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? 😉