As promised, here is the unboxing for the Dokidoki Crate for December 2015! Unlike the Japan Crate I reviewed previously this box is filled with cute items from Japan, reaching from stationary, to plushies, keychains, and so on!
Dokidoki Crate is a monthly subscription box for cute things from Japan by Japan Crate. Inside you’ll find 8-10 items ranging from adorable plushies & squishies to collectible keychains, figures, apparel, miniatures and more. Depending on your subscription plan the Dokidoki Crate retails for 30 US$ or less if you choose the 3 month, 6 month or 12 month plan. Crates ship the first week of each month with free priority shipping within the US. For international orders the shipping costs depend on the weight of the box.
Similar to Japan Crate the Dokidoki Crate comes with a detailed information about the products and with some cultural background in a custom booklet. The booklet also contains the instructions for the DIY candies and a custom in-house manga. The Dokidoki Crate for December was really filled up to the last bit with super adorable items and I was really happy about the content, too.
The Dokidoki Crate for December contained 9 items: Henshin Awa Jelly DIY Kit, Chibi Totoro, Panda Sleep MAsk, Nya-Kuma, Alpacasso Coin Purse, Charizard Pikachu, Hello Kitty Blind Box, Totoro Zipper Pouch, and Totoro Desk Calender. I was so excited to see that three of the products are Totoro-themed items! ♥
Let’s start of with the two plushies of the December Dokidoki Crate: The Chibi Totoro and the Nya-Kuma Plushie. The Chibi Totoro is really “chibi” and fits into one hand. It is super adorable! The larger Nya-Kuma Plushie is of good quality and it is fun to see the bear wearing a cat-costume :D It even has a bell around its neck.
Another plushy item, but with a purpose, is the Alpacasso Coin Purse. It has a zipper and you can either store your coins or anything smaller you’d like to store inside. A Pokemon Keychain was included aswell. It shows as Pikachu dressed up as Charizard!
The Hello Kitty Mystery Box in my Dokidoki Crate contained a Hello Kitty figure dressed up as Audrey Hepburn, I suppose. 1 out of 5 possible Hello Kitty Figures were included in the Dokidoki Crate for December in order to celebrate the 40th birthday of Hello Kitty. Another fun item which was part of the December Crate is the Plush Panda Sleep Mask. I can imagine that it is super cozy sleeping with this mask! Also, the box contained a Henshin Awa Jelly DIY Kit.
My favorite items from the Dokidoki Crate for December are the Totoro Desk Calendar and the Zipper Pouch! I love Totoro and the calendar contains some super pretty illustrations from the film! Both of these products are already in use. There is also a monthly giveaway for the subscribers where you can win a so-called Suteki Crate, which contains some larger plushies, stationary and gadgets, similar to the Sugoi Crate for Japan Crate subscribers.
I really love the Dokidoki Crate! The boxes have a good value for the price and the items are from different animes and areas. There were Plushies included, but also more useable stuff like pouches or calendars. If you are a lover for anime and Japan related toys and stationary you will definitely enjoy the Dokidoki Crate. Again, the only downside is the shipping costs for non-US residents, but other than this I can totally recommend this subscription box if you want a versatile experience for Japanese Kawaii Goodies. What is your impression of the Dokidoki Crate Subscription Boxes? Would you like to try these yourself?
Just as a short reminder: All products mentioned and reviewed on this blog are of my personal opinions. This product here was sent to me for reviewing purpose by https://japancrate.com, which doesn’t influence me in providing my honest opinion on the products.