Rilakkuma Shop Christmas Event Review!

Back from a spontaneous trip to Brandon, Florida to meet Rilakkuma at the US Rilakkuma Shop’s December Christmas event at the Westfield Brandon Mall!

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Simon and I showing off our Rilakkuma plush (BD Bear and Santa Rilakkuma from the Christmas 2011 Net Shop Exclusive) with Rilakkuma and the Rilakkuma lolita girls!

I had an absolute BLAST meeting Rilakkuma and the Rilakkuma lolita girls, checking out the new merchandise, and being SURROUNDED BY RILAKKUMA!

For a quick walkthrough, I shot a quick video of the new merchandise highlights on the Rilakkuma Lifestyle Facebook page, check it out!

So much fun!

Also posted more video of Rilakkuma scooting around back and forth from the photoshoot area to the backroom, so check that out, too!

Now let’s have a closer look at some of the new merchandise!

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Illustrious otters! The otter series has arrived in the US in the form of super adorable Rilakkumas in grey otter suits. Perfect laying down or sitting up!

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Inspired by the 2016 Otter Series that was originally released in Japan, these otters are super cute, with bright, vibrant colors. Korilakkuma represented here as a rare *pink* sea otter, hehehe

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For shape reasons, Kiiroitori did not get their own otter suit, but instead has manifested as a fish companion!

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Of course, with Rilakkuma otter plush, come Rilakkuma otter blind boxes! Pick one up, and you get one of six designs, but you don’t know which!

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Another breathtaking new addition since my last visit, emergence of the Honeybee Series! Sleepy Rilakkuma here probably ate too much honey. This series was inspired by the Rilakkuma Meets Honey Series that was originally released in 2011, and this sleepy Rilakkuma looks a lot like the Rilakkuma Store Exclusive design—awesome! Not pictured to his right, Honeybee Rilakkuma plush standing upright (better look in my video, above!).

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Korilakkuma here has a very lovely fluffy fur lining on her honeybee hood, and she looks like she behaved and didn’t overindulge on honey to the point of passing out unlike Rilakkuma. Not pictured: standing Korilakkuma honeybee plush.

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Another new surprise, these EXTRA FLUFFY Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma plushes! They remind me a lot of the My Only Rilakkuma Series from 2013!

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A fluffy Rilakkuma plush of Rilakkuma relaxing on his side! I think this one is so unique because to my knowledge, there isn’t a design exactly like this one in this size that’s been released in Japan before!

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Finally, an amazing special set to grace the US, the Sumikko Gurashi 5th Anniversary overseas exclusive series! Really beautiful, and we are so lucky to have this here, as this series is only sold outside of Japan! My favorite is the Egyptian Sphinx Neko with the pyramid on the side! Make sure to add these to your collection as they aren’t sold in Japan!

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Finally, the last of the Denim Rilakkumas!! These are the last ones, and this is one of my absolute favorite series—get them while you can!!

Overall, such a great experience! I love being surrounded by Rilakkuma and other Rilakkuma fans!

Did you go to the Rilakkuma Shop December event? What did you think, and what did you get? Let me know in the comments!

It’s such a blessing to have a Rilakkuma Shop so nearby! Can’t wait for the next event!

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