I worked late and it was past 12am by the time I reached home on Thursday. Maybe I was too tired so I started seeing things? But there was definitely an excitement in the air when I  entered my room. All the toys couldn’t seem to stop grinning in anticipation… OK, all except Mr Alpha Male Military Stikfas, with his muscly arms folded, looking down his macho sneering nose and tut, tut, tutting at…

An excited bunch of toys

Dino and SPAT (short for Silly Pink Alien Thing) fighting??!!! over… OMG! Is that my new Hello Kitty Tote Bag that I have been waiting for, for ever so long???

brawling toys... please behave yourselves won't you...

“Hey, hey,” I shouted over the ruckus.

And like magic, all the plush toys became still and lifeless again, like plush toys ought to be… And it was amazing that I didn’t even marvel at their unexpected animation (did those toys just come to life?). Maybe I was just to fatigued to notice the impossible has happened (or maybe those toys cast a spell on me??), all I did was tear those plush toys from the bag and sort of went into a trance with the bag in my hands…

It was a while before my head cleared again, and I realised I was sitting on my bed and what a mess the bed was! There was a big grey UPS plastic bag turned inside-out, presumably where my HKO prize should be packed safely within. This bag is emptied, all the original contents strewn all over the bed.

Sigh, I thought, my mother probably couldn’t contain her excitement and opened the package before I came home. Oh well… I gathered everything together again. There was…

Items from the HKO trailer prize package

whooppie!!! The bag, the USB memory stick, a postcard, a SanrioTown brochure and a congratulatory letter signed by kaylee (not in the picture, but thank you very much kaylee!).

Here’s the front of the Hello Kitty tote bag (430 x 270 x 170 mm). It’s shiny because of the reflective white vinyl surface, and the gold straps.

Hello Kitty Angel and Devil series tote bag

Here’s the Hello Kitty Angel and Devil tag on the bag. (There’s only one tag. This picture shows two because I edited the image to show both the front and back of the tag at the same time.) Apparently the bag is only available in Japan.

Hello Kitty Angel and Devil series tote bag tag (front and back)

Here’s a sample of the printed pattern on the white vinyl. I googled but couldn’t find any english webpage with information about this particular bag. Interestingly, what I did find was that the Angel and Devil series items seem to come in pairs with an Angel and a Devil version of the same item. The Angel version will be in white, while the Devil version will be in black. You can see examples on Preciousocha’s blog here. Mine seems more like a hybrid?? because it is in white but shows the devil version of the kitty…

printed pattern on the Hello Kitty Angel and Devil tote bag

The detailing - metal studs on the straps, gold trim along the edges of the bag, exterior pocket and straps - gives it a nice finished look.

gold trim along the edge of straps and pocket

The interior is lined with a smooth, shiny black material. There is one pocket inside, no zip.

interior of the Hello Kitty tote bag
label in the bag

This is what the tote bag looks like from the back. Don’t you love this cheeky version of the otherwise saccharine Hello Kitty? I’m glad the bag came in white and gold too.

Back of the Hello Kitty Angel and Devil Tote Bag

Next, the 1GB limited edition Hello Kitty USB memory stick. This memory stick is really tiny! I think it’s approximately 2.5 x 1.0 x 0.3 cm  (I don’t really have a ruler handy to measure it :P). I hope I don’t accidentally lose it like the journalist who thinks he threw out the Mac Airbook (he was supposed to test and review it I think) in the trash. Haha.

1GB limited edition Hello Kitty USB memory stick

 /edit 31 Aug - This is how small this USB drive is… I found this picture here

Limited edition HK USB memory stick

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Also a Hello Kitty Online postcard…

Hello Kitty Online postcard

There’s also a SanrioTown brochure. I found the Hello Kitty Online section of the brochure particularly interesting.

Section of the brochure that talks about Hello Kitty Online

Have you noticed it yet?

1) The screenshots show a brown NOT pink interface for the different panels
2) The interface layout seems to have changed, notice the toolbar to the lower right corner of the screen?
3) The inventory panel has addition buttons including trash (I think I don’t remember that many buttons the last time)
4) There seems to be emoticons that show your mood

Considering that this is a published brochure, I am inclined to think that this view may be close to the eventual finished product. But of course I may be wrong :P Who knows?

