Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Adorable Japanese Toy Overload!

I got a little personal in my last post, so this time I'm going to counterbalance it by talking about cute Japanese toys that were announced recently!

First up, the European company, 1UP2P, has some out with some officially licensed Bubble Bobble plush toys of both Bub and Bob that are beyond adorable! I've always loved Bubble Bobble and have fond memories of late night gaming sessions with my friends where we managed to beat the final boss! European residents should be able to nab them soon from 1UP2P's website and those in the US can get them from Unbox Industries. (I guess these plushies aren't technically Japanese but they're licensed from a Japanese company so close enough!)  

(Via Nintendo Life)

Next, new EarthBound / Mother 2 figures are coming out in Japan in honor of the game's 20th anniversary! (Oh, god!  Has it really been 20 years??) The figures are of the main cast and Mr. Saturn! I love the Mother series, so I have a feeling I'm going to be trolling gachapon machines in October trying to collect these!

(Via Akihabara News and apricotsushi)

Finally, Japanese convenience store chain, Lawson, has teamed up with San-X to make these crazy Rilakkuma vegetable plushies! (Rilakkuma is an adorable relaxation loving teddy bear mascot character whose name is a portmanteau of the English word "relax" and the Japanese word for "bear") I can't take how cute these are especially the eggplant Korilakkuma one!! I've loved Japanese cartoon eggplants ever since playing Kid Icarus and Ice Climber! Sadly, it looks like these are only sold in Lawson convenience stores, so you're out of luck unless you're in Japan.

That's all for now, but maybe I'll make this a recurring series!


  1. Loved Bubble Bobble. My brothers and I used to play that game for hours.

    1. Nice!! I have fun memories of playing it with my buds! We never got the good ending until like high school though! lol

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