Posts Tagged ‘Tomodachi’


Mar11

TOMODACHI 10th Anniversary Event

2015 at 04:02 pm by admin | Comments Off

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TOMODACHI turned 10 years old this past year. Over the years, our fans and friends have helped us strive to where we are today, and we’ve held a variety of events, workshops, and art exhibitions. We cherish those memories, and we can’t thank all of our fans and friends enough for that. Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Now, with our second store at the Mall of America, we’re happy to announce our official 10th anniversary celebration event at our MoA location!

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The event will take place on Saturday, March 21st, from 1PM to 5PM, and will be completely free to attend for everyone! The event will feature live music courtesy of musician and entertainer DJ Bob, as well as live paintings, dance performances, raffles, complimentary refreshments, and more. All proceeds from the raffles will be donated to the Animal Humane Society, so make sure to help out a good cause and maybe you’ll get something awesome in return!

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On top of that, Rilakkuma will be visiting us from 1PM to 5PM for meet-n-greet events and photo ops, along with donating a variety of Rilakkuma buttons and prizes for our raffles. We will also be hosting a San-X gift bag giveaway, which will feature a variety of Rilakkuma-themed items, including pillows, headphones, finger puppets, stationery, mugs, and more! Three of these bags will be given away to lucky winners who stop by our 10th anniversary event and take a photo with Rilakkuma. Simply post your photo with Rilakkuma to Instagram, tagged with #TOMODACHIUS, #rilakkumaus, or #Rilakkuma_na, for a chance to win one of these adorable Rilakkuma bags! Winners will be announced on March 21st after the event through Instagram.

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We’d also like to extend our thanks to Red Bull, whom have provided us with the DJ booth and complimentary refreshments for the event, as well as Skullcandy, who will be giving away free headphones, buttons, and Skullcandy necklaces in our raffles, for helping to make this event as awesome as possible!

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It’s sure to be a great time, and we hope to see you there to celebrate this momentous occasion for us!

Feb06

Android Mini Series 05 at TOMODACHI

2015 at 03:20 pm by admin | Comments Off

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2015 has brought Android fans a new surprise with the release of the 5th Android Mini Collectible blind box series! The previous series released in late 2013, and the newest series doesn’t disappoint, bringing 16 new designs from artists like Andrew Bell, Jon Paul Kaiser, Devilrobots, and more. Android fans will be glad to hear that this brand-new set of 3″ Android collectibles is available now at TOMODACHI! Check out either of our in-store locations at the Rosedale Shopping Center or the Mall of America to get your hands on some cool new Android merchandise!

Dec31

Happy 2015 from TOMODACHI!

2014 at 03:49 pm by admin | Comments Off

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With 2014 finally coming to a close, we’d like to thank all of our customers and fans for making this past year an awesome one for all of us at TOMODACHI! From the variety of events we’ve attended throughout the year to the new opening of our Mall of America store, we’ve had a lot to be thankful for, and we couldn’t have done it without our local and international fanbase. Now that 2015 is right around the corner, we’re excited for the awesome art shows, events, conventions, and more waiting for us in the coming months, and we can’t wait to share this and more with all of you! Once again, thank you all so much for making 2014 a year to remember, and we hope to see you very soon in 2015!

Dec31

New Popin’ Cookin offer at TOMODACHI

2014 at 03:39 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Popin’ Cookin is a Japanese do-it-yourself candy kit line that has taken the world by storm! These fun kits come in a variety of styles and flavors, and allow users to create edible miniature sushi, hamburgers, donuts, cakes, ice cream, gummy treats, and much more. These kits come with the mix as well as the molds, giving users everything they need to make their own sugary treats. These popular do-it-yourself cooking kits are available now at both TOMODACHI Rosedale and TOMODACHI Mall of America, and we are happy to announce a new special for all our Popin’ Cookin fans. Customer who buy two Popin’ Cookin kits will receive a third kit of equal or lesser value for 50% off! This new special is only available while supplies last, so make sure to check out our selection of Popin’ Cookin kits while you can!

Nov29

Holiday Offer!

2014 at 01:52 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Happy Holidays! Customers who spend $50 or more will receive a gift set containing one bag of Pocky and a bottle of ramune(any flavor), while customers who spend $100 or more will receive a larger gift set, which includes a bag of Pocky, a bottle of ramune(any flavor), and a 10th Anniversary TOMODACHI t-shirt. This special offer will be available at both of our stores now while supplies last, so make sure to stop by and take advantage of this one-day offer!

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Nov25

Black Friday deals at TOMODACHI

2014 at 05:16 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Black Friday is just around the corner for eager shoppers everywhere, and TOMODACHI is getting ready to celebrate with a number of special deals and offers! This year also marks Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary, and TOMODACHI will be offering exclusive 50% off deals on brand-new anniversary merchandise to commemorate the occasion. Specifically, we will be offering a 40th Anniversary Hello Kitty throw blanket, as well as a set of limited edition Hello Kitty glasses! The blanket, which is originally priced at $65, will be on sale for $32.50, while the cups will be marked down from their original $35 price to $17.50, but this offer will only be available on Black Friday morning from 6AM to noon. This limited-time offer will be available at both our Rosedale Shopping Center location and our Mall of America store, so stop by this Friday morning to take advantage of these special deals!

