I was at the San Diego zoo about 5 or 6 years ago and found, in the gift shop, some really cute little glass statues of various animals hatching out of eggs. The cutest one was this little rhino. And what made it better was, at the time, a rhino had just given birth, so you could go to the exhibit and watch this cute little baby rhino running around and coming really close to the fence. So I had to buy the baby rhino in an egg statue.
Since then I've seen this trick a lot - a cute little animal or character will get even cute if you put it coming out of an egg. It probably trips some sort of sensor in our brains that makes us coo at babies (like when one of your friends has a kid and everyone comes over to hang out but ends up just standing around in a circle staring at a baby that's not doing anything...but nobody can look away).
Anyhow - I like these little characters I've drawn, and putting them in costumes or in cute situations seems like the next step...next think you know the panda will be wearing a frog or a pink bunny costume. Stay tuned!