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On a scale of 1 to 5, how much do you like Hello Kitty?

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HELLO KITTY

Post by omgitssteph » Apr 25th, '08, 01:38

HELLO!
We are working on a project for our Japanese class dealing with Japanese pop culture, and our topic is Hello Kitty!
If you have the time, please take a look at these questions and answer them in this thread!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

ありがとうございます!


1. How old are you?
2. What country to you come from?
3. How did you first hear about Hello Kitty?
4. How much do you spend on Hello Kitty merchandise each year?
5. What kind of Hello Kitty merchandise do you like/want the most?
6. What do you like/not like about Hello Kitty?
7. Where do you purchase Hello Kitty merchandise?

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Post by gnossienneslent » Apr 25th, '08, 02:16

So, um, if you haven't noticed there isn't a Hello Kitty drama, so I would object to this on grounds of relevance, but what the heck:

1. Same age as you in theory, but you started a Hello Kitty thread, I would say we are definitely talking biological age here.

2. It's complicated.

3. It was highly traumatic which is why I believe I don't remember most of the first three years of my life. *sheds a bitter tear*

4. Define merchandise. I suppose I spend a lot for the company to purchase rights to use it.

5. Less isn't a kind, but that's my answer. I guess Hello Kitty© Vodka would be really neat-o.

6. See #3

7. Since it's plastered on everything imaginable it's sometimes hard to avoid it, but probably most commonly at Sunkus or 7-11, maybe Family Mart.

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Post by omgitssteph » Apr 25th, '08, 02:52

Well, this is for Japanese Culture & Entertainment so I figured Hello Kitty was a part of Japanese Culture is it not? There are other threads on here that have nothing to do with Japanese dramas, but I CAN move it to the General Discussion forum if this is not allowed.

THANKS FOR ANSWERING OUR QUESTIONS.

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Post by mintec » Apr 25th, '08, 03:26

1. 25

2.USA!~

3.When i was a kid i watched the hello kitty cartoon used to com on when i lived in california^_^

4.dont really spend much i like the keychains so im mc donalds isnt doing a special with the happy meals i might spen 20 - 30 bucks on stuff total

5.like i said in 4 i like the keychains i have one to wear for each season as well as some for work and other special ocations. I like to think of it as an assesory to my daily style so however mood im im io pick the hello hitty that suits it^_^ i.e. if its raining i might choose the hello kitty with a rain coat, or like during the winter i have a hello kitty with a christmas sweater, and so on, I also buy pens and stationary, and if i cant find a keychain i like i get the phone straps and convert them^_^

6.Hello kitty herself i guess is what i like most, what i dont like however is that i cant find it to watch on tv anymore and i can only find those stuped mini dvds whith only one ep. or two then i go to the store:(

7.theirs is a Sanrio store at my local mall^_^ and of coarse mc donalds happy meals when they gotem.
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Post by Athemyst » Apr 25th, '08, 03:27

I thought I might as well help with you with this.
1. How old are you? 19
2. What country to you come from? Canada
3. How did you first hear about Hello Kitty? I think I first bought this storybook with Hello Kitty and it had stickers in it and I really liked it!
4. How much do you spend on Hello Kitty merchandise each year? Not sure...not as much as before. Definitely less than $50.
5. What kind of Hello Kitty merchandise do you like/want the most? Stuff Toys, keychains for cell phones. I want a Hello Kitty Sandwich maker >__<
6. What do you like/not like about Hello Kitty? It's so cute ^_^
7. Where do you purchase Hello Kitty merchandise? Smart Maple, random stores...

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Post by omgitssteph » Apr 25th, '08, 03:41

Thank you so much!!


@Athemyst: I really like your sandwich maker idea~ haha that would be great! xD

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Re: HELLO KITTY

Post by groink » Apr 25th, '08, 03:57

1. How old are you? 40
2. What country to you come from? USA
3. How did you first hear about Hello Kitty? Not really sure - it's been nearly 30 years at least since I first heard of her.
4. How much do you spend on Hello Kitty merchandise each year? Under $200
5. What kind of Hello Kitty merchandise do you like/want the most? I have the two Hello Kitty! Barbie dolls, in mint condition. Also have the Rubik's Cube, bookmark and even a vibrator (no, not that.) I even once had a Hello Kitty MasterCard credit card, which I qualified for through a Sakai Noriko promotional offer.
6. What do you like/not like about Hello Kitty? I like the simplicity of the character. No mouth actually speaks volumes.
7. Where do you purchase Hello Kitty merchandise? Sanrio stores in Hawaii, and on eBay.

