The evil Hello Kitty's mouthless mug can now be found on its own paper shredder, that icon of white-collar crime, as seen on Hello Kitty Hell. If you start seeing it dressed in pinstripes, you'll know that Gordon Gekko has completed a feline reincarnation.
Acting in typical expansionist fashion, the Sanrio empire began targeting our finances through a branded credit card a few months back. But apparently its insatiable needs are even more urgent than originally thought, for now it's going directly after our cash.
That's right: There's now a Hello Kitty ATM bank. The miniature teller machine even comes with its own "cash card," as Hello Kitty Hell explains. But don't be fooled: We suspect that it will provide only deposits and no withdrawals.
We've known for awhile that NEC's co-branded LaVie G laptops have been cursed, ever since they did a deal with the Sanrio devil. So there wasn't much new to report when the Japanese company came out with yet another Hello Kitty model, though we do think that its black color is a more accurate reflection of evil feline's soul.
But that, as it turns out, was only the beginning of this latest assault. Hello Kitty Hell reports that the black laptop is only one component of a new hardware set that also includes a Swarovski-studded mouse … Read more
Apparently the Sanrio empire, growing bolder by the day, no longer feels the need to use more subtle imagery in its universal brainwashing campaign. ("Subtle," of course, is a relative term whenever Hello Kitty is involved.)
Unlike more restrained uses of the ubiquitous HK logo, its newest camera inverts the entire relationship between function and branding: The gadget is part of the cat, not the other way around. Yes, the feline head pictured here is the actual camera, a much more extreme design from that of other models we've seen, including one just a few weeks ago.… Read more
As regular readers of this blog very well know, our overlord Mike Yamamoto is terrified of Hello Kitty and believes wholeheartedly that the pink-and-white feline is trying to take over the world. So, you can imagine, when I found evidence of an (unofficial) Hello Kitty assault rifle on BoingBoing (appropriately called the HK-47), I decided that maybe I ought to believe Mike and start getting worried.
Unfortunately, there isn't really a Hello Kitty assault rifle. The site that BoingBoing links to, "GlamGuns," is a parody site. You can't really commission them to create you a Hello … Read more
The evil Sanrio empire will stop at nothing in its quest for universal domination. As it continues its relentless assault by land and water, it is also manipulating the elements with such devious schemes as seizing our air supply. And now, as winter nears, it's commandeering our heat sources as well with the "Hello Kitty Space Heater"--an obvious ratcheting up from its USB lap warmer and other guerilla tactics.
Sure, Beyonce can have her "B'Phone," but she's got a lot of catching up to do where the "K" is concerned. As the Sanrio empire continues its quest for world domination, the evil Hello Kitty has been dispatched to Taiwan for a special-edition Okwap C150T phone, according to Akihabara News.
The mobile handset, only the latest of HK's cellular conquests, has a 2-megapixel camera and plays MP3s and video. Perhaps its most unusual feature is a particularly ornate design on the back of the phone that resembles a tombstone. No such luck, however.… Read more
And just so we can always stay near, Tokyomango says the Sanrio empire has generously included a USB connection for this faux tank as well. It makes perfect sense, now that we think about it: first air, then land, now water. The invasion continues unabated.
With all due respect (which isn't saying much), Hello Kitty's electronics products aren't usually associated with the highest of technologies, especially where music is concerned. So it comes as some surprise to see its latest gadget featuring Bluetooth specs.
The Sanrio empire is now offering a set of wireless earphones using the technology for $135, a fairly high price for items of this kind as far as the evil feline's products go. But even more curious, Hello Kitty Hell says the buds are being marketed toward male teenagers, claiming that they're "great for listening … Read more