Wow, it feels too early to think about 2014 already, but I guess it’s already around the corner!
2014 marks the year of the horse, and to celebrate, San-X will be releasing their yearly zodiac plushie!
The price is a random 1,764円 each, and they go on sale at Rilakkuma Stores everywhere (including the Net Shop) on December 7, while select international stores will have a delayed released (generally about a month or two later).
I think I’ll have to pick at least one of these up since I was born in the year of the horse! In fact, due to my birth year (1990), I’m actually a metal horse. Apparently, that means I have a really unpredictable personality – but I’ve never really been one for horoscopes haha.
I’ll probably wait for the international release and buy from a US carrier so I can save a bit on shipping.
There’s really been quite a large representation of quadrapeds in the Rilakkuma lineup this year, hasn’t there? Rilakkuma and friends were sheep (Aries)/bull (Taurus)/lion (Leo)/goat (Capricorn) for the Zodiac, riding horses in Wonderland, being deer for Happy Natural Time, and now they’re dressed as horses! Definitely lots of animals this year haha.
In other news, I caved and bought a Rilakkuma scarf from their recent knitwear line – but hey, it’s been getting a little windy and chilly over here, so it’ll definitely see a lot of use. Can’t wait until it gets here!
OMG how cute! The faces on them are so funny! hahah
Hahaha yeah, the horses’ faces are so goofy and playful compared to Rilakkuma’s
Horse with no name?
it felt good to be out of the rain
:)) could be a neigh for me. But then once again, you will never know. The power of attraction that Rilakkuma holds.:D
Yes please!! Do show us your beautiful scarf when you have received it!!:))
Hahaha yes yes, I am also familiar with the feeling of saying no at first but getting won over – the power of Rilakkuma is too strong hahaha :D
Oh gosh, do not remind me. I am trying to fight the urges so I can save money, but as you guys say, the power of Rilakkuma is too strong. If I do not get something then I am afraid I may regret it down the road and then have to spend so much more time and money just to get it which is how it is with some of the older releases. As we know, once an item is past the release date, they become so rare and so much harder to get.
I saw this release on another site and have been looking forward to them. My mommy is a horse too. Wow, rilakkuma lifestyle, I did not realize that you are so young! It makes me feel really old! I may get the 2 bears for this series but not sure about the chick since the chick surely does not look like a decent horse.
Yay for more horses! I’m the only horse in my family.
Hahaha am I really so young? I guess I never really thought about it before haha.
Yes, I love horses and my mom and one of my nephews are horses too. I am a goat born in 1979 so am 11 years older than you. My family does not understand why I love San x plush and plushies so much. They think I am too old. My sister in law says that I am like a little girl. I do look younger than my actual age. I am a child at heart and never feel I am too old for San X or anything.
You are really young and I really miss being in my 20s.
At first my family thought me liking Rilakkuma was a little strange, but after a while they got influenced by the power of Rilakkuma haha and now they love him too! All of my family has at least one Rilakkuma now :) I think it’s one of the only things all of us have in common actually!
Which one are your favorite? My favorite is the white bear. I usually like Korilakumma the most but it depends on the style. There are times I like the chick and brown bear the most.
I actually tend to buy the brown bears more often, but I think many people in my family actually like the Korilakkumas the most haha. I think I give a lot more attention to Rilakkuma, and if I can only get one character from a release, I usually only choose the Rilakkuma haha.
I have noticed that from your plushies collection. I generally like Korrilakumma the most but it depends on the style.
If I was moly allowed to get one I usually get Korillakumma. I guess that is where we are different.
Meant to say “only”, gosh I need the edit button.
Wow I like them but hmm this will have to be a see in person kind of thing, because they’re not as cute as I thought, I was hoping for a full horse costume. I wonder what kind of other products they’ll be releasing with this line. Maybe a cute caravan. There were truly lots of animals this year!
Yay I can’t wait to see your scarf. He he I don’t think you’re so young we’re almost the same age ;)
Yeah, I was also hoping for a fuller horse costume too (esp with the little cartoon that came with the leak Angel posted: http://rilalove.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/leaked-year-of-the-horse-plushies/), but I think the zodiac releases tend to be a little sparse on the clothing haha.
I might just wait around for the other releases since there’s usually a lot of stock on these plushies, so I can be patient and wait around for other releases without worrying that this one will sell out – I just feel obligated because it’s my year hahaha
Yeah that’s true, oh you know that design might be the caravan, I hope it is! I wonder where Angel has gone it’s been a long time :(
Oh they used the same design here too http://www.kiddyland.co.jp/etc/rila_osechi2014/
Maybe they’ll make a big one like they did with the snake :)
Oh wow, good find! It is a pretty cute and festive illustration, I really hope they develop that one too and I’d probably buy that one instead!
I wonder where Angel’s gone too – I really loved her posts!
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Omg, everyone is younger than me! I feel like an old lady T______T
I’m not crazy about those designs. They look a little weird and Kiiroitori’s costume looks like it’s too big and baggy on him. I think Korilakuma looks the best out of the group.
Yeah, I’m actually not to crazy about them either, but since it’s my zodiac year, I kinda feel obligated hahaha. Plus, it’s a pretty low stress purchase since international stores usually get stock, so I won’t feel like I’m breaking the bank with these guys – I hope they come out with a second design like Ariel mentioned, I’d definitely drop my money on that!
Hi! Do you know where I can get all this cute rilakkuma plushies in Singapore? Can’t stand it really want some!!
Hi! If you scroll down to the “Singapore” section of the international carriers list, you should be able to find some local stores: http://www.san-x.jp/SHOP_LIST.html I’m not sure how often San-X updates this list, so definitely call and double-check with the store to make sure they will carry it and when before you go! The international (non-Japan) stores usually get plushies a few weeks/months after the Japanese stores, so you may have to wait a little for them to be sold in your country.
Happy Rilakkuma shopping :)
CUTE! Too cute!! (*^_^*)
Eeee yay I’m so glad you think so! They really are adorable, and now I can’t wait for the new year! :D