ETA: oh, please, turn to the previous post and read my long rant!!!
the night P called from the Pokemon Center, he actually called 3x over 30 min. the last time was with great news.
in toy stores in Japan you can often buy a “raffle ticket.” you pay a set amount and you pull a ticket. the ticket is opened and has a letter corresponding to a prize. when I did it for a neko atsume (cat) toy it ranged from small items like stickers, to small figures to bigger prizes like a plushie. I got a cat plushie about 6 inches long.
WELLL… P won the BIG mimikyu prize!! please note the size of plush compared to his hand at the top of the photo!!
(and this was after he bought me a halloween mimikyu and I, well, I have a lot of mimikyu)