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WTF: Iron Man Kewpie Doll

Wait, really?

SERIOUSLY?
 
I like east-meets-west merchandising crossovers, and I know Japan loves Kewpies, but...Iron Man: The Kewpie Doll?

I've always thought Kewpie dolls were really creepy in general (and I usually have a high tolerance for stupidly cute stuff), but apparently as an early promotion for Iron Man 2, Rose O'Neill-- the company behind Kewpie dolls (named after their original creator) --has created a tiny Iron Man Kewpie doll.

 ...I...I just don't know. The words fail me. I mean, it's sort of cute...but sort of terrifying. I kind of want to take it home and be all maternal at it, but I also think it'll murder me in my sleep.    (Via anime!anime!.)
Krison Feb. 13, 2010 at 9:20 a.m.
It DOES look like it would murder you in your sleep.
I don't understand why these things are considered cute.  I think they're horrid and terrifying.
Shinigami_Rideron Feb. 13, 2010 at 9:22 a.m.
Don`t worry about the murdering in your sleep thing. the worst he`ll do is empty your liqueur cabinet :P
Matteon Feb. 13, 2010 at 9:22 a.m.
Yes, it has that Chucky vibe, I think it's the eyes/eyebows.  Is it edible?  Can it be edible?  I'm less afraid of things I can eat.
constanzadellarosaon Feb. 13, 2010 at 1:43 p.m.
Tony Stark isn't cute, he is a BADASS.  Thus, that Kewpie is just wrong.
John_Martoneon Feb. 16, 2010 at 1:22 p.m.
@Shinigami_Rider said:
" Don`t worry about the murdering in your sleep thing. the worst he`ll do is empty your liqueur cabinet :P "
ZING
@Matte said:
" Is it edible?  Can it be edible?  I'm less afraid of things I can eat. "
Its a power thing, right?
giaon Feb. 16, 2010 at 5:48 p.m.
@John_Martone: Is that a reference to Sunday's American Dad?
John_Martoneon Feb. 17, 2010 at 12:25 p.m.
@gia said:
" @John_Martone: Is that a reference to Sunday's American Dad? "
Not directly, I just enjoy using the expression, though its probably more frontally located on my brain due to that episode.
JJOR64on Feb. 17, 2010 at 12:26 p.m.
That's kinda creepy......
Hoboseidon April 20, 2011 at 2:52 p.m.

Japan has done worse over the years

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