Hello Kitty Engine Oil

Sometimes you can take branding too far. Apparently this Hello Kitty engine oil is a real product designed for compact cars, and it sells for $2980 Yen, 33 American dollars. Perfect for outrunning bad penguins. [Newlaunches via BoingBoing]


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  1. blogger X says:

    Let’s see, Hello Kitty AK-47’s, Hello Kitty airplanes, Hello Kitty credit cards-What’s next, Hello Kitty dental implants???

    • UCLAri: Allergy Sufferer says:
    • raydee wandered off on a tangent and got lost says:

      My favorite is still the Hello Kitty “personal massager” …

    • ellemdee says:

      I have the Hello Kitty debit card. The funny thing is that my bank told me everyone on the same account has to have the same type of card, so there’s a lot of husbands out there running around with Kitty debit cards since their wife picked it out for their own card.

      • mythago says:

        I must know how you obtain this card.

        • ellemdee says:

          Bank of America has a catalog you can browse of different debit & credit card designs. It includes licensed characters (Kitty, Boop, etc.), sports teams, and charities (plus others). The Hello Kitty debit card is white w/ pink accents & a big Kitty face on the front. The credit card is similar, but w/ a black background. The debit card for my other account is for the Humane Society, so it has puppies & kitties on it. I had an existing plain debit card and they were able to replace my existing card with the Kitty one for free.

          B of A also lets you have your photo printed on the corner of your debit card (also free). It’s a bad picture of me, since the person at the bank taking the pic didn’t understand what zoom was & stood a foot in front of me while taking it, but at least it makes my card a little safer.

    • perruptor says:

      Is there Hello Kitty Litter?

    • FightOnTrojans says:
  2. UCLAri: Allergy Sufferer says:

    ええええええ? 可愛い!

    (Translation: Waaaaa? CUTE!) My attempt at impersonating one of those Japanese TV show hosts who overreact at stupid things.

  3. smo0 says:

    OH . MY. GOD. !!!!!!!!!


  4. whogots is "not computer knowledgeable" says:

    I have three Hello Kitty vibrators that say this is NOT the strangest Hello Kitty branding effort.

    (Uh, maybe I should add that I didn’t buy ’em. They were bequeathed to me by a friend who I guess had intended to hang onto them for a few years and then ebay them.)

  5. ellemdee says:

    And THIS is why I need to live in Japan. Kitty can do no wrong.

  6. everclear75 says:

    Hello Kitty Motor Oil, guaranteed to make your engine purr!

  7. a5un says:

    You may laugh, but it is API SM and GF-4 certified, which means it is good to go for most of your passenger vehicles. And Agip is pretty popular elsewhere in the world too.

  8. dreamfish says:

    Penguins are better than kittehs.

    … and operating systems with penguins as mascots are also better ;)

  9. savvy9999 says:

    I’ll hold out for the Ben10 Blake Bleeder kit, thanks.

  10. mythago says:

    Is this available in the US yet?

  11. chrisexv6 says:

    Exactly how do they extract the motor oil from the kitty?

  12. joako says:

    Wow that’s so JDM it makes my JDM V-tech engine run so smooth and now total torques is about 20!!! wow!

  13. KennyS says:

    When I was in Guam and Pelau in 2001 they were selling Hello Kitty Booze.

  14. Noir says:

    Speaking of penguins…


    -“I love how the flavours mix in my mouth”
    -“I like to split the white part from the black one and eat them separately”

  15. jimstoic says:

    I so want this.