Zapped! Zapped by a Sneaky Sorcerer!

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  1. NutMeg

    NutMeg I tie my own sandals.

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    So I found a package in my mailbox today and assumed it must be my gift from the Secret Santa exchange, as I'm currently not expecting any other deliveries. Then I noticed that the return address belonged to my own Secret Santa recipient, @MerlinEmrys.

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    Yes, apparently Merlin does not understand the concept of gift-giving and felt the need to reciprocate my SS present with a zap.

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    Kidding! xD I am 100% guilty of spoiling other people's generous gestures by return-zapping everyone who zaps me, haha. Playing zap "tag," if you will. So while I of course did not expect any type of compensation for my gift (THAT'S HOW GIFTS WORK, MERLIN!), I'd definitely be a hypocrite to argue and will gratefully accept his super sweet offering (and start plotting my next surprise for him. Mwahahaha...)

    Anyway, I can't deny that I was pretty excited to see what the wiz had in store for me!

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    First of all, I luuurve the card he wrote on, which features early concept art from Aladdin. I believe it's from the Art of Disney Renaissance postcard box? I totally need to get myself one of those so I can keep them all to myself and never mail any, lol. I'm a huge animation nerd so this is perfect, I will definitely be saving it. As for the mysterious Hercules box, I had no idea what could be inside until I opened it...

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    YAAAAS!!! Can *finally* add this pin to my collection! I see it pop up on eBay or in someone's traders every now and then, but for whatever reason I always miss it - I either forget to bid in time, or I end up blowing my monthly pin budget on something else, etc etc. It felt SO good to finally un-click that "want" button on PinPics, lol (you know the feeling!) PLUS the fact that Merlin was kind enough to include the original packaging from 1997, which I'd never seen offered with the pin before, is just so cool. Such an awesome keepsake!!

    I'm currently working on a special hand-painted display for my Meg collection, so her pins are hanging out temporarily on a random Villains lanyard I had lying around. Gus was nice enough to come over and help me introduce the new arrival to the rest of the squad (and then immediately demand all of my attention, because cats.)

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    Thank you soooo much Merlin for your COMPLETELY unnecessary (but totally appreciated!!!) donation to my favorite collection. You are just too kind!! Wish I could give you the biggest hug! <3

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  2. Addicted to Alice Pins

    Addicted to Alice Pins My name is Ann, and I'm here to enable you!

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    OMG PREACH IT, SISTER! Haha. He also fails to grasp the concept that he does SO much for many of us that sometimes he needs/deserves an appreciation treat! That does not require reciprocation!!! Sooooo stubborn, that Merly.

    But anyway, many congrats on benefiting from Merlin Logic (kindness)!!! That set of pins was super cool. I think that was one of the first times (maybe the first) that Disney Store did that kind of promotion for a film. (They also covered the DS logo on the storefront with "Hercules Store" signage, like in the movie.) Great addition to your Meg collection!!!
     
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  3. LittleBird

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    A+ gif usage. Congrats!
     
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  4. CCofRR13

    CCofRR13 Well-Known Member

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    How lovely ~ congrats!
     
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  5. Haunted575

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    Awesome. Congrats!


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  6. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

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    Heheh! Gifs on point for sure. ;P you're so welcome! And thank you again! I'm still kind of reeling. XD

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  7. bookhugger

    bookhugger I love books!

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    Congrats
     
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  8. watzshakinbacon

    watzshakinbacon B for Belle or B for bacon?

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    Congrats!! I’m happy you got it since it was on eBay pretty recently in the original box!


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  9. NutMeg

    NutMeg I tie my own sandals.

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    Ugh, he's impossible.

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    Also I didn't know they changed the DS storefront for Hercules (I was only 6 when it came out lol.) So cool! I love themed promos like that. Wish they'd sold Air Hercs haha.
     
  10. NutMeg

    NutMeg I tie my own sandals.

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  11. NutMeg

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    Wow super glad I missed that haha! Funnily enough Merlin apparently almost traded for the Game Show Genie before I sent it to him.

    PS: Check your mailbox. ;)
     
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