About the-couch-potato


We specialize in vintage anime and collectibles.

With over 14,000 items in our warehouse, if you don't find what you are looking for on the site, please contact us. There is a good chance it is sitting on a shelf waiting to be added.

Thank you for visiting the-couch-potato.

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, every time 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. In September of 2016 I relaunched my site and began selling again.

I am very excited to be back and have been enjoying being an entrepreneur again.

I am an avid Anime collector. My favorite series are Gundam Wing, Sailor Moon, & Kuroko no Basuke. 

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.

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 14,000 items. Only a fraction of that is available on the site (up to 40% now), 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.