Hello from sunny Florida! Ecstatic to share with you all today TWO Tiger Rilakkumas plush!
Two plush Rilakkumas from the AQI Tiger Series, which also features Korilakkuma as a grey tiger in similar poses, as well as a great set of head pillows (Simon’s favorite).
First to highlight is Tiger Rilakkuma Eating Fish/Taiyaki Plush!
I think this design is so, so clever because it’s a cat/tiger eating a fish, and simultaneously also Rilakkuma eating dessert/taiyaki—what a perfect match!
This design looks like it was inspired by a combination of the taiyaki theme from the 2014 Cats Series Loft Exclusive design with the position and tiger elements of the Net Shop Exclusive! Most of the Rilakkuma cat designs from Japan have him as a calico cat, but I do rather like the tiger version because it makes Rilakkuma look so ferocious!
I’m absolutely overjoyed about having this Rilakkuma in my collection now because taiyaki is one of my favorite desserts of all time!
Taiyaki (鯛焼き) is a fish-shaped cake originally from Japan that are commonly filled with delicious custard, chocolate, or red bean. As someone who lives on the East Coast of the United States, we are very behind on the trends, but taiyaki places are even popping up all over around here because of how amazing and delicious they are.
Next is a relaxed Tiger Rilakkuma Laydown Plush!
Love this plush so much, he just hangs out on my lap at all times, and is less scratchy than an actual pet cat. I adore the shape, and I think the design is very well done.
Reminds me a lot of the 2015 Cats Series Net Shop Exclusive in the pose, except calico now turned tiger—you can check out my previous post on that set to compare the two. Though hint: this version is much more affordable if you live in the US!
Like the taiyaki-eating Rilakkuma above, you can add this relaxed Tiger Rilakkuma plush to your collection at ShopAQI.com! Also available in your local Books A Million, Kappa Toy, JapanLA, and IT’SUGAR.
What kind of cat are you? Are you more of a calico, or a tiger?
Hope everyone is enjoying the warm sun! It’s beautiful here in Florida right now, and all I want to do is have Rilakkuma photoshoots outside all day!