Meet the San-X characters: Kutusita Nyanko

“Meow” is the sound of today’s San-X character. Kawaii cat Kutusita Nyanko and his little furry friends are now the stars of our blog series.

Kutusita Nyanko cat in basket A4 plastic file folder

Kutusita Nyanko cat in basket A4 plastic file folder

Kutusita Nyanko

The small black cat Kutusita Nyanko wears white socks on every paw and looks super adorable. His real name is “Bon Chan”. He lives with a human called “Papa” and loves him very much. But Papa has to work all day long to be able to buy cat food for his cats. Kutusita Nyanko loves music, especially the piano and the violin. Strawberries and sweets are some of his favourite foods. He loves to spend time outside where he plays with his cat friends.

black fluffy Kutusita Nyanko cat wallet coin case San-X

black fluffy Kutusita Nyanko cat wallet coin case San-X

sticker set 4pcs Kutusita Nyanko cat strawberry

sticker set 4pcs Kutusita Nyanko cat strawberry

black Kutusita Nyanko cat with backpack plush toy

black Kutusita Nyanko cat with backpack plush toy

Burme
Burme is a small brown cat that is living with Kutusita Nyanko. It is very shy but has a big heart. Burme totally enjoys playing with Kutusita Nyanko.

brown mini Kutusita Nyanko cat plush toy San-X Japan

brown mini Kutusita Nyanko cat plush toy San-X Japan

kawaii brown Kutusita Nyanko cat with collar plush toy

kawaii brown Kutusita Nyanko cat with collar plush toy

Norwecci
The small fluffy cat has milktea colored fur. Norwecci is very happy that Kutusita Nyanko took it home, where it now lives with the other cats.

Kutusita Nyanko plush toy beige cat with tail

Kutusita Nyanko plush toy beige cat with tail

 cute Kutusita Nyanko cat sticker London

cute Kutusita Nyanko cat sticker London

Russie
Silver-grey cat Russie
is a good friend of Kutusita Nyanko. He belongs to a friend of Papa and comes to visit whenever the two humans meet. Russie is friendly and polite to everyone.

cuddly grey Kutusita Nyanko cat plush toy

cuddly grey Kutusita Nyanko cat plush toy

Kutusita Nyanko plush charm grey cat heart

Kutusita Nyanko plush charm grey cat heart

Meet the San-X characters: Sentimental Circus

Meet the cute Sentimental Circus characters

Meet the cute Sentimental Circus characters

Sentimental Circus is the second most popular character from the San-X family after Rilakkuma. We also carry more than 400 different Sentimental Circus products in our shop and get new ones frequently. Time to get to know the different circus animals a bit better.

pink Sentimental Circus diamonds animals towel from Japan

pink Sentimental Circus diamonds animals towel from Japan

The Sentimental Circus animals are abandoned toys. They gathered from the streets or the corners of the children rooms where they were left and awake every night after the whole town has fallen asleep. Then they start their circus show and every character has a great act to perform. Here are some of the cute fellas:

Shappo

Sentimental Circus rabbit suction cup hook hanger towel hook

Sentimental Circus rabbit suction cup hook hanger towel hook

Rabbit Shappo is the ringmaster of the circus and the main character of the Sentimental Circus crew. He always wears a small top hat which has needles, thread and magic props hidden inside. He is very good at fancywork and tries to dress well. He has a thing for capes.

Mouton

super big Sentimental Circus elephant Mouton plushie

super big Sentimental Circus elephant Mouton plushie

The turquoise elephant Mouton is very easygoing, but when the curtain goes up he gets very active and starts his acrobatics act. He is great at balancing balls.

Rio

Sentimental Circus white lion plush cellphone charm

Sentimental Circus white lion plush cellphone charm

White lion Rio is the biggest plush in the circus. His crest is actually detachable. His circus act is jumping through a hoop.

Mr. Bear

big Sentimental Circus Mr.Bear plushie circus

big Sentimental Circus Mr.Bear plushie circus

The cute bear Mr. Bear is a toy made of tin plate. He is the artistic cycling performer always running gleefully.

