Hello lovely people!
I have an (ethical) question for you all. It is something I think I need advice on!
So as you all know, the Kanto 1:1 starters
are soon to be released!
Now, as some of you (who know me) may possibly know as well, I only collect second-hand (pre-owned) Pokemon merchandise because of ethical and environmental reasons! (I think worker exploitation in China is bad and it's not good for the environment to buy new stuff when there is so much pre-owned stuff out there).
However, for very special occasions, I sometimes also bought new stuff. Actually, I said to myself not to do that anymore since I really have a bad consciousness about it.
However, the release of the CHARMANDER LIFESIZE STARTER
really made me question what I should do! This plush is like a dream come true for me - ever since I was a child, I have been wishing for a lifesize Charmander plush like that - a "real" Charmander, my favorite Pokemon!
Now, my question is, should I rather buy it right away (new) or wait until it is available pre-owned?
First up, I am totally willing to spend more money on a pre-owned one, however, I am a little bit afraid it might rise up in price so much that I could end up not being able to afford it at all!
Secondly, does anyone know how many of these will be made? I am so afraid they won't be available at all later on, or at least so hard to find that it's virtually impossible. However, from my experiences, you do see other 1:1 starters around from time to time, so maybe it will be the same with these as well.
My thought was searching for it later on on Yahoo Japan. I know there are the fees you have to pay, but on the other side, the items are usually closer to the retail price there, plus shipping is cheaper than from the US to Germany.
I actually almost settled with waiting for pre-owned ones, but it would be nice to hear your opinions, or even experiences, as well. What should I do?
On another note, I am still searching for anAMERICAN NATU POKEDOLL (preferably in used condition!)
My budget is 80-100$.
I have a Wooper Pokedoll
AND a Croagunk Pokedoll
for trade too, and would consider trading other Pokedolls in my collection as well!