Hello Kitty sander

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11 Responses to “Hello Kitty sander”

  1. Cpt. Tim says:

    definitely not official merch.

    if i had to guess i’d say it was built for a sander race (yes, there is such a thing)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Cpt Tim, you beat me to the punch:
    http://www.nebsra.org/

  3. Anonymous says:

    Here’s one I saw on one of those DIY tool races:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/myh/1428986609/

  4. cheshirenoir says:

    The Lego pieces in front of the minifig are a giveaway that this is a knockoff.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The side roller gives it away as
    a mildly moded beltsander racer.
    (what you think, you race beltsanders down tracks, wire the triggers on, plug ‘em in, flip the switch and watch ‘em run)

    the beltsander race tracks are 8 inches wide and its best to
    put a spacer to keep your sander going down the track
    lest it leap out and sand someone’s face.

    and yes, the face sanding happens pretty often.

  6. lotek says:

    definitely for power tool racing.
    http://www.powertoolracer.com/

  7. meerkat says:

    haha, that is my beltsander racer – Hello Gritty!
    http://www.nathanielmarsh.com/hellogritty/
    It is minus the decorated platform above, so it looks ready to sand – it was actually used to resand a floor this year, she still has it!

    Here’s last years racer – http://www.flickr.com/photos/nate_marsh/sets/72157594517861768/

    If someone from Sanrio wants to contact me – I am sure we can work something out, hahaha

  8. meerkat says:

    Here’s the original flickr photo instead of the one they grabbed – http://flickr.com/photos/nate_marsh/377537976/in/set-72157594517861768/

  9. spacematters says:

    Sorry to tell you MeerKat, but your Hello Kitty sander is neither the original Hello Kitty Sand nor the meanest.

    Original Hello Kitty Sander:
    http://flickr.com/photos/85547276@N00/1847086940/

    Made by Divide and Jacqueline of HazardFactory.org for the 2007 Robodock Power Tool Races in Amsterdam.

    I guarantee that their racer was faster (due to being overclocked with 220volt amsterdam power) and meaner (hey! it’s on fire!). Personally, I’d like to see a duel.

    Flaming Hello Kitty Belt Sander:
    http://flickr.com/photos/borisvanhoytema/1453754743/

  10. spacematters says:

    Also of note… My Little Pony Sander “Apocapony”:
    http://flickr.com/photos/92778554@N00/617026969/in/pool-seattlepowertoolrace2007

    And the Flaming-Teddy-Bear racer:
    http://flickr.com/photos/borisvanhoytema/1445318090/

  11. loneconspirator says:

    I have to agree with spacematters. Behold the awesome, ignitable power of the original bad-ass hello kitty belt sander racer.

    http://flickr.com/photos/lady3jane/1403304843/

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