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21 Responses to “Ripplecloud’s HKO trailer prize package, safely landed.”

  1. awww what a cute bag!

  2. Congrats! n_n

  3. I’m too jealous for words! :)

  4. Congrats!
    Make sure Purin doesn’t get his pudding-eating paws all over the bag! hehehe

  5. Congratulations, the bag looks even more prettier here than on the contest sample photo. I am still waiting for my thumbdrive to come to me. I would be very sad if the interface is only available in brown. I hope that means we can customize the colour. Otherwise, yeah I would be very sad because I like pink interfaces.

  6. oh it’s great to hear that you’ve got the stuff. :) by the way, the screenshots there were taken from the old client. I know it looks awesome there but if you’ve played it, it doesn’t look and feel right. =/ anyway, congrats ripplecloud! My blog’s long overdue for an update!

  7. Hey Ripplecloud! Congratulations and glad to see that you already received your prizes. Nice set of books you got in your totebag, he he he!

    A very interesting brochure indeed… It might be old… It might be new… Time will only tell… In Open Beta, hope I’d see you! ^_^

    Again, congratulations and have a nice day! ^_^

  8. Hellllloo~RippleCloud.It’s cool to know that you’ve got your price.I hope you enjoy it and having fun with them :P
    Congratulations,hope to see you in the following Beta testing. :)

  9. Thats lovely Ripplecloud! I like how it has the white with gold treamings on the bag.:).

  10. I love your bag! XD

  11. Congratulations, again! I noticed the differences in the HKO screenshots, too! I wonder if the different-colored interface will mean that we will have the option of choosing which layout we like best from a list?

  12. Thanks again everyone for liking the bag ^^ I’m sure I can see it blushing (ok maybe I am being delusional again…)

    , you’ve tons of stuff I’m envious off!!

    , yup the bag is now nicely protected in the plastic cover it came with ^^

    , Yes! I was forever wondering what the bag actually looks like because the print was not clear in the contest sample photo!! Now we all know :D I hope you get the thumbdrive soon ^^ its so cute because of its tiny-ness. Nah the interface is pink, Neverender just said that its an old client in the screenshots… I think marketing needs to update the brochures with new screenies for us to feast our eyes on heehee ^^

    , Yes waiting for yet another funny and entertaining update from you ^^.

    , thanks ^^ think the only readable title is Train Man… recommended reading for geeks, preferably male… hee hee

    , hi hi hi!!! thanks for remembering me ^^ I hope the next available beta testing will be available in Asia so I can take part too!!

    , it would be totally awesome if the interface colour is personalisable. That way people allergic to pink can have an option too! ^^

  13. oooooo! i love the bag. = ]
    welp… i got everything you got… minus the bag… lol.
    & also i got 2 postcards… that one & a different one.
    but i love the memory stick so much… i cannot get over how tiny it is… i was expecting it to be bigger than that. haha.

  14. Heya Ripplecloud! I’m so glad you liked the package, and I loved this post (as usual!) :] SPAT is cute hahah! Congratulations again~

  15. Congrats on the win! For a minute there, I thought it was Charmmy Kitty on the bag, haha!

  16. wow Rip. Thanks so much for the detailed post. The HKO brochure was really interresting. It was nice of you to share it with us. I can’t wait to play the game with you.

  17. Hello and congratulations! That Tote Bag is so cute, I love Hello Kitty’s Devil look!

  18. @shesroyaltee, me too!! The USB stick is so small I can’t bear to use it because I’m usually so careless and may just accidentally fling it out of the window or something… heehee

    @GM Abby
    , Thanks ^^ Don’t you just love SPAT? He lifts my spirits just by looking so happy and cheery all the time XP Please regard Dino kindly too :D

    , *tries to imagine charmmy kitty on the bag instead*… I think I’m glad it’s the devil version of Hello Kitty on the bag =P

    , no problem ^^ I had fun doing it. Am sorry the brochure bit is outdated though (see Neverender’s comment).. How’s the enormous puzzle coming along? ^^

    , thanks!! And I must say congrats for your win too!! ^^

  19. That’s a really cute bag! Seeing all the pics of HKO makes me miss it so much more. Congrats again :)

  20. Thanks again starrfire ^^ have a great day!

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    Keep up the terrific works guys I’ve added you guys to my personal blogroll.

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