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Peko-chan at MyCity, ShinjukuThis morning on the news was a special report about Peko-chan being stolen from storefronts lately.

Peko-chan is the popular mascot of Fujiya (a bakery/restaurant chain) since 1950. There are big collectors of all sorts of Peko-chan figures and other collectibles, and now some people are trying to hit the jackpot by stealing the huge store-front figures (110cm, 10Kg) and selling them on auction sites!
So far 31 have been stolen in the Kantō area.

This photo was taken at the depachika below MyCity (Shinjuku). Between her feet appears to be some kidnapping prevention device.

- Yahoo! News article from this morning.
- Shocking auction trying to sell one of them for ¥250,000!!

Posted on April 28, 2004 at 00:29 | Tweet |


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