Kawaii new pencil cases

Yay, it’s stationery time again. We added many Japanese pencil cases to our shop. There are cute new Rilakkuma pen cases, for example from the fun Rilakkumarket collection. And aren’t the new Kamio plush pencil cases in the shape of hippo, lantern fish, cat paws or pandas just hilarious?

blue Rilakkumarket Rilakkuma bear milk box pencil case San-X

blue Rilakkumarket Rilakkuma bear milk box pencil case San-X

pink Rilakkumarket Rilakkuma bear strawberry milk box pencil case San-X

pink Rilakkumarket Rilakkuma bear strawberry milk box pencil case San-X

beige Rilakkuma Factory bear pens linen pencil case by San-X

beige Rilakkuma Factory bear pens linen pencil case by San-X

yellow Rilakkuma chick apple pencil case by San-X

yellow Rilakkuma chick apple pencil case by San-X

black cat paw plush pencil case from Japan

black cat paw plush pencil case from Japan

grey cat paw plush pencil case from Japan

grey cat paw plush pencil case from Japan

funny hippo plush pencil case from Japan

funny hippo plush pencil case from Japan

funny latern fish deep sea monster plush pencil case from Japan

funny latern fish deep sea monster plush pencil case from Japan

turquoise Mr. Mustache plush pencil case from Japan

turquoise Mr. Mustache plush pencil case from Japan

white daisy flower pencil case from Japan

white daisy flower pencil case from Japan

green Toy Story Alien Disney pencil case from Japan

green Toy Story Alien Disney pencil case from Japan

turquoise cat dot animal pencil case from Japan

turquoise cat dot animal pencil case from Japan

black panda animal plush pencil case from Japan

black panda animal plush pencil case from Japan

pink alpaca animal pencil case from Japan

pink alpaca animal pencil case from Japan

Rilakkuma’s favorite Christmas presents from modes4u.com

Rilakkuma picked his favorite Christmas presents from our shop

Rilakkuma picked his favorite Christmas presents from our shop

Halloween is over, so it’s time to focus on Christmas. As we recently enlarged our office mascot family, we thought it would be fun to let each office mascot choose his favorite Christmas presents from our shop. Rilakkuma is up first. The Rilakkuma products he chose are real classics.

1. Rilakkuma plushies

Rilakkuma plush toys are a great present. The cute Rilakkuma winter series is especially great for Christmas, as the winter design fits well to the cold season. Bur really any Rilakkuma plushie looks great under the Christmas tree.

Rilakkuma winter knit brown bear plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma winter knit brown bear plush toy San-X Japan

2. Rilakkuma bento boxes

Bento boxes are such a versatile present. They can be used as handy kitchen helpers and lunch boxes for school, the office or uni, but also as decorative or storage boxes for jewelry and other little bits and pieces. There are really many cute Rilakkuma bento boxes.

yellow Rilakkuma bear Bento Box with brown bear face

yellow Rilakkuma bear Bento Box with brown bear face

3. Rilakkuma Re-Ments

The cute Japanese miniature items are popular collectibles and Christmas is the perfect time to introduce friends and family to the cute toys or to enlarge a collection with lots of new sets. We have many different Rilakkuma Re-Ments, most of them have super cute food themes.

Re-Ment Rilakkuma Relaxing Meals Dolls Miniature

Re-Ment Rilakkuma Relaxing Meals Dolls Miniature

4. Rilakkuma phone cases

Let’s face it, our cute Rilakkuma iPhone cases will turn heads and definitely draw attention to your smartphone. And Christmas is a great opportunity to surprise somebody with cute phone accessories.

brown Rilakkuma bear with ears iPhone 5 / 5S hard cover case

brown Rilakkuma bear with ears iPhone 5 / 5S hard cover case

Rilakkuma Winter Plushies & Rilakkuma Halloween Party Plushies

We have the most adorable seasonal Rilakkuma plushies in our shop. In the adorable Rilakkuma Halloween Party series Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori are dressed in fancy masquerade ball costumes. They all wear capes, hats with feathers and masks – it looks like they are going to the Venetian Carnival.

In the cute Rilakkuma Winter Knit series the bears and the chick get ready for could winter days. They are wearing bobble hats, scarfs and gloves with Norwegian patterns. It looks like they’re ready to play outside in the snow.

Which collection do you like better?

