Hello Kitty BedHead Pajamas

Are these some of the cutest Hello Kitty pajamas you have seen, or what? BedHead Pajamas teamed up with Sanrio to bring fans some of the cutest, most comfy and most cuddly sleepwear! =^_^=

There are so many cute designs and styles available for little ones to the grown-ups!

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Hello Kitty Green Floral Gingham collection:

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Hello Kitty Eiffel Tower collection:

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Hello Kitty Floating Hearts collection:

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Love this Hello Kitty Leopard collection:

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Check out this sexy onesie! <3

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Apples, anyone?

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I was gifted the Hello Kitty Apples Stretch Henley Set — my fave design because it feels the most classic! I love the sexy leopard onesie too — but I know I will wear this a lot! The material is made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex. The fabric is super soft and makes me feel warm and fuzzy! =^_^=

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All of the Hello Kitty BedHead Pajamas are made in the USA. The pj’s range in price from $48 – $141 (suggested retail price) from sizes 3/6 Months (baby) – XL 16 (adult). There is also a sale going on right now at bedheadpjs.com/sale!

D’oh! The Cuteness! The Simpsons x ‎Hello Kitty‬ Collection by JapanLA Clothing!

D’oh! JapanLA Clothing Co released a second collection for The Simpsons x Hello Kitty collaboration! And yes, it is adorable! =^_^=

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty by JapanLA Clothing Co

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty D’oh! Donuts & Apples Boxy Reversible Top ($65) — this one might be my fave! The boxy tee style is oversized so it is nice and relaxed. I also love that you can wear both sides… And look at Homer’s face! So kawaii, I can hardly stand it! >___<

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty by JapanLA Clothing Co

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty by JapanLA Clothing Co

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty Krusty Burger Unisex Top ($60) — another supercute top (and another fave)! Again, this boxy tee feels so good on. The graphic on the front features: Homer, Krusty, Marge, Lisa, Maggie, Bart and Kitty-chan! And I love this bright and vibrant blue! =^_^=

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty by JapanLA Clothing Co

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty by JapanLA Clothing Co

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty by JapanLA Clothing Co

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty Itchy & Scratchy Tank Top ($60) — Hello Kitty joins Itchy and Scratchy on this tank top. Looks cute paired with a skirt or leggings.

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty by JapanLA Clothing Co

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty by JapanLA Clothing Co

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty Sprinkle Donuts Ruffle Collar Dress ($99) — so sweet and girly! The pattern features Kitty-chan + Homer + donuts + sprinkles… Can’t really go wrong with that combo.

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty by JapanLA Clothing Co

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty by JapanLA Clothing Co

The Simpsons x Hello Kitty by JapanLA Clothing Co

This über kawaii collection is available in sizes s – xl and prices range from $60 – $99. Available at JapanLA, Japanla.com, select Sanrio Boutiques and Sanrio.com.

Hello Kitty Pet Products at PetSmart!

In honor of Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary, PetSmart has launched a new line of Hello Kitty pet products! The line of products includes kawaii apparel, accessories and toys. Now your pets can be just as kittified as you. =^_^=

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Here is a Hello Kitty teether dog toy. There is also a squeaker inside for added fun. I know this is a “pet” toy but I think babies would have fun with this too… Am I wrong for thinking this way? The plush seems well made — I have not tested it out by chewing on it but I plan on giving this to my Banana’s doggie Shadow (a huge German Shepherd)… I wonder if he will destroy it. X_x

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Here is another god toy — Kitty-chan has a big head and skinny body. The head has a squeaker inside! ^_^

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Here is another Hello Kitty dog toy — this one is just her head. I feel like this one’s squeaker sounds a bit louder.

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Here is a Hello Kitty flattie dog toy.

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It has crinkle paper inside so it makes that noise!

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Hair bows for dogs… Again something that could be cute in your baby girl’s hair! ^_^

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This is the cutest dog hat ever! It comes in one size so it might be a bit large or snug on your pet.

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Here is the back view — there are two holes for the ears…

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How cute are these dog clothing!? This will definitely kittify your pet!

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This striped ensemble comes with a hood and faux pockets with Kitty sitting inside one of them. Kawaii, neh? There is also the ruffle detail and Kitty’s red bow appliquéd on there.

