Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
This is from the "Department of Cool Japanese Stuff You Never Knew Existed But It Does Plus It Has Stitch," I think (from the translation and the pictures) that the concept is, you wet this band with cold water and put it around your neck to cool down.
That crown is a favorite image for the Loli girls, so I'm guessing these Stitch underpants are targeted to young ladies. Though, I'm not 100% clear on the connection between Stitch and Lolita fashion.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
So we sent our intrepid spouse back to Uwajimaya for some Mickey cookies. Which, we just opened. And, guess what?????
No, not Stitch, but an actual Lilo cookie!!!! ZOMG, she still exists!!
You know what's weird? I could probably just do a "Stitch Underpants of the Day" blog and keep going until 2012. (When the world is gonna end anyways.)
This is apparently a special offer from Dole in Japan that was somehow related to the release of the Stitch! anime DVD box set. And, I looooove me some special offers. Looks like you get a little plushie of Stitch all dressed up in his karate outfit (maybe Yuna was teaching a class?) plus a shopping bag with the logo from the show.
It's interesting because Dole in the USA has done promotional stuff for Lilo & Stitch. I remember I was buying a ton of Dole fruit cups a couple years back!
You can see more pix of these guys on my Flickr, as well as the Star Wars jammies (including Star Wars slippers!!).
Monday, January 25, 2010
A friend shared this insanely cute commercial for the new DS game based on Stitch! the anime. I bought one mostly for the little booklet, but I think I'm gonna have to actually break the shrink wrap and play this one!!
Found this cute item on a Japanese auction board. (Do I spend too much time searching for "スティッチ" on Japanese auction boards? Er...)
From what I can tell on running it through two different translation programs, it's to commemorate the Stitch! TV show, was limited, and wasn't originally available for sale (so it was some kind of premium or giveaway). But, that's about it. It's sure cute!
Oh, and just to repeat, a shisa is what they call the little lion doggie guardians in Okinawa, where Stitch! is set.
(Oh, and, as usual, if anyone who has greater Japanese skills than moi would like to chime in - ie, just about everyone - please feel free.)
Sunday, January 24, 2010
So, one of the unexpected keen things about visiting Japan is occasionally spying an actual Japanese schoolgirl with a Stitch mascot hanging from her backpack. For one thing, it's reassuring to find out I'm not the only one buying all this stuff. (I often wonder. I mean, really, a Stitch toilet brush? Are they ever gonna sell more than 1 of those puppies?)
Now, given that little Japanese girls like Stitch, and certain of them have also been known to favor that newfangled Lolita stylin', it's maybe not surprising that we're starting to see Stitchies sporting eyepatches & plaid prints and teensy purple roses.
But the best?
Teensy wings, dude.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Actually, they're called crackers, but they're full of gooey sweet pink stuff, so YMMV. I picked up a box of these "Morinaga Pakkuncho Ichigo Crackers" in Japan, but then Mr. Tiki saw 'em at Yamishiroya, so we got some more so I could open them up & smell the cookies (hint: STRAWBERRY DEATH).
Turns out, besides the usual Disney princesses and random Dwarfs, there's also TWO different kind of Stitch cookies. Oh, and no Minnies, even though these are supposed to be her crackers. As Igrrl suggested, I should probably figure out how to lacquer them over to save them for The Ages. Because, yanno, someone in the year 2525 might be writing their thesis about Stitch cookies of the 21st century. Or, something.
Here's some little beanie sized UFO plush from Singapore. (And, just so we're clear, "UFO catchers" specifically refer to toys that are prizes in some Asian claw machines. The actual claws in these rigs look like little flying saucers. Stitch is an alien, but it's really not related.) Anyways, above, here's a pale pastel set, all wearing little knit caps. That's a little fuzzy trio below (yes, all three are different, I checked). The Scrump, Stitch and Angel set is labelled "Noconoco," but it's universally referred to as "Cutie Boron." The other guys are singles from bigger sets.
Just wanted to add, here's a piccie of an honest to god UFO catcher machine, from Japan.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Oh, this is keen! So, check out these large sized disco Stitchie plushies (that's Bonnie and Sparky along with Stitch). Below is something we just found in the ol' tiki archives - the medium sized versions of the gang!!!
These are UFO catcher plushies from Singapore, and they're awesome. The pattern is kind of a combo of flowers and swirls.
I need to look in my archives, but I have the weird impression I got some very similar patterned items a few years ago. So, I don't know whether I'm insane and these are really new, or whether they've done so many Stitch plush they're finally repeating themselves! Anyway, these are totally keen.
So, I was fishing around in the vast Tikistitch Archives (*cue spooooooky music*) and turned up a couple of items that I'm not really sure about. Like these bandaids. I think I picked them up on one of our strange trips through Eastern Europe, but I'm not exactly sure where. That really looks like Polish on the box though. Is it possible that I really have Polish Lilo & Stitch Bandaids? That seems extreme, even for me.
Because they can't decide.
One fun thing about the set: notice the Stitch! the anime tag? As you might know, the Madhouse anime is an alt universe thing, where Stitch meets a girl named Yuna instead of Lilo. So, no Lilo, no Scrump. But, that doesn't seem to stop them from producing a lot of Scrumpie collectibles and tagging them with Stitch!