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Post by Athemyst » Apr 25th, '08, 04:04

omgitssteph wrote:Thank you so much!!


@Athemyst: I really like your sandwich maker idea~ haha that would be great! xD
I think I misread the question. I thought it was asking u what item u wanted to get. And there actually is a hello kitty sandwich maker =P

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Post by gnossienneslent » Apr 25th, '08, 04:22

GroinK wrote: even a vibrator (no, not that.)
Well that kind does exists. I've always wondered if they were licensed what the return would be on that...
GroinK wrote:I like the simplicity of the character.
That helps with the design on, um... that product. Spongebob probably not as adaptable to that application.
GroinK wrote:I have the two Hello Kitty! Barbie dolls.
I'm desperately hoping you've got some kids to go with them.

PS Since I'm being such a bad girl, I guess I'll have to give back a little. Kitty bashing doesn't earn many friends... If you ever get to Tokyo you can visit this creepy place and have your picture taken with Kitty. Personally I would rather shoot myself than go back, but the rest of you'd probably love it.
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Post by omgitssteph » Apr 25th, '08, 04:39

Athemyst wrote:
omgitssteph wrote:Thank you so much!!


@Athemyst: I really like your sandwich maker idea~ haha that would be great! xD
I think I misread the question. I thought it was asking u what item u wanted to get. And there actually is a hello kitty sandwich maker =P

ahh~ I'm sorry! well in that case, I want one!

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Post by groink » Apr 25th, '08, 04:39

gnossienneslent wrote:I've always wondered if they were licensed what the return would be on that...
The interesting thing about Hello Kitty is that, unlike any other Japanese character, Sanrio does not charge a licensing fee. They don't even require you to write to Sanrio and ask to use Hello Kitty on a product. That's one of the reasons this cat made a huge explosion on the Asian scene - just give it away!!!!

The only things Sanrio does not allow Hello Kitty to be placed on are:

- Weapons (that AK47 assault rifle most of you have seen is not endorsed by Sanrio)
- Pornography and other sex-related products (the vibrator I own is actually used to massage sore muscles - purchased from J-List)
- Drugs, smoking utensils, cigarettes and other smoking products

As for the Barbie dolls, I collect Hello Kitty, and these dolls are just a part of the collection.

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Post by rairai » Apr 25th, '08, 04:46

i wanna help.. :D

1. How old are you? 22
2. What country to you come from? Phil
3. How did you first hear about Hello Kitty? sanrio stores? classmates? (cant remember exactly)
4. How much do you spend on Hello Kitty merchandise each year? not anymore.. but when i was young i was more into kerokeropi than HK.. :D
5. What kind of Hello Kitty merchandise do you like/want the most? i want the HK keyboard and electric fan (its really cute)
6. What do you like/not like about Hello Kitty? cute and pink
7. Where do you purchase Hello Kitty merchandise? gift gate (sanrio stores)

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Post by gnossienneslent » Apr 25th, '08, 05:09

@groink I wasn't doubting you on the vibrator, but I'm not sure how they would stop you from making a Hello Kitty AK-47.

The irony in Hello Kitty! is that, besides the maneki neki, it's probably the only cat that Japanese don't hate. Most think cats are ugly, dirty, noisy animals. Maybe Kitty was an effort to change the popular opinion of cats, but I think in the end by juxtaposing the cartoon to the real thing you make things worse.

Of course it's hard to for people to want to keep an animal in the house that will shred your tatami and mark them on top of that.
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Post by SweetLolita » Apr 25th, '08, 05:47

1. How old are you? 25 in 2 months

2. What country to you come from? Sweden

3. How did you first hear about Hello Kitty? I really can't remember

4. How much do you spend on Hello Kitty merchandise each year? $50-$70

5. What kind of Hello Kitty merchandise do you like/want the most? I like my slippers, umbrella, cell phone(okwap) and hand bags ^^ I really want a Hello Kitty car..it would be awesome to drive around in it XD

6. What do you like/not like about Hello Kitty? Like: Kawaii and pink, and I love cats :) Dislike: Hello Kitty in swedish stores(exept from H&M) are overpriced.

