The Rilakkuma Reference Sheet!

Hey, so if you ever wondered how I think about Rilakkuma things, here’s a little peek –

I’m opening up my Rilakkuma Reference Sheet for everyone to see!

These are basically the notes I use to keep track of Rilakkuma plushie releases.

Because San-X sometimes separates out their news over a few different sites (especially with their recent site overhauls), I decided to compile all the links to remember all the old series!

From what Ariel posted, looks like the current Rilakkuma Fan magazine has a pretty good timeline, too! Except I can’t read Japanese haha, so this reference sheet is all in English of course hahaha

The only major thing that really bothers me is that I had to remove a lot of the old Net Shop links because most of them got broken in the recent revamp, booo… I tried to link them to other similar “official” pages like Net Shop Blog posts, but I think I might be missing a few (e.g. the 2011 Net Shop Exclusive links to the Modes4U post right now haha). It’s a shame because Net Shop Exclusives are some of my favorites.

Obviously, I come from a huge Rilakkuma plushie angle, so many of the non-plushie releases I probably skipped over.

Major things missing:

  • Jewelry
  • Rilakkuma Natural
  • Books/manga
  • Most furniture, kitchenware, and bags (though some snuck through)
  • Ito Yokado products (plates, mainly)
  • Fansclubs – the Fansclub website already does a wonderful job timeline-ing their releases, so I usually just use theirs.

Maybe I’ll add them in the future? It’s already hectic enough keeping up with plushies alone right now hahaha

Anyway, I hope this can be a good resource for some people who want to look at the history of Rilakkuma. For example, seeing how many plushies came out for Rilakkuma’s 5th anniversary makes me understand why there’s so much happening this year for the 10th!

Right now, I mainly use it to predict what time in the year to expect big releases and such, so my bank account can prepare itself appropriately, of course haha.