Rilakkuma cafe & other news!

Lots of happy news today, Rilakkuma lovers!

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A special Wonderland cake is out, its pudding flavored with caramel inside. Our favorite Rila-friendly retailers like Ito Yokado and Lawson will stock them ^^ it looks like a food version of the Umeda 2012 anniversary plushie! ^.-

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Speaking of food, how would you like to dine at Rilakkuma cafe? Harajuku will host a basement level, Rila-decorated cafe for about 6 weeks (until mid September) they anticipate long waits to get in..I will check it out and post pics if I can go!

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We fiiiinally get the new Rilakkuma lottery! As usual,  500 yen for a ticket ^^

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Last but not least, san-x has released the Aloha playset in the net shop! Nice chance for those of us who didn’t pre-order before!

Nice surprise at Lawson!

Good evening!
Today while shopping at my favorite convenience store (Lawson) I picked up my usual green tea and was met with an unexpected surprise!!

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Rilakkuma was a free gift with my purchase!

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But ..what was it??

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A sock?

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The back says “green tea”

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Its a bottle holder!

It keeps the sweat off the bottle so we can carry it in our purse and not worry about our things getting wet!

At least that’s my opinion of it =)

I used it today, no sweat on my bottle!

My 2 liter water was drenched though ..hope they make a big version 😉

Ito Yokado Wonderland Plate Present!

Look what the kind folks at Ito Yokado are offering up!

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Starting Saturday, if you spend 1,000 yen you can get this as a free gift! While supplies lasts! Not all locations will offer plates, but I didn’t see a list ~ hopefully mine offers it! Hmmm, how can I spend $10 on Rilakkuma … ^.-

Akihabara haul, Yamanote train news!

Good evening everyone!
Today I went to Akihabara! We don’t go there very frequently, although its very near my home ~ and today was the first time I went kuma shopping there!
Akihabara, as you imagine, is full of lights and electronics. There are a lot of resale and mishmash shops, so one kind of has to hunt and do work to find the hidden gems. This is no exception for our favorite bear 😉 my fiancée suggested we head into one of the tall anime selling shops to give it a look, and happily I found some Rilakkuma merchandise!

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Honey Bee Rilakkuma!

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His cute little wings ^^

I’ve been putting off getting him until I could find the set with Ko, but today we decided to bring him home since hes so cute ^^

The shop had a nice selection of older items. I really like finding these hidden gems that sell something other than the Rilakkuma stores. Happy day with my happy boys ^^

In other news, we have some details on the JR Yamanote Line Rilakkuma car!

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Here’s how it will look ^^
As before reported, he will be in the #10 car, from August 2nd to August 16th – all during summer vacation! San-x will do a campaign encouraging passengers to take pics with/of the special car and tweet/Facebook their images! Of course there will be prizes ^^ I hope I can hop on and upload some pics for you guys!

Also today there is a new short movie of the gang rocking out with their ipods ^^ check it out here!

Rilakkuma pendant and magazine!

Good evening everyone! A little news!
San-X has released a couple pendants available for order now. They are just under 14,000 yen so more on the “finer jewelry” side of their collection. Both silver and gold pendants feature Rilakkuma sitting atop a mother-of-pearl heart. I much prefer the silver, but I’m not much of a gold wearer!

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Both necklaces look very delicate, as usual with Japanese jewelry.

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Also, in select stores, Rilakkuma magazine volume 2 is available. Its 6 pages of Wonderland ^^

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Hope everybody has a great start to their weekend!

Kumas go to the photo booth!

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Awww, so cute!
Looks like our two mischievous bears had some playful fun at the photo booth!
These days I suppose they would be at the purikura booth ^.-
Who remembers photo booths? My friends and I would always go pose after we hit the cinema on weekends ^^ I still have some of the film strips back home …what memories!
Can you imagine a time before digital cameras? 😉

Osaka Rilakkuma Experience!

Good morning!
I am just getting home from Osaka, boy am I sleepy! It’s only about a 6 hour drive from Tokyo, but something about traveling just takes the energy out of me >.<

While in Osaka, I was able to slip away from work and visit the Osaka Rilakkuma store! Of course I am too late for all the festivities, but I've never been to this rilakkuma store, so I was happy to cross it off my list.

It reminded me of Tokyo's rilakkuma store in the sense its inside a very large, busy station!

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Wonderland shopping bag!

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I decided on these beauties! Loving the rich colors

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Which color do you like Rilakkuma key chain ..in pink, of course 😉

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This summer is too hot for a hoodie!

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Thinking of what to do with him..is it pink overkill if I add him to the bag? I was also debating adding him to my boring black purse ^^

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For now he will join my other hangers on my top bunk bed railing!




