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Jul08

Pusheen Party!

2017 at 06:51 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Tomodachi, Gund & Pusheen Present: PUSHEEN PARTY!

Please join us on Saturday, July 29th from 2pm-6pm for the 2nd Pusheen Party at Tomodachi at the Mall of America! This fun, family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

To celebrate our favorite character, we’ll be partnering with Pusheen and Gund to create a colorful, fun event for all ages. Enjoy DJ sets by Don Greene throughout the day, a Pusheen photo booth with photographer Stacy Schwartz, interactive art activities including a coloring wall and Instagram coloring contest, a Pusheen-inspired fashion contest with prizes and celebrity judges, product giveaways and multiple hourly prize drawings for Pusheen items, gift cards and more.

BE THE FIRST IN LINE AT 2PM!

The first 150 customers lined up at 2pm will receive an EXCLUSIVE limited edition, hand-numbered screenprint, created especially by Pusheen for the event!

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 and beyond — anything goes as long as it ties back somehow to our friend Pusheen and makes us smile. Prizes will be awarded in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Judging will take place at 4pm sharp outside of Tomodachi MOA.

Fashion Contest Judges:

Christopher Straub: Fashion and toy designer, Project Runway season 6 contestant & children’s book author // www.christopherstraub.com

Samantha Rei: Fashion designer & author/illustrator // http://samantharei.com

Beth Hammarlund: Fashion writer and publisher of l’etoile magazine // www.letoilemagazine.com

INSTAGRAM COLORING CONTEST
(Runs now through July 29th)

Participate in our Instagram coloring contest leading up to the event to win awesome Pusheen-related prize packages!

Guest art curator Tricia Heuring of award-winning art space, Public Functionary, will select 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners — so create to impress! 3 winners will also be chosen both at random, giving everyone a chance to win.

1. Download our free Pusheen coloring page HERE
2. Create your best work using the coloring page, either by hand or digitally

3. Snap a picture of your finished piece

4. Follow @tomodachi_us on Instagram

5. Upload your photo to Instagram, tag @tomodachi_us and include hashtag #pusheenparty2

Winners will be announced July 30th!


DETAILS:

Saturday, July 29th, 2017
2pm to 6pm / Free
Costume Contest: 4pm

TOMODACHI Mall of America
316 North Garden
Bloomington, MN 55425

Hashtag: #PusheenParty2
Follow: @tomodachi_us
Web: www.tomodachi.us

Feb08

Valentine Special Offer

2017 at 02:55 am by admin | Comments Off

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We’re excited to share that we’ve been named one of Minnesota Monthly’s “8 Places to Shop for Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts” this year.

Now through Feb. 14th, we’re offering a BUY 3 GET 1 FREE deal! Buy three Japanese sweets and and receive one of equal or lesser value for free. Offer available at both our MOA and Rosedale locations.

While you’re here, don’t forget to pick up some adorable stationery to write your sweetheart a totally cute love note to go with their treats!

Special thanks to MNMO Style editor Jahna Peloquin, Kate Iverson and Niki Tombaga.

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
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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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Dec30

Happy New Year from TOMODACHI!

2015 at 04:45 pm by admin | Comments Off

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With the holiday season come and gone, TOMODACHI is looking back at what a fantastic year we’ve had with you all in 2015. We’ve hosted a number of awesome art exhibitions like our “TOMODACHI x MT Tape” event and our collaboration with the Envision fashion show this fall, along with various workshops and events with companies like San-X. Special thanks goes out to Public Functionary and all artists for helping out with some of our events throughout the year like the MT Tape exhibition, Envision Fashion show; Public Functionary has been a huge help in getting the word out to local and international artists and fans, and have helped make this year’s events bigger and better than ever! 2015 has been an amazing year at TOMODACHI, and we’re sad to see it go. However, the end of a year is also the start of the next, so we’d like to wish all of you a happy New Year! 2016 is going to be an exciting time for all of us, so we can’t wait to see what the coming months will hold for us and for all of our fans and friends. We hope that everyone had a happy and safe holiday season these past few weeks, and that we’ll all have a happy new year to come!

Nov03

Halloween Recap & Contest Results

2015 at 10:10 pm by admin | Comments Off

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This Halloween was a blast for TOMODACHI, thanks to everyone who showed up at both of our retail locations! We had a great time handing out candy to all of our guests, plus we got to check out all of your awesome costumes! Our trick-or-treat events went off without a hitch, and it was all thanks to all of our fans and customers!

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The costume contest went well too, with a bunch of fans turning up with awesome and creative outfits to celebrate the spooky holiday. And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for; here are the results of our Halloween Costume Contest!

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Grand Prize (1 winner) – Jumbo Rilakkuma plush/4ft tall ($250 value)
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1st Place (1 winner) – one Rilakkuma Kigurumi/onesie ($100 value)
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2nd Place (2 winners) – one Totoro backpack/8″ x 10″ x5″ ($75 value)
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Wendy Lindberg

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3rd Place (10 winners) – one Popin’ Cooking do-it-yourself candy kit ($10 value)
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Winners must come and claim their prizes at our Mall of America location by 7PM on Sunday, November 8th. Thank you so much to everyone who came out and celebrated Halloween with us, and we can’t wait to see you all again very soon!

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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