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This is a cute black top with Hello Kitty face printed in metallic rainbow foil and also features a pink ribbed neck binding to give it that extra kittilicious-ness.

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Something for the super princess dog… Your pet will look pretty in pink in this number. This is definitely a party outfit! It has Hello Kitty’s face screenprinted and there are sparkles on the tulle and Kitty’s 3d bow is made of a hot pink satin-like material. So cute! *___*

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How cute is this woven label?

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Here’s a closer look at the apparel size chart…

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The Hello Kitty line of pet products is currently available at PetSmart. The prices are competitive and range from $2.97 – $19.99. Check your local PetSmart or shop online to kittify your pet! <3

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Back-2-School Collection

A new tokidoki x Hello Kitty collection has arrived — and just in time for back-2-school season (although the Sanrio online store refers to it as “Reunion”)… As the previous seasons, this collection is SUPERCUTE! =^_^=

The artwork features one of tokidoki’s most iconic patterns remixed with just enough Hello Kitty cuteness to keep a Junkie like me in LOVE! Kitty-chan is dressed up in some cute outfits: Cactus Friend, Kaiju, Mozzarella, Donutella, Skeletrino, Macchiato (pink leopard)… Simone Legno even introduced Hello Kitty as a boxer with black eye (purple) and robot.

This collection boasts tons of cuteness in a pretty nice assortment of merch ranging from $16 – $120 USD.

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Tote Bag: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Tote Bag: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Tote Bag: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Satchel: Reunion

okidoki x Hello Kitty Satchel: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Satchel: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Backpack: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Backpack: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Backpack: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Crossbody Bag: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Crossbody Bag: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Crossbody Bag: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Overnight Bag: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Overnight Bag: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Overnight Bag: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Overnight Bag: Reunion

Below are sizing references of the bags:

tokidoki x Hello Kitty BTS 2014 Collection

tokidoki x Hello Kitty BTS 2014 Collection

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Kisslock Wallet: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Kisslock Wallet: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Wristlet: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Wristlet: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Wristlet: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Wristlet: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Cosmetic Bag: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Cosmetic Bag: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Cosmetic Bag: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Metal Lunch Box: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Metal Lunch Box: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Metal Lunch Box: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Coin Bank: Super

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Coin Bank: Super

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Coin Bank: Super

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Coin Bank: Boxer

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Coin Bank: Boxer

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Coin Bank: Boxer

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Coin Bank: Kaiju

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Coin Bank: Kaiju

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Coin Bank: Kaiju

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Cushion: Leopard

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Cushion: Leopard

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8″ Plush: Leopard

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8" Plush: Leopard

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8" Plush: Leopard

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8″ Plush: Mozzarella

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8" Plush: Mozzarella

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8" Plush: Mozzarella

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8″ Plush: Skeletrino

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8" Plush: Skeletrino

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8" Plush: Skeletrino

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8″ Plush: Kaiju

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8" Plush: Kaiju

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8" Plush: Kaiju

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8″ Plush: Robot

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8" Plush: Robot

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8" Plush: Robot

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8″ Plush: Boxer

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8" Plush: Boxer

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 8" Plush: Boxer

Hang tags double as stickers on the plushes!

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Plush Hang Tag Stickers

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 14oz Ceramic Mug: Cactus

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 14oz Ceramic Mug: Cactus

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Notebook: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Notebook: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Notebook: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Notebook: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 36 Color Twist Crayon Set: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty 36 Color Twist Crayon Set: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Deluxe Pencil Case: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Deluxe Pencil Case: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Deluxe Pencil Case: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Deluxe Pencil Case: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Adult Watch: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Adult Watch: Reunion

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Adult Watch: Reunion

There are also a few t-shirts that were premiered at the tokidoki booth at SDCC — now available online.

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Women’s Tee: KO

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Women's Tee: KO

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Women’s Tee: Super

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Women's Tee: Super

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Men’s Tee: KO

tokidoki x Hello Kitty Men's Tee: KO

If you plan to order online, check out the gift with purchase — free kawaii lanyard with $50 purchase. The lanyard is selected at random — but let’s face it, they are all so adorable!

tokidoki x Hello Kitty FREE LANYARD w/ $50 purchase on Sanrio.com

The tokidoki x Hello Kitty collection is now available at select Sanrio Boutiques, Sanrio.com… And coming soon to tokidoki.it and tokidoki Melrose store!

