A reasonably short post from me today, mainly showing off what I got in my first ever order using fromjapan! I've always been unsure about using a middleman service like this, but after some guidance from fellow PKMNCollectors (as well as the guide featured on here) and an increasing need for Japanese goodies, I decided it was time to give it a go. Click the cut to see what I bought!
The site was actually easier to navigate than I expected, and with a few key terms you're likely to use safely bookmarked or in a document, the path to finding what you're after is even shorter. Although the payment 2 took me by surprise a little, it's definitely a service that I will frequently use in the future. So here's what I got:
Aaaaall the Helioptile and Heliolisk tretta! They're so cute and the artwork has so much variation, I especially like the attacking poses with the frills on display! I did however make the mistake of buying two of the holo Heliolisk thinking that one was non-holo like the picture used in the listing - never mind, I'll get one eventually. ;u;
And this pouch! I wasn't an active collector during this promotion in 2009 and so was sad to find barely anything available (and affordable) over the past couple of years. I love the colours used on this pink pouch variation - much more than the yellow Eevees on the white case - and it's even MWT and in perfect condition, at a great price. So pleased to finally have one!
I have lots of other cool stuff on the way and already here, but since this was a special gets post I'll leave them until next time. Recent gets include the mega Pikazard figures set, PitaPoke sticker book (check out my icon - so much love for this!), Totodile plushplush badge, Umbreon cookie badge, and more! ;v;
My second reason for posting: I've been working on a collection website. I love seeing all of your collection sites and really wanted my own little showcase of goodies, but never got round to it. It features my main and side collections of Helioptile/Heliolisk, Umbreon and Charizard, as well as a bit of information about me as a collector, along with a wishlist. There are a couple of little preview screenshots under the next cut if you're interested!
Now here's where I want your help - I've seen various cool and cute names for collection websites, and I too want something more striking than "laurakitazawa's collection", So any ideas for names will greatly be appreciated! I'm liking something that references the featured Pokemon - like "Starry Desert" or something - let me know your thoughts.
As always, thanks for looking!