(Received 15/05/2023, opened 22/05/2023, posted 16/07/2023)
A small but excited parcel today! This official pin has eluded me for years - there was one lot including one that was very expensive and up for a long time. My friends and I considered buying it to split more than once, but any way it happened would have been quite expensive for just a pin. This one popped up and went completely under my radar - the seller didn't list either Pokemon's names in the listing, and I would have completely missed it if another friend didn't let me know about it! Very happy to have this in my collection. The epoxy coating has yellowed in its fifteen years of existence, but I strongly doubt it's possible to find one without that any more. Having one sealed was always the ultimate goal for me, and here it is!
Until next time!
(Received 17/04/2023, opened 12/05/2023, posted 16/07/2023)
I've got a couple of parcels saved up for an opening, so let's do that!
Inside the parcels... are smaller parcels!
Inside the cardboard box are a few small things.
First up are a couple of Tomy Shaymin figures. These were just extras as part of a lot with a couple of flats which we'll see later.
This is a set of Banpresto pair keychains. If you've been a follower for a while, you might remember that the Chatot/Beedrill keychain was one of the last few things I needed for a matter of years, but I managed to get one not that long ago. As is always the way, a lot cropped up not long after and at a very reasonable price for the entire set, sealed... and most importantly to me, including the leaflet that came with them. I asked the seller if they'd send the leaflet if I bought the lot, and they said sure - so here we are! I'm never opposed to getting a sealed copy of something even if I already own it, so this was a win-win for me.
Next up are some sealed Tomy movie keychains. Essentially the same applies to the above as to why I grabbed these - they were cheap, and they came with the leaflet. As an unfortunate soul afflicted with a desire for even leaflet completion, I picked them up!
This next piece is something that, while cool to own, I'm actually not sure if I'm going to keep yet. This is the shiny Hasbro Tyrogue figure. Back in the early days of my collection, one of my desires was to own all of the shiny figures out in the world. Unfortunately here in the year 2023, I have very little room to myself and very little money to spend on weird little hobbies and collections. I picked this guy up on a whim because he was exceedingly cheap, in part due to the damage, but now I'm not really sure if I'll be keeping him around or sending him out with the rest of the shinies I'd accumulated. It's something that makes me very sad - all these items are ones I have a deep love for and it deeply stresses me out to think that they're the kind of rare that means I might not ever own them again. But being a young adult going out into the world is a lot harder with boxes and boxes of baggage. This Tyrogue is kind of a weird encapsulation of that; I've just received him and now I have to decide if I get to keep him. Well, anyway.
One collection I know I'll be keeping for the foreseeable future is my Chatot collection, so I have no qualms picking thi sup. This is an Advanced Generation manga, from my understanding in essence the same as the plot of the Prince of the Sea movie, complete with its original obi! Picked up for obvious reasons - the traditional illustration of Chatot on the back is adorable.
In all honesty I'm not 100% sure what these are - as far as I can make out, I think they're some kind of noodle flavouring variety packs that come with a coaster? Though I've no idea why they're so long. One for my weird food collection lol.
Last but certainly not least, these are a bunch of flats! Most of these I don't have exact details on at the moment, so I'm going to have to go through and research them when I scan them for my pages. The one in the very back is a Mcdonald's placemat of some description. I really love all the glittery stickers. :)
That's all for now!
In addition to official merch, I really like to grab fanmade merch of my collections where I can! There isn't loads of Chatot stuff out there, but I've got a couple of pieces recently.
(Received 31/03/2023, opened 04/05/2023, posted in the great catchup of May 2023)
These are some wool crochet plushes by ShayminsCrochet!
Here are their links: Facebook and Twitter
I saw these on shopee and got really excited! As I mentioned, not a huge amount of people are making Chatot art or merch, so it became my mission to get ahold of these. Thankfully the artist was really helpful and happy to ship directly to me in the UK, so I didn't have to worry about middleman fees or anything. The plush themselves are SO soft and fuzzy, especially the nest. The egg and Chatots are super squishy and wonderfully round. I'm absolutely in love with them :)
(Received 10/03/2023, opened 05/05/2023, posted in the great catchup of May 2023)
This little baby is a holographic charm by artist chai_bean! There are three really prominent Chatot collectors in the community including myself, and this charm was commissioned by another one of us, kosmotiel :)
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