one of the christmas presents i got from my sister was this hello kitty disposable camera. the fun thing about this is the film is pre-exposed with hello kitty frames so every picture you take is in a hello kitty frame:

the camera is surprisingly fun too. i shot a roll over the weekend. i’m starting to upload the set.

the packaging says “made in usa”. i was surprised as i’d expect it to have been made in japan or china. as it turns out the made in the usa is inaccurate. the box and paper packaging may be made in the usa, but once you take the actual camera out of its hello kitty skin it’s just a plain old kodak disposable camera. one that says “made in mexico” and “800 film”. the camera had been taped shut with electrical tape too. so this obviously had been re-used or recycled. when i took the film out the cannister was for konica centuria 400(this explains why the camera said to always use flash). konica is no more. today centuria is made by dnp.

i already have plans to try to reload the camera and see what i get.