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 rolling around in billions of yen, will put out Hello Kitty into just about anything. Being honest here, a KISS collaboration is a million times worse than a pocket massager. Anyway, I'm just more surprised that this hasn't happened sooner, but yes, we now have an official Hatsune Miku x Hello Kitty line.
Starting off the combination of all things cute and shrieking 12 year old girls will be a line of keychains. The keychains themselves will feature Hello Kitty dressed up as the various Vocaloids including Miku, Luka, the Kagamine Twins, and a mystery Miku version. As this is the first wave, none of the other Sanrio characters have been cast into this mix of money makers. Since there's no Keroppi or Badtzmaru, no buys will be coming from my home.
They are on sale now throughout Japan, but I haven't been able to find them on the traditional assortment of retailers. They sell for ¥200 each, but I did manage to find one complete set on Amazon Japan for ¥2,980. Does this version of the cat strike your fancy or are you just Miku'd out?