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Collector’s Corner: Kawaii Desk Buddies

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Pokemon re-ment

After showing off some very pricey and gorgeous figures in the last issue of Collector’s Corner, I thought it might be nice to highlight some more affordable ones this time around. Not only are the figures I’m sharing with you this week budget friendly, they’re also pretty damn kawaii! Get ready for Pokemon Re-Ment toys and animal figures!

These adorable critters may not be from any well-known video game or anime/manga franchise, however they truly resemble how I feel on the weekends. Manas SUM is a small studio focused on bringing more Asian talent to the figure market. They partnered with an amazing Chinese artist Guodong Zhao to bring his Lazy Family figures to life. Each animal in this menagerie is chilling in its favourite beanbag chair and enjoying some quality gaming time.

The Lazy Family line of figures are affordable at only $25 a piece! Since these won’t break the bank, you can buy just your spirit animal or a few of your favourites.

Perhaps you want to add some sparkle to your work desk. If so, I recommend ordering yourself a case of these Pokemon Starrium on a Starry Night figures from Re-Ment. A case contains six blind boxes and runs about $50 US. Odds are high that you’ll score a full set from one case but isn’t guaranteed. Bonus: each one comes with a piece of candy! There are six toys to collect: Pikachu, Lapras, Jirachi, Gardevoir, Umbreon, and Espeon.

Pokemon Starrium on a Starry Night

Plush toys also make great for great desk decor. These Bungo Stray Dogs plush bears from SEGA are under $20 each and small enough to clip on your backpack. Who doesn’t want to take a tiny Dazai and Chuuya out for a play date or on a cosplay photoshoot? These adorable bears are scheduled to release in November 2020, making them a great gift idea for the Bungo Stray Dogs fanatic in your life.

Sega Bungo Stray Dogs Plush Bears

I’m always on the look out for more kawaii items to decorate my work space with. Let me know what toys and figures you build shrines for in the comments. Pictures welcome!

Annette Polis
Annette is an avid gamer and obsessed with Nendoroids. She is that one person you know who actually likes Fallout 76. You may have spotted her streaming or writing about video games elsewhere. Annette contributes reviews and playtests for Siliconera and assists with contests and giveaways.