Doki Doki by Japan Crate Subscription Box Review – December 2015
Doki Doki is a new subscription box from Japan Crate for all things kawaii!
This box was sent for review. If you have any questions about how we review boxes, please refer to this post!
The box: Doki Doki by Japan Crate
The cost: $30.00/month
The products: Everything kawaii
Ships to: Internationally with a few exceptions – you can find those here.
As soon as I saw this bubble gum pink box, I knew I was in for some fun!
Nya-Kuma plush bear – $12.00?
This is a bear wearing cat pajamas and it is absolutely adorable. It is also very soft and plush and comes with a suction cup to stick to your car/bedroom/office window (I’m assuming here – I don’t know why else it would have a suction cup!)
This price seems outrageous to me for this tiny little stuffed creature, but it seems to be the going price for these little things! Again, it’s very soft, and this one comes with some bean like filling that I am guessing is to keep it standing upright.
This is a very cute, but very inexpensively created sleep mask. It is a very cute novelty item, that I’m sure someone would love!
The informational card for this Doki Doki shipment included this little tidbit as to why they included this item “In Japan, coins are used for most transaction $5 or less, so coin purses are very common. Keep your coins safe in this adorable Alpacasso coin purse!” This is also very soft compared to most stuffed animals these days!
I’m not sure which Hello Kitty I got, but she’s definitely cute! This figurine stands about 3 – 4 inches tall, so it’s a pretty good size! It has some heft to it, so it seems well made for sure. This will be passed along to my Hello Kitty obsessed niece!
Another DIY kit! I’ve received quite a few of these lately, and they’re fun for the kiddos. It’s a very low commitment way for kids to make their own snacks. Obviously, they’re not the most healthful, so it’s probably most practical for a once in a while fun treat.
Totoro Zipper Pouch – $10.00?
This is would be a great pencil pouch! I have so many pouches at this point in my life, that I have them coming out of my ears. This seems to be well made enough that it will hold up for a while as a pencil pouch – since I’m starting back to college next month, I’m focused on school supplies!
Charizard Pikachu necklace – $5.00?
This is cute and threw me back to the early 2000s when Pikachu was super popular here in the states. I don’t wear jewelry, so it will be passed along, but I think it was a great addition to the box.
This is absolutely adorable and the perfect addition to a December box.
The verdict: I really enjoyed this box! It definitely seemed like a great mix of all things kawaii. The value I came up with, which is very approximate – because some of the items I couldn’t find, while others seemed a bit high – was $80.55. I think that is an amazing value for a $30 box, even if some of the items are a little inflated. I really liked the fact that some of the items were functional while others were completely for fun.
What did you think about the inaugural Doki Doki Box?