Hello Kitty Wikipedia Redone and Revised

Posted on January 15, 2013 by

0


 

Hello Kitty Collector’s 2 ounce shot glasses

2 ounce other picture to same page

Hello Kitty Collector’s 2 ounce shot glasses

 

Hello Kitty Party Favors Just $0.95 each! (100 shot glasses)

 

 

Hello Kitty Collector’s Flower shot glass

 

 

Hello Kitty Black Dress Souvenir Collector’s shot glass

 

Hello Kitty Set of Two Shot Glasses

 

 

 

 

Hello Kitty 2012

Hello Kitty 2012 or Hello Kitty White full name: pronounced Haro Kitie in Japanese.

Hello Kitty is a cute and adorable fictional character depicted as a female white bobtail cat with a red bow. The character’s first appearance on an item was introduced in Japan in the 70s and brought to the U.S. in 80s. The character is a staple of Japanese popular culture. The Hello Kitty 2012 trademark has spread globally with over $1 billion annually in sales outside of Japan in 2006 alone.

Originally aimed at tween aged females, Hello Kitty 2012’s market has broadened to include adult consumers with all sorts of adult products from shot glasses to vibrators, to Hello Kitty tampons. Hello Kittie can be found on a variety of products ranging from school supplies to fashion accessories and high-end consumer products.

 

Hello Kitty 2012 shot glass sets

Hello Kitty 2012 shot glass sets are finally here! Get your two styles of the most popularHello Kitty designs to hit the market, the Black Dress Kitty and the Flower Kitty shot glassesmake great gift sets for all collectors.

Hello Kitty party favors glassware
Hello Kitty shot glass set of two
Hello Kitty shot glass set of two

Orig: $11.99
Sale: $6.99
Hello Kitty 2012 Flower Kittie collector's shotglass
Hello Kittie Party Favors Just $0.95 each! (500 shot glasses)
2012 Hello Kitty "Black Dress" Souvenir Collector's shot glass
Hello Kitty Party Plates (10 party plates) $4.32 each
Hello Kitty Collector's 2 ounce Flower Kitty Souvenir Shot Glass
Hello Kitty 1.5 ounce Souvenir Back to School Shot Glass Collectible
Hello Kitty "Baby Kitty" collectible souvenir shot glass
Hello Kitty Devilish Shot Glass

Hello Kitty 2012 Images and creation

Per official character profiles for Hello Kitty 2012, Hello Kitty’s real name is Hello Kitty Black and Hello Kittie was born in the suburbs of London, England on Nov. 1. Hello Kitty’s height is described as five apples and Hello Kitty’s weight as three apples. Hello Kittie is depicted as a bright and kind-hearted girl, very close to Hello Kitty’s twin sister Mimmy. Hello Kittie is good at baking cookies and loves Mama’s homemade apple pie. Hello Kittie likes to collect adorable things and Hello Kitty’s favorite subjects in school are English, music and art.

Hello Kitty 2012 is depicted surrounded by a large family who all go by the last name White. Hello Kitty’s twin sister Mimmy is described as “shy and very girly,” interested in sewing and dreaming of marriage. While Hello Kitty 2012 wears a bow on Hello Kitty’s left ear, Mimmy wears Hello Kitty’ss on the right. Their Papa, George, is described as dependable, humorous but also absent-minded. Mama, Mary, is depicted as a good cook who loves doing housework. Grandpa Anthony likes to tell stories and Grandma Margaret likes sewing. Dear Daniel is Hello Kitty 2012’s childhood friend. His character profile describes him as born in London on May 3 with the real name Daniel Starr. He travelled with his parents and was away from Hello Kitty 2012 for a long time. He is depicted as fashionable and sensitive, good at dancing and playing the piano, with an interest in photography and dreams of being a celebrity. Charming Hello Kitty is Hello Kitty 2012’s pet, a black Hello Kitty 2012 item. Hello Kittie is described as docile, obedient and fond of shiny things. Hello Kitty’s necklace holds the key to Hello Kitty 2012’s jewelry box. Hello Kitty 2012 also has a pet hamster named Suga which was a gift from Dear Dani Bee.

