Internet Sensation Maru the Cat Helps Launch a Uniqlo Store
Maru is bringing his box-sitting talents to San Francisco -- sort of. Employing the famous feline's penchant for nesting in boxes, Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo is celebrating the upcoming opening of its San Francisco store with a game featuring Maru.
The Lucky Cube giveaway finds Maru faced with four boxes, each of which contain a prize: a Heat Tech Shirt, an Ultra Light Down Jacket, a ride in a blimp, or a mysterious offering of wonder and surprise. You need a Facebook account to play, and then you get to watch Maru mull over his options and finally select a box to jump into, granting you your prize.
So let's see ... one cute Japanese cat sensation jumping into boxes and doling out prizes combined with a stylish Japanese fashion brand known for producing quality casual basics? This sounds like a match made in heaven.
And if you've ever wondered whether Maru is a diva on set, here's behind-the-scenes footage of the promotional shoot. He's not so much a diva as he is distracted -- by the background! Oh Maru, you and your curious fascinations.
I couldn't help playing the game myself (who can resist Maru?) and I won the mystery prize -- a special secret recipe. I'll probably never cook it, but the pleasure of watching Maru is good enough for me. And as a San Francisco resident, I can't wait for Uniqlo's store downtown!
Did you play the game? What did you win?
Thanks to Catsparella for this one!