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.

Added to My Kittilicious Collection: Gotochi Charms from Vivitix, Yokohama, Japan

I still have not finished uploading all my photos from my Japan trip during the summer! >___< That is totally on my to-do list because I really want to share with all my Junkies! Hopefully, some of the souvenirs I was able to grab from Vivitix store in Yokohama will keep you occupied for a moment.

My friend *Asako* actually took me to this store in Yokohama — it was very beautiful and girly, and as usual, I was in Hello Kitty Heaven! n_~

I picked up a few Gotochi charms!

I loved that there were special Little Twin Stars charms in a baseball theme that represented Yokohama! And guess what I found out? There is actually a team called the Yokohama BayStars!

Look at how adorable Kiki and Lala are in their baseball uniforms!

And of course, I cannot visit Yokohama and leave without a special Yokohama themed Kitty in my life!

Yokohama is known as one of Japan’s important port cities with a strong economic base in shipping… So it’s no wonder Kitty-chan is dressed up as a sailer girl! She is such a cutie! @___@

Adorably cute, no? I am still in love with Gotochi charms! I know I cannot collect them all (there are thousands and thousands of them), however, it might be fun to try collecting them ALL and knowing the background info on each and every charm! n___n

Hello Kitty Junkie in Hello Kitty Homeland!

Hihi! You read correctly! I am currently in Japan — the Hello Kitty homeland. I refer to Japan as Kitty-chan’s homeland because that is where the concepts and products that we love and adore are originally from! And O… M… K… There is kawaii overload in Tokyo! I am here for a couple of more days — but I could not wait to share some photos with my Junkies! @___@

If you follow me on IG (@hellokittyjunkie), you already saw this photo — my essential Kitty travel items…

And if you are checking the Hello Kitty Junkies’ FB page, you also saw the Hello Kitty bus I spotted! This was in Harajuku!!

I also shared a photo of the inside of Kiddyland! As soon as I walked into this store, I knew my credit card was going to have some damage on it! $___$ The merch is super kawaii… And it is way too difficult to resist Kitty-chan in all this cuteness! n___n

Hello Kitty x Tokyo Skytree promotion sighting in a convenience store (was it 7-Eleven?)

I played the UFO catcher and actually won a prize! Thanks to my new friend *Lina*

Gotochi Kitty sighting! This one represents the area where the Tokyo Tower is located! @___@

And those are just a few kittilicious sightings I had during the first couple of days! More to come!

In the meantime, check Hello Kitty Junkies’ FB page to see updates and follow me on IG @hellokittyjunkie! I will try to share as many super interesting photos as possible! Domo arigato! =^_^=

Sanrio Small Gift Haul… Hello Kitty Overload

I have not posted about new additions to my Hello Kitty collection lately… So here are a few kawaii things I have acquired from the Small Gift event. Yeah, a few… n_~ If you are a regular on Hello Kitty Junkies — you will not be surprised since tons of Junkies have shared their photos. But just in case you wanted to see what I picked up, here ya go!

Please enjoy… n___n

Word in the Kitty-sphere is that some of the Small Gift merch is available at a couple of select Sanrio shops… Some items are also available on Sanrio.com! n___n

Sanrio’s Small Gift Pop-Up Shop Menu

OMK!!! This is the most kawaii and kittilicious menu I have EVER laid my eyes on! @___@ I super love the concept and whoever designed the cover… *AMAZING*!!! You cannot get any cuter than Kitty-chan and her Sanrio buddies in a hamburger!!! *sigh* lol ;D

You can download your own copy on Sanrio’s 50th Event Products page to view the 50 specially selected *MUST-HAVE* Small Gift products. Again, *sigh*

Special Starters include…

Main Dishes…

Happy Hour…

Snacks…

Sweets…

Sides…

Totally agreed that is is the abso-kitty-lute best menu you have EVER seen, right!? n_~

Now for the hard part… What am I going to order off this menu!? Right off the top, my top five that I NEED and I do not have yet:

  1. Sanrio 50th Anniversary Book $24.95
  2. Small Gift 3″ Vinyl Figure Set $42
  3. Small Gift 90 Piece Mini Figure Set $200
  4. Small Gift Bobbleheads $18/each
  5. Small Gift Postcard Set $12/each

Looks like I will have to pack my lunch for a while… A very long while since everything off the menu looks yummy!!! What are your faves??? n___n

Domo Arigato!

WOW! Thank you so much to *EVERYBODY* who has filled out the Sanrio 50th Anniversary Survey! There have been 100 participants so far (which I just found out was my max capacity on Wufoo) so if you have not yet, you can…

* * * * * Take the Survey Here * * * * *

(had to migrate to Google Docs)! Extra special THANK YOU’s to those of you who left comments! *Totally* appreciate your suggestions and cannot wait to forward them to the peeps over at Sanrio! n_n

Again, thanks Junkies! Some of you requested the outcome results and I will keep ya posted! It will be very interesting to see if what we collectively want to see made into souvenirs actually becomes a reality! *_____*

Sanrio 50th Anniversary Survey

If you are as excited as I am by Sanrio turning the big 5-0 this year, please help me by participating this little survey *promise it will not take too long!* It would help me out bunches! =n_n=

Hello Kitty from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Gift Gate

Under normal circumstance, I am not a pretty quick shopper. So how well did I do when I went shopping at the Sanrio’s Gift Gate inside Hello Kitty x Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport? I will let me Hello Kitty Junkies be the judge! *Remember* I had less that one hour to walk around and take photos of the Hello Kittified area AND shop at the Sanrio’s Gift Gate before my flight departed. O_O

These are such obvious souvenir items — but how could I resist sweets in cute tin cases!?

It’s just too bad they were dark chocolate — not as sweet as milk chocolate or, even better, white chocolate! n_~

Travel Hello Kitty t-shirt…

I really need to control my plush collection — but how could I when she was winking at me!? n_~

She came complete with her detachable boarding pass…

And Hello Kitty is embroidered into her foot…

Hello Kitty mini towel tablets…

Travel Kitty mini notepad… *Exclusive* to Taiwan!

My *fave* thing = Travel Hello Kitty charm! @_@ I think there was even a deal, like buy five and get one free…

These are coasters with some of the same illustrations which are depicted at the airport’s Hello Kitty waiting lounge…

I was really digging the whole “Taiwan Folk Festival” theme

Some more kawaii Hello Kitty coasters…

Hello Kitty paper speakers! This was the first time I had ever seen this! @_@

And yes, I already made one… Kawaii, neh!? n_~

More Hello Kitty “Taiwan Folk Festival” themed goodies in the form of postcards!

Even the back is kawaii! And check out the sparkly pearlized paper! So glam! *___*

So… Did I make out alright? n_n