In which our sleepover is simply perfect from start to finish. Since I’m trapped in the States for the foreseeable future, I find myself thinking a bit grumpily about some of the disadvantages associated with collecting under those circumstances. One of those disadvantages is that with blind box items, you can’t just buy a single […]
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Issho ni Otamarikai Rubber Charms
In which the Sumikko and their friends make an awfully cute kindergarten class.
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Re-Ment Atsumare! Sumikko Youchien
In which Meat Dad takes his kids and moves into a lovely little family home in the corner of town.
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Sumikko House w/ Garden Terrace (+ New Tenori Plush)
In which we celebrate Tonkatsu and Ebi Furai no Shippo even more than usual around here.
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Tonkatsu & Ebi Furai no Shippo Fan Book
In which I miss normal shopping still, but the Sumikko cheer me up like always. I think I mentioned in my past entry I had gotten ensconced in a big project taking up my whole craft room, and it’s organizing my Re-ment collection. I’m a big believer in playing with my toys as opposed to […]
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Re-Ment Sumikko Gurashi Super de Otsukai
In which we have an unboxing and a half. I’ve been spoiled (and my money devastated) by the recent Sumikko Gurashi designs! Lately they’ve gotten me with lots of Tokage with dreamy colors and then the Age Age Agekko lineup starring the fried characters that are my very favorites. (I thought I might get off […]
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Ebi Furai no Shippo + Tonkatsu Okigae Agekko Plush
In which I try to do crafts, and we all know how that goes, but somehow things turn out pretty nifty nonetheless. Hopefully I haven’t fooled any readers into thinking I’m some sort of crafts wizard, what with my skilful application of stickers and such, but I am in fact pretty consistently bad — and […]
Read More Sumikko Gurashi: Whipple
In which I gripe some here and there, but ultimately love this collection. It feels like a while since I’ve written about Sumikko Gurashi! Two of my favorite things in the world are, of course, Sumikko, and Re-Ment miniatures. So it’s always an especial pleasure to open up a new Re-Ment set with a Sumikko […]
Read More Candy Toys and Miniatures: Re-Ment: Uki-Uki! Sumikko My Room
In which the Sumikko toy with the basic laws of time and space, you know, as one does. And there are snacks! Aoringo means green apple—well, actually it literally means “blue apple” because what’s called blue and what’s called green often differs between Japan and America for complex reasons. Mochi is Japanese rice, uh, sort […]
Read More Dagashi Sagashi: Four New Snacks: Featuring Sumikko Gurashi!