Hello Kitty Cafe Truck visits Portland Oregon

I Suspect Portland is a whistle stop on the way to Seattle for the opening of Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty at the Experience Music Project . I picked up a mug and macarons later, I shared, in the spirit of Hello Kitty with friends at the mall furmeet.

Sanrio Throws Back to 1982

Courtesy of Sanrio and Buzzfeed:  You Will Want Everything From This 1982 Sanrio Catalog.

Iron Lace had scanned a vintage 1982 Sanrio’s retailers catalog.  I agree with buzzed feed, while Hello Kitty has changed many of the offering had remain the same over the years.  I found the Robby Rabbit line interesting. Also interesting are the prices the 1982 plushies.   Not everything that is vintage Sanrio can commands higher prices because of Mr. Shintaro Tsuji careful management of the band so Sanrio items do not become a fad like the Bennie Babies bubble.

Link to Buzzfeed Article

Link to Lance’s full catalog scan

Exclusive: Hello Kitty teams with The Simpsons

This could be interesting, will it appeal to fans of both genders as in reaching male fans?

“Bart, Homer, Marge and the gang are about to get even cuter.

Today I’m happy to break some big news for fans of Hello Kitty and The Simpsons: Next year, the two popular franchises will merge for a special line of products.”

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