April 6th, 2008

Mewtwo and Mew

Wowza! Look what I found!

Sorry for posting twice in one day, but this was a real shocker for me. Maybe not as big a deal as I think, but...

Pokémon gachausas are seriously awesome. I don't think I'm the only one who loves carrying these guys on a phone or DS or what have you. I could be very much mistaken here because despite being named Psychic, I can't read minds very well, but the Series 2 set with all the legendaries in kick-butt poses and pretty popular (but were a 10th Anniversary special thingy and are no longer in circulation). I dunno how popular they really are or anything, but when I first found out about them (accidentally through an imagine search in late '07) I went CRAZY and was just dying to get my hands on Mewtwo or Mew, though knowing they were no longer available. *sighs*

Well, my dear fellow collectors, like many Saturday nights tonight I was with my group of friends in one of said friends' places, playing old-school Super Smash Bros. and being generally "exciting." But we ran out of chips! ;___; So myself and a few guys went on a perilous 5-minute walk of a journey to the local mall to get some more. (Course it took us ages to actually choose the chips to buy but anyway.) We're leaving after having paid and my friend Eric who knows I sometimes like Pokémon gachausas says "hey, look more of those machines - wonder if there's anything good." I take a quick peek and I nearly squeal with delight and have to keep myself from hyperventilating! For lo and behold, THERE ARE THOSE GOD-DAMNED AWESOME SERIES TWO LEGENDARY FIGURES!!!!

I did buy a Mewtwo one from fernchu from the comm already, but there were plenty of other awesome ones and...well, you know how a collector is. XD Problem is the darn machines only accept toonies, a Canadian coin worth two dollars. Due to my wonderful luck I didn't have any on me, and when I tried to exchange a $5 bill the cashier only had ONE single toonie. Naturally I took it anyway and of course I just get another Mewtwo (which is fine by me since I was afraid of actually hanging the one I already had on my cell, but now that I have two I can go ahead :D).

Now, to get to the actual point of the post, when I looked inside the machine there were only about 7 or so left. Well it makes sense since they've been there since late '06, but anyhow, my point is that tomorrow I am going to grab all the toonies in my piggie bank and go back and buy out that wonderful machine, and considering that they are somewhat popular (I could be wrong, though) I will sell the majority to you lovely people (unopened mint-in-sphere). ^-^

Now, the thing is that I don't want to spend $16 on them and nobody ends up buying a single one and just getting stuck with a bunch of Deoxys or anything. So I intend to ask the cashier if I could buy it out for a reduced price. Admittedly if it comes down to it I will fib about it and say I want them for loot bags for my little brother's birthday party. I'd just like to know if you guys think that's a good line or if I should just tell the truth of "I'm a rabid Pokémon collector" (though that could just make the cashier try to raise the price on them, especially if I mention their rarity).

And now of course, possible reservations! Right now I don't know what I'll get, but you could "reserve" one so that if I get what you're looking for you'll get dibs. Some of them I'll only sell if I get seconds and since the Canadian dollar is worth a bit more now (or if I get some that nobody, including myself wants), I may inflate the price by 10-25 cents (thought that might be negotiable). Honestly, all depends on what happens when I go back tomorrow. ^^;

Image of the charm figures
Mew - tophercoy
Lugia - obscurevibrance, tophercoy
Rayquaza - shiny_vulpix
Jirachi - sonicelectronic, regen

So...comments, advice, reservations, jealous flaming, I'm open to anything - just easy on the flaming, okay? ^^;


Oha nanodesuyo!

So I'm finally getting round to doing my 'intro' post! I've already bought from a few people on here O_O Even before I was a member DX;;

Anyway. Hi! XD I'm Laura, aka Penanna. I was a Pokemon fan waaay back in the horrors of High school when it had just hit the UK, I was well into the cards, the games, and the pogs. (Yes. Pogs! I know, I know ;-; ) I gave up all my collection at some point because I simply lost interest and lots of people did so much better than me at the card game, even though I had some cards no-one else did! I gave up all my cards and pogs to the masses, and continued with the games behind the scenes. But that failed it eventually because my GameBoy Colour was lost/stolen on a school trip to Spain. Some Spanish kid probably found it and destroy my lvl 80 team ;-; *sobs*.

