Hello Kitty

Tractor Formula 1

Photo credit: Yasid Design

Sure, transforming a vintage tractor into any type of race car probably isn’t the most practical of ideas, but as you can see, it will definitely turn some heads at the track. “A few days ago I was looking at the beginning of Lamborghini when they were into tractors, while working on some of my series, including the Mutants. However, this is not a Lamborghini, but once a 1951 Farmall ‘Super C’ Vintage Tractor. Now we’ll call it the Tracktor,” said its designer, Yasid Design. Click here to view the first image in this week’s geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing the view beneath the Antarctic ice.

Hello Kitty Restaurant Hong Kong

The world’s first Hello Kitty-themed dim sum restaurant has opened in Hong Kong, and diners will be able to order from a menu of around 37 dishes, including these buns, which take 17 steps to make. Owner Man Kwong said: “Hello Kitty is more popular in Hong Kong than in [her native] Japan.” These isn’t your typical dim sum fare, as owner Kwong plans to “stick to all-natural ingredients,” rather than crammed with MSG and what not. The restaurant is officially slated to open on June 1st. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

Hello Kitty Superheroes

Unless Disney buys out Sanrio, we probably won’t see a Hello Kitty Thor anytime soon, but many fans worldwide are already creating their own versions of their favorite superheroes. Other characters include: Captain America, Nick Fury, Batman, Magneto and Even Gandalf. It’ll only be a matter of time before someone creates a real costume based on one of these mashups, or so we think. Continue reading for more.

Sanrio’s Hello Kitty KT5211 2-Slice Toaster is currently being offered at just $32.73 shipped, originally priced at $149.99. This colorful 2-slot toaster browns Kitty’s sweet face onto every slice of bread. The appliance features 7 shade settings and 4 toasting modes: bagel, defrost, reheat and cancel. Product page. Continue reading for a video overview.

Notable features:

  • Appliance Capabilities: Bagel, Bread.
  • Number of Slices: 2.
  • Features: Cancel Option, Adjustable Browning Levels, High-Lift Carriage, Extra Wide Slots, Removable Crumb Tray.
  • Safety and Security Features: Cool Touch Exterior.
  • Care and Cleaning: Wipe Clean.

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Originally in October 2005, EVA Air launched a campaign with Japanese company Sanrio to create the “Hello Kitty Jet,” featuring the popular Japanese character. Using the airline’s A330-200, the exterior adopted a livery of Hello Kitty characters. A year later, the airline launched a second Hello Kitty Jet. The aircraft featured a Hello Kitty motif on exterior and interior fittings and features. Continue reading to see what tyey look like inside.

Photo credit: Pamela Deutchman

Sanrio’s Hello Kitty toaster is unlike your standard model because it actually burns the famous cat directly into your bread. Plus, there’s 7 selectable browning levels to make sure things don’t get too toasty. Product page. Click here to view the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a video of a real cat that’s synchronized to the sound of Mario’s jump in Super Mario Bros.

Dubai is synonymous with flashy cars, record-breaking buildings, and mind-blowing attractions. This Hello Kitty Beauty Spa is no exception. Plus, there’s “even a Hello Kitty cafe which truly makes the place feel like a fairy tale.” Continue reading for the news report, more pictures, and additional information.

Hello Kitty, a fictional character produced by Sanrio, made her first appearance in 1974 and “is portrayed as a female white Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow.” Over the years, many fans have created some interesting mashups, and we’ve rounded up some of the geekiest for your viewing enjoyment. Continue reading to see more.