!
I also went to New York City, where of course I had to go to Nintendo World!
A week later I went with a friend to London, and was amazed at what I found there!

I'm currently in Israel, and alas, my entire collection is back at home (save my Jakks Snivy who guards my bed!), but I'd love to show you what I got. :D


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First up, I was able to get an amazing amount of stuff from the convention!

One wonderful gentleman's booth featured wonderful merch from the japanese Pokemon Center, and I freaked out! From him I got the two clearfiles (if only he had had actual Canvas plush, sob!), the Blitzle MPC (to go with my Blitzle cosplay), and the Mamoswine plushie as a gift for my internet friend who I met up with at the con the year before. The Dragonite clearfile cooouuld be a gift for another internet friend, but we're not in contact as much. :P

Miracle upon miracles, I finally found the woman who's had zukan in previous years (but not the last year)! I didn't love her selection this year, but a psychic-type seemed like a good choice, and Hydreigon is cool. :D

The charm was really lucky! I hosted a Pokemon panel (4th years running!) and at the end some guys showed us a huge lot of charms they'd brought back from the Pokemon Center! You should have seen the crowd flood them! I had also bought a Grovyle off someone, but I lost it. :((((

As for customs, I couldn't turn down the Drifloon pencil case! And the Red charm was too cool.


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My current collection of Pokemon Center clearfiles and charms. They all remain unused and hidden because I don't want to ruin (or lose!) anything, of course. :x I wish I had more things from these promotions, though!


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Next up, New York City! (Ignore the Lion King magnet and Community stuff. XD)

Being my first time there, I pretty much freaked when I got to Nintendo World, and made a beeline for the Pokemon. :D That said, I actually wasn't too thrilled with the selection, as there aren't many Unova Pokemon I love, and I was hoping to get Eeveelutions for my friends. :< I grabbed the first Torchic I saw, and I've also been enthralled by the Latis lately, and there wasn't any Latios. I still think both plushies super cute, and I love them very much. :D



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You know where I got these? LONDON. LIKE WHAT.

I did not expect to find a single piece of Poke-merch in London! My friend and I went to the nerd store Forbidden Planet, and all I could find was an Oshawott and Axew TY plush and some cards. I was excited to find a gashapon machine, though! Axew wasn't my first choice, but hey, it was something!

BUT THEN.

BUT THEN.

As we were looking for a place to eat after seeing Les Miserables (jelly yet?), we found a Tokyo Pop that my friend had mentioned offhandedly. I immediately asked if they had any "blind-box Pokemon figures," to which the cashiers pointed, and I freaked out. They had both 10th anniversary movie legendary zukan sets! (And two boxes of a Sinnoh set, but meh.) One of the guys even said he was good at getting what people wanted! I said Mewtwo and the Latis, and behold, he got 'em for me! He was less sure about which contained a Mew, so I held off. A few days later I couldn't stop thinking about getting a Mew, so we finally went back. The same guy wasn't there, and I was nervous since there were only two balls left in the series with Mew. So I bought one, opened it...and it was a Darkrai. I pouted. So I bought the last one...AND IT WAS MEW! YAYAYAYAYAY!

Darkrai is NIB and will likely be available for offers once I get back home. In five months.


So yeah, VERY awesome. I'm so happy with all the Japanese Poke-merch I was able to find in just a matter of weeks, so I'm very satisfied.


Now I'm in Israel. Out of curiosity, is anyone else here? Do you know where to get Poke-stuffs?

Also, for those who have moved away and left their collection behind: what did you do? What did you bring with you? Did you continue buying things to bring home and add to your main collection? Got any pics?

~Psychic
Tags: blitzle, canvas, charms, dragonite, latias, mamoswine, mew, mewtwo, pokecen, pokedolls, torchic, zukan
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