In which my already-retro Pokemon craze becomes a little more retro. My obsession with winning plush Pokemon on Toreba is never-ending, especially when I’m stressed. Lately, I’m feeling a bit better (well, at least I have times when I do), and it’s nice to have shipments come when the stress isn’t ultra bad — like […]Read More The Get List: Toreba: Two More Plush Pokemon Wins (Mew, Growlithe)
In which that kind of Pokemon luck will never happen again, so I’m celebrating it to the point of making a commemorative video. I can’t remember the names of my students or deadlines I write down or the most basic tenets of the language I speak a good chunk of the time, but for some […]Read More The Get List: Toreba: Three Yadon/Slowpoke Plush Wins in (About) One Week!
In which two of my favorite Pokemon are won in about a forty-eight hour period, and turn out especially snuggly and adorable. I’m not sure who my two favorite Pokemon are, but I know my top three are Gengar, Wooper, and Nyaasu (I really don’t like the American dub’s Meowth voice, and for some reason […]Read More The Get List: Toreba: Pokemon Hokkori Iyasare Plush (Gengar, Wooper)
In which everything lines up just so to combine a lucky win with a Pokemon I’m extra fond of lately. I’ve got another Toreba win for you today, and it turned out to be an amazing delight — I’m going to call it the Pokemon Sleepy Time Super Huge Kairyuu/Dragonite Plush. One thing you come […]Read More The Get List: Toreba: Pokemon Kairyuu (Dragonite) Kutsurogi Mecha Deka Plush
In which, as always, I just can’t resist a little weirdo from the sea. Look who showed up in the mail, after a relatively short trip (for, you know, international shipping in 2020). It’s one of my most anticipated Toreba wins — this Amuse Resurrected Coelacanth Plush! Toreba uses some odd translation choices sometimes, but […]Read More The Get List: Toreba: Amuse Resurrected Coelacanth Plush
In which you can’t go wrong with melon pan, especially when it comes with a great new seal friend. I’m so behind on writing about Toreba wins! It’s almost a shame when you get several together in a shipment because I feel like the individuals don’t get enough focus. But I wanted to devote a […]Read More The Get List: Toreba: Hokkai no Majuu Azarashi-san Big Melon Pan Plush
In which a fluke nets me an awfully cute little pup. I almost feel bad writing this entry, because it was only getting another order of Toreba prizes in the mail (and you’ll be hearing plenty about those, believe me!) that reminded me that I had this sweet little guy sitting around and not written […]Read More The Get List: Toreba: Amuse Pocket Dog Daishuugou Big Plush (Jack Russell Terrier)
In which I really, really want a goofy plush, and then really, really love that goofy plush. I get the most inexplicable Toreba obsessions sometimes, and this ガブガブうつぼ ながBIGぬいぐるみ (Gabu-gabu Utsubo Naga BIG Nuigurumi, Big Long Gulping Moray Eel Plushy) from Amuse is a perfect example. I spent more than I care to admit trying to […]Read More The Get List: Toreba: Big Long Gulping Moray Eel Plush
In which I eat my words, but they’re delicious. A couple of entries ago, I said that licensed prize plush are often of lower quality than those not based on popular licenses, and I gave examples of Pokemon and Healin Good PreCure. I don’t know why I said the latter, actually, since this is the […]Read More The Get List: Toreba: Healin Good PreCure Latte Plush
In which no plushy dinosaur is safe from my crane game “skills,” and no two dinosaurs are quite alike, no matter what I thought. During my biggest Toreba-addict days, I got obsessed for a bit with stuffed dinosaurs. You know what they say about clinging to good childhood stuff when things get tough? That’s me […]Read More The Get List: Toreba: Plushy Dinosaur Hunt x4!