YumeTwins Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2018
YumeTwins is a monthly kawaii surprise packed with 6-8 items ranging from adorable plushies and squishies, collectible keychains and figures, lifestyle goods, and licensed character items from popular Japanese brands.
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The Subscription Box: YumeTwins
The Cost: $35/recurring 1-month plan, $33.50/prepaid 3-month plan, $32/prepaid 6-month plan, $31.50/prepaid 12-month plan.
COUPON: Use code CINNAMO to save $3 off your first box!
The Products: Each box has 6-8 kawaii items including adorable plushies and squishies, collectible keychains and figures, lifestyle goods, and licensed character items from popular Japanese brands.
Ships to: Free shipping U.S. and Worldwide
Good to know: There was a recent price increase from $29 to $35 per month.
January 2018 YumeTwins Review
You’ll receive an info card with directions on how to access a list of the items in this month’s box online. The theme is “Mythical Resolution” for the New Year.
Gudetama Folk Tale Food Figure (Blind Box)
You never know what you’re going to get with a blind box, but I am pleased with the one I received. It has our lazy egg friend in a little hat and sash, flailing in a bowl of somen (thin white noodles) that is about to be engulfed in a large wave that happens to resemble a hand.
The YumeTwins site simply says these figures have to do with what people in Japan eat in the new year as well as myths and folklore. There may be a story to this one, but the contents of the box don’t explain much either past the fact that this is the “Nagashi somen” figure.
This figure is plastic and came in three pieces: the bowl with a wave, the Gudetama that you place in the bowl, and a little toothpick that sticks into the noodle bowl. Ok!
Here are the other possible figures, plus a small piece of gum.
Marumofubiyori Clear File
This 8.5 x 12-inch plastic folder features Mappu, one of Sanrio’s newest characters with her friends Kanikama (the crab) and Gyoniku (the fish). Mappu, per usual, is under a fuzzy blanket and sits among a pile of fluffy pillows while Kanikama and Gyoniku are stacked on her head.
The back seems to have descriptions of each character, but unfortunately, it’s all in Japanese. Here, Mappu is biting into some mochi that Kanikama has on a platter.
The folder is big enough to house standard size documents that you may want to keep organized like bills or a hard copy of a paper you’d write as a student.
Bread Animal Squishies
Out of the eight possible dog squishies, I received this cute pug/bread. 2018 is the year of the dog in the Chinese zodiac and even though this is a Japanese box, I’ve seen others mention this as well.
It’s about two inches in diameter and has a pink ball chain attached to hang from anything you’d like.
The site says it should smell like freshly baked bread, but I didn’t smell much of anything when putting my nose against this squishy. Oh well.
Wombat-san & Friends Large Daruma Plushie
Wombat-san & Friends is apparently really popular in Japan, so they’ve included this large plushie that has one of the characters transformed into traditional Japanese a daruma. I knew this style looked familiar but didn’t know the name of the doll so it’s nice to be able to learn! The variation I received looks like a platypus with a large bill and is yellow.
The fabric it’s made out of is ultra-soft, not unlike the cat plushie I got from YumeTwins last month! This soft platypus measures about 10 inches high and nine inches wide for maximum squishibility. This would make a great pillow to take on a long car ride to rest your head against.
The eyes, bill holes, and daruma lines on the front are all embroidered. I really like this big soft plushie!
Disney Tsum Tsum Cute Calendar
I still can’t personally get excited about Tsum Tsum items. Even though they are cute squatty Japanese versions of Disney characters, they are still just too “American” for me to want to receive in a sub box from Japan.
This 7 x 6-inch calendar arrives flat, and you just have to pop a couple flaps up on the bottom to make it stand up and use as a desk calendar.
Each page features different characters in Tsum Tsum form.
There are stickers included as well to mark important events.
Disney Princess Nail Clippers
I never thought of Alice as a Disney Princess, but if I’m going to receive one, I’d pick her.
These nail clippers are quite large and are made of plastic and metal. The top metal piece has a plastic part that features Alice from Alice in Wonderland in her signature blue dress.
Just flip it around like any basic type of nail clippers to expose the built-in file and to get clippin’. I like practical items that happen to also be cute, so these will definitely get used.
Verdict: YumeTwins has some solid items this month, and I like that there are only six so I don’t get too overwhelmed. The Wombat-san & Friends plushie is by far my favorite item, but the folder, nails clippers, and Gudetama figure are all cool too! I’ll probably hand off the desk calendar and squishy (mainly because I already have so many) to someone who’d enjoy them.
To Wrap Up:
Coupon – Use code 3OFF to save $3 off your first box
Value Breakdown: At $35 for this box, you’re paying $5.83 for each of the six items.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Do you have a favorite item from January’s YumeTwins?