The Thousand Dollar Totoro

And now, in the spirit of commercialism and good cheer, here is a very large stuffed Totoro from Japan....selling for a thousand dollars.  Yes, that really is 92,000 Yen.

In all fairness, merchandising isn't always the epitome of pure evil.  Studio Ghibli's first three feature films - Castle in the Sky, Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbor Totoro - did not turn a profit.  The first picture to do so was Kiki's Delivery Service in 1989.  What turned Totoro into a Japanese institution?  All of these wonderful little stuffed toys.


Joel said...

that is in. sane. who would buy such a thing? and how is it possibly that expensive? is it stuffed with spun gold?

that said, a $20 totoro was the one souvenir i brought home from tokyo.

Tofu said...

I wonder who would buy the thousand dollar Totoro? :3

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