Have you seen Mameshiba? This is a cute bean dog character from Japan. Yes, its strange… but strangely cute! Actually, they have become very popular apparently. There is a series of short videos where the different mameshiba characters pop out of peoples foods and divulge “unsettling” facts (usually very random, although sometimes they actually fit the situation). Personally I don’t find the facts disgusting or whatever, as the people in the videos seem to, but maybe that’s a cultural difference, lol.
Here’s an example of one of the videos, you can find them all on the Mamaeshiba website or on YouTube.
Mamashiba merchandise is popular. Just search google to see some of the cute items you can get.