Monday, September 20, 2010


Since 1950, Peko-chan, the little girl in pigtails with her trademark grin, has appeared on the packaging for Milky candy and other Fujiya products. In Japan, some store displays include a beautifully sculpted, life size bobble head mascot of Peko-chan. The mascots are highly prized, and often stolen. The pictures below, from a police station in Osaka, reveal the bounty of a sting operation that recovered stolen mascots. The heart wants what the heart wants.


Elizabeth Fama said...

Sounds like the company should start selling the bobble-head displays!

Susan said...

One bobble head heist was carried out by members of the Yakuza (Japanese organized crime)!

Kimparklee said...

I am not sure if these are more or less disturbing than the Blythe Dolls which have been all the rage in Japan for decades?