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

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 the popular an...

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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, Everything is a...

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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 recently launched ...

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Sanrio's newest character will be a salmon fillet

Aren’t you tired of the same types of characters? Bears, puppies, kitties…they’ve all been done! Sanrio obviously thought the same thing because their new character is going to be a salmon filet. It’s not just a gi...

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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 collaboration is happening ...

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Under the Radar: Ultimate Madoka My Melody spotted

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 e...


Hello Kitty+Simpsons come together for the first time

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 Simpsons will be com...


SDCC 2013: Toynami

Toynami's booth at SDCC had merchandise from Sanrio, Skelanimals, Futurama, and more. Skelanimals had their usual lineup of plushes and figures that included the Day of the Dead line and their DC line. They had a lot of their DC line avail...

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SDCC 2013: Sanrio

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. This was the Hello...


Toynami brings two new Sanrio Street Fighters to SDCC

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 line continues...


Sanrio brings Hello Kitty to San Diego Comic Con

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 styles of Japan....


Kaitendoh's Tachibana Mikan is adorable as ever

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 she is now comple...


Blue Blur hits Sanrio: Incoming Sonic Hello Kitty plush!

This is the cutest thing I have seen in my life. I can't even.. I don't have the words for this. You don't understand. I have been a life-long fan of both Sonic the Hedgehog and Hello Kitty, and my brain can't handle the awesomeness when th...


Airou and My Melody mix it up in these festival goods

Monster Hunter's Airou and Sanrio's My Melody are both prone to a little cosplay now and again, so it should come as no big surprise when the inevitable time came for them to pair up and exchange costumes (fur?) with each other. The grand o...


Go to Yogurtland, grab some froyo, get a Sanrio plushie

Starting July 10 all through Labor Day weekend, if you happen to have a Yogurtland in town you might be lucky enough to have access to some Sanrio-themed goodies! It looks like the little spoons and cups will all be branded with the Sanrio ...


My Melody to make the contract with Kyubey this July

Yes, you read that right. Sanrio's adorable character My Melody (and Kuromi, too) will become a magical girl in the new merchandise line, "My Melody x Puella Magi Madoka Magica". This is not the first time a Sanrio character cross-overed in...


Mike 'NEMO' Mendez's Hello Gummi is too sweet

NEMO sent over an image of this 9" custom Hello Kitty piece done Tiki style on Saturday for the Candy-Coated Custom Show, currently displaying cool art toys at New York thanks to The London Candy Company and Tenacious Toys. I love...


Dodgers and Hello Kitty team up for bobble-headed glory

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Sanrio's Hello Kitty must go together like peanut butter and jelly (or was it Dodger Dogs and peanuts?) because, for a second year, Hello Kitty will help ring the anniversary of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Cal...


Tomopop Review: Kei's Kittyler Rio Part 2

Hello Kitty to Issho! has spawned all kinds of different products including figures, games, and numerous pieces of miscellaneous merchandise. Of course, out of all of the artists who participated in this project, I clearly felt a kinship to...


Latest Sanrio plushes are flat and fabulous

The latest style of Sanrio plushes featuring Kitty-chan and her friends was revealed on Sanrio's FaceBook page earlier this week. Made of a fleece-like fabric with a flat body, the line closely resembles Disney's Pook-a-Looz. The ...


It's time for SEGA Prizes for February 2012

Woohoo! It's time to check out the SEGA Standard and Core prizes that could have been won in UFO Catcher games during February 2012. There's actually a couple I might try to find somehow or another! Besides the usual Hello Kitty items (Whic...


Mecha Hello Kitty freaks me out

I'm definitely not a big fan of Sanrio characters, but I do like custom work and unique takes on commonly seen designs. So when I saw Matt Anderson's Mecha Hello Kitty, I was simultaneously impressed and somewhat creeped out. I mean, it's a...


24th Annual Prize Fair: Hello Kitty to Issho! Rio figure

Can I even begin to describe the amount of girly joy that came over me when I saw this come out of the photos for the 24th Annual Prize Fair? No! I cannot! I can however share that those fellow fans of the Hello Kitty to Issho series will b...


Together With Kitty series Minase Shizuku is up for pre-order

A while back Sanrio commissioned a series of awesomely cute images from some pretty big names in illustration that came to be known as Together With Kitty. Those images were eventually used in a game called Hello Kitty to Issho! Block Crash...


Tomopop Review: Re-Ment Hello Kitty Hinamatsuri Set

Hinamatsuri or Girl's Day is celebrated on March 3rd in Japan and what better way to celebrate the so-called Doll Festival than with a traditional Hinamatsuri set for your dolls! It's so meta that I can't contain myself! Re-Ment produced...


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