Toys. Not Boys. Haha.
The last time I was a character fanatic was during my early secondary school days. I went crazy over this yellow duck called Piyo Piyo. And everytime, during birthday celebrations in school, I would receive LOADS of Piyo Piyo merchandise. From pencil boxes to coin banks to notepad etc. I still remember in the late 90's, Suntec City had this huge store full of Piyo Piyo stuffs and I would literally go gila just by browsing.
Mind you, I even carried a Piyo Piyo FURRY-ISH bag to school. Yes, THAT was how crazy I was over this yellow creature.
Ever since the Piyo Piyo craze, I stopped all these liking for anything too cute, commercialized, mass product stuffs. I think the only toy I last bought during my last few years as a teenager was a Tamagotchi.
But recently, this fuzzy, befuddled brown mascot of Tokyo television station NHK caught my attention!
I am in the midst of nursing a wisdom tooth surgery and was randomly TV-surfing and got myself hooked at this 30 seconds animation on Kids Central.
Bloody cute CAN.
So I wiki-ed and found out everything about Domo (どーもくん, Dōmo-kun)
Apparently, Domo-kun is HUGE in the States and started airing in Singapore only in early 2008.
Anyway, here's how Domo was born :
I am currently looking for the original NKH certified merchandise in Sg and I bet I would resort to ebay in the end. So if anyone of you knows where to get Domo and his friends, please let me know!
Diana heart Domo.