Finally got my hands on the San-Ei Allstar Collection Spheal cushion!
It was only available at the Pokémon Center and very few stores in Japan, in November, 2016. Although I was meaning to buy it back then when the price was still reasonable, it totally slipped my mind.
A couple of weeks ago I decided to give it another try and look for it online and to my horror the item was sold out everywhere.
I tend to purchase all my Pokémon plushies and figures at Sunyshore Pokémart: the items usually arrive rather quickly and in mint conditions, the communication is smooth and the guys running the business never hesitate to help the customers as best as they can.
At the beginning it was a huge disappointment to know that I would have to rely on somebody else to find the cushion I so long had yearned for, but I got my hopes up again once I found out about Pokévault.
The price was now set to $84.99, which is pretty costly compared to the original price.
Had I remembered to buy the item back in November, this little price-wise inconvenience never would have happened.
On a different note, the delivery was fast as fast can be. The item was marked as shipped within 12 hours of purchase and it arrived 5 days later due to some clearance delay.
The cushion arrived in the exact condition as described, well packaged. There was an exceptional care taken in in wrapping the item in plastic and Japanese newspaper. The quality is impeccable, with embroidered eyes, the cushion is absolutely soft and squishy!
I have currently laid my eyes on the Chansey cushion which also happens to be sold out on both the aforementioned websites and can only be found on eBay at this point, but I believe $127.18 to be slightly overpriced at the moment.
Both websites are pretty valid and I am definitely planning to buy more items in the future, possibly without waiting too long as it looks like they all sell out quickly these days.
Now that I have jotted down my feedback, here are some snaps of the Spheal cushion I got.