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Hello Kitty

What are your thoughts on it? Discuss.

by Anonymousreply 4510/09/2014

Her, Op, it's HER.

by Anonymousreply 103/05/2013

Classy. Very classy.

by Anonymousreply 203/05/2013

I never heard of it growing up in the 70s. It's a Japanese thing, right? Must've caught on in the 80s.

by Anonymousreply 303/05/2013

I thought it was actually Hello Clitty.

by Anonymousreply 403/05/2013

Haro Kitty!

by Anonymousreply 503/05/2013

I don't get it. I have no idea why people buy that crap.


by Anonymousreply 603/05/2013

All the punk rock girls and boys who sported that bullshit were all getting raped by their brothers and uncles.

by Anonymousreply 703/05/2013

Can someone please enlighten me? What and why?

by Anonymousreply 803/05/2013

I recently took a flight on EVA air with a stopover in Taiwan. I believe that country is formed around Hello Kitty.

by Anonymousreply 903/05/2013

Hello Titty!

by Anonymousreply 1003/05/2013

Kitty & Mimi are lesbian role models.

by Anonymousreply 1103/05/2013

I remember it from the late 70's.

My good friend had teeny, tiny bags filled with miniature pencils and pads and god-knows what else, I can't remember it all.

They were very adorable.

by Anonymousreply 1203/05/2013

I'm mildly obsessed. It's part kitsch and part unironic appreciation of the kawaii. My favorite gift this past Christmas was a Hello Kitty miniature sushi bar set; it is adorbs. I also love my Hello Kitty tarot card set.

I don't talk about my HK love in mixed company.

by Anonymousreply 1303/05/2013

HELLO KITTY is a rip-off of Miffy the white bunny by Dutch children's book author Dick Bruna.

In 1976, Sanrio introduced Cathy, a bunny friend of Kitty who was an even closer ripoff.

Miffy (introduced in 1955) made Bruna a millionaire already, and he did a cool thing by coming to an agreement with Sanrio After the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami both sides decided to come together in the spirit of conciliation to help the victims of the disaster.

The lawsuit was dropped and Sanrio agreed to retire Cathy. Both sides donated the saved legal costs (¥17.66 million yen) to the victims of the earthquake.

by Anonymousreply 1403/22/2013

Is there still a life size Hello Kitty "walk around" character on 42nd Street?

It used to creep me out.

by Anonymousreply 1503/22/2013


by Anonymousreply 1602/17/2014

I own a Hello Kitty toaster and size 11-12 Hello Kitty slippers. Both are toasty.


by Anonymousreply 1702/17/2014

I prefer "Yo, Pussy"

by Anonymousreply 1802/17/2014

Hello Kitty turned me gay

by Anonymousreply 1902/17/2014

Based on that other thread, shouldn't the name have been Americanized to "Hey Kitty"?

by Anonymousreply 2002/17/2014

R15, ALL those "characters" should creep you out.

by Anonymousreply 2102/17/2014

Thanks, R14. Sometimes one learns something on this board.

by Anonymousreply 2202/17/2014

I was working in Hong Kong a few years ago and the office secretary took me to a Hello Kitty Megastore. We even had lunch there. I think I had Hello Kitty pancakes.

by Anonymousreply 2302/17/2014

Gotta love that Kitty !

by Anonymousreply 2402/17/2014

r20, l think it's more like Yo, Kitty... I'm taking to you bitch

by Anonymousreply 2502/17/2014

[quote]Based on that other thread, shouldn't the name have been Americanized to "Hey Kitty"?

or "'Sup pussy!"

by Anonymousreply 2602/17/2014

I love Hello Kitty merchandise-it's my biggest secret guilty pleasure! When I was on a spring break with my buddies a few years ago I bought myself a pink Hello Kitty ball while I was heavily intoxicated and posed with it for some photos on the beach.

The funniest thing about it is that I was still closeted back then but apparently no one found me posing with a Hello Kitty ball suspicious at all (it was then that I realized just how gullible straight people are).

Here's the infamous photo (view at your own risk!).

by Anonymousreply 2702/17/2014

R27, you have sexy legs and cute feet!

by Anonymousreply 2802/17/2014

R27? I bet you call yourself "straight-acting, straight-appearing" too.

by Anonymousreply 2902/17/2014

r13 was very informative. I'd never heard of "kawaii", even though I've seen it IRL quite often.

As for the Times Square "characters", they're all frightening. The costumes are mostly of poor design and filthy!

Take Papa Smurf: tragic!

by Anonymousreply 3002/17/2014

[quote]The funniest thing about it is that I was still closeted back then but apparently no one found me posing with a Hello Kitty ball suspicious at all

Sweetie, they were being kind.

by Anonymousreply 3102/17/2014

I was very surprised when I saw an entire store devoted to Hello Kitty merchandise in San Francisco.

by Anonymousreply 3202/17/2014

r9, I think that Eva has a jet painted in Hello Kitty livery. I saw it at SeaTac a few weeks ago.

by Anonymousreply 3302/17/2014

Hello Kitty should be the focus of the next season of The Following.

by Anonymousreply 3402/17/2014

r32 was it an official Sanrio store? The headquarters for Sanrio USA are in San Francisco.

by Anonymousreply 3502/17/2014

Speaking of Japanese imports, which "Battle of the Planets" (adaptaton of Gatchaman) character would you fuck? My choice is Mark, of course. I can't start threads, so feel free to start on (with a survey).

by Anonymousreply 3602/17/2014

She's the cat's meeeooowww

by Anonymousreply 3702/17/2014

Years ago, I went to a White Elephant gift exchange and one of the gifts was a Hello Kitty Waffle Iron. I wanted that waffle iron so badly- but it had already been stolen twice by the time it was my turn to select a gift.

by Anonymousreply 3802/17/2014

R27 you are hot!

by Anonymousreply 3902/17/2014

More pictures of R27 please!

by Anonymousreply 4002/18/2014

Hello Kitty exhaust pipe:

by Anonymousreply 4102/18/2014

Here's something for R15

by Anonymousreply 4202/18/2014

[quote]I was very surprised when I saw an entire store devoted to Hello Kitty merchandise in San Francisco.

Uh, yeah, it's called Sanrio.

by Anonymousreply 4302/19/2014

Hello Kitty exhibition in L.A. will be catnip for fans

by Anonymousreply 4410/09/2014

Hehe, R44.

by Anonymousreply 4510/09/2014
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