Hello Kitty Seasons for Wii

Waaa! Kawaii, neh!? I am sure many of you already know about the new Hello Kitty game for Wii, but did you get to view the trailer yet!? It is too much cuteness (I had to watch it a few times already)… @___@

Looks like a very cute game to play with your friends — I am already planning on taking the game over to my (non-Hello Kitty) friends Joy AND Jessica’s place so we can play together! n___n

Here is the official press release:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: The highly-anticipated Hello Kitty® Seasons is available in North America. Brought to you by Sanrio Digital and video game publisher Zoo Entertainment, Inc (NASDAQ: ZOOG), Hello Kitty Seasons is the first-ever Hello Kitty title for Nintendo Wii™, featuring fun and innovative gameplay that changes with the turning of the seasons. Whether diving into spring cleaning, dishing up ice cream to friends in hot summer weather, picking pumpkins during the brisk fall harvest or keeping friends warm with hot cocoa in the chilly winter, each new season brings a unique look and fresh challenges to Hello Kitty fans.

“Hello Kitty Seasons brings Sanrio Digital into the next phase of Hello Kitty’s video gaming legacy,” said Robert Ferrari, vice president of publishing and business development, Sanrio Digital. “We’re continuing to move into new gaming territories, and as the first Hello Kitty game for the Nintendo Wii, this is an exciting step in a new direction for us and our fans.”

Hello Kitty Seasons is the latest adventure for Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters. Players take part in an adventure through which they help develop a whimsical, colorful village while participating in exciting quests while the seasons change right before their eyes. Hello Kitty fans of all ages can unlock items to customize their avatar, upgrade their town and collect in-game items including clothing and accessories as they progress through the game. Players will be guided on missions and minigames by beloved Sanrio® characters including Hello Kitty®, My Melody®, Keroppi®, Badtz-Maru®, Little Twin Stars®, Chococat® and others.

“As many of Hello Kitty’s fans love to play games on the Nintendo Wii, we’re proud to play a part in bringing this unparalleled interactive experience to consumers in partnership with Sanrio Digital,” said Mark Seremet, CEO, Zoo Games. “Hello Kitty Seasons puts fans into the magical realm of Sanrio to play a number of beloved outdoor activities. The creative mini-games featured in Hello Kitty Seasons may even inspire new seasonal traditions for families and friends.”

Rated “E” for Everyone, Hello Kitty Seasons is available at retailers across the U.S. and Canada for Nintendo Wii with a MSRP of $29.99…

This is for sure on my Holiday wish list this year! The best deal I was able to scope out online was Hello Kitty Seasons for Wii on Amazon which is currently available at $28.99 AND this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.

If anybody has played this game already, please let me know how much you like it! Leave me a comment, message me on Hello Kitty Junkies, send me a tweet, post on the FB wall, whatever you like! n_~

Small Gift Mobile Pop-Up Shop Tour Times & Dates

Yayayaya! Found this info via Lauren (dang girlie — you are too fast!) via Sanrio’s FB page… @____@

Who wants to meet up with me at the LA location!? *____* Pretty pleeease!

Kitty-lujah!!! Small Gift Truck sneak peek! I was stressing out over what this pop up shop looked like in real life! *It’s a Hello Kitty Junkie thing* n_~ And I am loving that wrap on the truck!!! Kawaii, neh!? Hmmm… I wonder if Sanrio would wrap *Bianca* (my Honda Accord) in the 50th Anniversary Kitty-chan + friends graphic! Yes, I know… *Wishful thinking* but a girl can dream, right!??? Ok, enough typing, check out the dates and times below and make sure you mark your calendars!

The Small Gift Mobile Pop-Up Shop will be traveling across the country and spreading smiles along the way. We hope to see you there!

10/23: San Francisco, Justin Herman Plaza, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

10/24: San Francisco, Pier 39, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

10/28: Portland, Pioneer Courthouse Square, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

10/30 & 10/31: Seattle, Seattle Center near the fountain, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11/4: Sacramento, Westfield Downtown Plaza, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11/6: San Diego, University Town Center, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11/7: Orange County, The District at Tustin Legacy, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11/11: Los Angeles

11/13 & 11/14: Las Vegas, Town Square Mall, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11/16: Tempe, AZ, Mill Ave., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11/19: Austin, Toy Joy Party, across form Toy Joy, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

11/21: New Orleans, Riverwalk at the Canal Street Entrance, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11/26 to 11/28: Atlanta, Atlantic Station, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

12/2: Miami, (stay tuned for location info!)

12/10: New York City (stay tuned for location info!)