Kuro

Sentimental Circus Kuro diamonds mini Note Pad

Sentimental Circus Kuro diamonds mini Note Pad

The black cat Kuro looks a bit like an owl. He is the performer of the rolling globe.

Toto

 mini Sentimental Circus dog Toto plush toy San-X Japan

mini Sentimental Circus dog Toto plush toy San-X Japan

Toto is Shappo’s closest companion. He is made of remnants and very sensitive. He shows a very impressive juggling act.

Happy Natural Time with Rilakkuma collection

So kawaii! We now have lots of stationery items from the latest “Happy Natural Time with Rilakkuma” collection in our shop. It’s all about being out in the forest and collecting apples and fruit for delicious home-made pies. Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma are dressed as super cute deer while chick Kiiroitori is dressed as an owl. We love the warm, cozy vibes of this collection.

The range of products with the deer Rilakkuma designs is quite wide, we have stationery like folders, memo pads, pens, pencils, stamps, stickers, Masking Tapes and letter sets. But be sure to check out items like plush toys, cellphone charms, key covers, towels, bags, bandages or tissue cases.

deer Rilakkuma bear apple A4 plastic file folder

deer Rilakkuma bear apple A4 plastic file folder

deer Rilakkuma bear pie fruit ring binder notebook

deer Rilakkuma bear pie fruit ring binder notebook

deer Rilakkuma brown bear plush toy by San-X

deer Rilakkuma brown bear plush toy by San-X

deer Rilakkuma bear forest pie tissue case dispenser

deer Rilakkuma bear forest pie tissue case dispenser

San-X deer Rilakkuma pie glitter Bandage Band-Aids 10 pcs

San-X deer Rilakkuma pie glitter Bandage Band-Aids 10 pcs

big natural-colored deer Rilakkuma canvas linen handbag

big natural-colored deer Rilakkuma canvas linen handbag

pink deer Rilakkuma bear forest apple pencil Japan

pink deer Rilakkuma bear forest apple pencil Japan

deer Rilakkuma bear apple key cover charm

deer Rilakkuma bear apple key cover charm

deer Rilakkuma white bear deer costume towel from Japan

deer Rilakkuma white bear deer costume towel from Japan

white deer Rilakkuma 4 colours ballpoint pen and pencil

white deer Rilakkuma 4 colours ballpoint pen and pencil

deer Rilakkuma bear stickers with deer forest apple cake

deer Rilakkuma bear stickers with deer forest apple cake

deer Rilakkuma forest pie apple letter paper set Japan

deer Rilakkuma forest pie apple letter paper set Japan

slim deer Rilakkuma index stickers bookmark sticker

slim deer Rilakkuma index stickers bookmark sticker

big deer Rilakkuma stamp set bear owl forest apple

big deer Rilakkuma stamp set bear owl forest apple

beige deer Rilakkuma forest Masking Tape deco tape

beige deer Rilakkuma forest Masking Tape deco tape

deer Rilakkuma yellow chick as owl plush toy by San-X

deer Rilakkuma yellow chick as owl plush toy by San-X

New characters in our shop: Zombbit zombie rabbits

They are one one of the creepiest San-X characters yet… but in a cute way. Check out all the funny Zombbit zombie rabbit stationery and plushies we now have in our shop. Zombbit rabbits are cute rabbits that somehow became zombies. The reason for this is not really clear, but there is no time to think about it, because 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.

Soon we will introduce the different Zombbit characters more detailed.

