3M's Sticky Bear is VERY Pleased to See You

Unintentionally hilarious product design or subversive moral commentary? 3M is selling these cute self-adhesive hooks in Asia. Just take a look at 3M's colorful, friendly animal pals with their handy hooks to hang your stuff on.

Hmm... but those hooks are positioned rather, er... prominently, aren't they? That bear definitely has a reason to grin, you could say he's um... bursting to meet you.

But wait, there's more. If bears aren't your thing, 3M also has a frog, a cat and a monkey. Mix it up, why don't you?

And in case you're not sure what to do with such a big stiff hook, check out the serving suggestions on the top corner of each package: “follow me, hug me, kiss me.”

By the way, there's some innovative new technology in use here. The self-adhesive hooks feature 3M's new re-usable Command adhesive, which can keep sticking and sticking, again and again, and still come back for more. No, we're not making this up.


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3M's Sticky Bear

Oh wow. Just wow, who designed those things. They _must_ have known how it looked

How can I buy a set?

These things will sell by

These things will sell by the millions!

WTF happend to Sticky Bear on Digg?

WTF happend to Sticky Bear on Digg? I just came here from the top ten list but now its not showing up at Digg

maybe you should post on

maybe you should post on digg...

Meet the bury brigade

You have just met the Digg "Bury Brigade"

When there's no complaint post in the story comments, and a story just suddenly vanishes from the home page, then that probably means that Digg's administrators used their own bury button to silently wipe it out.

That's why they keep the anon bury feature in Digg

Maybe they're frightened of sticky bear's big hug?
;)

http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/the-bury-brigade-exists-and-heres-my-proof.html

hell yeah!

hell yeah!

More research on the Digg bury brigade

There you go...

http://www.pronetadvertising.com/articles/digg-is-censoring-content-by-burying-stories-internally3452.html

Well last week we did a test on Pronet Advertising that shows Digg might be burying stories internally.

It seems that Digg enjoys censoring us and that they did not learn from the HD-DVD incident. It isn't just Pronet Advertising who is experiencing bad Digg luck, but others...

I've gotta get a set of

I've gotta get a set of those.

Why?

Why?

*grins* I don't think you

*grins* I don't think you want to know, mi compadre.

I MUST HAVE ONE!

I MUST HAVE ONE!

That's just crazy. Are the

That's just crazy. Are the japanese that blind to what things look like?

Oh, c'mon!

It's not Japanese. It's Chinese...

Japanese use Chinese

Japanese use Chinese characters. Also, the character next to 'me' in the pink oval is Japanese.

It might be Kanji but it's

It might be Kanji but it's certainly NOT Hiragana, which is only used in Japanese. I think you're mistaken on the use of the written Japanese language here. This is definitely Chinese.

And, yes, if this WERE a Japanese product, they would know exactly what they were creating.

The character is 甜, and

The character is 甜, and while it is Japanese, in Japanese it's more commonly written in the simplified form 甘. There are no characters on that packaging that are exclusive to Japan (no katakana, even, which you would expect on product packaging) - that's a Chinese package.

Correct, it's (Traditional) Chinese

Correct, it's (Traditional) Chinese. This one is from Taiwan.

You can also find them in some other countries, like Singapore (somebody posted the link), where they will have different languages on the packaging. Not on sale in the US, unfortunately...

Now this thing, on the other hand, is written in Japanese, but made by a Korean company.

is this an intentional set

is this an intentional set up?

thats pretty much how my

thats pretty much how my bear looks all the time

Nice set of hookers.

Nice set of hookers.

OMG!!! I HAVE to have some!!

OMG!!! I HAVE to have some!!

Bearly Legal?

So that's what Ursa Major looks like!

I think the question is how

I think the question is how can you not buy one.

What? No pic of the monkey?

What? No pic of the monkey?

Thats amazing. We need those

Thats amazing. We need those in the USA.

People in other countries

People in other countries aren't as obsessed with sexual innuendo as we are in the U.S. One might argue that people in Asia would be equally perplexed why people in the U.S. would find anything offensive. In fact, they might horrified to think that people would somehow equate a child's decoration to sex.

Read that in a book, did

Read that in a book, did you? $20 says you've never left North America.

Chill Out

Chris you need to chill out. Do you think it looks ok? Would you hang that in your house? No... Why not?

Ummm.... Have you even seen

Ummm.... Have you even seen a Japanese gameshow?
Or Japanese animation?

http://photoguide.jp/pix/thum

http://photoguide.jp/pix/thumbnails.php?album=529

I've seen many products like

I've seen many products like that while in Asia. The design was on purpose as a risque item.

betcha twas intntional. im

betcha twas intntional. im asian and i wouldnt miss that sexual innuendo with a big exclamation mark on it if i were blind and paraplegic. meh. the Chinese are getting a bit bolder with their products every day... :S

Those wacky Japanese

Japanese people are freaks, but no weirder than my boss George. At least the Japanese people didn't ruin my life.

Once again: Chinese, NOT Japanese.

