Pinkie Plays on eBay Part 2: More Weird Pokémon Stuff

It is time to search eBay again for weird pokémon stuff we did not know existed and we did not know we need. Last time we looked at some weird categories and found out there were a lot of vagrants. What will our search give us this time? Again per category we will look at something I would buy.. something I would not buy and something nodbody should buy! What shall we find today?! To the tall grass  patches of eBay and let’s find out.

Category 1: Pets

This time I made a very interesting discovery! The Dutch eBay has very different categories and also other entries per category! So my searching grounds have expanded a bit. While I was not really baffled by what I found this time around I think I have found some hilarious entries all the same. So how do we give our pets some Pokémon Glam?

Item that I do want: Jigglypuff outfit for your French Bulldog

I love dogs that go oink! I like dogs that are kind of awkward looking and I like dogs that aren’t  higher than my knees. You know something that can sit on the bed and might as well be a slobbering plushie. My sister has a frenchie that is adorable so when I saw this costume I really got way more excited than I should. I mean I bet once I can get a toy poodle (my ideal dog.. I love them so much)  I can get them a suit like this. But just look at how awkward the costume looks. That look on the dogs face and especially that exquisite colouring. I can have a Pink Poké Dog! Helium Smiling Balloon Yeah! Coming in at €52,54 this is a bit steep for putting a molten jigglypuff on top of your dog but at least it looks very soft and fluffy!

Looks like the dog isn’t having happy thoughts about it’s owner!

Item that I do not want: The Pokéball Cat Carrier Backpack

Cats do not like Pinkie and as a result Pinkie does not like cats. As such I didn’t even know they made special backpacks to carry your cat. So if this is very common I am sorry! However for those who like to pretend Mister Whiskerson is their own little Skitty, Pokemon has a solution for them. A backpack shaped like a pokéball. With a transparent bubble so your cat can look outside! This looks very similar as to how Pokemon look in their pokéball in the manga actually so I have to give them points for coming up with a sensical product. Still the idea of carrying a cat in a backpack is already kinda weird to me. Let alone to pretend it is in a pokéball than… actually I would only carry a cat around like that but still. It’s odd! This only costs 35 euros plus some change which really makes me doubt the quality of it though.. Then again I have no experience with this and unless they make one for ducks… or dogs dressed like Jigglypuff I am probably gonna pass them up regardless.

This add does make it look pretty awesome!

Item that I think Nobody wants:  The Pokémon Cardboard Cat Home

I know little of cats but I do know they like to hide in cardboard boxes. So  of course you have to slap a pokémon sticker onto that to make some money! This is not just any cardboard box! This is a cardboard box that has a snorlax shaped hole in it.. and two Purloin shaped light holes in the back. Here and there you can find some other pokemon shaped holes.. but other than that it is a normal brown cardboard box.  So obviously .. cardboard that had shapes delicately cut out of them will set you back 40 euros. Now sweet readers do not take this the wrong way..but if you pay 40 dollars for a cardboard box with holes in it, which you can basically do yourself with a box cutter and a printer (which you can also get together for that same amount of money) I do not think you are that sound of mind.  Sure it is a very solid cardboard box.. but still this is a cardboard box worth the price of a week of groceries… please don’t buy stuff like this!

This costs 40 dollars!

Category 2: Special Services

Now this sounded very .. uhm.. special.. unfortunately I was severely disappointed with what people offered there. For some reason it is fairly common to sell Pokémon Shinies.. either for Sword and Shield.. (for about 2,50 each)  or in Pokémon go… averaging at 20 dollar each. Going up to 70 dollars for a single shiny or 450 dollars for an account with a shiny legendary or 2. I do not get why people would do this.. but hey I am an alien.. so if you really want to buy a shiny or sell one go ahead I just feel like this goes against what pokémon is about.. but hey for the avid collector wanting peace of mind.. go you I guess.

Item that I do want : I WILL reveal your name! In this POKEMON GO style video intro.

I have NO idea what this does. Except for the title and a vague picture I have no idea what this guy will do. I assume he will make a video of a pokeball opening and my name showing. So I could use it on youtube. I have no idea on the animation though , the font he will use, the time it will take.. or even if he needs my name! Perhaps he is psychic and can guess it and show that in this video. That would be a neat trick to see. He will reveal my name is all that I know. For the totally manageable price of 5 dollar I could see myself buying this just for the LOLs.What will it be.. we do not know.. but I have wasted money on Mystery Bags before so this can’t be that much worse! I mean he WILL reveal my name surely that beats a pencil topper!

This is all we see on his eBay page!

