Still not much progress on the cards front from me, but I did pick up some other Pokemon related stuff so I figured I’d share those collections today.
Got the Magnezone Fit/Sitting Cutie and a certain suspicious Magnemite today in. A blurb about each:
Banpresto (the largest one): a UFO catcher prize. Still fairly easy to find if you’re interested in getting one of these.
Ichiban Kuji - Pokemon Research Coil (the 2nd largest twins): A couple years back Ichiban Kuji ran a couple Pokemon Research prize lotteries which were themed around a specific Pokemon. Of course, there was a Magnemite one, with the prizes being rubber straps (some of which you’ll see below), plates and the A prize being the open eyed plush. The last one prize (which you get for buying the last ticket of the lottery at a given shop) is the happy eyed plush. I managed to nab both of these from a Yahoo Japan seller for very low prices, which I was very happy about. The happy one is probably my favorite out of all of these.
San-ei All-Star Collection (the leftmost): San-ei is a company that produces plush and one of their lines is the Pokemon All-Star Collection, which is a general line of Pokemon plush. Not much to say here.
Bandai Spirits Kutsurogi Time (sleepy) - Another UFO catcher prize. I like this one a lot too.
Pokemon Center Ditto as Magnemite - There’s been a couple of Ditto as other mons merch collections. I believe Magnemite was in the first if not one of the earlier ones. I do need to find the mascot version of this plush as well.
Pokemon Center Sitting Cuties - Potentially the only official Magneton and Magnezone plush? (I’ve seen another Magnezone but I’m not convinced it’s legit.) Interestingly enough, I recently found out the newest print of the Magnemite (and likely the Magneton) Fits/Sitting Cuties now use the modern blue color (stock image here) as opposed to the older greenish greyblue, so I’ll be picking up another one of the Magnemite.
As far as I know, all of these + the two I’m missing should be a complete collection of Magnemite plush? I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some niche release I’m missing, but Magnemite popularity seems to be a rather modern thing, such that an older plush is unlikely (but not impossible).
Pyukumuku! I won’t go in depth on these since all of these were Pokemon Center releases except for the one in the middle on the right, which is San-ei. Unfortunately I am missing one Pyukumuku and it’s unlikely I’ll get it. Around the time the largest one was released (in the Pokemon World Market merch collection), San-ei released one in the same size + price range as the World Market one and I ended up having to pick between the two. Not that I particularly regret missing out since I still have the World Market one and it is very cuddly.
Last but not least, my Metagross line collection. Unlike the two above, this collection is much smaller. I’m guessing Beldum (and poor Metang) don’t have the popularity of Magnemite and Pyukumuku to make much merch of and while Metagross gets its fair share of merch, plush don’t seem to part of that. For Metagross I’m missing two plush, the UFO catcher plush (old and likely expensive) and the Pokedoll (old and expensive).
I used to be fairly into collecting fanmade pins, but due to a variety of reasons (focusing on my other collections, struggling to keep up with pinmakers, pinmakers not really making pins of mons/games I like, FOMO), I stopped. I do still pick up the occasional Pokemon Center pin whenever they’re released. I won’t be introducing all the things here due to the amount of them, but if there’s something specific you’d like to know about, feel free to ask and I’ll try to dig up where I bought it (no guarantees it’s still available though.)
Pyukumuku + some other fishies
The steel type board. Everything on a chain/clasp is licensed, while all the pins (except for the Magneton on the right) are fanmade. The Magneton pin is one of my favorites though, I like the symmetry/style. I also have 4/5 of the Ichiban Kuji rubber straps, with the only one I’m missing being the Magneton one.
Some other stuff I’ve yet to take out of the packaging. The Steven/Skarmory/Metagross set I’ve posted in this thread when I got them and the Pyukumuku can badge was from a couple years back but still haven’t taken it out. The rest I bought all within the past year.
You might’ve noticed I have two sets of the Magnemite line dex charms. Like the above Fit/Sitting Cuties, they also reprinted the dex charms in the modern blue and an additional “outline” (the old Magnemite’s right magnet has an empty gap while the new one is filled). The old charm set did look a bit odd with Mite and Ton being the green bluegrey and Magnezone being blue. This is the third print of the Magnemite line dex charms, with the original only having Magnemite and Magneton. I skipped that one because the Mite/Ton charms are the same in both 1st and 2nd print.
I’ll finish off this post with a want list mostly so I don’t forget
but also if anyone has these to sell them to me for cheap
- Pokemon Center Metagross line pinset (guessing most of these are in collections now)
- Pokemon Quest Magnemite pin
- Palnart Poc Magnemite pin (Palnart Poc appears to be an accessories/jewelry company Pokemon collabed with. I did try to buy this pin directly from Palnart Poc a while back but ZenMarket refused to buy it, so I’ll have to try again with another middleman/buy it secondhand eventually )