Call it ingenious marketing or aggressive consumerism, but one of the most iconic images of Japan is of Hello Kitty. Show anyone that classic Kitty face and you’ll be sure people will immediately think of Japan. Sanrio, the makers of Hello Kitty, had inadvertently created a virtual ambassador for their country. And It is not only Japan lovers who have come to appreciate the charm of Hello Kitty. All over the world collecting Hello Kitty merchandise has become an obsession. It has also turned into a billion dollar industry that is helping fuel the Japanese economy.
Here’s one more merchandise that Hello Kitty collectors will surely want this Christmas — a Hello Kitty Face digital camera. This high tech gizmo can shoot 5-megapixel pictures and even has a nifty anti-blur function. The form factor of the camera is what sets this apart. It actually has the face of Hello Kitty.
No worries for collectors in other countries, Sanrio plans to release this camera in other countries as well.