doraemon the little ear-less robotic cat from the future (i used to have a moneybank of him as i had learned about him whilst living in Malaysia as a child). when she arrived with a bag chock-full of doraemon goodies i was absolutely thrilled - so sweet of her!
doraemon first appeared as a manga character in 1969 and stories revolve around this little blue robotic cat who comes from the future to visit a small boy called Nobita, in order to teach him life lessons and about environmental issues. doraemon lost his ears when a mouse ate them (eek?!) but the thing i love most about him is that he has a secret pouch on his belly from which he produces amazing gadgets like a whirly bamboo helicopter that he puts on his head to fly and the "anywhere door"....which allows him to go anywhere, at any time...surely THE best and most useful gadget EVER (and one i fantasize about owning every time i want to get home after a late night out!).