September 6, 2002
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Check out this Harry Potter Nimbus 2000 -- it vibrates! Friday Flash: MashiMaro! He's a disgruntled rabbit that looks like a marshmallow, and he's a hit with the Hello Kitty crowd looking for some potty humor.
For those of you without Flash, I offer Kogepan, a burnt red bean bun with a negative attitude. To quote the designers, "If a round & expressionless character says 'wanna try?' ... it's unexpectedly funny! Kogepan was born from this idea!"
posted by me3dia (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Tell me more about the vibrating toy, please.
posted by ColdChef at 9:40 AM on September 6, 2002

Kogepan has gone a little wrong for being made burned.
It's a strange character that can't help saying negative
words like "you will dump me anyway."

Wait a minute -- I think I dated Kogepan!
posted by argybarg at 9:44 AM on September 6, 2002

I rather like Kogepan's friend, 'Mayonnaisepan.'

Mayonnaise: the perfect food.
posted by hot soup girl at 9:55 AM on September 6, 2002

Friday MetaTalk!
posted by Danelope at 10:07 AM on September 6, 2002

Oh my god... thank you for those... You just made my lunch hour. But have you seen Afro Ken?
posted by greengrl at 10:07 AM on September 6, 2002

Memepool has a nice entry about the vibrating toy Nimbus 2000 & some other quips about witches' broomsticks.

"One theory is that their broomsticks were smeared with hallucinogenic chemicals, which the witches' held closely to their, ahem, nether regions."
posted by wfrgms at 11:14 AM on September 6, 2002

It's seems there is some mystery surrounding the true origins of Kogepan. Dreamkitty sez:

Secret of Kogepan birth

One day, someone thought of giving a voice to a round poker-faced piece of bread.
How about making this poker face guy say, "Would you like to eat me?"
Funny, isn't it? That's how Kogepan came into the world!!

posted by taz at 2:01 PM on September 6, 2002


My school folder is covered in Kogepan and Tare Panda stickers.

For all who arn't familiar, San-X (who makes all these characters) is sort of the nasty scary ripoff version of Sanrio. Burnt bread, rolly pandas, scared dogs, house shaped dogs.... SO MUCH CUTE.
posted by qDot at 5:14 PM on September 6, 2002

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