Posts Tagged ‘Mall of America’


Oct12

We have moved!

2019 at 09:36 pm by admin | Comments Off

It’s official! We have moved our MoA store and are now re-opened for business. Don’t worry,  you won’t have to go far____
we are just across the hall from our old space on the 3rd floor. Bigger, better, shinier, newer, with exciting products, art, snacks and much more. Look for our special grand re=opening party happening soon, but in the meantime stop by and say HI anytime.

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Tomodachi 384 N Garden @ Mall of America

Nov30

The UNABOMINABLE Yodi Book Signing with Christopher Straub

2017 at 09:39 pm by admin | Comments Off

Head to Tomodachi at Mall of America on Friday, Dec 8th for an exclusive book signing and meet and greet with Christopher Straub for his new book The UNABOMINABLE Yodi.

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Be the first to get your hands on a copy of The UNABOMINABLE Yodi, as well as its adorable matching plush toy and other related merchandise. The illustrated children’s’ book tells the tale of a little yeti that wants to do good things, unlike his abominable older brothers. Ideal for ages 3-6 and makes a great holiday gift!

Complimentary snacks will be served and Tomodachi will be offering a special FREE gift for customers purchasing the book and plush bundle!

About Christopher Straub

Christopher Straub is a Minnesota fashion and accessories designer who gained national exposure on season 6 of hit television show, Project Runway. Since his time on the show, Christopher has worked on projects with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Maurices, Target, Yoplait and PBS. He’s also been featured in such magazines as US Weekly, Star, People, and O Oprah Magazine and is a regular guest on Fox 9’s The Jason Show. Though fashion is still his primary focus, Straub has found success with his series of children’s books (Albert the Confused Manatee, Rocky the Confused Platypus, and Albert’s Underwater ABCs) and the development of a number of plush toys. https://christopherstraub.com

HOURS
Fri, Dec 8th from 4pm-7pm

Nov24

Senri Oe’s Holiday Jazz @tomodachi

2017 at 02:11 pm by admin | Comments Off

Head to Tomodachi at the Mall of America on Tuesday, Nov 28th from 4-6pm for an exclusive pop-up performance and CD signing with Japanese jazz sensation and J-Pop star, Senri Oe!

photo by Becky Yee

photo by Becky Yee

This special mini concert at Tomodachi follows on the heels of Senri’s performance at the MSP international airport, as part of their annual Holiday Performance Series. Senri Oe will provide a more intimate Holiday experience for fans at Tomodachi. Copies of his latest album will be on hand for people to buy and have signed by the artist himself.

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Fun facts: Senri composed soundtrack music for Three Doraemon movies! Doraemon: Nobita’s Great Adventure in the south seas(1998), Doraemon: Nobita Drifts in the Universe(1999), Ending song for Doraemon: Nobita and legend of the Sun King(2000). Senri also composed the theme song “Dream” for Sanrio’s show in Japan.

Aug11

PUSHEEN PARTY PRIZE & GIVEAWAY SCHEDULE

2016 at 06:46 pm by admin | Comments Off

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It’s Pusheen mania at TOMODACHI! This Saturday, August 13th from 2-6pm we’ll be celebrating with loads of new Pusheen merchandise, DJ sets, a photo booth, art activities, treats and best of all TONS OF PRIZES!!! To plan your prize-winning itinerary, check out our complete list of free giveaways, contests and drawings — and the times we’ll be doing each of them. Good luck, and see you at PUSHEEN PARTY!


NOW THROUGH SATURDAY 6PM: #PUSHEENPARTYMOA PHOTO CONTEST — WIN A GIANT PUSHEEN!

Post a fun picture while you’re at the event on the 13th and hashtag #PusheenPartyMOA to be automatically entered to win a GIANT PUSHEEN PLUSH! Can’t make it to the party? No problem — stop in this week anytime before Saturday and snap a selfie with Pusheen for your chance to win! Winner will be announced and contacted via social media on Sunday, August 14th at 12pm CST. Contest ends officially 6pm on Saturday, August 13th.


ALL DAY: FREE EVENT STICKERS!

Free PUSHEEN PARTY event sticker with any purchase


ALL DAY: FREE PUSHEEN PUFFY STICKERS w/ $25 PURCHASE

Purchases over $25 will receive a free Pusheen Puffy Sticker Pack, courtesy of Gund! (while supplies last)


ALL DAY: FREE PUSHEEN PASTEL PLUSH 6″ w/ $50 PURCHASE

Purchases over $50 will receive a free Pusheen Pastel Plush 6″ with a heart (while supplies last)


2PM: FREE GIVEAWAY TO FIRST 100 PEOPLE!

