Search This Blog

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty is a fictional female white Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow that was created in 1974 by the Japanese company Sanrio.

The character's first appearance on an item was a vinyl coin purse, and Sanrio has since groomed Hello Kitty into a global marketing phenomenon worth $5 billion a year.

Most of Hello Kitty's fans are adults, and it is not unusual for grown-ups in Asia to avidly consume her products.

A years-long copyright battle between the owners of Hello Kitty and the Dutch creator of bunny character Miffy ended after the Japanese tsunami. Both parties agreed to immediately drop the case and donate their anticipated legal fees to the Tsunami Relief Effort.

There is a Hello Kitty brand of beer that comes in peach, lemon-lime, passionfruit, and banana flavors.

In Thailand, police officers who are caught breaking minor laws are forced to wear Hello Kitty armbands for a few days as punishment.

There is a Hello Kitty-themed hospital in Taiwan.

No comments:

Post a Comment