So weird story about this little guy. For a hot minute I thought it was a prototype by a company called Alpi, which was responsible for the other "Pokemon Squeezies". I had contacted them trying to find out who the manufacturer was, and managed to get in touch with the company's president. He told me they had prototype molds on file for a Quagsire squeezie that never went into production, so we both assumed this was it. Then, I found this one on Mercari. It was the middle of the night on a Sunday in Japan at the time and in a panic I asked a FB group I'm in if someone would middleman for me. A new friend jumped in and grabbed it for me! We got talking about it and she said she sees them from time to time and that they're by Banpresto. So... now I'm confused.. and admittedly I have no idea how rare it is. But he's cute and I have him now? :D
Plus I figured it was a good time to update the ol' collection! There's this weird sticky figure that's kinda hidden behind a coin pouch in the photo but other than that you can see all of it! I have a few more quags coming next week in a Noppin order, but this is where I'm at so far! Still on the hunt for that elusive marble!
Enjoy my happy-faced bean collection!