Strapya Weekly: Obon Sale, Sushi Bazooka, 4/4S Covers, & More!

Finally, my favorite time of the week! It’s time for Strapya Weekly! I’m so excited because there are a lot of things that I wanted to talk about! There’s the Obon Sale as well as the new search to find a new cute (and possibly Rilakkuma cover) cover and other things that I’ve found!

Without further ado, let’s start this week’s post!

Even though there’s no official date for the iPhone5, I’m probably going to end up getting the iPhone 4S. While I do like getting new information about the new technology, I cannot afford it. But that’s okay! There are still people getting the 4S!

But since there’s a chance I can get it fairly soon, I wanted to look at Strapya World to fulfill my cute and Gyaru needs! And of course, Rilakkuma comes up…

Originally, I wanted to get something like the San-X Rilakkuma iPhone 4S/4 Cover with Ears (Rilakkuma) but, as you can see, it’s sold out! In that case, I could always go for the San-X Rilakkuma iPhone 4S/4 Cover with Ears (Korilakkuma). Hmm. It could never hurt to try something new, right?

And then I see the new Rilakkuma covers. They have these covers with bows on them. They are just so insanely cute and could actually fit with my style!

The ones they have available though are: San-X Rilakkuma Ribbon Custom Cover for iPhone 4S/4 (Yellow), San-X Rilakkuma Ribbon Custom Cover for iPhone 4S/4 (Pink), & San-X Rilakkuma Ribbon Custom Cover for iPhone 4S/4 (Brown).

Hmm. In one of the pictures, they have someone holding a phone with the cover on so it seems you can slip your hand underneath it with ease. They also have a preview picture where you can see how the bow stays on. I don’t know…

If I had to choose between the three, I’d probably go with the brown one cause it’s cute! And plus being in Arizona means being in close contact with dust and that’s no good! I don’t want to ruin the cute cover with dust. Which one would you choose if you could?

But then I notice that Strapya also sells the deco’d out Hello Kitty covers for the iPhone 4/4S!

They also offer three different choices: Sanrio Hello Kitty iDress Deco Cover for iPhone 4S/4 (My Jewelry/White), Sanrio Hello Kitty iDress Deco Cover for iPhone 4S/4 (Gothic Party/Black), & Sanrio Hello Kitty iDress Deco Cover for iPhone 4S/4 (Girls’ Dream/Pink).

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not that much of the deco’d out phones though I don’t think I actually gave a reason. My reasoning is that I like to play things whenever I’m talking or thinking and I don’t think the covers would last very long around my fidgety hands. They are cute but I also think they’re a little gaudy, but then that’s my bias coming out again, haha.

Hmm, personally, I would want to wait till the Rilakkuma ears come back on sale! But you tell me: which one do you prefer? Hello Kitty or the Rilakkuma covers?

Now, still somewhat on the subject of phone covers, I’m sure everyone knows about the Memeshiba x Kyary Pamyu Pamyu collaboration for some time. They’ve also released a bit of merchandise (although they’re just decorations you can stick in ear holes).

I’m actually surprised that she decided to collaborate with Memeshiba instead of Hello Kitty but she usually surprises me anyway. Here are what they’re offering for the covers: Mameshipamyupamyu Plastic Case for iPhone 4S/4 (Mono-Pink), Mameshipamyupamyu Plastic Case for iPhone 4S/4 (Everybody), Mameshipamyupamyu Plastic Case for iPhone 4S/4 (Heart), Mameshipamyupamyu Plastic Case for iPhone 4S/4 (Storm), Mameshipamyupamyu Plastic Case for iPhone 4S/4 (Packed), Mameshipamyupamyu Plastic Case for iPhone 4S/4 (Mint Blue), & Mameshipamyupamyu Die-Cut Silicone Case for iPhone 4S/4 (Pink)

Not gonna lie, I really like that Die-Cut one! Hmm, maybe I’ll have to decide between that Die-Cut and the Rilakkuma case. As for the collaboration, I wonder what other popular San-X characters Kyary will collaborate with next! Can you imagine Kyary collaborate with Sanrio or another San-X character? How about anime?

With the Olympics ending tomorrow, I don’t think it’s too late to show your support for the Japanese soccer team! Sadly, they only have these two phone charms available: Sanrio Hello Kitty x Japan National Soccer Team Netsuke Cell Phone Strap (Nadeshiko Japan) & Sanrio Hello Kitty x Japan National Soccer Team Netsuke Cell Phone Strap (Samurai Blue)!

