02 February 2015

Bad Badtz-Maru Japanese craft, amigurumi



Bad Badtz-Maru is a male penguin with spiky hair, character from Sanrio Japan. His birthday is April 1 (April Fool's Day). He is one of the few Sanrio characters that is marketed to both genders. In Japanese, "badtz" (batsu) is a term for "X", the cross signifying a wrong answer. "Maru" means circle or "O", and signifies a correct answer. Thus, his name figuratively means "wrong-correct," and is frequently represented by "XO". Badtz-Maru has many different facial expressions and poses, but a common expression is of pulling one eye down and sticking out his tongue, a gesture equivalent to blowing a raspberry.

Badtz-Maru is similar to Bart Simpson, from American animated series The Simpsons.

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