Although I'm not surprised that some of you can't tell the difference.

And once again: Japanese use

And once again:
Japanese use Chinese characters. Also, the character next to 'me' in the pink oval is Japanese.

Once again... your wrong.

No, that symbol is in no way "Japanese" I speak and read and write, Japanese. As previously stated, there are two "Japanese" Alphabets, Hiragana, and Katakana. And then there is Kanji, which are the complicated "CHINESE" characters that the Japanese share. There is NO Hiragana, or Katakana, on these things anywhere, which is unheard of in Japanese advertisements. They like smacking Katakana on 'cute' things, its like a trend. So without Hira, or Kata, that leads us to logically dictate that this is a Chinese product... get your facts straight.

The character is 甜, and

The character is 甜, and while it is Japanese, it's also Chinese, and in Japanese it's more commonly written in the simplified form 甘. There are no characters on that packaging that are exclusive to Japan (no katakana, even, which you would expect on product packaging) - that's a Chinese package.

It is definitly not Japanese

I live in Tokyo and while my reading ability is limited, I know Japanese language when I see it. My wife is Japanese and she thinks it is probably from Taiwan. Yes the Japanese use Chinese characters, but the package is written fully in Kananji and there is no simplified Hirigana or Katakana. The Japanese often mix their three alphabets together; Kanji, Hirigana and Katakana.

ignorant motherf**kers

you ignorant motherf**kers. obsessed with sex. grow up, all of you. not everything HAS to be sexual. thats an American aesthetic, and its immature. the whole world laughs at us cause we find the sexual in everything. even if it was a poorly designed and innocuous item.

Ignorant Fother Muckers????

The world laughs at us because we think its funny at a hard one, and its being used as a hanger? You sir are ridiculous. So other countries not airing Donald Duck becasue his character never wore pants would be classified as... Thats what i thought. Learn to laugh it migh thelp your dumbass live a lil' longer.

Chinese definately knew what

Chinese definately knew what they were doing. They actually have a sense of humor.

thsts hot! I wonder if their

thsts hot! I wonder if their can make one that look like me :)

Maybe. I hear

Maybe. I hear nanotechnology is realling making great improvements. LOL!

Psh.

I don't care if the rest of the world laughs at us or not; that's freaking funny, and I would get the gutter giggles even if I was in a store in the middle of Taipei.

what? Make 1 that looks like

what? Make 1 that looks like you? there wouldn't be enough hook to hang a coat hanger on....he he he

so hot

I want sticky bear

SCHWHANG!!!

SCHWHANG!!!

that explains

why the back of my coat was so sticky...

sticky bears

saw this on leno a few weeks ago.

This is HOT and

This is f**king HOT and extremely FUNNY!!!!!!!! Oh, almost forgot, F**ck all of U MOTHER F***ckers who thinks that anyone is laughing at Americans!!!!!!!

The whole entire world is build on sex. I'd recomend to watch HBO ROME ( Italy)or TUDOR (England), and see what was happening then.

Remember...

Remember, life is sexually transmitted.

I agree. I live in Australia

I agree. I live in Australia and I nearly wet myself when I saw this. It's funny people! Deal with it.

now in the states

they got them in the US too!
http://www.3m.com/intl/sg/images/sweeties.jpg

They've changed it. It no

They've changed it. It no longer looks suggestive. I'd import.

Typical culturally-myopic American ignorance.

There's a reason these are only on sale in Asia, if you fat #ssholes would expend one nanosecond's thought about it.

Re: Phalli

There's also a reason no one cares what comes out of your mouth, dumbass. Ha ha ha, "if you fat #ssholes would expend one nanosecond's though about it." Whine, bitch and moan, why don't ya? I guarantee you that everyone online is soo interested in what you have to say. You idiot.

Which is?

Which is?

it's CHINESE. Get it right.

It's CHINESE.

I speak and write Japanese and I know some Chinese. These are Chinese characters. I even double-checked with a friend who speaks and reads fluent Chinese.

End of discussion.

Chinese sounds the same as LICK ME!

You're all missing the point. The Character is Chinese as everyone knows, but more importantly is the pronounciation!! It sounds the same as "Tian Mi", which is the same sound as the term for "Lick Me".

Maybe somebody at 3M is

Maybe somebody at 3M is about to get into trouble :/
officially the tone is different, 2 vs 3, but it could sound the same, I guess, with the way people speak

different perspective, that's all.

this thing can be simply taken as "cute" in asia while in north america/europe is very sexual at their first impression. it is just how it is. this is the way people take in as. this is what you call "cultural differences".

They clearly knew it looked

They clearly knew it looked like that. It's too big an oversight to miss. They did it anyway though. That's what's great about the asian markets, you can actually market products like this.

boyoyoyoyoyoing

almost as funny as the original "Little Mermaid" VHS packaging aka the golden schlong castle

Japanese Fertility Festival

I lived in Japan for four years. They have fertility festivals and people walk around with huge dildoes on their heads like hats, and that's just the tip of it. Seriously. They are obsessed.

