Well hello there pkmncollectors. Rashuak("Rash" works too) here, and I figured it's about time I join up seeing as I'd been lurking for a little while now, admiring all these great collections from afar.About / My history with Pokemon
I'm a 90s kid so I grew up with the original Pokemon craze. I collected and traded the cards(never learned to play it, what am I some kind of nerd? *hides extensive MTG past*), watched the show somewhat regularly; even saw the 1st movie in theaters, and of course played the games. My first game was Yellow but not long after I'd accumulated Stadium, Snap, and most importantly Silver. I still consider Gen 1 to be my favorite when it comes to the Pokemon themselves, but Silver was where I fell in love with the property and what "Pokemon" means to me.
Fast forward and like many kids I "grew out" of Pokemon. I became enthralled with games like Halo and Morrowind and at some point foolishly gave away or traded in my games and cards. It would stay that way until ~2014 when I began dating a girl who; unlike me; never "fell out" of it. Suddenly I found myself with a 3DS and Soul Silver. I would go on to get X and Alpha Sapphire as well as get caught up in the initial PokemonGO frenzy, but the latter was short lived.
While I did enjoy my return to the games and sunk hundreds of hours into things like breeding they never really enraptured me like Silver had when I was a kid. What they DID do however was reignite my collector's passion and before long I was stalking eBay, determined to rebuild my original TCG collection. That led to my discovery of things like the Meiji cards and all these incredible lines of Pokemon collectibles that; living in the rural Midwest; I would never had guessed existed, let alone hope to ever own. That pretty much brings us to the present.
TL;DR - A "genwunner" who got back into collecting in the past couple years. Collection Time!
I'm primarily interested in miniature figures(especially the Full Color/Battle Museum) and non-TCG cards(embossed Meiji, Carddass, etc.). My figures are mostly comprised of my favorite Pokemon; Bulbasaur line, Gyarados, Flareon, Haunter/Gengar, and Growlithe/Arcanine but realistically I know that the popularity of most of those means I'll never be able to "complete" their collections. On top of that some of my favorite figs turned out to be ones that I have zero real attachment to the Pokemon for.
Apologies beforehand about the composition and lighting, I still haven't gotten a proper shelf or set-up.( Collapse )( Collapse )( Collapse )( Collapse )( Collapse )( Collapse )( Collapse )Collection wants
I love all things full color stadium/battle museum, especially the semi-translucent figures. When it comes to particular wants though I can only think of a few off the top of my head. There was a Gyarados vs Venusaur diorama I recall seeing awhile ago but I don't know the product line and any Haunter/Gengar I can get my hands on to expand my meager catalog of the pair.
Well that about does it for my collection and intro. I do have a few packages coming with one particular "grail" of sorts so I'm going to try to DIY a display before then so I can update with better pics. Looking forward to being part of this community!