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From Cult Cartoon Cosmetics to Misbehaving Anime

 - Jan 28, 2011   Updated: Jun 14 2011
This amazing top list is dedicated to all things Pikachu -- the central character in the Pokemon anime series. As the mascot of Nintendo's successful media franchise, Pikachu appeared on everything from shirts, to lips and even airplanes.

For a frantic yet cuddly little mouse, Pikachu appealed to a diverse and massive following, and is sometimes referred to as the Japanese response to Mickey Mouse.

Implications - Taking pop culture icons and incorporating these designs into certain products is a great way to sell a commodity. In doing so, companies gain attention from consumers by using an element of familiarity. Taking a well-known symbol allows customers to recognize a product and pay attention to this design instead of disregarding it with a single glance.