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7:00 AM on 08.30.2014

Hello Kitty hits controversy over not actually being a cat

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, ...

Scarecroodle


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Mistwalker Announces Upcoming Terra Battle Concert

Terra Battle concert planning is now underway as the popular mobile-RPG surpasses 1 million downloads in less than a month. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.






Cherish the departed by pre-ordering Kaiyodo's Revoltech Hello Kitty Black Skull ver photo
Cherish the departed by pre-ordering Kaiyodo's Revoltech Hello Kitty Black Skull ver
by Scarecroodle

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 alternate normal head. While it's a neat collectible, I'm just surprised that this version took precedence over other holidays.

Revoltech Hello Kitty Black Skull ver can be pre-ordered for ¥2,100 and is slated for an October release, hopefully in time for a Halloween or Dia de Muertos celebration.

[ Pre-order at HobbyLink Japan | AmiAmi ]

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1:00 AM on 08.16.2014

Japan sends a Kitty into space

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

3:00 PM on 07.08.2014

Jason Freeny shows heart (and veins) with Cardio Kitty

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...

Brian Szabelski

8:00 AM on 03.20.2014

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

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...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:00 PM on 03.04.2014

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

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 ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

6:00 PM on 01.06.2014

Hello Kitty is now Hello Tiger and Hello Bunny

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 ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

8:00 PM on 12.17.2013

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

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...

Vanessa Cubillo

8:00 AM on 12.09.2013

Why, hello there, Revoltech Hello Kitty

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...

Scarecroodle

2:00 PM on 12.05.2013

Boxos papercraft playsets let you recreate fave series

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...

Natalie Kipper

7:00 PM on 11.19.2013

Hello Kitty Ninja Turtles really says it all

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 ...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker





Under the Radar: Ultimate Madoka My Melody spotted  photo
Under the Radar: Ultimate Madoka My Melody spotted
by Jeremy Emerje Crocker

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 series was popular enough. As if there was any doubt. It may have taken well over a year, but they're finally making good on that promise. 

The latest step forward is a new plushie featuring My Melody in Ultimate Madoka's dress that has appeared on the Lawson website for ¥3,990. This is a medium size plush that duplicates may of the original design's features like wings and ribbons. Only thing missing is Ultimate Madoka's yellow eyes which can be seen on her tag.

What do you think? We've still got three more girls that still need in on this crossover. Which Sanrio characters would you pick to make a contract?

[via Anime News Network]

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