Toy Story’s Little Green Men and Lots-o’ Get Turned Into Confections at Japanese Convenience Stores
Bandai’s character-inspired Japanese confectionery series Tabemas has revealed that its next batch of sweet treats will be inspired by the Little Green Men and Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear from the popular Pixar movie franchise Toy Story. The confections will hit 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan on November 21, 2020.
Tabemas Toy Story | ¥258 Each (Before Tax)
The lovable Little Green Men and Toy Story 3‘s main antagonist Lots-o have been fully recreated, down to the finest details, into delicious confections. The details are well crafted you can almost hear the aliens chanting “OOOOOH” in unison! The sweets are also made with a dough called “nerikiri” which is used in making traditional Japanese wagashi sweets.
The Little Green Men are matcha flavoured while Lots-o is strawberry flavoured. Both contain Japanese bean paste, and neither use artificial colourings. Their colours comes from the original ingredients. Each sweet is also only 100kcal making is a perfect quick treat.
‘Tabemas’ is an abbreviation of the Japanese words taberareru masukotto, meaning ‘mascots that you can eat.’ It is a Japanese confectionery series that combines well-known characters and Japanese sweets made from ingredients like red bean paste, sugar and rice flour.
Tabemas Toy Story 25th Anniversary – Little Green Man & Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear
Release Date: November 21, 2020
Available: At the chilled sweets section of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Japan
*Available while supplies last
*Stock date may differ from branch to branch
*Select stores not participating
Official Website: https://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/tabemas/toystory/
FamilyMart Starts Pokemon Campaign, Pikachu Pineapple Frappe Now Available
FamilyMart stores nationwide have started a campaign in collaboration with the free-to-play mobile game Pokemon Cafe ReMix! From June 21 until July 18, visitors will be able to pick up some special treats and exclusive merchandise.
A new addition to the Frappe series, customers will be able to enjoy Pikachu’s Pineapple Frappe starting June 21, featuring Pikachu in a cute cafe uniform. Made with golden pineapple pulp, the drink is perfect for summer, offering a refreshing sweet and sour taste. There are three cup designs available–one with Pikachu in red, one in blue, and another in green.
Original Merchandise Campaign
Part I: June 21, 10:00~ / Original PP Coaster (4 varieties)
Part 2: July 5, 10:00~ / Cafe Menu Design Original Memo Pad (4 varieties)
A goods campaign is also underway. Customers purchasing three qualifying products will receive exclusive merchandise–while supplies last, of course! The event will run from June 21 at 10:00 through July 18.
Left: 5 stamps, Original Lunch Bag / Right: 10 stamps, Original Plates (Set of 3)
Collecting stamps on the FamilyMart app can also net fans some special prizes! At the same time, Pokemon fans can use the app to win tickets to Pokemon GO Fest 2022 Sapporo.
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Pokemon Cafe ReMix ~ Puzzle Campaign
Disney SERIES CREATED by MOUSSY Reveals Autumn Collection
10.June.2022 | FASHION
High-casual brand MOUSSY has revealed the Disney SERIES CREATED by MOUSSY 2022 Autumn Collection! The items are now available to preorder at a number of online outlets.
QUATTING Design Series
The 2022 Autumn Collection lineup features original art drawn exclusively for MOUSSY. Each design was inspired by MOUSSY’s classic 70s and 80s feel, while also incorporating some 90s street style. The Mickey QUATTING Design Series is more casual, and for those wanting to stay more comfy and warm during the fall months, the THERMAL series has been updated with Mickey Mouse designs all over the fabric.
An original acrylic stand featuring the Mickey Mouse QUATTING Design is available while supplies last when preordering any items from the 2022 Autumn Collection at the SHEL’TTER online store.
