Um.. I used to be in LOVE with Keroppi. I still am
haha And I liked badtz maru for a few years, but then i hated how they would change badtz maru's look. I dislike Hello Kitty because I loathe how Sanrio decided to change her looks and whatnot. I mean okay I thought hello kitty angle was cute, but the original hello kitty was cute. You know, the little red dress with the (striped?) shirt, and a red bow. *sigh* Those were the good old days lolol.
Anyway, Keroppi is my favorite for now
Actually it was always my favorite, deep down. Did you know there's a keroppi arcade game?! I saw it in a HK movie in international channel 4 years ago!!!
But in my opinion, Korean characters, such as Blue Bear (by Morning Glory), RooRoo Bear (by Ibis), and Mashimaro are my favorites. I love Tarepanda, but I forgot who created it Kogepan is adorable. EDIT
: Yea, I spent 3.00 on a pen (that doesn't work most of the time!), which was Pochacco and it was soo cute, but sadly, I only used it for 3 weeks (to write notes once a day) and it died on me. Actually, there's alot of ink in the pen, but the ink won't come out.
And Korean pencils.. I LOVE THOSE! They're 2.00-3.00 a pencil, but they're so cute! Now if ONLY they didn't break after a month. The lead wouldn't come out right after using it for a month T_T