I came across a few mentions of a Hello Kitty Magazine and I just had to find out where I could subscribe to it. Its only available in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Sanrio is trying to get more sales there as there’s been some “resistance” to Hello Kitty’s brand. I know…hard to believe! Issues cost 1,890 Yen and each month features a different location. Since Hello Kitty is from Britain, this was the focus of the first issue which came out in July 2007. Only 50 issues are planned so far. Subscribers receive a Hello Kitty trinket with each issue…if only it was available here.
Courtesy of Sanrio-Europe.com
In digging around, I found another magazine called the Hello Kitty Accessory Collection biweekly magazine in Japan. It appears to have started back in 2006 and costs 990 Yen. Like Hello Kitty Magazine, each issue focuses on a different country.
Courtesy of Tokyo Times