Hello everyone, I am back again with another SoKawaii unboxing! This months’ is obviously themed around L-O-V-E, with Valentine’s Day this month. Coincidently, my box actually arrived to me on Valentines Day! This month’s box features a number of officially licensed products from Kirby, Sumikko Gurashi, Sanrio and more!
First off lets begin with the usual description of who SoKawaii is and what they have to offer. So Kawaii is a company based in Japan, home of practically everything kawaii (Japanese for cute). 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 in a very decorative box and send it straight to your doorstep. You can also check out their Instagram for even more info and insights into what is currently appearing in Japanese arcades. As well as sneak peeks into what they could be including in next month’s box. https://www.instagram.com/sokawaii/
Our first product, and definitely was the one that caught my eye when I opened it, is the adorable Rilakkuma plush. It’s super soft, well made and is a perfect gift to receive on Valentine’s Day (or White Day next month for you ladies over in Japan). Now the heart that Rilakkuma is holding, is actually hollow inside, so you could get creative and put an extra gift in there for your loved one, if you do plan on giving it away. There is also an interesting design on the back of Rilakkuma, with a sewn on zipper. It seems to follow the same design that they used for the character in the Netflix series.
Moving on, I got three Pokémon products in this box. First off is the sheet of Eevee stickers, which also includes some images of Pokéballs & evolution stones. As well as the adorable Pokémon Eevee jumping about and playing. Carrying on with the Pokémon stationary theme, we also received an Eevee pen! I mean I have been loving these pens that they include in the box every few months, as I am still using my pink Kirby pen now. Now leaving the stationary theme behind, we move onto baking with a two pack of cake moulds. Now I received the Pikachu version, but you could have also gotten Pompompurin. I haven’t a clue how to read the writing on the back of the packaging, but going by the leaflet inside, the mould is dishwasher, microwave and oven safe! Can’t wait to use these soon, but what recipe should I use?
Next up is another kitchen item, with this cute and very useful Hello Kitty spatula. It seems pretty sturdy, but I am not sure how heat resistant its’ going to be so just be careful when using it. For all of you that love your coffee on the go, SoKawaii also included a Sumikko Gurashi cup sleeve. If you have ever bought a hot drink to go over the years, you know how fast those disposable cups heat up! The cup sleeve is designed to save you from burning the finger prints off of your digits. The packaging is actually really cute, as it comes on a disposable cup just to show off what the sleeve is actually for. Now do be aware that the cup isn’t made to actually put drinks in! Its’ only used as packaging, so I wouldn’t trust even pouring some water in the cup as it would probably seap right through the bottom.
Now onto the final item of the box and I have a few issues with this one. All boxes received the Kirby’s Dream Land Terrarium, but I wonder how many had the same experience as me. So there were six designs available and it was a mystery which one you would get. Now mine for some reason came with two sets of mini figures, which meant I didn’t get the rest of the crystal decorations which were supposed to be going around the side of the figures. So mine looks only half finished and is kind of disappointing to look at. Also only Chilly was the only character with a hole in his bum so you could actually fix him down to the base. Kirby and the tiny snowman keep falling over as they have nothing to fix them too. Half tempted to just glue them down. Now these issues have nothing to do with SoKawaii, but with ReMent instead, who are the manufacturers of this bind box series. It is just disappointing to receive a figure that you could not complete. And that is it for February’s box!
Here is the price break down of the box each month and the savings you can get, whether 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/€31.77mo
3 MONTHS – $33.50/€30.40mo
6 MONTHS – $32.00/€29.04mo
12 MONTHS – $31.50/€28.59mo
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 February’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 SoKawaiis’ social media as the weeks go by. March’s box theme is “Pastel Wonderland”, which will feature goods from Sumikko Gurashi, Sanrio and Pokémon, with a few of the products included already announced across their social media.
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