On another note, do you guys remember the cute smiling caravan that was released with the other limited wonderland plushies? Just an update for anyone looking to get him ~ Tokyo and Skytree stores never even got them to sell, which means only Kichijoji and Harajuku got them in the Tokyo area. They both sold out on the same day of the release, and I noticed Osaka didn’t have them either. Kichijoji staff said she didn’t think they would send another shipment out, so looks like this one will be super, super rare. Get yours in auction before everyone else realizes they aren’t in stores anymore!

My collection!

Good afternoon!
I am on my way to Osaka today which leaves me plenty and plenty of time to kill, so I thought why not post my collection so far!
I think just as fun as collecting is, the story behind the item can be just as interesting. I’ll write my stories with each item (as best as I can remember!) so it can be a fun thing for me to look back on, and hopefully interesting for my readers as well!

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My plushie collection officially began with the Aloha Series! My fiancée bought these for me at World Connection in Harajuku after I originally saw them while shopping with my friends in Kiddyland ^^

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Here is my Rilakkuma purse! He holds my important items like my phone and suica card on days I don’t need a big purse. Perfect for my gym commute or to make an outfit more kawaii! 

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This is an orphan rilakkuma I adopted! He lounged around my home for months and I was never sure whom he belonged to, so one day, after being tired of seeing him on the ground with no friends, I fostered him and brought him to my room!

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This is my biiiig soft rilakkuma pillow! My fiancée bought him for me from a secondhand shop. He is always thinking of me ^.-

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My skytree plushie! I really love the bag from skytree, so theres a pic of it as well! This was our first visit to skytree, and it was a completely breathtaking, beautiful experience. I’m happy I have rilakkuma and friends as a great souvenir!

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Year of the snake korilakkuma. I was never very interested in this series, but when I saw her in Tokyo station, I had to bring her home!

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Sweets series Rila! I was so happy to find him in Kichijoji!  This is one of my favorite series..I love the cuteness!

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I fell in love with this Aloha caravan when I saw him in Kichijoji. Loving that tan!

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He met his family ^^

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Bath series Ko & Ri! I really love Ko from this series. I was able to get Ri at Loft in Kawasaki. It was a really nice day, and he’s a nice reminder of the fun we had!

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My first auction purchase! These guys are from the aloha series and came all the way to me from Osaka.

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The happy crew!

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Wow, imagine my surprise to find him in Fukuoka! Very lucky find!

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I found this little Kii at Loft in Nagoya. He was in the clearance bin! I captured the sticker on his tag if you look closely. I think he ended up being $4!

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My sweets crew!

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I randomly found Year of the Snake rilakkuma at a department store, so I picked him up!

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My 2013 set ^^

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I was surprised to find this older caravan in stores. Had to get him from Kichijoji!

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I put off getting the Zodiac kumas forever, but after finding them for just $10 each in a department store, I had to grab my fiancée’s and my star signs ^^

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Harajuku anniversary plushies! My first time at a rilakkuma release. It was really fun! After we had a picnic in beautiful Yoyogi Park!

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I have always loved this set and never been able to find both of them in one store. These I got from Sendai! Nice memory!

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My pride and joy, XL sweets korilakkuma! She came from yahoo auctions! So happy to have her *^^*

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Love my sweets family!

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Trumpet playing Ko! I got her on the first Wonderland release day at Kiddyland in Odaiba! It was an amazing day, odaiba is very romantic!

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Tower Records kumas, they are great! My fiancée pre-ordered them for me and I grabbed them at Shibuya! They really stick out in my collection ^^

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Last but not least, the wonderland series! I snagged these guys from Tokyo station ^^ it was my first time being out for a big release ..it was quite an experience!

The Wonderland Series Release~!

Good evening everyone! Or I guess morning? Its been a long day! >.
I will make this short and sweet because its definitely past my bedtime!  The current story of my life =P
Today was the Rilakkuma Wonderland Series release (..continuation) of course a couple weeks ago the series started showing up in stores, but today was the exciting day ^^

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I got there just 15 minutes before doors opened ^-^; this line looks much longer than it was, the entire process of waiting, shopping, paying took less than 30 mins 😉 Tokyo knows we are busy people!

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Plushie paradise!

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The customers,  some shopping and some waiting. Lots of people came after me (9:45am)

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The line to pay was the real treat haha. Wrapped around the outside of the store!

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My haul ^^

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Boxes and boxes of plushiest and floats ^^ the staff was working hard to constantly restock! The guy in front of me had a nice haul ^.-

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My purchase!

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We also got cute Wonderland bags!

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Presents~

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I got a suica sticker! Way too excited about it haha

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The other side of my rail pass. I never put my name on it =P

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Loooooving these horse plushies. What girl doesn’t love horses though haha

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So cute

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He has a visitor!

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Princess Ko …ahh *^^*

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I love that shes holding the reins!

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She also has a visiting Rila!

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Nice quality plushie ^^

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Ko looking cute as always!

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The pair!

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With my mini plushie from last time 😉

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The beautiful horses!

Such an awesome set, hope everyone gets theirs soon! Im extremely happy with my new plushies! ^^