Hello there guys!
So finally it is time for my 5th anniversary post!!! Since I also got back from Japan a few days ago, I would like to share what I got as well <3
What collections you are going to see the most:
And a preview picture:
First, let me introduce myself! My nickname is hebilea, people call me either Hebi or Lea, whatever suits you! I am currently a 24 year old woman in a small country in Europe called Slovakia! I am currently a student in the University of Management, doing my Master's Degree in International Management and Marketing!
My love for Pokemon began in the Red/Blue/Yellow era, just like for most people! I lived in Germany during this golden era, and one of the most mindblowing things for me was airing on TV, the Pokemon anime!! Ash was a very inspiring character for me as a kid, and I have watched every episode from Generation 1 and 2!! When Hoenn came out, that is when my love died out for a small while (which I do regret, but with the announcement of ORAS, those fantastic games made it up in my opinion!), but came back to the extreme again when I bought myself a copy of Platinum.
My personal favourite generation would be Generation 5 (if it weren't for Gen 1's nostalgia), because I loved everything about the Black and White games!!! The plot (which was one of the most mindblowing things, because no other Pokemon games got this treatment...gym leaders being directly involved in the war against Ghetsis, I could go on), the music, the characters, not to mention, the POKEMON!!! When I played though my Black game, it felt like Gen 1 to me again, because all you were encountering until the end of the game were Gen 5 Pokemon. The Pokemon from Gen 5 are my absolute favourites, especially their designs and a lot of unique type combinations!
Well then, I should come now to my collections, no? Let's do this!
My main collections:
Other main/side collections that I love to bits and collect:
Other Pokemon loves that I own a few things from:
.............THE LIST GOES ON! I love a lot of Pokemon, okay?
Let me then introduce you to my room, and my bed first!
My bed! Includes my favourite merchandise of all, which is my old pillow Charmander plush and then some other guys! The Galvantula, the Snivy and the Greninjas are customs that mean a world to me, since they are kind of like OCs!
My IKEA glass cabinets that I use for my collections! I sadly have really bad dust mite allergy, therefore I am limited to how much stuff I can display! This is why I am so glad about these glass cabinets, because they do not get dust on my merchandise!
From the other angle!
Here is the first two glass cabinets, which has mainly Snivy line, Charmander, bunch of other collections and random bits of plush too!
Second two glass cabinets, which has Noibats, Mantyke line, Cubchoo and icecream line and a bunch of others!
This other glass cabinet (which has mainly my Froakie line and Honedge line) is next to the door!
My jewelry and other things....my shiny Mega Gengar is the protector!
This part has bits of all kind of things, but as you can see, it also includes a bunch of fanarts that I have gotten from friends <3
Before I start with my Pokemon collection, I would love it if you would look at my Super Mario and other Nintendo merch collection I have!!! I have a post in my personal LJ over HERE! Includes mainly Luigi, Mario, Yoshi and a bunch of Amiibos!
Now onto my collections!
Charmander is to this day my absolute favourite Pokemon due to nostalgia.
This adorable girl has been with me since I was about 8 or 9 years old? She is still my most cherished Pokemon item I own, and I just love her to bits! She went through the happy times and bad times with me! Her name is actually Glumanda, which is Charmander's german name, but since me and my family always called her like that, it stayed!
I recently got the lifesize Charmander as well when I was in Japan, SO HAPPY I could pick up my very own one! I still don't have a name, anybody willing to think of one?
Had to take a picture of Glumanda with the other new one <333
NOTICE!!! My Charmander collection is MUCH MUCH HUGER than this, these are only my favourite things that I have decided to display, since I am limited to space in room and allergy reasons!
This is no excuse though, I still haven't done a collection update of my entire Charmanders.
HOWEVER, almost all of my collection of Charmanders can be found here, so please take a look at them! They are absolute darling <3
These are my absolute darlings!! I have grown to really like real manta rays, and these two spread my love for manta rays even more! Surprisingly, these two have SO MUCH MERCHANDISE, it's impossible to keep up!!! I am still very proud of what I was able to achieve!
