It's only the end of August and already shops are putting out Halloween decorations. San-x has decided to do the same and has released its Halloween Rilakkuma series for this year.
It looks like the theme this year is a Masquerade! I love Masquerades, the costumes and the masques give such a mysterious and thrilling vibe. But I can't say the same about the San-x masquerade plushes though. Everything looks a bit sloppy to me, the outfits don't seem like anything new and the masques look shoddily done. For about $20 a plush, I expected better designs and better quality (of the accessories).
They also have the keychain versions of the actual plush, which is handy for those of us who want to save a little bit of money but it's still a little expensive at around $14 a keychain.
Despite my disappointment in the plushes, I do love the Halloween set! It's really cute and it actually seems Halloween-y with the pumpkins, ghosts and candy. I actually really love the little ghosties they included in the set and I'd be thrilled if I could just purchase the ghost. But at $100, it's way too much for me.
What do you think of this year's Halloween collection?
All images taken from here.