Ever since my other half kiraras_lemon joined Pokemon Collectors, I only heard good things about it, and all of a sudden WOOSH! "Ani, where did all that Pokemon merch come form?! DX" A little later on joined communities like serasell and smcollector to feed my need for goodies of my first one and only, Sailor Moon XD But then I discovered cute Pokemon that I liked, and Ani was sat at the sidelines poking me to start collecting. XD Once she handed over her Lugia, Celebi and Jirachi phone charms, and a GBA with Pokemon Emerald within, that was it xD I started lurking here a little bit and squeeing at all the cute stuff. Then I was peering over Ani's shoulder, barking 'Omgs I want! Get it for me?!", then I started buying stuff! And now I've joined! XD Talk about a whirlwind! DX You know you're into Pokemon too much when the Luxray-human design over at 4@Wiki becomes a possible Cosplay XD

So in any case, it's nice to meet you all! Looking forward to trading, squeeing and fangirling with all of you! Yoroshiku! *bow* =D

Before I started collecting I thought I'd make a set list of Pokemon I wanted to collect. I didn't want to dive in headfirst and become very poor very quickly xD So! Here's my list! Have a peek and if you have anything I may be interested in please comment and let me know! ^_^

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Having said that. Does anyone know anything about this item? < Bonsly Pokeball Plush Pillow 10th Anniversary. I actually really want it, but I wanted to see if anyone here knew anything about it or even knows of somewhere else I can get it for cheaper. I'd rather give my service to you guys than some ebay member as well xD

Oh, and just in case anyone is interested ^^ I have the 'Pokemon the First Movie' on VHS for sale with all it's little extras;A Pokemon 2000 Movie poster. Mechandise leaflets and a Mewtwo card. It's practically brand new, I only watched it once and then I no longer had access to a VHS player. It's on my sales post here. I'm totally willing to haggle if anyone's interested xD

Ja ne!


Hey all, my fiance recently hurt his foot pretty bad is why I haven't got to reply to some of your questions about stickers. Sometime this upcoming week I will be contacting you about when I am mailing them, plus total for the pokekids!

And.. my little parrot is feeling better. Woo!

Ok, on to collecting. I recently saw a picture of a Chatot figure that looked as if he was made of clear plastic? I can't imagine it was larger than 3" or so, it looked fairly pocketable. Does anyone have information on it? Was it part of a series of clear figures or what?

Thanks ahead of time!

Everyone's Favorite Pokemon and Element

Hi guys! I'm gonna make a quick little post here requesting that everyone tell me their favorite Pokemon and element. If you have more than one, then by all means, list away. ^_^ This is just for my own personal reference and to get to know you all better. Thanks for your help! :3

Have a Pokerific day! XD Yea... that was cheesy. =P

EDIT: Should put my fave Pokemon and elements, huh? ^^;; Sorry about that.

I love many Pokemon, but my faves are:


My fave elements are fire and electricity. <3
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I feel like all I've been doing on here is selling stuff and not showing my collection off enough.

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And now.. for the glory of my room.
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I can't wait for all of that Shaymin stuff to be released, and more Pachirisu too!
That's just about it. I'm waiting for stuff in the mail from eBay, Sunyshore, and other people here on LJ. Have a nice week, everybody! < 33
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ok hello i don't think i ever introduced myself like ever on here, so yes hi i'm Jill (or quaizr whatever the hell you wanna call me) and i FINALLY discovered what i'm going to collect after many months of just buying things i thought were cute. I'm going to start/have a collection for my beloved minorities. Well because i felt bad for some pokemon getting all the glory and some not so much, so now with my newly discovered money-eating-pringle-can- sadness collection, i want to collect some or all (depending on how popular/unpopular a pokemon is. So that all (or some) pokemon can get love.

