Hello! Sleepy here, I did an introduction post a week or so ago showing off my collection. Since I (conveniently) live in Columbus, Ohio, I was able to literally walk
to the Pokémon NA International Championships. While there, I got to play a demo of Sword and Shield, and also picked up a few cool items.
I only went one day, but nonetheless it was very cool. I've been into VGC and Smogon on the side for a while. Being an avid Smash player, it was really cool to watch top level VGC live as it unfolds. I saw a lot of parallels between the decision making in VGC and that of fighting games.
I also got to play the SwSh demo as I mentioned earlier. It was fun. I'm not a fan of Dynamax at all, but nonetheless the games looked nice. It's too bad that Masuda is Thanos snapping a lot of the mons :(
Other than that, I got to walk around, talk to people, and play Pokémon console games (Pokémon Stadium 2 minigames slap, they're so much fun).
Anyways, enough fluff about the event, let's get into what I actually got! There was a mini-Pokémon Center store there, and all of the items I got there were available on the Pokémon Center website, so I won't go too in-depth about those things.
First and foremost, my spectator badge! Can't get into the event without this. It looks very clean, and memorabilia from these events tend to become collector's items as time goes on, so this was definitely a cool thing to get firsthand.
A bookmark and starter pin set from Sword and Shield. These were given away to those who waited in line to play the demo. To my knowledge, these are only available from playing the demo, so these could make cool collector's items.
Now, onto the stuff I got from the shop:
Thought this bag deserved a mention just because of how awesome it is.
Charizard Firestorm T-Shirt! I just had to pick it up. This design is so cool.
Johto Cuties ceramic mug. I'm a Pichu main in Smash, so I pretty much bought this on sight. I love the art on it, and I really wish they'd release more Johto Cuties stuff.
That's all I picked up at the event itself. However, my 17th birthday was on the 27th, so I got a good bit of money and picked up a couple items since then.
An old Pichu backpack! As I mentioned before, I main Pichu, so this was definitely a cool thing to get. To the right is a Hoenn badge set.
That about wraps up this post as far as what I actually got. However, I'm looking to start up a new collection. I'm thinking of starting a Rayquaza collection, since it's my favorite mascot legendary. The Rayquaza GBA is super cool but I'd have to save up for a long time in order to get it. Anyways; if you're selling any Rayquaza stuff, send it my way and I'll take a look at it!
Thanks for reading.