For those of you that are curious what my current collection looks like, here’s a photo of it (please note two of the plushies have been sold already after taking this photo):
I realized a few of them have been cut off… and please ignore the unaesthetic trash can in the corner.
These past few months have been really chaotic. I have moved to another country for graduate school, hence why I haven’t been able to get my hands on the plushes I intended to sell in the first place. For those that have emailed or commented regarding a certain plush, I have responded you!
As we all know, this year is the year of the Monkey. I have been collecting all the zodiac Kiiroitoris since I started collecting the plushes (so I have the year of the Rabbit till now). Due to being so busy I missed out my chance of snagging the Monkey Kiiroitori and by the time I started actively searching for it, the regular places I usually buy them from are sold out or the prices were extremely high.
I am really happy though that I got super lucky with a bidding and also ended up not having to pay for international shipping!! I forgot to take more photos before having my parents bring it back home when they were visiting.
Also a super non-related Rilakkuma thing. I’ve been collecting ‘Tsum Tsum’ this past year and a half. This is Disney’s not-so-new anymore plush series where each character is made into a small size plush and you stack them! These are a lot more affordable to collect than Rilakkuma plushes (since they retail at $5.99 each now after they increased it by a dollar -__-). Here’s my collection:
You can see my Zodiac Kiiroitoris on the bottom shelf as well! If you collect ‘Tsum Tsum’ please let me know! I’m planning on selling a few of mine as well 😀
This series is coming out this month. It’s such an unique concept (and a lot more sophisticated as well). Some of the items in this series are super adorable! The plushies themselves are also super cute. The Rilakkumas are made out of denim material and make a good present (and it looks expensively made too)!
The plushies come in three sizes. What’s different about these plushies compare to the other ones is that you’re able to make Rilakkuma sit on the table without tipping off. This will make a wonderful piece if you want to display a Rilakkuma plush on your desk or display shelf!
STORE ANNIVERSARY SERIES
Omg it’s that time again when it’s not one but TWO store anniversaries! In April both the Kobe and Fujimi stores are celebrating their 2nd and 1st year store anniversary! As we know the drill, they always release special plushies to celebrate the store anniversary.
The theme this year (for the store anniversary series) appears to be European themed.
Fujimi (which I sadly didn’t know had a Rilakkuma store since i was MIA), will be celebrating their first anniversary. Rilakkuma’s outfit reminds me of Britain’s army red dress uniform while Korilakkuma’s outfit reminds me of a Scottish uniform. I’m a bit unimpressed that they didn’t give Kiiroitori an uniform and instead put him in a London Double Decker bus.
This set will be on sale April 9th, Saturday. The price of each one is 1580 yen not including tax. Also if you buy over 2,000 yen on the store anniversary day, you will also be awarded with the limited edition novelty pins! There are two designs given out on either April 9th or April 10th!
To be honest, I would prefer the pins over the plushies….
Kobe’s anniversary store design has a similar concept. Rilakkuma’s dress up reminds me of Napoleon, while Korilakkuma reminds me of a ballerina dancing to Swan Lake Ballet (and holding a penguin instead of a swan). I’m once again disappointed with Kiiroitori’s design…
This set goes for 1580 yen (per plush) as well and they’re on sale on April 16th, Saturday. Just like the Fujimi store, if you spend over 2000 yen you will also get a limited edition novelty pin as a gift!
SEA OTTER THEME
The final announcement I’m going to make is the sea otter series! Many of you probably already know about this. In May, San-X will be releasing the sea otter theme. The series is super adorable, perfect for those that love sea otters and the marine life!
The plushies are super adorable! I kind of wished Kiiroitori was also in a sea otter outfit though I love his squid outfit (he kind of reminds me of an UFO)!
There will also be a giant sized Rilakkuma (on right) and it seems like there might be 2 designs being released for the bigger size. I’m assuming the other design might be Korilakkuma.
San-X has will also be releasing along with this series a raffle. The prizes in the raffle are pretty cute and I’d be happy with any prize I get if I play the raffle. It costs 556 yen to play for a turn (and I feel like the price went up again for the raffle!).
What do you guys think? Will you be getting any of the new series? Let me know!