Merry Christmas, Hello Kitty Junkies! =^_^=
Merry Christmas, Hello Kitty Junkies! =^_^=
Check out the first day of highlights from Hello Kitty Fashion Music Wonderland at Comic-Con Interactive Zone at Petco Park and Kitty-chan Secret Space inside the convention center (Thursday, July 18, 2013):
Look at the photos! I wish I was there! =^_^=
And now the Hello Kitty Japanimation product images — it seems like this collection is totally kittilicious! *____* My top
three four must-haves: Hello Kitty standing plush, pink flocked figure, figurine mascot and leggings! (Actually, every single item in this collection is super kawaii)…
Kawaii, neh!? n_~
Domo arigato *Lexi* for the info + photos! Make sure to follow #HelloKIttySDCC across the social media channels to see all the excitement!
This is adorably awesome! Although this collaboration isn’t necessarily focused in the States, this is still extremely kawaii and must be shared. I will be searching eBay for some products from this collabo when it comes out next year. In the press release, it states it is for EMEA — which is Europe, the Middle East and Africa (I believe — but correct me if I am wrong).
Waaaaa!!! Kitty-chan makes a purrr-fect super hero! Dont ya think? Girl Power all the way! =^_^=
Check out the press release below:
Branded collection to launch across EMEA after deal between Warner Bros and Sanrio.
A new Hello Kitty line, which sees the character dressed as a range of DC Comics Super Heroes is set to hit retail, following a brand collaboration between Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Sanrio.
Set to debut in 2014, the dressed up Hello Kitty will appear on apparel, accessories and footwear, stationery, publishing, personal care, promotional products and food products.
The character will appear dress as the likes of Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman.
“Hello Kitty is an inspired choice for a momentous co-branding that will expand the reach and appeal of both DC Comics Super Heroes and Sanrio properties,” said Brad Globe, president of Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “This unique partnership joins two powerhouse brands that have a universal popularity across a variety of demographics and we know the collaboration will thrill fans of both properties.”
Roberto Lanzi, Sanrio’s operating officer, added: “Character cross overs have been a classic Hello Kitty spin off for years and our fans are always in search of the latest collaborations. We are sure that this project will soon create a new collection fever.”
Mondays… For some reason, it is not my favorite day of the week (unless there is a Holiday involved)… I left work for my regular lunch break — I usually go home and watch a little tv — Anderson Live or Wendy Williams depending on the time. When I came back to work there was a kawaii surprise on my desk! @____@
A paper craft Hello Kitty! Kawaii, neh? I took pics and uploaded it to IG as soon as I thanked my buddy *Lynn* who made it for me! This totally made my day!
*Lynn* downloaded the template here… Then proceeded to follow directions — print, cut, fold, assemble… And voilà! Kitty-chan is the purrr-fect work companion — and she will look great with my other little toys I keep around my desk. n___n
Suuuper kawaii, isn’t it!? Sanrio offers more free downloadable eGoodies so make sure to check them out! Maybe even make one for a co-worker friend to brighten up his/her day! It totally worked for me! =^_^=
Did you know that Chinese New Year is coming up!? In 2013, the Chinese/Lunar New Year begins on February 10th… And I received my very first red envelope — thanks to HK Guy! He chose a very kawaii Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel designed red envelope with gold foil — I hope this brings me a lot of luck in 2013!
And he gave me a rare two-dollar bill…
I am lucky to have sweet kittilicious friends! Thanks HK Guy!! =^_^=
CoolPencilCase.com is having their BIGGEST Sale of the year! And as a good Junkie, I am happy to share the kittitastic deals you can find online!
Below are the details you need to know! ^___^
When: Friday, November 23, 2012 (12:00 a.m) to Monday, November 26, 2012 (11:59 P.M.)
Items on Sale (up to 50% off):
And just in case you want my recommendations on which kawaii Hello Kitty related stationery I would want to give as a gift… Here you go! n_~
Make sure to start putting your wish list together so you can get your kawaii shopping on! This is CoolPencilCase.com‘s biggest promo of the year and there are so many cute products to choose from! @___@
When I was younger — 1st grade or 2nd grade maybe? — I had the coolest automatic pencil case! It had buttons and compartments for my favorite pencils and erasers (no pens because I was only allowed to use non-permanent writing utensils).
