Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

How kawaii are these Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cakes? Looks like Kitty-chan is sharing the Birthday fun with her fave Sanrio buddies in this sweet series.

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

There are eight blind boxes in this series featuring: Hello Kitty, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Tuxedosam, Purin, Cinnamoroll, Badtz Maru and Keroppi!

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

Hello Kitty! They all look kittilicious but this one must be my fave. n_~

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

My Melody

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

Little Twin Stars

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

Tuxedosam

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

Purin

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

Cinnamoroll

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

Badtz Maru

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

Keroppi

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

Mmmm… Can’t get enough of these supercute miniatures! =^_^=

Each blind box costs ¥ 500 JPY or about $4.03 USD and the release date is July 20, 2015.

30th Sanrio Character Ranking

Did you vote for your fave Sanrio Character *Hello Kitty* in Sanrio’s 30th Character Ranking!? The voting period officially began on May 10th. The voting period lasts until June 15th. The results will be announced on June 27th.

30th Sanrio Character Ranking

Hello Kitty is currently in second place, right after My Melody. T___T We have 17 days to get Kitty-chan to the #1 spot! =^_^= I was reading the rankings all wrong! Hello Kitty is actually at #10 right now! x___X Thanks to Acton for pointing that out in the comments.

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Here is the top 10 (edited 06/01/2015):

  1. Shingan Crimsonz (Show by Rock)
  2. Cinnamoroll
  3. Pom Pom Purin
  4. Plasmagica (Show by Rock)
  5. Gudetama
  6. My Melody
  7. Trichronika (Show by Rock)
  8. Tsurezurenaru Ayatsuri Mugenan (Show by Rock)
  9. Little Twin Stars
  10. Hello Kitty (let’s get Kitty-chan to #1!!!)

Make sure to vote here –> Sanrio’s 30th Character Ranking.

Egg Shaped Sanrio Character Plushes

It’s not Easter yet, but have you seen these adorable oval shaped plushes from Sanrio Japan? Hello Kitty and her kawaii buddies make the cutest egg plushes, don’t they? @___@

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These cuties look so soft and cuddly — purrr-fect to just stare at when you have a bad day. n___n

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There are 12 cuties to collect and each one is priced at ¥ 540 JPY or about $4.51 USD. The size is approximately 6 x 6 x 7 cm or 2.36 x 2.36 x 2.76 in… which means they will fit perfect in the palm of your hands! The assortment includes: Kitty-chan, My Melody, Kiki and Lala from Little Twin Stars, Pom Pom Purin, Cinnamoroll, Keroppi, Tuxedosam, Kuromi, My Sweet Piano, Badtz-Maru and Bonbonribbon.

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Waaa! I want to have them *ALL* @___@

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Do you have a fave?

Sanrio Super Sweet Petit Series

Lately, I’ve been a bit obsessed with Disney’s Tsum Tsum (LINE) on my iPhone — it’s just too much cuteness! Then I found out you can actually collect those cuties in a plush form! I was hoping for Sanrio to make a Tsum Tsum for me to play and then collect too!

Well, there is no game for me to play — but I can collect Hello Kitty and her friends in the petit series from Sanrio Japan (hopefully, these make their way to the States)!

Sanrio Japan Petit Series -- Super Sweet Plush

The plushes in the petit series are super soft and fit right in the palm of your hands. ^_^

Sanrio Japan Petit Series -- Super Sweet Plush

In Japan, when you purchase five or more, you get to package them in this gift box. Kawaii, neh?

Sanrio Japan Petit Series -- Super Sweet Plush

There are 11 cuties to collect, including: Hello Kitty, My Melody, Piano-chan, Purin, Keroppi, Tuxedosam, Badtz Maru, Little Twin Stars (Kiki + Lala), Bon Bon Ribbon and Cinnamoroll. The retail price for each is 540 JPY or about $4.99 USD and they are set to be released at the end of this month!

Sanrio Japan Petit Series -- Super Sweet Plush

Sanrio Japan Petit Series -- Super Sweet Plush

Sanrio Japan Petit Series -- Super Sweet Plush

Sanrio Japan Petit Series -- Super Sweet Plush

Sanrio Japan Petit Series -- Super Sweet Plush

Sanrio Japan Petit Series -- Super Sweet Plush

For more kittilicious updates, make sure you’re following @hellokittyjunkie on IG@helloktjunkie on Twitter and like Facebook.com/hellokittyjunkies. =^_^=

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.

