YumeTwins – December 2018 Review



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YumeTwins is a kawaii goods box shipped worldwide from Tokyo! Each box includes 6 to 8 cute licensed items from popular Japanese brands. They include a variety of things, like plushies, home goods, stationary, and keychains. They focus on curating a selection of unique and quality goods around a monthly theme.

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The theme for December 2018 is “Pokemon Holiday Parade.” I’m pretty sure this is their first Pokemon-themed box. If you’re into Pokemon, then you’re probably aware of the new Let’s Go games that were just released! I’ve been playing Let’s Go Pikachu a lot, so I was extra excited for this month’s box. The box contains a booklet and six kawaii items. The booklet (and digital zine) contains all the info about the items and some tidbits about kawaii culture. This month they also included a small booklet showcasing their new loyalty reward program. It shows you some examples of what you can redeem your points for, as well as showing you more ways to earn points.


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Pokemon Luggage Tag

The first item is a luggage tag designed after one of four popular Pokemon characters: Pikachu, Mimikyu, Snorlax, or Eevee. Each design is so cute, I love them all! I received the Pikachu tag. It’s made of a sturdy rubber, with a removable card on the back where you write all your personal information. I will definitely use this the next time I fly home!

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Pikachu Food Mold

The next item is a special food mold shaped like Pikachu! The package says it’s for curry rice, but they give you other ideas as well (jello, mashed potatoes, etc). The kit comes with the main mold that you pack and press together to make the shape of Pikachu’s face. They also include two small round pieces of plastic with different shapes you can punch into vegetables, seaweed, etc to make the details. For example, you can punch out Pikachu’s face from crispy seaweed and then make round carrots into Pokeballs. This is a fun idea for holiday cooking! What would you make? I’m going to try to make a classic curry rice first.

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Pokemon Keychain Ornament

This keychain comes in a few different varieties—either Pikachu, Eevee, or an Eeveelution. It has a little chain, so you can hang it on your Christmas tree or bookbag. I got the Pikachu design, which has our little yellow friend on top of a shiny red Pokeball. Each design looks nice, and the shiny details would look good next to Christmas lights on a tree.


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Palm-sized Animal Plushie

This month’s plushie is small, palm-sized animal. There are 20 different varieties! I got a monkey plushie. I’m actually kind of scared of monkeys, but I really like the size and design of the plush. Really round plushies always feel extra cute.


Pokemon and Sanrio Stickers

Next, the include a sheet of character stickers. You will receive either Pikachu, Pompompurin, My Melody, or Hello Kitty stickers. I got a sheet of stickers of Pompompurin, the cute little pudding dog!

Sanrio Sticky Notes

The final item is a set of sticky notes themed around a Sanrio character—Hello Kitty or My Melody. I got four My Melody sticky notes in my pack, all with a cute pink design.


Overall, this month’s Pokemon box was great! I’m sure people who don’t like Pokemon probably wouldn’t be as excited, but I really enjoyed my Pikachu goods. I especially like the Pokemon Luggage Tag and the Pikachu Food Mold. Things like that are difficult to find outside of Japan, so it’s cool that they included them this month. I’m excited to try out the food mold! Would you enjoy a kawaii Pokemon box? What other themed boxes would you like to see?

If you’d like to subscribe to YumeTwins, you can do so here. It’s $35 per month with free international shipping from Tokyo, Japan. Check out their website and social media for teasers about the next box. If you want to receive the December Pokemon box, be sure to subscribe by November 30th!


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Sara loves all things cats, snacks, and video games. She lives in Yokohama, Japan with her husband. Sara has her B.S in Women and Gender Studies and currently teaches English. Japanese snack and kawaii boxes are her favorite, along with anything nerdy, cute, and/or edible.

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