Sometimes the line between virtual world and real world is blurry. It's been known that Chinese gold farmers make a real living out of the WoW gold. On Friday, Sanrio Digital, maker of the Hello Kitty Online game, for the first time turned the in-game food to real money for a good cause.
The company announced the conclusion of the first Hello Kitty Online charity event called "Food for Friends." The event was held in the final week of the Hello Kitty Online closed beta.
Players created and submitted 344,965 in-game food items. Based on the … Read more
Believe it or not, Kitty White (aka Hello Kitty), has been aging along with the rest of us, and Saturday marks her 34th birthday. Judging from her look, however, it seems the alternately much-loved and much-reviled feline icon hasn't really grown up much and is still an appropriate representation of childlike cuteness.
To help celebrate this occasion, Sanrio Digital has organized a week-long in-game celebration in the Hello Kitty Online massively multiplayer role-playing game. The event includes a series of quests and events, including an in-game guild contest that lets players convert online efforts into real cash donations for … Read more
The newly appointed Japanese tourism mascot has yet another new product under her belt. This time, it's a white/pink or black/red 19-inch TV from Uniden garnished with its now signature silhouette. Putting aside its "cute" factor, this LCD has a unique native resolution of 1,440 x 810 pixels plus all the usual goodies.
We know it's pretty irrelevant to touch on the technicalities here when it's all about the Hello Kitty adoration. But just for the record, this display has a humble 1,000:1 contrast, 300cd/m2 brightness and 5ms response … Read more
To have a psychedelic experience involving Hello Kitty, fans of the mouthless cat can partake in an illicit substance and stare intently at their collection of toys. Or if you don't want to risk prosecution, you can buy U-Mate's Hello Kitty Mangekyo Projector.
This spherical contraption has a kaleidoscope disc that's used to project repeated Hello Kitty lights onto the ceiling. It also has blank kaleidoscope discs that can be laid with beads so you can create normal, less freaky patterns. It isn't cheap at $215 from the Japan Trend Shop, as Boing Boing notes, but … Read more
The Sanrio Empire may have seemed unusually subdued of late, but its campaign for world domination is still very much in high gear. In fact, the threat is more sever than ever, as it continues to target our natural resources.
Hello Kitty has already made her mark, so to speak, on the planet's heat sources and water supply. And now, acknowledging the green trend's growing momentum, the diabolical feline is now trying to seize control of solar energy as well.
We didn't this was possible--nor did we ever think we'd be writing about it--but the quality of Hello Kitty laptops seems to be in serious decline. In previous forays into portable computing, the Sanrio emissary at least tried to look different in retaining its "unique" image, even when its mood turned black. But lately it's been reduced to cheesy skins that look like cheap stick-on decals.
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Awhile back we were treated to a hilarious Photoshop job called the HK-47--an assault rifle decorated with images of everybody's favorite nonpornographic, nontentacled Japanese import, Hello Kitty. We were sad to learn that it was, well, Photoshopped.
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.