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Brand developer Comment Retail Services has signed a deal to bring Hello Kitty into the hands of UK punters by way of mobile phone content and branded electronics, reports Hello Kitty is Japanese in origin, but has always been popular in the USA. In the UK the brand already adorns clothing and toys, but not much …


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  1. dervheid


    Just NO!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    no contest - hello kitty is worse...


    Don't see it taking off here like it does in Japan mind, what with in Japan the goal of girls and woman is to be cute and innocent like, where as in the UK it's to get blasted, vomit on your shoes and start a brawl in the streets at 2am.

    Maybe they should make a hello kitty bludgen or hello kitty alchopops?

  3. Richard

    Ferrero Rocher

    Now that Hello Kitty is a Japanese tourism Ambassador, would one be able to claim diplomatic immunity on the contents of a Hello Kitty branded laptop? Admittedly you'd therefore be ceding it to Japan but it's a small price to pay ;)

    And Disney is much worse. Copyright in the US keeps getting extended lest a certain eunuch-voiced rodent enters the public domain.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Not just electronics

    I was in a guitar shop on Charing Cross Road over the weekend and they had Hello Kitty guitars in there. Even the missus thought that a step too far.

    And they were cheap Squires, so most likely unplayable.

  5. Anonymous Coward

    How about the Hello Kitty assault rifle?

    Well, just Hell Kitty....

    Just scary....

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hello Kitty is not worse

    Hello Kitty is merely EVIL. As an evil person myself I have carried a hello kitty wallet for some time now. Be warned in plenty of time, you not only cannot trust someone with HK merchandise, you must also never let them get close enough to eat your brains.

    The great and mighty Kitty army is already assembled and ready to consume all life for the glory of somethingsomething.

  7. David Webb
    Paris Hilton

    So cute

    I'm going to have to get a HK vibrator for the girl of my dreams! What more could a woman desire than a HK vibrator? Not only is it really cute, its functional too! I'm 100% sure every woman deserves a ramant Hello Kitty!

    Paris, because, well if you need it explained to you....

  8. Anonymous John
    Paris Hilton


    Paris as I can see her liking the brand.

    PS. Could weblinks in comments be made clckable ones?

  9. Sean Nevin


    This reminds me of an old quote from alt.sysadmin.recovery...

    "I still think 'Hello Kitty, Destroyer of Worlds' would be an appropriate name for a cruise missile."

  10. Anonymous Coward

    Video of some 'Kitty phone

    (And can we please have a Hello Kitty icon here too?)

  11. Anonymous Coward

    hello kitty is Evil?

    but a few of my friends have lots of gear I believe even the Hellokitty BOB (battery operated boyfriend) allthough she never admitted it just blushed deeply when it was mentioned once. i came across it on a japanese export site you can buy manga japanense food etc it was advertised as a back massager . i'll never be able to thing of hello kitty as evil due to a few personal memories of an ex-girlfriend and her kitty collection.

  12. Peyton

    I was a bit surprised

    to learn that HK is not as well known/adored over in the UK, as she "officially" resides in London (whatever that means).

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @I was a bit surprised

    Yes, Kitty White is English and spends her days at school and her nights kicking arse in giant robotic war machines.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    jlist(jast usa) one day they'll start subbing good ero games. Funny guys in person mind you.

  15. Echowitch

    HK is British

    The amusing thing is if you read on the history of Hello kitty, Hello Kitty was born in London England :D

    So its a logical step her coming here as she is British by birth :D

  16. Anonymous Coward

    Hello Kitty airplane is kawaii *er I mean cute :)

  17. Eugene Goodrich

    RE: Hello Kitty assault rifle

    While this rifle is mid-sized caliber and carbine length, it isn't select-fire so I don't think it should be called an assault rifle. It's just a rifle, or perhaps a self-loading rifle.

  18. A J Stiles

    @ Anonymous John

    Just drag the mouse over a link-like thing to highlight it and right-click. One of the context-sensitive menu options will be "Open in new tab" (*). Any guesses what that might do?

    (*) In Konqueror, at any rate. Perhaps not in inferior browsers.

  19. Anonymous John

    @@ Anonymous John

    That doesn't work with Firefox. And even if it did, it's not as fast as single clicking a weblink..

  20. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Dear God in Heaven, NOOOOOOOO!

    My wifeoid is obsessed with both HK and Webkinz. So much so that she has one room (the doom room shrine, I call it) devoted to both products. Anything Hello Kitty, she has; clothing, stickers, dolls, purses, wallets, a bicycle (adult sized), I mean we're talking hundreds of items that have pudgy, beady-eyed mouthless face. Should Ganz and the parent company ever get the idea to co-produce anything in webkinz world, we're doomed. Damn the socialists, the Chinese, the republicans, the liberals or the Islamic extremists, with their automatic weapons, suicide bombs and elite internet hit squads, we are all screwed.

    The world will literally implode from the mass nausea of perceived "cuteness".

    We must put aside our petty differences, like religion, political alignment, nationality, geography or race and band together to stop this creeping evil.

    Some of you may scoff at this notion but I tell you I'm already seeing the scouting parties for evil armies of HK and Ganz. And based on how I've seen my wife react when she sees something she can't afford at the moment, I no longer fear hell. I fear Hello Kitty.

  21. James Cleveland

    Hello Kitty is awesome

    Disney is fail.

  22. Captain DaFt

    Well has anyone SEEN Hello Kitty lately?

    It seems that Sanrio re-vamped her style to make her "edgier"

    Now she looks like... err, well, go see for yourself:

    As an aside, she has a pet cat!?

    How messed up is that?

  23. David Adams

    I would just like to take this opportunity to....................

    .............welcome our new cute feline overlords!

  24. Orochimaru_Sannin

    HK even has it's own brand of visa

    an HK branded visa, that's too much... wonder if they'll spread into types of plastic like gold, palladium and platinum line?

  25. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I never thought I'd see such a comment thread on the reg. Lulz have been had.

    Also - I too welcome our new cute feline overlords!

  26. W

    Pah! to HK...

    ...I thought everyone knew that it's all about Miffy.

    <----- Pingu?

  27. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hello Kitty Hell

    One Man’s Life With Cute Overload

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