中秋節快樂! Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
To celebrate the beautiful harvest moon, check out this blast from the past: Strawberry Series Caravan Rilakkuma!
Yum! I feel like I can never say no to a strawbear! I love the simplicity of this design :)
This bear was the Caravan Exclusive design for the Strawberry Series that came out in February 2009 – wow!
Totally an impulse buy, and such a steal! I usually browse through the Rilakkuma auctions on Yahoo Japan for stress relief haha, and grabbed this guy for just 500円 – that’s less than $5 USD!
Speaking of buying, there are a couple of sales going on in the Rilakkuma fan community!
For Rilakkuma fans in the United States, Ane is selling:
- Staying Up Late (夜ふかし) Rilakkuma (with tag) and Kiiroitori (without tag), both in good condition, originally released October 2009. Discounts available if both are purchased together.
- Fansclub Sweets & Sweets Rilakkuma (new with tag), originally released February 2012.
- Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma keychains for $5-6.
For inquires, please contact Ane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And furthermore, famed and former Rilakkuma blogger Mary/Moggymawee is selling her ENTIRE Rilakkuma collection!
Check out her collection on Facebook – a few of her plushies will be listed on eBay, too!
Her collection is super expansive with lots of amazing plushies from throughout the years. All of her plushies have never been played with, and all have their original tags.
If you’re interested, please message Mary at email@example.com!
Mary was the Rilakkuma blogger who inspired me to start blogging – how exciting that her entire collection is for sale!
My wallet is weak from the summer releases still, but hopefully some of you can take part in this!
In other news: San-X is at the Tokyo International Gift Show! Is that a sneak peak of the upcoming Cat Series I see?
Wow! In addition to a taiyaki Rilakkuma (YAY), I also spy some giant Korilakkuma/Kiiroitori cats, a lounging Rilakkuma with kitten, a kitten Korilakkuma in a box, and Kiiroitori in a sailor’s outfit! What other new designs can you spot?
Looks like there are a lot of great things to come in the up coming year for the Rilakkuma world!
San-X also had a lot of other cool displays at the Gift Show this year:
Fantastic! I love seeing Rilakkuma displays so I can get ideas for my own home display hehehe.
Have you heard about the Hello Kitty convention coming to the US at the end of October? I hope Rilakkuma will get popular enough to have a convention in the US eventually, too!
And finally, in Sumikko Gurashi news, check out this fabulous Sumikko Gurashi Christmas 2014 Net Shop Exclusive!
Couldn’t let Rilakkuma and friends have all the fun this year!
As always, the details are incredible! From the little crane claw in the corner to the pickle in the stocking (I especially love that the home is made of soft bricks), everything is so adorably cute and detailed!
This handsome set is 7,500円. Pre-orders are open from now until September 30, with delivery expected in December.
Haha lots of holiday news recently – do I have to start getting into the holiday mood? It’s still in the 90’s here in Florida, so it still feels like summer!