Archive for the 'Hello Kitty Technology' Category

Hello Kitty Cell Phone Covers at Lonsdale Quay

I was at Lonsdale Quay (if you’re visiting Vancouver, just take the seabus from Waterfront Centre and you’re there) when I found a great little stand selling cell phone covers. Well, I happen to need one bad for my phone. I’m sure other mommies will understand how often one’s phone crashes to the ground when they’re playing with their kids.  Anyways…there’s a great little shop called Cell Spot Wireless and they had tons of Hello Kitty covers. Here are a few pics:

hello kitty cell phone cover - white and red

hello kitty cell phone cover - purple

hello kitty cell phone cover - pink

I think I saw at least 20 Hello Kitty covers for iPhones and iTouches. A really good variety if you’re looking for a Hello Kitty cell phone cover.

UPDATE Jan. 25, 2012: Sorry, they don’t have these particular cell phone covers anymore. The owner contacted me as it seems lots of people have been asking about them.

Can I buy Hello Kitty items direct from Japan?

I know it irks me sometimes when you can get really unique Hello Kitty products but only in Japan. But, it looks like someone has found a neat idea to fix that.  I just heard about FlutterScape.com.  It’s a shopping site where all the products are from sellers in Japan (just everyday people) who are proficient in English.

Here are a few items that caught my eye (if the link doesn’t work, the item is probably not listed anymore):

Hello Kitty iPod/iPhone Speaker Dock – I just think this is so slick and cute looking at the same time.

hello kitty ipod or iphone speaker dock

Hello Kitty:  Gahapin x Mukku Pouch

hello kitty gachapin x mukku pouch

Hello Kitty Nori (Seaweed Snacks) – I love these!  My son and I are addicted to snacking on nori.  We always have some in the car!

hello kitty nori

Hello Kitty Smart Car

I found these Hello Kitty Smart Car designs and thought they were so adorable.  Admittedly, quite over the top but if you are a big Hello Kitty fan, it would probably put a big smile on your face as you drive around.  I think 99% of husbands would never drive your car if you owned it.  😉

hello kitty smart car

Courtesy of smart USA

Hello Kitty at MacDonald’s!

I always feel like I miss out when Hello Kitty is at MacDonald’s so for once, I actually caught it while it was there last Sunday. You can now get Sanrio watches! I took these pictures at the MacDonald’s in Vancouver at Main St. and Terminal St. (near Science World).

sanrio sign at macdonald's

sanrio watches at macdonald's

hello kitty watch at macdonald's

sanrio hello kitty sign at macdonald's

New Hello Kitty Wii Game

I’ve received news that there’s going to be a Hello Kitty Wii game!  Here’s the press release:

Sanrio Digital and Zoo Games ReleaseFirst-Ever Hello Kitty®Game for Nintendo Wii System, Hello Kitty Seasons

Hong Kong and Cincinnati, Ohio – Dec.7, 2010 – It’s the most wonderful time of the year: The highly-anticipated Hello Kitty®Seasons is available in North America. Brought to you bySanrio Digital and video game publisher Zoo Entertainment, Inc (NASDAQ: ZOOG), Hello Kitty Seasons is the first-ever Hello Kitty title for Nintendo Wii™, featuring fun and innovative gameplay that changes with the turning of the seasons. Whether diving into spring cleaning, dishing up ice cream to friends in hot summer weather, picking pumpkins during the brisk fall harvest or keeping friends warm with hot cocoa in the chilly winter, each new season brings a unique look and fresh challenges to Hello Kitty fans.

Hello Kitty Seasons brings Sanrio Digital into the next phase of Hello Kitty’s video gaming legacy,” said Robert Ferrari, vice president of publishing and business development, Sanrio Digital.  “We’re continuing to move into new gaming territories, and as the first Hello Kitty game for the Nintendo Wii, this is an exciting step in a new direction for us and our fans.”

