For this product, they are taking the normal Japanese maneki-neko and converting it into a maneki-neko duck.
The ad below shows a cat teaching the duck how to hold up his paw to do the “maneki-neko” pose.
Would you buy insurance from a duck that learned its trade from a cat?
Never seen something like that, even here in Europe where it’s supposed to be the place to see such kind of stuff…
Looks cool anyway!!
the neko duck’s really cute. looks good as an Xmas accessory haha
wow, never seen one so nice things on the street, in Italy we are right back in those things cute!
Cute is definitely in 🙂
By the way, you have a fb my request, I had forgotten, I found you thanks to Will! 🙂
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Aflac comercials are popular over here also. They’ve put the duck through many different commercial situations from the simple to the complex. I don’t know how that one would sell over here, though. But teaming the Aflac Duck and the Lucky Cat is a good choice. Being lucky that you have the extra insurance if you get injured, Aflac picks up what your regular insurance doesn’t cover.
In the one photo it looks like that man is comong close to being run over by the truck, just by the camera angle. Sure hope he has Aflac to cover the extra expenses. The Cute factor sells no matter what. 🙂
That’s a good way to sell insurance. Run them over first and then offer them cover 😉
nekkomimi duck? maybe this is a new kawaii figure. . .
He kind of reminds me of Pekkle (sp?).. that retired Sanrio character…
I LOVE THAT! I really need to move to Japan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AFLACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC! 🙂