Disney SERIES CREATED by MOUSSY – 2022 Autumn Collection
Preorders Begin on June 8, 2022
Where to Order:
SHEL’TTER WEB STORE: https://www.ec-store.net/category/disney_series_created_bymoussy
Official Site: http://www.moussy.ne.jp
UNIQLO Releases New UT Collection Featuring Mickey & Friends Art by Steven Harrington
06.June.2022 | FASHION
UNIQLO’s graphic T-shirt brand UT has announced an adorable new Disney-themed collection. The ‘Mickey & Friends Art by Steven Harrington UT’ collection is a triple collaboration with Los Angeles-based artist Stephen Harrington and Disney. The items will go on sale at UNIQLO TOKYO and five other nearby stores on June 10 ahead of the collection’s launch at all UNIQLO stores on June 13. The colorful collection was inspired by the happiness, joy, and freedom Harrington felt as a child, which the artist expresses through classic Disney characters designed his typical pop style.
This collection is the first made in collaboration with Steven Harrington, whose vibrant art is inspired by California’s landscape and mixed culture. The colorful pop art found in his work alongside the beloved character Mickey Mouse is something Disney fans won’t want to miss adding to their wardrobe.
Kids sizes are also available, so try coordinating with the younger people in your life this summer!
Mickey & Friends Art by Steven Harrington UT
Preorder Date: June 10, 2022
Where to Order: UNIQLO TOKYO, Harajuku, Ginza, UNIQLO PARK Yokohama Bayside, Asakusa
Available at all stores on June 13, 2022
Men’s T-shirts (4 designs): ¥1,500
Kid’s T-shirts (4 designs): ¥990
Special Site: https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/ja/spl/ut-graphic-tees/mickey-steven-harrington/men
Mini Toy Story Cakes Now Available at Ginza Cozy Corner
Popular confectionery shop Ginza Cozy Corner is releasing a collection of 9 mini Toy Story cakes at all branches on May 27, 2022.
The cakes come in a variety of flavors. The Buzz Lightyear cake, decorated in green and white, features a cheese mousse base. Emperor Zurg is a blueberry mousse cake filled with jam, while the Space Ranger dessert seen in the middle in the image above is a delectable chocolate mousse tart.
Which of these nine cakes would you be the most eager to try?
Toy Story Collection
Available: May 27 – June 23, 2022
Where to Buy: Ginza Cozy Corner
Price: ¥2,700 (Tax Included)
Official Site: https://www.cozycorner.co.jp/
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu Collaborates with Famous Poeme Sweets in Ehime Prefecture
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu made waves with music lovers around the world last month when she performed at Coachella, one of the largest and most famous music festivals on Earth. On May 28, Kyary will perform in Ehime, and the artist has released details about another collaboration as part of the LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project, launched to energize Japan through the appeal of regional towns and cities.
In Ehime Prefecture, Kyary is teaming up with Poeme, a famous sweets shop in Setouchi close to the Seto Inland Sea. The shop itself opened in 1950 with a different name and quickly became popular for its Butter Manju. The buns, baked in a buttery biscuit dough with red bean paste, were an extravagant confectionary at the time. In the late 1950s, a friend of the founder Okada Kazutarou tasted the Butter Manju and said “This is a poem,” hence the current name of the location. After 76 years, the name of the shop still reflects Poeme’s mission that has been present since the company’s founding just after WWII.
The collaboration logo for the project was inspired by Kyary’s 2018 album Japamyu, which was released after four successful overseas tours. The album cemented the artist as one of Japan’s top talents, and the logo combines Poeme with Japamyu to make Poemyu.
A collaborative T-shirt is also on sale featuring the new logo and the singer’s 10th-anniversary logo. The shirt is only available until June 8 on the official LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project website.
Ehime’s Poeme x LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project
Price: ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
Where to Buy:
LOCAL POWER JAPAN Project Online Shop
Available until June 8 at 23:59
Official Site: https://localpowerjapan.com
*Please allow two weeks to one month from order completion to product shipment.
*A portion of T-shirt sales will be donated to local projects and social programs.
Kyoto Sweets Shop Otabe Rereleases Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Snacks with New Designs
Otabe, one of the most popular sweets souvenir shops in Kyoto, Otabe, is known for its delicious matcha and mini-desserts. Starting May 12, the company has released nine uniquely packaged sweets inspired by Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The limited-edition packaging will feature popular characters from the series. Previously, the company released matcha cakes for the crossover–this time, fans can enjoy choco-an flavor!
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Choco-an
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Matcha
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Otabe (with Original Sticker)
Original Sticker: 15 varieties, 1 given at random
Focusing on the hashira from the series, fans will want to be on the lookout for their favorite character. These sweets can be bought at select stations in the Kyoto and Osaka area, major Kyoto tourist attractions, and online. In addition, matcha flavored treats will also be on sale featuring Tanjiro Kamado, Nezuko Kamado, Zenitsu Agatsuma, Hashibira Inosuke, Kagaya Ubuyashiki, and Muzan Kibutsuji.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Choco-an
Release Date: May 12, 2022
Price: ¥432 (Tax Included)
Where to Buy: Train station in Kyoto & Osaka area, Major Kyoto tourist attractions, online.
Fruit Cakes from Patisserie Giraud Available at Gotanda Station for a Limited Time
Those passing through Gotanda Station in Tokyo might want to keep an eye out for some tasty treats on sale for a limited time. Patisserie Giraud has opened a limited-time pop-up location inside the aptly-named shop Have You Eaten This Before? The pop-up will be open until May 31, 2022.
Have You Eaten This Before? features a rotating selection of products perfect as gifts, souvenirs, or as a treat for yourself. Along with six cakes made to look just like fruits, a selection of other baked goods will also be available.
While it might be difficult to eat these beautiful cakes, you’ll never forget the way the juice-filled mousse and crispy pastry fill your mouth. Which one would you like to bring home?
Patisserie Giraud Limited-Time Shop
Open: May 16 – May 31, 2022
Hours: Weekdays 10:00-22:00 / Weekends & Holidays 10:00-21:00
Location: JR East Gotanda Station
Official Site: https://www.giraud.co.jp
Hilton Osaka to Hold Cinnamoroll and Sanrio Character Sweets Buffet
Folk Kitchen, a restaurant on the second floor of Hilton Osaka, will hold the Sanrio Characters Sweets Buffet ~Joyful Summer Festival~ from May 20 until September 11, 2022. The event is being held to celebrate Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, and Pochakko coming in first, second, and third in the Sanrio Character Awards. A lineup of 25 different sweets will be available, including those filled with summer fruits like mango, peach, and watermelon! In addition, a “Zero Leftovers Campaign” will be implemented–so be sure to clear your plate!
Happy Festival Heart Mousse
Joyful Pink Cake / Lime & Raspberry
Fluffy and Crunchy Mango Pavlova
Decorated with chocolate and adorable character designs, the Happy Festival Heart Mousse is a scrumptious dish blending the flavor of banana, caramel, and rum. The Joyful Pink Cake will be a smash-hit with Sanrio lovers, featuring the soft taste of white mousse and raspberry compote with a fresh lime flavor. Tons of other original sweets will be available, including everything from gingerbread to orange tarts.
Visitors can also find plenty of vegan sweets. Summer Blue Sky Jello features contrasting colors of pineapple pulp and soymilk cream that look like clouds floating against a summer sky. Be sure to try the Almond & Watermelon Jello and Grapefruit and Lychee Jello too!
Sanrio Characters Sweets Buffet ~Joyful Summer Festival~
Venue: Hilton Osaka 2F / Folk Kitchen
Running: Every Day from May 20 – September 11
Official Site: http://www.hiltonosaka.com
Mickey and Minnie Costumes Now Available for LOVOT Home Robots
12.May.2022 | FASHION
GROOVE X’s home robot series LOVOT is set to launch a new collaboration with the Disney store.
The Minnie and Mickey LOVOT Costumes are available for purchase at the Disney Flagship Shop Tokyo, Disney Store Shinjuku Takashimaya, Disney Store LUCUA Osaka, and the Disney Official Online Store shopDisney.
LOVOT Costume – Mickey
This fancy costume will make your LOVOT look just like Mickey Mouse, dressed up with an elegant gold bow tie.
The white gloves and large round ears are too adorable. (The bow tie is removable!)
Mickey Costume Purchase Bonus: Mickey Design
LOVOT Costume – Minnie
The Minnie costume features a red and white polka dot dress and a cute ribbon. The lace visible beneath the hem of the dress is a key point.
Minnie Costume Purchase Bonus: Minnie Design
The costumes also come with special serial numbers that can be entered into the LOVOT app to give your robot Mickey or Minnie eyes! Disney fans won’t want to miss out on this chance!
LOVOT Costumes / Mickey & Minnie
*Includes nose and hangar for LOVOT models
Release Date: April 26, 2022
Price: ¥25,300 each (Tax Included)
Where to Buy:
Disney Flagship Shop Tokyo, Disney Store Shinjuku Takashimaya, Disney Store LUCUA Osaka, Disney Official Online Store shopDisney
*Not available at LOVOT stores or LOVOT Online.
Disney SERIES CREATED by MOUSSY 2022 Summer Collection Launched
03.May.2022 | FASHION
High-casual brand MOUSSY released the Disney SERIES CREATED by MOUSSY 2022 Summer Collection on April 20, 2022! Items from the collection are available at the SHEL’TTER WEB STORE, ZOZOTOWN, the MOUSSY Flagship Shop, and Lumine EST Shinjuku.
The collection was created with a unique message in mind: “Seek a Miracle.” These items could only be created by the designers at MOUSSY, so Disney fans won’t want to miss out.
The 2022 Summer Collection features unique artwork drawn exclusively for the new release. The new collection offers retro and nostalgic designs based on 70s and 80s vintage taste and 90s street fashion.
Certain products in the collection will be made-to-order in an attempt to reduce environmental waste, a cause important to MOUSSY. More information can be found at the website listed below!
Will you be grabbing some of these items for the hot summer months?
Disney SERIES CREATED by MOUSSY 2022 Summer Collection
Release Date: April 20, 2022
Where to Buy:
SHEL’TTER WEB STORE https://www.ec-store.net/category/disney_series_created_bymoussy
MOUSSY Flagship Shop (The SHEL’TTER TOKYO Omotesando Harajuku 2F)
MOUSSY Lumine EST Shinjuku (Select Products)
Collection Details: http://www.moussy.ne.jp/disney
Order Details: https://www.ec-store.net/sws/secure/disney_220414top.aspx
New Toy Story 3 Collection Features Toys and Goods from the Popular Pixar Film
A new collection of goods inspired by Toy Story 3 is here! Items from the Andy’s World Collection will be available to purchase at the shopDisney online store, the Disney Flagship Tokyo store, and at Tokyo Disney Resort on April 28 and at Disney Store locations nationwide on May 3.
The items in the collection were inspired by the many popular toy characters in the film, with designs ranging from images taken straight from the film to the wallpaper in Andy’s room.
The item lineup includes a wide variety of apparel and lifestyle items that can be used both at home and on the go. From short-sleeved shirts and laptop computer cases to tissue box covers and stuffed animals, there’s something for every fan!
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Confectionery Brand ‘Edible Mascot’ Celebrates Kirby’s 30th Anniversary with New Sweets
It’s hard to believe that Kirby is turning 30 today, bursting onto the video game scene back in 1992. To commemorate this special occasion, Bandai’s Candy brand Tabemas (meaning ‘Edible Mascot’) is selling some adorable sweets inspired by the character at Lawson stores nationwide starting April 26, 2022. The items will be available in the chilled dessert section, and these items won’t be available at LAWSON STORE100.
Edible Mascot Kirby 30th: ¥353 each (Tax Included)
The Kirby sweets are made of mochi, the perfect food to express the character’s round and squishy form, and the Warp Star is made of nerikiri. Nerikiri is a traditional Japanese sweet made from mochi flour and white bean paste, and it’s especially easy to mold and carve into detailed shapes.
Kirby (Strawberry Flavored) Warp Star (Chocolate Flavored)
*Image for reference only.
Kirby is filled with strawberry-flavored filling, while the Warp Star is stuffed with chocolate. Fans can find eight different expressions on Kirby’s face, including a big smile and a sleeping expression. The Warp Star features a 30th-anniversary logo, perfect for photos. Which one is the most adorable?
What’s your favorite Kirby game?
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Edible Mascot – Kirby 30th