Hello Kitty Seasons is the latest adventure for Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters. Players take part in an adventure through which they help develop a whimsical, colorful village while participating in exciting quests while the seasons change right before their eyes. Hello Kitty fans of all ages can unlock items to customize their avatar, upgrade their town and collect in-game items including clothing and accessories as they progress through the game. Players will be guided on missions and minigames by beloved Sanrio®characters including Hello Kitty®, My Melody®, Keroppi®, Badtz-Maru®, Little Twin Stars®, Chococat®and others.

“As many of Hello Kitty’s fans love to play games on the Nintendo Wii, we’re proud to play a part in bringing this unparalleled interactive experience to consumers in partnership with Sanrio Digital,” said Mark Seremet, CEO, Zoo Games. “Hello Kitty Seasons puts fans into the magical realm of Sanrio to play a number of beloved outdoor activities. The creative mini-games featured in Hello Kitty Seasons may even inspire new seasonal traditions for families and friends.”

Rated “E” for Everyone, Hello Kitty Seasons is available at retailers across the U.S. and Canada for Nintendo Wii with a MSRP of $29.99.

Hello Kitty x Toys R Us, Part 2

Here are the rest of the pictures from my trip to Seattle and visiting a nearby Toys R Us.  Lots of Hello Kitty cuteness there!

hello kitty jewelry armoire

hello kitty face bag

hello kitty clocks and electronics

These are Hello Kitty bracelet walkie talkies:

hello kitty bracelet walkie talkies

This is like a Hello Kitty beauty store in a box:

hello kitty accessories

hello kitty beauty shop

hello kitty bags

Hello Kitty x Toys R Us, Part 1

Here are the last 2 batches of Hello Kitty pictures I took on my trip to Seattle. I think this was toward Bellevue but I can’t remember.  Anyways, unlike in the Vancouver Toys R Us stores, at this one there is a whole one side of an aisle dedicated to Hello Kitty.  Plus, it’s way cheaper!

My favourite has to be the Hello Kitty slumber party kit.  Love it!

hello kitty slumber party pack

hello kitty technology

hello kitty night light

This was another one of my favourites.  I could see someone with a college dorm room having this Hello Kitty mini fridge:

hello kitty mni fridge

hello kitty mini garden plush

hello kitty microphone karaoke systems and lavalamp

hello kitty water dispenser

Hello Kitty at Macy’s

I found lots of Hello Kitty girls clothing and accessories at Macy’s while I was in Seattle.  If you’ve never been to a Macy’s department store in the US, usually in the kids section you’ll find some Kitty clothes and a display of some Hello Kitty products.  Usually you’ll find things like stationery, jewelry and bags.  First, here are some of the accessories and tomorrow, I’ll post all the cute clothes.

hello kitty bracelet

hello kitty scrapbook

hello kitty hair accessories

hello kitty gaming kit

hello kitty doodle messenger bag

hello kitty chain

hello kitty camera kit

Hello Kitty x Marino Andriani, LLC

If you’re looking for Hello Kitty electronics, I just found out about Marino Andriani, LLC.  They manufacture stylish Hello Kitty audio, lamps, phones, appliances and tons more.  And, everything is incredibly cute!  You cannot buy directly from them as a consumer from what I see, but if you’re a store owner, it appears you can contact them about buying in bulk. They’re based in Chicago, IL.

Here are some items that caught my eye:

This is a Hello Kitty 2 GB USB Flash Memory Drive

hello kitty flash memory drive

Hello Kitty Walkie Talkies

hello kitty walkie talkies

Hello Kitty Gumball Dispenser

hello kitty gumball dispenser

Hello Kitty Table Lamp…perfect for a little girl’s room.

hello kitty table lamp

Hello Kitty Online Supporting Breast Cancer Research

Cancer research is a cause close to my heart, so I’m happy to let Hello Kitty fans know how they can support Breast Cancer Research and Awareness though the Hello Kitty Online game. Details are below.