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On top of that, customers who visit either of our locations will be treated to free gifts with their purchases! Customers who spend $50 or more will receive a gift set containing one bag of Pocky and Marvel zipper pull blind box, valued at $10 total, while customers who spend $100 or more will receive a larger gift set, which features a bag of Pocky, Marvel zipper pull blind box, limited edition Naruto Ramune drink, and a 10th Anniversary TOMODACHI t-shirt, valued at $35 total. This special offer will be available at both of our stores throughout Black Friday while supplies last, so make sure to stop by and take advantage of this one-day offer!

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Our Rosedale Shopping Center location will be open on Black Friday from 6am to 9pm, while our Mall of America store will be open from 6am to 10pm. We hope to see you there!

Nov02

Now Hiring for the Holidays

2014 at 05:36 pm by admin | Comments Off

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TOMODACHI is gearing up for the holiday season, and is looking for some extra help to make this a season to remember! TOMODACHI is currently hiring sales associates for both our Rosedale Shopping Center location as well as our Mall of America store, and we’re looking for energetic personalities with flexible hours for seasonal hours and beyond! If you’re interested, please feel free to visit either of our in-store locations to collect and submit an application form, or send us your application online to employment@tomodachi.us. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us or stop by our retail stores for more info. Happy holidays, and we hope to hear from you soon!

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Oct24

Purikura at TOMODACHI

2014 at 11:31 am by admin | Comments Off

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Take fun photos with friends and family with the new Purikura photo machines at TOMODACHI! Purikura is a Japanese photo booth machine which originally debuted in July 1995. Created by video game and arcade companies Atlus and SEGA, the machines have since become a huge hit across the world, and several varieties of these booths have appeared over the past two decades.

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What is Purikura? Purikura, or プリクラ, is short for プリント倶楽部, or Print Club. Purikura was originally synonymous with specific machines, but now stands for the photo booth phenomenon in Japan as a whole, covering all different manner of photo booth machines and experiences. Each machine features different specific features and technology, ranging from editing hair and eye color to even allowing users to alter the size of their facial features to achieve an anime-esque look. These machines have become a popular icon of Japanese culture, and have started to spread to different nations all over the world.

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Operating the Purikura booths is a fun and intuitive experience, allowing groups of people to quickly snap their photos and edit them to their liking. To use a Purikura booth, which are designed for customers of all ages to enjoy, customers will first decide on a theme for their photo session. These themes each provide a different set of colored backgrounds and sticker for users, so choose your favorite!

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Once this is done, users will choose the brightness level of their photos, and start snapping! There are a wide variety of colored and themed backgrounds to choose from, and there are even overlays than be used to create fun photos and unique posing opportunities.

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After taking their photos, the booth will move these photos to the machine’s touchscreen tablets, where the photos can be enhanced with stamps, stickers, glitter, frames, and even hand-drawn messages and characters. Once completed, the machine prints out the edited photos onto glossy sticker paper, which can be cut up and used as framed photos, stickers for your favorite notebook or wallet, or whatever else you can imagine!

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TOMODACHI has a Purikura booth set up at our Rosedale Shopping Center location, and will have a new Purikura booth at our Mall of America store by Friday, October 24th as well! Make sure to stop by, alone or with friends, and give these fun booths a spin!

Oct23

TOMODACHI Halloween 2014 Trick or Treat event

2014 at 04:52 pm by admin | Comments Off

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With October 31st right around the corner, make sure to visit TOMODACHI this Halloween to take part in our Trick or Treat event! Come visit our Rosedale Shopping Center location on Friday, October 31st to take part in our candy giveaway from 5PM to 7PM. On top of that, our Mall of America location is also taking part, and will be handing out candy and treats from 4:30PM to 7:30PM! Make sure to wear your best Halloween costume to either of our locations, and have a great time with us during this spooky celebration!

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Sep30

Pilot FriXion Ball pens at TOMODACHI

2014 at 11:17 am by admin | Comments Off

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TOMODACHI often carries a wide variety of stationery and pens, and one of our newest products is the Pilot FriXion Ball retractable gel pen! A variation on the popular Pilot FriXion line of pens, the FriXion Ball pen takes advantage of thermo-sensitive inks to create an easy-to-use gel pen that can be erased with the specialized rubber tip at the end of the pen. Not only that, unlike other FriXion pens, the FriXion Ball is retractable, simply by pushing on the clip! A special trick is that since the pen uses thermo-sensitive gel ink, you can make any erased text reappear by chilling the writing to under 14 degrees Fahrenheit; just put the paper in your freezer, and watch the writing reappear! These cool erasable pens are available at TOMODACHI, at both our Rosedale Shopping Center location as well as our Mall of America store, and are available in a wide variety of colors.

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