I am here with some gets, a question, and wants!
Can you believe I've never done a proper gets post? I've bought so many awesome things here, but never really showed much off since my collection post about a year ago. I'm *still* working on a few things in the new apartment and saving up for a glass display case, so I can finally set up a proper collection display, but in the meantime I wanted to share some recent gets! And with a recent grail-ish get, I just had to make a post!! Gets will be behind a cut.
Here's a preview.. an Umbreon item I've been after for some time! Betcha don't see these lil' guys often XD
So.. yes! Let's start off with my grailish get. It's the 2013 Umbreon plush purse!! I didn't get one of these when they came out in 2013, and regretted it so much months later. I've only ever seen it shown on the community twice, and never for sale. I checked Y!J often, no luck. I asked Brian from Pokevault, and he kindly searched for me as well but couldn't find any either. After months of searching high and low, I finally found it! It cost quite a bit after shipping and fees, but it was worth it!
Here's front and back:
The seller happened to have two of them! And Crazy me had to get both XD and they're both mint with tags, in plastic!! I was thinking having one to use and one to stay mint, but since I was recently gifted a coin purse I'm debating offering it to the comm to help out a fellow Umby collector. ^^
Here's a group shot of some recent gets. Well, the Umbreon pokecen isn't recent. But he provides nice Umbreon-ness for my apartment until I can get the motherload on display XD. I got the idea for the bow from people on this comm. I love bows on plush, it's so cute and adds a cool personal touch.
I LOVE those tins, so much. They and the adorable Sylveon MPC (and a few other awesome things not in this photo) are from happyjolteon. Umbreon die is from riolu, so much bigger than expected! The pouch is from bluehyaku, also bigger than expected! I love the color pallette and style on this, it reminds me of old-school silkscreen posters.
These *awesome* little things. Tretta from syminka, I have another from her hiding in my collection bins! These lovely coins from jheila, they're soo gorgeous! I'm trying to figure out a good way to display them and things of similar size and shape. Ideally I'd like them to be propped up at an angle so you can see it's a coin, but still see the face easily. Any suggestions?
Knocking stuff off my wants list. This Jolteon chupa was the last I needed to complete the 2013 eeveelu chupas!! So happy about that. And that keshipoke I've been after for awhile. So tiny and perfect *-* The pokeball eraser it comes with is cool, too!
Umbron Battle Museum figure! it's entirely mint and the insert was included! *-* so stoked. I'm tempted to leave this guy MIP but I know eventually I'll be taking him out to display. Also featured are the cute Umbreon and Espeon charms from Movic. I just love the Movic art for Umbreon, with his little paw cleaning his face like a cat ^3^
Eeveelu cloth blindboxes! I wonder which one I'll get? XD
Omg! umbreon! What a surprise! O.O jk, I bought it knowing Umbreon was inside XD; He will be kept in package until I can display him. But I'm happy to see it's much bigger than I expected it to be!
Final pic I have for you guys is this awesome Mightyena settei from methuselah31010! these are also staying in their lovely plastic sleeve until I get a good frame for them. i also have a bit of a Mightyena side collection going.. XD; I'll have to photograph that soon!
there's other awesome gets I had, including awesome flats that I didn't want to photograph just yet, I'm waiting to get them in a nice display frame first ^^;
Question: If you use a display case or shelf, what do you use? Do you prefer glass/closed or open shelves? I've been looking into glass cases because I've always been into that display method as a kid, and I want to minimize dusting. I've been looking at some stuff on Ikea, and I like a few things, but I'm not exactly sure what I want yet.
Wants: Click here for a link. I'm after some specific Umbreon items and flats as well as some specific Jolteon, Vaporeon, and mightyena figures. Also interested in Umbreon items that I do not yet have.