Re-ment Kirby’s Cafe Time Set

Re-ment Kirby Cafe Time Set

I have vivid memories from childhood of beating Kirby’s Adventure on the original NES. I was at a sleepover at a friend’s house and her dad had his own console so he could play video game golf, to which I was all, “Sports video games will never be popular,” because I was 12 at the time. I place the memory in childhood, even though I was in middle school at the time, but there was something inherently joyous and innocent about the event. Ever since then, Kirby has had a special place in my heart, so imagine my excitement when a Kirby-themed Re-ment set was announced: Kirby’s Cafe Time!

The release date is December 2017 and there are 8 sets in the series:

1. Welcome to cafe! includes a Kirby figure with a tan hat, a candy stand with Kirby-shaped lollies, and a chalkboard cafe sign that reads “Welcome to Pupupu Cafe!”

2. Honey toast (none of the names thrill after Set 1) comes with presumably a honey toast with a Kirby ice cream scoop on top, a Kirby soda float, and a fork and knife set with holder.

3. Cafe table is aptly named as it comes with an adorable pink Kirby cafe table with a star-shaped base. The set also includes a menu, a Meta Knight cake roll, a 1-up napkin holder, and a second Kirby fork. Odd that the fork is appearing in two sets; why the duplicate?

4. Omelette rice is extremely cute and features a Kirby made of rice sleeping under an omelette blanket with a maximum tomato drawn in katchup. That is next level right there. The set also includes a Kirby shaped cup of coffee, a spoon (completing the silverware set), a bell, and a salad.

5. Hamburger set has a Kirby burger basket with star fries, a mug of root beer, and a tray holding a silver pitcher and jar of star candies that’s being carried by the generic enemy that gives you no superpowers. I cannot remember what they’re called.

6. Sofa is awesome and features a Kracko sofa, which is the cyclops cloud that shoots lightning at you. This set also comes with a book, a coffee cup with Kirby shaped foam, and a tray with a Kirby donut and star cookie sandwich.

7. Pancake includes a star chair that matches the cafe table, an elaborate Kirby ice cream float, another spoon, and a frying pan with individual Kirby pancakes with whipped cream.

8. Coffee features Whispy Woods, a super cute Kirby cupcake, a maximum tomato coffee cup, a coffee pot, and a kettle with a hamster on it that reads “kick” for some reason.

Sets 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 are all on my wishlist with 6 being my absolute favorite. With that many to love, I may as well order the whole set. The December 2017 release date makes it a pretty sweet holiday gift, too.

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Re-ment Little Twin Stars Kira Kira Yume Kawa Cosmetics Set

The Little Twin Stars Re-ment collection grows ever larger with the addition of Kira Kira Yume Kawa Cosmetics. Click on the image above to view much larger. The sets look very cute, and I especially like that the mirror in Set 4 and the table in Set 5 can be combined into a mirrored dressing table that can be seen in the top right of the promo picture above. This series releases in October 2017; the sets are listed and described below, and at the very bottom you can find pre-order links.

Set 1: “New cosmetics” has a really cute white shelf, a compact, 2 piece lipgloss, blush brush, and makeup orb that opens. It also has a LTS makeup pad? thing? with a face on it.

Set 2: “Eye cosmetics,” the eye makeup set has false eyelashes, 2 piece mascara, pink eyelash curler, green candy-shaped bag(?), and gold moon eyeshadow.

Set 3: “Jewelry box” includes a really cute turquoise jewelry box that I hope opens, pink star mirror, LTS brooch, star necklace, and scent diffuser reeds in a star-shaped jar.

Set 4: “Mirror” has a pink mirror, but I’m having a hard time figuring out what the other items are. Maybe the white and purple tart-shaped item is a seat, and there’s a lotion tube, but what the lanyard thing is I’m not sure.

Set 5: “Nail” has the pink and white table that can be combined with the mirror in Set 4, plus two nail polish bottles, what I presume is a nail polish remover bottle, two toe spreading sponges, and an opening orb, maybe with star cotton balls?

Set 6: “Hair care” includes a hair dryer, bow hair band, brush, two star rollers, and presumably some hair product bottle.

Set 7: “Bath items” has a yellow star bowl, blue toothbrush, soap in dish, Kiki and Lala bath fizzies, and Kiki and Lala soap dispensers.

Set 8: “Date” includes a really cute purple and white purse, a bottle of perfume, star earrings, and 2 piece lipstick.

Which are your favorite sets? Will you be getting them all or just picking up a few? I like pretty much every set aside from 6 and 7, which aren’t as appealing to me.

Pre-Order Links

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August 2010 Dal, Kanta

I know that I already complained about this, but when I saw the “official” description of the Groove, Inc August 2010 Dal, Kanta, it was hard not to be offended:

  • Our final Oriental royal series model (Pullip Saras and Taeyang Wati released June, 2010)
  • Soft chestnut hair and a gallant look in Dal’s Face
  • Oriental Royal Style
  • Outfit is gorgeous with unique and cute shoes!!
  • Dal’s name Kanta comes from “Beauty”

This is verbatim. So apparently we’re now using terms like “Oriental” again which, if I’m not mistaken, is considered offensive. Then we’re going to celebrate imperialism with a pale, “royal” doll whose name means “beauty.” “Royal” as in “invader”? Did they just use a lot of flash when they took this photo and this doll actually has a much darker skintone, or is she really going to be this pale? Because if she’s not a colonizer of this culture then she’s using skin bleaching cream in an effort to conform to a Western beauty ideal. And yes, I might be reading too much into a doll, but seriously, is anyone else ticked off about this series?

Re-Ment Cookie Gingerbread House Set

Re-Ment has a new set coming out in March 2009 and I’m going to have to say it’s one of, no, the greatest Re-Ment set of all time … Gingerbread Houses! Also known as, so I hear, Okashi Candy House.

Re-Ment Gingerbread House Set

When my friend Laina sent this photo to me I turned into a complete child and wanted to thrash around on the floor with excitement, then jump up and pre-order 5 sets.. I mean it’s pretty much perfect right? #5 maybe a touch weak but still great? I actually might order multiple sets, since I have to try and get the secret set on this one, so if you know you’re getting it you should email me and maybe I can just place one, huge order … like a madwoman … paying $30 for EMS shipping … for tiny cookie houses … for my dolls. Yeah, I should just buy some cats now.