Doki Doki by Japan Crate Review + Coupon – December 2016
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The Subscription Box: Doki Doki by Japan Crate
The Cost: $30 per month + free US shipping
COUPON: Use coupon code MSA5 to save $5 off your first box!
The Products: 8-10 licensed, authentic kawaii items plus a licensed/exclusive shirt
Ships to: Internationally with a few exceptions found here.
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Each month comes with a booklet filled with artwork and literature. December is Doki Doki‘s one year anniversary!
In honor of the anniversary, Doki Doki included a bonus scratch-off prize in every box.
Pote Usa Loppy Eco Bag – Value $7?
It seems like everyone’s getting on board with reusable plastic bags lately! This is an Amuse x Doki Doki exclusive collaboration featuring Pote Usa Loppy, the floppy-eared bunny with the cute paws. The outer pouch has a convenient clip so you can carry it with you at all times.
The bag is the same length and width as a standard Baggu, but it doesn’t have the same 3-D expandable capacity. It can easily hold a bag of groceries, though.
Calvin and Coco Calvin Plush – Value $7?
Calvin and Coco are part of Doki Doki’s toy line. I received Calvin, a British foreign exchanged student.
Here’s a closer look at Calvin. His plaid scarf is very fashion forward if I do say so myself. He almost reminds me of Harry Potter with those glasses.
Mameshiba Cellphone Cleaner – Value $5?
If there ever was a time to embrace cute aggression, it’s now. This is a Tsum Tsum-esque puppy plush that’s also a cell phone cleaner. Just look at the adorable eyebrows!
These are from Amuse’s Bean Shiba Inu line. It looks like subscribers received one of four pups. I received the pug.
Look at the curly tail! Look at the bandana! I can’t get over how soft, cute, and well made it is. The pup also comes with an elastic band that you can use to secure onto bags or backpacks.
Paw Gloves – Value $12?
This is a pair of fuzzy fingerless gloves in the shape of animal paws. They’re downright adorable! I’m so happy they’re fingerless, too– I recently bought a pair of “touchscreen gloves” that failed to work with my smartphone. This one will surely do the trick.
The gloves can also be attached to a string so that they’ll always be together.
Usa Loppy Squeaker – Value $1?
This is a bonus anniversary item. I received an Usa Loppy squeaky toy in the September Japan Crate as part of their anniversary celebration, and now I get another one!
Daily Organizer – Value $6?
This is a daily organizer perfect for a student! Watch out for the binder edges– they’re sharp if you get careless.
Each page is decorated with symbols and items from Japan, such as kawaii Mt. Fuji and kokeshi dolls.
Most of the pages are separated by week. Each day is separated into blocks, which is convenient for students organize their day by class.
In the back are a few note pages for jotting down thoughts. This organizer very similar to those school planners I used to depend on on as a kid. I will be gifting this to my little sister, as she’ll make the most out of the organizational structure.
Monthly Hoppe Chan – Value $5?
The monthly Hoppe-Chan item has been getting fancier and fancier, and this cupcake version is one of the cutest ever! Hoppe-Chan is resting on a cupcake with rubbery white icing. The plastic present and Christmas tree completes the look for a very festive ensemble. I think it’s a little too large to use as a keychain, but I’ll gladly put it on my Christmas tree next year.
Fluffy Pink Pen – Value $2?
This is a cute pink pen with a bow and pom-pom attached to the end. It goes perfectly with the daily organizer! For a novelty pen, it writes pretty smoothly as well.
Verdict: This has been an adorable box all around. I am so in love with the Mameshiba cell phone cleaner and the Pote Usa Loppy reusable bag! I estimated the value to be $45, which is far more than the cost of the box. Best of all, I loved how everything was either cute, functional, or both!
As a side note, I noticed that Doki Doki re-worded their t-shirt policy. The marketing wording changed from “licensed/exclusive shirt” to “exclusive monthly wearable.” I realized that they had been doing this for a while now and I just never caught on. This is great for me because I enjoy variety, and it gives Doki Doki more flexibility to curate a range of cute goodies for subscribers.
Do you subscribe to Doki Doki? What’s your favorite item?