Japanese Fighting Beetle

This month in the Designers Challenge group the challenge was to create a toy that is either undersized or oversized and use some sort of stripes. I wanted to make something related to Japan and was inspired by a popular pet with boys here: beetles. I decided to make it oversized (though I think I could have made it a bit bigger because it's only a little bigger than my hand). I am going to have the pattern tested than I'll offer it on Ravelry for free. I'll post the link here once I have the pattern up.

I'll post some pictures here until then :)

*Edited to add link to pattern