I am absolutely ECSTATIC to share this plushie with all of you!
It’s the Rilakkuma 3rd Anniversary Fansclub Plushie!
Doesn’t Rilakkuma look so relaxed for his 3rd birthday? I really love his pose – it’s so unique with his arms behind his head and his legs crossed!
This incredible plushie came out in August 2006, making this the oldest plushie in my collection! Wow!
Since Rilakkuma’s 10th anniversary just passed last year in 2013, it’s amazing to see plushies like this from ~back in the day~ when Rilakkuma was only 3 years old! Here’s to many more years with Rilakkuma!
Whew, it was an adventure trying to hunt down a web source for this plushie since the Fansclub website, despite being very thorough in cataloging their more recent releases, doesn’t go all the way back to 2006. I love going through Rilakkuma history!
In other news, check out this Forest Series Rilakkuma lanyard!
Like the plushie, this lanyard has great and special history, too! It was released as a lottery prize at Lawson for the Forest Series in September 2010!
We have to wear our med school ID badges all day, so I’m happy that I can jazz mine up now with some Rilakkuma! Yay – I can’t wait to show it off at school!
Also super appropriate because I actually grow my own mushrooms (Shiitake) at home :D
These next few posts here on Rilakkuma Lifestyle will be dedicated to the reader who so generously and thoughtfully sent me these plushies and Rilakkuma things: Trinie!! You’re a wonderful friend, and I’m so honored and appreciative for the opportunity to write about these plushies and share them with the Rilakkuma community! Thank you so so SO much!
So much more to come soon! Our big anatomy/physiology/histology/embryology exam is going to be weighing me down for the next week or so, but I am really so excited to share all these new Rilakkumas with you – stay tuned!
ETA (9:30 EST): Check out this penguin duo! Penguin Rilakkuma and Penguin? from Sumikko Gurashi at the 2014 Tokyo International Gift Show!
Super glad to see Sumikko Gurashi get a costume suit – in the big leagues now! Can’t wait for the Rilakkuma Penguin Series!
How nice to have new Kuma paraphernalia! I wonder how many bears you can wear at once?
There are never enough!
You are very welcome Faith! I am so honored and touched by your kind words. Thanks so much sharing these with the San x community! That plush of the 3rd anniversary is hard to get so I was lucky to be able to get one for you that was in brand new condition. I did not even notice the sticker on the tag. I have a habit of keeping all of my plushies in their bags due to dirt and dust. You know when I first saw it, I immediately thought of you since you like Rilakkuma the most and he likes to relax and all. Therefore, that pose was perfect since he is relaxing. So happy that you love it and thanks for sharing with everyone. Hope that you will treasure him and all of the other plushies always since they are rare and hard to get.
I definitely feel so lucky to have such a rare plushie in my collection, and in such perfect condition! I will treasure him and the rest of the plushies and things too <3
I felt lucky to get one since that is such an old release. For some odd reason, I thought of you when I saw that plush awhile ago so gad to get it for you. So happy that you love it so much and please treasure and take good care of him.
Good luck on your exam! I know you will do well. Please let us know how it all goes. You are a wonderful friend too. Please keep up the good work and try to relax just like Rilakkuma in that pose. Medical school is tough so want you to relax which is another main reason why I thought of you and sent you that plush.
Thank you so much!! This relaxing Rilakkuma will definitely remind me to not get too stressed out with exams and take a deep breath haha. Rilakkuma really motivates me to do my best! :D
You are welcome and it my honor. It is great to work and study hard but do not over work yourself. Take some moments to relax so you do not burn yourself out.
Kuma, tag art, good friends. What’s not to like?
Exactly! Life is so great with kumas.
Oh!!!! That looks cute I think I should have one haha I also like the party hat with number 3 on top too :)
Me too! We don’t get to see Rilakkuma partying that often haha since he’s so relaxed usually – it’s really a treat!
Yea,san x definitely makes our lives a lot brighter and happier.
Oh that 3rd anniversary is super cute and I love to think of a doctor walking around with Rilakkuma on her badge what a lovely way to add Rilakkuma to your day! That is so sweet of Trinie to send such lovely gifts :D
It’s really so sweet of her! I’m really excited to show the lanyard off since Rilakkuma isn’t too popular over here.
Thanks for all of your kind words. I am so touched. I wish I had more than one to share with other fans but I only got one which was already very hard to get. As we all know, once a release goes past its release date(depending on the popularity of it too), it is really hard to get.