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!

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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.

New Hello Kitty Products at Sanrio Expo in Tokyo

Vanie from Native Union traveled to Japan and went to the Sanrio Expo in Tokyo! Sanrio Expo is a bi-yearly event show room displaying Sanrio’s upcoming new products. She was kind enough to share the photos — and of course, I must share the cuteness with my Junkies!

Btw, some Junkies have inquired about the Hello Kitty POP collection pack… This collection pack is actually a special edition designed for Hello Kitty in Oz 2012 event in Hong Kong. There are only 1,000 special edition packs and they are still available for purchase here.

Back to the kittitastic photos from the Sanrio Expo in Tokyo… ^__^

Thank you Vanie! n___n

Kittitastic September Events: Dodgers Game, Yuko Yamaguchi, Paper Artist & Project Playhouse

Wow! The beginning of September is a very busy time for Hello Kitty fans in the LA/OC area!

Here is a list of things going on:

  1. Dodgers game — Hello Kitty tote bag giveaway
  2. Yuko Yamaguchi signing at Sanrio South Coast Plaza
  3. Nail Deco + Hello Kitty at Sanrio Japanese Village Plaza *my fave Sanrio*
  4. Hello Kitty Playhouse installation at South Coast Plaza

The Hello Kitty tote bag giveaway is on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 7:10pm — get tickets here.

Yuko Yamaguchi a.k.a. “Kitty Mama” will make an appearance at Sanrio South Coast Plaza

Friday, September 7th

2:00pm-4:00 pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm

  • Personal autograph and photo with Ms. Yuko Yamaguchi with a $30 purchase!*
  • Free Red Bow Ring Origami with a $30 purchase. Created by Japanese paper artist Kazuya Tsukimori.
  • Hand made Sanrio character origami by Kazuya Tsukimori. $20 per piece.

Saturday, September 8th

1:00pm-3:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm

  • Personal autograph and photo with Ms. Yuko Yamaguchi with a $30 purchase!*
  • Hello Kitty Nail Decoration! One nail decoration, free with a $30 purchase. Also available for $5.00 per nail.

*Yuko Yamaguchi autographed are limited to the first 20 persons each 2 hour session. Promotions and events subject to change without notice.

Nail Deco + Hello Kitty at Sanrio Japanese Village Plaza *my fave Sanrio*

Friday, September 7th

2:00pm-4:00 pm and 5:00pm-7:00pm

  • Hello Kitty Nail Decoration! One nail decoration, FREE with a $30 purchase. Also available for $5.00 per nail.
  • Photo opportunities with Hello Kitty and free autographed photos!*

Saturday, September 8th

1:00pm-3:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm

  • Free Red Bow Ring Origami with a $30 purchase. Created by Japanese paper artist Kazuya Tsukimori.
  • Hand made Sanrio character origami by Kazuya Tsukimori. $20 per piece.
  • Photo opportunities with Hello Kitty and free autographed photos!*

*Hello Kitty autographed photos, while supplies last. Promotions and events subject to change without notice.

Hello Kitty Playhouse installation at South Coast Plaza (check out the in progress photo of the house)

Something else exciting is the Hello Kitty Playhouse installation at South Coast Plaza. It’s part of Project Playhouse – they auction it and all the $ goes toward building homes for homeless families. Hello Kitty will be featured on one of four playhouses. It’s their 21st year/ http://www.projectplayhouse.org/ It’s two stories, mostly red and white and way upgraded! The exterior landscaping is amazing. It’s open to the public to view from now thru October 8, 2012 — people can see the outside and peak inside thru the dutch doors.

Thanks to Naomi for the info! ^___^

Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Japan Night Tickets Giveaway Winner Is…

A huge kitty-gratulations to…

C.M.!!! He sent an FB screenshot and stated,

I’m an LA sports fan and my nieces love HK. If I won the tickets, they’re going with me. If I don’t win, I will buy the tickets.

  

Thank you to everyone who participated! You can still get your Dodgers tix at http://atmlb.com/GU12mW. Hope you have fun and please take pix and share! n___n

Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Japan Night Tickets Giveaway!

If you don’t already have your tickets to the LA Dodgers game on July 1st a.k.a. Hello Kitty bobble head Japan Night — you still have time to win a set of tickets! n___n

Just like last year, I have one set of four (4) tickets to give away for one of my readers — Yipeee!!!

