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Death and Plushies

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Guess who stopped by to wish me happy birthday? It was none other than Navimie with the kids to drop off a present. When I saw the bag, I knew it was another plushie but since I already own the wind rider and gryphon, I wasn’t sure which one it could be.Chen Plushie

A Lil’ Chen Panderen Plush. He sure is cute but that wasn’t all. Navi told me there was something else in the bag.

Oh, a card… and something that fell on the floor.

OMG, a scratch code and it wasn’t a TCG loot card.

What? What?

This happened to be one of the exclusive items from a previous Blizzcon (which also happened to be on my Ultimate Wish List. At first I thought it was two pets but even so, one is still an excellent gift. In this case, Deathy was awarded to those attending the 2010 convention.

Blizzcon 2010 Loot Card

I was hoping to log on before the servers went down so I could powerlevel the pet but at least I could redeem to code in the meantime.

Thx again Navi :D

 

Danerys

An Early Celebration

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It isn’t officially my birthday for a couple of weeks but that didn’t stop Coolidge from sending me a package half a month early. Since my gift arrived just short of his birthday, he ended up opening it slightly early but thirteen days is a long time to wait.

I suspected I knew what one of the items would be since Cool knows how much I love the Daenerys Targaryen Funko Pop. There was even a giveaway which had one as part of a set of three Game of Thrones figurines but sadly I didn’t win. As it happened, one of my followers on Twitter happened to RT my entry and won.

When I went to pick up the package, it was a lot bigger than I expected. Apart from the Daenerys Funko Pop, I wondered if there were more Game of Thrones Funkos inside. Cool surprised me when he said there were SEVEN items!

Funko-Firefly

Now I’d seen several versions of Daenerys Pop Vinyls including several different coloured dragons on her arm and one in her wedding dress so I couldn’t help but wonder which one he’d be sending. The unusual thing about the Wonder Woman Pop Hero was seeing more silver where she usually sports iconic gold. Apparently there’s a monochrome version which is one of two limited editions but seeing WW who is completely silver just looks odd to me. The last was the original Superman suit with his trademark curl (making a pair with my other Man of Steel Funko received last year).

The folded t-shirt threw me off when it looked like a minecraft shirt – at least until I saw the label. Ooh, Firefly! The last three items included a Firefly keyring, Domo keyring and bendable Superman.

DanerysDanerys dragons

I couldn’t help staging her with some of the dragons I’ve collected over the years.

DC-Funkos

Now the question is to keep them in their boxes or not? I think I’ll leave them out for now :)

Tome-JiKun

The Joy of Giving

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Can you believe it’s almost the end of another year already? Just where did the time go? Once again I’m making a list so I can remember what was given as well as received during this holiday period.

Tome was the first one to surprise me with a gift this year. I was able to reciprocate with a Ji-Kun Hatchling which seemed fitting for a druid.

Tome-JiKun

I knew I wanted to give Matty something from the Timeless Isle but it’s hard enough seeing the Spirit of Jadefire alive, let alone the drop – at least in my experience.

Matty-jadefire

Cool has been wanting a Crawling Claw for the longest time so when I wasn’t able to get one the old fashioned way, I ended up buying one. We had a claw war to celebrate. Cool bought me a new headset (which has yet to arrive).

Cool with claw

Navi was impossible to gift with a pet so I made her a card instead. She ended up being my Aussie Twitter Secret Santa this year.

Arvash only left two possibilities but with one so rare, it was also missing from my own collection. I was left with one option – trying to find a Droplet of Y’Shaarj.

I wanted to give Rades something since he’s given me a lot of blog traffic over the past two years. At first I was going to give him an ENG pet or a Blackfuse Bombling but that proved too expensive. Then I noticed some similarities on our hunters, like our affinity for spirit beasts, including Loque’nahak which is my absolute favourite. In the end I made him a Sapphire Cub (upgraded) to celebrate the fact.

There were also a few others but it didn’t quite work out.

A couple of days ago @DiscoPriest asked: “What’s the best gift you’ve gotten someone else this season?” My answer was simple, “all the pets I’ve given although it’s left me rather poor. =/”

Even so, their reactions made it all worthwhile.

Crashin' Thrashin' Flyer Controller

Don’t forget to open your Winter Veil Gift and loot your Crashin’ Thrashin’ Flyer Controller for 2013. You can also complete The Danger Zone achievement by destroying someone else’s flyer.

I hope you all had an eventful Winter Veil.

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