Tuesday, 23 October 2012

A Pokemon story and giveaway.

 

Pokemon Giveaway!  


I am very excited to share some Pokemon love this week. This is not a sponsored post, the prizes were not given to me, in fact, I was think I was manipulated slightly and ended up buying more then I had intended!

There is this really cute little shop in Hobart, they sell all kinds of Japanese Anime products. I -always- buy too much when I go in there.


The couple that manage the shop suck me in every single time! They are chatty and nice to my children, yep.. Nice! Of course I am not that naive, I realise they see my stress and discomfort in trying to select items as quickly as humanly possible when faced with a wall of Pokemon, Hello Kitty, and Domo Kun products.

Why? Oshawott is touching everything he can reach, pleading with me that he -really- needs it (his Christmas list is already a mile long, after just this visit!).


Pichu is having one of his hourly daily tantrums, kicking the stand of plush toys I had unthinkingly placed him in kick length distance to. Even in the pram he can perform some rather interesting maneuvers when the mood suits, which it seems to do often. Writhing this way and that, throwing anything he can reach and generally making the ears of anybody in a cooee's distance bleed.


But they go out of their way to entertain the boys, and give them trashy little trinkets that I then spend an additional 5 minutes trying to open and/or assemble. All the while Pichu is tanting them across the room like no tomorrow, and Oshawott is deciding that now is a good time to become independent and insist on trying to assemble a tiny little figurine by himself, failing, crying, relenting, and asking for assistance in a very uncouth manner.

So as all of this is going on, I just cannot make a thoroughly dissected decision on which Pokemon to buy. Every second I linger on trying to process my thoughts equals an exponential rise in my, and all other shopper's, blood pressures.

So I grab stuff, too much stuff, pay, apologise and thank the couple in the same breath and hastily make our much anticipated exit. As we leave, and over the top of Pichu's crying (still), I can hear a collective sigh of relief from the shop.


The prizes



Pikachu Pillow Pet
We have one of these, they are so cute, my son loves his and sleeps with it every night.










Oshawott plush  
I had to include an Oshawott, as that is the name I use on the blog for son #3.
















Birdo hanging plush
This is a Mario Bros figure, it is a pink Yoshi.














Angry Birds Playset  
I couldn't resist this, an Angry Birds game that you actually get to physically launch the pigs through the air!




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42 comments:

  1. Cute items! Good luck with the giveaway. X

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  2. My favourite toy was my Nintendo Game & Watch games... remember those? Oh dear - showing my age! ;) x

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  3. My favourite toy were my dolls, especially my Crystal Dreams Barbie!

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  4. I honestly can't remember my favourite toy. I had so many! I was a huge fan of dolls and stuffed animals. I married a pink poodle to a brown gorilla once....

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  5. My favourite toy was a furby. And not these new ones that now work with iphones. How crazy is that?!

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  6. Angry birds game sounds pretty neat.
    My favorite toys growing up were all my pokemon toys of course. Grew up with it, still growing up with it, even now at age 20.

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  7. Cute toys! I've seen the Angry Birds playset, that's a really cool launcher game :)

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  8. You sound awfully knowledgeable on the subject! My children might prefer you as their mother.

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  9. That's why I try to avoid shopping with kids. And since I have them full time, that means I have to avoid shopping. Thank god for online! My favourite toys were puzzles. Crosswords, word search, boardgames if I could convince someone to play (or if not, I would play both players...

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  10. I love your storyline! Kids are a nightmare to shop with!

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  11. my shopping experience when I have my two boys in tow is EXACTLY the same!
    throw it all in - pay and run for the door! for everyone's sanity!
    I get to spend a cheeky day in Hobart next week - can't wait
    xxx

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  12. Your shopping trip sounds familiar. I've started restricting my shopping to stores that have an indoor play area (preferably with a pen) for this reason!!! All the best with the giveaway!

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  13. Oh I hate going shopping with my kids, it's all online for me now. I end up spending too much money if I take the kiddies.
    My favourite toy growing up was a basketball, it provided hours of endless fun.
    Prue x

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  14. I lived in Japan for over 7 years so I know all about Pokemon and Pikuchu! Such cute little characters. If I was in Hobart, I'd be buying waaay too much from that shop too! What a great giveaway!

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  15. Favourite toy was Alf! I still have him and my son is now playing with him.

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  16. Kimberley Belford28 October 2012 at 08:38

    My favourite toy was "dolly" .
    She used to walk until my cousin threw her down the stairs after that she didnt walk anymore :( I was devastated.
    I still have her today and still a bit protective of her lol , My 5 yr old plays with her sometimes under supervision :p

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  17. I loved strawberry shortcake, she smelled so good, but my kids LOVE Pokemon!

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  18. I loved my barbies, I would play with them for hours :) I have 5 little pokemon mad boys at home who would love this prize!! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!!

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  19. my favourite toy was my strawberry shortcake dolls I was obsessed with smelling their hair and there was so many flavours to smell .... I can still remember the smell....mmmmm

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  20. My favourite toy growing up wasn't really a toy...it was the big wattle tree in our back yard I spent hours climbing. With a little imagination it could be anything I wanted & a lovely cool place to escape the summer heat

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  21. I had a pony on a stick I loved, I used to make out i was a princess

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  22. Barbie -i couldn't get enough of her ;)

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  23. It would have to be my Cabbage Patches; Gloria and Bridget. Followed closely by my roller skating doll- wind her up and off she would go!

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  24. My favourite toy when I was growing up was a pink teddy called 'Pinky' that my nonna (great grandmother) bought for me when I was a baby. He has slanted eyes that make him look sad, and a patch of white hair on his head (I gave him a hair cut once). I still have Pinky to this day!

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  25. My absolute favourite toy growing up was a teddy bear my grandma bought me that says 'mama,papa,giggles and growls' when you press it's paws and feet.I still have it and it reminds me of such memories.

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  26. Without a doubt it was the original tamagotchi. so many hour playing with that thing

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  27. my cabbage patch doll. she had red hair and i named her jessica!

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  28. I had a Chrissy doll with red hair...you could make her hair long by pushing in her belly button or make it short by using a little "knob"on her back and "winding" it up. She was lots of fun and really popular with all the girls.

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  29. I had a rubber teddy bear - oops not had as I still have him and he turned 57 this year

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  30. Matchbox cars - me and my brother couldn't get enough of them.

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  31. I remember a big teddy of the old fashioned kind- yellowish fur and very well worn by the time he was outgrown.

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  32. daisy smurf was best favourite toy i had it till mum threw it away i got her for my 9th birthday im 41 now and i still love her and poppa smurf there still grand to me but pokemon is my sons thing we even have a comforter that he sits on the couch with and he wears his pikachu slippers when he comes inside

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  33. Loved my cabbage patch doll - which I still have, even though it looks very loved

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  34. I loved my barbies, would create a whole city in the lounge room and play all day.

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  35. Sooooooo cuuuuuute! Pick me Pick me Pick me!!! Or should I say, "Pikachu" me lol! Fantastic giveaway... any one of them would be loved dearly by my little Poke-Monsters!

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  36. My fave toy (well reall toys) growing up were my match box cars. I created little cities out of mud lol

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  37. My cousin's toy laptop, although she would very rarely let me use it. I loved that thing!

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