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Absol PokéDoll (アブソル ポケドール) Absol PokéDoll
ポケモンセンター アブソル ポケドール
Pokémon Center, 2003
Height: 5" (excluding horn)
Comparison Images (with: US Doll) - Direct, Tail pattern difference, Tags
The Japanese Absol PokéDoll was my first plush, and my most favourite item out of my whole Pokemon collection. After missing out on one on eBay at a price of $40 without the tag, I was a bit upset. However, a few weeks later someone was selling off theirs at a BIN for only £9.99, mint with tag! I was so excited to click the button, and so thrilled to receive him, along with a UFO Bayleef. I nickname him Hiei (because he's short but awesome). I was later shocked to find out that there are a number of differences between the US release, making him even more special to me.

Absol PokéDoll Absol American PokéDoll
ポケモンセンター アブソル ポケドール
Pokémon Center, 2003
Height: 5" (excluding horn)
Comparison Images (with: Japanese Doll) - Direct, Tail pattern difference, Tags
The American Absol PokéDoll was obtained thanks to crimson_angel02. When she informed me she was selling one, I was ecstatic to finally receive the last (at the time) Absol plush to my collection. In actual fact, there are some notable differences, including a completely different shaped tail, making it easy for me to consider this plush different from the Japanese edition. Who would have thought they'd actually change it a little?


Ichiban Kuji Prize (アブソル ポケドール) Ichiban Kuji Lottery Prize
一番くじ 七夜の願い星ジラーチ アブソル ぬいぐるみ
Banpresto, 2003
Height: 9" (excluding horn)
Comparison Images (with: US Doll) - Face Close-up
The Lottery plush was a gift from my late grandmother. Back then, Absol plush didn't cost the earth to purchase, since they had just been released. The tag hasn't even been bent over it's so mint. It's another beautiful plush, and stands the best out of all Absol plush. I nickname him Sora.




Absol DX UFO Catcher (アブソル 
DX劇場版ぬいぐるみ「七夜の願い星ジラーチ」全3種) DX UFO Catcher
DX劇場版ぬいぐるみ「七夜の願い星ジラーチ」全3種 アブソル
Banpresto, 2003
Height: 9" (excluding horn)
Aie, the DX UFO Catcher took me the longest to obtain. The hang tag is off for the photos, but it doesn't take away the beauty. There's a few different materials used on this plush, and it all adds up to one amazing plush. The detail is great. So amazing, I nickname this guy Xemnas, because he really is that awesome.




Absol Happy Mascot (アブソル あつめて!ハッピーマスコット) Absol Happy Mascot Part 3
ポケモンセンター アドバンスジェナレーション あつめて!ハッピーマスコットパート3 アブソル
Tomy, 2003
Height: 3" (excluding horn)
Happy Mascot Absol is fairly common due to eBay sellers getting hold of them. Happy Mascot Absol in Happy Mascot Package however, is very rare. Most people throw the packet out, but I was lucky enough to find someone selling half the set in their original packets (the missing ones being the electric mice for a change). It's a very cute little mascot plush, well detailed considering the size.