Review: Hello Kitty Cash Register
What my daughter wanted for her third birthday present was “HelloKitty ☆ Tanoshiku Scan! Osyaberi Register Ehon (Hello Kitty ☆ Fun Scan! Talking Cash Register Picture Book)”. I thought it would be easy to clean up, as there are fewer three-dimensional toys and the item cards and money all fit inside the book. I bought it for my daughter and she was happy to play with it. I would like to tell you about it.
Table of contents
- What kind of toy is the Hello Kitty Cash Register?
- Let’s take a look at what’s in the Hello Kitty Cash Register
- Let’s take a look at the set of Hello Kitty Cash Register
- I played with the Hello Kitty Cash Register
What kind of toy is the Hello Kitty Cash Register?
There have been several Kitty cash registers on the market until now, and this one will be in a picture book form. The picture-book form of the cash register makes it easier to carry and allows you to play with it anywhere.
It has a calculation function and a scan function. The cashier can also read out items and prices, and chatter out lines such as “Irassyaimase (Welcome)” and “Arigatougozaimashita (Thank you)” which are useful when playing shopping.
The cashier has a credit card and money cards in it so you can pay for your purchases. Children who are not yet able to calculate money can shop with the credit card. Children who are able to calculate change can also shop with the money cards. It’s great that you can change the way you use the toy as your child grows.
On the back cover, there is a picture of Kitty and Mimmy filling a paper bag full of items and giving them to their mothers. There is also a light blue mouse, ‘Joey’, and a pink mouse, ‘Judy’. There is also a picture of a squirrel named ‘Rorry’, so maybe they are all going shopping together.
This picture book is based on the content of the 2017 edition of the “HELLO KITTY Talking Register Picture Book”, but with a different publisher.
- First published: March 31, 2020.
- Published by TOHAN Co., Ltd.
- Publisher: MEDIA PAL Co., Ltd.
- Author: Sanrio Co., Ltd.
- Printing and binding: WITH CORPORATION Co., Ltd.
- Voice : Akiko Kumasaka
- Age: 3 years and up
- Price: 4,378 yen (tax included)
“Hello Kitty Cash Register” can be purchased in the Sanrio Online Shop. I purchased ours at Sanrio Puroland entrance shop.
Let’s take a look at what’s in the Hello Kitty Cash Register
Let’s take a look at what’s in the book. In the story, Kitty and Mimmy are asked by their mum to do some errands for her, but will they be able to do the shopping properly?。
If you open the picture book, you will find a fruit corner and a meat corner, and many other sections. In the fruit corner, there are strawberries and apples. When you play shopping with your child, you can ask him/her, “Which one is the apple?”, “What are these vegetables?”, etc.
Let’s take a look at the set of Hello Kitty Cash Register
- Item Cards (12 cards)
- Shopping Cart
- Credit Card
- Money Sheets (2 sheets)
There is an IC chip inside the item cards that can be read by the scanner. The cards has a barcode on it, but the scanner also responds to anything other point on the cards.
There are also 20 items and prices on the register.When you push them, the register will read out the item and price and calculate it for you.
Shopping Cart / Credit Card / Money Sheets
You can put the item cards in the shopping cart and pretend to be a shopper. The credit card is in a drawer where you put the money cards. Insert your credit card into the slot in the card reader and move it in the direction of the arrow to check out. The money sheets contain 3 sheets of 10,000 yen, 3 sheets of 5,000 yen, 8 sheets of 1,000 yen, 6 sheets of 500 yen, 12 sheets of 100 yen, 5 sheets of 50 yen, 12 sheets of 10 yen, 4 sheets of 5 yen and 5 sheets of 1 yen.If you put all the money cards in the drawer, the change side will be quite empty.
It’s hard to see, but the wide billfold on the right side of the drawer has Kitty on it. You can see the attention to detail.
I played with the Hello Kitty Cash Register
I tried to play with the Hello Kitty Cash register.
First of all, when I turn on the register, it announces “Irassyaimase! Kaitendesu! (Welcome! It’s open!)” with light music. And then I realize that the voice isn’t Kitty. I had guessed that the register was the voice of Kitty, but I was wrong. However, that voice is quite clear and I think it is easy for children to hear.
Next, I select some item cards. My daughter takes a scanner and scans the item card. “Kyabetsu (Cabbage), 160 yen,” is announced with a scanning sound just like the real thing. My daughter also repeats the words “Cabbage 160 yen”.
It’s nice to see the register read out the names and prices of the items. My two-year-old daughter can tell the names of fruits and vegetables by looking at the pictures, but she can’t yet read the prices by looking at the letters. It’s better for her if the register tells her the price, rather than I telling her it’s 160 yen.
And when my daughter has finished scanning a lot, the checkout is ready. When she press the “TOTAL” button, it says “Okaikeidesu! (Checkout is ready!)”. However, there is no reading of the total amount. The total amount is displayed on the screen. Here, I reads out the total amount…
Get my mind back on track and pay the bill. My daughter can’t calculate the money yet, so we count the bill together, one by one. Now I have to pay more than the total amount, so I have to make change. To calculate the change, press the [-] on the number button and enter the amount I want to pay. Then I notice that there is no [CHANGE] button…. I press [TOTAL] button, but the screen shows [E] and we can hear a sound that tells us it is wrong. The register can’t calculate the change.
I have no choice, so I press the [Open] button, pull out the drawer and take the change out of it. When I close the drawer, the register says “Arigatougozaimashita. Mataokoshikudasaimase. (Thank you. See you later.)”
By the way, if you want to use the credit card, press the [TOTAL] button and then scan your credit card at the card reader.
In this case, I played with the Hello Kitty register.
It’s the perfect toy for children who are having fun pretending and want to touch the real thing more. This is in book form, so it’s easy to carry around and play anywhere. However, the audio is quite loud, so it’s difficult to play in situations where you have to be quiet, such as on a train.
It’s a great toy to expand your child’s playfulness when playing at home!