The good, the bad and the ugly…well not so much the bad, are the best words to describe the new collaboration between Hello Kitty and Uglydoll. The new co-branded line will feature Hello Kitty decked out in a variety of Uglydoll costumes. Under development for two years, the Hello Kitty Uglydoll plushes are made by Gund are set to make their entrance at this years San Diego Comic-Con.
Mega Bloks has released a new series of Hello Kitty blind packs that feature an assortment of eight different collectible figures of the ubiquitous Japanese bobtail cat. The latest offering of the Mega Bloks Hello Kitty blind packs is called the Vacation Series. The series features Hello Kitty in Safari, Hawaiian, Surfing and Snorkling attire as well as in a variety of others. Part of the third series in the line, each Vacation Series blind pack contains one mystery character and is priced at $2.99.
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With Valentines Day and the Chinese New Year approaching, Sanrio has released a host of new Hello Kitty Plush items. Some of the Plush items mark these occasions, while others, simply show off Hello Kitty in a different skin. Hello Kitty is celebrating the year of the snake, which begins on February 10th, with the Hello Kitty Year of the Snake Red and Gold Plush items ( pictured above).
And while Hello Kitty is a Japanese Bobtail cat, she doesn’t seem to mind taking on the role of other animals as well, as can be seen by the plush items below: Continue reading Sanrio Offers Up A Brand New Assortment Of Hello Kitty Plush Items
Hello Kitty and Evangelion are undertaking a new collaboration featuring, who else, but a plush Hello Kitty outfitted with EVA Unit-01’s armor. The plush can also sport dog tags (which are actually key chains) that feature Hello Kitty and Evangelion inspired designs. Due out in March, the new Evangelion Synchronized with Hello Kitty plush and key chain will be available through the Japanese department store ZOZOTOWN and will be priced at ¥2,100 / $24 and ¥1,050 / $12 each, respectively.
Hello Kitty will soon be making her way to McDonald’s thanks to a promotional tie up with the fast-food chain. Starting January 25th, a Hello Kitty figure will be included with each Happy Meal, with 6 different figures in a variety of poses to be had. To learn more about the promotion, check out McDonald’s official Happy Meal website. Hello Kitty is best known as a Japanese Kawaii icon and is a big part of the Sanrio brand, whose characters appear on a variety of goods around the world.
Hello Kitty and Star Wars are not often mentioned in the same sentence but Jason Chalker’s new figures certainly make the two brands fit perfectly together. Featuring characters such as Hello Oola, Hello Slave Leia, Kitty the Hutt and Hello Greedo, this is the second wave of such figures released by Chalker. Standing about 3 inches tall, the figures are now available for $75.00 a piece.
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Hello Kitty is a cat that wears many hats, such as those of all of the members of KISS (as seen above). This, in part, has led Hello Kitty to gain global notoriety from her roots in Japan and become the prime example of a “kawaii” character. Funko’s line of vinyl figures of Hello Kitty and her Friends (pictured below), along with the Hello Kitty x KISS line certainly capture the iconic cat, both inside and out of her traditional roles. This makes the Hello Kitty vinyl figures an interesting gift for a usually wide variety of people: from KISS fans to toy collectors, to those intrigued by Japanese subculture.
So while everyone may not be a cat person, at least we can all agree on Hello Kitty.