Wow! Today is a huge day for news! I hope I caught it all! Lets start off with my personal favorite information 😉
The JR Yamanote line & Rilakkuma collaboration finally has a release date! They will be on sale August 2nd at the Rilakkuma shops, as well as this famous toy store in Ginza, and at a few Tokyo LOFT locations. Pictured are plushies, keychains, a mobile cleaner, folder, stickers, and a tote bag, but San-X said they will release about 20 items. Maybe a Suica/Pasmo case? =P Better yet, I would love an actual Suica/Pasmo card! (the rechargeable card used in the Japanese train system) I will definitely pick up the plushie holding the camera, but I think the key chains are really cute souvenir ideas! People love to buy items with train station names on them ^^ Not only is it Rilakkuma’s 10th anniversary, its also Yamanote sen’s anniversary … 50 long years of servicing some of the most popular locations in Tokyo!
More plushie news, the Orange plushie of the “Which color do you like?” series has a confirmed August 2nd release date as well. I guess these guys are more like over-sized key chains than plushies, but they have been extremely popular thus far. I still haven’t picked up any from that series >.< My favorite color is …. pink （‐＾▽＾‐）
For the pin collectors out there, tomorrow a special set will be released in stores, including a commemorative frame
Also a giant bath towel (beach towel as us Americans would call it =) will be available in stores tomorrow. At first glance I thought it was a blanket, which I totally wanted … but I think I’ll pass on a bath towel ^-^;
A new deco watch will be released tomorrow also, its really cute! Rila’s watches are always really affordable (around $40) but I wish they would make a little bit more expensive of one and put some more detailing into it .. I have no idea what the target audience is for their watches though, so maybe that’s an unrealistic idea. We can dream!
Whew! I know I missed something, but thats all I remember right now ^-^;
Tonight is the eve of the extended Wonderland Series release! I’m really excited to see everything tomorrow!
Until then, please enjoy the Rilakkuma parade video!