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Sanrio Partners with Japanese American National Museum for First Ever Hello Kitty Museum Exhibition in North America

Sanrio Partners with Japanese American National Museum for First Ever Hello Kitty Museum Exhibition in North America

More info about the HELLO! Exploring the supercute world of HELLO KITTY at JANM! Offical press release is below:

Sanrio, the global lifestyle brand best known for Hello Kitty, has partnered with the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) to present Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, a first-of-its-kind museum exhibition in honor of Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary.  Opening October 11th and on view through April 26th, 2015, Hello! will explore the phenomenon and evolution of Hello Kitty through an extensive product retrospective featuring rare, unique and vintage pieces from Sanrio’s archives that embody the company’s mission of fostering and sharing happiness, friendship and fun, and an art exhibit featuring 40 mixed-media works by contemporary artists. Workshops, lectures, and panel discussions will be offered during the run of the exhibition.

“Hello Kitty is a beloved icon, both within the Japanese American community and globally. JANM is delighted to partner with Sanrio to share her fascinating story in the form of an exhibition and its catalog,” said Greg Kimura, President and CEO of JANM.  “The exhibition itself is going to be a blockbuster, with hundreds of sensational historical artifacts plus multi-media works by outstanding contemporary artists who have been inspired by Hello Kitty. It’s designed to appeal to Hello Kitty fans of all ages and we look forward to sharing Hello Kitty’s story with the world.”

The exhibition’s combination of a product-based historical and sociological examination with a curated installation of contemporary works will offer opportunities for the public to explore Hello Kitty’s role in bridging Japanese and American cultures in the U.S. as well as her influence on contemporary art. The unique perspective of Hello Kitty’s evolution and brand legacy will also offer insight into fans’ emotional connection to the global icon.

“Since her debut on a small vinyl coin purse in Japan, Hello Kitty has become a global icon embraced by fans of all ages,” said Janet Hsu, President and COO of Sanrio.  “We celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th milestone anniversary with this first of its kind museum exhibition at JANM exploring her Japanese heritage, her impact on American culture over the last 40 years and her unique ability to connect with fans on many levels. This multi-dimensional exhibition brings the essence of Hello Kitty to life as we share her message of friendship and community with fans. ”

The exhibition will be co-curated by Dr. Christine Yano, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of pop culture-inspired boutique JapanLA. Yano will curate the retrospective component of the exhibition to feature rare and iconic artifacts from Sanrio’s archives.  Artifacts including a variety of plush spanning a 40 year timeline, Hello Kitty’s first telephone, stationery items and many more vintage products from the 1970s and 1980s will be on display along with more contemporary objects such as the one-of-a-kind Hello Kitty dress worn by Lady Gaga, diamond jewelry and a Hello Kitty talking robot, allowing fans to connect to Hello Kitty’s history and view her evolution as a true cultural ambassador. Jamie Rivadeneira will curate the exhibition’s art component, bringing in a selection of mixed media works that demonstrate Hello Kitty’s influence on contemporary art. A diverse list of artists, including Audrey Kawasaki, Brandi Milne, Gary Baseman, Kazuki Takamatsu, kozyndan, Osamu Watanabe, and Simone Legno for tokidoki, will be featured in the exhibition.

“When I began doing research on Hello Kitty in 1998, I approached it as a cultural anthropologist trying to make sense of the phenomenon,” said Dr. Yano.  “In the process of interviewing fans, critics, artists, and Sanrio people, I came to appreciate the cleverness with which she has been created and sustained, as well as the wide variety of meanings given her. My hope is that the exhibition will capture the wide range of not only products, but also some of the emotional and aesthetic reactions to the products.  These are ‘omigod’ moments of Hello Kitty inciting laughter, astonishment, affection, and maybe even dismay.”

“The art portion of the exhibition shows how Hello Kitty fits into any world to add cuteness,” said Ms. Rivadeneira. “Her simple design makes the perfect canvas for artists to interpret her through their unique style.  Several different mediums, including sculpture, paint, ink, ceramics, animation, plush, photography, and wood were used to show that Hello Kitty can be interpreted in many ways without ever losing her core essence. Hello Kitty interpreted in art evokes a sense of nostalgia for people of all ages.”