The first 100 people lined up outside of the store at 2pm will receive an exclusive goodie bag featuring a Pusheen Puffy Sticker Pack courtesy of Gund, candy from TOMODACHI and more.


3PM: HOURLY PRIZE DRAWING #1

For every $5 you spend at TOMODACHI between 2-3pm, you will receive a raffle ticket for the drawing. At 3pm, we will do 4 drawings for prizes including:

- $100 Gift Card from Firelake Grill House & Cocktail Bar

- $25 gift card for Hard Rock Cafe

- Surprise Pusheen gift from Gund & TOMODACHI

- Japanese snack goodie bag from TOMODACHI

* Must be present to win!


4PM: PUSHEEN FASHION CONTEST

Line up outside of TOMODACHI at 4pm to enter your Pusheen-inspired look into the fashion contest! Judges Samantha Rei and Christopher Straub will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners to receive TOMODACHI gift cards, Pusheen plushes and goodie bags. All runners up will receive a consolation prize of a Pusheen Puffy Sticker Set, courtesy of Gund!


4PM: HOURLY PRIZE DRAWING #2

For every $5 you spend at TOMODACHI between 3-4pm, you will receive a raffle ticket for the drawing. At 4pm, while the judges are making their decisions, we will also do 4 drawings for prizes including:

- One night hotel stay at Radisson Blu MOA

- $25 gift card for Hard Rock Cafe

- Surprise Pusheen gift from Gund & TOMODACHI

- Japanese snack goodie bag from TOMODACHI

* Must be present to win!


5PM: HOURLY PRIZE DRAWING #3

For every $5 you spend at TOMODACHI between 4-5pm, you will receive a raffle ticket for the drawing. At 5pm, we will do 4 drawings for prizes including:

- Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co. gift basket ($100 value)

- $25 gift card for Hard Rock Cafe

- Surprise Pusheen gift from Gund & TOMODACHI

- Japanese snack goodie bag from TOMODACHI

* Must be present to win!


6PM: HOURLY PRIZE DRAWING GRAND FINALE

For every $5 you spend at TOMODACHI between 5-6pm, you will receive a raffle ticket for the drawing. At 6pm, we will do multiple drawings for prizes including:

- Christmas has come early for Pusheen fans! We’ll be drawing for 5 PRE-RELEASE Series 2 Holiday-themed Pusheen Blind Boxes

- 2 tickets to the Flyover America experience at MOA + plush mascot toy

- $25 gift card to Piada Italian Street Food at MOA

- Surprise Pusheen gift from Gund & TOMODACHI

- Japanese snack goodie bag from TOMODACHI

* Must be present to win!


SUNDAY, AUGUST 14TH: GIANT PUSHEEN WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Winner of the giant Pusheen plush via the #PusheenPartyMOA photo contest will be announced at Noon, through both Instagram and Facebook! (winner will also be contacted through private message)


NOTE: Hourly prize drawing entries are good for only that hour’s drawing and do not carry over to the following hour (example: a $5 purchase/entry at 2:30pm is good only for the 3pm drawing, etc.)

Aug09

PUSHEEN PARTY FASHION CONTEST!

2016 at 04:36 pm by admin | Comments Off

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This Saturday, come dressed to impress in your best Pusheen-inspired look for your chance to win awesome prizes! As part of our superfun Pusheen Party on August 13th, we invite you to get creative — looks can be anything from cosplay to kawaii to face painting to fashion based on a Pusheen color palette and beyond — anything goes as long as it ties back somehow to our friend Pusheen and makes us smile. All ages and genders are welcome to participate. Visit the Pusheen official Facebook page for tons of character and prop inspiration!

Possible ideas:

- Original fashion with Pusheen iconography
- Handmade Pusheen props that match your outfit
- Elaborate Pusheen nail art or makeup
- a styled look using Pusheen colors and concepts

Prizes will be awarded in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Judging will take place at 4pm sharp at TOMODACHI.

