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My Japan Box Hello Kitty Subscription Review – April 2018

my japan hello kitty box

My Japan Box Hello Kitty is a monthly subscription that offers an array of Hello Kitty products selected by My Japan Box’s Japanese staff. You can expect figurines, clothes, accessories, stationery, posters, games, movies and more!

my japan box hello kitty edition unboxing

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This is a review for the $49.00, monthly Hello Kitty subscription.

all hello kitty items inside my japan box for april

About My Japan Box Hello Kitty

The Subscription Box: My Japan Box Hello Kitty

The Cost: $49.00 per month w/ free shipping

The Products: A box full of Hello Kitty products selected by My Japan Box’s staff living in Japan. Figurines, clothes, accessories, stationery, posters, games, movies and many more!

Ships to: Worldwide

My Japan Box Hello Kitty April 2018 Review

My Japan Box normally has a standard box they use for all of their different subscriptions, but it looks like they may have run out because this month came in a plain white box. There’s no info card included, just FYI!

hello kitty slippers

soles of hello kitty slippers

hello kitty faces on slippers

Hello Kitty Plush Slipper

These barely pink fuzzy slippers are so darn cute… they just also happen to be wayyyy to small for me! I wear a women’s size 8 and these slippers look like they’re from somewhere in the kids’ section. Toe to heel, they measure about 8″ long. They’ve got a nice bit of cushion to the sole and a grippy rubber bottom to prevent slipping. I just wish they were something I could wear! I’ll have to find a Hello Kitty-loving kiddo to gift them to…

hello kitty pasta noodles

hello kitty pasta noodles info

Hello Kitty Pasta Shapes, 150 g.

What do I love more than Hello Kitty? Yep. Pasta. These Hello Kitty pasta shapes are purr-fect for me! (Sorry, I had to!) You get a mix of paw prints and little Hello Kitties. I love that the Hello Kitties have her signature bow recreated in pasta! A few veggies and a sprinkling of parm, and I’ve got myself the cutest dinner ever.

hello kitty mirror

hello kitty mirror compact closed

second side of hello kitty mirror

hello kitty mirror compact inside

Hello Kitty Compact Mirror

This two-sided mirror is about the side of a credit card, so it’s easy to slip into a pocket or purse. The exterior has a bit of texture to it—if I drag my fingers along it, I can feel the outlines of the illustrations and the details like Hello Kitty’s eyes and nose. I think the edge of the mirror is slightly magnetized so that it clamps together securely. It’s a handy accessory to have for makeup touch-ups on the go!

hello kitty happiness tote

hello kitty happiness totebag graphic

hello kitty happiness graphic totebag

Hello Kitty Tote Bag

I have soooo many tote bags in my collection. There’s just something about them that’s so fun and easy to collect. Plus, they always come in handy, whether I’m off to a lunch date and need a purse in a pinch or if I’m heading to the store and want to spare myself another plastic bag. Laid flat, this bag is 15″ square. The fabric is on the thinner side, but I do appreciate that it’s real cotton. The design is simple and gives a nod to Hello Kitty’s mom in the text—I suppose that’s good for Mother’s Day season!

hello kitty and mimmy water bottle

hello kitty water bottle

filtered water bottle with hello kitty print

lid on hello kitty water bottle

spout on hello kitty water bottle

water bottle tag

Hello Kitty Water Bottle, 400 ml

This water bottle doesn’t seem like the toughest plastic ever—I can’t read the tag, but it seems like something I’d handwash rather than trust in the dishwasher. The pattern of Hello Kitty critter friends is reeeeeally cute (the squirrelllllllls!!!!). The lid has a slightly soft finish so it’s easy to grip and twist off. My favorite part about this water bottle is probably the “filter” on the inside. Because the bottle has a wider (1.75″) mouth, I can drop ice cubes into it. So having the filter on the top means I can sip away without worrying about an ice cube slipping down and bumping me in the nose!

Verdict: My Japan Box Hello Kitty is cute, but the quality of the items isn’t quite what I expected given the higher price point. Maybe a glass water bottle or at least adult-sized slippers would’ve satisfied my desires a bit more. The pasta might be my favorite item in the box, just because it’s a quirky, unexpected find. These were tricky items to find reliable prices for online, but the average value, given the $49.00 price of the box, is $9.80. Since the items are all sources from Japan, I suppose you’re paying for authenticity as well as the items themselves. Maybe it’s because I can’t use the slippers (one of the bigger items in the box), but I personally still feel just slightly underwhelmed about what I got for $50.00.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, since boxes are mailed at the beginning of the month, it looks like you have to sign up by the end of each month to receive the following month’s box as your first.

Value Breakdown: At $49.00 for this box, you’re paying approximately $9.80 per item.

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Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

Posted in Kawaii Subscription Boxes, My Japan Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, UK Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: my japan box hello kitty | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Is this from the Hello Kitty Dollar store??

  2. Yeah, that’s a pretty ridiculous price for what you received in this box. $49 is a pretty massive price for a Hello Kitty box and then they send cheap products? Eh… I’m super happy I didn’t sign up when I was thinking about it.

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