This is what my collection looked like about 4 years ago...
This is my collection in my glass cabinet, again, limited to how much I can display...
Please take a look HERE at my Mantyke/Mantine collection that I have posted about a year ago! That is where my manta ray paradise resists and all of my collection is shown!! As of now, I own about 300-500 things of them and counting??? Holy damn....
Of course, all can be found over here individually as well!
These beauties were an INSTANT LOVE when Black and White came out. Not to mention that I also LOVE SNAKES!!! (Hebi, my nickname, means snake in Japanese) I was so crazy for these guys that I wanted to own everything of these guys, but alas, how hard that is to achieve with starters. However, as of now, I own about 400-700 items of these guys alone, counting plush, figures, stationary, flats, everything!! If that is not an exaggeration, because I am not good at guessing numbers.
This is what my collection used to be like more than 4 years ago...a lot really.
This is what my glass cabinets are filled with, again, with only favourite plush of mine!
These are just my plush alone...holy damn, so many Snivies.
MY ENTIRE COLLECTION CAN BE FOUND HERE in my pkmncollectors post!
All of them individually can be found here as well:
I don't have much to say about these guys, but seriously, these guys were not an instant love for me. Only then when I got a Honedge in my team, that is when my love for these guys grew. The reason I chose him to be on my team is because I wanted to have a new Pokemon from Gen 6 that would be strong against fairies, and these guys looked the coolest to me.
Well, this display kinda sucks...it is hard to display these guys, as a lot of them are flat things. So I will have to redo this shelf sometime XD
However, MY COMM POST COLLECTION CAN BE FOUND HERE!
I have dedicated an entire COLLECTION SITE for these guys, so please take a look at them!!
FROG NINJAS!!! My absolute favourite water starter line! My starter Leon from X, now a Greninja means a world to me, as he is the first Pokemon in my life that reach the lvl 100 mark. Up until X, I was never such a game nerd that I would play a Pokemon game for more than 50 hours. My X game is now over 800 hours old due to playing a lot with my beloved team and shiny hunting. This is my most played game to date and my team that sticked with me are the main reason for it <3
Here they are! All of my loves <333
This is an older photo, but these customs mean a lot to me! It's Leon, who is my Greninja from my X game, and Kerri, who was my first caught shiny in the Friend Safari!! They are my little Greninja couple <3
Now let me please brag about this GORGEOUS plush of Ash's Greninja, OMFG <333
I got him when I was in Japan, because I just couldn't resist him anymore!!!
However, for now, he doesn't fit in with the other froggies! So for now, he will be in another box in the glass cabinets!
SANDILE LINE/LITWICK LINE
Here is an older photo of my giant Galvantula custom plush! It's a mommy Galvantula with a baby Joltik on her head! She is my little precious <3333
Did I mention how much I freaking LOVE Generation 5?? There are just so many cool Pokemon designs in this Gen!!! Here is an entire shelf dedicated to these three lines! All I can say is that my love for these guys is endless <333
CUBCHOO LINE/VANILITE LINE
My fairly big Cubchoo line and Vanilite line collections!! If I was a Pokemon, then I would be probably a Cubchoo with my allergies XD
My Riolus!!!! Goodness, I love these guys! I have the giant shimmery DX Riolu plush too, but he just doesn't fit in!
Aaaaaaah, cutest bats in the world <333
I would like to show off my beloved customs, especially of my OC Peppermint that is a shiny Noibat that I have caught in the Friend Safari and means a lot to me!! There was one plush recently released, but I didn't get it yet! I hope I can find it to fill out my Noibat plushies <3
Here they are! Customs are such a joy to have, but they are always the pricier ones ;w;
Some more boxes from near with all kinds of lovely plush!
PIKACHUS! Pikachu has been recently getting so many lovely and cute plush, so of course I couldn't resist <333
Another box with some random plush!
