The SanrioTown booth, which was designed to look like a beach tower, also had a computer where people can register at SanrioTown on the spot for free. There was also a screen that played the trailer of the upcoming Hello Kitty MMOG. A team of friendly SanrioTown personnel assisted the visitors of the booth, helping them out in exploring SanrioTown and handing out giveaways.
"Hello Kitty Stump Village" Vol. 4: Hurrah for Comrade Kitty!
By Ed Liu
08-24-2007, 9:12 AM
Workers of the world, rejoice! A new DVD volume chronicling the adventures of the friend of the proletariat, Hello Kitty, has been released by the capitalist running dogs of Geneon. Clearly, their burning desires for filthy lucre have blinded them to the fact that Hello Kitty Stump Village Vol. 4: Time to Dig In!, an informational video aimed at children, describes the glorious worker's paradise of Communism. To wit: we witness Hello Kitty, My Melody, Cinnamoroll, and Pompompurin living a perfectly idyllic existence in the Proletarian Paradise of Stump Village, which clearly lives by the credo, "From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs" (accepting for convenience, of course, the fascist linguistic structures that are designed to denigrate and belittle the contributions of our glorious sisters in the global class struggle). Together, they are strong, just as we all must be strong to shed the chains imposed on us by the capitalist overlords of the world.
Of course, if you will forgive the opiate-of-the-masses terminology, Hello Kitty's worker's Eden is made all the more poignant by the introduction of a serpent—in this case, the bourgeois capitalist pig stand-in character Bad Batz-Maru. Unlike the selfless laborers represented by the other characters, Batz-Maru represents the profiteering labor "leader" intent on the maximum extraction of capital from the sweat of the brows of the exploited working classes. In a clever touch, Batz-Maru is modeled after a penguin, allowing the comrades who created the cartoons to model (and mock) him as a twisted mirror image of the tuxedo-clad capitalist bourgeois icon of "Monopoly," thus countering the early indoctrination into capitalist hegemony and the exploitation of labor. Stump Village is nothing if not a naked exposure of exactly how empty the pursuit of the almighty Dollar truly is. It takes little to intuit the meaning behind the closing moments of this disc, when Batz-Maru desires awards he has not rightly earned through his own labor and seeks to cheat his way to them, only to be undone by his own machinations. Indeed, his outright theft is rewarded in a most appropriately poetic way as he is struck and seemingly killed by lightning right before the final end credits roll on this DVD.
Almost five years have passed since we last saw mythical Hello Kitty Shoulder Massager, a vibrating pink toy great for massaging away the day's stress. J-List is happy to announce the glorious return of the official Hello Kitty Massager in its great new form, in six colors. This new Sanrio product features Japan's most famous feline dressed in a horse "kigurumi" (full head and body costume), with a cute oversized head, a petite, stick like body and 7 small rounded studs that is located on the bottom. The toy is activated via a simple push button located right behind the head, has a cool keychain attachment which can be hung from a bag or backpack for decoration and comes in a variety of colors. This particular purchase is for the pink version.
A pink ''Hello Kitty'' armband wrapped around a khaki-clad arm is shouting for attention at the police Crime Suppression Division. It is a new disciplinary measure introduced especially for police investigators who refuse to play by the rules...
...Pol Gen Pongpat said 10 armbands were available. In addition to wearing it, a first-time offender must accompany the officer rostered as deputy chief of the day. That means walking to all parts of the CSD office, and being seen wearing the armband...
...Offences liable to earn an officer the pink Kitty include failing to report for duty, parking in a prohibited area, fighting, or being the subject of a complaint about poor service...