Sanrio Digital Supports Breast Cancer Research and Awareness in Hello Kitty Online Year-Round

WHO: Sanrio Digitaland the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

WHAT: Hello Kitty Online, the official massively multiplayer game of Hello Kitty and friends, is offering players the opportunity to purchase limited edition items to support breast cancer research and awareness year-round.  100% of the proceeds from the in-game items will be donated to the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in support of nationwide funding for breast cancer awareness and research.

Priced at 240 Sanrio Cash Points ($3.00 USD) each, the Breast Cancer Awareness virtual Ribbon Awareness Tee and Ribbon Research Wand are part of Sanrio Digital’s on-going campaign to raise awareness and funds for important issues world-wide.  The items can also be purchased together in the Research and Awareness Bundle, for 390 Sanrio Cash Points ($4.88 USD).

Important facts about breast cancer:

  • One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime
  • The five-year survival rate for breast cancer, when caught early, is now 98%
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is the global leader in funding life-saving breast cancer research
  • Komen-funded research has touched every major breast cancer advance of the past 27 years
  • There are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors alive in the U.S. today.

QUOTES:

“Nearly two million women and men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year,” said Robert Ferrari, vice president of publishing and business development, Sanrio Digital.  “Our new virtual items in Hello Kitty Online are designed to encourage our community to fight back by donating to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, a trusted partner and global leader of the fight against breast cancer movement.”

” We are extremely thankful for the support we receive from organizations like Sanrio Digital,” said Lysa Wilkins, relationship development manager, Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. “We are able to raise funds to support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment in our local communities because of supporters like Sanrio Digital and their commitment to the fight to end breast cancer.”

WHERE: http://www.hellokittyonline.com/

WHEN: The items are available in-game permanently, beginning today.

About Hello Kitty Online

Hello Kitty Online(HKO) is the official massively multi-player online game (MMOG) of Hello Kitty. It’s a new fantasy game set in a magical world featuring Hello Kitty and friends. Travel to exciting places including London, Tokyo and Paris with other players as well as your favorite Sanrio characters, including Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru, Kerropi, My Melody and more!

Hello Kitty Online boasts a captivating storyline, a myriad of quests and a skill-based system, making it an adventure Hello Kitty fans of all ages can enjoy. Featuring customizable avatars, farms and houses, players can experience extensive crafting, farming, guilds, pets and much more.

Hello Kitty Online is also the first MMOG to integrate true social networking, featuring blogs, video sharing and email provided by SanrioTown, the official online community for Sanrio fans.

About SANRIO

SANRIO, best known for global icon Hello Kitty® and home to many more endearing characters including Chococat®, My Melody®, and Keroppi®, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. August 2010 marks the golden anniversary for the worldwide lifestyle brand that was founded on the “small gift, big smile®” philosophy — that a small gift can bring a big smile to people of all ages. Today, over 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are sold in over 70 countries around the world. In the Western Hemisphere SANRIO character-branded products are sold in upwards of 12,000 locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 95 Sanrio boutiques. For more information, please visit www.sanrio.com.

About Sanrio Digital

Sanrio Digital is a joint venture between Typhoon Games (HK) Ltd. and Sanrio Wave Hong Kong Co., Ltd. Sanrio Digital is responsible for the expansion of Sanrio intellectual property assets into various digital and online media, leveraging an extensive library of original material that includes world-famous brands such as Hello Kitty, Badtz Maru, My Melody and others. Sanrio Digital is the developer and global publisher of Hello Kitty Online and SanrioTown. For more information please visitwww.sanriodigital.com,www.hellokittyonline.com, andwww.sanriotown.com.

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Komen Massachusetts Affiliate

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, and launched the global breast cancer movement. The Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community, joining more than 1 million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer. Through events like the Komen Massachusetts Race for the Cure®, theMassachusetts Affiliate has invested over $4 million in community breast health programs in the state over the last five years. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in the state of Massachusetts. The remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Grants Program to fund research. For more information, call 617-737-5111 or visitwww.komenmass.org.