In addition to the exhibition’s historical exploration and art installation, several interactive workshops, lectures and panel discussions will be offered to further examine Hello Kitty’s cultural impact and how her message of happiness, friendship and fun has resonated around the world.  Sushi-making classes, artist panels, and special screenings are just a few programs that will give the public further opportunities to engage with the exhibition and the expansive world of Hello Kitty.

To commemorate the collaboration between Sanrio and JANM and pay tribute to Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary, JANM will produce a catalogue highlighting the art and artifacts from the exhibition. It will serve as both an overall guide for the exhibition and a collectible souvenir for fans to purchase from the JANM store. Other special Hello Kitty products exclusive to the exhibition will also be available for purchase at the museum store, including Hello Kitty and JANM co-branded items such as plush, bobble heads, tote bags, t-shirts, and other collectibles.

The exhibition is a specially ticketed event at JANM. Tickets for Hello! at JANM are available to JANM members beginning August 18th and for the general public beginning September 29th. Visit janm.org/hellokitty for further details and to obtain tickets.

Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty is a key element among several events and collaborations celebrating Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary, including Hello Kitty Con 2014, the first-ever Hello Kitty fan convention in partnership with Target at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA running October 30th – November 2nd. Fans can purchase their tickets for Hello Kitty Con 2014 now at http://www.sanrio.com/hellokittycon-tickets/; Hello Kitty Con 2014 ticket holders will also have same-day access to the museum exhibition at JANM located next door to MOCA.  Unique collaborations with a diverse list of brands, new product releases, and Hello Kitty appearances around the globe to promote the Share a Hug with Hello Kitty! campaign will round out the year of festivities.  Further details and updates on Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary celebration can be found at http://www.sanrio.com/hellokitty40th/.

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

I was browsing UNIQLO‘s site a while ago and saw some cute printed t-shirts featuring Hello Kitty and her adorable Sanrio buddies: My Melody, Little Twin Stars and Patty & Jimmy.

I really like the two UNIQLO t-shirts I own. The fabric feels very soft and comfy on, I like the fit and the printing quality is really good — especially at a price point of $20 USD.

From the current offerings, I love the sleeveless tunics the most. Each of the tops retails for $19.90 USD and you can order online! =^_^=

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Girls Sanrio underwear (3 pack) are on sale for $3.90!

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

Hello Kitty and Friends on UNIQLO Printed T-Shirts

For more cuteness, check out Sanrio Printed T-Shirts at UNIQLO.

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Hello Kitty x Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

I was lucky enough to make it to the Dodgers‘ Opening Day a couple of weeks ago — and what’s a trip to Dodger Stadium without Hello Kitty x Dodgers souvenirs!? Here are some stadium exclusives I have added for my kittilicious collection.

Sanrio Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

I love the Hello Kitty x Dodgers glasses — gotta represent with the blue! These are available for $28 inside the stadium stores or online for $24.99.

Sanrio Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

Supercute!

Sanrio Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

And LA Dodgers branded on the sides.

Sanrio Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

Cute hang tag with Kitty-chan sporting pink baseball gear.

Sanrio Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

Hello Kitty plush keycahin is so cute! It is available for $28.

Sanrio Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

Kitty-chan is about 5″ tall.

Sanrio Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

How cute is she with her tail sticking out of her Dodgers uniform?

Sanrio Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

Her eyes and nose are plastic… Red felt bow… Blue Dodgers cap with white LA logo… And a printed Dodgers uniform…

Sanrio Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

Sanrio Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

Hello Kitty x Dodgers adjustable cap is too cute! This is available for $38 at the stadium stores or $33.99 online.

Sanrio Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

Hello Kitty is embroidered in white with her little bow on the side.

Sanrio Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

My head is pretty large — but this hat is incredibly adorable… And kind of a *MUST-HAVE*!

Sanrio Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

Hello Kitty Royal Tee is available at the stadium stores for $36. The design on the front features Hello Kitty thinking about the Dodgers.

Sanrio Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

I think the size runs a little big. This is a fitted shirt and I am wearing a medium (I usually wear large t-shirts).

Sanrio Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Stadium Exclusives

So much cuteness! Make sure to check out your team’s stadium for your team’s special products — or you can browse the MLB online shop!

Don’t forget to follow me @hellokittyjunkie on IG, @helloktjunkie on Twitter and like Hello Kitty Junkies on FB for more frequent updates! =^_^=

Sanrio Announces Expanded Relationship with MLB

Springtime means the baseball season is just about to get going… And for all the Junkies who adored the Hello Kitty x Dodgers partnership (which started a little while ago) — you are in luck! We will continue to get even more super cute merch and special kittilicious promo nights (mark your calendars for June 3rd and July 10th).