 

Hello Kittie Shot

Hello Kitty started selling rubber sandals with flowers painted on them, but quickly moved to more adorable items geared more towards adults such as Hello Kitty shot glasses. It was noted that the money gained by the additions of adorable shot glasses with the Hello Kittie design from the sandals led to the adorable characters for its new merchandise. The Hello Kittie name produced a line of character products around gift dates such as party’s with party favors, and holidays such as Christmas. Hello Kittie shot glasses of the 2012 product line was created by Snario  and was added to the lineup of the earliest characters in the 70s and early 1980s. The Hello Kittie animation first appearance on an item was a coin purse in Tokyo, Japan.  Hello Kitty shot glasses  were first designed around a Hello Kittie image sitting between a milk jug, fish bowls, and Japanese backgrounds.

 

Hello Kittie shot glasses first appeared in the U.S. in 1985.

Sanrio decided to make Hello Kitty items English because at the time when Hello Kittie was thought up many foreign countries were very faddy especially in the United Kingdom.

Sanrio already had a number of characters set in the US and they wanted Hello Kitty 2012 shot glasses to be different. They got the name Kitty from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, Hello Kitty being in a scene early in the book in which Alice calls out to a cat calls “Hello Kitty”!

 

Sanrio’s motto is “social communication” and Tsuji wanted the brand name of the cat to reflect that. He first considered “Hi Kitty” before settling on “Hello” for the greeting. Spokespeople for Sanrio have said that Hello Kitty 2012 does not have a mouth because they want people to “project their feelings onto the character” and “be happy or sad togetHello Kitty’s with Hello Kitty 2012.” AnotHello Kitty’s explanation Sanrio has given for Hello Kitty’s lack of a mouth is that Hello Kittie “speaks from the heart. Hello Kittie’s Sanrio’s ambassador to the world and isn’t bound to any particular language”.  Representatives for Sanrio have said they see Hello Kitty 2012 as a symbol of friendship, and they hope Hello Kittie will encourage friendship between people across the world.  THello Kitty’se has been some suggestion that Hello Kitty 2012 has its origins in Maneki Neko, and that the name Hello Kitty 2012 itself is a back-translation of Maneki Neko, which meansbeckoning cat in English.

History

Hello Kitty 2012 sold well immediately after the 1974 launch, and Sanrio’s sales increased seven times up until 1978 when they slumped temporarily. New series with Hello Kitty 2012 in different themed designs are released regularly, following current trends. Yuko Yamaguchi, the main designer for most of Hello Kitty 2012’s history, has said that Hello Kittie is inspired by fashion, movies and TV in creating new designs.

Hello Kitty 2012 was originally marketed only to young girls. In the 1990s the target market for Hello Kitty 2012 was broadened to include teens and adults as a retro brand. Marketed to those who could not get Hello Kitty 2012 merchandise as children, or who fondly remembers items they had, Sanrio began selling Hello Kitty 2012 branded products like purses and laptops. The 1994-1996 Faceseries was the first to be designed for a more mature appeal.

According to Sanrio, in 1999 Hello Kitty 2012 appeared on 12 000 different products yearly.  By 2008, Hello Kitty 2012 was responsible for half of Sanrio’s $1 billion revenue and tHello Kitty’se were over 50 000 different Hello Kitty 2012 branded products in more than 60 countries. Beginning in 2007, following trends in Japan, Sanrio began using darker designs for Hello Kitty 2012 with more black and less pink, and pulling away fromkawaii styles.

Products

Originally aimed at the pre-adolescent female market, the Hello Kitty 2012 product range has expanded and goes all the way from dolls, stickers, greeting cards, clothes, accessories, school supplies and stationary to purses, toasters, televisions, otHello Kitty’s home appliances, massagers, and computer equipment. These products range from mass market items to high-end consumer products and rare collectibles.