Kawaii + kittilicious + kitty updates: @hellokittyjunkie on IG + @helloktjunkie on Twitter + like Hello Kitty Junkies on FB!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: Super Kawaii 5″ Plushes

I added some cute and snuggly 5″ mascot plushes from the tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection to my kittilicious collection.

One of the cutest plushes from this collection is the Hello Kitty dressed up as a Cactus Friend! She is so cute with her tokidoki embroidered details!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

Kitty-chan is so sweet when she is winking! n_~

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

Another fave plush from this collection is Hangyodon dressed up as Donutella. This is such a good mix of cute + silly + sweet! <3

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

Another plush added to my kawaii collection is the one featuring Kiki (one half f the Little Twin Stars) and the mug from the Donutella & Her Sweet Friends family.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

Pom Pom Purin is such a cutie — it does not change when he is dressed up in a Cactus Pups suit either!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

Another Hello Kitty plush! She is dressed up in a white and pink polka dotted Cactus suit! Super duper adorable! ^___^

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

My Melody is also dressed up in a pink Cactus suit… Kawaii, neh?

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

They look very cute keeping each other company…

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

The two pink Cactus suit wearing cuties! ^_^

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

Awww… Pom Pom Purin!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

The plush look great with the collectible figures from this collection too!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

Isn’t it cute and creative how the artwork in this collaboration is interpreted?

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

Donutella is so sweet… And Hangyodon dressed up as Donutella = just as sweet!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

Pom Pom Purin looks adorable in a Cactus Pups suit or a Donutella outfit!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: 5" Plush

Kawaii plushes!! These cuties might still be available at your local Sanrio Boutiques!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: Collectible Figures

As soon I saw the collectible figures from the tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection, I knew these were MUST-HAVE items in my kittilicious collection!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

This collection features 12 different designs… Each figure is about 3in tall and features kawaii design elements from both the tokidoki and Sanrio brands! Also comes in very kawaii packaging — cute for display because these are not blind-boxed… However, these figures are über cute and recommended to be displayed out of the box (I know it gets dusty but the figures are just a little too cute to stay inside the box — hope you agree when you scroll through the pix).

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

Initially, there were only several that I wanted for my collection… But the more I inspected these figures and looked at all the artwork around them… I decided all of them needed to be adopted by me! And just so you know, you cannot tell how cute these really are unless you take them out of the box for a full 360 view! ^_^

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

I guess my love for wanting to collect Hello Kitty figures started when I got my very first Hello Kitty vinyl figure from Urban Outfitters!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

These cuties are similar in size — but the molds to make them are different. If you look closely, you can notice the difference in the bows and the Urban Outfitters version has embossed/debossed eyes, nose and whiskers.

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They are all too adorable!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

Here is more detail of the Cactus Friends x Hello Kitty… Kitty-chan is so cute in her cactus suit, isn’t she? Her red bow has the Adios face detail! There are some tokidoki candies featured on this design. And one of Simone Legno’s fave characters — Bastardino is also placed on the front of this figure.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

I always love tokidoki’s heart and cross bones logo — so genius!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

And tokidoki’s hamburger looks quite silly with the bunny ears, doesn’t it? n_~

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

Here is Kaiju x Hello Kitty! Kawaii, neh? Kitty is dressed up as a purple Kaiju. This is very tokidoki-fied with the pop colors and the Adios star and yellow flash on the front.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

The back showcases Kaiju’s triangles down his spine (what is this called?) and scales… And a cute tokidoki cloud!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

Rawr! ^_^

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

Here is Sprinklette x Hello Kitty! The Sprinklettes are the sweet flowers from tokidoki’s Donutella & Her Sweet Friends.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

So kawaii!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

The back features some fun tokidoki characters — the smiling sun and the tulip with legs!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

Here is Moofia x Badtz-Maru! Yup, Bad Badtz-Maru is dressed up in a Moofia outfit… Adios star and Mou Mou are also placed on the front.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