For all the Junkies who root for other teams — you are in luck too! Kitty-chan will be teaming up with ALL 30 MLB teams! Yippee! Let the cutest baseball season begin!

Sanrio Expands Relationship with MLB Properties for 2014 Season

Sanrio Expands Relationship with MLB Properties for 2014 Season

Sanrio Expands Relationship with MLB Properties for 2014 Season

Check out the official press release below:

Sanrio, Inc., best known for global pop icon Hello Kitty, has expanded its Major League Baseball-themed collection for the 2014 baseball season to highlight all 30 MLB teams. The expanded collaboration, which will build upon the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres themed collections introduced in 2013, will launch on Opening Day and bring a wide offering of MLB-themed Hello Kitty merchandise to baseball fans across the country.

Beginning on Opening Day of the 2014 season, MLB-themed Hello Kitty products will be available at the in-stadium stores of all 30 MLB teams, select mass retailers, sporting good and specialty stores and MLB.com.  Merchandise will include a variety of souvenirs and fan accessories, from collectible Hello Kitty team baseballs, pins, key chains, magnets and plush, to cell phone covers, bags, throws and much more, with MLB-themed apparel also available. Select items will be available later this Spring at Sanrio.com and select Sanrio Boutique Stores.

“Major League Baseball and Hello Kitty both have an avid, passionate fan base,” said David Marchi, Sr. Director of Brand Management and Marketing at Sanrio, Inc. “Our new relationship with MLB offers fans a wide selection of products and invites them to show their team spirit as well as their love for Hello Kitty.”

“Season after season, we look for new and creative ways to expand our offerings to reach specific fans, so teaming up with an iconic brand like Hello Kitty gives our fans a fun new way to support their favorite team,” said Howard Smith, Senior Vice President, Licensing, Major League Baseball.  “The Hello Kitty brand appeals to a younger audience in a way that we’ve never done before, targeting a teen and tween based female demographic with a full lineup of offerings spanning from souvenirs to merchandise just in time for the start of the 2014 season.”

Stemming from the overwhelming popularity of the Hello Kitty promotions at Dodger Stadium in 2012 and 2013, Hello Kitty will make additional special game time appearances with the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and New York Yankees this season, with potential for additional appearances with participating teams. A limited number of Hello Kitty gifts will be available on a first come, first served basis with a purchase of a game ticket. Special appearances and promotions for each stadium are scheduled for:

  • Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium – June 3rdHello Kitty mini bobble head gift
  • San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park – June 8thHello Kitty plush gift
  • Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium – July 10thHello Kitty travel mug gift
  • New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium – August 24thHello Kitty bobble head gift

About Sanrio
Sanrio is the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty, who celebrates her 40th Anniversary this year. Home to many endearing characters including ChococatMy MelodyBadtz-Maru and Keroppi, Sanrio was founded on the ‘small gift, big smile’ philosophy – that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique products and experiences.  Today, more than 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are available in over 70 countries and upwards of 15,000 U.S. retail locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 80 Sanrio boutiques. For more information please visit www.sanrio.com and www.facebook.com/hellokitty

About Major League Baseball Properties
The Major League Baseball Clubs formed Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) in 1966 as the Clubs’ agent for marketing and trademark licensing and protection. Major League Baseball Properties is responsible for managing consumer licensing activities, developing national advertising campaigns, cultivating sponsorship opportunities with major consumer brands and corporations, growing the game and the business of baseball outside the United States and creating national marketing programs in conjunction with Clubs, broadcast rights holders and national sponsors. MLBP also operates a full-service video and audio production unit (Major League Baseball Productions), a publishing division and stock photo licensing agency, and manages logistics for the All-Star Game and World Series as well as all other special events. For more information on Major League Baseball, log on to www.MLB.com.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection is Almost Here!

