My name is CK (for privacy purposes, I prefer to be called this publicly).
I am so excited to finally be a part of this community. :3 I have been a Pokemon fan since 1996 when the first Gameboy games were released. I can confidently say that Pokemon was my first true passion and hobby. When I was in elementary school, I started collecting Japanese trading cards, and I was so ecstatic when I finally collected (at least) one of all the first 250. That is what sparked my Pokemon collecting tendencies. :)
Throughout the years, I have collected various Pokemon items: trading cards, stickers, promotional toys, video games, CDs, DVDs, and plushes. However, despite how long I have been collecting, my collections aren't very large. This is because I was sometimes forced to sell parts of my collections in order to pay for the new (e.g. selling my Pearl game to buy Platinum) or to throw away some because they were damaged either by aging or other uncontrollable circumstances. :(
As of late, I have been getting into the Pokemon plush collecting scene. And this is what led me to this community. I understand that there are some real hardcore collectors here, so I may not be as impressive. However, I'd like to believe that what I lack in quantity, I make up for in quality! I hope that I will not only find some great deals here (and perhaps get the opportunity to sell/trade some of my own items), but also make some invaluable friends. :)
Also, I apologize in advance if I do something wrong or ask some silly questions. This is my first time using LiveJournal, so I am still learning. Patience and understanding would be greatly appreciated. :)
P.S. My top favorite Pokemon are Mewtwo, Kyogre, Arceus, Victini, Zekrom, Reshiram, and Raichu. ^^