check out the cute Zombbit zombie bunnies on modes4u.com

check out the cute Zombbit zombie bunnies on modes4u.com

funny Zombbit zombie rabbits ring binder notebook

funny Zombbit zombie rabbits ring binder notebook

funny Zombbit zombie rabbit sign stickers from Japan

funny Zombbit zombie rabbit sign stickers from Japan

black Zombbit zombie animal mechanical pencil by San-X

black Zombbit zombie animal mechanical pencil by San-X

Zombbit zombie rabbits letter paper set from Japan

Zombbit zombie rabbits letter paper set from Japan

Zombbit zombie rabbits polka dot mini Note Pad San-X

Zombbit zombie rabbits polka dot mini Note Pad San-X

mini Zombbit blue zombie rabbit plush toy San-X Japan

mini Zombbit blue zombie rabbit plush toy San-X Japan

Zombbit zombie animals glitter Bandage Band-Aids 10 pcs

Zombbit zombie animals glitter Bandage Band-Aids 10 pcs

turquoise Zombbit zombie animal rabbit Nonbi plush charm

turquoise Zombbit zombie animal rabbit Nonbi plush charm

black Zombbit zombie rabbits mini Note Pad San-X

black Zombbit zombie rabbits mini Note Pad San-X

mini Zombbit purple zombie rabbit plush toy San-X Japan

mini Zombbit purple zombie rabbit plush toy San-X Japan

Sneak Peek: New Zombbet characters by San-X

When we received the latest San-X catalog we spotted those funny new fellas: Zombbet zombie animals. San-X will release their new characters this fall and already introduced the first items like those adorable plush toys. The cute un-dead bunnies and other animals look super funny, especially the bunny with the bitten off ear. We don’t really know much about their story yet, but will keep you updated as soon as we learn more. We will also get lots of items with these characters for our shop as soon as they are released. What do you think about the Zombbet animals?

Sneak Peek: Those are the new Zombbet characters by San-X

Sneak Peek: Those are the new Zombbet characters by San-X

These are some of the different characters, don' they look funny?

These are some of the different characters, don’ they look funny?

These are some of the Zombbet plush animals that will be available

These are some of the Zombbet plush animals that will be available

Hello Kitty Circus of Life at McDonald’s Hong Kong

Yay, McDonald’s in Hong Kong just started the new super cute Hello Kitty promotion: Hello Kitty Circus of Life x McDonald’s. You can get an adorable Hello Kitty circus character plush toy by paying 25HKD on top of any food purchase. The collection is very kawaii, Hello Kitty is dressed up as a chimp, clown, animal tamer and trapeze artist. There is also a Hello Kitty magician and Dare Devil as part of a special edition. And for 238HKD you can get the collector’s edition including Hello Kitty dressed up as an elephant, a popup storybook, cards, food coupons and so on.

The staff at MyDonald’s wears colouful Hello Kitty T-Shirts with the different characters and you also see cute circus cats on the trays, boxes and packaging. We think Hello Kitty looks really adorable with the moustache as animal tamer. What’s your favourite character from this collection?

The cute Hello Kitty Circus of Life collection on the McDonalds website

The cute Hello Kitty Circus of Life collection on the McDonalds website

The Hello Kitty plushies are displayed on the cashiers in every McDonalds in Hong Kong

The Hello Kitty plushies are displayed on the cashiers in every McDonalds in Hong Kong

Hello Kitty as trapeze artist and magician

Hello Kitty as trapeze artist and magician

Hello Kitty as chimp and magician

Hello Kitty as chimp and magician

The McDonalds staff wear colourful Hello Kitty T-Shirts

The McDonalds staff wear colourful Hello Kitty T-Shirts

All the cute plushies in a McDonalds restaurant in Hong Kong

All the cute plushies in a McDonalds restaurant in Hong Kong

You can also get a special collectors kit with a cute Jumbo Hello Kitty as elephant plush toy

You can also get a special collectors kit with a cute Jumbo Hello Kitty as elephant plush toy

San-X shop modes4u: More than 2000 products and special editions

Our partnership with the Japanese stationary and gift manufacturing company San-X really flourished in the past years. Last year we were super proud that we carried almost 1,000 San-X products in our shop, this year the amount has more than doubled. By now we carry more than 2,100 San-X products on modes4u.com. It’s not such a big surprise when you keep in mind that Rilakkuma is the most popular character in our shop, and also San-X’ most successful character.

It’s also a big honor that we are allowed to sell limited Rilakkuma editions. To celebrate Rilakkuma’s 10th anniversary San-X has been releasing quite a few super limited plush toy editions, which are almost exclusively available in Japan. Only a handful of retailers in the whole world are allowed to sell them outside of Japan and we are one of them. This is why you can buy the Rilakkuma zodiac sign edition or the Rilakkuma Chinese New Year edition at our shop.

We will keep ordering many new products from all the different San-X characters and soon we will hopefully have 3,000 San-X products in our shop.

