Your Minnie bow sounds pretty awesome! Do you have a photo of it? I'd love to see it!
Hopefully you'll get to captain the boat too because of it some day
I think people are just very interested by foreign Disney merch like that because it's so different than what we see here in Europe, and a lot of people like the style of especially the Japanese Disney stuff.
I keep on hoping we'll get more things like that in Europe, or at least a European Boxlunch site, but no luck so far. Hopefully one day