Rilakkuma 3rd Anniversary Fansclub Plushie!

I am absolutely ECSTATIC to share this plushie with all of you!

It’s the Rilakkuma 3rd Anniversary Fansclub Plushie!

Rilakkuma 3rd Anniversary Fansclub Plushie - front

It’s my party, I can relax if I want to~

Rilakkuma 3rd Anniversary Fansclub Plushie - hat detail

A 3 on his party hat for his 3rd birthday!

Rilakkuma 3rd Anniversary Fansclub Plushie - side

Rilakkuma’s relaxing on a giant birthday present!

Rilakkuma 3rd Anniversary Fansclub Plushie - tag art

Tag art! I got extra excited because this plushie has the old authentication sticker, too! And it’s so interesting to see how differently the illustrations looked back in 2006!

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!

Forest Series Rilakkuma Lanyard - full

Yay, mushrooms! I’m sure Mushroom Rilakkuma (Mush-kuma?) would love him :D

Like the plushie, this lanyard has great and special history, too! It was released as a lottery prize at Lawson for the Forest Series in September 2010!

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!

ETA (9:30 EST): Check out this penguin duo! Penguin Rilakkuma and Penguin? from Sumikko Gurashi at the 2014 Tokyo International Gift Show!

Tokyo International Gift Show 2014 - Penguins

2 adorable penguins!

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