The *tip* of it? hahah!

nice pun...

http://photoguide.jp/pix/thum

http://photoguide.jp/pix/thumbnails.php?album=529

Cultural differences

Americans would only buy this hook if it had some food that came with it. Maybe like a big pizza pie, or some gritz (just like momma used to make). Their biggest cultural difference weighs about 500lbs and has no visible elbows, knees or ankles. They are sub-normal hams with guns. SCIENCE FACT.

Cultural Differences

I eat big ole pizza pies all the time...never been over 180lbs.
Americans are sub-normal hams with guns? Science Fact? Strange how you connect sub-normal and possession of guns, with a little obesity for good measure.
Your comments implies that you are something other than sub-normal, and that would be valedictorian at the re-education camp perhaps?

P****

Yes, I said it, P****.

[Yes, you said it, but sorry, NSFW - Admin]

ha!

ha!

Sex Sells

For all you morons who cannot read english, chinese or japanese, the product is called "VERY Pleased to See You". Yes it is sexual .. intentionally. No one is reading into anything with some american perv mind. It was DESIGNED to be sexually comical. Get over yourselves and your twit life.

I want one!

Ooh yeah too sweet!!

WHAT?

I actually do not know what I have just scrolled through. Can you assist me? I live in South Africa. Thanks. Theresa.

Chinese, Japanese, Martian,

Chinese, Japanese, Martian, whatever it is, it's funny. I want one.

Do those come in a life size

Do those come in a life size stick on?

i wish

i wish

This is about the wierdest

This is about the wierdest exchange of ideas I've witnessed. Good luck to you all.

That's obscenely funny!

That's obscenely funny!

Wow, I think I need some of

Wow, I think I need some of these cute guys.
I love the hook too; too funny.

JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA

JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA

What kind of

What kind of Chinese mother f-er came up with this?!?!?!?!?! that bear looks very happy by the way!!!! but who couldnt be with a hook that big!!!

Uh-Oh well i guess it could

Uh-Oh

well i guess it could start a conversation

THE HOOK

GG WHO THE HELL THOUGHT THAT UP? ONLY THE CHINESE WOULD THINK OF THAT THINKING AMERICANS WOULD BY MILLIONS...NOT......

It's from an AMERICAN

It's from an AMERICAN company, or haven't you heard of 3M?

Toooo funny

Can you buy these online yet? I want one... everyone needs one :)

Bear-on

Can't believe a sticky bear with a bear-on would create soooo much controversy

Here the birds and the bees

Here the birds and the bees aren't really meant to please
And we beasts are only meant to satisfy with feasts-
Thanks finally for the translation and the many reminders that sex is celebrated in most of the world while we put it in a closet and hang clothes on it.

Those Zany Chinese

Chinese culture is wild, chock full o' loonball buffoonery. It kind of reminds me of working for George, only working for a megalomaniac who thinks the sun rises and sets on his sorry ass is a lot different than The chinese now that I think about it.

animal hangers

they are funny i love to have some in a closet or in a inside door

THis is why sexually

THis is why sexually repressed people should not make products...

I wouldn't hide them in a

I wouldn't hide them in a closet, I'd put them on the wall by the front door for guests to hang their coats and hats on. It's a great conversation starter, and I don't think it obscene. I'm sure people would laugh. It's funny! I think many of the people no here have lost your sense of humor. It's not gross or explicit. It's good, clean (suggestive) fun. It just sucks that American censorshit changed the product and completely took the fun out of it.

More bear-like products

More from 3M. Must be a fun company.
http://www.touchboards.com/a3m/super_close_projection.html

Wah ha ha ha ha!!!

We have the home base of 3M in my hometown in Missouri... Springfield, home of the Sticky Bear and the Assemblies of God Headquarters!!! Oh, my side!

Cool funny anecdote:)

There was this guy see.
He wasn't very bright and he reached his adult life without ever having learned "the facts".
Somehow, it gets to be his wedding day.
While he is walking down the isle, his father tugs his sleeve and says,

"Son, when you get to the hotel room...Call me"

Hours later he gets to the hotel room with his beautiful blushing bride and he calls his father,

"Dad, we are the hotel, what do I do?"

"O.K. Son, listen up, take off your clothes and get in the bed, then she should take off her clothes and get in the bed, if not help her. Then either way, ah, call me"

A few moments later...

"Dad we took off our clothes and we are in the bed, what do I do?"

O.K. Son, listen up. Move real close to her and she should move real close to you, and then... Ah, call me."

A few moments later...

"DAD! WE TOOK OFF OUR CLOTHES, GOT IN THE BED AND MOVED REAL CLOSE, WHAT DO I DO???"

"O.K. Son, Listen up, this is the most important part. Stick the long part of your body into the place where she goes to the bathroom."

A few moments later...

"Dad, I've got my foot in the toilet, what do I do?"

hahaha lolz

this pretty much made my day

Command adhesive is NOT

Command adhesive is NOT reusable, it simply doesn't leave a residue behind. To re-use it, you would need another Command strip.

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