I earlier mentioned the collaboration between Hello Kitty and J-Pop powerhouse, AKB48, today I can report of yet another Kitty hookup. Ready for this one? Hello Kitty meets Street Fighter! Hello Kitty’s owner, Sanrio, and Capcom have revealed at Comic-Con that they’ve just signed a partnership that will result in Hello Kitty/Streetfighter hybrids. What this means exactly is you’ll be able to buy plushies of Hello Kitty wearing some of the most popular Streetfighter outfits.
Joshua Izzo, Director of Licensing, Capcom Entertainment, Inc., had this to add, “Capcom has long admired Sanrio and their ability to create memorable and cherished lifestyle brands so it is a distinct pleasure to partner with them for this new cross-over line of merchandise, the combination of Street Fighter and Hello Kitty will offer fans a whole new way to experience our characters.”
“We are always looking for new ways to surprise our fans and partnering with a strong brand-focused company such as Capcom is a natural fit for us,” said Jill Koch, Vice President of Brand Management and Marketing, Sanrio, Inc. “Hello Kitty and Street Fighter have a dedicated core following around the world and our collaboration brings the legacy of both brands together in a fun and unexpected way.”
No pics or dates of release as yet but can anyone else picture Hello Kitty wearing Chun Li’s or Cammy’s outfit? Yes please!