Now doesn't that sound cheesey??
lolzs but that's seriously what i want to do.

Also, gin, i sent your money, and fernchu i sent yours.

yay thanks everyone for your suggestions, i'll definately keep these in mind when shopping. ^^
*writes down names in snowflake**

*-snowflake the word document i use to remember things. ^^
Scyther Slam

The Results!

In this post I talked about how I happened to find a gachausa machine with the series 2 Pokémon charms featuring the legendaries - a set which is not supposed to be available any more. From my understanding, they are quite popular and considering the fact that they can no longer be obtained, rare.

The machine I went to didn't have much left in it. Still, I brought over $20 from my own wallet and tried to buy it out. Unfortunately I tried to ask the cashier if she could get me some kind of deal on it, but she said that they don't technically own the machines and some guy comes to refill them every month (they don't even have the keys to them!) so no. I didn't even bring enough money in the end and there are still a few sitting in the machine, plus it's possible that it will just be refilled again (even though the guy should be returning the machine, if anything!).

In the end I'm a bit dissapointed with the haul, though. There was hardly any variety, and they didn't have many of the ones that you guys actually said you WANTED. Ugh.

So here are the results of my haul. Each is BRAND NEW, completely unopened - the tape is even still on the spheres. I am gonna try to go back to get the last few when I can, but...yeah.
Also those who reserved them in my last post have first dibs, and again, since I'm going to be getting stuck with ones nobody wants (and I'm Canadian and our dollar is worth more) I'm going to be charging a tad bit extra - as in 10-25 cents. O mai.
Mew: NOT A SINGLE ONE! ;____; *wanted one so badly*
Mewtwo: 1 SOLD
Lugia: 1 keeping this one
Celebi: 4
Rayquaza: 1
Jirachi: 2
Deoxys: 2

sonicelectronic and regen, looks like you can each have a Jirachi! ^-^
obscurevibrance and tophercoy have kindly decided to pass on Lugia, and shiny_vulpix can have Rayqaza if she still wants it - though I wish I coulda known this before somehow so I could have sent you the money at the same time! XD

All been added to my Sales Post, which you can also check out for some of my other products. ^^ I MAY accept trades as well - see sales post for details on trading and shipping.


Collection and Sales Post!

Before I post my sales post, I updated my collection (and had fun with Paint Shop Pro) at the top of the page with new additions from denkimouse, growly, and eBay because I finally found my memory card reader and could use my good camera. :D


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I have for sale mint-in-box VS figures from '98 (featuring Dragonite/Blastoise, Mew/Pikachu, Charmander/Pikachu, and Nidoking/Zapdos), two mint-in-box model kits from '98 (both Scyther), and a shit-ton of cards from Japanese DP4 (298 to be exact).

The VS figures will be an auction with a Buy-it-now option. I will also auction the Eeveelution cards to give everyone a fair chance at them (but with no BIN).

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tons of cards

hey, i apoligize for posting twice in the same day but i have some cards to sell. now my scanner is crap i don't have a camera. But if you ask for a card (i'm not good with the different sets but serebii will hopefully help me out.) i'll check and see if i have it mostly likely i will. I wanted to make room for my minority pokemon cards so i'm selling all the other non minority. Heres a semi list of some of the ones i own.

lapras (fossil)
azuril (e reader)
maril (southern islands)
dark gyarados (pre release)
team aqua's walrein
swampert ex

i own like 400 more then this, but whatever. Every card i own is in mint condition except for the highly abused vaporeon. (which i wouldn't sell anyways.) A few might have scratches or ceases but most are in mint condition. I also have some awesome-tacular japanesse ones. (if that matters?) if you want to know anything about them just ask.