11 7 / 2014

Got an AWESOME piece of mail today — the wonderfully talented henzolin made these SUPER RAD bookmarks featuring the original / retro designs of Team Magma and Team Aqua! Seriously, guys, these are SO COOL. They’re bigger than normal bookmarks (no flimsy foolishness here) and each one has a shimmery in-color rendition of one team and the opposite team in gray on the back. I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.

I don’t know if there are any left for sale, but if so YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY GRAB YOURSELF SOME. Like, WOW.

13 5 / 2014

Anonymous said: you were the first person I thought of when the news happened. why do you like hoenn so much?

I honestly really don’t know? I feel like any answer I gave would just be BSing; the love in my heart comes first and the justifications come second! I didn’t even play Gen III until I was older (I had fallen out of Pokémon by the time Hoenn was first released), and it was just so…I dunno! The different environments are amazing, the villains are wonderful(ly dumb), I love the designs of Hoenn’s batch of Pokémon more than any other generation, the music is fabulous…heck, I even like all the water routes! Hoenn just hits a home run for me in every single category I can think of. That’s all there is to it!

10 5 / 2014

Anonymous said: I want to say thank you for summoning the Hoenn remakes when everyone else gave up

Don’t give me all the credit, anon…it was obviously our collective will that did it. :P

07 5 / 2014

brianstroganoff said: You must be the happiest person in the world right now

07 5 / 2014

Anonymous said: HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN HOENN

HOENN THOUGH

07 5 / 2014

PRAISE RAYQUAZA

PRAISE RAYQUAZA

07 5 / 2014

I’M GONNA HAVE SO MUCH NEW CRAP TO BUY

09 3 / 2014

Been tidying up the collection and taking some updated photos for this site, and I found this guy…I’d put him aside at the beginning of the year to sell and then completely forgotten to get around to it. So I thought I’d post about it here before I throw him on eBay!
I’m selling this TOMY Rayquaza plush because I basically bought it in a fit of excitement on pkmncollectors after seeing it was for sale (they’re pretty hard to come by), violating my rule against impulse purchases that don’t fully fit with the Magma/Aqua theme of my collection. I assumed I’d find a place for him eventually—he’s one of my favorite Pokémon, after all—but no dice. He just doesn’t go with the rest of my stuff. So it’s time to give him a better home!
I’m asking $50 USD plus shipping. That’s a nice discount off what I paid for him, and seems fair given that he’s only got his tush tag. Message me if you want him! If there’s no takers after a week, he’s off to eBay. (I’ve never applied for permission to sell on pkmncollectors, which is why he’s here and not there; I’m usually so picky about what I collect that me selling something off is a once-in-a-blue-moon thing!)

Been tidying up the collection and taking some updated photos for this site, and I found this guy…I’d put him aside at the beginning of the year to sell and then completely forgotten to get around to it. So I thought I’d post about it here before I throw him on eBay!

I’m selling this TOMY Rayquaza plush because I basically bought it in a fit of excitement on pkmncollectors after seeing it was for sale (they’re pretty hard to come by), violating my rule against impulse purchases that don’t fully fit with the Magma/Aqua theme of my collection. I assumed I’d find a place for him eventually—he’s one of my favorite Pokémon, after all—but no dice. He just doesn’t go with the rest of my stuff. So it’s time to give him a better home!

I’m asking $50 USD plus shipping. That’s a nice discount off what I paid for him, and seems fair given that he’s only got his tush tag. Message me if you want him! If there’s no takers after a week, he’s off to eBay. (I’ve never applied for permission to sell on pkmncollectors, which is why he’s here and not there; I’m usually so picky about what I collect that me selling something off is a once-in-a-blue-moon thing!)

09 3 / 2014

Collection update: Viz’s translation of Volume 21 of PokeSpe came in the mail! Only one more volume of the Ruby-Sapphire arc to go…and not even two years ago we were still wondering whether it would ever get localized by Viz at all. Hard to believe!

Word on the street is that Chuang Yi is filing for bankruptcy…sad to see them go if they liquidate instead of restructure! Their translation of the RS arc was obviously the first one I read, so I went out of my way to pick up the Chuang Yi volumes off eBay to complement my Viz collection (see full photo - CY volumes are on Magma’s side, and Aqua gets Viz, which is why they’re one short still).

After Volume 22 comes out in May, I don’t know what I’ll have to post about on this blog! While I’m still after Magmaqua settei and one particular rental DVD, my collection is more or less “done” for the moment. Now, if they end up announcing a return to Hoenn in the games…

18 1 / 2014

First collection update in quite a while comes courtesy of blackjackgabbiani, who donated this really cool EX Team Aqua VS Team Magma reversible promotional booklet, along with a Magma/Aqua oversized coin and chibi Archie and Maxie doodles! I had no idea that the booklet even existed, so that’s a double dose of awesome. Thanks a bunch, Blackjack!