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My bed is piled high with Rilakkumas and conbini goods

The Conbini Box #1 offer has been completed and the packages sent out. I took a few snaps of the process and also shot some live ustream footage.

The goods are spread out waiting to be packed.

Picture seemed to go on and off when I was recording. Maybe I need to stick to the digital camera. Rilakkuma makes an appearance at the end.

The final result was 11 boxes being sent out. It took me about 10 shopping trips to over 30 different convenience stores to buy all of the items. The stores kept running out of what I was trying to get.

The boxes ready for going to the post office
Shibuya Post Office

The Rilakkuma store had stopped stocking the small Rilakkuma I had shown in the sample, so I had to supersize Rilakkuma a bit. Some of the other items also had to be supersized due to lack of stock.

Luckily The Shibuya Post Office has a Lawson on its first floor.

To keep the postage down the packages have been sent out surface airmail. The post office said they should take about 2-3 weeks for delivery depending on your local post. When they start to arrive it would be great if you can let me know, so I can judge delivery times in the future. For those who want faster postage next time, I will review the EMS postage, but probably it will be double the price of SAL.

Tallying up the cost of postage at the counter. You can see the date and time displayed in the top right corner. The Post Office shut at 5pm. Just got there in time.
Found out you can now send special kitkats through Japan Post to your friends. Nice idea. Kitkats are everywhere.
The Japanese symbol for the Post Office and also postcode

I hope you enjoy the Conbini Box when it arrives.

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Senn January 8, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Japanese snacks just looking soo appealing.

whipcracker January 8, 2010 at 12:26 pm

RT @tweetmeme Japan Post, Japan Conbini | Shibuya246 Congrats to all that ordered a conbini box,Enjoy. Hopefully some day I can order a conbini box.
Domo Arigato Shibuya for all the time and effort you put into this endevour. Everything looks quite yummy, and your even getting Rilakkuma, who has become my favorite bear.

shibuya246 January 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm

A worthy favorite 🙂

notyetalotus January 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm

That’s a lot of shopping trips….how fun! The spread of treats are so colorful. Domo Arigato.

Orchid64 January 8, 2010 at 3:13 pm

Very nice packages! I think SAL is definitely the way to go as the middle ground between very expensive airmail and very slow seamail. I actually didn’t realize SAL was still an option as I thought it had been discontinued or was restricted to certain classes of items. I’m glad to see I was wrong.

I can vouch for the Lotte Cube gum. It’s my favorite gum in Japan (and comes with free Post-It notes), though I like the “soda” (ramune) flavor much better than the fruity mint ones. Also, you mentioned on the video that the Yaokin Bo (sticks) had Doraemon, but I think that’s actually a knock-off character which resembles Doraemon…but I could be wrong!

The stuffed bear really sets off the whole package nicely. Good work!

shibuya246 January 9, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Thanks. I am hoping SAL works out ok for everyone. Bit worried that we cant track the parcels but keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

HELLOSHEENA January 8, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Yeah! Can’t wait to dig into! Looks great!

raybiker73 January 8, 2010 at 5:33 pm

awesome, can’t wait!

lithiumangel January 8, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Super awesome 🙂 ! I wonder what those guys at the Conbini store must have been thinking when you were raking up items by the bucketload hehe !

When I buy certain stuff from Ebay from Japan it’s shipped with SAL, it takes a week (to Amsterdam) ; but those are usually just one or two CD’s in a bubble-wrap envelope – not a box. So it’ll be interesting to see how long this will take.

shibuya246 January 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm

They probably thought I was crazy hungry 😉

Neksus January 8, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Hey, hey, hey… 🙂 Went to the Rilakkuma Hills??

Where can I look to know prices for int’l shippings?

This is a great commitment to the fans of the site. First time I ever see something like that.

shibuya246 January 9, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Rilakkuma Hills indeed. I went to some stores in Yokohama today that had more Rilakkuma and Mameshiba goods. Also a Ghibli store. So much cuteness. so little money left in my wallet 😉

Neksus January 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm

ROTFL… Let’s see if you find a “gold ticket” to Rilakkuma factories 🙂

Reply January 9, 2010 at 5:20 am

Those packages look awesome! I agree, this is a great effort you do for the fans. I love Rilakkuma and Japanese snacks. The conbini must be happy to see you when you come in to shop! (>w<)b

shuzluva January 12, 2010 at 12:07 am

I am so excited to receive this; the cost was significantly less than the effort you put into all of this. I can’t thank you enough!

shibuya246 January 12, 2010 at 9:53 am

You are welcome. Hope you enjoy. Don’t eat all at once 😉

shuzluva January 12, 2010 at 11:42 pm

I’ll try to keep that in mind. It may be difficult though.

kalleboo January 20, 2010 at 9:52 pm

If you’re keeping stats, my box arrived today to northern europe!

shibuya246 January 20, 2010 at 10:05 pm

fantastic. glad it arrived. thanks


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