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Hello Kitty, goodbye sanity
August 22, 2006 1:44 PM   Subscribe

We've discussed the omnipresent nature of Hello Kitty before. She has aliens for allies, her own MMORPG, and even a banking empire. But what about the havoc that can be wreaked when fandoms collide? If Sanrio-meets-Star-Wars doesn't make your brain hurt, how about the thought of packing some Hello Kitty heat? Or maybe...maybe you're a fan. Maybe visiting Puroland--Hello Kitty's theme park--appeals to you. Oh, it does? Then you'll be happy to hear that Puroland does weddings, too[Youtube].
posted by Vervain (31 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
(it's my very first post, please be gentle)
posted by Vervain at 1:45 PM on August 22, 2006


Gentle? Oh no, not when you forgot about Fender Hello Kitty!

Just kidding. Nice job.
posted by Navelgazer at 1:48 PM on August 22, 2006


The Hello Kitty tooth shown in one of the links is pretty clever/disturbing.
posted by brain_drain at 1:50 PM on August 22, 2006


See kids? If they had brushed more, they wouldn't need to house a cat in their mouth.
posted by IronLizard at 1:59 PM on August 22, 2006


Hell Kitty.
posted by liam at 2:04 PM on August 22, 2006


Hello Vader.
posted by phatboy at 2:15 PM on August 22, 2006


That's one of the pics linked in the post, phatboy.
posted by brain_drain at 2:19 PM on August 22, 2006


Whoops, sorry. Didn't see it. I was a bit over excited about Hello Vader : ).
posted by phatboy at 2:22 PM on August 22, 2006


I cant believe this got forgotten
posted by MrLint at 2:36 PM on August 22, 2006


Hello Kitty 40k
posted by [expletive deleted] at 2:37 PM on August 22, 2006


Damn you lint!
posted by [expletive deleted] at 2:38 PM on August 22, 2006


All that and you forgot the Hello Ferrari!
posted by kosher_jenny at 2:38 PM on August 22, 2006


In case the Hello Kitty marriage doesn't work out, you can always try to find a deadstock Hello Kitty "massager" to keep you warm at night.
posted by padraigin at 2:45 PM on August 22, 2006


Somehow I want to be shot with a Hello Kitty gun even less than I want to be shot with another type of gun, even a regular pastel teal or pink gun or even a gun featuring another creepy animated character. A Snork gun would be preferable, in fact.
posted by kosem at 3:11 PM on August 22, 2006


I can't BELIEVE this hasn't been noted:

http://www.planethellokitty.com/hello-kitty-plane

http://www.evaair.com/html/b2c/english/eva/News/2005/new20050521.htm

Do you have reservations?

http://ffp.evaair.com/online/html/global/asi0a201_C_Kitty.asp

Yes, but we came anyway.
posted by hexatron at 3:34 PM on August 22, 2006


(oh crap)

I can't BELIEVE this hasn't been noted. Or this.

Do you have ?
Yes, but we came anyway.

posted by hexatron at 3:37 PM on August 22, 2006




Yes, it's a Hello Kitty Sex Toy. They also have condoms.
posted by fourcheesemac at 3:46 PM on August 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


Hello Kitty has no mouth, but she must scream. That is why her head is so big.
posted by infidelpants at 3:52 PM on August 22, 2006


You guys blew it on the sex toy links. At least one should have been, "This Hello Kitty, it vibrates?".
posted by Malor at 4:08 PM on August 22, 2006


The Misadventures of Hello Cthulhu.
posted by porpoise at 4:08 PM on August 22, 2006


OMG I have never wanted a gun before....

Seriously though, non-Kitty people are always shocked and bewildered by the array of stuff you can get. About 6 months ago somebody showed me the Hello Kitty calculator they'd gotten in Hong Kong. I countered with a Chococat compact, tucked into a Chococat makeup bag. *ahem*. And don't forget, there are Hello Kitty Sake sets! It must surely be possible to out-Kitty me. But I've yet to see an adult try it. I'm pretty sure it would involve having Hello Kitty Netsuke.
posted by ilsa at 5:37 PM on August 22, 2006


erm, maybe i oughta work on a post about "what are netsuke"
posted by ilsa at 5:44 PM on August 22, 2006


Mitsubishi also has a Hello Kitty edition car. You can probably feel your testosterone levels dropping as soon as you enter that vehicle.
posted by clevershark at 5:59 PM on August 22, 2006


I'm pretty sure this variation on the theme doesn't have the Sanrio seal of approval.
posted by clevershark at 6:43 PM on August 22, 2006


Wow. I really, truly thought I could no longer be surprised by anything Sanrio makes, but the Hello Kitty egg shaper is blowing my mind. I want one bad. And the kitty bento lunch...damn, I don't know whether to admire the artistry of the presentation or be deeply disturbed by the Hello Kitty head crafted out of seaweed.
posted by Vervain at 8:45 PM on August 22, 2006


fourcheesemac : "Yes, it's a Hello Kitty Sex Toy."

No, it's a My Melody Sex Toy, but same company, same art style, so it's easily confusable.
posted by Bugbread at 4:19 AM on August 23, 2006


Puh-leeze.

If you're going to do Hello Kitty, do her right. (I understand that those paintings are for sale, in case you want to delight your friends or scare your children).

And, if you still think you're not cool enough, get the tattoo while you're at it.
posted by nunia at 6:50 AM on August 23, 2006


damn you, ilsa! i want geishabot's strawberry-scented life!

(or at least her happy lunches)

I can't recall where the link is to the Hello Kitty x-ray art, but if I could, I'd link it here.

(it was from the artist who did one panel normal, one panel x-ray, of HK, Powerpuff Girls, and others)
posted by pinky at 8:28 AM on August 23, 2006


/me cackles maniacally.
posted by ilsa at 9:56 AM on August 23, 2006


Did I miss it or was the alt.sex.hello-kitty not mentioned?

If not, I present the faq for your great amusement.
posted by mindless progress at 9:49 PM on August 23, 2006


Not that anyone is still looking at this thread, but I found the link of Hello Kitty's skeleton that I mentioned above.
posted by pinky at 1:21 PM on August 30, 2006


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