Hello Kitty Revoltech: Super cute and super articulated
This one kind of came out of nowhere. Kaiyodo and Sanrio are collaborating to create a Revoltech version of Hello Kitty. It comes with interchangeable standard and winking faces, an easel, an apple, and a crayon. The figure will be available in Japan on December 15 for ¥2100 (about $22) but it will probably be about $45 when it makes it over to American retailers.
Check it: Tons of Revoltech stuff on Albotas
Buy: Revoltech figures
The Simpsons X Hello Kitty
This unlikely (albeit, unsurprising) collaboration celebrates the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty and the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons.
"Hello Kitty and THE SIMPSONS have impacted pop culture around the world,” says Janet Hsu, President and COO of Sanrio, Inc. “Our collaboration comes at a perfect time as we celebrate major milestones for both brands. The exclusive product offering will feature a fun and unexpected take on THE SIMPSONS’ transformation within Hello Kitty’s supercute world."
“Fusing Hello Kitty’s iconic design sensibility with each SIMPSONS character, this unique collaboration will delight fans of Hello Kitty, THE SIMPSONS and everyone in between,” said Roz Nowicki, Executive Vice President of global sales and retail at Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “Just in time for back-to-school, fans of every age can own a special product from the line of this historical collaboration.”
Fans can look forward to the new product line when it drops around the back-to-school season in 2014.
Yes, This Is Happening: Uglydoll x Sanrio
Soon, Hello Kitty will be wearing Ice Bat’s skin. The Uglydoll x Sanrio collab will manifest plush, vinyl, pin, and accessory form and will premier at SDCC.
Hello Kitty Akuma Plush SDCC 2013 Exclusive
Raging Kitten? To get this plushy, all you have to do is go to SDCC, enter LP, LP, forward, LK, HP, then pay the nice man $45.
This Hello Kitty Wedding Dress Seems Like A Pretty Good Way To Get Left At The Altar
Fellas, say you’re dating the perfect girl. Nothing weird, creepy, or particularly out of the normal about her. Say you get engaged to this girl. Then the wedding day comes, you anxiously await walking down the aisle and seeing your perfect, beautiful bride, but then you get punched right in the eyes sockets with THIS monstrosity.
They say it’s bad luck for the groom to see the bride’s dress before the wedding, but I think seeing this dress waiting for you down the aisle is just plain bad luck, period. Everything about it spells disaster and would send yours truly calming 180-ing back out whatever door I came in from.
Note to the ladies: please don’t ever do this.
And, yes, the above picture is clearly PhotoShopped, but it’s the principal of the whole thing. There’s principalities involved.
Hello Kitty Bento Series
They’ve turned Hello Kitty into a lot of things - a KISS member and a Street Fighter character, just to name a few recent ones. But I’ve never seen her turned into a food item. The bento series contains a bunch of food items such as onigiri, peppers, and octopi with Hello Kitty’s face on them. This is just bizarre. And awesome. My favorite is the plush chicken wing above.
Check it: More Hello Kitty on Albotas
tokidoki x Sanrio x Nooka
This watch is all sorts of amazing. Sanrio and tokidoki continue their collaboration, this time roping in super stylish watchmakers, Nooka. Gotta love the tokidoki-ified Hello Kitty characters. I’m hoping for a tokidoki x Sanrio blindbox series some day.
Update: Love Through Design have contacted me and let me know that they have headed up this project and that you can pre-order the watch right here.
Check it: More tokidoki on Albotas
Buy: Nooka Zub Zirc Watch
Hello Kitty Heroclix Inbound?
A new press release announced a collaboration between Sanrio and NECA which will bring about a new Hello Kitty collection targeted at hardcore collectors.
The most curious section noted that a special Hello Kitty set of the popular (and awesome) Wizkids’ Heroclix is going to be revealed with the set at the New York Comic-Con.
Heroclix is an great tabletop game that mirrors the gameplay of something like Final Fantasy tactics using miniatures from Marvel and DC superheroes. However, with the latest expansions to Heroclix including IPs such as Assassin’s Creed, Street Fighter and Bioshock, it is no surprise that other recognizable properties are getting Heroclix releases. However, Hello Kitty is a bit surprising.
Can’t wait to see what this brings to the game. Heroclix is a fantastic hobby and I love seeing it grow. If you are a fan of strategy games and comics, you should be playing this game.
Check It: More Hello Kitty on Albotas
Buy It: Street Fighter Heroclix Starter Set
Check out this adorable Evangelion x Hello Kitty merch. The iPhone 5 case comes equipped with stickers of the Angels and other Eva themed stuff. They come in both black and white. They go for around 21 USD.
Then there is the Hello Kitty Unit-01. This thing is awesome and at around $23 USD, it would make an great addition to any EVA/Hello Kitty lover’s collection.
Now for EVA rebuild 3.33 to make it to US shores.
Street Fighter x Sanrio Gift Book & Sticker Book
Just in time for Xmas comes two books that combine the badassery of Street Fighter with the adorableness of Sanrio.
Street Fighter x Sanrio: World View features Sanrio playing the parts of Street Fighter characters sharing the wisdom they’ve learned from countless battles across the world. The Street Fighter x Sanrio Sticker Book contains a mix of colorful bumper stickers, paper dolls, and more.
Now they just need to make a Street Fighter x Sanrio game so I can play as a shoto-ized Badtz Maru and chuck fireballs at Hello Kitty’s mouthless little head.
For The Ladies: Hello Kitty x Reebok PT-20
These limited edition Reebok PT-20s feature an all-over Hello Kitty print, come in pink, black, or white, and even have a metal Hello Kitty bow lace jewel. Available now at select Reebok retailers.
(via Nice Kicks)
Buy: Hello Kitty stuff on Amazon
Peep it: More posts for the ladies
Daily Graffiti: Hello Kitty, Snow White, Facebook, Apple
Schizophrenic street art spotted by tofz4u.
Sanrio x Street Fighter Is Go
Sanrio have finally launched their line of Street Fighter shirts and accessories. There are plenty of characters to choose from in both men’s and women’s cuts. I’m having a tough time choosing between Blanka / Keroppi and Zangief / Purin. Also, enter “STREETFIGHTER” (minus the quotes) in the promotion code box at checkout to get a set of awesome pins.
Nooka Collaborates with Adventure Time and Hello Kitty
Nooka have just released these two awesome watches in their Sub 20 line. One of them is based on Hello Kitty and the other is based on Finn from Adventure Time. Zooka also released a Hello Kitty Mini NookaNooka, their vinyl toys / watch holder. The watches are $130 and the Hello Kitty toy is an extra $35, all from the Nooka store. What time is it?