May 25th 2012
I’m in heaven. My two favorite animals!
March 10th, 2012
About two months ago I started a Facebook page for ItsyBitsyRobot. And, two weeks ago I started a Twitter account. You may also notice I have a Newsletter. I’d like to give my customers discount coupons, especially on special occasions, but the only way to get these coupon codes is to either sign up for my Newsletter, “like” me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter.
By keeping in touch with ItsybitsyRobot you’ll be the first to know when new items are in, when I’m having sales, and when I’m giving out special discounts on orders. It’s also a great way to hear from my customers. You can tell me about products you’d like to see on here, or the latest trends I should know about.
So, I hope to see you soon on Facebook, or Twitter. And, don’t forget my Newsletter.
The real Owl & the Pussycat!
When I was in high school I was a trendsetter. I was the girl at school who knew what was cool & hip before anyone else knew what was cool & hip. The one trend I like is personalizing your cell phone, or Ipod with decorative charms and straps.
In Japan, cell phone charms & straps are very popular. The straps are called Kertai and they come in hundreds of designs, sometimes based on Japanese pop-icons, like Rilakkuma, Hello Kitty, and popular anime figures.
The photos below were taken on the streets of Tokyo. You can see the various ways people are personalizing their cell phones.
I live in New York City, and it’s supposed to be a cool & hip town, but yet, I haven’t noticed too many young people here with cell phone charms & straps. I think I must be the only one!!!! Personally, I think they’re missing out on a really cool trend. But, I’ve been told that cell phone charms & straps are popular elsewhere in the USA. So, my question to ya’all is: Do you decorate your cell phone/Ipod with charms, straps, and stickers? I’d love to hear from you!
BTW, I do sell cell phone charms here at Itsybitsyrobot
October 4th, 2011
What would you say if I told you thousands of people in Japan, and California, attended a rock concert where the star was a seven-foot tall anime character? And not only was the singer not human, but she was a hologram…Would that creep you out? Or, would you think “Wow, technology is so cool”?
Astro Boy is a Japanese manga first published in 1952. In 1960, it was made into an animated series, and was first televised in Japan. The story follows the adventures of a robot named Astro Boy and a selection of other characters along the way.
Astro Boy was the first, and most popular Japanese television series to embody the aesthetics that later became known worldwide as anime. It originated as a manga in 1952 by Osamu Tezuka, revered in Japan as the “God of Manga.” After enjoying success abroad, Astro Boy was remade in the 1980s as Shin Tetsuwan Atomu, but known as Astro Boy in other countries, and again in 2003. In November 2007, he was named Japan’s envoy for overseas safety. An American computer-animated 3-D film based on the original manga series by Tezuka was released on October 23, 2009.