A while back I found this picture of a yellow LP style astronaut on Yahoo Japan. He's the character we nicknamed Party Four I think. I wondered if he was some sort of small gift, like a vending toy. In Japan small vending and candy toys are called Omake.
Well, it looks like my hunch was correct. Here's a bunch of omake with their box and look who's standing tall at the rear. Yep, our friend who I think we called Jack Hammer on account of his road drill.
The little grey car even looks a bit like the front end of FAB1. Two whistles and a fish complete the bundle of joy. Picture courtesy of Yahoo Japan too.
Why do you think the LP astronauts pop up so often in Japan readers?