Rilakkuma Winter Knit Plush Toy Collection

Rilakkuma Winter Knit Plush Toy Collection

Rilakkuma Halloween Party Plush Toy Collection

Rilakkuma Halloween Party Plush Toy Collection

Rilakkuma winter knit brown bear plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma winter knit brown bear plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma winter knit white bear plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma winter knit white bear plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma winter knit yellow chick plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma winter knit yellow chick plush toy San-X Japan

Rilakkuma Halloween Party brown bear plush toy San-X

Rilakkuma Halloween Party brown bear plush toy San-X

Rilakkuma Halloween Party white bear plush toy San-X

Rilakkuma Halloween Party white bear plush toy San-X

Rilakkuma Halloween Party yellow chick plush toy San-X

Rilakkuma Halloween Party yellow chick plush toy San-X

Introducing our new San-X plush team members

Welcome our new team members! You already know our gigantic office Rilakkuma mascot that is like 165cm tall. He now has many brothers and sisters, because we received big plush mascots of many San-X characters. We do not sell them in our shop, they will guard the modes4u office and you will see them a lot on our blog and Facebook. They are not as big as the 165cm Rilakkuma bear, but still pretty big! We have mascots of Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma and Kiiroitori, Kutusita Nyanko, Mamegoma, the shy cat and penguin of Sumikkogurashi and rabbit Shappo of Sentimental Circus. Which one is your favourite?

Welcome our big new San-X office mascots!

Welcome our big new San-X office mascots!

Meet the San-X characters: Zombbit zombie rabbits

The funny Zombbit zombie bunnies were released by San-X in 2013 and therefore are the youngest members of the San-X family.

funny Zombbit zombie rabbit stickers from Japan

funny Zombbit zombie rabbit stickers from Japan

Zombbits are cute rabbits that somehow became zombies. The living dead bunnies are very hungry and will try to bite anything. They make the gnawing sound “gajigaji” all the time and are super slow. Once they bite another bunny it is infected too and will become a zombie. Let’s get to know them a bit better:

turquoise Zombbit zombie animal rabbit Nonbi plush charm

turquoise Zombbit zombie animal rabbit Nonbi plush charm

Nonbi

The cute turquoise rabbit is still a baby. His appearance didn’t change that much after he became a Zombbit. Nonbi doesn’t seem to have any ears.

pink Zombbit zombie animal rabbit Somii plush charm San-X

pink Zombbit zombie animal rabbit Somii plush charm San-X

Somii

The hot pink Somii is always at Nonbi’s side. So is he his pet? Nobody knows. He looks a bit like a cloud because he appears to be trembling.

Zombbit zombie rabbits polka dots glitter pencil Japan

Zombbit zombie rabbits polka dots glitter pencil Japan

Zombbits

There are lots of different Zombbit rabbits. They are always in a group and gnaw on something – quite frequently on each other. When they see Nonbi they run after him.

striped Zombbit zombie rabbits A4 plastic file folder

striped Zombbit zombie rabbits A4 plastic file folder

Joshii

Joshii looks a bit like a pig, but she is a female bunny. She is Nonbi’s classmate and accidentally became a Zombbit. She wears quite a bit of make up which is a bit messy now.

funny Zombbit zombie rabbit stickers from Japan

funny Zombbit zombie rabbit stickers from Japan

GG

The school bus driver GG really doesn’t look a lot different as a zombie than he did before. But now flies are always hiding in his mouth.

black Zombbit zombie rabbit Nonbi Note Pad sticker

black Zombbit zombie rabbit Nonbi Note Pad sticker

Hamii & Salamii

Hamii and Salamii are twin brothers and sisters who live near Nonbi. They are always together.

Soccer K League Hello Kitty plushs at McDonald’s Hong Kong

The Soccer World Cup is THE sports event of the year, so it’s no surprise that there are lots of promotions around that theme. McDonald’s Hong Kong started a super kawaii Hello Kitty promotion a couple of days ago. When you add 28 HKD to your food purchase you receive a K League Hello Kitty plushie. The plush toys are soccer-themed, there is a referee, a soccer fan, a goalkeeper, a medic and a soccer player. If you buy the whole collector’s kit you also get a cute Hello Kitty soccer ball plushie.

McDonald’s also made a funny TV spot for this collection, check it out at the end of this post.

