Last Sunday I went to the Birmingham Comic Con with my family and boyfriend, I’ve been going for years and while I’m not drawn to any particular fandoms anymore I love going to the stalls lined with cute Japanese stationery and toys. I have always loved collecting cute things, I love to adorn my planner with characters such as Hello Kitty, Rilakkuma and Molang. I also love trying the sometimes weird and wonderful sweets that Japan has to offer so I divulged in these loves last weekend, as an early christmas present my boyfriend purchased two mystery bags from two stalls and these were the random items in them.
Amuse are best known for their Alpacasso plushes, I already have one large alpaca, which was actually a drunk purchase (no regrets), but I wanted to add two smaller ones to my collection! The Alpaca on the left is from Kirarin Star collection and the one on the right is from the Furi Furi Frilly collection, which sounds like some kind of Japanese tongue twister!
The other plushes I got in my mystery bags I had never heard of before but are made by the same company as the Alpacas. The largest plush is the Pote Usa Loppy bunny plush, like the Alpacasso range they come in different sizes, colours and themes. This particular one is from the Sugar V.2 collection and it’s so adorable. For some reason I feel like this would be great as a present for a baby, maybe it reminds me of something I had as a child or it’s just the sweetness of it. The second largest plush is from the Momonga no Momota (yet another tongue twister) flying squirrel collection, who knew flying squirrels could be so cute and friendly looking? For some reason a flying squirrel looks terrifying to me, just looking at them on google creeps me out a bit but maybe this plush will change my mind about them! The last plush is a cat from the Nyanko collection, it’s a simple cute cat with no terrifying flying qualities to it!
I also got two very small phone charm plushes, the right being a Tsum Tsum Alpacasso and the left I can’t find online but I think it’s from the Mameshiba collection. Phone charms aren’t really a thing anymore, much to my dismay, so i’ll probably put these on my keys though they do double up as pretty good phone screen cleaners!
I got a few stationery bits in my mystery bags and I also brought a few things. I purchased the Totoro pen and the Pink Bean stickers, both for the purpose of planning. The Totoro pen is a nice thin black ink pen which is prefect for planning and the Pink Bean stickers are so cute and each have a little theme, again perfect for planning! The Hello kitty stickers and Gudetama items were from a mystery bag. I love the Gudetama stuff, the stickers will be perfect for my laptop cover and the hair accessories are just plain cute!
The thing I definitely got the most of is food! Some of these foods i’ve tried before such as the green tea Kit kat and the apple Hi Chews so I’m happy to have these again, I’m also curious to try a lot of these snacks, the pumpkin Kit Kat and blueberry snack in particular. I love the packaging of Japanese snacks and I’m definitely stocked up on the snack front! If there’s anything in particular you want to know the name of I can find it out, I have a very vague grasp of Japanese, I studied it for GCSE but that was a good 6 years ago!