"Now you're just being silly."
Nidorino is just trying to take a nice close up, but then this sneaky kid drops down just to ruin it.
I've already said that this Nidorino plushie looks more or less what AU!Nidorino would look like less stylized, but this Vulpix looks very much the way AU!Vulpix does, (super cute and childlike facial features) and essentially how I'd have Vulpix "Pixie" Anderson dolls made if that were something I could do. Well, at least now I've got a model to work from should that opportunity arise (again, like the Totodile Pokedoll is essentially the model for Nidorina's Totodile). Going off of that, let's assume it's them, sharing a photo shoot as they await the rest of the crew, hopefully arriving sometime before 2038 (Nakamura depends on how cute a Nidoqueen doll is made, and any Schneiders will definitely have to be custom).
Another angle. Between the UFO catcher Nidoran and the special Pokemon Sewing Vulpix (and several other things I'm sure collectors can name), I feel like if it wasn't for the internet and an accessible global market, I'd be cheated. I can't imagine Pokemon Day (2/27/16 for the record) had anything more than Pikachus and starters/legendaries/Eev-eons to shill in the west, and Pokemoncenter.com? Forget about it. I guess it doesn't matter. I've not only collected my top three Pocket Mons, but probably the best (or only) versions they'll probably ever make. I've already completed the quest. Glad it happened in my lifetime. :P
But I certainly dig this trio. This Vulpix may in fact be the cutest officially licensed Vulpix ever, and I'm surprised they even allowed it considering how stringent TPC is with monster designs.
"What are you doing up there, Nid?"
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And look at what we have here? This was more of a "while I'm at it" thing. Why not? If you've had a Nido character for a long time, I think you deserve a shout out.
Didi is always excited to see her sister, afterall, Nidorina is also Didi's best friend and almost more of a mother than Dori was. It's a sweet bond the two of them have. Let's get a picture of you two for posterity!
She's not much of a character illustrator, and lives more in the abstract or in scenery. But when she asked for some paper and some art supplies, well, I couldn't say no. So here it is, Didi's Didi!
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