We are one of the few international shops worldwide allowed to sell the limited Rilakkuma zodiac signs edition

We are one of the few international shops worldwide allowed to sell the limited Rilakkuma zodiac signs edition

There are more than 250 pens and pencils by San-X in our shop

There are more than 250 pens and pencils by San-X in our shop

Choose between more than 200 San-X folder with all the different characters

Choose between more than 200 San-X folders with all the different characters

The Rilakkuma Washi Tapes are quite new in our shop

The Rilakkuma Washi Tapes are quite new in our shop

We have a huge selection of plush toys with Rilakkuma, Mamegoma and all the other San-X characters

We have a huge selection of plush toys with Rilakkuma, Mamegoma and all the other San-X characters

New characters in our shop: Chocopa squirrel Nuts

Time to introduce a cute new character in our shop. If you like the funny Chocopa bear who turns into a brown chocolate bear when eating chocolate, you might have noticed that lately he is accompanied by a little friend, an orange squirrel named Nuts. The cute rodent wears brown glasses and looks very smart. He loves to sit on Chocopa’s head and often takes photos of him.

You can find the cute squirrel on many Chocopa products in our shop, but we also have some plush toys just with the cute fella.

San-X orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush toy

San-X orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush toy

orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush charm San-X

orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush charm San-X

pink chocopa bear with chocolate hearts cup by San-X Japan

pink chocopa bear with chocolate hearts cup by San-X Japan

cute Chocopa bear chocolate bar pencil case San-X Japan

cute Chocopa bear chocolate bar pencil case San-X Japan

cute Chocopa bear towel chocolate hearts from Japan

cute Chocopa bear towel chocolate hearts from Japan

New San-X plush toys in our shop

The last days have been fluffy, because we have been adding lots of plush toys, plush cellphone charms and plush bags from San-X to our shop. So now we have many new super soft Rilakkumas, Sentimental Circus animals, chocopa bears, Mamegoma seals and Kutusita Nyanko cats.

If you love Rilakkuma you will be happy to hear that we got new stuff from the current Aloha Rilakkuma and Rilakkuma Egg Kitchen collections. The plush toys and cellphone charms in Hawaiian outfits, with sunglasses or surfboards for the Aloha collection and funny chicken costumes for the Egg Kitchen collection are super cute and really catch your eye.

What else is new? We have funny little plush backpacks that you can use as little pouches. Then there is a funny series of screen cleaner charms with almost all San-X characters. The character is always in a funny little sack that can be fold back. So you really have two designs per charm.

Rilakkuma Egg Kitchen plush toy in chicken costume

Rilakkuma Egg Kitchen plush toy in chicken costume

Rilakkuma white bear plush pouch bag by San-X

Rilakkuma white bear plush pouch bag by San-X

turquoise Sentimental Circus elephant plush backpack bag

turquoise Sentimental Circus elephant plush backpack bag

black Kutusita Nyanko cat with white cat sack plush charm

black Kutusita Nyanko cat with white cat sack plush charm

Chocopa bear with chocolate cover plush charm San-X

Chocopa bear with chocolate cover plush charm San-X

San-X orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush toy

San-X orange Chocopa squirrel with glasses plush toy

pink Sentimental Circus rabbit sailor plush toy

pink Sentimental Circus rabbit sailor plush toy

Rilakkuma yellow chick plush toy Aloha Hawaii San-X

Rilakkuma yellow chick plush toy Aloha Hawaii San-X

white Mamegoma seal plush toy pillow by San-X

white Mamegoma seal plush toy pillow by San-X

Our favourite product of the week: Rilakkuma zodiac signs plushies

We got a huge delivery from San-X this week and it contained our favourite products of the week: The Rilakkuma zodiac signs plush collection. It’s a limited edition San-X released to celebrate Rilakkuma’s 10th Anniversary and we are one of seven online shops who are allowed to sell it outside of Japan. Isn’t that great?

You can get this collection as big plush toys and as small plush charms.

The Rilakkuma zodiac sign collection is available on modes4u.com

The Rilakkuma zodiac sign collection is available on modes4u.com