Spring really came in full force this year – temperatures are already breaching over 90° F over here!
In the meantime, cool down by checking out this super suave drummer (timpanist) Rilakkuma!
This talented Rilakkuma is just one member of an entire marching band of Rilakkumas from the Rilakkuma Wonderland Series from July 2013. I remember being super baffled by this plushie in particular because I didn’t know what was really going on with his snout? But I’ve really grown to love this design, and his expression while chewing is so adorable!
A few bits and pieces of Rilakkuma news from April:
The famous JR Yamanote Line x Rilakkuma collaboration expanded to include Kiiroitori!
Super cool, and I’ve really loved this line since its debut last summer – but will Korilakkuma get her own outfit one day, too?
And, Rilakkuma gets suited up for soccer (or is it football?) with the Japan National Team!
Adorable! I’m not much of a sports fan, but I can appreciate when Rilakkuma takes a break from being lazy (hahaha) and gets his exercise in hehehe.
Hungry for more Rilakkuma? New Rilakkuma collector Ellie has started her own Rilakkuma collection blog – she only started collecting about a month ago, and she already has a great and diverse collection. Be sure to check out her blog!
Also, Rilakkuma Lifestyle now as an Instagram! Just for simple, silly photos that I snap of my collection when I get a free moment.
I regrettably haven’t updated the Rilakkuma Lifestyle tumblr recently (which was the site that started it all for me! Even before this blog existed) but I’ll make more time for Rilakkuma photoshoots once my first year of medical school finishes up in 2 weeks. I just have to power my way through hematology/oncology – I can’t believe I’m so close to being done with my first year!
I wonder if you can buy a human-sized Yamanote line backback!
I would love one! Backback hehehehe
I love the Wonderland Series! Although it’s one hefty series plushie-wise, you’ve got an entire marching band to collect! Also, loving the props on the Yamanote plushie, I love Rilakkumas with props.
And thank you for the shoutout! It’s an honor :D
Yeah, I completely agree – the Wonderland Series was pretty overwhelming for me because there were so many plushies they released, it was tough ot keep track of haha. Maybe one day I’ll collect the whole band, but for now, the drummer will get to be a soloist haha.
No problem with the shoutout! I love seeing new Rilakkuma blogs popping up :D
Your new kuma is so cute, I was wondering if you’d get him :D yeah they say soccer in Japan too (yay). Oh I must follow you then~ good luck with the rest of school, you can do it and remember to relax like Rilakkuma once in a while!
Alright a new collector how awesome, I’ll check out her blog for sure!!
Oh good that it’s soccer too haha I never really know what to say.
Yay instagram! I feel like I’m really behind on stuff like instagram since I don’t have a real smartphone (I’m using an iPad haha), but it’s cute and fun, and there’s lots of Rilakkuma stuff there too! :3