Japanese hobby kit and RC car maker Tamiya has been chasing the Kumamon cash dragon for over a year now, and along with last December’s Kumamon tractor RC car (probably because Kumamoto = agriculture), an RC standard dune buggy has now entered the lineup.
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Japan Airlines is going to start offering a special in-flight meal jointly developed with Kumamoto prefecture which is located in the southern island of Kyushu. The name of the in-flight meal is (of course) named after THAT famous bear character mascot, "Air Kumamon".
Today is Kumamon's birthday! (a.k.a. the day when all of the Kyushu Shinkansen routes opened)
Kumamon meets Honda's small motorcycle series, Monkey. The collaboration motorbike Monkey Kumamon Version is going to be released on April 14. The exterior is colored with Kumomon's image color: black and red. Kumamon and Honda's logo are printed on the fuel tank. Red wheels are made in the motif of Kumomon's cheeks.
Takara Tomy is going to release a collaboration item between the famous Yurukyara-mascot, Kumamon, and the Japanese version of Barbie, Licca-chan for ¥2,940 on February 1.
Licca-chan ties her hair with bear-ear hair elastics to match the small Kumamon mascot that comes with the Licca-chan doll. It's rare for her to put on a dress in black since she usually wears dresses in girly colors.