Duffy the Disney Bear is Mickey Mouse’s favorite teddy bear! Did you know that Duffy became only popular after Japanese tourism company running Tokyo Disney parks decided to push for its marketing? That’s why Japan has more Duffy fans than any other places in the world.
Back in 2006, Tokyo Disney Sea celebrated its 5th anniversary and released limited edition Duffy the Disney Bear plush made by Steiff. Only 1000 bears were made, and sold out fast for a bear as expensive as 42,000 yen. Here is a catalog showing 5th anniversary Steiff Duffy (on the left). On the right is 10th anniversary edition, which is less rare.
I found one of these 1000 bears listed on Yahoo Japan Auction today.
It has been kept in the original box since its purchase, never been touched other than to take a photo this time. Everything including the original certificate and instruction manuals are included. It is a very rare, highly sought after Steiff bear as well as a Duffy merchandise in near mint condition.
There’s no time to take a break for Sailor Moon fans!
Lots of new Sailor Moon products are coming up, including Sailor Moon plush dolls, Luna’s tissue box cover, new T-shirts, and more! (Prices shown here are only applicable if you order a single item. If you order multiple items from the same Japanese store, you’ll save money on Rinkya fees due to the combined shipping within Japan. To calculate the final price for combined order, read the instruction shown on the Rinkya Store Order page).
For you reference, Item #1 is ordered from Premium Bandai and #2-6 is ordered from Prespe.
1) Sailor Moon Full Color Print T-shirts
美少女戦士セーラームーンFull Color Print Tシャツ (Release Date: October, 2013)
Now you can get not only Sailor Moon but all inner Sailor Senshi’s T-shirts as well!
Each T-shirt is USD77.00 including all Rinkya fees before international shipping, if you are only buying one T-shirt. Get more than one (you can choose different design) to save money on Rinkya fees!
Sailor Moon Full Color Print T-shirt with White Background
Sailor Moon Full Color Print T-shirt with Gray Background
Sailor Moon Full Color Print T-shirt with Yellow Background
Sailor Mercury Full Color Print T-shirt
Sailor Mars Full Color Print T-shirt
Sailor Jupiter Full Color Print T-shirt
Sailor Venus Full Color Print T-shirt
2) Sailor Moon Mini Plush Cushions
セーラームーンミニぬいぐるみクッション (Release Date: October 31st, 2013)
The five main Sailor Senshi will be available in adorable plush dolls made by Bandai! Each plush is about 6-inch tall (when standing, 4 inches when seated) that fits right in your palm. Preorder now, so you can get it shipped in October!
Price: USD 34.00 per each plush (including all Rinkya fees before international shipping)
3) Sailor Moon Luna Tissue Box Cover
美少女戦士セーラームーン ルナBOXティッシュカバー (Release Date: October 31st, 2013)
This is my favorite! Sailor Moon’s companion Luna Tissue Box Cover.
It is 45-cm long cover that fits a Japanese-size tissue box of 115mm x 240mm x 50mm (which is different from most US tissue boxes, so be aware of that). This item is released in end of October.
4) Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon Attachable Mascots
美少女戦士セーラームーン つなげてマスコット (Release Date: October 31st, 2013)
These are little charms of Sailor Moon and Sailor Chibi Moon. You can link them with Luna or Luna-P Ball by snap buttons on their hands, so they are always together! The item will be released in end of October. Sailor Moon and Luna come in a set, and Chibi Moon and Luna-P come in a set.
5) Sailor Moon Luna Multi-purpose Pouch
美少女戦士セーラームーン ルナポーチ (Release Date: October 31st, 2013)
Luna’s always helping Usagi, now she can help you organize your stationaries (or makeups, coins, whatever you want). Luna Multi-purpose Pouch is 33cm in length and has plenty of space inside.
6) Sailor Moon Melamine Cups
セーラームーンメラミンカップ (Release Date: October 10th, 2013)
Melamine cups are light and hard to break! Enjoy your drink with Sailor Moon.
Price: USD 28.00 per each (including all Rinkya Fees before international shipping)
You can also find many Sailor Moon items listed on Yahoo Japan Auction!