Hello Kitty is Not a Cat, So What!

The media making  a big  whoop de doo over the fact  Hello Kitty is not a cat but a perpetual little girl and British third grader.  This is something we fan knew  all the time. It true she is around nine year old but in other manifestations she is protruded as an adult   for example  Momobery and Playboy collaborations .  If one  wants to get  technical, she is a  anthropomorphic   cartoon little girl, a furry. That is how this member of the furry subculture  got into collecting  Hello Kitty items.

Hello Kitty Back in Space: Hitches a Ride on the Hodoyoshi-3 satellite

Hello Kitty is back in space orbiting on  Hodoyoshi-3 satellite as part of Hello Kitty 40th anniversary, Sanrio took part of the  Hodoyoshi-3 satellite by sending up a 4 cm Hello Kitty figure  with other cameras and experiments.   Already Sanrio has already released a picture on their Japanese website and  a series of videos.

A short  news story was released here, but I am a bit miffed why this has not gotten more attention, I guess it did not  have a young 12 year girl running the mission.

Ongoing is a contest by Sanrio to select  and broadcast ten  10 messages from fans aboard the Hodoyoshi-3 satellite. You can find information and the contest entry form here.

Sadly this a one way trip for the Hello Kitty figure, eventually the figure will deorbit  and bun up depending on the altitude of the satellite or spend years orbiting the earth.

A better news story  by Reuters


Annual Sanrio Character Ranking Results Are In – It’s an Upset

One would think being her 40th anniversary   Hello Kitty would be a shoe in for the top spot; but for the 29th Sanrio Character ranking first place goes to My Melody with 79,235 votes, Second  is Hello Kitty with  respectful 72,951, 7.9% off  the leader. The Little  Twins Stars come in Third   with a distant  50,323 votes.

No with  a large  showing of votes could Sanrio  get the  hint fans want  more My Melody items? I still waiting for 20inch + My Melody  and Batz Maru plush.

Every Year or so Sanrio runs a character ranking contest  where fans can for  their favorite Sanrio character,

You can see more results  here

How to Rip off a Buyer

First buy  plush at regular or discount.  I got the one on ht bottom at %60 off during the closeout sale normally $120 to $85 respectfully. Put it a bag  with a bow.  That makes it look expensive. Next miss-measure it by including the feet;  therefore , making a 24 inch plush look like  an 30” plush. I have a post how to correctly  measure  a Sanrio Plush.  Finally jack up the plush  price and roll in the cash.

This really gets to me. eBay is no longer  a reliable place to purchase Sanrio Items due in part of  changes to sellers policies that force out small sellers.