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OMG !This is so cute. I just want to gobble it up !
This computer is a Apple- shaped Hello Kitty Lcd Tv.
This Japanese LCD TV weighs 7kg. This gadget opens up with stereo speaker of 3W×2ch output, lures with a screen of 800 x 600 pixels’ resolution, comes with analog TV tuner, channel adjustment and a nifty remote control. Price is a bit high at 84,000Yen ($ 725).
If you need something cheaper how about getting the
Hannspree’s Red Apple 10″ LCD Television
For about $300 - $400 usd.
Buy you some Hello Kitty decals and put it on the tv and you have you a Hello Kitty Apple shape Tv.
Here or some pictures of the Hannspree Red Apple Tv.
Hello Kitty brings us new items everyday. Among these items I stumble across this Skype phone. It is so adorable and I would love to have one for myself. This phone is a better more affordable way to keep in touch with your friends and family.
This phone can be purchased for $39.99 usd. So go out and get you one.
I have been in love with Hello Kitty and the other characters for a long time now. Its has also come to attention that I am not the only one in my age group (23) that still loves this cat. So what makes this cat so popular ? Is it the way she makes you smile ? That’s one of the reason I like her.
So I have decided to do some research and this is what I have come up with.
Hello Kitty, a very peculiar and curious white cat, is characterized by a distinctive bow or some other decoration on her left ear, and the absence of a mouth except in an animated series (see below).
Hello Kitty was created in 1974 by the Sanrio Company of Japan in Tokyo, Japan. Registered in 1976, Hello Kitty is now a globally known trademark.
- Name: Kitty White
- Birthday: November 1, 1974
- Blood type: A
- Place of birth: Suburban London
- Parents: George and Mary White
- Siblings: Mimmy (twin sister)
- Height: That of four shiny pears
- Weight: That of three shiny pears
- Good at: Baking cookies, making pancakes for friends, Origami, bows, shopping for friends, shopping WITH friends, buying things, playing tennis
- Favorite food: Apple pie made by Mama (A.K.A. Mum or Mary)
- Hobbies: Traveling, music, reading, eating yummy cookies her sister Mimmy bakes, making new friends, and going on adventures
- Favorite word: “Friendship”, “best”, “kawaii” (’Cute’ in Japanese)
- Collects: Small cute things like sweets, stars, goldfish etc.
- Best school subjects: English, music, visual arts, reading
- Description: A bright and kind-hearted kitten. Very close to her twin sister Mimmy.
- Significant Other: Dear Daniel.
Hello Kitty was given the English name (Kitty White) because British culture was popular with Japanese girls when she was created (though the name is rarely used in popular culture). Kitty’s name came from one of the cats that Alice kept in the book Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll. When Hello Kitty’s boyfriend “Dear Daniel” was created in 1999, designers took his name from the 1971 film, Melody, which starred Mark Lester as a character called Daniel and features songs by the Bee Gees.
Hello Kitty’s fictional world includes a whole array of friends and family members. Since 2004 she has even had a pet cat of her own called Charmmy Kitty and a pet hamster called Sugar. Charmmy resembles Hello Kitty but has more cat-like features. Charmmy Kitty was given to Hello Kitty by her father, George White, and Sugar by Dear Daniel.
Hello Kitty’s rising prominence
Hello Kitty has been marketed in the United States from the beginning and has held the position of U.S. children’s ambassador for UNICEF since 1983. She really came to her own during the late 1990s when several celebrities such as Mariah Carey adopted her as a fashion statement. Now products featuring the character can be found in virtually any American department store. Hello Kitty was once featured in an advertising campaign of the retail chain Target. Many American celebrities have contributed to the character’s popularity:Ricky Martin, Mariah Carey, Cameron Diaz, Heidi Klum, Steven Tyler, Christina Aguilera, Carmen Electra, Mandy Moore, Raven-Symoné, Varla Jean Merman, as well as Paris and Nicky Hilton have all been spotted with Hello Kitty goods. Singer Lisa Loeb, who is marketing the pink Hello Kitty guitar, has admitted to being a fan and has even dedicated a whole album in homage to Hello Kitty, called Hello Lisa.
Hello Kitty as a character
Hello Kitty is also used in books to teach children manners.
Several Hello Kitty cartoons/animes targeted towards young children have been produced.
In the animated films made by Sanrio from 1977 to 1985, Hello Kitty has made cameo appearances in them (similar to Disney’s hidden Mickey techniques).
The earliest Hello Kitty cartoon series known was the American-animated (co-produced with Japan) Hello Kitty’s Furry Tale Theatre, which aired throughout 1987. This show parodies various famous fairy tales and blockbuster movies from the period.