July Wallpapers by Hello Kitty Junkie

For the month of July, I thought about monkeyin’ around a little bit with Chi Chai Monchan and Kitty-chan! Hope you enjoy! n_~

Make sure to check out the Downloads section for my latest Kitty-chan fan art! And yes, I created matching iPhone and Blackberry wallpapers too! *___*

Hello Kitty on Tappit

There is a new iPhone/iPod Touch app in town — Hello Kitty on Tappit By Digital_Garage.

“Hello Kitty on Tappit” makes using Twitter extra fun with its design featuring the much-beloved Hello Kitty. A major feature of this Twitter client is the capability of adding official Sanrio Hello Kitty decoration images to tweets. When viewed from any Tappit client the “deco-images” are displayed inline along with the tweet text. Users of other 3rd party Twitter clients or the Twitter website will be able to view the deco-images by clicking the embedded links. Forty different deco-images are included in the application so you can choose whatever matches your mood. The look and feel of the interface can also be customized by choosing between three different professionally designed Hello Kitty skins.

If you are a Hello Kitty Junkie on Twitter, you will prolly drop the $3.99 for this app on iTunes… And if you do purchase, I *totally* expect a kawaii graphic from *YOU*! I am @helloktjunkie btw… n_~

It does support both English and Japanese…

Kawaii, neh!? n_n

Kudos to my buddy Charles for sending me the mashable link! n_n

Sanrio 50th Anniversary Survey Results

At the end of last month, I conducted a little survey and wanted to share my findings in an infographic put together by *yours truly*. n_~ I am a Graphic Designer so it is pretty important for me to look at data and any kind of information in a visual way… Or else, it usually does not make much sense to me. Also, I have been super inspired by beautiful infographics and data visualizations lately! *__*

Make sure you click on the image below for full size… And, you know, to view this in all its kawaii kittilicious glory! n_~

Thanks again to everyone who participated! xoxo <3

Hello Kitty Junkie Wallpapers Are Back!

Well, at least for the month of February… ~_~ I finally got around to making a new desktop wallpaper and just wanted to share with my Hello Kitty Junkies… I also have a matching iPhone wallpaper — I am already using them and I hope you will too! n_~

My Hello Wars Stickers Came!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted Hello Kitty x Star Wars and pretty much immediately after consulting with some certified Hello Kitty Junkies, I placed an order. So when my buddy Gaby got her Hello Wars stickers in, I was a bit *jelly* and green with kitty-envy… That is, until I went outside and checked my mailbox. Yesss! I got my stickers in the mail too! These are sooo kawaii. I ordered the sticker packs and randomly got an equal amount of each design… So I have three sets: one to keep forever and ever, another to actually use and maybe a set to share with a friend! Which is very awesome, right? ^_~

Hello Wars Stickers

Storm Kitty is still my favorite…

Storm Kitty Sticker

Hello Wars Stickers

Now for the hard part… Where shall I stick them?

And one more thing… As I was writing this post, I wanted to link back to Hello Wars… But it has changed a considerable amount, i.e. there is no store. o_O Maybe Lucasfilms and Sanrio gave them a cease and desist order? I guess I will have to keep checking back to see if anything changes…

July 2009 Hello Kitty Junkie Wallpaper

Happy July! The weather has been heating up in the Valley lately… Time to hang out at the pool… n_n (click the image for full size)…

Hello Kitty Junkie July Life Saver Calendar Wallpaper

Matching wallpaper for my iPhone – Hello Kitty Junkie Life Saver 2009.

Hello Kitty x Star Wars

What happens when you mix Hello Kitty and Star Wars? Hello Wars. A Star Wars Hello Kitty Mash-Up Site… I stumbled across this earlier tonight and went, “Awwwwww! Kawaii!!!” How cute are these illustrations!? The designer did an awesome job! ^_^ I have actually seen the graphics before, but I did not know where to buy them… Until now!

These are limited series die-cut, water resistant and glossy vinyl stickers that measure about 3 x 3 inches… And it costs $1 USD per sticker (or you can buy the sticker set which is $10 for 12 randomly selected stickers)… And they ship outside of the U.S.

Hello Wars. A Star Wars Hello Kitty Mash-Up Site

Hello Wars Sticker Set

Hello Wars Sticker Set

My favorite one is Storm Kitty! I like Darth Kitty too (but there was no sticker available *sad*)…

Hello Wars Storm Kitty

Hello Wars Boba Kitty

Hello Wars C3KO

Hello Wars R2K2

And for some reason, I cannot stop smiling when I look at Chew Kitty! hehehe! ^_^

Hello Wars Chew Kitty

I am thinking about buying some stickers (ok, all the stickers)… They are just too cute not to! o_O I want them all!

Oh! Make sure to click on the downloads so you can get some cool Hello Wars buddy icons! ^_~

Hello Wars Downloads -- Buddy Icons