After spending my Katsucon in a room full of hardcore Pokémon collectors, it was hard to not jump on the bandwagon. Since I'm home sick from school, I figured it'd be as good a time as any to gather together my merchandise and take a photo of it. This is nothing impressive, though I've been into Pokémon since the anime's American debut (...10~11 years?). I love Pokémon, and always have, although I did get "out" of it for a few years. Because of this, I'm really only extremely familiar with the "classic" and Diamond & Pearl Pokémon, not those in between. I also know almost nothing about how much merchandise is out there, what's rare, what isn't, etc... but I'm here in part to learn, so hopefully that's cool!
My favorite Pokémon is DRAGONAIR!! I've spent most of my Poké-loving life collecting what little stuff I could find of the gorgeous, underappreciated dragon, although my collection is still super pathetic. Now, with Diamond & Pearl, I also hope to work on fairly extensive collections of Carnivine and Shaymin because they ARE SO AWESOME AND ADORABLE I CAN'T EVEN HANDLE IT. D: I also casually collect Shinx, Luxray, Pochama, Mantyke, Dratini, Mew, Dialga, Blue Shellos/Gastrodon and Whiscash.
Anyhow, here's a collective photo of the stuff I could find. I should emphasize that, since I've been into Pokémon for over ten years, it's really just assimilated with my life. After taking the photograph I remembered the Pikachu hanging from my rear view mirror in my car, the wallscroll in my room, the Mew plushie hanging from my bag, my Pokémon DS bag and game cases, and endless other crap that got left out. D: Oh well. I really need to think about finding them their own shelf or something. >o<.
(Almost) Collective hoard. (Bigger image is HERE!)
(I love this too much to leave it out... :D)