(preview! phone straps and more!)
Someone was selling a HUGE lot of Pokemon Center straps on Y!J a while back, and after seeing many of the Pokemon Time straps I was still missing from my collection I just knew I had to get it! I ended up being the only bidder (probably because the lot was so pricey...haha), but because there were 107 straps they were pretty cheap individually! The only downside is, I now have over 70 straps that I have no use for LOL;; I have just enough saved for the Pokemon Time Eevee Collection coming out this weekend, but I probably won't be buying anything else until I can make back the money I spent (hopefully in the artists' alley at AnimeNEXT next weekend--!)
Anyway, moving onto the straps! To begin with, here's the PT 2009 campaign:
This is only PT campaign that I'm still missing straps from (Totodile and Misdreavus!) If anyone has either of those for sale at a reasonable price, please let me know! I'll be able to buy it a few weeks from now, probably xD
And here are the bookmark pulls! There's only one duplicate, which works out perfectly because I have an extra Espeon strap I need to get rid of :P
Next, PT 2010 campaign:
This set is definitely my favorite! Before I only had Skiploom and Teddiursa, and I got the remaining 8 from this lot.
Only one duplicate this time, which meant I actually had to give one design up to put back into my extra straps...decided to ax the Corsola portrait from my collection lol
Next, PT 2011 campaign:
My second favorite set! At first I was a bit irked that the backings don't all match like the other campaigns, but I've come to appreciate the variety xD The 2011 straps don't come with bookmarks, but I think the cute sweets make up for it! Was only missing Lotad and Swablu from this set, both of which I'd put off buying because they were readily available on Amazon xD
Next, PT 2012 campaign:
I was only missing Gengar and Magikarp from this set, both of which I'd been outbid on several times on Y!J. I'm glad I got this lot though, 'cause they were much much cheaper than they would've been sold individually!
These pulls weren't bad! Again though, I didn't have enough duplicates to put back into my extra straps so I had to give two designs up :< I also got the secret rare Mew, which I accidentally didn't photograph with these because I thought it was part of the 2013 campaign lol
PT 2013 campaign:
I'd actually completed this set prior to buying the lot, so nothing new here!
Sooo many duplicates orz;; I did get one new bookmark from the two extra straps in the lot, so I guess that's something!
PT 2014 campaign:
Another set that I'd already completed! There's only one bookmark design per Pokemon and they match the strap they come with so I didn't bother taking photos of those xD
I originally intended on selling these but now that I see them in person they're too cute to let go of!
Espurr Wanted & Misc.
I'm 50/50 on keeping these...don't really know if I want to collect the 2008 PT straps 'cause the packaging isn't too great and I like keeping them MIP xD
Here's all the straps that I have no use for! They'll be the bane of my existence until I can get rid of 'em all.. @_____@
Dex straps: Snivy, Serperior, Tepig, Emboar, Oshawott, Samurott, Pansage, Pansear, Panpour
Dex straps: White Kyurem, Kyruem, Black Kyruem, Zekrom, Reshiram, Melloetta (both forms), Victini, Keldeo
Dex straps: Mincinno, Cincinno, Zoura, Litwick, Axew, Scraggy, Ducklett, Purrloin, Emolga, Audino, Cubchoo, Vanilite
Dex straps: Pidove, Tympole, Stunfisk, Munna, Joltik, Cofangigris, Deering (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring), Foongus
Dex straps: Chikorita, Bulbasaur, Togepi, Torchic, Piplup | Darumaka
This was a bit of an impulse purchase--I bought it more for the box than the mug itself lol;;
mug I'll probably never use vs. mug I regularly use xD
Also completed my Pokemomo clear file set! This is my favorite PokeCen campaign next to PT ( ; v ; )
I also bought a notepad from the same seller! I might put the sheets into postcard toploaders to display ( ^ q ^ )
I also got my own phone straps today! They're printed on clear acrylic through Chillypig creations for artist alley ( ' v ' )
The blue and pink on the Jellicent are semi-transparent! I wanted to make more Pokemon charms but I had to get all my designs in in the middle of AP exams in order for them to arrive in time for anext ( > < ) I'll definitely be making more Pokemon merch over the summer though!
Thanks for reading! Sorry for the mass of images;; This community definitely got me way more invested in collecting, so expect more updates in the future! ( ^ q ^ )