All you have to do to *WIN* is:

  1. Leave me a comment telling me who you would take
  2. Send me a tweet @helloktjunkie about how adorable the Hello Kitty @Sanrio x @Dodgers bobblehead is
  3. Share this link on your Facebook wall (e-mail me a screenshot at maria{at}hellokittyjunkie.com)

Please make sure to enter by Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 11:59PM PST. (Comments will be closed on Monday).

One winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Monday, June 25, 2012! *Winner* will be contacted via e-mail/twitter/FB.

Good luck my fellow Junkies!!! =n___n=

Hello Kitty Bobblehead Celebrating Dodger Stadium’s Anniversary

Hello Kitty teaming up with the LA Dodgers again!? Yayayayayayay!!! n___n

I *L-O-V-E* this mini bobblehead (photo via HULIQ) — kawaii, neh? And it would be nice to get a group of Junkies together like last year!

Check out the Dodgers press release below:

LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers announced today a partnership with global brand Sanrio® Inc., parent company of Hello Kitty, for the second consecutive year. Due to an overwhelming response to last season’s limited-edition ticket package that included a Hello Kitty Dodgers collectible plush, the club has extended the partnership in 2012. This year’s promotion is a Hello Kitty Mini Bobblehead that will be available to the first 50,000 fans with tickets to the game on Sunday, July 1, 2012 (vs. NYM).

In addition, Hello Kitty and her friend Keroppi® will make a special appearance at the Viva Los Dodgers Day festival held in lot 6 two hours prior to game time and Hello Kitty will also throw the ceremonial first pitch.

Dodger Stadium’s 50th Anniversary presented by State Farm will be celebrated all season. Information on ticket options is available at www.dodgers.com/tickets. Discounted tickets are available for groups of 30 or more. For more information on group tickets, please visitwww.dodgers.com/groups or call (323) 224-1421.

via Los Angeles Dodgers

Gaaa!!! I hope Sanrio + Dodgers can find a good reason to team up every year! Isn’t that an LA Junkie’s dream come true!? n_~

L.A. Dodgers Fan Appreciation Weekend with Hello Kitty and Pals

Yay for L.A. Dodgers Fan Appreciation Weekend!!! I was *totally* looking forward to this weekend since I first ordered my tickets! I attended Friday night’s game with my *crush* — and was super happy hanging out with Kitty-chan that night! Sunday’s game was way awesome since I got to hang out with my fellow Junkies! =n_n=

Here is my Hello Kitty plushie in her Dodgers uniform… Kawaii, neh?

This was the line I had to stand in on Sunday to claim my plushie!

Hanging out with the Junkies… *borrowed* photo from Belle… n_~

Dodgers welcome Sanrio…

Kitty-chan and friends came out during the seventh inning when the crowd sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” Can you see Kitty and co.?

Doesn’t she look cute in her Dodgers’ jersey? And according to Christian, it’s an authentic Dodgers size 48 jersey! @___@

There is the crew making their way off the field…

I met one of my twitter friends *Michelle* a.k.a. @PinataMama! And she was so sweet — she gave me a handmade Hello Kitty piñata! n___n

Michelle creates custom creations for any occasions — check out PinataMama Custom Pinatas on etsy and follow her on tumblr. =n_n=

Closer look at Michelle’s craftiness…

I spent time with my Junkies and the Dodgers won — all in all, it was a good day!

If you haven’t yet, check out Christian’s photos on Flickr! And read Jordan‘s blog post, A Home Run day with Hello Kitty and the Dodgers.

Hello Kitty x LA Dodgers Tickets Giveaway Winner Is…

A big kittitastic congratulations to…

Tiff T! Her screenshot submission of the link she shared on FB was the lucky draw but I noticed she also left a comment! Looks like, Tiff will be enjoying the baseball game with her fiance and BFF’s!

I love the dodgers beeen going since I was 2 years old to the game and I looooveee hello kitty. I would take my fiance, my best friends Ty and Kashawn and me!  😉

I will contact you via e-mail to get your info! @___@

Thank you to everyone who participated! You can still get your Dodgers tix at www.dodgers.com/hellokitty. n_~

Hope to host more giveaways in the near future! n___n