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Doki Doki by Japan Crate Review + Coupon – June 2017

Marne Orenich
ByMarne OrenichJul 4, 2017 | 4 comments

Doki Doki Crate
3.8 overall rating
12 Ratings | 1 Reviews

Doki Doki is a subscription box from Japan Crate for all things kawaii! Items range from plushies, collectible, household goods, apparel, miniatures and more.

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.)

The Subscription Box: Doki Doki by Japan Crate

The Cost: $30 per month + free shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month prepaid subscriptions.

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The Products: 5-7 licensed, authentic kawaii items including an exclusive monthly wearable

Ships to: Internationally with a few exceptions found here

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Each month, Doki Doki comes with an informative booklet.

June's theme is: Everyday Essentials!

The booklet includes some comics.

Next is a list of all the items that come in your crate!

There's a feature on one item- the Gudetama Latte Art, and you can see all of the items in the Suteki Crate that one person wins each month!

Finally, there are pages dedicated to the Doki Doki community on social media, and other crates you can subscribe to.

Now onward to the items!

Mocchi-Zuu Big Size Face Bag

Squeeeeee! This 10" wide bun-bun-face is so big and soft!! I love her little ears too. There were a variety of faces you could have gotten. I'm pleased with mine.

The bag's strap is a 22" drop nylon cord that has a plastic clasp you can disconnect.

I love that they chose to go with a kiss lock closure instead of a zipper.

She looks so sad though!

The lining is cute polka dot fabric that matches the pink exterior.

Gudetama Deco Latte Sheets - Value $6.50 (Rilakkuma version found on Jbox)

I've never used latte art before, but I'm glad Gudetama can be my first. I headed over to my local cafe to get a latte and try these out.

It comes with a whopping TEN sheets, so you can decorate your creamy drink each day for over a week.

I chose the most lethargic of the bunch to fully encapsulate my feelings for Monday morning. It was really easy to use. All i had to do was plop the sheet on top of the foam, and gentle pat down any edges that started to curl with a spoon.

Even though he's here basking in the sunshine, Gudetama doesnt seem to want to leave his bed of toast. We've all been there. The sheet slowly melts into the foam, forming a sort of film, like what happens when you leave warm milk out. It's custard pudding flavored, but I honestly didn't notice.

Sakuranbo Hoppe-Chan Charm

I am not familar with Sakuranbo Hoppe-Chan but she is apparently a dollop of cream and her name means "Cherries". She's so pretty and I love the little rhinestone cheeks!

Her packaging looks like a petite stage in which she is the star!

Since Sakuranbo Hoppe-Chan is cream, she's always squishy which this little charm certainly is. What a beauty!

Hello Kitty Stamp Case

When I first saw this, I thought it was a contacts case, which I've had versions of in the past, but it's actually a stamp case to hold the wax you use when using a metal stamp (like for sealing envelopes). This seemed like a rather odd item to include, especially since it didn't come with the stamp or wax.

Here it is with some wax inside. It does fit perfectly.

If you're like me, and you don't have wax to stow away, you can certainly use this for vitamins, a small sewing kit, or any other small items that may need organized.

My Melody Plastic Bags

This has to be one of the strangest Sanrio-licensed products I've seen.

There are about 11 of these plastic bags featuring My Melody perched in a window, enjoying the scent of flowers.

The bags measure 10 x 7.5" and are not unlike ones you'd find at a grocery store, but smaller. I've launched a war on plastic bags and have taken to using cloth ones when I do my shopping, so I've decided to use these in my car to collect trash. It seems harsh, but I'm not sure how else to use these!

Here is one fully expanded.

My Melody Sticky Notes

I've been receiving sticky notes like these in so many subscription boxes lately. These come as a pack of five different polka-dotted colors with My Melody and assorted friends at the top. 

I mainly use these as bookmarks, but I may pass these along to my Mom because they'd be perfect for her to mark pages in cookbooks, which she is constantly doing.

Hi Kick Lollipop

Last but not least, there is a mystery candy included in each Doki Doki box and I received a lollipop. It's grape flavored and shaped like a foot. Ha!

Verdict: The big ticket item this month's Doki Doki Japan Crate was definitely the bunny purse, though I can't see myself rocking it, so I will most likely pass it on to someone who appreciates it more. Some of the other items perplexed me (the plastic bags and the stamp case), and remainders were cute but didn't have a huge value for me personally. Doki Doki runs $30/ month and I think this month was a bit of a miss for me.

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Marne Orenich
Marne Orenich
Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

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In Japan, it’s common to get a personal seal (required in some cases) so that you can “sign” official documents. That’s probably why it was included…although I don’t know why they’d think we needed one.

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Marne Orenich

Ahhh- that makes a little more sense. Thanks for enlightening me, Anayrb!

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Great review, Marne. It was really warm and gave us a sense of who you are, which is nice. I loved My Melody and of course Hello Kitty when I was young and love seeing these cute items. We had a Sanrio store in our local mall when I was growing up and I remember spending all my money there at age eight. I still have the My Melody tissue papers, because they are too cute to use. Thanks for the review!

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Marne Orenich

Thanks, Leslie! Wow- a Sanrio store! We didn’t have one where I grew up, but there were some local toy stores that stocked a lot. I don’t think I saw a Sanrio store until high school, but I definitely spent so much money on Sanrio and San-X around that time at the Asia Plaza in my hometown. I still have so many Sanrio sticker photobooth pics of my bestie and I. We’d get them every weekend! Such fond memories! Thanks for sharing yours too!

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