I love Kogepan! It's not easy to find Kogepan items here in the States. I guess the concept is just to weird for American audiences. Also, it seems to me that Sanrio has a stranglehold on the cute Japanese cartoon characters market, making it difficult for San-X characters to make an impact.
I think the description given for Melon fits me pretty well. I like to think of my self as nice and smart, at any rate. And I kind of look like Melon, too! Observe:
Separated at birth?