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!
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!
Super glad to see Sumikko Gurashi get a costume suit – in the big leagues now! Can’t wait for the Rilakkuma Penguin Series!