My mainly Pokedoll based shelf and some other Pokemon Center plush <333
A shelf with a mix of Pokemon and Digimon! :D
That's probably it in terms of my collections! I would like to thank my friends and this entire community for all the support and love I have been getting through these years, because if it wouldn't have been for you, my collections wouldn't even have gotten this huge! Please continue being awesome guys!!!! <3333
Special people that have helped me over the years with my collections and overall being wonderful people:
dragonrider49, princess_snivy, 3kame, pheonixxfoxx, pacificpikachu, kyogres, kidgengar, skdarkdragon, hawlucha, technicolorcage, acidmimi, dezi_kitsune, , , , , , , , , , , , , , and I hope I didn't forget anybody, but might have, sorry guys!
Aaaaand now to my Japan gets!!!
Follow Pikachu to the Pokemon Center!!
Welp, I have been to the Pokemon Center numerous times and went to visit other ones as well, so I wanted to share with you what I got! I am only showing off what I got for myself, because if I would also show off the items I got for my friends + pick-ups, that would be even more @_@
Here is my giant haul of stuff I got for myself! Although I tried to get less as well due to space X'D
Lots of random flats! I was searching for some new Honedge line, which I was able to get, I am so greateful <333
Bunch of With You merchandise (so glad it was released when I was still there!)
I have played the tretta game as well, which was so much fun!!! pacificpikachu got a Snivy tretta, which she traded with me for my Growlithe I caught :D
Didn't expect to find the Chiku Chiku melamine tray, because I have been wanting a cute one! The It's Demo pouch was a random get I couldn't pass up, because that female chu and Piplup are just so cute!!! Will use for my nail polish probably!
A cup I was able to find in a second hand store and the Little Tales tins!!! Couldn't pass up on them, they are just very cute!!!
More It's Demo stuff! I never thought I would get any Demo stuff while I was there, but alas, I felt so lucky, because I wanted that jar with cookies the most <333
More cookie tins and jars! I always appreciate more for storing my teas, because I am tea freak :D
Have to show off my probably favourite tin, just look at that adorable flowery pattern and it's EXACTLY what it is!!!! A tea themed tin and the Pokemon drinking tea overall is the cutest thing ever <33333
My Ash's Greninja plush, the TOMY Pikachu plush (SO SOFT OMG) and Graduation chu I got from skdarkdragon!!
This was an INSTANT want for me, because I am ending university this year, I am in fifth yeah of Master's :D
These adorable Pikachus you could get as extra is you spent about 2000 yen at the PC I think?? They were gone very fast, so I am grateful I could get almost all (there were 6 different ones)!!!
Now to this adorable as heck guy!!!
Just like when I was in Japan two years ago, I caught myself a big guy in the UFO catchers, and I told myself that I would like to do that this time as well! When I arrived and walked around Ueno, I found a Taito game UFO store, which had these adorable as heck I <3 Mew plush!! So I decided that this time, this guy will be my special plush that I catch all by MYSELF!!!! <333
It took me like 2000 yen to catch him, because his fat head got stuck in the bars!!! It was frustrating, that's why I decided to call him Watermelon! However, when I think about it, I would have paid heck of a lot more money than 2000 yen if I would buy him through YJ and then shipping from them to me. So he is STILL worth it and not to mention, he was caught by me, which makes him evenmore special <333
Now what did I catch teo years ago?
The one I caught two years ago was this I <3 Gothic Gengar pillow!!! So now I hope these two guys will be good friends <333
Now I am sure I will visit Japan another time (because my family wants to visit there and they want me as a guide), so a third friend will join them then for sure :D
Also, if somebody is interested what else I got in Japan, it can be found HERE (or click the picture)!
Thank you so very much guys for looking, it means a lot to me <33
I also forgot about these guys! These are extras I have gotten, so they are up for sale! I am still taking claims for the Easter clips and tins as well! They can be found HERE!