The end

It‘s sad to see when a store closes three is worst. The Washington Square Store and Beaverton Sanrio Surprise stores are closed. The Clackamas Sanrio Surprise will close soon. I talked to the owner; we both share the concern that with the store closing it will be harder to get other Sanrio characters other than Hello Kitty.

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Before going I bought an Ichigoman Plush. The current designer Yuko Yamaguchi had to say about Ichigoman:
“Asked about her next challenge, Yamaguchi said she wants to attract boys.”I want boys to join the superhero Ichigoman fan club. Unlike other Sanrio characters, Ichigoman is a fighting character. We aim to make it into an anime and ultimately making it a TV series of a story about a hero”
That is why I had to add one to my collection even though I wanted a Darkgrapeman plush.


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About Actonrf

In real life am a 50sh year old, male, Christian out of Portland Oregon. I was smitten by the kitten when I started to collect plush animals and my interest in all things anthropomorphic. I was looking at a Hello Kitty plushie I kept from a successful store liquidation stock I sold on EBay, and I thought why not, I am also what you call a Furry, Furries are subculture who are fans of anthropomorphism in other words a fan of cartoon animals be it art, conventions and costuming, and I have no bones about share my kitty interest, still many fellow furs do not understand me. I am a regular player of HKO and participated in the Founders, SEA and NA Betas.

4 thoughts on “The end

  1. I was at a Nakajima SF warehouse liquidation sale event this past weekend.
    A Nakajima manager told me this has something to do with Sanrio aggressively pushing for licensed merchandises sold at big retailers. No more boutique stores!

    • That what I thought. I noticed how Hello Kitty items are popping up at, Target, BestBuy, Sears …. Still where this will leave us who want a higher quality of Hello Kitty items or larger selection?

    • The answer was the owner retired. I knew the owner of the Washington Square and Beaverton Mall Sanrio Surprise. Sanrio did not want her to close the store but buy it back and run it as an independent store. The problem is the lad was 70 years old and decided it was a good time to retire. I wish I had the resources to buy the business.

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