I have this weird rubber keychain. It’s from America. I obtained it around 2008. It’s kind of bendy but bounces back to normal when you stop. Who made it, and what is this character called?

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    Some cursory searching initially led me to post an answer that this might be a really crude Beerus but I've since changed my mind and deleted the answer – Spencer May 16 at 23:55
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    My impulse with the X eyes and a Z logo is something with zombies, but I can't find anything. – FuzzyBoots May 17 at 0:49
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    I feel like it might be Uglydoll related what with the weird x eyes, but can’t find anything about rubber superhero keychains from that company. – Stormblessed May 17 at 1:19
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    The Watch Over Voodoo dolls have some similar "superhero" designs, but in yarn, and not quite matching. – FuzzyBoots May 17 at 16:08
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    Where did you obtain it? Could it be marketing from a local business? (though I'd expect a marketing thing to have included the full name of the company or contact information) – LAK May 20 at 20:25

The coloring and the shape of the helmet are reminiscent of the Marvel character Galactus. (Although the logo on its chest and the cape don't match up so well.)

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  • There's some similarity (three-pronged helmet thingie, blue and purple colour theme) but not enough that it's likely to be him unless it's an insane Russian knock-off – Valorum Jun 12 at 20:13
  • @Valorum Yeah, probably true. My thought was that there have been enough alternate universes, variant models, character redesigns, etc. that there might have once been some incarnation of Galactus that looked closer to that. But I agree it's unlikely. – Admiral Jota Jun 12 at 20:19

I spotted a character that may have inspired the keychain: Midna, the titular princess in "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess."

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The game was released in 2006, which fits the time period. If this is the origin of the keychain, it was surely an unlicensed knock-off product, meant to evoke the Midna character without actually infringing on Nintendo's intellectual property. There are clear differences between the two characters; however, the "Z" on the chest may be an addition allusion to the "Zelda" series.

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    I don't think that's right. The keychain has an anchor head with three prongs, and the Fused Shadows that Midna wears has either two of four prongs, never three. The Z is just a coincidence, as it's in a heart, which is not a Zelda symbol, a triangle is. – Halfthawed Jun 12 at 3:01
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    This doesn't look anything like the keychain :-) – Valorum Jun 12 at 20:08

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