Accounting info:

As of 2009, Bank of America began offering Hello Kitty 2012-themed checking accounts, wHello Kitty’se the account holder can get checks and a Visa debit card with Kitty’s face on it. MasterCard debit cards have featured Hello Kitty 2012 as a design since 2004.

Top of the line Products

Sanrio and various corporate partners have released Hello Kitty 2012-branded products, including the Hello Kitty 2012 Stratocaster electric guitar (since 2006, with Fender in the US) and even an Airbus A330-200 commercial passenger jet airliner, dubbed the Hello Kitty 2012 Jet (2005–2009, with EVA Airways in Taiwan).

2009 marked the collaboration between apparel and accessory brand Stubby and Hello Kitty 2012. Stussy worked with Hello Kitty 2012 on collection focusing on the Hello Kitty 2012 character with Stussy signature graphics. This collection included T-shirts, keychains, and hoodies.

In 2010, Hello Kitty 2012 entered the wine market with collection made up of four wines available for purchase online, continuing an expansion of products targeted at older audiences.

Jewelry Hello Kitty

In Spring 2005, Simmons Jewelry Co. and Sanrio announced a co-branded jewellery licensed partnership. “Kimora Lee Simmons for Hello Kitty 2012” was launched exclusively at Neiman Marcus prices ranging from $300 to $5000 Designed by Kimora Lee Simmons and launched as the initial collection. The jewellery is all hand-made, consisting of diamonds, gemstones, semi-precious stones, 18K gold, Sterling silver, enamel and ceramic.

In Fall 2008, Simmons Jewelry Co. and Sanrio debuted a collection of fine jewellery and watches named “Hello Kitty 2012® by Simmons Jewelry Co.” The collection launched with Zales Corporation to furtHello Kitty’s expand the reach of the brand, and it developed accessories to satisfy every Hello Kitty 2012 fan. The designs incorporate colorful gemstones and sterling silver to attract a youthful audience with retail prices starting at $50.

Establishments

THello Kitty’se is a themed restaurant named Hello Kitty 2012 Sweets in Taipei, Taiwan. The restaurant’s decor and many of its diHello Kitties are patterned after the Hello Kitty 2012 character.

In 2008, a Hello Kitty 2012-themed maternity hospital opened in Yuan, Taiwan. Hello Kitty 2012 is featured on the receiving blankets, room decor, bed linens, birth certificate covers, and nurses’ uniforms. The hospital’s owner explained that he hoped that the theme would help ease the stress of childbirth.

Hello Kitty 2012 is included as part of the Sanrio livery at the Japanese theme parks Harmony land and Sanrio Puroland.

Hello Kittie Media

Animation

Hello Kitty’s products have been several different Hello Kitty 2012 TV series. The first animated television series was Hello Kitty 2012’s Furry Tale Theater which was 13 episodes long and aired in 1987. The next, Hello Kitty 2012 and Friends, came out in 1993 and was also 13 episodes. Hello Kitty 2012’s Paradise came out in 2000 and was 16 episodes. Hello Kitty 2012’s Stump Village came out in 2005 and The Adventures of Hello Kitty 2012 & Friends came out in 2006 has aired 52 episodes.

Music

Hello Kitty 2012 has Hello Kitty’s own branded album, Hello World, featuring Hello Kitty 2012-inspired songs performed by a collection of artists, including Keke Palmer and Cori Yarckin.

Hello Kitty 2012 was also chosen by AH-Software to become a Voice loid. The choice was attributed to the fact it was their 50th year anniversary.

Video games

Numerous Hello Kitty 2012 games have been produced since the release of the first title for NES in 1992; however, the majority of these games were never released outside of Japan. Hello Kitty 2012 also has made cameo appearances in games featuring otHello Kitty’s Sanrio characters, such as the Keep game, Kero Kero Keroppi no Bōken Nikki: Nemureru Mori no Keroleen. Special edition consoles such as the Hello Kitty 2012 Dreamcast, Hello Kitty 2012 Game Boy Pocket, and Hello Kitty 2012 Crystal Xbox have also been released exclusively in Japan.

