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The end of an era, sort of?The end of an era, sort of?

PahsminaPahsmina5 days agoDiary
For the last couple of years I have dedicated my heart and soul to the Professor Layton franchise. I've spent so many early mornings and late nights browsing through every second hand store I could think of, bidding wars on yahoo auctions and digging through the bargain bins all over Osaka and Tokyo to find even the tiniest little top hat man.

There has been so many years of constantly searching, keeping track of wishlist and organizing the whole thing that I got lost in how close I was to my goal. The goal of an as complete collection as possible. I know it's an impossible quest, especially since there has been so many commercial goodies and those darn lottery prizes. But a couple of days ago I realized just how close I was to this goal, apparently i'm just 9 items away from at least having a complete collection of officially released merchandise for the whole franchise.

I know that these 9 items won't complete it 100%, and that it's still a long way to go, especially with collecting doujinshis. But god am I glad that the Layton Mystery Journey anime is pumping out new merchandise, so my top hat collecting can continue.

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Thank you for all these years of collecting, Professor. ♥ Here's to hoping I can find those last items!
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1pt
thefoxypickles (4 days ago) #37252565May I commend you on your tireless efforts to truly "complete" the collection. As an individual with too many interests, hobbies and adored characters - I know I wont ever be able to "COMPLETE" collections based off a character or series. Your collection is gorgeous and magnificent, continue doings "Gods work" I look so forward to updates on how close you are to obtaining those 9 items, and more merch in the future!!

Thank you for your kind comment! I sure have put a lot of time and effort in finding all these goodies, especially tinier charms and doujinshi items. x_x My only luck in all of this is that Layton has always been, compared to many other things, quite cheap to collect.
It's always been a battle for me as well with several other hobbies, such as j-fashion, cosplay etc. But I think that what always helped is that in the back of my head I've always, and foremost, seen myself as a Professor Layton collector, so those items have always been my nr. 1 priority.
I'll do my best to keep everyone updated with my goal!
4 days ago
1pt
hendrixmoskva (4 days ago) #37241779That's so adorable <3

Layton is way too adorable to pass up on
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Marsharoo (5 days ago) #37233215screams i'm so jelly
I have a single Layton plush, the collector's coin from last year's E3 (i happened to be in LA at the time and i wanted to dIE I convinced my cousin to go with me lmao), and a revoltech w/ a beat-up box that I managed to spot on eBay for a great price after hounding for years
oh, i did also get the prop plus petit box recently ;; I'm bad.
I-is that ITEM #147486 I see on the, uh, Detolf(?)? That seems.. super rare....
I gave up on collecting for Layton before even starting, seeing there was kind of a scarcity despite there being various items. It's nice to see someone doing it!!
Did you order the Katry no Nazotoki charm set... thing? The charms, and the file... I only got the file myself, I guess that's one more thing to my lil collection, but I don't see it growing much further. Had to fight against my urge to order the bracelet and charms...


Ahhh you got the coin?? I've been stalking ebay back and fourth and never found it. ;; If you ever find an extra one please let me know!
I'm so surprrised that his revoltech has become so pricey these days, I remember when ton of stores threw him in the bargian bin for 1000 yen. Past me was a dumbass who didn't stock up on more of them.

And yes indeed it is! There is actually quite the story behind how I got it BLOG #24427
I'm doing my best with collecting the Katrielle merchandise, but man they are releasing too many of those precious charms orz and they are all way too cute.....

autumnlucks (5 days ago) #37217877Even if your collection is not 100% complete, it is damn impressive. Be proud of that. Nice dedicated set up you have there :)

Ahhh thank you so much! I'm hope Level-5 is proud of me haha.

eviljackspicer (5 days ago) #37209675Send me the MFC links to these items you are looking for. I can help look for them.

How sweet of you!! Thanks a bunch ;A; The links can be found in the quoted comments here <3
Except for those there are also some doujins, commercial and LMJ goods that i'm on the lookout for which can be found in my wishlist LIST #33665


Liberty (5 days ago) #37209606Let's hope the final puzzle of collecting is solved!

Puzzle nr.999 - How long will it take for me to complete this?

seidh (5 days ago) #37209592This looks really neat! Out of curiosity, what are those 9 missing items?

The last ones I'm missing are these:
ITEM #190323
ITEM #190324
ITEM #190326
ITEM #190327
ITEM #190328
ITEM #618954
ITEM #190329

Actually I managed to get the ninth item right after I wrote this blog post, so now they are just down to 8! :D Now to just find all those t-shirts....


BlazeDazzleDusk (5 days ago) #37207871Your collection of Layton is fantastic and so organised and well displayed, hopefully you can complete your collection. :)

Thank you so much! I try my best to organize it in the best way possible. There are a looooot of goods mainly, so I try to be as creative as I can with my setups of lettersets, ds pens and the like haha. orz I will do my best with completing it!

BVibes (5 days ago) #37206719I've always admired your Layton collection and dedication to the series! I hope you get those items. :D

; A ; Ahhh why thank you! I'm hoping that as well!!
4 days ago
2pt
May I commend you on your tireless efforts to truly "complete" the collection. As an individual with too many interests, hobbies and adored characters - I know I wont ever be able to "COMPLETE" collections based off a character or series. Your collection is gorgeous and magnificent, continue doings "Gods work" I look so forward to updates on how close you are to obtaining those 9 items, and more merch in the future!!
4 days ago
1pt
That's so adorable <3
4 days ago
1pt
screams i'm so jelly
I have a single Layton plush, the collector's coin from last year's E3 (i happened to be in LA at the time and i wanted to dIE I convinced my cousin to go with me lmao), and a revoltech w/ a beat-up box that I managed to spot on eBay for a great price after hounding for years
oh, i did also get the prop plus petit box recently ;; I'm bad.

I-is that ITEM #147486 I see on the, uh, Detolf(?)? That seems.. super rare....

I gave up on collecting for Layton before even starting, seeing there was kind of a scarcity despite there being various items. It's nice to see someone doing it!!

Did you order the Katry no Nazotoki charm set... thing? The charms, and the file... I only got the file myself, I guess that's one more thing to my lil collection, but I don't see it growing much further. Had to fight against my urge to order the bracelet and charms...
5 days ago
1pt
Even if your collection is not 100% complete, it is damn impressive. Be proud of that. Nice dedicated set up you have there :)
5 days ago
1pt
Send me the MFC links to these items you are looking for. I can help look for them.
5 days ago
2pt
Let's hope the final puzzle of collecting is solved!
5 days ago
3pt
This looks really neat! Out of curiosity, what are those 9 missing items?
5 days ago
1pt
Your collection of Layton is fantastic and so organised and well displayed, hopefully you can complete your collection. :)
5 days ago
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