8 meter tall, shoots laser, doesn’t smile, and has a formidable gang of friends around her. Granted, they are mainly pastel and their average age is five, and really, not at all that scary. Honestly, when Gundam was standing taller than life-size, it looked threatening, but when Hello Kitty and her Sanrio friends appeared at Tokyo’s Odaiba looking larger-than-life, they are not the least bit threatening. Even with lasers. Well, the thing is, these Sanrio folks are not here to kill, but here to advocate a tree-planting initiative. This is one stellar example where size really doesn’t matter.