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Hello Kitty

L.A. based Hello Kitty exhibit extends its run another month

Hello Hello Kitty! Hello dear friend
Mar 26
// Soul Tsukino
The Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles has announced that their popular museum exhibit, Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, will be extended for another month, letting people enjoy...
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She's a Kitty, but not a kitty
Hello Kitty and Sanrio recently made headlines with the "revelation" that Kitty White (the eponymous Hello Kitty) was not, in fact, a cat. The news predictably evoked some pretty extreme reactions ("Hello Kitty is not a cat, ...

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On her second life now?
Kaiyodo's Revoltech Hello Kitty Black Skull ver is currently available for pre-order. This Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos, not the zombie movie or its remake) themed figure comes with Joe (the mouse), an apple, and an altern...

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Hello Kitty

Japan sends a Kitty into space

Specially made Hello Kitty hitches a ride on a satellite
Aug 16
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
There's a long tradition of space agencies around the world sending animals into space, for better or worse. But this might be a first. Reuters is reporting that a tiny, 4 cm tall Hello Kitty figure is riding along on the rec...

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Cardio Kitty

Jason Freeny shows heart (and veins) with Cardio Kitty

New custom sculpture with a different anatomical twist
Jul 08
// Brian Szabelski
Jason Freeny's anatomical sculptures and illustrations have become his trademark, but his newest piece — Cardio Kitty — is a slightly different twist on things. Normally, we've see his cutaway-style sculptures, bu...
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HK fire extinguisher

In case of fire break glass and use Hello Kitty fire extinguisher

And in case of hunger eat the canned bread
Mar 20
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
The number of places you wouldn't expect to find Hello Kitty has now become a little shorter. The Kousaka Disaster Prevention Company has begun selling officially licensed Hello Kitty fire extinguishers in Joetsu, N...
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Hello Kitty x Playboy

Hello Kitty teams up with Playboy for ne–wait, what?

Somehow Hello Kitty makes Playboy a little more PG
Mar 04
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
I think we can all safely say we never saw this coming. Even after all the weird colabs that Hello Kitty was involved in last year like Ninja Turtles and giant robots, there's no way anyone could predict that 2014 would ...
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Hello Kitty Tiger & Bunny

Hello Kitty is now Hello Tiger and Hello Bunny

And she's bringing a lot of merchandise with her
Jan 06
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Hello Kitty continues to cosplay as pop culture icons, this time playing the hero as both Wild Tiger and Barnaby Brooks Jr. for the latest film Tiger & Bunny the Movie -The Rising-. The movie opens in Japan on February 8 ...
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Hello Kitty

Licca-chan gets a Hello Kitty makeover in new doll series

You know there's a Hello Kitty fan out there with a room just like this
Dec 17
// Vanessa Cubillo
Hello Kitty continues her crusade to dominate the market with her face. Sanrio has especially been collaborating with many more companies to celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary. The latest Hello Kitty collaboratio...
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Why, hello there, Revoltech Hello Kitty

Making your cat look boring since 1974
Dec 09
// Scarecroodle
AmiAmi has released a review for Kaiyodo's upcoming Revoltech Hello Kitty / Kitty White. While the photos are fun, the review fails to answer what was running through Kaiyodo's head(s) when the company decided to produce a Re...
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Boxos papercraft playsets

Boxos papercraft playsets let you recreate fave series

My Little Pony, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hello Kitty and more are coming to Funko's papercrafting line
Dec 05
// Natalie Kipper
For the DIY toy collector who loves pop culture, Funko's upcoming Boxos releases will let you re-enact scenes and create new adventures for characters from series such as Star Wars, My Little Pony, Hello Kitty, Teenage M...
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TMNT Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty Ninja Turtles really says it all

And the price tag says even more
Nov 19
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Hello Kitty gets crossed over with lots of different franchises, but this one is really out there. Dreams Come True, Inc. has announced their latest COOL JAPAN X COOL AMERICA project promoting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle ...
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My Melody as Ultimate Madoka joins plushies released in 2012
In the summer of 2012 exclusive Japanese retailers carried a special line of products featuring My Melody and Kuromi crossed-over with Puella Magi Madoka Magica. At the time they promised there could be more if the serie...

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Hello Kitty

Tamashii Nations will make a Chogokin Hello Kitty robot

You read that right
Oct 31
// Vanessa Cubillo
I know Hello Kitty has always been popular. I think it’s safe to say that she’s been on literally everything ever made from toilet paper to adult sex toys. So nothing that I see her on should really surprise me b...

Hello Kitty+Simpsons come together for the first time

Sanrio announces the first collaboration between Hello Kitty and The Simpsons
Oct 15
// Vanessa Cubillo
The Simpsons and Hello Kitty have been around for quite some time now. Still, in all this time these two have never crossed paths. Well, now that's about to change! Yesterday, Sanrio announced that Hello Kitty and The Simps...
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Revoltech Hello Kitty

Revoltech Hello Kitty up for pre-order now!

