I’ve become slightly addicted to buying enamel pins and I’m always looking to add to my collection. You can imagine how delighted I was when Tofu Cute offered to send me some of their new enamel pins. There are eight to collect featuring Tofu Cute’s kawaii mascots and I received the first four.
It’s always great when shops make an effort with the packaging and Tofu Cute have gone all out. Each pin is stamped with their logo on the back and has a kawaii pink rubber clutch to keep it safely attached to your coat or bag. The backing cards are fully illustrated and include fun profiles for each character. Want to meet them all?
Anyone who has shopped at Tofu Cute will be aware of Tofu Kun who is right there in the logo! He also appears on Tofu Cute merchandise so it makes sense that he’s #1 in this pin series. The cute backing card even features an illustration of their pink Portsmouth shop.
#2 is possibly my personal favourite – a happy Panda. He seems to be hanging out in some kind of temple garden for the backing card, along with another panda friend.
Tofu Cute are officially licensed sellers of Amuse plush and have their own Alpaca character too – in pink of course!
You can’t have a set of kawaii mascots without a cat. Woops Cat looks cute and innocent but often has little accidents around the house. Oh dear.
As well as being cute to wear and display, the pins are a great size for fun photos with miniatures. Woops Cat has become fast friends with my Neko Atsume cats.
Alpaca found a bigger alpaca to hang out with!
Panda Chan and Tofu Kun were the most helpful by doing the post run for me. Good job!
They’ve now all found a more permanent home with the rest of my enamel pins. I display them all on a cork board that I painted purple.
At just £4.99 each, these are a real bargain as they’re excellent quality plus you get all the fun packaging. I definitely recommend picking up a few if you’re starting a collection. You can check out the whole series on Tofu Cute’s website and there are four more characters to choose from too. International shipping is available and you’ll also find Tofu Cute at lots of cons and events including Hyper Japan this weekend.
(Products were provided by Tofu Cute for review but all words and photographs are my own, except for promo image.)
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.