Thursday, August 30, 2012

Updated Wishlist

Soooo, I started my last entry with talk about how I've not been into collecting kawaii lately... and then of course I find plushies I need to have. IRONY.

Anyway, here are the cuties tugging on my heart (and purse) strings!

AHHH! I totally was wishing for Christmas Arpakasso and they MADE THEM! [flails] I want the reindeer and the snowman! These are going to be released in 3 different sizes, it seems.

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It seems that San-X also has some super cute stuff coming out. This series is called Sumikkogurashi (すみっコぐらし). Loooove the plushes! So freaking cute! That little brown guy is a pork cutlet! A PORK CUTLET! OMG! SO CUTE! I love how Japan celebrates random little things like pork cutlet characters. If you hear of any sellers or websites stocking these, please let me know!

I also saw a picture on Facebook from Tamaya (kawaii seller/store in California) of some cute dog (French bulldog, maybe?) merchandise also from San-X. I couldn't find that character on the San-X website, however, so I'm not sure if it's a special exclusive line or what.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kawaii Drought

Hey guys!

I've not posted in nearly a month and that's awful >__<  The truth is, I go through waxing and waning periods with kawaii collecting, and this is one of those waning periods. I've shifted my purchasing focus to something completely unrelated to kawaii (my husband and I hope to start a family next year so I have been stockpiling baby items) and so very few kawaii packages are arriving to my mailbox.

Anyway, I bought a large Arpakasso on eBay a few weeks back (it was actually my 'holy grail' Arp~a super hard to find curly-haired brown llama style without eyelashes. I don't know that it's even authentic but I don't care. I love him! I believe the seller has a second on eBay right now... so much for being hard to find! :P) but have no pictures yet. I also bought a remote-controlled Mameshiba toy :D

I have two Arpakasso items on pre-order: a white backpack and a small purple backpack pouch. Those won't be released for about another month so I will probably not have any more new Arpakasso cuteness until then. I am not crazy about most of the new series coming out. I don't really understand why they are making the Starbucks-themed line... I hate coffee so I guess I am just biased. [shrugs] I could take or leave the sparkly tiara and Candy Kid plushes. I do love the recent pirates and the Olympics guys, though. I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will release some Halloween ones this year! Or even Xmas themed.