Are you ready to add more cuteness to your collection?
Oct 15
// Rio McCarthy
Ms. Kitty White is now available in her Revoltech form we showed you just yesterday! You know, the more I've looked at her, the more I decided I couldn't resist. I have to have her! She's very cheap, and is just too cute with...
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Kaiyodo surprises us with the release of Hello Kitty in Revoltech form
Well, there's something that caught me off guard, literally making me say, "Lul wut.." at my screen. Kaiyodo is officially turning Hello Kitty into a Revoltech. I think I'm excited about this, and will probably buy it if poss...


Funko brings ghoulish fun with Hello Kitty and more

Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice also included
Jul 25
// Vanessa Cubillo
After the seemingly endless amount of SDCC exclusives, Funko is already back announcing new figures. Getting started with Halloween early, there will be Hello Kitty 2.5 inch Halloween Mystery Mini figures. These Hello Kitty ...
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SDCC Sanrio

SDCC 2013: Sanrio

Kitty-chan had a secret booth! I found it!
Jul 25
// Rio McCarthy
Hello Kitty had a presence all over SDCC this year, but the main focus here will be on Sanrio's booths themselves. A lot of you might have heard that they were having a pop-up shop in Petco Park outside of the convention. Thi...
Hello Kitty and Marvel goodness
We're getting closer and closer to the end of Funko's exclusives reveals. Now out with their sixth batch of exclusives, this one is filled with Marvel and Hello Kitty. Starting with Iron Man 3, there will be Pop! figures of ...


Toynami brings two new Sanrio Street Fighters to SDCC

You gotta love Badtz-Maru
Jul 16
// Vanessa Cubillo
The Sanrio Street Fighter cross-over has brought us Hello Kitty dressed up as many Street Fighter characters. Hello Kitty has been made into characters like Chun Li, M. Bison and Ryu. Now for SDCC, this Sanrio Street Fighter...
Hello Kitty...Hello Kitty everywhere
Sanrio will be making their big debut at SDCC with an interactive Hello Kitty experience called Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland. This interactive experience will be open to the public at Petco Park and inspired by the s...

Custom Made Monday: Home of the Evil

Jul 01 // Brian Szabelski
Geese Howard custom 12-inch figure from by ZombieKev So we start things off with the usual spotlight figures, and if you're a King of Fighters fan, then this one we found on FigureRealm might just blow your mind. It's a 12-inch custom figure of the boss himself, Geese Howard, complete in his gi and hakama, with an evil smirk sculpted on his face. For the body, Kev used a DC Direct Deluxe 13-inch body, and a head from a Medicom figure with new sculptwork to make it look like Geese. Add in handsewn clothing and hands recast from various figures, and it's super-impressive. Custom Shredder concept by customfig Speaking of awesome finds on FigureRealm, how about this interesting take on Shredder? Using a wrestling figure for a base with a ton of unique sculpting (the cape is from another figure and that's all that's not sculpted), customfig has created an imposing Shredder, who comes with a sword and a throne base to sit upon. Maybe it's not the most canon-friendly figure, but it's hard to deny that this doesn't look impressive.  Iron Man and Iron Patriot Minicels by Fuller Designs Fuller has put his stylings to two of Kuso Vinyl's Minicel figures, turning them to Iron Man and Iron Patriot from Iron Man 3. The designs don't have much in the way of sculpting, but Fuller tends to layer details on with his painting skill, and they show off here. Plenty of shading to go with some of the wear and tear. These will be available in the Kuso Vinyl booth (#5642) at SDCC. Sergeant Bearbosa by Reet Neet Reet is back with another 3.5-inch Teddy Trooper custom, done in the same style as his previous General Bearends custom. I do like how the body this time around has a wooden finish to it instead of riveted copper, along with the gears protruding through the torn-open helmet. Like General Bearends, this is a commissioned piece, but Reet Neet is open for commissions, if you're interested. Fhtagndroids and custom Trikky by Infinite Rabbits Some new customs from Infinite Rabbits have appeared. First, there's the custom 7-inch Trikky, made for a trade with another artist. Nothing much seems out of the ordinary with it ... you know, except the dozens of eyes sculpted and painted onto the surface of the Trikky's face.  And speaking of eyeballs, Infinite Rabbits put together a trio of custom Androids he's called the Fhtagndroids, a little bit of Cthulhu-inspired vinyl madness. Sadly, all three variants have sold, but I'm sure he's got more creations in store; we'll let you know about any others that pop up in his shop! Jabba the Beett by Nathan Hamill The Deadbeet Custom Show is currently ongoing at Toy Art Gallery, and here's Nathan Hamill's piece for the show. Yes, it's a Jabba the Hutt inspired Deadbeet figure, and it works incredibly well. I love the sculptwork on the face to make it look just like Jabba, completely down to the eyes. Even Jabba's hookah is here as an accessory. I just hope Nathan's dad didn't accidentally blow up the stand it was sitting on ... Bjorn the Big Battle Star Astronaut and Johnny Tattoo by Bash Projects Two new customs to share with you from Bash Projects. First, there's Bjorn the Big Battle Star Astronaut, a secret weapon the Battle Star Astronauts who makes all hell break loose when he arrives on the scene. The Dunny is available for €230 in Bash's shop. The second is a commissioned Fatcap called Johnny Tattoo, a poor fellow who fell asleep in Bash's tattoo chair when he went for some ink. Bash doesn't appreciate that, so he gave him more than he bargained for ... and apparently took his clothes, too. Simon Belmont by KirkyMonster The third custom in this week's feature from FigureRealm, KirkyMonster has put together a spin on Simon Belmont, making him look more like his appearance in Ayami Kojima's original artwork. The body is a NECA Simon Belmont figure, the head a Resaurus Street Fighter Remy head, and the paintwork done in a brown and red style. Keeper of the Beach and Morrow Treehouse by Taylored Curiosities The latest from Taylored Curiosities are two customs featuring her Morrow creations. One is a Dudebox figure she's turned into a Morrow Treehouse, which was in the Dudebox shop but has sold. The feathers and fleecy floor kind of give it a nest-like feel. The other is Keeper of the Beach, a 4-inch Munny that serves as a swimming pool for a little Morrow fellow. This one has sculpting, painting, stitching, and needle-felting done into it, and it's based on memories of growing up in a seaside town. If you like it, it's £80 in the Taylored Curiosities shop. MF Doom Munnys and custom Hello Kitty toys by Kokeshi Clan Kokeshi Clan has put together some customs he wanted to show off. First, he's done a series of custom Munnys of MF Doom, complete with his trademark mask. It's a set of five, each in a different colorway with mics as accessories. He's also done a series of Hello Kitty customs, turning them into little ninjas. If you want either, they're in his shop. The MF Doom Munnys are US$65 and the Hello Kitty customs are US$45. Fly Girls by Jenn and Tony Bot and melodreama  Ending this week's round-up are a series of collaborative Dunnys from The Bots and melodreama. Inspired by World War II's female pilots, these five blind-boxed Dunnys are sculpted by The Bots and painted by melodreama, and each has a unique design all its own. You can pick one up for US$80 in The Bots' shop. [That wraps up this week's installment of Custom Made Monday! If you have any customs you'd like to see featured, or just spot something that's eye-catching and fits the feature, be sure to e-mail us and let us know!]
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Don't worry, some good guys are here, too
Welcome back to Custom Made Monday, fresh off a vacation induced by the fun of SDCC. Yes, it's been an overwhelming few weeks here at Tomopop HQ, but we've managed to squeeze out another round-up of custom figures that caught...