Item that I do not want: Guy Who Makes Pokémon Printables for a Birthday Party

I saw this one surprisingly much! Using very generic images as well as selling prints that are not your own, which I am pretty sure is not allowed, people are making birthday invitations for little kids. Now who DOESN’T have a friend these days who at least can photoshop a little?  I mean , I might be ignorant here but a guy downloading the pokemon text font (which I have as well) and writing Happy Birthday Dylan on a screen grab by adding the font and a white text box is not really a service that should require being paid for. I honestly would do it for free. Sure I might attend people I have a Ko-Fi but I would never call myself a professional kids birthday invitation maker.  The weirdest one I saw was on who printed them on Hershey Mini Chocolate Bar wrappers. No where does he specify if that includes the treat as well. But really the sheer amount of invitation makers surprised. There were like 12 separate entries of them.. in which he already prepared a print and showed it as the displayed picture… that doesn’t sound like a sound business strategy!

This is Hoehn Ash with most of his Kanto Team…but it’s not! BAD invitation!

Item I think no one would buy:  Where to find Pikachu …… dot com.

This entry is listed several times on the marketplace and claims that is a very hot Pokémon Go website. I guess if you only played Pokémon Go for like a day you might not encounter a Pikachu and wonder where he is but there are SOOOO many Pikachu events in this game that I really wonder. Is anybody ever really looking for Pikachu?  He can be found everywhere. What is the potential for a domain like that? What can you do with Where to Find Pikachu? I guess you can make a webshop that sells Pikachu goods but with a website like this you better darn make sure you have the legit ones .. and those are quite pricey. Plus just selling Pikachu Stuff … I am not sure it’s easy to make enough cash with it to justify the 5000 dollar asking price for this domain.  There is simply to much Pikachu in the world. I mean I have like 3 Pikachu’s at home and I am not even THAT big of a Pikachu Fan I mean if you count ALL the Pikachu you can find in my house alone.. I guess we could even find like up to 20 of them (Pokémon Cards and other depictions would count) so really.. he is like the easiest pokémon to find.

Whats with the cryptic images for Pokémon Specialty Services?

Category 3: Crafts

Now crafts is not the weirdest category to expect some pocket monster in. But it is a perfect category to find some weird and goofy looking entries in. Please be noted that I do not want to insult anyone’s craft but I am all about honest. If you say you make Pikachu it has to look like Pikachu.  I am sorry if you feel hurt for me telling you it doesn’t look like the orginal, that doesn’t mean I can do it better nor do I need to be to pass judgement. I know what Pokémon look like and if they end up looking very different I can still notice despite my lack of skill. I might not be doing it better but I am also not asking money for it. Again I respect anyones craft and hope they had a lot of fun making it and if that is so all credits to them. I will be honest when it comes to purchasing these kind of things.

Item that I do want:  Pokémon INSPIRED Crochet Toys

See, THIS is how I like it. The Brit selling these calls them Pokémon Inspired toys! So they can get away with inaccuracies. Great. Honestly I love these! They have just the right amount of clunk and derpiness and just enough pokémon flair for me to honest want to collect these. Thank you these are amazing. So I just found the knitting paterns but I bet I can buy one as well if I offer enough money!  I will admit they don’t look a lot like their pokémon counterpart but there is this uniqueness and a style in these I still can really adore. I would love to sit these on one of my shelves. So there you go! You don’t always have to be the very best! As long as what you do reflects you!

I really love these.. but I can’t knit or do that crochet thing myself!

Item that I do not want: Pokémon Crafted Rave Gear

I encountered a LOT of RAVE gear during my search of the web. Like either people really like to take pokémon stuff to rave parties or people made it and no one wants to buy it thats why there is this much! The weirdest thing I have encountered was this Umbreon Face Mask.  That doesn’t look like you can see through it well at all. Another highlight was the Trippy Pikachu Necklace, which features a budha like Pikachu variant made out of ironing beads. Do people really wear that kind of stuff to raves? I mean.. I have visited a dutch Rave once or twice in my life and I never saw people with face masks or pokemon toys wrapped around their neck.  I found a lot of people trying to sell me happy pills though! I ran and never came back! Perhaps if I had a Umbreon mask over my face they would not ask!?

Item that I think nobody wants: Stained Glass Pikachu

Shipping glass from across the world is already an iffy business. So if I buy something it has to be spot on at least. This stained glass Pikachu ..isn’t really spot on. It kinda looks like stained glass fell on him.. and we just see him through the stained glass.  Props for using the old Pikachu build though. Honestly though, this is one of those things that is hard to sell. When a light is passing through it .. it looks quite alright..ish.. but when you hang it on your wall to display it.. it really doesn’t work for me. We get this dark smudged fragile attempt at Pikachu that you really need to display in the light.. but the backside of it looks scary as  pink poo! It just feels like Freddy Krueger lives in this one to me and I am sure I can not be the only one who thinks so. I lost the exact price in my notes but this one did not come that cheap either (I think somewhere between 50 and 70 euros) so I would say this one is an item we can pass.

