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YumeTwins Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2018

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YumeTwins Box

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.

open YumeTwins Box

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contents of YumeTwins January 2018

About YumeTwins

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 3OFF 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

info card for YumeTwins January 2018 reverse side of info card for YumeTwins January 2018

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 blind box Gudetama Folk Tale Food Figure

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.

another view of Gudetama Folk Tale Food Figure

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.

yet another view of Gudetama Folk Tale Food 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!

Gum and card showing other figures

Here are the other possible figures, plus a small piece of gum.

Marumofubiyori Clear File

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. 

back of Marumofubiyori Clear File

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. 

Marumofubiyori Clear File with paper inside

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.

Pug Bread Animal Squishy

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.

closer Pug Bread Animal Squishy

It’s about two inches in diameter and has a pink ball chain attached to hang from anything you’d like.

side view of Pug Bread Animal Squishy

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 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.

back of Wombat-san & Friends Large Daruma Plushie

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.

close up of Wombat-san & Friends Large Daruma Plushie

The eyes, bill holes, and daruma lines on the front are all embroidered. I really like this big soft plushie!

front of Disney Tsum Tsum Cute Calendar

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.

January page of Disney Tsum Tsum Cute Calendar

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.

March page of Disney Tsum Tsum Cute Calendar

Each page features different characters in Tsum Tsum form.

stickers for calendar

There are stickers included as well to mark important events.

Disney Princess Nail Clippers in package

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.

Disney Princess Nail Clippers

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.

Disney Princess Nail Clippers ready to CLIP

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:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but you have until January 30th to order the February box (check out the most recent spoilers here).

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.

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, natural skin care products, and anything with food.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

3 Comments

  1. I don’t like this box

  2. Omg I love this box.

    • Is it worth the money that is charge

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