Here is the other set I just got! This set was released on September 7th for the Sapporo Rilakkuma Store anniversary. The theme for the anniversary store plushies seems to have quite a few Japanese cultural references. I appreciate the cute designs of the plush even though I don’t know too much about the references. This set is most likely about the bunnies living on the moon hence the bunny outfits and the moon design on the plushies.
Here is Rilakkuma holding mochi? He’s wearing a bunny headband, pretty cute I think
The moon and star mark on the bunny ears
RIlakkuma is always holding food, he is holding mochi here and there are so many, it’s a little mountain haha
Korilakkuma is wearing a cute poncho again, this time, it’s white with pink ears and a pink bow
She is holding a hammer with the kuma logo on it, I believe the hammer is used to make mochi
The moon and star mark for Kori is on the back of her poncho, the back of the hammer also has a kuma logo (bonus chubby hand of my daughter, I had so much difficulty photographing these cause she wants to play with them all!!) I also love the white fluffy tail~
Last but not least is Kiiroitori, he is sitting on the moon wearing a bunny headband as well
I am not sure what Kii is holding, looks like a plant of some sort. And of course, the moon and star mark
The moon is quite heavy so it stands upright, the design on the moon itself is very cute, it has the R for Rilakkuma and the four leaf clover
The back of the moon is also very cute, it has a bunny on there! The bunny is holding a hammer and pounding on mochi. Gasp! Another chubby hand!
Also, each plush has the ribbon attached which reads 2nd Sapporo, and Rilakkuma Store in the back. I think the ribbon is a nice touch of detail. The paper tag is in the shape of the mochi mountain. with the top one as a kuma mochi. It reads Rilakkuma Store Exclusive, Anniversary Plush, Sapporo Store 2nd Anniversary.
To be honest, I was really surprised by the size, here’s a comparison. I knew they were going to be smaller but I didn’t think it was going to be half the size of the regular ones. It is a little less expensive but it’s much smaller in size. Regardless, I think that because this set is so petite, it makes it a little cuter and a little more precious.