Along with Doraemon, Totoro, Astroboy, Aokubi Daikon and Gloomy Bear characters I also like Tofu Oyako. Recently I bought a night light figurine, so cute when illuminated. It may possibly be a counterfeit since the packaging does not say Tofu Oyako anywhere. A strange creature, ugly but adorable.
I first came across Tofu at the back of IDN magazine as a filler comic feature a few years ago. The magazine doesn't carry the comic strips anymore.
I prefer the original Tofu Oyako face (red body with the smiley worried expression), There are many other characters in the family to collect, pretty much like Be@rbricks. Below I have Hot To-Fu and To-Fu America cellphone charms. I picked up a flyer from the Singapore Post about a design your own Tofu postage stamp competition. I'm not eligible to join unfortunately =(
A tee-shirt from my last trip to Thailand:
That's about it =P
I don't usually spend on toys, since I prefer collecting art books instead. Toys are nice but a little heavy on my pursestrings, unless my favourite characters catches my eye for the right price. Gachapon machines (lottery toys in capsules) work just fine for my case. Any toys you guys collect?