I am back once again with the latest SoKawaii box review. This months’ box theme is “Super Kawaii Squad” and features an interesting mix of items from Sailor Moon, Sanrio, San-X and PreCure. With two household items inside, we also have an unusual ‘stationery’ item and some collectable figures to add to your display cases. This month’s box has got it all! So let’s get the company description out of the way, shall we!
SoKawaii is a company based in Japan, home of practically everything kawaii (the Japanese word for cute). They create monthly subscription boxes, jam packed with 100% licensed products from brands such as Hello Kitty, Pokémon, Sanrio, Studio Ghibli and more. The items range from plushies to Gachapon, little figures, stationary, lifestyle, kitchenware and more. The staff at SoKawaii handpicks 5 to 6 cute & useful items exclusive to Japan, pack them up in a very decorative box and send it straight to your doorstep each month. You can also check out their Instagram for even more info and insights into what is currently trending in Japanese arcades and stores. As well as sneak peeks into what they could be including in next month’s box. They also listen to what you would like to be included in future boxes, by asking across their social media accounts. So make sure to have your opinions heard over on their social media posts, particularly their Instagram one – https://www.instagram.com/sokawaii/
First up, we have our household item which is perfect for the bathroom. With the Pompompurin Foaming Soap Dispenser, which is perfect for the bags of refillable liquid soap you can purchase in Lidl. Now as to how it creates the foam, I’m unsure. As I haven’t used this dispenser enough yet to see it fully working. Now Pompompurin is the only version available, which mightn’t be to everyone’s taste. I myself would have much preferred a Kuromi one! It’s a plastic bottle at the end of the day, so it will last for quite some time, but it does look like something that would be bought rather cheaply.
Our second item this month is a small cat plush. Much similar to the ones we have gotten in the past, when we received the Tanuki & Kitsune plush range in last August’ box. This very cute, fluffy and almost TsumTsum like sized plush is from the “Funwari Korokoro Nayanko Neko ” plush range. Now I love these small plushies, so easy to stack and display in small spaces. I now have a small pyramid of these small plushies, so its very satisfying to look at them. The most adorable detail to these plushies, is that they all have a small black butthole sewn onto them! It’s both hilarious and cute! There are six different cats available in this collection, with one supplied at random in every box this month.
Up next is our San-X item, which is a “Rilakkuma Friends Blind Box Figure”, which has 6 different characters available. Now these items are rather large and are made of a hard plastic material that reminds me a lot of those bath toy figures you may have had as a child, that used to squirt water out of their months. Now they are hollow inside, but the detail is quite good and has a decent paint job. They are also fully licensed figures, as they are made by Bandai.
The next item we have this month is a rather unusual one. As we have a “My Melody Adhesive Mirror set”, which are basically reflective stickers that you can attach to the back of your phone, notebooks etc. Advertised as a ‘handy mirror’, for those quick touch ups. Now I don’t see why they are saying that you can place it on the back of your phone, when in fact practically all mobile phones these days have a front and rear facing camera – making this item absolutely pointless. Unless you are a young girl that hasn’t come of age yet to have the responsibility of a phone. Either way, this item is definitely aimed at a much younger generation compared to the people that actually subscribe to this box. It’s more of a cheap filler item in my opinion.
Next up is our PreCure item! From the show “Healin’ Good♥Pretty Cure”, comes this high quality melamine spoon. A rather large one at that, which is perfect to eat all of those deserts with. It’s also a good rice spoon as well. It’s also perfect for just displaying. With three designs available at random in March’s box.
Now onto our final item this month, the one that has certainly made the box well worth the subscription cost! Each box for March received one of the five designs of the recently released Sailor Moon Q posket figures. Which featured Sailor Moon, Chibi Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Venus. Sailor Moon is all the rage at the moment due to the recent release of the Sailor Moon Eternal movies, which this collection is named after. Q Poskets are ‘unusual’ looking figures, made to bring attention to the eyes and large scale heads attached to the figures, mostly known as the chibi figure range. Which have been made by Banpresto. Although not entirely my cup of tea, as I prefer figures that are closer to the character design in the anime than chibi designs such as these, I was ecstatic to see that I actually got Sailor Moon in my box!
And that has been March’s So Kawaii box! Now let’s get on to the all important information, for how YOU can begin your own subscription, as well as a special discount code just for you guys.
So here is the price breakdown of the box each month and the savings you can get. At the moment, SoKawaii are shipping their boxes via DHL as Japan Post is still not allowing worldwide postage from Japan. Whether you subscribe month to month, or for their 3, 6 or even 12 month package options – there are savings to be had.
1 Month – $35.00 (€29.00mo roughly)
3 Months – $33.50 (€28.00mo roughly)
6 Months – $32.00 (€26.50mo roughly)
12 Months – $31.50 (€26.00mo roughly)
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 March’s box, rest assured that the items are different every month, for the most part. Each box has 5 to 6 items included and a few of them will be revealed online through SoKawaiis’ social media as the weeks go by. April’s box theme is “Full Bloom Sakura”, which will feature goods from Pokémon and Sanrio, with a few of the products included already announced across their social media.