Thursday, March 5, 2015

Kawaii Review: Repede Plush from Tales of Vesperia

Hiyo, Bunnies!

Today's Kawaii Review is on merch that I have been searching for a long time from one of my most beloved video games. I am a huge fan of the Tales of game series and one of my top fave titles is Tales of Vesperia for the XBOX 360 and PS3. (The English release only came out for the XBOX 360 while Japan got the game for both systems.) For the games, there is always at least one non-human character, playable or not, that usually ends up as the cute mascot for the game its from. In Vesperia's case, this happens to be a pipe-carrying dog named Repede.

I follow a lot of Tales of news sites that have tons of information on any new game or merch releases. Being a long-time Vesperia fan, I was always after anything I could get my hands on. Especially since I waited too long and missed out on a lot of great items. But when it was announced that Bandai Namco would release a new Repede plush, I jumped right on it!

The online store for Bandai Namco products is called ♥The LaLaBit Market♥. But like most other Japanese companies, the products on these sites are available in Japan only. So if you live outside of Japan, you would need the help of a shopping service. I immediately sent the link to my trusted service, ♥From Japan♥, and hoped they could snag one for me. For a lot of Tales of merch, they go super quick! I was super lucky though and I was able to pre-order my Repede plush!

Finally, after a couple of months of waiting, this big box arrived at my house! With From Japan (FJ), you have the option to keep the packaging, your order came in or you could have them take it out. Leaving it intact as it arrived would cost more as Japan is one of the places that ships by weight instead of by size. I didn't know if there was any special packaging so I instructed to leave it in its original packaging.

The box arrived safely and in perfect condition with no tears or holes. Of course, this was the box FJ shipped it and when I opened it, I found out that I shouldn't have been worried or bothered with keeping the original packaging.

It was just another box! XD

And here he is! All nice and protected for anything and everything. 

Is this not the cutest puppy you've ever seen?! Repede stands (sits?) at a whopping 15 inches and does not fall over. Everything is soft and plush except for the chain collar. That is an actual chain! Like the real Repede, he has a pipe in his mouth and a dagger with sheath strapped to his body. The dagger does not come out but you can remove it from the straps. His fur is very soft, almost like velveteen and he has a little furry mohawk and furry chest.

He even has his own blastia just like in the game! (Blastia is like a source for magical power in Vesperia)

Aren't his paw pads just so cute?! 

 Details are perfect and it looks exactly like Repede
 Super soft and huggable (just watch out for the chain!)
 From Japan is an amazing shopping service!

 It was a pre-order so there was some waiting involved (as expected of course) and the fangirl in me was too excited about finally getting this.
 It sold out super quick!

I am super happy to finally have a Repede plush! It's perfect in every way! And I want to thank From Japan for helping me get one! And with no real cons, this was an awesome purchase!

See you soon! 


  1. It's so cute! ^.^

  2. I've never played Tales of Vesperia but now I definitely want to. The only game I've played in the Tales series is Tales of Symphonia. =)

    1. Hee hee yay! You really should! It's a great game with lots of side quests and funny stories amongst the characters! I especially love watching them grow. Specifically one named Karol <3 You'll know what I mean if you play! :D And I love Symphonia too!


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