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As many of you know, I run an online cat-themed store called Hey Kitty Kitty. Although most of the items are hand made by independent artists, including myself, I also like to offer fun goodies that are hard to find, such as items from Japan. I’ve been thinking about ordering some of these solar-powered lucky cats. What do you think?
I found these totally adorable Maneki Neko Candies on the design blog Beach Packaging Design, and I had to share:
The packaging even has various facial expressions! What a cute, cool look, and a neat way to jazz up candy with packaging!
As we are all well-aware, I am a fan of some very weird things and have a macabre sense of humor. Today I want to bring you yet another one of those internet oddities by introducing Misfortune Cat:
Misfortune Cat is an amusing, dark take on the Maneki Neko thought up by designer Ferg, whose site is unfortunately down for maintenance. The Misfortune Cat came about as a vinyl toy back in 2009, and from what I can gather, sold out incredibly quickly on Playge.net (which also has some other sold out but unique vinyl sculptures)!
Being a fan of creepy things, I love the funky, weirdo spin on the Maneki Neko Ferg came up with. Though the original Misfortune Cat is no longer available, a few designers have made customs of Misfortune Cat available at munkyking.com:
These twisted Maneki Nekos are probably way too strange for most people, but they are right up my alley! Hahaha! They are very amusing to me, and still …kind of cute!
Isn’t this maneki neko tattoo just adorable? I love the little happy-faced food, too! I hope to get to see this again once it’s colored. I’m sure it’ll be even cuter!
I always feel guilty for promoting my own things, but this IS my blog, isn’t it? Silly me. :)
In case you missed it or don’t keep up with our Facebook page, I announced that for every 100 new Facebook fans my online store Hey Kitty Kitty gets, I’ll do a giveaway for a mini maneki neko. So if you haven’t done so already and want to win a little kitty, be sure to like Hey Kitty Kitty on Facebook!
But since we love you guys and it’s been a while since we’ve done a giveaway, I’ve decided to do one on here, as well! All you have to do is leave a comment, and let us know what colors you’d choose for your custom kitty (body color, eye color, and collar color). Other colors are available, so you’re not limited to what’s seen in these pictures. The deadline to enter is Sunday, January 15th at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Monday, January 16th!