Most expensive Hello Kitty items
Hello Kitty is the epitome of a luxurious fashion statement and is treasured by many female fans throughout the globe. The fictional character that was designed by Yuko Shimizu was introduced in 1976 and since is selling many lavish products across the globe. Hello Kitty has been in fashion for a long time now, with kids to middle aged women to animals. Hello Kitty bags, shoes, toys, clothes, tattoos and many more items are high in quantity in the markets. Sanrio, a Japanese company that owns the character, earns over $1 billion annually in sales. Mostly known for its bling quotient, Hello Kitty products are generally adorned with dazzling crystals and sometimes diamonds. Therefore, for the Hello Kitty lovers we have compiled a list that has various products right from a Hello Kitty bag to a dog house.
When we think of Hello Kitty, a bling doll comes to our mind, and that is probably why Sanrio, the company that owns the fictional character, has come up with a jewelry-clad Hello Kitty doll. This is just a display piece, but is not a regular one, as it was showcased in the watch-jewelry trade fair in Basel, Switzerland. The special doll has been created in collaboration with Austria’s crystal glass maker Swarovski along with Sanrio and was created to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the celebrated character. The doll costs a whopping $152,585.
2. Platinum Hello Kitty figurine
Next in the list is a shiny Hello Kitty figurine, only one of which has been created by the company Sanrio. This was specially made for those who think Hello Kitty has just a cliché pink and white color and is apt for baby girls. This Hello Kitty is different from other ones as it is made of pure platinum and has seven jewel pendants that are made of rubies, pink sapphires and diamonds. This special figurine was on sale long back in 2006 at the occasion of Christmas and was on sale at the Mitsukoshi’s flagship department store in Tokyo, and was sold at $150,000.
3. Hello Kitty clutch
Hello Kitty is not only admired by the kids but also by the teenagers and others. The well known fashion company Elle has clubbed with Swarovski and Hello Kitty to produce a beautiful and dazzling Hello Kitty clutch. The clutch was showcased at the Hello Kitty collection in Tokyo and was one of the most liked items among other products. The clutch was a limited edition and costs $100,000 per bag and the money collected from the products was sent to Japanese Red Cross in aid of the recent earthquake.
When long back in 2007, the Hello Kitty showroom was inaugurated at Mitsukoshi Department Store, many amazing products were showcased. One of the best products that were displayed at the Mitsukoshi was a Swarovski-studded Hello Kitty “Maneki Neko” doll. The doll was a center of attraction for all the customers presented there. The doll was made of 62,000 Swarovski crystals and posed as maneki neko (a good money fortune symbol in Japan). Although the doll was not the only thing showcased, 800 other Hello Kitty products were showcased, but the doll fetched the maximum attention and money as it costs $66,115.
Luxury is not only for us humans, and Hello Kitty has proved it right! For the uber-rich pet owners who are looking for some ultra rich dog house for their dog, Hello Kitty has an ultimate option. Yes, Hello Kitty is now not limited to kids and young women but also for your beloved furry friend. The magnificent doghouse is bejeweled with 7,600 crystal beads and is apt for small dogs. This fancy dwelling has a Hello Kitty pillow that will ensure full rest for your pet. So, if you want to pamper your dog in a royal style, go for this Hello Kitty doghouse that costs $31,660.
For all the music lovers and especially those who believe in expensive music instruments, Hello Kitty Guitar is a treat. This guitar is a Fender limited edition and is a unique handmade Hello Kitty electric guitar. The guitar is available for sale in Japan and is a sensation among the young music lovers, and even if you do not know how to play it you can always get this one to keep in your house, but only if you have a spare $22,000.
If you think your child is lonely and you are not able to give him enough time, then Hello Kitty has a solution for you. Gone are the days when children use to play with doll, toys etc., now it’s time to introduce your kid to a robot. Yes, a Hello Kitty robot that can communicate with your child. The robot is programmed to chat with you as a friend, as a family member and as a guessing game. The robot is fixed with technological factors such face recognition through a CMOS sensor and voice recognition through a microphone. The cute robot features LED lights on its face and whiskers and is also equipped with TV-out and mouse compatibility and costs $6,299.
If you are really luxurious, then how about getting some gold playing cards? Yes, Hello Kitty playing cards that the company has launched are made of solid gold and are launched in honor of Kitty’s 33rd anniversary. The deck of 54 cards is sealed in a protective laminate, measures at 58 x 89 mm and is pressed to a thickness of seven microns. So, if you like to play cards and want to play it the royal way, get this Hello Kitty gold card pack for $4,900.
9. Hello Kitty pure gold art
Price: $ 2,900
Hello Kitty has yet again proved that it’s the best character that allures children, but with time Hello Kitty has become a status symbol. Japan’s character goods maker Sanrio has launched a pure gold art piece that shall make your status even richer. A special lamination has been done to protect this solid gold piece and is made by Mitsubishi Materials Co., Ltd. So, if you want to make your guest envious with your luxury decor, include this Hello Kitty art piece that costs $2,900.
10. Hello Kitty LaVie G laptop
Hello Kitty is no more a child’s play, as they are rolling out a new version of the LaVie G laptop. This NEC Swarovski-studded laptop is festooned with many precision-cut Swarovski crystals. This is not all, as the laptop comes with a USB flash drive and an optic computer mouse, which are both in the same kind of Kitty bling style. To see the technical specifications, the laptop has AMD’s Turion dual core CPU, 2GB of RAM, a DVD multi burner, 120GB hard disk drive, and a 15.4-inch LCD display with catchy wallpaper and screen saver and costs US $1,825.