7. Where do you purchase Hello Kitty merchandise? Mostly from Japan(ebay), but also OKEY store in Gothenburg, Dona's Shop(Stockholm) and some japanese stores in Stockholm, and H&M

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Post by MochaValencia » Apr 25th, '08, 09:39

This looks fun! :lol

1. How old are you? 21
2. What country to you come from? Philippines
3. How did you first hear about Hello Kitty? my cousins plus the cartoons
4. How much do you spend on Hello Kitty merchandise each year? below $300
5. What kind of Hello Kitty merchandise do you like/want the most? I'd like a Helo kitty car... or a life-sized stuffed toy... or a kimono.. I can't make up my mind~ :roll
6. What do you like/not like about Hello Kitty? she's just too cute, and the cartoons are just adorable
7. Where do you purchase Hello Kitty merchandise? Gift Gate!
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Post by timmynugget » Apr 26th, '08, 23:26

1. How old are you? 15
2. What country to you come from? US
3. How did you first hear about Hello Kitty? Don't remember...
4. How much do you spend on Hello Kitty merchandise each year? $50 max
5. What kind of Hello Kitty merchandise do you like/want the most? PURSES
6. What do you like/not like about Hello Kitty? Well... she's so cute! I don't like "Hip Hop Kitty" though.
7. Where do you purchase Hello Kitty merchandise? Sanrio shops, small asian shops

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Post by garnet07 » Jul 8th, '08, 18:06

1. How old are you? 24
2. What country to you come from? US, born in Philippines
3. How did you first hear about Hello Kitty? When I was a kid, maybe around 5 years old
4. How much do you spend on Hello Kitty merchandise each year? well not much, they are usually presents I get from people on my birthdays or christmas. And I buy them too but as presents for others not myself
5. What kind of Hello Kitty merchandise do you like/want the most? The lifesize hello kitty stuff animal or a big pillow of it. I also love getting stationery
6. What do you like/not like about Hello Kitty? She was the original Sanrio character and I love her dresses and fashion. Though I'm not really a cat fan. In fact, I hate cats, except for Hello Kitty.
7. Where do you purchase Hello Kitty merchandise? Sanrio stores in the mall or those Korean stationery stores (I think it's called Morning Glory)
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Post by __Nadiiia__ » Jul 8th, '08, 18:32

1. I am 17
2. Sweden
3. When I was little my mom had some stickers
4. Nothing I just get them as gifts
5. I have seen a bag with hello kitty that I want
6. I just think it is so cute
7. Mostly it is toy stores

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Post by hellokuromi » Aug 28th, '08, 19:35

1. How old are you? 25
2. What country to you come from? USA, California
3. How did you first hear about Hello Kitty? When I was a young kid, I don't really remember
4. How much do you spend on Hello Kitty merchandise each year? I spend around $300 a month :wub:
5. What kind of Hello Kitty merchandise do you like/want the most? I want everything Hello Kitty and her friends I also love My Melody, Kuromi, Pankunchi, Little Twin Stars and The newest Cherinachierine. :wub: Anything that is Saniro I want!
6. What do you like/not like about Hello Kitty? Nothing Hello Kitty and Friends are the cutest things in the world!!!! :wub: I hate cheap bootlegs!!!!!!! :cussing:
7. Where do you purchase Hello Kitty merchandise? Mostly Official Saniro stores or licensed dealers to sell Sanrio products. :wub:

I LOVE SANRIO!!! :wub: :wub: :wub:

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Post by Ruka707 » Aug 29th, '08, 00:28

1. How old are you?
17 (almost 18...)

2. What country to you come from?
Hungary

3. How did you first hear about Hello Kitty?
I was very little, so I don't really remember...

4. How much do you spend on Hello Kitty merchandise each year?
No idea XD

5. What kind of Hello Kitty merchandise do you like/want the most?
Dolls and bags

6. What do you like about Hello Kitty?
She's so adorable ^^

7. Where do you purchase Hello Kitty merchandise?
Official Sanrio shops~
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Post by infundibuliform » Nov 13th, '08, 07:46

