Cute Characters

New Yummy World Kawaii Food Plushies

Posted on September 28, 2017 by

Yummy World just released a bunch of cute plushies that I must have!

Yummy World curly fries kawaii plush

These curly fries would go well with all of my other fry plushies!

Yummy World pretzel kawaii plush

This pretzel will have is twisted in cuteness.

Yummy World pineapple kawaii plush

A pineapple you can cuddle without being poked.

Yummy World ravioli kawaii plush

Is it a ravioli or a pillow? This would surely make me dream of my grandma’s big Sicilian feasts!

Yummy World banana kawaii plush

A banana in a masked suit could not get any more sweet! Peek-aboo!

Yummy World apple kawaii plush

No need to see a doctor if you cuddle with this apple plush once a day!

Yummy World gummy worm kawaii plush

Classic candy time – they are creepy and crawly and now cute! Pick up a gummy worm for your nostalgic candy fix.

You can buy all the Yummy World plushies at KidRobot. Do you have a favorite from the new line?


YumeTwins Kawaii Box Giveaway

Posted on September 27, 2017 by

We know you love subscription boxes, so we’ve got a new giveaway with YumeTwins!

YumeTwins giveaway

TEN lucky winners will each receive a YumeTwins kawaii box containing 6-8 cute items featuring your favourite Japanese brands and characters. These could include plushies, squishies, practical goods, kawaii stationery & more.

YumeTwins kawaii box

Here’s an example of a typical box and you can view past boxes on the website. We’ll also have a full review of the October box soon so you can get a closer look inside.

How to enter

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post telling us Which Japanese characters would you like to see in future YumeTwins boxes?

Then use the Rafflecopter widget below to register your entry and open up more chances to win. Confused by Rafflecopter? Here’s a great guide.


  • NO giveaway accounts allowed (eg. a Twitter account you only use to tweet giveaways)
  • ALL your entries will be disqualified if you break any rule
  • If you are under 16, please check with a parent or guardian before entering.
  • By entering this giveaway, you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.
  • This giveaway is open worldwide.

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The giveaway closes on Tuesday 1oth October and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!


Love Meow Kawaii Box Winner

Posted on September 27, 2017 by

Let’s find out who wins a kawaii box from Love Meow. And the winner is…

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Congratulations to Beck! Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us.

love meow kawaii box

If you weren’t lucky this time, Love Meow‘s kawaii boxes start at just £14.99 for a one-off mystery box, plus there’s lots of cute cat-themed stationery, accessories and plush in the shop.

Check back in few hours for a new giveaway!


MCM Scotland Comic Con 2017

Posted on September 26, 2017 by

MCM Scotland Comic Con 2017

While Nicolette has visited MCM London Comic Con a couple of times, I always seem to miss my local one, but I finally made it along to MCM Scotland this weekend. My bad luck continued though so I only managed a short visit – thank you lingering cold and huge transport delays! I did have fun though, so here’s all the cute stuff I spotted.

MCM Scotland - Tofu Cute

Tofu Cute

We’re slightly deprived of kawaii in Scotland so I made a beeline for Tofu Cute‘s super kawaii stand. As always, there was tons of fluffy Amuse plush and Japanese candy to tempt me.

MCM Scotland - Japan Centre

Japan Centre

Japan Centre have just opened a huge new flagship store in London and brought a small portion of it to Glasgow. I loved all these tiny plushies and they even had melon pan bread!

MCM Scotland - Ellen Stubbings

Ellen Stubbings

I spent most of my time in the Comic Village checking out all the indie comic artists and illustrators. Ellen Stubbings was my favourite find with all the things I love – bunnies, cats, ghost and space! I’m slightly regretting not buying that space bunny vase but she does have an Etsy shop too.

MCM Scotland - Katie White Art

Katie White Art

Katie White Art also had a stall full of kawaii with prints, stickers and more. Check them all out on Etsy.

MCM Scotland - Brogan Coral

Brogan Coral

I love when an artist has a really recognisable style and Brogan Coral‘s colour palette ties everything together so well. You can buy them as prints, stickers, pins and more.

MCM Scotland - Tasty Peach Studios


On my way back to the exit I was very surprised to spot a wall of Tasty Peach Studios‘ adorable plushies. Turns out it was a local stockist Korekuta! It was so cool to see them all in person and Korekuta have an online store too so UK & EU fans can now buy Meowchi, Nomwhals, Sea Bunnies and more without paying customs fees- rejoice!

MCM Scotland purchases

I was quite restrained with my purchases but I love everything so much. The comic and badges from Ellen Stubbings are my favourites – I really enjoyed reading the comic. I also picked up Yuzu ramune and Colorful Shower Pocky from Tofu Cute and a sweet ceramic cat spoon from Doki Japanese Tableware.

MCM Scotland cosplay

While it’s quite a small convention, MCM Scotland is still definitely worth a visit for locals. As well as all the shopping, there’s signings, talks, cosplay parade and much more. A lot of the bigger stalls can be found at all MCM events with London coming up next at the end of October – get your tickets soon as they’re selling fast.

You can see more of our MCM Scotland photos on Facebook.

Games & Apps

Sumikko Gurashi Puzzling Ways Game

Posted on September 25, 2017 by

Sumikko Gurashi Puzzling Ways

I’d been looking for a new mobile game so when I heard that my favourite kawaii characters had their own puzzle game, Sumikko Gurashi Puzzling Ways, I had to download it. It’s both totally adorable and incredibly addictive so I’ve been playing it a lot while struck down with the cold.

Sumikko Gurashi Puzzling Ways

There’s nothing hugely innovative about Sumikko Gurashi Puzzling Ways – it’s a puzzle game where you match up characters to clear levels. However, matching up Sumikko Gurashi characters is way cuter than the usual candy or gems. Look how round they are!

As you progress, you unlock extra skills and friends for your Sumikkos so they can help you clear the more difficult puzzles. There are lots of super cute animations too that make even a huge failure a little easier to take.

Sumikko Gurashi Puzzling Ways

There are lots of limited time offers and puzzle sections to keep things interesting but the Halloween games seem to have already disappeared before I had a chance to play through it – no fair! My only other grumble is that it’s making me dislike a few characters – including my beloved Dustball, who makes some of the puzzles extra annoying.

Sumikko Gurashi Puzzling Ways is free to download for iPhone & Android. There are in-app purchases but I haven’t needed to spend any real money yet.