On USA television, the Japanese anime series Hello Kitty and Friends aired on CBS in 1991, and also ran on Toon Disney. On the show, Kitty is depicted as a little girl who lives with her mother, father, and twin sister Mimmy, who is identical to Kitty but has different colored clothes and wears her bow under the opposite ear. 13 episodes were produced, using animation produced as early as 1991.
On Japanese television, Hello Kitty (and pals) have starred in at least one anime series of their own. Hello Kitty’s Paradise ran for 16 episodes between 1993 and 1994. This version was released in English in 2000. This version, like “Hello Kitty and Friends”, also aired on Toon Disney.
Hello Kitty and friends also appeared in Hello Kitty’s Animation Theatre, which had Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters appearing in their versions of different fairy tales. Available in the U.S. from ADV Films (who also own the video/DVD rights to Hello Kitty and Friends & Hello Kitty’s Paradise)
In 2006, it was announced Hello Kitty will be appearing in a new Japanese clay-animated series called Hello Kitty’s Stump Village from Sanrio. At Anime Expo 2006, Geneon Entertainment announced that Hello Kitty’s Stump Village was one of the series they’ve licensed for U.S. release. Volume 1 was released in October, and Volume 2 was released in January.
Appearances with mouth
Hello Kitty, as well as her family and friends, is mostly depicted mouthless, especially in merchandise, which makes her similar to how Johnny Bravo occasionally appeared on screen. Hello Kitty was depicted as having a mouth in a segment in the series Sanrio World of Animation, where fans could see a smile on her face. However, it has been stated that Hello Kitty does have a mouth, but it is not drawn, as the creators wanted Hello Kitty’s emotions to be interpreted by the viewer.
- On the episode “Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo” of the TV series The Simpsons, the family travels to Japan and passes by the Hello Kitty merchandise factory. The yowling noises from within suggest that they were made from real cats.
- Hello Kitty Made a guest appearance on an episode of Robot Chicken as a martial arts master
- In The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, there is a Hello Kitty parody named Sassy Cat. In one episode, the gang visits a Sassy Cat theme park, and Grim asks “Who is this Sassy Cat?” Mandy replies with “A stupid media icon based on some stupid cartoon.” Grim then says “Oh, I hate cartoons!”
- In the Futurama episode, Crimes of the Hot, a “Curious Pussycat” factory is seen in the background of a scene set in Kyoto. The logo is reminiscent of the Hello Kitty logo.
- The band Goons of Doom created a song entitled “Hello Kitty”, presumably relating to the character.
- The Online Webcomic The Order of the Stick parodies Hello Kitty by creating a, presumably parallel, character in the world in which the comic takes place. This character is known as “Hello Goblin”, and is seen on an umbrella that is carried by the Monster in the Dark.
- Another Webcomic, Ghastly’s Ghastly Comic refers to a fictional sex toy company called Goodbye Pussy, which features a picture of Hello Kitty dressed in bondage as its logo, including a ball gag and a strap-on dildo.
- On the episode “Make Love, Not Warcraft” of South Park, Butters states that he does not play World of Warcraft but rather the fictional game Hello Kitty Island Adventure.
- The After Dark screensaver “Hall of Fame”, which features several famous After Dark characters portrayed as anime characters, shows an image of Bad Dog that looks like Hello Kitty.
- On the episode “No Man’s Land” of Grey’s Anatomy Izzy is wearing Hello Kitty panties. Meredith greets her with the words “Hello Kitty”.
- In the Too $hort song “Burn Rubber,” Too $hort talks about pimping hoes, “Take your ass straight out, of Sin City. Wearin’ all pink like Hello Kitty. Bringin back all C-notes and no fifties.”
- Dave Navarro performed a reunion concert with The Red Hot Chili Peppers as a homage to Hello Kitty, and played a Hello Kitty guitar given to him by Hello Kitty herself.
- In the TV show Danny Phantom, in the episode What You Want (Danny Phantom) the is a film on called ‘Sayonara Pussycat’ on, featuring a cat similar to Hello Kitty. Sayonara is Japanese for goodbye.
- A shop of Warhammer 40,000 cover art parodies Hello Kitty’s cheerful image, with the pronouncement “IN THE GRIM FUTURE OF HELLO KITTY THERE IS ONLY WAR”.
- Gaia Online features a plushie of a white cat called the Kiki Kitty Plushie, as well as a black version called Coco. The description reads that it is a plushie version of a fictional cartoon character, a parody of Hello Kitty. However, the item has evolved into a mascot in its own right, and is one of the most famous items in the game, and even appears on real life mechendaise.
- In the game Destroy all humans 2, if you scan a mind of a teenage Japanese female, the will sometimes mention a parody of Hello Kitty, ‘Hiya Pussy’.
Knowing everything listed in this post really don’ t make a difference because all I know is I love this kitty and will always.
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