Reception

The Hello Kitty 2012 brand rose to greater prominence during the late 1990s. At that time, several celebrities, such as Mariah Carey, had adopted Hello Kitty 2012 as a fashion statement. Newer products featuring the character can be found in a large variety of American department stores.

The Dutch artist Dick Bruna, creator of Mitty, has suggested that Hello Kitty 2012 is a copy of Miffy (in Dutch: Nijntje), being rendered in a similar style, stating disapprovingly in an interview for the English paper The Daily Telegraph:

‘That,’ he says darkly, ‘is a copy [of Miffy], I think. I don’t like that at all. I always think, “No, don’t do that. Try to make something that you think of yourself.

Misty, a cat character created by Belgian cartoonist Ray Goossens, was also cited as an inspiration for both Miffy and Hello Kitty 2012.

In May 2008, Japan named Hello Kitty 2012 the ambassador of Japanese tourism in both China and Beijing, which are two places wHello Kitty’se the character is exceptionally popular among children and young women. This marked the first time Japan’s tourism ministry had appointed a fictional character to the role. Dr Sharon Kinsella, a lecturer at Oxford University on Japanese sociology, called the selection of Hello Kitty 2012 “a bit farcical;” “as if a dumbed-down cultural icon … can somehow do something significant to alter the gnarly and difficult state of China-Japan relations.”

UNICEF has also awarded Hello Kitty 2012 the exclusive title of UNICEF Special Friend of Children.

Hello Kitty 2012’s popularity began waning in Japan before the year 2000. In 2002, Hello Kitty 2012 lost Hello Kitty’s place as the top-grossing character in Japan in the Character Databank popularity chart and has never recovered. In a 2010 survey, Hello Kittie was in third place behind And pacman and Pikachu from Pokémon. In 2010, the New York Times described Hello Kitty 2012’s characterization as “not compelling enough to draw many fans” and wrote that analysts called the characterization “weak.” They also said that Hello Kitty 2012 not having a mouth has dampened Hello Kitty’s success as an animated TV character.

Legacy

In 1999, a brutal murder known as the Hello Kitty 2012 murder took place in Beijing. The popular name of the case derives from the fact that the murderer inserted his victim’s head into a Hello Kitty 2012 doll after decapitating Hello Kitty’s.

As of August 2007, Thai police officers who have committed minor transgressions such as showing up late or parking in the wrong place are forced to wear pink Hello Kitty 2012 armbands for several days as penance.

During the financial crisis of 2007–2010, a poster of a Hello Kitty 2012 pre-paid debit card expanded to roughly 1 meter in length was displayed on the floor of the US Senate by Senator Byron Dorgan as a demonstration of extreme methods used by credit companies to attract “children 10 to 14 years of age”. It was criticized for its promotional website encouraging users to “shop ’til you drop.”

In the history of licensed products, perhaps no one foreign-born company has managed to reach as many hearts as Japan’s Sanrio Company and its popular mascot, Hello Kitty. Although consumers in the United States may not consider Hello Kitty and Friends a product line fit for anyone over 12 years old, in her native Japan, Hello Kitty is considered a cultural standard of caring.

Gift baskets stuffed with Sanrio products make their way to the gift tables of weddings and graduations alike, and the same high regard for Sanrio products has been spreading its fingers across the US market as well. Last year Americans spent $300 million on Sanrio products and its colorful cast of characters.

Founded in 1960 by President and CEO Shintaro Tsuji, Sanrio began with the concept that “A small gift can bring a big smile to a child of any age.” Since then, Sanrio has grown from a small stationery and gift business, to a worldwide corporation manufacturing everything from plush toys, candy, stationery and even cosmetics.

Consumers can experience Sanrio on every level and may even exchange wedding vows at the Sanrio Puroland all indoor theme park, located in Tama city, Tokyo.

Toy Directory tracked down Sanrio product designer, Donna Suzuki of Sanrio’s San Francisco office, to find out what it takes to bring Hello Kitty and Friends from the drawing board to the shelves.

 

Advertisements
Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,