Coke is pulling an ad campaign featuring Robomaru because of complaints they are getting about his chest decorations, according to my old friends the Associated Press:
“The company withdrew “Robowaru” from a promotional set of plastic figurines derived from the Japanese television series “Robocon,” after Rabbi Yakkov Kermaier of Hong Kong complained, Coca-Cola spokesman Kelly Brooks said.
Robowaru has two swastika-like designs printed on its chest. “We regret any misunderstanding this may have caused,” Brooks said in a telephone interview from Atlanta.”
It also goes on to say the toys are selling for $3.60 right now… you can almost hear the sound of millions of collectors rushing out to pack rat away everyone they can find.