1st Prize: 24″ Pusheen Plush + $100 TOMODACHI Gift Card & Gift Bag
2nd Prize: Pusheen Donut Plush + $50 TOMODACHI Gift Card & Gift Bag
3rd Prize: Pusheen Plush + $25 TOMODACHI Gift Card & Gift Bag

Celebrity Judges:

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Samantha Rei, Fashion Designer, Illustrator & Author // www.samantharei.com

Samantha R. Crossland began her fashion design career with her label “Blasphemina’s Closet”, one of the first Lolita clothing lines in the US, in 2000. After closing “Blasphemina’s Closet” in September of 2013, she started anew with her new eponymous label “Samantha Rei”. “Samantha Rei” embodies the sweetness, femininity and attention to detail that has come to be expected from the designer.She’s been featured in Huffington Post, Shojo Beat, the American Gothic and Lolita Bible, Gothic Beauty, Glamour UK and Vogue UK. Samantha was named one of 2014 City Pages “Artists of the Year” and 2016 Best of the Twin Cities “Best Fashion Show” and Reader’s Choice “Best Local Fashion Designer.” In 2015 she authored and illustrated a how-to book on subculture fashion design called Steampunk and Cosplay Fashion Design and Illustration. Samantha strives to help women feel confident, strong and comfortable in their own skin. She believes they can all be beautiful warriors.

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Christopher Straub, Project Runway Season 6 Fashion Designer & Children’s Book Author // www.christopherstraub.myshopify.com/

Christopher Straub is a Twin Cities based fashion and accessories designer who gain national exposure on season 6 of Project Runway. Since his time on the show Christopher has worked on projects with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, Maurices, Target, Yoplait and PBS. He’s also been featured in such magazines as US Weekly, Star, People, and O Oprah Magazine. Even though fashion is still his focus, Straub has found success with his series of children’s books and plush toys.

Aug02

PUSHEEN PARTY!

2016 at 04:52 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Please join us on Saturday, August 13th from 2pm-6pm for an exclusive Pusheen celebration at our Mall of America location. We will have loads of freshly stocked Pusheen merch featuring the beloved, Facebook-famous illustrated cat, plus tons of super fun activities and giveaways throughout the day — It’s Pusheen mania at TOMODACHI!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’ll be pulling out all the stops: A Pusheen photo booth, complimentary snacks and sips, interactive art activities, a fashion contest, enjoy DJ sets by DJ Bach and Tim Dao throughout the day, product giveaways and multiple hourly prize drawings for Pusheen items, gift cards and more, including a photo contest/raffle for a GIANT Pusheen Plush and a special gift for the first 100 people!

Sponsored Prize Drawings include:

A 1-night stay at Radisson Blu MOA
$100 Gift Card to FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar MOA
$100 Gift Card to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. MOA
$100 total Gift Cards (4 $25 Gift Cards) to Hard Rock Cafe MOA
More TBA!

For every $5 spent at TOMODACHI during the event, your name will be entered in the hourly drawing!
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WHO IS PUSHEEN?

Pusheen is an adorable cartoon cat and pop culture phenomenon who originally appeared in a web comic strip called Everyday-Cute, created by illustrators Claire Belton and Andrew Duff. Pusheen’s star officially rose when she (yes, Pusheen is a girl!) became a popular animated sticker set on Facebook. Since then, Pusheen has expanded into a line of merchandise and pop culture collectables.

PUSHEEN FASHION CONTEST: 4PM

Come dressed to impress in your best Pusheen-inspired look for your chance to win awesome prizes! Looks can be anything from cosplay to kawaii to face painting to fashion based on Pusheen color palette/themes and beyond — anything goes as long as it ties back somehow to our friend Pusheen and makes us smile. Visit the Pusheen official Facebook page for tons of inspiration. Prizes will be awarded in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Judging will take place at 4pm sharp at TOMODACHI.

1st Prize: 24″ Pusheen Plush + $100 Tomodachi Gift card + Mystery grab bag
2nd Prize: 12″ Pusheen Donut Plush + $50 Tomodachi Gift Card + Mystery grab bag
3rd Prize: 7″ Pusheen Plush + $25 Tomodachi Gift Card + Mystery grab bag

Celebrity Judges:

Samantha Rei, Fashion Designer, Illustrator & Author // www.samantharei.com

Christopher Straub, Project Runway Season 6 Fashion Designer & Children’s Book Author // www.christopherstraub.myshopify.com
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GET IN ON THE ACTION EARLY & WIN!

Stop into TOMODACHI MOA in the weeks leading up to the event and snap a pic of yourself with our giant Pusheen and post on Instagram with the hashtag
#PusheenPartyMOA and tag @tomodachi_us — you’ll automatically be entered into the raffle to win!