I am sorry Stained Glass person.. I really do appreciate what you have made, I am happy you can use your fandom in such creative ways. I just do not really think people would .. or should .. buy it. This is yours be proud of it! I love you for making this.. and dear readers I love you all! Keep smiling and I will see you all in the next post!



Pinkie Plays on eBay: Weird Pokémon Listings

It’s time to search for more Pokémon. Since Jason Paige told us to search for them far and wide I have decided to go to the nooks and crannies where you do not normally find pokémon. Now eBay is not a weird place to search for Pokémon as there are plenty to be found. But today we will look in categories where you do not expect them.  Like Antiques, Specialty Services and eBay Motors. We will look at odd items that will make you wonder, why do they exist.. how did they get tagged here or what does this have to do with pokemon?! The search rules, I can only use the tag pokémon in the search bar and can only select from the first 10 pages of hits.  In each I’ll find something I would buy.. something I would not buy and something I wonder if anyone buys!

Category 1: Health and Beauty

Pokémon is not something I would connect to health items… sure I bet there is some makeup .. which happens to be tied in to the item I really DO want. Yet there was a surprising number of health items as well. Items like Pikachu Bandages or heatable of coolable rice packs. So you can create your own pokémon heat or cold pack. A shout-out goes to the Pokemon Bath bombs, who thought it through that children would not like to see Pikachu dissolve in their tub but instead they made bath bombs that release little pokemon. Would buy if I had a bath.

Item that I do want: Eveelutions Eye Brush Set

I am a bit messy with makeup, my eye brushes keep getting lost, and when I do my big make up I usually lose something. I have very poor vision -5, and 4,75 so I am blind as a Zubat when I am in front of my make up mirror.  With the flesh shaped blob that I assume is my hand blocking my view applying makeup properly can be a struggle at times. I would wear contacts but they made my eyes deteriorate even further so now I have pink glasses.
Anyway with the Eeveelutions make up kid not only I would get a set of brushes I want to treat with actual care.  I would also gain a much more lengthy brush which would actually help me with my nearsighted application blobby shape troubles! I would also buy the “thunder shock*  eyes, eye shadow set. The Brushes are about 25 dollars and the eyeshadow about 9, it has some nice zippy colours I could actually use like lilacs and such.

Totally in love with this!

Item that I do NOT want: Pikachu Electric Toothbrush

Now I do like the idea of an electric Pokémon being used for an electric toothbrush but  just look at this thing it is super unpractical. Not only do you get a brush that you can’t find anywhere else, the way you attach it also seems rather unpractical.  The toothbrush looks extremely flimsy as well but is acompanied by a massive chockachu. How do you even hold this thing I wonder. It’s cheeks will light up which is cute…but how will you see it if you are brushing your teeth? They clearly did not think this thing trough.

How do you hold this?

Item that I think Nobody wants :Pokemon Ball Orthoptic Eye Patch Amblyopia Lazy Eye Occlusion Therapy Treatment

Does your kid have a lazy eye AND does he wear glasses? Did the doctor not put a patch on the eye or you want to cover it up with a mediocrely sewn Pokéball? Than this item can be yours for the amazing price of 9 british pounds. You can have your pokeball sewn up to sock for your kids glasses in both a red OR a black patch… in two sizes of choice. Yet I wonder how many lazy eyed bespectacled children would think.. let’s go and see if eBay has something that makes me look a lot  cooler! With a pokéball?! I really wonder.

The pokéball kinda looks like a freaky eye like that!

Category 2:  eBay Motors

So apparently pimping your ride out with some pokémon decalls is fairly popular.  From bonnet .. I think that is the word, stickers shaped like an evil gengar too a Ducati Motor Riding Bag with cute little pokemon on them.. and a lot of  ornamental number plates. This category had a lot more stuff in it than I thought. Unfortunately no Pikachu car.. so for my wishlisted item.. I had to be creative. I am not allowed to drive anyway so meh!

Item that I would buy: Pikachu Steering Wheel Cover

I have really sensitive palms, in the driving lessons I took I always found a steering wheel to be a rather uncomfy thing. Luckily on eBay I can get the softest looking steering wheel cover I have ever laid my eyes upon and it’s shaped like Pikachu as well. I did not know people wanted to have their steering wheels resemble a Pikachu.. but I totally can get behind the sentiment. In fact it’s that hard to get a complete Pikachu upholstery for fairly cheap.  Like for 200 bucks you can pretty much have the electric mouse, all over your interior. I think that would look kinda cute with the pink car I would hypothetically get.

It looks so soft!

