I love this community... I can't get enough of these beckoning kitties! X3 Thought I'd share my little collection of maneki nekos... there's quite a few pics though so I'll pop most of them behind an LJ-cut. ^_^;
Here's an unusual little group of manekis!
These two are your standard sort of ceramic maneki nekos, and they're the biggest ones I own.
This is a small Hello Kitty maneki neko money box made out of china. Rather special! *^_^*
The middle one of these small ceramic manekis is so tiny! Only about 1cm high! @o@
A set of plastic maneki neko charms with lobster claw clip attachments. I think I love them too much to actually attach them to anything! ^^;;
Oh, I almost forgot! This is a wee little metal maneki neko charm bell that I have attached to my wallet. Some of his painted details have worn off though, like his gold coin and nose. ^^; But he takes very good care of my cash, lol!
This final one is a small clear plastic neko and I've found that I can put it on top of an LED light base for a funky effect! The pics show it in different lighting states. I particularly like the fact that this manekineko has a tiny daruma with it. ^_^
Eee~ thanks! -^_^- The Hello Kitty was a gift from a friend in Japan (in fact, most of my maneki nekos are ^_^;). I don't know for sure what specific shop it came from, though I imagine it was one of Tokyo's official Sanrio stores.