Please give a warm welcome to Shinkansen Rilakkuma!
Super adorable! This bear-turned-train/train-turned-bear was released August 2014 to commemorate the Tōkaidō Shinkansen’s 50th birthday!
The Shinkansen (新幹線) is a network of high-speed railways in Japan, and the Tōkaidō Shinkansen is the world’s busiest high-speed rail line – it has transported more passengers than any other line in the world!
Richelle mentioned that this Shinkansen Rilakkuma kinda looks like an airplane haha – especially since trains aren’t terribly commonplace where I’m from, I’d agree too haha.
You know, I never thought of myself as someone who was really fanatical about transportation, but I’ve collected all of the train line-related Rilakkumas so far (Yamanote, Dr. Yellow, and now Shinkansen) so who knows anymore haha.
NYC Rilakkuma fans! Rilakkuma Day is coming to FAO Schwarz NYC on October 11 from 1-4PM!
This event will feature a special Rilakkuma photo booth, Rilakkuma prize packs for those who post their Rilakkuma day photos on social media, Rilakkuma-themed lolita girls, as well as the latest Rilakkuma goods!
Even if you can’t make the event, Rilakkuma displays will be up at the NYC FAO Schwarz for the rest of October!
Since I’m all the way down south here in Florida, I unfortunately will not be able to attend T^T but! I’ll be interviewing the lead organizer of this event afterwards, so stay tuned!
If you do end up attending, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org – I would love to hear how you thought the event went!
In other news, check out the newest iteration of Mister Donut x Rilakkuma for 2014!
This year’s collaboration includes 3 blanket designs (70 cm x 120 cm) featuring Rilakkuma and pals with the many different donut types offered at Mister Donut!
From what I understand, for every purchase over 300円 at a participating Mister Donut, you get a card, and then you can redeem 8 cards for one of these special edition Misdo Rilakkuma blankets – wow!
If I can, I’m gonna try to snag one on the auctions! It’s about to start getting chilly (well, relatively), so I could use a nice warm blanket! I’m thinking the pink or blue design right now – which do you like best?
Rilakkuma’s collaborations with Mister Donut have always held a special place in my heart – my Misdo Rilakkuma plushie was one of the first in my collection!
Lots of cool Rilakkuma things for the month of October! What are you looking forward to the most?
More pillow pet-like Rilakkuma! Haha, I really love the design for these train plushies.
I’m close to New York and I’m actually attempting to find a way to get there! Although it’s not set in stone. I’ve been dying to go to a Rilakkuma event and most of them have been so far away. If I do manage to go I will shoot you an e-mail :)
No way!! I’m so jealous! I always wondered what it would be like to go – there was a fashion show event in LA last year that looked really incredible, too! I hope Rilakkuma gets big enough that they start holding more events around the country :D
I love the campaign I’ve been waiting for so long for them to do something with Misdo again! I’m trying to get the pink one because they have Misdo uniforms on hehe. I hope the make plushies sometime again too~ Oh wow I can’t wait to read your interview. Your new plushie is so cute I like him so much!!! And as always I love the tag art.
I think I’m gonna try to get the pink one too! I love their little Misdo uniforms hehehe. Hopefully this collab follows the other Misdo blanket collab and ends up somewhat cheap on the auctions so I can snag one!
Ooo I really like the design of the Shinkansen Rilakkuma! I find it looks better than the Dr. Yellow one! The detailing is crazy, I love how they even put two doors on his side.
Omg, that’s Canadian Thanksgiving weekend! I’ve been wanting to head to NYC for so long and this seems like a perfect time! I think the signs are all pointing for me to head down there!
WOW!! That’s so awesome! I can’t wait to hear the scoop from you – be sure to take lots of photos so I can live vicariously through you hahaha
i got them all >__<
i mean the misdo rilakkuma blanket >__<
Yay awesome!! They look so soft!! :D I ordered the pink one, but it’s kind of lost in the mail right now – I hope I get it soon!!