Well, as a typical Florida summer goes, when it rains, it REALLY rains… and when it’s sunny, it’s REALLY sunny.
And guess who’s prepared? Aloha Rilakkuma, Caravan Edition!!
He was released during San-X’s 2013 spring caravan (which recently ended), as part of the Aloha Rilakkuma series!
Like (not) My Only Rilakkuma, we picked him up at the Harajuku Rilakkuma Store :D He looks so toasty!
Maybe he’d like to cool down with some ice from the Rilakkuma ice tray after all that time in the sun?
As I mentioned yesterday, my sister and I tried out one of our newest Rilakkuma products last night – here are the results!
I thought they turned out great!Hahaha well I thought they looked really good, but I didn’t really think about what kind of liquid drink to put them in.
Putting them in just water just made the water taste slightly sweet/sour haha, but they were still super cute!
They turned out great! So cute! And they look deliciously refreshing! Perfect for a hot summer’s day!!!! By the way, I’ve never fully understood why they name them “caravan series”, what does the caravan part mean? o.o
Ah, so from what I understand (anyone feel free to correct me), the caravan is this series of Rilakkuma events. Here’s the schedule for the current caravan (Wonderland): http://www.san-x.co.jp/rilakkuma/caravan.html During these events, San-X will bring out the big Rilakkuma/Korilakkuma/Kiiroitori suits (the schedule show which ones will be where), and sometimes you can take photos with them if you line up early.
Most importantly (lol), is that they sell the caravan plushies there! Though sometimes there are leftovers and places will sell the plushies long after the events are over (like how I got mine at just the Harajuku store). So they’re limited edition, but not as limited as the store exclusives since there are only 8 Rilakkuma Stores, but the caravan goes to all sorts of other places that stock San-X things.
I think they call it a caravan because they go from location to location? Haha the caravan versions are really close to my heart because one of my first plushies was a caravan edition (from the egg series) :D
They look yummy you could put them in more pink lemonade he he . Tan Rilakkuma is amazingly cute. I wanna snatch him up but I always get something else >.< those two look so cute together!!
Heehee he is really so tan! He fits in pretty well with my Fansclub plushies though haha, they’re about the same tone lol :D
Ah, so you decided to get the aloha caravan plushie! I know you gotta love him, he is just so perfect for summer :D And that ice cube looks so yummy!
Yep! I was totally convinced after seeing your post on him :D
This is so cool. We bought the ice tray but can’t figure out how to fill it. How do you do it?! Love your website by the way.
Thanks for checking out my blog!
So first we filled the bottom tray (the one where the shapes are smooth without the tubes on it – the one thats “on top” from the photo above) pretty full, then carefully pushed the top one (with the little tubes) on top and snapped the sides shut. When you do that, liquid fills the other half (if you put enough liquid in the bottom) but instead of the excess water spilling out the side of the tray, it’ll spill out through those little tubes and you can easy wipe that up with a paper towel or something and then carefully stick the whole thing in the freezer. Hope that helps!
Thank you! Am going to try it now. Very much appreciated.
Check out my previous post for an idea of how we oriented everything: https://rilakkumalifestyle.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/sweets-sweets-cupcake-rilakkuma-plushies/