Looks like we will be able to get our hands on some KISS x Hello Kitty merch
very soon NOW! Yayayayayayay! As some Junkies already know, there have been a few things released before the official Fall launch (a couple of T’s at Hot Topic and some accessories from Claire’s)…
But looks like there is more to come with something-for-everyone selection of bags, jewelry, stationery, plush and of course, more must-have rocker Hello Kitty x KISS t-shirt!!! What tops my wish list? Well, I do have my hands on some small sized plush… My next loves from this collection are the POP vinyl figures! For me — a definite MUST-HAVE! ^___^
Kawaii apparel from Mighty Fine… And the two teaser T’s from Hot Topic…
Here is the official press release:
Introducing KISS x Hello Kitty Two Unlikely Partners Rock Out in a Fun New Collaboration
“The hottest band in the world” meets the queen of supercute when iconic rock band KISS headlines with Sanrio Inc. and global icon Hello Kitty for an unexpectedly cute collaboration. The Hello Kitty x KISS collection offers a mix of co-branded products that will appeal to fans of all ages, and will make its premiere in retail outlets nationwide in October, 2012.
“KISS and Hello Kitty Rocks. Over the past 40 years we have watched proudly as The KISS Army has crossed and come to include all generations and demographics. This co-branding is trailblazing and we have all been very excited about the collaboration of our 2 iconic brands from the beginning,” said Paul Stanley lead singer and co-founder of KISS.
“The collaboration between two very different iconic brands offers something unique an unexpected for fans of KISS and Hello Kitty”, says Janet Hsu, COO of Sanrio, Inc. “This is a collection of two unique and timeless icons that appeals to fans of all ages.
The ‘70s-era ‘classic’ KISS retro collection is ablaze with unexpected fun, including Hello Kitty taking on the classic KISS profiles. The younger set will love the supercute styling of the t-shirts and accessories, while adults will find the nostalgia pulling on their inner guitar strings. Two rock star Hello Kitty x KISS t-shirt designs have been in Hot Topic stores and online since April as a teaser for the Fall collection launch which will include a something-for-everyone selection of bags, jewelry, stationery, plush and of course, more must-have rocker Hello Kitty x KISS t-shirts.
Two overarching themes will include “Rock ‘N’ Roll / Rock Mood,” and “1976 destroyer / Street Mood.” Each collection will be available at specialty retailers, including Hot Topic, and Claire’s, Sanrio.com and select Sanrio boutique stores.
The fun and quirky collaboration synchs with both KISS and Sanrio’s other buzz-worthy brand pairings, taking partnerships to the next level with a brand mash-up that will have crossover collector appeal.
Thank you Cinthya. n_n