The kawaii Soccer K League Hello Kitty plushs at McDonald's Hong Kong

The kawaii Soccer K League Hello Kitty plushs at McDonald’s Hong Kong

The collection contains several soccer-themed Hello Kitty plushs

The collection contains several soccer-themed Hello Kitty plushs

McDonald's has a cute TV spot which shows all the characters

McDonald’s has a cute TV spot which shows all the characters

You can get a plushie when adding 28HKD to your food purchase

You can get a plushie when adding 28HKD to your food purchase

There is also a speacil collector's kit available

There is also a special collector’s kit available

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty goal keeper plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty goal keeper plush

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty soccer player plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty soccer player plush

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty referee plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty referee plush

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty fan plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty fan plush

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty medic plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty medic plush

McDonald's K League Hello Kitty soccer ball plush

McDonald’s K League Hello Kitty soccer ball plush

Meet the San-X characters: Chocopa

San-X most popular bear character is definitely Rilakkuma. But there is another little bear fella in the San-X family who deserves your attention: Chocopa!

pink Chocopa panda bear chocolate A4 plastic file folder

pink Chocopa panda bear chocolate A4 plastic file folder

Chocopa

Chocolate, chocolate and even more chocolate. The kawaii baby panda Chocopa has a sweet tooth, because he wants to eat chocolate all the time. But one day a change happened when he took a bite of his favourite milk chocolate. Just like the chocolate bar he suddenly became all brown. Just when he drinks milk he becomes a panda bear again.

Chocopa bear with chocolate cover plush charm San-X

Chocopa bear with chocolate cover plush charm San-X

Nuts

The cute orange squirrel Nuts is Chocopa’s friend. The cute rodent wears brown glasses and looks very smart. He loves to sit on Chocopa’s head and often takes photos of him.

San-X orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush toy

San-X orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush toy

Meet the San-X characters: Piggy Girl

San-X has so many different kawaii characters, it’s really fun to introduce them all. Today it gets really girly, because little piglet Piggy Girl is the star of the moment.

Piggy Girl pig tea rabbit cake mini Note Pad San-X

Piggy Girl pig tea rabbit cake mini Note Pad San-X

The kawaii Piggy Girl animals love make-up, fashion and shopping. They all have a sweet tooth and enjoy a good afternoon tea with some delicious cake and fresh strawberries.

Piggy Girl pig cake strawberry towel from Japan

Piggy Girl pig cake strawberry towel from Japan

Piggy Girl

Just like a girl the kawaii piglet Piggy loves girly things like shopping, doing her nails and trying on make-up. She loves perfume and collects ribbons which are all over her room. She always wears a ribbon on her tail. Her charming point is her nose which is a tiny bit short. The soles of her feet are heart-shaped and so are her shoes. Piggy Girl’s favorite accessory is her sparkling rhinestone tiara, but sometimes she also wears flowers in her hair instead.

Piggy Girl rabbit plush charm white rabbit strawberry

Piggy Girl rabbit plush charm white rabbit strawberry

Rabby

The cute little white rabbit is Piggy Girl’s fashionable friend. They love to go shopping together, gossip and hang out for afternoon tea.

cute mini Memo Pad Piggy Girl pig with perfume

cute mini Memo Pad Piggy Girl pig with perfume

Mabby

The cute blue mouse never leaves Piggy Girl’s side. She always ties the ribbon on Piggy’s tail.

Easter chick Kiiroitori

Easter is Kiiroitori’s big time to shine. The cute yellow chick is usually a little in the shadow of his bear friend Rilakkuma. But chicks are a popular Easter symbol and we have lots of Kiiroitori stationery items in our Easter category which would make a perfect little Easter gift.

kawaii Rilakkuma yellow chick pocket sticker San-X

kawaii Rilakkuma yellow chick pocket sticker San-X

Rilakkuma yellow chick iPhone 5 / 5S hard cover case

Rilakkuma yellow chick iPhone 5 / 5S hard cover case

Rilakkuma yellow chick artificial leather key cover charm

Rilakkuma yellow chick artificial leather key cover charm

Rilakkuma 5-pocket A4 plastic file folder with chick

Rilakkuma 5-pocket A4 plastic file folder with chick

Rilakkuma plush toy yellow chick Kiiroitori

Rilakkuma plush toy yellow chick Kiiroitori

cute Rilakkuma yellow chick iPhone iPad button sticker

cute Rilakkuma yellow chick iPhone iPad button sticker

Rilakkuma yellow chick mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma yellow chick mobile phone plug earphone jack

