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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 wheretofindpikachu.com 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.
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!
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!