Starting in 1974 with a simple moon-faced cartoon cat on cheap coin purses , Hello Kitty has grown from 1974 into an image on more than 50,000 different products on sale in more than 60 countries.
Joining them this week are a 12" high Barbie "Hello Kitty " Limited Edition doll, retailing at the moment only in Japan at US$40, " loved by girls and celebrities not only in Japan but also in the world, and Barbie, universally admired by women as a high-fashion avatar of girls' dreams," it says here.
NEC have introduced (with Sanrio Co.) a La Vie G Hello Kitty laptop with a Windows Vista operating system, 100 gigabyte hard disk drive and 1 gigabyte memory. (US$1,650 by Internet order only in Japan) and an uuugghhh AMD Sempron 4200+ chipset. The Screen is a superb a Super-Shien View EX3 liquid Crystal the 15 inches screen is either WXGA or WXGA+.
Blu-Ray and BD player, Radeon X1600 with 512MB of VRAM and HDMI .. the bottom end of the NEC La Vie range launched in April. More here
The top has a glittering display of 299 Swarovski crystals depicting 4 hearts and the familiar feline wearing a pink bow and crown.
We know more than one person who would really like the opportunity to flip open one of these cuties at a monthly sales meeting... and Toni Fabuloso must certainly NOT see the HK cellphone