Hmm… I haven’t been keeping up with Olympics myself because I do not have access to it, sadly! But I try to keep up with it by reading my friends’ tweets on Twitter so I can get “spoiled”! I’m more interested in the gymnastics and the swimming races though! What events do you like during the Olympics? Which country are you rooting for??

Oh my goodness, words cannot describe how hilarious this product is! Basically, at least according to its page, it’s really easy! All you do is mix your rice and ingredients to how you want to eat your sushi (for me, I love shrimp and avocado so I would add that in) and then stuff it in there. And then, you shoot it out. I’m serious! That’s all!

Apparently this product comes directly from New Zealand! Neat! I would totally get this to make stupid jokes with my friends about bazookas and sushi (among other things)! But that’s about it though!

The assembly for this bazooka is also extremely easy! There’s only 3 parts! That’s so convenient! The material is plastic and it has been tested with real food! Unfortunately, it is not dishwasher safe but since there’s only 3 parts, that shouldn’t be a big deal!

And for people like who needs that extra direction how to assemble things, there’s also English instructions! Whoo hoo! I would totally get this for myself! Maybe one day… What kind of sushi do you like? Would you buy this yourself? Also, maybe it’s cause I like random trivia but this was added to the catalog on the 13th of July, which was a Friday. Haha, maybe that’s a sign of good luck that I’m now talking about it!

On the Strapya World Fan Page, they’re hosting a giveaway! This one is purely Facebook though.

Strapya World is giving away 9 prizes to 9 lucky people! Here’s what you could win:

Grand Prize: Apple The New iPad (16 GB Wi-Fi/White)
Second Prize: Apple iPod Touch (8 GB Wi-Fi/White)
Third Prize: Sony Digital Photo Frame
Fourth Prize: San-X Rilakkuma Big Plush Doll
Fifth Prize: One Piece Collector’s Edition Pin Collection
Sixth Prize: Bandai Smartpet Robot Dog
Seventh Prize: Battroborg Boxing Robots (w/ Hexaring)
Eighth Prize: 5,000 Strapya Points (Cash not redeemable)
Ninth Prize: 3,000 Strapya Points (Cash not redeemable)

The contest had started on July 20, 2012 @ 12:00 am (JST) and will be going on until August 31, 2012 @ 12:00 am (JST)! If you need them, the official rules are here.

All you have to do is click where it says Enter Sweepstakes (you can even Invite Friends if you wanted to), allow the application to connect to your Facebook profile, fill out the necessary information (don’t forget to click where you acknowledged you’ve read the rules already), and submit!

Honestly, I have my eye on that Rilakkuma plush doll. Ahh, I would take so many pictures of that thing and sleep on him more than my actual bed… Haha, don’t mind me! What prize would you be more interested in?

For those of you who don’t know what Obon is, according to Japan Guide:

Obon is an annual Buddhist event for commemorating one’s ancestors. It is believed that each year during obon, the ancestors’ spirits return to this world in order to visit their relatives.

Traditionally, lanterns are hung in front of houses to guide the ancestors’ spirits, obon dances (bon odori) are performed, graves are visited and food offerings are made at house altars and temples.

At the end of Obon, floating lanterns are put into rivers, lakes and seas in order to guide the spirits back into their world. The customs followed vary strongly from region to region.

And what better way to celebrate that than with a sale! The sale started on August 10, 2012 and it’s going to end on August 15, 2012!

There’s some rules (and disclaimers) though!:

01. One coupon can be used per order.
02. We cannot give you the discount if you forget to put in the coupon code when you place the order.
03. Coupon Code No.1 does not include the shipping fee.
04. Coupon Code No.2 is only valid for EMS shipping.
05. Coupons are valid from August 11th through August 15th in Japan Time.

For orders over 5,000 yen, you can receive 20% off your order and get EMS free shipping! Or you can choose one or the other! In order to get the 20% off off your order, you have to put in SUMMERBREAK in the code box! And to get the free EMS shipping, put in OBON!

I hope I gave you enough items to help towards that goal! However, it seems that this is on the main page of Strapya-World:

I’m sure those of you who do manage to get the code, you’ll receive your items very soon! Please don’t fret! Even the wonderful people at Strapya-World deserve a rest!

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