Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hello Kitty

A young Tokyo based company called Sanrio had asked designer, Ikuko Shimizu, to create a cartoon character that would be appealing to the preteen in everyone. On November 1st, 1974, Hello Kitty was born with the first image introduced as a white cat, wearing a red bow and blue overalls.The first merchandise ever produced was a small plastic wallet, released in 1975.

According to Hello Kitty's character bio on Sanrio, she was born Nov. 1st in London, where she lives with her parents and twin sister, Mimmy. Hello Kitty's hobby includes traveling, music, reading, and eating yummy cookies her sister bakes. She loves making new friends because she believes that "you can never have too many friends." 

Hello Kitty can be found on merchandise worldwide: toasters, coffee makers, vacuums, tshirts, mobile phones, and not to mention a release of a new online game. Watch the video below at YOUR OWN RISK

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