The back features one of Simone’s latest characters — Bocconcino, the criminally cute cat to join the Moofia gang!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

Here are the Little Twin Stars! Kiki has more of a Cactus Friends theme featuring one of the Unicorno — Pogo… And Lala has more of a Donutella & Her Sweet Friends theme.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

The color palettes on Kiki and Lala are super adorable! And the back design elements are super cute on Lala — Rondine, the blue bird that tokidoki fans love to get inked… partially eaten donut, happy cloud sprinkling sprinkles and Cactus Pup, Timidina.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

Here is Tuxedosam…

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

Simone’s famous diamantes (diamonds) and placed on the back as well as the sweet Donutino!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

One of the loveliest collectible figure is Donutella x Purin! Pom Pom Purin is a pudding dog and that makes perfect sense to mash this figure up with Donutella! Bastardino is placed on the front with the sugar cubes from the Donutella & Her Sweet Friends group of characters.

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Pom Pom Purin has a friend going for the donut on the back!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

The ears look so cute from these 3/4 views…

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

Mmmm… chocolate frosting and rainbow sprinkles! So kittilicious! n___n

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

Here are My Melody and Kuromi! My Mel has a Cactus hoodie on… She also has the heart and cross bones logo and tulip on the front. It looks like Kuromi is mashed up with a bit of SANDy from the Cactus Friends — the hair, cheek and sparkles in the eyes — subtle and kawaii! The mad diamante and a musical note symbol is featured on the front too.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

How cute is My Melody’s sprinkled donut around her tail? n_n

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

The funniest collectible figure has to be Donutella x Hangyodon! It is impossible not to smile when you look at this one! ^_^

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

It’s a creative mix of cute and silly… Isn’t it?

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collectible Figures

Here is Cactus Friend x Cinnamoroll. Cinnamoroll is always a cutie — especially in this cactus suit! And the Unicorno on the front adds a bit of extra cuteness to make this extra sweet!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: Collectible Figures

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: Collectible Figures

tokidoki cloud is so cute! And so is Cinnamoroll’s swirly tail! <3

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: Collectible Figures

This is for sure my army of cuteness… The 2013 version.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: Collectible Figures

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: Collectible Figures

Here are the Cactus Friends mashed up with Sanrio characters…

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: Collectible Figures

It’s really fun how the designs flow throughout the collection. I like how the tulips are featured on a couple of figures.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: Collectible Figures

Here are Donutella & Her Sweet Friends integrated onto the Hello Kitty collectible figures…

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: Collectible Figures

As you can see, the sweets theme made it across a bunch of the Sanrio cuties!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: Collectible Figures

*Sigh* Really lucky to have these adorable figures in my kawaii collection!

If you are still looking for these collectible figures, they retail for $18. It is available, along with the rest of the tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection, at: tokidoki at Melrose and your local Sanrio Boutique/authorized seller. n_~

7-Eleven Hong Kong: Hello Kitty & Friends Hello Party!

It’s that time of year again… 7-Eleven Hong Kong has partnered up with Sanrio for a fun Holiday promotion! Remember last year’s Sanrio x 7-Eleven Hong Kong: Hello Kitty and Friends Sweet Delight?

This time around, the theme looks more like a fancy party! Purrr-fect timing since Hello Kitty will be celebrating her 40th Anniversary in 2014 (which means all the exclusive anniversary items are starting to be introduced right now)!

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

The first series:

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

I am so in love with these cuties! ^___^

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

For the first series, the stamp issuing period is from December 4, 2013 – February 25, 2014. The redemption period is from December 4, 2013 – March 4, 2014 (or most likely while supplies last).

You get your stamp card at 7-Eleven and you receive one stamp upon purchase of HK$20, 2 stamps for HK$30, 3 stamps for HK$40, and so on (with some restrictions like: not including the purchase of cigarettes, services like bill payment, phone card, pre-payment, and some others).

For series one, you must collect 6 stamps plus pay HK$20 in order to redeem one Hello Kitty & Friends Hello Party figurine! As per series two, you must collect 16 stamps to redeem one *FREE* Hello Kitty & Friends Hello Party figurine! These figurines are blind-boxed so you get a surprise each time!

