It's amazing what you can find in the picked-over 50 percent off bin at the supermarket. Surplus Valentine candy? If it's only 99 cents for a big bag, I'll take it off their hands. Especially if the package has a classic cartoon character on it.
But here is where we get into what I call "out of character mis-marketing." Take a look at this package of "Luv Pops" from "Adams & Brooks, Inc.":
It's refreshing to see Pepe Le Pew anywhere these days. But can you point out what's wrong here? Since when did Penelope LIKE Pepe? she's got that lovey-dovey look in her eye, with not a flared nostril or a hair out of place. Penelope does NOT love Pepe Le Pew. She is a cat, he is a skunk, he smells, she runs, he chases.
Anyway, nice to see Pepe getting some merchandise these days. But I do wonder if the people who design the packages for these products have ever seen the cartoons.