Figure 1: Condition at demise, from memory
(traced an ebay photo)
Router River's PATAMON SHRINE
Patamon never stood a chance against Agumon for reign as my favorite. Looking for things to trash/donate ahead of a cross-country move, I saw this mess (Figure 1) in the basement and made the safe bet that I would never care enough about Digimon again to hoard a mangled toy.
The bet was rigged. I had a strange dream this year that started with family conflict and ended with finding this toy behind other junk.
In my somnolent emotional whiplash, I was posessed to call out "PATAMON!" and hug the plastic ghost, indistinguishable from the 4-year-old boy who stuck bandaids on it, or even the fictional boy who knew this creature personally. Then the dream was over.
Figure 1 Legend:
To be expanded... maybe