Hello Kitty is now 35 and gets a $152,000 figure


Hello Kitty, the cutest cartoon cat in the world and dream of millions of (mostly) Asian teenage girls, celebrates her 35th birthday soon. Reason enough for Sanrio, the Japan-based company behind Hello Kitty, and luxury brand Swarovski Crystal to produce a Hello Kitty figure of a very special kind.

The so-called Super Hello Kitty (great naming) weighs 569g and costs 15 million Yen or $152,000. The diamond-clad thing is currently being showcased at a watch and jewelry trade fair in Basel. So hurry to Switzerland if you own that kind of money and want to make your girlfriend really happy.

Via AFP BB News [JP]