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 I’m sure they will release more plush.
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.