For reference, HK$20 is about $2.58 USD.

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Here is the first series!

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Hello Kitty

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Dear Daniel

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Kuromi

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Keroppi

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Badtz-Maru

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Little Twin Stars

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

My Melody

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Ahiru No Pekkle

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Minna No Tabo

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Monkichi

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Tuxedosam

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Patty & Jimmy

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Here is the second series!

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Dear Daniel

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Hello Kitty

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Kuromi

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Little Twin Stars

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Keroppi

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Cinnamoroll

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Pochacco

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Hangyodon

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Pom Pom Purin

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Minna No Tabo

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Badtz-Maru

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

My Melody

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

Hello Kitty & Friends Hello Party complete set is pictured below. Looks like the first series is available starting on December 4, 2013! The second series will be available starting January 15, 2014! And just like last year, there are some special ones to collect in the in-between time!

7-Eleven Hong Kong Sanrio Holiday 2013 Promotion Hello Party

*Sigh* This collection is too cute! I still wonder if/when the 7-Elevens in the U.S. will run these kind of promotions… Is there a large enough kawaii market for this to be successful in the states? Hmmm… ^___^

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters: Latch Wallet

Are you still deciding what to get from the tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Holiday 2013 Collection? If you are looking for a bag/wallet featuring the adorable pattern that mixes both the tokidoki and Sanrio worlds of cuteness together, then I would highly recommend the tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Latch Wallet!

Let me start by stating that, you cannot really go wrong with any of the other bags in this collection: overnight bag, tote, backpack, crossbody, handbag, wristlet, pouch or suitcase. The reason you cannot go wrong is because the artwork is so gorgeous! The allover pattern is signature Simone Legno — bright and colorful and filled with an overdose of kawaii!

If you happen to be a fan of both Sanrio and tokidoki — this is such a treat because this is the very first time that multiple Sanrio characters have interacted with the tokidoki world in such a wide assortment of products! In previous years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), it has always been tokidoki x Hello Kitty, which is not a complaint — just want to point out the significance of this design.

As fans, we might expect the cuteness of Hello Kitty dressed up as Donutella riding Dolce (one of the sweetest Unicornos)… But this collection introduces Keroppi riding Bambu, Pom Pom Purin dressed up as a Cactus Pup, Hangyodon dressed up as Donutella, etc. all co-existing in the same kawaii environment… Simply, AMAZING!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Latch Wallet

This beautifully stylish wallet is made out of quilted faux leather on the outside and has sleek metal hardware for the closure. It measures 5″H x 7.5″W x 1.5″D. The hangtag is supercute — featuring some of the cuties of this release — and guess what? It also doubles as a sticker! Isn’t that a cute surprise!?

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Latch Wallet

Here is the back view — the pattern is upside down because the quilted pattern is one piece (better flow), as opposed to cutting and sewing two different pieces to make the pattern be right-side up.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Latch Wallet

Here is the side view — 1.5″ depth is pretty roomy for all the necessities.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Latch Wallet

The inside is lined with tokidoki x Sanrio Characters pink polyester and faux leather lining. There are 12 card pockets (six on top and six on bottom), two clear ID windows, one zipper pocket and four bill compartments.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Latch Wallet

There is also an embroidered tokidoki x Sanrio Characters woven label on the inside.

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Latch Wallet

When I stated that this is pretty roomy — I meant I could fit my iPhone in there! I’ve noticed that having a wallet/clutch/wristlet that you can also hold your mobile phone inside is very trendy. My sister *Banana* was showing me the MICHAEL Michael Kors Essential Zip Wallet for iPhone 5 for $89.95. As a Junkie, it is quite obvious that I must find something Hello Kitty to store my phone in. =^_^=

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Latch Wallet

It closes completely with my tokidoki Frenzies and Hello Kitty charm hanging from my iPhone too!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Latch Wallet

The tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Latch Wallet is available for $48 — shop in-store at tokidoki Melrose Store, your local Sanrio Boutique/authorized seller or you can grab one of these beauties online at Sanrio.com!

tokidoki x Sanrio Characters Latch Wallet

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

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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! =^_^=