1. In a month I'll be 17! :D
2. US of A.
3. Early childhood. I really forget. She's always been there. I had an e-mail address to the Hello Kitty site (I think the e-mail option is gone now) when I was in elementary school.
4. Not that match. I'm not a crazy fan. I do have a pencil pouch that I am immensely loyal to.
5. Hello Kitty cat carrier.
6. It's pink! I'm more into earthy colors.
7. Whenever I see it around cheap. I was born on price consciousness to the point that I've become a penny pincher. lol

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Post by Kathstandsalone » Nov 14th, '08, 13:41

1. How old are you? 21
2. What country to you come from? -
3. How did you first hear about Hello Kitty? When a cousin of mine had some hello kitty finger puppets, I think so. About 11 yrs ago?
4. How much do you spend on Hello Kitty merchandise each year? $0
5. What kind of Hello Kitty merchandise do you like/want the most? I don't like Hello Kitty. I don't understand what's so kawaii about it.
6. What do you like/not like about Hello Kitty? Hello Kitty just does not appeal to me and it is overraaaaated.
7. Where do you purchase Hello Kitty merchandise? Nowhere.
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Post by xCLEA » Nov 21st, '08, 07:04

1. How old are you? 16
2. What country to you come from? Canada
3. How did you first hear about Hello Kitty? I can't remember, I was only about 8 when I first heard of her, but it was probably on a wallet .. or something like that :whistling:
4. How much do you spend on Hello Kitty merchandise each year? less than $100
5. What kind of Hello Kitty merchandise do you like/want the most? I want lots of plushies n_n, and like a Helly Kitty cell phone/ipod skin
6. What do you like/not like about Hello Kitty?Did you see how CUTE she is ? xD .. A lot of people have Hello Kitty stuff @_@
7. Where do you purchase Hello Kitty merchandise? Where ever, actually .
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Post by pink-revolution » Nov 26th, '08, 21:27

1. 20
2. Germany
3. Somewhen in 1999 my grandfather got me a pencil from hello kitty...
4. Uh...about 20 euros?
5. bedding, mobile straps, pencils
6. I like the cute design
7. eBay and in a nearby store in my town

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i love hello kitty ^__________^

Post by Hello-Abii » Dec 10th, '08, 20:41

1. How old are you? 16.
2. What country to you come from? England.
3. How did you first hear about Hello Kitty? I just seen it around shops xD
4. How much do you spend on Hello Kitty merchandise each year? umm for the past two years i think ive spent probably about £500.
5. What kind of Hello Kitty merchandise do you like/want the most?
i love anything out of the ordinary, for example i baught a mineral water bottle with her on it. and i like the toasters and everything.
6. What do you like/not like about Hello Kitty? i like the fact it suits all ages.
but i hate the fact as emo and scene kids seem to think its apart of fashion to like her.
7. Where do you purchase Hello Kitty merchandise?
all online, or if i see it out in shops :)

:wub: :D [/b]

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Post by pumpki3 » Feb 9th, '09, 07:45

hehe i LOVE hello kitty!!!! :D

visit my shop for some really adorable hello kitty items~~!!!

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Post by mizark33 » Feb 10th, '09, 00:43

1. 十八さいです=)
2. USA
3. My sister =)
4. 5 dollars maybe?
5. Badtz Maru ^_^
6. I Like Badtz Maru the best about hello kitty.
7. I guess Sanrio

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Post by Katschoo » Mar 3rd, '09, 09:57

1. How old are you?27
2. What country to you come from?germany
3. How did you first hear about Hello Kitty?i had a doll (bath toy) when i was in kindegarden. (loved it, chanced the color of its dress when you put it into warm water.)
4. How much do you spend on Hello Kitty merchandise each year?normaly nothing, but this year i spend ca. 50 euro on babyclothes with HK
5. What kind of Hello Kitty merchandise do you like/want the most?
clothes and toys for children, i guess
6. What do you like/not like about Hello Kitty?
7. Where do you purchase Hello Kitty merchandise?
h&m
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