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Rilakkuma: Upcoming releases

Thought I should do a quick update on the upcoming Rilakkuma releases. I’ve actually seen all of these pretty early on in my facebook feeds (leaked pictures) but was too busy (or lazy) to put them up on my blog. You might have noticed that I’ve become a lot more active on my blog recently πŸ™‚ That’s probably because of several things:

1) I have just completed my Obstetrics and Gynaecology postgraduate diploma course! In fact, I just did the final exam 3 days ago :)… so that means I don’t have to study for at least another few months!!! (once my GP registrar training programme starts up again in December, I’ll need to study again :() Can I just say, studying and 4 months old baby do NOT mix!

2) My passion in plushie collection has been rekindled – YAY! As much as I love Rilakkuma – new series only get released in small bursts throughout the year… there’s just not enough continuity to keep me interested in blogging (really, I don’t know how you guys do it! I’m looking at you – Ariel, Faith and Wendy). And Richelle – OMG! Your posts are always so a-mazing! How long do you take to write them up?! I’m just not articulate nor patient enough to do what she does πŸ˜›

3) I want to make the most out of my last month of maternity leave :), I’m starting locum work at a local GP clinic next month. That means I want to cut down on gaming (League of Legends) and do more ‘productive’ things, like clean the house up etc Having taken my first baby steps in cutting down gaming, I’ve also made more time to shower my blog with some long-overdue TLC.

4) Baby is 4 months old! Which means she cries less and sleeps better! YAY!!!!! I have my life back! XD

Anyway – OMG! I’m blabbering too much, here are pics of the upcoming Rilakkuma releases as promised!

Halloween 2013

Halloween 2013

OK – so this is this year’s Halloween Rilakkuma! πŸ˜€ To be very honest, I’m not a fan. It appears that Rilakkuma is a werewolf? and Korilakkuma is a vampire? and Kiiroitori is a wizard? And um, not sure how I feel about this… but don’t think I’ll be buying this set. I reckon the best Halloween set is still the 2010 Halloween series.

Wonderland - Marching Band Rilakkuma

Wonderland – Marching Band Rilakkuma

When I first saw the leaked photos of these, I actually really wanted them. But now with my newfound passion in pony collecting, I can’t afford to buy every Rilakkuma Wonderland release anymore – so for now, I’m going to have to give this a miss. I am HOWEVER, probably going to buy the Korilakkuma float one and maaaybe the Rilakkuma float too.

Wonderland - Marching Band Rilakkuma #2

Wonderland – Marching Band Rilakkuma #2

And this is another plushie set with the Marching Band theme, haha, love how Kori’s flag says “Smile and Thankyou”. It’s a store exclusive scheduled for release on 13th July. Unfortunately, I probably won’t be getting these either… 😦

Comic Rilakkuma series

Comic Rilakkuma series

And lastly, the Comic Series! Scheduled for release on the 29th June! They are wearing comics capturing Rilakkuma’s memories of all the good times he’s had with his friends in the last 10 years! XD XD Very cute and meaningful, but regretfully and reluctantly, I’m going to have to give this a miss if I want to be able to buy those epic Wonderland Rilakkuma floats πŸ™‚

So yes – it has been a HUGE year for Rilakkuma πŸ™‚ I’m sure he, Kori and Kiiro have enjoyed their 10th Anniversary year very much! ^-^

In summary, I will only be getting these two from the 10th Anniversary releases:

Will be getting the Korilakkuma float and maaaaybe Rilakkuma's too

Will be getting the Korilakkuma float and maaaaybe Rilakkuma’s too



9 replies »

  1. Wow, congratulations on your certificate!! Good to hear all the studying paid off!

    You’re so right about the Rilakkuma news! It seems like big news of releases in the Rilakkuma world tend to come out in bursts every season instead of slowly and steadily. I think they’ve ramped things up rather significantly because of the 10th anniversary stuff too… with the pre-orders and current releases coming out the way they do, I’m getting a huge influx of plushies in July (Harajuku’s Anniversary, Rilakkuma Wonderland playset, Comics Series, 10th Anniversary event set, Lawson Aloha Rilakkuma) even though the past few months have been relatively uneventful – as in, I’ve pre-ordered a bunch of things, but have only received about 1 plushie set a month, and I’m now realizing that everything I pre-ordered is arriving next month!!

    It’s pretty exhausting just keeping up with Rilakkuma… I can’t believe you’ve been keeping up with Rilakkuma AND My Little Pony AND a baby AND all that studying – that’s incredible!!


    • Thank youuu for your kind words ^-^! Wowies! You have so many cute Rilakkumas coming your way! Can’t wait to see your revelation pics!!!

