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 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.
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.
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,
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.