DETAILS:

Saturday, August 13th, 2016
2pm to 6pm / Free
Fashion Contest: 4pm

TOMODACHI Mall of America
316 North Garden
Bloomington, MN 55425

Hashtag: #PusheenPartyMOA
Follow: @tomodachi_us
Web: www.tomodachi.us

High-Res Image Gallery: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ezgmt0omwo86mx3/AAAf5DtYltICpvnvECTqfqqOa?dl=0

For more information email ask@tomodachi.us

Jul26

Godzilla’s apologetic figures arrive at TOMODACHI

2016 at 09:02 pm by admin | Comments Off

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After a number of destructive rampages across the world over the past decades, Godzilla and company are now showing their remorse through a series of collectible figures, now available at TOMODACHI! These figures poke fun at the franchise’s long-standing tradition of wanton destruction, forcing the memorable monsters to apologize for their senseless behavior. The set of figures includes Godzilla himself, along with popular kaiju Mechagodzilla, Kong Ghidorah, and Hedorah. Each figure comes with a podium for their apology press conference, along with a removable keychain to take these cool collectibles with you on the go. These highly sought-after figures are available now at TOMODACHI’s Mall of America store, and will be coming very soon to our Rosedale Shopping Center location! Come stop by to check these hilarious toys out for yourself!

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Jun07

Crayola Experience opens at MoA

2016 at 07:38 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The Crayola Experience is finally open at the Mall of America! Announced last summer, the store opened its doors in late May, and has since become a popular exhibit for both children and parents alike! The MoA Crayola Experience is the third of its kind, with two other locations in Orlando, Florida, and Easton, Pennsylvania, and features over 25 activities and fun exhibits for visitors to take part in.

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These include coloring stations with thousand of crayon colors to choose from, interactive glow-in-the-dark doodle boards, modelling stations with Crayola Model Magic clay, digital photo booths, drip art exhibits, and much more! The Crayola Experience also features a cafe for hungry kids to recharge, as well as a Crayola Store for customers to take home some Crayola memorabilia of their very own. The Crayola Experience is open every day from 10AM to 7PM, so go and check out this cool and fun new interactive store for yourself!

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Oct27

TOMODACHI Halloween Costume Contest

2015 at 09:56 pm by admin | Comments Off

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In keeping with the spooky celebrations this Halloween, TOMODACHI is holding a special costume contest event for all of our visitors and fans! Children and adults alike can come to either our Rosedale Shopping Center store from 1PM to 3PM or our Mall of America store from 4:30PM to 7:30PM in order to participate in our trick-or-treat candy giveaway, as well as take advantage of our 10% in-store discount.

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On top of that, visitors who come in their coolest costumes can take part in our costume contest giveaway event! In order to participate, a photo of your costume will be taken at TOMODACHI, which you can then upload to Facebook or Instagram with the tag “@tomodachi_us” or the hashtag “#tomodachihalloween”. Once the event is over, TOMODACHI representatives will vote on their favorite costume, and announce the winning entries via Facebook and Instagram on Monday, November 2nd. Remember, your costume must be family-friendly in order to qualify!

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Winners in our upcoming costume event will receive a variety of awesome prizes, such as:

Grand Prize (1 winner) – Jumbo Rilakkuma plush/4ft tall ($250 value)
1st place(1 winner) – one Rilakkuma Kigurumi/onesie ($100 value)
2nd Place (2 winners) – two Totoro backpack/8″ x 10″ x5″ ($75 value)
3rd Place (10 winners) – one Popin’ Cooking do-it-yourself candy kit ($10 value)

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Make sure to visit TOMODACHI this Halloween to take part in these awesome events and to have fun in the meantime!

Oct23

Halloween at TOMODACHI

2015 at 02:01 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Get ready to celebrate Halloween with TOMODACHI next week with our fun trick-or-treat events! Come visit our Rosedale Shopping Center location on Saturday, October 31st to take part in our candy giveaway from 1PM to 3PM. If you can’t make it out to Rosedale, don’t fret; our Mall of America location is also handing out candy as part of the MoA’s Howl-O-Ween event from 4:30PM to 7:30PM! These events offer a safe and fun way for kids and parents alike to enjoy trick-or-treating indoors, and TOMODACHI is proud to help everyone have a warmer and safer Halloween. Make sure to bring your best Halloween costume to either of our locations, and have a great time with us during this spooky celebration!

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