      “It’s pretty exhausting just keeping up with Rilakkuma” – I agree! esp for you! with all those cute photos of your Rilakkuma plushies πŸ˜€ But I’m sure your followers appreciate all the work and dedication you put in every blog post, and you bringing them all the latest up-to-date Rilakkuma news!!!!! πŸ™‚

      Keep up the great work!!!!!! ^-^ and can’t wait to see your Wonderland collection!!!


  2. Congrats and not having to study is a nice break for you I’m sure. Your little one must be getting big πŸ˜€ Ha ha I feel this year they’ve just gone crazy with news and they do so much in Japan it’s hard to keep up.
    With the Halloween this year I’m weak for Rilakkuma so I’ll be getting it but I expected a much better job 😦 like making Rilakkuma into a full wolf suit and making the head cuter, Ko’s hat is weird >.< and Kii…is in a plastic bag?!?!
    I'll be blowing $200+ on the Wonderland series and I'm not even getting them all ha darn playsets are so cute and expensive!! If you need help in securing any releases let me know πŸ˜‰

    I agree with Faith you're some kind of super woman!! I've had to cut back playing LOL while we move but once we're settled bam I'm back. Always happy to see new posts on your blog πŸ˜€


    • Yay! No wonder! I haven’t seen you on much anymore 😦 was slightly depressed about that XD (haha, just kidding, don’t feel pressured to play, play only if you enjoy it!!!!).

      And oh yes! that’s right! you’ll be in Japan soon! WHICH MEANS YOU HAVE ACCESS TO RILAKKUMA STORES! OMG you’re so LUCKY! XD I can’t wait to see how your Rilakkuma blog develops! πŸ˜€ And thank you for offering to secure releases for me! πŸ™‚ but I wouldn’t want to trouble you in that way at all!!!! πŸ˜€

      Hahaha, I agree with your Halloween statements πŸ˜€ but yea, they’re not that bad I guess hehe, maybe they’re the sort that looks fantastic in person?! Can’t wait to see your reveal for them πŸ˜€

      And wow! You have a lot of cuties coming your way too! Can’t wait to see them all ^-^

      And thanks for your kind comments hehe!!!


  3. Congrats on completing your certificate! I hope you’ll buy a ton of Rilakkuma goodies to reward yourself πŸ™‚

    Aww, thank you! I’m happy you think I do amazing posts! Haha, my posts can range anywhere from an hour to three hours depending on whether I have to take my own pictures or not (omg the watermark takes forever). I also usually screen cap the San-x releases and just upload them.

    I won’t be getting the Halloween ones but ugh, the Wonderland series are so cute! Curse you San-x! I don’t think I’ll be getting any of the floats though…they’re so cute but they look huge and sadly, I just don’t have the room for them T____T


    • OMG! I just wrote a long reply to your comment and I lost it all XO

      Stupid buggy wordpress!!!

      Let me start again –

      First of all – OMG! 1-3 hours!!!! Now THAT’S called dedication! But rest assured and be happy that it truly shows on your awesome posts :). Your watermarks are pretty and classy too πŸ™‚ with mine I just line all my photos up in photoshop and spam ctrl+v on anywhere that’s not too obtrusive so it doesn’t take long for me πŸ˜€

      And as for the floats, yes! I tried to justify and persuade myself from getting them because I also have no room for them – but in the end, I succumbed and decided to get them because they’re just too special for me to miss out >.< and yea – I would like to see how the halloween plushies end up looking like before deciding to buy them.

      And lastly, THANK YOU! I think I have rewarded myself enough (TOO MUCH) already HAHAHAHA! XD


  4. Congrats on completing your course, you are not lazy at all lol, you are definitely busy! It’s amazing that you are able to study while dealing with a newborn! I cannot imagine myself in the same shoes with my daughter, she was a handful. I only do my blogging with the little one is napping so I don’t update as often as well hehe.

    Anyway I am so overwhelmed with the number of rilakkuma plushies San-x is releasing! The wonderland series is totaling to too much $$. Time to pick and choose! I am glad you decided to preorder the red jacket set, definitely a fav of mine. I agree that the 2010 Halloween series is the best one lol, back when I saw them on your blog, that’s when I decided to hunt for them. Ended up being probably my most expensive set but so worth it. ^_^ The design this year doesn’t seem to be too exciting or maybe the pictures were leaked too early? I don’t get too excited about Halloween until maybe September. Summer is too early lol.

    Enjoy the rest of your time off!


    • Hi Wendy πŸ˜€ thank you for your kind words! Yes, having a newborn does keep me on my toes haha XD but totally worth it. I am the same! I can only blog when she’s napping too!!! XD in fact – I started writing this reply an hour ago, but had to tend to her as she woke up prematurely :< and I think she's teething at the moment so she's real grumpy and fights sleep a lot. I agree with you, the red jacket set is my fav out of the 10th Anniversary releases too! Excited to see what you end up choosing to buy!!! and I hope your little one is doing well too!!!!!!


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