YumeTwins – Japanese Kawaii May 2018

YumeTwins – Japanese Kawaii May 2018

YumeTwins is a monthly box of Japanese kawaii products from Tokyo. It is part of the TokyoTreat subscription box group which also includes TokyoTreat and nomakenolife. Each box contains 6 – 8 kawaii items including plushies and lifestyle goods plus premium anime brands.

They have one-, three-, six-, and 12-month subscriptions costing $35.00, $33.50, $32.00, and $31.50 per month respectively.At current exchange rates this is £25.87, £24.76, £23.65, and £23.28. Shipping is free.

This month’s theme is Pom-Pom Sunshine! It’s very appropriate as finally the sun has come out and it looks line Spring is here at last.

The menu booklet contains a full contents list, plus other fun stuff including the featured item and a little something about kawaii culture in Japan.

This month’s plushie is the second in a three-month series of Sanrio plushies.

This is Pompompurin, a gorgeous yellow dog who wears a little beret.

This is a Chick Kitchen Spoon. It has a textured bowl, which is the kind of spoon that us used for serving rice in Japan. However it also stands up on its little feet, so can be used as a regular spoon and put on display!

These are a set of Cafe Holographic Stickers. There are 48 little food stickers, plus two larger ones showing a cafe-style blackboard. They’re small but very cute and detailed.

This Kawaii Leisure Sheet would be very handy to take on a picnic. There were three possible designs, and I got Sumikko Gurashi. It’s plastic and waterproof, so great for putting food on.

This month’s squishy is in the shape of a taiyaki, a traditional Japanese pastry.

Finally, we have a Japanese Canvas Tote Bag. It comes in five different designs, and I really like these cute cats!

This is a lovely selection of items with great practical use.

The plushie, like last month’s, is fantastically cute and cuddly. YumeTwins always do great plushies and it’s really nice to have some of the famous kawaii characters!

I’m not so much into squishies, but I have friends who collect them and are always happy to have new ones. Also, this one is in a nice shape, I really want to try one of the actual pastries, they look delicious!

The stickers are small, but there is a really generous quantity. The little food pictures are remarkably detailed and realistic, and they will be great for decorating a journal or notebook.

I think the spoon is really fun! I’ve seen this kind of rice server before, though not in such a crazy shape. It would also be a fun thing to use around Easter.

I love the design of the bag, though I do wish it was a little bit bigger. However it’s nice thick canvas, and I think it would be great to carry around.

My favorite item is actually the leisure sheet. It has a really cute design, but I think it’s actually really practical. It’s woven plastic material, so I think it would be perfect for setting out food outdoors. You wouldn’t have to worry about it getting dirty or having things spilled on it, like a regular picnic blanket, and now the weather is warmer it’s going to be very handy for picnics!

Value-wise, their items always come direct  from Japan, so while it is sometimes possible to source them in the UK or Europe it can be tricky. On the odd occasion I’ve been able to find something on a UK site the price is always remarkably high, so I’m always confident the value is excellent!

 

Our score: 9.0/ 10

Another lovely collection of kawaii goodies, with a great combination of cute and practical!

  • Quality of products8
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products9

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