YumeTwins | November 2016 | Unboxing, First Impressions and Review

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As if I am blogging about my third YumeTwins box alreadyit feels like I subscribed 5 minutes ago! Today’s topic of conversation is the November YumeTwins box.  I’ll warn you in advance, I’ve got a lot to say!

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YumeTwins November 2016

Unboxing, First Impressions and Review

“YumeTwins is a monthly care package of everything kawaii and cute from TokyoTreat.  It centers around the “yume kawaii” culture which is a new kawaii movement recently emerged in Japan.  Yume kawaii isn’t just the old school kawaii – it’s a mixture of cuteness, fairytales and, importantly, a touch of darkness (yami)!”

“Each YumeTwins box is a surprise of 8-10 items ranging from adorable plushies and squishies, collectible keychains and figures, stationary and accessories.  All items are fully licenced merchandise from Japanese brands you LOVE!*

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The theme of the November YumeTwins box was “breakfast”.  I’ll be honest, I was tempted to “skip” this month as the theme didn’t sound that appealing to me.  I kind of wish I had now… Let me show you what I mean.

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Let’s begin shall we?  The first item to discuss is the Sumikko Gurashi Sushi Rubber Keychain Charm.  *stops to catch breath*  I am told that even though sushi is not typically considered breakfast food, you can have it for breakfast at fish markets.   Hmm.  Ok.  I am not sure why I would want a key ring of it though?

The next item to discuss is the Kawaii Mini Notepad.   Again, I’m having difficulty seeing how this is related to breakfast.  This feels like a standard item that you receive in subscription boxes, and not a special, “themed” item as such.

Next up, it’s the Enogumasan 2-Way Marker.   Yes, marker pens are useful and handy to have around, but again – where is the connection to breakfast?  *puzzled face*

Turning to the small pack of Sanrio Kirimichan Post Its, and I am told that Kirimichan is a sliced salmon character from Sanrio.  I had no idea!  Considering salmon and other fish are often eaten for breakfast in Japan, I can (kind of) see the relation to breakfast, but then again… post it notes?

Would it be a breakfast themed box without the appearance of Gudetama, the lazy egg from Sanrio?  At least this item is related to breakfast!  *sighs in relief*   I am sure I can find a use for these stickers somehow.

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Even though the Shinada Baby Nature Plushies are the biggest plushies YumeTwins have put in their boxes to date, its hard to get excited by it.  When I first opened up my box, I had no idea what the plush is supposed to be.  From what I am told by the magazine, I feel it may be a “baby baku” but again, where is the relation to breakfast?  What even is a baku?

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The Rilakkuma Tea Party Darjeeling Tea Bags are the “star” of this month’s box, with a dedicated page in this month’s booklet.  I like tea, and I am sure these will come in handy one morning when I need an extra boostHowever, I know there will be some subscribers who don’t like tea, and I think YumeTwins should have taken that into consideration.

An item that I was initially excited to see in this month’s box was the Re-Ment Sailor Moon Sweets Mascot.   I’ve included a closer look below…

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I’m quite disappointed in the quality of the item in my Re-Ment Sailor Moon Sweets Mascot.  The painting on the key ring looks rushed, and overall the item looks shoddy in my opinion.  I don’t think you would be able to tell that it is a Sailor Moon related item at first glance.    Once AGAIN, I’m not too sure what the relation to breakfast is?  Yes, I know that I sound like a broken record…

I don’t think it will come as a surprise to you that I am disappointed with my November YumeTwins box. *shakes head*  When I heard the theme was “breakfast”, I was imagining receiving perhaps an item of homeware, such as a bowl, dish or a glass.  It didn’t even enter my mind that I would receive a “baby baku” plushie and a few items of stationery.  I can appreciate what YumeTwins were trying to do, but I think it wasn’t executed that well overall.

The theme of the December box is “Christmas” and I am really hoping for something spectacular as otherwise I may have to have a rethink about whether to continue on with a YumeTwins subscription. *serious face*

Yume Twins is a subscription box service brought to you by the TokyoTreat team.  Every month, you will receive 8-10 licensed items, such as plushies, stationery and accessories from Japanese brands.  Prices start at $29.99 per month including shipping, but keep an eye on YumeTwins’ social media as they often do discount codes or free gift offers that can sweeten the deal.   There are also 3 month, 6 month and 12 month prepaid subscription deals if you can commit to a subscription that long.  The boxes are shipped from Japan and take about two weeks to arrive.  They ship worldwide, and as a customer in the UK I have not had any custom charges to pay so far.  You can also “skip” a month if you do not like the theme of the upcoming box.

Would you subscribe to Yume Twins?

Dannie x

November 28, 2016
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