Obscure brings his steampunk show pieces online

From Steampunk LA, Obscure's custom works vary from Hello Kitty to C3PO
Jun 25
// Vanessa Cubillo
On June 21 at the Vex Arts Center was a great steampunk event called Steampunk LA. Over 50 art pieces were shown at this event, and one of those featured artists was Matt Perez, also known as Obscure. Now he has taken pieces...
A peek at prize figures in Japanese arcades
I make it a point to visit one of my local arcades at least once every couple of weeks to see what figures are in the UFO catchers, and I figure I may as well share it with you all. Pardon the image quality — I don't wa...


Hola, Hola Gatito: Dia de los Muertos Hello Kitty

From the mind of Matt Perez aka Obscure, check out this Hello Kitty custom
May 07
// Vanessa Cubillo
Continuing the Dia de los Muertos love, here is the latest custom from Angry Koala Gear's Obscure. Taking a 7-inch Hello Kitty DIY vinyl figure, he customized it to give her a Dia de Los Muertos look. Painted wearing a maria...

It was inevitable: Vocaloid x Hello Kitty Collaboration

Just wait for Star Wars: Vocaloid edition!
Dec 08
// Andres Cerrato
Did you ever expect to see this NOT happen? Let's be honest with ourselves here, folks. Vocaloid will put it itself in just about anything. Everyone loves to collaborate with Hatsune Miku. The heads over at Sanrio, while not ...
Ride off into the sunset on a vacuum tube
Though not my favorite Hello Kitty to Issho! figure out there, Mikan certainly is very cute in her own right (previously seen in magazine scans). Kaitendoh has posted up their sample images, along with the information that sh...


Doll Break: The Little Things

Aug 06
// Brigitte Coovert
Waiting is the hardest part, or so they say, and right now I'm waiting for my Innocent World Byul Hermine to arrive at my doorstep. In the meantime, this Doll Break will feature the two newest members of two of my mini col...

Kaitendoh's new goodies from hobby scans and beyond

Jul 23
// Kristina Pino
Fans of OreImo, Daiteikoku and the Hello Kitty to Issho! figures might like this month's scanned goods from Kaitendo. We've got an upcoming figure of Kirino in casual wear (previously seen back in Spring) and a cute girl call...

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