Fast-forward many years (yeah, it’s been some time)… I still think about my lovely pencil case and I am just lucky to find the same retro style pencil case from my past on CoolPencilCase.com! They were out of stock for the Hello Kitty one (obviously, my first choice)… But I was able to get my hands on the very adorable Pom Pom Purin pencil case.
The design on this case is super cute and fun! Product dimensions are approximately 9.5 inches (241 mm) long by 3.5 inches (89 mm) tall. And in total, this case holds about 12-14 pens. Here is the front…
The back has an area for you to write your name — just in case you lose it, someone kind can return it to you!
The most memorable thing about my old school pencil case was all the functions it performed! This pencil case features five buttons. Each one has its own action, like popping up the hidden thermometer or opening the secret eraser compartment… There is a pencil sharpener and even a magnifying glass! Gosh! So awesome! n___n
Is it funny that what I was amazed by as a kid is still the same thing that continues to amaze me?
Seriously, I am a sucker for nostalgia…
This Pom Pom Purin pencil case is available at CoolPencilCase.com for $23.85. There are tons of kawaii stationery items available… And guess what!? There is a sale coming up very soon — so start making your wish list right now! n___n
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
Have you seen the new fb promo? You can get this super exclusive Hello Kitty & Friends Pencil Pouch FREE with a $5 purchase at participating Sanrio stores! You can claim the offer on Sanrio’s fb page or click this link for a coupon to redeem at the store: http://bit.ly/U4Iut1.
Want to know what I think is the coolest thing about this pencil pouch? Besides the obvious super adorable design, the fact that it features Kitty-chan’s kawaii friends, or that it is a freebie with $5 purchase (so easy to spend $5 inside Sanrio)… The pouch is made partially of recycled water bottles! Wow! I know that the Earth Kitty group (HK Junkies sharing earth friendly tips) and Tina will love this fact! ^__^
Print the coupon and bring it to a participating Sanrio Boutique Store or show the sales associate a copy of the coupon from your mobile device to receive a free Hello Kitty & Friends Pencil Pouch when you make a purchase of $5 or more on any Sanrio product(s). Purchase price excludes sales items**, promotional items, and gift cards. One offer per customer only. May not be used for prior purchases or combined with other promotional offers. Limited to stock on hand. While supplies last. Valid 09/15/12 thru 10/15/12.
Thanks to Naomi for the info! n___n
Back in the day, I used to do a lot more swaps with my online friends… I was reminiscing about how fun this was with my dear Jamy (Céline) who runs Jaimehellokitty.com. We decided it might be fun to swap and we set a limit and started shopping for each other… And voilà! I sent her a package and I received mine! And as usual, I was very pleased with everything! ^___^
Lots of kawaii things! @___@
Plastic puffy stickers…
Colorful Bunny Hello Kitty rice seasoning… This usually comes in a larger pack so I am happy she shared some with me! And I really do love furikake on top of my rice! ^__^
She wrote me a letter — which was the one thing I forgot to send her! D’oh! o___O Isn’t it cute how she decorated the envekope with kawaii deco tape and cute stickers? n___n
Cute towel… I will use this when I go to my zumba classes!
Cute bag — purrr-fect for taking lunch to work!
And I especially love this bag because the material is so easy to clean (not that I am a messy person or anything)…
Cute plastic ziploc-like bag…
Hello Kittified Koala yummies! This is crazy! I did not even know Kitty-chan was ever on the package! I opened the bag for the yummies and guess what!? Most of them were squished… o___O Still yummy tho! n_~
Hello Kitty trinket! I love this one and I don’t have it yet!
Hello Kitty notebook…
And some cute loose stationery sheets! One of the things that I do like about swapping with Hello Kitty friends is that they are super sweet and share things from their own collection… Just like something I would have done when I was in the second grade!
German Hello Kitty magazine with free gift!
Yes, she even gave me the free gift.
Here are some spreads from the magazine…
Very cute, isn’t it? Merci Céline! <3 <3 <3 =^_^=