Inexplicable Toy Trends Of Japan
Strolling through the toy aisles of Yodabashi camera one rainy day (as one does), I was stopped in my tracks by this. Disney goes pocchari!
Mocchi-mocchi Pooh! Not to be outdone by chublet Minnie & Mickey. At first I thought this must be some sort of knock-off malfunction, but no. It’s officially licensed merch! But WHY?
Lately, an “adorable chubbiness” fad has swept Japan with marshmallow girl bands and a fascination with ample felines, but I was quite surprised to see characters that are usually fenced in by the strictest branding guidelines donning some none-too-subtle love handles. Wonders never cease.
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