This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag: Hello Kitty Cell Phone Mascot


Ahh, she’s seen better days but this is still one of my favorite bits of swag. Apparently uber-rare, I haven’t come across another like her. A small yellow mouse with glasses rides on the back but it’s poor face is mostly gone. Wish I knew where I could buy more.

PS: Oh and guess what? It’s Hello Kitty’s 35th Birthday! Happy Birthday Miss Meow! (If you’re a fan, be sure to type “Hello Kitty” into our search engine to see all the HK Scooter items we’ve posted about through the years.)

HK Anniversary

This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag: Washington Apple Mascot Keychain


This uber-rare key chain was a part of an award winning ad campaign for the Washington Apple Commission that ran in 1999-2000. Their spokesperson was a scooter-riding super-hero bearing apples.

In one ad titled “Zoo,” a father and daughter are wiped out from a long day of site seeing. Once “Apple Guy” receives the distress signal, he zooms to their rescue on his scooter carrying Washington Apples.

I seem to remember that he had flames coming out of his scooter tailpipe in one spot but alas, there don’t seem to be any videos of the spots online.

(Thanks to Cassie for this find!)