I’m back!

Whew – I feel like I’ve been gone forever! So much Rilakkuma news has happened while I’ve been away!

But I was so excited to come home to a special Rilakkuma gift from the lovely Ariel at Rilakkuma Desu: the first Rilakkumagazine!!

Rilakkumagazine - front

Aloha Rilakkuma cover!

Rilakkumagazine - inside

The magazine folds out to reveal a ton of content! One side has a brief overview of Rilakkuma history, and the other side has details about the Aloha Rilakkuma series, along with some other Rilakkuma news (like the Baseball release).

rilakkumagazine-3

The back panel is my favorite! It features a Rilakkuma plushie adventuring around Hawaii – the photos are kind of like Rilakkuma Lifestyle tumblr style!

Such a wonderful way to be welcomed home! I hope they make more Rilakkumagazines in the future!

Also, my sister has officially started her study abroad program in Japan; you can read about all her (largely food-related) adventures on her new blog!

As a thoughtful sister understanding of my Rilakkuma addiction, she was nice enough to get a magnet set from the KFC x Rilakkuma campaign going on:

KFC x Rilakkuma 2013 - magnet

You can punch out the 4 magnets to make a photo frame!

Yay! Maybe I can snag a box too when I got to Japan next month to visit her :)

In other news, have y’all seen these new mascot towels?

Rilakkuma mascot towels - all

So cute how they can be wrapped to look like towel plushies!

Aww they’re each holding 4 leaf clovers! They’re scheduled to come out on June 8 in Rilakkuma Stores.

PS Remember when I submitted a photo of my Rilakkuma for San-X’s Facebook photo contest?

Well, they announced the winners, and my photo wasn’t chosen T^T It’s a little confusing to me because most of the winners had under 10 votes, and some had no votes at all! I smell something fishy! I definitely saw a lot of other photos with a lot of votes that didn’t get chosen either – what a bummer.

Oh well… Thanks everyone who voted for me – I really appreciate everyone’s support, and I’m so incredibly happy to know there are so many great Rilakkuma lovers around :) Y’all are the best!

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6 thoughts on “I’m back!

  1. Yay your back :D I know so much is going on now in the Rilakkuma world~ It’s weird that the comic series is released for the same day as Harajuku’s Anniversary?! Awesome your sis is in Japan. When do you leave? Wow those magnets look so cute >.<

    • Oh hey yeah I didn’t even realize that was an anniversary day, how awesome! I wonder what the anniversary set will look like.

      I’m leaving the states for Japan on June 19, and staying for a week :) haven’t confirmed all the plans yet, but probably staying in the Tokyo area, I think (the planning is kind of out of my hands; I’m just along for the ride!).

  2. Welcome back!!

    That magazine is so cute! I definitely agree that the back panel is similar to your rilakkuma photoshoots!

    Rilakkuma really is doing collaborations with everyone! I would totally have KFC just to get the goodies, it’s like when I have a Happy Meal just to get the toy….

    Oh my gosh, those towels are amazing!! Tempted to get one…

    • Haha I’m definitely the type to go to fast food places more often with these kind of promotions (which means the marketing is working haha) – I totally went Happy Meal crazy for the McDonalds beanie baby promo back in the day too…

  3. Welcome back!! The KFC magnet set is so cute! Such a thoughtful sister :) I was so happy when I got the rilakkumagazine hehe, hopefully they do release more. It will become my mission to collect them all hehe

    • Thanks! I’m really hoping they do more “magazines” – they’re so adorable, and such a nice addition to any Rilakkuma collection :) though they look more like pamphlets to me haha they’re still really great!

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