Sanrio and tokidoki (my two all-time fave brands in the whole wide world) have teamed up for a brand spankin’ new limited edition collection! It’s more than just a fun design, this collaboration features a mix of both Sanrio and tokidoki characters. The lineup includes a variety of bags, suitcases, an assortment plushes, t-shirts, coin banks and much more!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection Preview

It is the first collection of such a wide range of products to choose from available in U.S. that shines light not only on Kitty-chan + tokidoki characters (SANDy, Donutella, Dolce, Caramelo, Bambu, Sunny Day), but Kitty-chan’s Sanrio buddies too: Keroppi, Tuxedosam, Badtz Maru, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Cinnamoroll, Pom Pom Purin, Kuromi… I hope I am not forgetting any cuties… Hangyodon! How dare I forget! o___O

It is true, Simone Legno has worked with other Sanrio Characters — remember Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary? But, this collection introduces way more product assortment…

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection Preview

Anyway, the artwork and design… I have seen the merch in person and it is SO FREAKIN’ KAWAII! It was hard for me to hold my tears in… Yes, *THAT CUTE*! :’) If any of my fellow Junkies know me — they understand how true that statement is! Back to the design… Simone and the Sanrio designers are too good at making things über cute!

The official launch is coming very very VERY SOON! *cross your fingers*

However, if you are a true Junkie, you have already started looking for pictures online since this limited edition collection was first announced on Sanrio.com!

Here are some lovely photos of the products — straight from Simone’s IG

Instagram @simonelegno image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Another sneak peek from tokidoki’s IG:

Instagram @tokidokibrand image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

And some of my fave kawaii stores already have their stock in-store, like JapanLA:

Instagram @japanla image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @japanla image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @japanla image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @japanla image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @japanla image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Don’t forget about Sanrio JVP (my ultimate fave Kitty spot):

Instagram @sanriojapanesevillage image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @sanriojapanesevillage image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @sanriojapanesevillage image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @sanriojapanesevillage image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @sanriojapanesevillage image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @sanriojapanesevillage image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Instagram @sanriojapanesevillage image of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

Also, Sanrio JVP has an in-store promo going on! Check with your local Sanrio Boutique — they may have a similar in-store promo as well!

Free tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Reusable tote promo on Sanrio JVP's Facebook page

The collection has been rolling out in select stores since last week. This adorably kawaii limited edition collection will be available online at Sanrio.com and tokidoki.it so keep checking the sites — you know I will be all over them! @___@

In the meantime, I wonder what my fellow Junkies are in love with… Are there certain products that instantly caught your eye and it’s a done deal — you *MUST HAVE* them in your life!? What are they?

So far, on my wish list… Pretty much everything! But the things I was drooling over last week (yup, I’m still a sucker for sweet and cuddly plushes and collectible vinyl figures):

@hellokittyjunkie on Instagram picture of tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection

If you’re on Instagram, don’t forget to check me out @hellokittyjunkie on IG as I promise to post a screenshot as soon as I see the products go live! =^_^=

UNIQLO Has New Hello Kitty Apparel

I was checking out UNIQLO’s site and noticed new Hello Kitty printed t-shirts (yes, there are a few that feature the Little Twin Stars and My Melody)! Guess what else I noticed? UNIQLO now lets users shop online — so you do not need to go to UNIQLO to pick up these kawaii tops! This is great mostly for a lot of Junkies who are not in NY or San Francisco!

These short sleeve puff t-shirts are 100% cotton and retail for $19.90 USD and you will be happy to know that UNIQLO will donate a portion of the proceeds from all UT Sanrio merchandise to the United Nations Population Fund, via the Hellosmile Project.

Here are the latest styles…

UNIQLO Women Sanrio Short Puff Sleeve T-Shirt

UNIQLO Women Sanrio Short Puff Sleeve T-Shirt

UNIQLO Women Sanrio Short Puff Sleeve T-Shirt

UNIQLO Women Sanrio Short Puff Sleeve T-Shirt

UNIQLO Women Sanrio Short Puff Sleeve T-Shirt

UNIQLO Women Sanrio Short Puff Sleeve T-Shirt

UNIQLO Women Sanrio Short Puff Sleeve T-Shirt

UNIQLO Women Sanrio Short Puff Sleeve T-Shirt

UNIQLO Women Sanrio Short Puff Sleeve T-Shirt

UNIQLO Women Sanrio Short Puff Sleeve T-Shirt

UNIQLO Women Sanrio Short Puff Sleeve T-Shirt

UNIQLO Women Sanrio Short Puff Sleeve T-Shirt

One last piece of good news: there are some sale items! @____@

UNIQLO Women Sanrio 3/4 Sleeve Graphic T-Shirt

So many kawaii styles to choose from! @___@