Rilakkuma yellow chick plush pouch wallet cloth bag

Rilakkuma yellow chick plush pouch wallet cloth bag

kawaii yellow Rilakkuma yellow chick ring binder notebook

kawaii yellow Rilakkuma yellow chick ring binder notebook

blue Rilakkuma yellow chick magnetic bookmark

blue Rilakkuma yellow chick magnetic bookmark

cute big Rilakkuma yellow chick paper clip bookmark

cute big Rilakkuma yellow chick paper clip bookmark

yellow chick Rilakkuma mobile phone plug jack charm

yellow chick Rilakkuma mobile phone plug jack charm

Rilakkuma yellow chick polka dots letter paper set Japan

Rilakkuma yellow chick polka dots letter paper set Japan

Rilakkuma yellow chick suction cup hook hanger towel hook

Rilakkuma yellow chick suction cup hook hanger towel hook

Meet the San-X characters: Sumikkogurashi

The cute Sumikkogurashi characters are one of the youngest members of the San-X family, but they are already super popular. Time to introduce some of the characters a bit more detailed.

Sumikkogurashi piled animals in corner mini Note Pad

Sumikkogurashi piled animals in corner mini Note Pad

Literally Sumikkogurashi means ‘Corner Living’. All the cute little characters are super shy which is why they like to hide in the corner where they feel safe. They can be seen as a reflection of Japanese society, as many Japanese people can be very shy, so being in the corner of a place makes them feel more comfortable, because they get a feeling of security.

The Sumikkogurashi family consists of many different characters. They all have their own personalities with different reasons why they like to hide in corners.

Sumikkogurashi polar bear figurine finger puppet from Japan

Sumikkogurashi polar bear figurine finger puppet from Japan

Shirokuma

The shy white bear hates the cold. But he lived in the north, so he decided to run away from his chilly home. He used the cloth Furoshiki to tie up his belongings when he ran away. He is afraid of strangers and only feels comfortable when he can have a cup of hot tea in the corner.

kawaii green Sumikkogurashi penguin plush pouch wallet

kawaii green Sumikkogurashi penguin plush pouch wallet

Penguin?

The green penguin is so cute, but he seems to have lots of issues with his identity. He even puts a question mark behind his name and used to wear a plate on his head that made him look like a ‘Kappa’ (water spirits from Japanese folklore). He really has no confidence and questions himself.

Sumikkogurashi glitter clip peg beige cat

Sumikkogurashi glitter clip peg beige cat

Neko
The beige cat is super shy and really loves to hide in the corner. It’s just the best place for her to sharpen her claws by scratching the corners or sofas.

Tonkatsu cutlet Sumikkogurashi A4 plastic file folder

Tonkatsu cutlet Sumikkogurashi A4 plastic file folder

Tonkatsu
The kawaii pork cutlet Tonkatsu is very greasy and oily. He actually consists of 99% fat, which is why he is left behind on the plate. His pink nose is 1% meat. He loves to hide behind the soy sauce bottle on the table.

mini Sumikkogurashi bubble tea plush toy San-X Japan

mini Sumikkogurashi bubble tea plush toy San-X Japan

Tapioca
The cute colorful Tapioca are the bubbles from the popular Taiwanese bubble tea drink. They are left behind when the tea is finished, because most people don’t eat all the bubbles. There are always a couple of bubbles together as several ones are left over.

Sumikkogurashi glitter clip peg green seaweed

Sumikkogurashi glitter clip peg green seaweed

Zassou
The cute green seaweed is left behind as decoration on the plate. He is very cheerful and has a positive attitude. His dream is to be part of a pretty flower bouquet made by a florist.

San-X Notepad drawing book Sumikkogurashi stacked animals

San-X Notepad drawing book Sumikkogurashi stacked animals

Hokori
The happy little grey dust ball is super light and sometimes flies through the air. But he can be found in the corner or under the sofa as well.

Sumikkogurashi glitter clip peg white polar bear

Sumikkogurashi glitter clip peg white polar bear

Furoshiki
The pink wrapping cloth Furoshiki was used by polar bear Shirokuma when he ran away from the north. He is a are a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth.