As a little girl, we all had our favourite stuffed animal. Perhaps a soft huggable teddy bear.
Imagine your favorite teddy in a life size bear! Then, Kumamon, the black, goofy cute Kumamoto prefecture’s PR character is the one.
And as an adult, we all remember playing with our dolls. Dressing them up, and having little tea parties.
A major Japanese merchandise and entertainment company “Takara Tomy” has introduced their ever first and the ultimate collaboration product of “Kumamon and Rika doll”, seen on store shelves from February 1st.
The Rika doll has a chic black based dress and rocking some red boots. This was inspired by the “Kumamon dance crew” girls, who dances with Kumamon at events. The hair cutely tied in twin tails with hair ties that look like Kumamon’s ears. To add icing on the cake, it comes with a 6.5cm Kumamon plushie.
The back of the packaging is decorated with various Kumamoto prefecture’s signature products. The Rika doll is introducing Dekopon ( A type of sweet, juicy orange) and baby’s breath. You can get your hands on these cuties at most toy stores, departments stores, and Aeon online stores.
Rika surprised Kumamon with a kiss at the Kumamoto event.
Kumamon being surprised and flattered with this cute surprise present, he froze for a second, making the audience crack up. Maybe an early Valentine’s gift? <3