Thank you for visiting the-couch-potato. We specialize in vintage anime merchandise and collectibles.
This business was started in 1999 on my parent's computer where I sold Pokemon cards (Fossil & Jungle) on eBay. It took me four years to go from that to a store front in Rogers, AR. Then we joined the convention circuit and expanded into a larger location. In 2006 my child was born and I decided to close the store and shifted to selling online. Unfortunately, everytime my site started to produce money and I felt we were making headway, we would run into trouble and my site would be shut down. It was very frustrating, so in 2012 I took a break. Now I am once again launching my store and resuming sales.
I am very excited to be back and am ready to go.
I am an avid Anime collector. My favorite series are Gundam Wing, Sailor Moon, & Kuroko no Basuke. You will not find any KnB merch on the website. So, far I have kept everything for my self =D
The first Anime I remember watching was Sailor Moon, but at the time it was just another cartoon. The show that made me an anime fan was Iria, the OVAs were played on the SciFi Channel for a special anime weekend. After that I raided the local video store and watched every anime available. The best memories were of Ranma 1/2 and Slayers. Currently, I am watching All-Out and very excited for 2017 which should bring us Kuroko no Basuke Extra Game movie & season 5 of Haikyuu!!
In Non-Anime, I am a rabid fan of The Teen Titans (Marv & George), especially Raven. She is my favorite fictional character of all time, bar none. The first comic I ever purchased was Raven's Origin, I was 11 years-old and it was in the 10 cent bin at Comics N' Stuff, Rogers AR.
Of course Pokemon holds a special place in my heart. It was the first item I sold and I adore the games. I own all the games up to the 3DS (don't own that system) and still play when I have a chance. My favorite Pokemon is Kabutops, then Scyther & Pinsir.
Currently the-couch-potato has an inventory of over 6000 items. Only a fraction of that is available on the site, so feel free to contact me about any items you are looking for, we might just have what you want.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or even if you just want to chat about anime or pokemon. I love to be in contact with customers and fans.
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