Cute Characters

Pokemon Metamons & Ditto Transform

Posted on March 23, 2017 by

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I love it when Ditto takes over my favourite Pokemon and makes an even cuter version. The first set of characters were adorable and now they’ve expanded the range with even more products.


As always, Japan Stuffs has lots of new things available for pre-order including the new plushies – even Magnemite and Koffing look kawaii with a Ditto face! This whole range is released on Saturday so hurry if you want to reserve anything.


There are lots of transforming products too, like these Pikachu & starter Pokemon pouches that somehow turn into two other designs. How does it work?!?

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The US Pokemon Center site should get some of these soon but they already have a big range of Ditto Transform plushies including affordable keyrings at $8.99.

giant ditto plush

Or at the other end of the scale…a giant huggable Ditto! Yours for just $129 with free US shipping.

If you prefer to DIY, check out Polymomo Tea’s new video, which shows you how to make Ditto-ised Oddish, Gloom and Vileplume charms from polymer clay – so cute!


Bento&co $50 Gift Cards Giveaway

Posted on March 22, 2017 by

Time for a new giveaway, this time with Bento&co who sell the most adorable bento boxes and supplies direct from Japan.

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If you’re looking to cute up your lunchtimes, you’ll love this giveaway as TWO lucky winners will receive a $50 USD gift card to spend on anything in store. With a huge range of traditional and kawaii bento boxes and accessories plus rice moulds, kitchenware, cookie cutters and even stationery and snacks, you should have no trouble spending it. You’ll almost be able to imagine you’re having a shopping spree in their amazing Kyoto shop!


So cute! To enter the giveaway, visit the Bento&co website and then come back and leave a comment on this blog post telling us Which products would you spend the gift card on if you won? (They don’t need to add up to $50 and you’re allowed to change your mind if you win)

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 and shipping is included in the prize.

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The giveaway closes on Tuesday 4th April and we’ll pick two winners at random. Good luck!

PS. Don’t forget to check out this year’s Chef Bento contest for a chance to win a trip to Kyoto and more Bento&co prizes.


CandiWare Giveaway Winner

Posted on March 22, 2017 by

Time to find out who wins the Berry Cheesecake & Latte miniature food necklace from CandiWare. And the winner is…

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Congratulations to Alondra whose favourite CandiWare product is the Best Friends Pepperoni Pizza Necklace. Check your inbox for how to claim your prize, or email us.


If you weren’t lucky this time, you can still pick up some cute miniature jewellery from CandiWare – join their mailing list for discounts and offers!

Check back in few hours for a brand new giveaway…

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Cute Pass Cases

Posted on March 21, 2017 by

Keeping my public transport card inside my wallet has become a bit of a hassle. I’d rather have my card at hand to quickly touch it on an electronic reader. Luckily there’s a nice collection of cute card holders available.

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The Pusheen ID case comes shaped as a medium sized plush. Simply place your card in the back window pocket, hang it from your bag and stretch out the retractable cord to swipe.

pokemon center

The Pokemon Center often releases pass cases, such as this sweet Togedemaru case. It has got a retractable cord and you even store spare change inside the zip case section.


This official Molang card case doesn’t take up a lot of space. Use the strap to hang it from your neck, belt or bag. Or detach the strap to keep the case at hand in your pocket.

jinbe san

Jinbe San might be one of the cutest characters out there. You can get him as a plush pass case or as a slimmer reel case at AmiAmi.

tokyo otaku mode

Tokyo Otaku Mode offers plenty of character cases, how about this rainbow Alpacasso reel pouch?

Most Wanted!

Most Wanted: Totoro Silicone Purse

Posted on March 20, 2017 by

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I love the look of the cute Pochi silicone coin purses and look who’s the latest character to join the line-up! There are three colours of Totoro to choose from and they all have moulded faces and ear clasps. You can pre-order them now from Hamee Strapya World and they’ll ship next month.

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It’s worth having a browse through the Totoro and Studio Ghibli sections as there’s lots of fun products available. These wibbly wobbly self-righting toys are really cute too.