Doki Doki by Japan Crate Review + Coupon – November 2017
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The Subscription Box: Doki Doki by Japan Crate
The Cost: $30 per month + free shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month prepaid subscriptions.
COUPON: Use code MSADD3 to save $3 off your first box.
The Products: 5-7 licensed, authentic kawaii items from companies like Sanrio, San-X, and Disney Tsum Tsum and others.
Ships to: Internationally with a few exceptions found here
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Each month, Doki Doki comes with an informative booklet that includes all you need to know about your items, a comic, a list of the prizes you can win, and social media highlights! This month’s theme is “Fantastic Feast”, just in time for Thanksgiving!
Ebi Funya Tempura Cat Plush
Uhhhh OMG this is SO CUTE!!! Kitties are the best, but kitties wrapped in a crispy tempura breading are even better! This is made of the softest fabric ever and makes me want to kiss it repeatedly. This little grey kitty with green eyes has somehow gotten itself into this shrimp-like situation, complete with red tail. From he bottom, you can see her little pink paw pads sticking out as well. Hang this darling plush anywhere that needs kawaii-fying using the attached chain.
Rilakkuma Face Towel
I am amassing quite a collection of Rilakkuma towels, thanks to Japanese subscription boxes! This bright yellow towel features Rilakkuma eating some honey from a honeypot with his friends in a small green field. The towel itself is soft without being super plush and is 13 inches squared. Check out that tiny bee with a bear head! Hehehe.
Hello Kitty Sandwich Mold
The Japanese take packing lunches VERY seriously to the extent that it is an art form. This sandwich mold kit will help up your bento box game. Once you make a sandwich, you can use the hello kitty-shaped cutter to stamp out her frame, then use the press to stamp her likeness onto the bread. Finish up your masterpiece by adding the blue and pink plastic dresses to take it to the next level. This is sure to impress your fellow students or coworkers alike!
Kumamon Divided Plate
This super sturdy Kumamon tray reminds me of school lunches! If you’re not familiar, Kumamon is the mascot of the Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan and consistently voted one of the most popular mascots nationwide. It measures 8.75 inches squared and has three different compartments (two smaller ones at the top and one larger on the bottom) to keep your food separated and organized. It’s quite the perfect size for one portion-controlled meal. Kumamon is a tall black bear with round red cheeks, and this tray has him holding an apple in the bottom left corner, as well as the words “Love Kumamon” with an apple at the top right. The tray itself looks to be made of melamine, but I can’t be sure. It’s unclear (at least in English) if this is dishwasher or microwave safe, so I will be erring on the side of caution. Also- I don’t have a dishwasher OR a microwave, so I’m safe be default! Ha ha. I’m actually pretty geeked to use this!
Fuwa Fuwa Bread Squishy
If it were up to me, squishies would be in every household in America! I love smooshing all of these foam items, and this bread is one of the coolest ones I’ve seen! This six-inch long pastry is by far the largest squishy I’ve received, and it reminds me of the fake food that some Asian restaurants use in their windows to advertise their dishes. It even has a sweet smell to it!
“Persimmons Are Bittersweet” Canvas Tote Bag
I am admittedly a tote bag addict and have waaaaay too many in my collection. This 14 inch canvas tote has a cute graphic on the front with presumably an unripened and ripened persimmon hugging. They happen to be a traditional Autumn fruit in Japan but need to fully ripen before being sweet enough to eat. This is the perfect little tote to take the farmers market or grocery store on your next trip to buy produce!
When I first took my new hoppe-chan out of this month’s box, I thought “Aw, that’s cute. She’s wearing a little top hat. I wonder why?” AND THEN I SAW HER TURKEY FEATHERS. It all hit me when I realized the theme was “Fantastic Feast” for Thanksgiving. SHE’S A TURKEY, YOU GUYS! How did the whole “turkeys wearing top hats” thing start anyway? I don’t know, but I am loving this little darling.
Verdict: Doki Doki crushed it this month! I thought the theme was awesome (because I love food), and everything was unbelievably cute! All of the items are super usable and genuinely made me smile. My favorites have to be the Kumamon tray, tempura cat plush, and bread squishy out of the seven things I received.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Sadly, no. Orders close at 11:59 pm PST on the last day of the month. Any orders placed after then will be dated as the 1st of the following month. Check out the most recent December spoilers here!
Coupon – Use coupon code MSA3 to save $3 off your first Japan Crate Premium, Doki Doki Crate, Umai Crate, or Kira Kira Crate!
Value Breakdown: At $30 for this box, you are paying approximately $4.29 per item.
What’s your favorite Fantastic Feast item from Doki Doki?
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