I am now six months’ into this monthly subscription service, and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon! Upon finishing a long shift at my day job, I raced home to open up this months’ Halloween themed box, and once again, it does not disappoint! This months’ theme is “Spooky Tales”, and features licensed products from Studio Ghiblis’ Kiki’s Delivery Service, Sailor Moon, Sanrio, Pokémon and Kirby.
For those of you that may still be unaware of this incredible service, just let me break it down for you all. SoKawaii is a company based in Japan, home of practically everything kawaii. They create monthly boxes, jam packed with 100% licensed products from Hello Kitty, Pokémon, Sanrio and more. The items range from plushies to Gachapon, little figures, stationary, lifestyle, kitchenware and more. The staff at SoKawaii handpicks 6 to 8 cute & useful items exclusive in Japan, pack them up real cute and send it straight to your doorstep. You can also check out their Instagram for even more info, sneak peaks and insights into what is currently appearing in Japanese arcades. https://www.instagram.com/sokawaii/
So now onto this months’ box. The first items we have are from Sanrio. The item you see on the left above is the PomPomPurin Halloween plush, that was available in three different designs. This Sanrio character is infact a golden retriever that usually wears a little brown beret, but today is dressed up as a black cat just in time for trick or treating. This is a high quality plush, well padded and stitched together, and is also a cute decoration to keep around the house for Halloween. On the right is a pair of Sanrio ankle socks, in which each subscription box will receive one random character out of five designs. Now I don’t know what the other designs could have been, but I am happy to have gotten Cinnamoroll in his cute witch cosplay. Cinnamoroll is actually a boy and is based on a white dog, who got his name from the shape of his tail.
Moving on, we have our Pokémon item which is from the Re-Ment series. Now this is Series 2 of the Pokémon Re-Ment Forest: Night of Shooting Stars series. If you are determined to collect all the figures, they can be put together to create a tree, which becomes the home to many Pokémon, including Mimikyu, Hoothoot, Togepi, Caterpie etc. This figure set reminds me a lot of the scenes from Pikachu’s Rescue Adventure, which was a short Pikachu film that was played before Pokémon: The Movie 2000. In each box, you will receive a piece of trunk, a base, and either a single Pokémon or a pair. Now it is good quality figures, the only issue I have is that you are left with a hole at the top of your tree truck when you put it together. This is there for when you get another piece of the tree and they connect together. But if you’re not interested in getting any more, you are left with an incomplete tree stump. Not a major inconvenience, but I find that it looks very incomplete without the full set.
Now this Sailor Moon Mars cup is officially licensed and is a great addition to my cupboard. It’s very good quality, but I just wouldn’t chance putting it in a dishwasher. Our Kirby item was this very useful and adorable gel pen. With Kirby on the top of the pen, the ink also matched Kirby’s skin tone. The pen is very easy to write with and would be heartbreaking if I misplaced it. So I will be keeping this pen in a safe place for sure.
Our Studio Ghibli item is a lovely embroidered face towel from Kiki’s Delivery Service, with the iconic Jiji stitched on. It comes in a decorative box, in the shape of a small house or it could even the bakery in the film that Kiki works at. You could even use this box as decoration in your room, it’s just that cute! It also comes so well packaged, that it would make a perfect gift for someone. Now this towel is available in two different designs, with Jiji on both. Lastly we also received a face mask of Sanrio’s Kuromi. A character facemask, that when you put it on you will have Kuromi’s face on top of your own. Going by the packaging, this face mask is supposed to smell of grapes. As for the ingredients, everything else is in Japanese. So if you would like to know what exactly is in this mask, I would advise downloading the Google Translate app and scanning the back of the package for a somewhat accurate translation.
And there you have it folks, that was Octobers’ So Kawaii box. What has been your favourite item included and have you signed up yet for your very own box? If not, here are all the details you need to know. So here is the price break down of the box each month and the savings you can get, weather you subscribe month to month, or for 3, 6 or even 12 months. The longer you subscribe, the cheaper the box is each month.
1 MONTH – $35.00/mo
3 MONTHS – $33.50/mo
6 MONTHS – $32.00/mo
12 MONTHS – $31.50/mo
Better yet, here is a 10% discount code that you can use on your first box!
Now if you liked everything you saw in this review of October’s crate, rest assured that the items are different every month. Each box has 6 to 8 items included and a few of them will be revealed online through the SoKawaii social media as the weeks go by. November’s box theme is “Childhood Memories”, which will feature goods from San, Kirby, Hamtaro, Pokémon and Sanrio, with a few of the products included already announced across their social media.
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This service also offers free shipping, but I do suggest spending that extra few euros or dollars to get the tracked shipping, so you can locate your parcel once dispatched. So that is October’s box, I will be back again next month to show you what November’s box has in store!