Sanrio Fembot Loves Hello Kitty

A couple of people left links to a story about a new “fembot” produced by Kokoro (a Sanrio owned company) that has the robot wearing a I Love Hello Kitty shirt. Then the other day I received an email with a couple of links to videos of the fembot:

Not too surprising, my reaction to this and my wife’s reaction weren’t quite the same:

wife: “Even robots want the heart of Hello Kitty.”

The only positive I can say is that at least they didn’t make an actual Hello Kitty robot, but my Hello Kitty Hell intuition tells me that something like that is bound to show up sometime in the future…

Darth Vader

I received an email with this photo of a Hello Kitty Darth Vader

Hello Kitty Darth Vader

Now I have never been a big Star Wars fan, but I do know quite a bit about it because when I first started selling collectibles on eBay, Star Wars was one of the most profitable lines for awhile. Of course my wife could never understand why anyone would have interest in “such ugly characters.”

Of course, when the email arrived and the Hello Kitty Darth Vader revealed herself, my wife instantly had good things to say about Star Wars. “Why doesn’t everyone dress like that – it makes something that’s ugly look so much cuter! I would even go to one of those conventions if I could wear that.” 

I explained that this was another photoshop joke and that nobody really made it. I explained that every Star Wars fan would probably roll over in their grave at the sight of this piece of sacrilege if it were true. None of this common sense fazed her.

This is another one of the ever present dangers of living in Hello Kitty Hell among the fanatics – no matter how bizarre or wrong something is, they can only see “cute” when Hello Kitty is placed on it. I’m just thankful that there are no more movies coming out because she would likely make a costume like that and attend…