Item that I would not buy: Sexy Misty Window Decal

(Bad stuff)

I originally selected this item as the trash I think nobody would buy! Because this has very little to do with pokémon. We see a misty that looks like her outfit is being possed by Senketsu from Kill la kill. Creeping up her outfit to the max. She has a lusty gaze in her eyes and the word cock written all over her tank top. Why she would write that on I am not sure?! There is only one avion  pokémon in that criteria.. Blaziken (and kind of Combusken) and that was not a pokémon she ever used nor seemed to desire. So I do not get the shoutout. She must hold some serious airbags underneath that shirt as well because there would have been plenty of room to write Rooster as well, at least there would not be any misunderstandings. Why is it not on the nobody will ever buy this list then?  Because it was the only item that was being watched during my research by no less than 34 people even! Vagrants!

Item that I think Nobody Wants : Trucker gear stick with Pokeball Gear Knob

There were a lot of Gear Knobs shaped like Pokéballs for Honda Civics during my search.. which makes sense because from what little understanding I have that  stay at home tuner car. Like the Vin Diesel wannabe’s all get a Honda Civic. It’s one of those cars that is driven by people who put weird shaped body parts underneath them and  make it look cooler.. then they go to Mcdonalds and play music really loud from their subwoofer things. I haven’t really heard of pimping out one’s truck though. I mean I saw some pretty pimped out ones.. but that’s usually not really something akin to pokémon. I just don’t see many truckers liking the franchise. I might be stereotyping here.. but  I honestly dont see anyone taking out their entire gear shifty thing to put on in that has a pokeball nob.Surely if someone wants this.. there are easier ways.

Is it even a gear or is ithat other thingy that makes the Wruh-huh sound?

Category 3: Music Instruments

So obviously the Pokéflute is a thing.. however that instrument is actual more like a toy..that based on conventions though.. can still produce a catchy tune. Most of the stuff found in this category is sheet music though.. and some kind of tuning device that features Bulbasaur… it’s nice to see that my boy gets some love. Yet it’s boy.. starters have a very low female encounter rate so we can assume! Of course there where a few interesting other items in this category as well

Item that I do want: Pikachu Electric Guitar

I do love when things come together. An Electric Pokemon.. and an Electric Guitar.. that is pretty neat. It’s like one of those videos where people cut styrofoam things in equal slices or how playdough is made into on big non breaking string.It works. Since the pokemon theme is excellent to play on an electric guitar it works even better. The design of this thing is pretty stunning as well. They even placed the Pika head and tail in positions so you could play it and still show of the pokémon without covering it with your hands and all. That’s neat. Still if I would have it I would not play it.. I would hang it on my wall. It would just liven up any room and does not deserve to be in a guitar case or something… also I can’t  actually play any instrument let alone electric guitar. For a wall ornament though $1250 dollars is a bit pricey.. given that that is almost three months worth of rent for me. If I ever win the lottery or become a famous cewebrity though….

Now I would love to see an Electric Guitar with Galarian Zigzagoon

Item that I would not buy: KORG MA-2, Pokémon Metronome

This is a case of solid idea, bad execution. It’s that styrofoam video again but this time they slice unevenly. Its that playthrough with two mixed colours smudging up destroying the clay. The “electric item” so Pikachu works thing .. for my feeling doesn’t apply. It feels like a rhythm computer is always electric anyway even if we also have analogue metronomes.. it feels like the difference between a car and a bike. Pikachu on a gameboy is meh.. Pikachu on a electric car is clever.  There is a me. For a metronome they simply picked the wrong pokémon.. obviously it should have been the one pokemon that made metronome a signature thing in the first series, clefairy..or that thing that stole the idea and made it his.. in the form of togepi. If you make a pokémon themed Metronome… use an actual metronome pokemon!

This should have been Clefairy! It would have been Pink! PIIIIINK!

Item that nobody should want: THIS pokéball Ocarina

First of all, why would you even make a pokeball Ocarina.  We already have the pokéflute made into an actual playable instrument.  That is a canon game item made into a real item that sounds and looks iconic. Never did an Ocarina feature in the series nor does this thing actually look like an ocarina. It doesn’t even look that much like a pokéball either. It’s badly painted with some jaggedy lines. Which geek is geeky enough to think.. I would like the pokémon ocarina while for less money they can have the actually Iconic Ocarina in video game lore. A hardcore pokémon fan  would rather want the flute because that’s an actual thing and the hardcore geeky ocarina player would want the Ocarina of Time as it looks much more like an actual instrument.. plus people at cons wil recognise it. To me this feels the same like putting that “mug” your son made on display..without the emotional undertones. For almost 40 dollars there are better ways to spend your pokédollars.

Just so much wrong for me.. But I am sure at least the maker had fun! Which is what counts

Now with that out of the way we shall take a break from eBay for now. Yet there are still plenty of weird pokémon practices going about that I haven’t told you about yet. To find out more about the treasure trove that is eBay and Pokemon please follow the blog so you will not miss the next episode. If you wish me to do the same with your favorite anime show..let me know in the comments. With that I will be off, I love you all, keep on smiling!



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