Hi everyone! Feels a bit weird posting since I've been actively lurking around since my last post in mid-2019 (oops haha), but I hope you're all doing well! I managed to get my hands on a grail that I didn't really realise was a grail today, so I thought I'd share my happiness <3
Since it's been a long time I should probably re-introduce myself as well since there's been a lot of new members hehe! Hey, I'm nerucake and I'm a (mainly) plushie collector from Australia! Feel free to just call me Neru. c: I've been on PKMNCollectors since 2017 and my collection has exploded in size since then haha! My favourite Pokemon is Helioptile and I'm always on the look for new customs! I kind of just buy everything I find cute of Pokemon I like too.. Hopefully I'll put my butt into gear and make a full collection post soon but I hope you enjoy my mini one today. c:
Okay so without further ado, who is this little cutie under the cut....!
My new baby!! Made by ASourLemon, this is one of the first Helioptile plushies ever made! I always looked at this cutie on deviantart when I first started seriously collecting and was so bummed I came into the hobby too late... So I didn't think it was actually possible for me to ever own him. My grail that I didn't even consider a grail!! I can't believe it! ;o; Thank you so much goupix_5 for allowing me to become his new owner! <3
His ears are wired and have magnets in them to open and close his ears. His front arms are also wired! It is a little sad that he can't stand on his own, don't mind the raiser haha! I'll have to figure out a way for him to stand up nicely. It's okay though, he's so stinkin' cute. ;A; <3
He's actually much larger than I anticipated! And the minky fabric is a much more longer fur than I'm used to, though I feel like that just makes him extra special <3 Also side note I just got a Helioptile tattoo from Carla tattoos, could consider this a grail too actually haha! I'm just over two weeks into the heal, definitely ready for it to finish healing >u>
And with that, here's my entire Helioptile custom plush collection! <3
My babies!! I adore each and every one of these precious nuggets <3 Close ups of each and their makers coming up!
Grumpy boy by AppleDew! I specifically commissioned this little ratbag, crossed arms and all. I love getting different expressions! Maybe I'll commission a sad one next hehe! He unfortunately has the same issue grail boy has, he's very top heavy and falls flat on his face without any assistance! I made him a little beanbag to sit on his tail so he doesn't have to faceplant. :'D Even though he's got some issues with vertigo I love him very much <3
Helioptile stacking plush by Serenity-sama! I have my full dream team made by her, though this little baby was the first made. He is so small and cute! I'd love to get a bunch more stacking plush from her! Next on my list would be shiny Weedle and shiny Wobbuffet I think. <3
This little chubby baby is by Kittipilla! He's tiny and so intricately made, I actually have a few more things from her coming as well! Though only one is a Pokemon hehe, it's another Helioptile... Maybe I'll show him off once he's completed! Love her work! <3
First of the amigurumis! This one is made by ebonykatt.ami, holding a super teeny Drifloon plushie ;u; Made as her part of an art trade, they're so cute!! Drifloon's actually removable as well!
My incredibly lovely SSS gift from a few years back from sugarstitch! Still absolutely in love with this darling, still can't believe how lucky I was that year haha! She's definitely one of my favourite plush artists and this is one of my most treasured plushies <3
Lovey dovey cutie from TheBeardedSewist! Super cute, he was the only Helioptile plush I had with his ear frills splayed out until my grail boy came along!
Another baby from Serenity-sama! I'd been wanting a Helioptile in her New Years Kimono plush style for ages and was finally lucky enough to be online at the right time to nab a spot! Loved being able to choose from her fabrics for the kimono, he looks so dashing! <3 He does have a little blush on his little cheeks but it's hard to see in the photo ;u;
Simple cutie from KehleeDoesThings! I'm pretty sure she was doing a make all Pokemon challenge at the time, love the simple style!
Awake and Sleepy kuttari style Helioptiles by Scragstergram! I'm pretty sure the sleepy one was my first Helioptile custom hehe! <3 Love them, they look great with my official kuttaris!
Bow tie baby by shurari! I love her crochet style so much, super cute! I love that the point of his head looks kind of like a nipple, it gives him so much personality hehe! <3
This big baby was made by one of my irl friends for my birthday a year or so ago! She apologised for how his eyes turned out but I love him so much just the way he is haha! That psycho dead stare makes me love him even more hehe <3
Another cutie patootie made by TheBeardedSewist! Hehe, a little while after the gen 8 starters were announced he made a super cute Sobble plushie for order. Managed to nab one and then he opened his regular commissions.... I ended up asking him for a Helioptile in the same style and that their eyes could be looking at each other! So this is technically one part of a two part plush set. He's usually sharing a scarf with his little brother Sobble. <3 Not sure if I ended up posting them earlier or not but when I get around to doing a full collection post you'll see them together. c:
And then finally the grandad of all my customs <3 You remember him from earlier right? Hehe!
But... that's not all! I also have a few figure/etc customs to show off!
Just a few cuties! I have a bunch of commissioned art as well but I don't know how I feel about sharing them.. Maybe one day!
Wood standee by poliwhirl, so cute! I have a Noivern+Ribombee standee in the same style as well, hopefully I can commit to my full team one day!
A cute little figure made by j_ule! Hehe, I like to think he's break dancing <3
A super interesting one by flowerlandsart! She sadly doesn't make figures anymore (though her regular artwork is super cute!) so I'm really glad I was able to commission her before she stopped. The figure isn't actually connected to the base, she just made a groove for him to sit in! c:
Customs you make yourself still count right? ;u; Just an LPS custom I made for myself a few years back. I didn't really seal him well so he's a bit hairy, oops!
Erm, another I made myself! I turned Pikachu (my one true enemy) into a little Helioptile to ride on Pidgeotto's back!
A cool 2.5D foam standee by anaildapinto! Super interesting custom work, I'm always surprised at how light it is. Even though I know it's just foam, I don't know why I'm always surprised haha!
And finally my terrarium made by The Vintage Realm! Super cute, I love the bricks and the plants she decided to use!
Making this post has made me want to get a new commission again hahaha, I really need to cool it so my wallet can recover from my last few additons ;u; Can't wait to get my gen 3 fits!! Maybe I'll wait for them to do a collection update (where have I heard that reasoning before...) <3
I hope you all have a great day, thanks for reading! c: <3