No, you haven’t time traveled – it’s still only May! San-X like to get going on Halloween as early as possible and this limited edition Sumikko Gurashi plush set is only available to order for the next four weeks.
Since Sumikko Gurashi and Halloween are two of my favourite things, I am dying over this. There’s pumpkin and candy houses, plus Penguin?, Tonkatsu, Tokage and Tapioca dressed up in Halloween costumes.
Unfortunately, you have to order the entire thing – for ¥9720 (£67/$89) + shipping – so I think I will have to pass. At least I can look forward to being in Japan at Halloween instead, when they will release the regular plush collection.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.