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Doki Doki by Japan Crate Subscription Box Review- May 2016

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Doki Doki is a new subscription box from Japan Crate for all things kawaii! Items range from plushies, collectible keychains, figures, apparel, miniatures, cooking utensils and more.

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Doki Doki by Japan Crate

The Cost: $30 per month + free US shipping

COUPON: Save $3 off your first box with code MSA3!

The Products: 8-10 licensed, authentic kawaii items

Ships to: Internationally with a few exceptions found here

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Each month comes with a hefty info booklet that’s filled with pictures and info! This month’s theme is Sweet Deco, which is related to DIY decorating and crafting.

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Re-Ment Sailor Moon Crystal Desserts Blind Box

Sailor Moon was my gateway drug into Japanese anime and manga. This was way back in elementary school but I still do love me some Sailor Moon. The miniature desserts are really tiny and adorable!

Ice Cream Cone Pens

I really like the shape of the cones because they’re long enough to hold properly in my hand. These pens come with a very fine tip.

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Petite Lapin Plushie

This is an exclusive plushie! The Petite Lapin series are made for Doki Doki Crate. I thought it was a clam at first, but the info booklet, useful as ever, explained that this is a “bunny that loves French culture” and “resembles a macaron with his cute little beret.” I love the pink cheeks too.

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Hoppe Chan: Sweet Deco

This is an exclusive Hoppe Chan item for the Sweet Deco theme. It is very intricately made and looks quite delicious!

Hoppe Chan Stickers

I’m warming up to Hoppe Chan things now that I own so many of them. Plus I never say no to stickers!

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Hello Kitty Strawberry Senbei

Senbei are crunchy rice crackers. They can be savory or sweet. I used to eat a lot of these as a child living in China so these impart a nostalgic factor as well. Mmmm, nostalgia!

Hello Kitty X Doraemon Coin Purse

This is a small coin purse that features Hello Kitty and Doraemon. I don’t have a lot of loose change these days so I will be gifting this to someone else.

Sweet Bread Compact Mirror

I’ve never seen such an adorable compact before! The waffle-looking exterior is spongey which caught me off guard. The mirror does not lock shut when closed so it may not be a good idea to throw it willy nilly into a large purse.

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Iwako Cake & Ice Cream Erasers

I’m in love with these! Each dessert eraser can be separated into smaller components. I might feel bad about using them as actual erasers!

Kawaii Animal Donut Charm

This is another well-crafted piece! I really like the 3D ears and sprinkles, and the goofy animal face is way too adorable.

Verdict: May’s Doki Doki Crate was so much fun! I’m impressed and excited that they are including exclusive toys in the boxes. My favorite item has to be the Iwako dessert erasers. I think paying the equivalent of $3 per item isn’t too bad, but if there’s even one or two items you’re not fond of, then the value would go down. That said, I think the curation and quality of items are amazing. It’s also great knowing that you’re getting stuff from big name brands like Re-Ment!

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Written by Nancy Su

Nancy Su

Nancy began her subscription box adventure in 2014 and never looked back. She loves Asian beauty and is constantly in search of skincare holy grails. She hoards lipsticks. Her favorites are beauty, lifestyle, and jewelry subscriptions.

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: doki doki | japan crate | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Awww….I cancelled two months ago because in my opinion they couldn’t top their debut box. I would have loved every item in this May box! Awesome selections!

  2. I debated getting this box when I saw they were including a Sailor Moon Item. 🙂
    What dessert was in your blind box?? 😀

    • I got an ice cream parfait, coffee, and towel holder! They required a tad bit of assembly, i.e. put coffee into coffee mug 🙂

    • The blind boxes were really cute this month, next month is a Snoopy blind box. Although you weren’t asking me, I’ll tell you that I got the Sailor Jupiter pie and matcha drink 🙂 but I think all the desserts wee really cute as well 🙂

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