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Death and Plushies


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



An Early Celebration


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!


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.


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


Plushies Unite


If one birthday gift wasn’t enough, guess who surprised me with a visit from the Blizz fairy? Yes, you guessed it. Navi had mentioned that she had another gift for me so I wondered if this was it. I originally suspected that this was the gift that she was talking about in that first late night whisper when she said she wanted to send it early. But no, she meant a virtual gift wrapped in a red ribbon and not something you would need to send via the post office.

As soon as I saw the bag, I knew what it was. In fact, I have a matching one on the filing cabinet with a couple of other stuffed animals collected over the years. Navi admits she was checking my collection very closely to make sure I still didn’t have one so it worked out in the end.

Plush set

So what do you think? Even as a Horde player, it’s hard not to appreciate the cuteness of a plushie Gryphon Hatchling.

Although the gift wouldn’t be complete without it’s matching in-game companion.


So here we are on a scenic flight past Stormwind.

On a side note, pet battlers may have noticed a look-a-like through pet battles but no equivalent for the wind rider.


Thanks again Navi, you’re a special friend indeed, especially since our friendship has lasted almost 20 years!!

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