YumeTwins Review May 2017
YumeTwins is a monthly subscription box service from Tokyo Treat that delivers high-quality, kawaii Japanese items straight from Tokyo to your doorstep! It centers around the “yume kawaii” culture which is a new kawaii movement recently emerged in Japan. Yume kawaii isn’t just kawaii – it’s a mixture of cuteness, fairytales and, importantly, a touch of darkness! They kindly sent us this box for review.
YumeTwins is a monthly care package of everything kawaii and cute from TokyoTreat.
It centers around the “yume kawaii” culture which is a new kawaii movement recently emerged in Japan. Yume kawaii isn’t just kawaii – it’s a mixture of cuteness, fairytales and, importantly, a touch of darkness!
Inside a YumeTwins box, you will find 5 items ranging from premium plushies, lifestyle goods, anime figures, stationery and accessories.
All items are licensed merchandise from Japanese brands you know and trust including Sanrio, Bandai, Takara Tomy, Rilakkuma, Doraemon, and many more!
Choose from the following – monthly subscription, 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month.
May Theme – Neko Purrrfect
From the maneki neko to cat shrines, to Aoshima “cat island”, cats have been a mainstay in Japan’s history and the obsession with the cute feline have only gained traction in the past ten years. It’s even evident in Japanese pop culture where you can find many characters inspired by Japan’s affinity with cats such as Hello Kitty, Neko Atsume, Bananyan, and the characters from Yo-kai Watch. This month we want to share with you our love for our feline friends and hope that you enjoy all the cute cat items in your box.
Amuse – Tsuchineko Plush Pouch
Inspired by tsuchinoko, the snake-like being in Japanese folklores, popular Japanese plush maker AMUSE created the cute Tsuchineko cats which have their paws snugly hidden under their bodies. Through just a regular ol’ plush at first glance, flip it and draw the zipper to open up a hidden pouch where you can fit writing utensils and small accessories. Which of the 15 adorable kitties did you get?
Animal Style Tumbler
Carry your favourite drink in this cute tumbler. The perfect size to fit in your purse, this slim cat-designed tumbler can be carried with you wherever you go. What drink will you put in your new tumbler?
yo-Kai Watch DX Explorer Komasan Plush
A fully licensed plush from a big-name toy maker, Brandai Komasan makes an appearance in a cute explorer outfit this month. Straight from the popular Yo-kai Watch series, this Komasan plush is here to make you forget all your troubles and to accompany you on new adventures.
Silvia & Silvester Mascot Keychain
Designed by Japan Artist Society and licensed by plush maker Shinada, Silvia & Silvester have remained popular characters since their birth in 1980. The cute palm-sized plushies have a convenient ball chain attached to them so you can carry them everywhere you go on your purse. Which of the 6 pretty mascots did you get?
Tsum Tsum Coin Purse
Gamaguchi style coin purse with a cute Tsum Tsum design. Comes with a ball chain so you can easily hook it onto your favourite purse. Although a coin purse, it’d also be perfect to carry your accessories in as well.
YumeTwins Review May 2017 – Final Thoughts
Well, it’s official, this is my favourite YumeTwins to date. As you can tell, we are still catching up on our reviews thanks to some shipping delays, and this is the May box even though we are well into July already. But…..I’m so glad that it finally arrived because it is just too cute for words. I have loved cats since I can remember so I might be a little biased when it comes to the theme this month. I fell in love with it the moment I laid eyes on the adorable Tsuchineko Plush Pouch. I honestly didn’t think I was going to be a fan of YumeTwins, but I start to love it a little more with each passing month. Not to mention the fact that it is PERFECT for children. I gave Ashley’s daughter a couple of the items from March box and she loved them. A box full of cat plushies is sure to put a smile on anyones face…….
What do you think of the May YumeTwins?