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Archive for October, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

halloween09.jpgWhether you’re going trick-or-treating or attending parties left and right, we hope you have a great Halloween! Be careful of the things that go bump in the night now!

Congratulations to the Lucky Draw Winner of Kitty Lab!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Meet jovitaso, the lucky draw winner during the Kitty Lab event in Hong Kong! Last week, she visited the office and received her prize: a Hello Kitty netbook! Congratulations, jovitaso!

Hello Kitty Celebrates 35th Anniversary in Hello Kitty Online!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Join us in the virtual party of the year, as Hello Kitty celebrates her 35th anniversary in Hello Kitty Online (HKO)!

Because the anniversary is a momentous event, we’ll be having in-game events and parties from now until November 1, her actual birthday. Players can earn limited-edition Hello Kitty birthday items by participating in the special events and playing the new minigames. A super-special surprise also awaits the players who have earned at least four of these items come November 1 itself. Parties will also be held in Paris and Florapolis during that day to celebrate the event!

What are you waiting for? Join the festivities in HKO now! Be sure to greet Hello Kitty happy birthday when you see her!

Original post: Hello Kitty to Celebrate 35th Anniversary in Hello Kitty Online

New Personality Quiz and Halloween Blog Themes on SanrioTown

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

october09new.jpgHi everyone! As you can see right here, we’ve got new blog themes for you to use - and right in time for Halloween! Charmmy Kitty and Cinnamoroll and friends will definitely bring a dash of cuteness to your Halloween!

Also, a new SanrioTown personality quiz is now available for you to take. Check it out and see what kind of pet is perfect for you!

Hello Kitty Celebrates her 35th Birthday!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Hello Kitty’s birthday is almost here! Starting today, Hello Kitty Online will be hosting a massive event where fans all over the world can get together with their friends to celebrate, have fun, and get limited-edition virtual items, all in preparation for the big day on November 1, 2009!

Here’s the quick version: from now until November 1, 2009, collect as many Birthday Tokens as you can. These tokens are used to redeem special limited-edition items. You need to be wearing at least 4 of these items in order to be admitted to the main event, which is Hello Kitty’s birthday party in London on November 1!

Birthday tokens
You will want to collect as many Birthday Tokens as possible. You get tokens for completing special 35th anniversary quests and by participating in social party activities. Getting tokens is easy, so get as many of these as you can and exchange them for limited-edition Hello Kitty items in the game!

Hello Kitty Birthday Items
To celebrate Hello Kitty’s 35 years of bringing cuteness to the world, Hello Kitty Online is offering in-game versions of official Sanrio merchandise! These Hello Kitty Birthday Items are collectors’ pieces, as they can only be obtained during this special event. The Party Master NPC will trade your Birthday Tokens for up to 23 limited-edition items. Alternatively, you can buy up to 22 items from the Item Mall. You need to be wearing at least 4 different Hello Kitty Birthday Items to access the main party on November 1, so get those as soon as you can! You certainly don’t want to miss out on these limited-edition items!

Special Birthday-themed quests
All the Sanrio characters are busy with preparations for the party, and they’ve decided to make special floats to celebrate Hello Kitty’s birthday. But things are far from ready, and they need your help! Travel to each of the main cities (Sanrio Harbour, Florapolis, London, Paris, Beijing). See if you can lend a hand, and your kindness might earn you some Birthday tokens!

New mini-games
This special event introduces new multiplayer mini-games unlike anything previously seen in the game. Mimic the Party Master’s actions in the Emote game, or play Bingo with other players and you could win Birthday tokens while having fun with your friends!

Piñatas
Travel through the adventure maps with your friends and you might catch a piñata or two! They’re really tough to break but, once they crack, up to ten players can loot the goodies hidden inside! The common piñatas hold much-needed Birthday tokens, and there are also special piñatas that carry limited-edition Birthday items that you won’t find anywhere else - so keep your eyes peeled!

The main event: Birthday party in London on November 1
London is the place to be on November 1, but you must get your party clothes before you can attend the hottest virtual birthday party ever! Players must be wearing at least 4 of the Hello Kitty Birthday avatar items in order to be allowed into the party. This is one party you do not want to miss – get ready for even more special events and free treats!

Hello Kitty’s birthday party in London on November 1 will have birthday decorations, Party Clowns, free items, and other special treats lined up, so come join the celebration for our beloved Hello Kitty!

Birthday Greetings for Hello Kitty

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

It’s almost Hello Kitty’s 35th birthday! Send us your birthday e-cards, photos, fan art, or a simple “happy birthday” to your favorite white feline. You can even create a video for her on SanrioTown’s very own Dream Studio! Make sure to make it extra-special and creative because your greetings may find their way on Hello Kitty World or even SanrioTown’s Official Blog!

E-mail us your greetings at sanriotown_event@hellokitty.com.

This event will run from today to 5 November, so send them in!

October Downloads Are Now Available!

Monday, October 19th, 2009

oct09downloadsicon.jpgGet your mood - and your computer - set for Halloween with this month’s downloads! Your favorite Sanrio characters are featured in their cute and creepy garb  in the October freebies, so don’t miss out on that! Head off now to the “Enjoy Downloads” and grab wallpapers, calendars, icons, and more for free! All you have to do is sign in to your SanrioTown account to get these.

If you don’t have a SanrioTown account, click here to register for free.

Hello Kitty Online Goes to Thailand!

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Hello Kitty Online (HKO) makes its way to Thailand! A collaboration between Sanrio Digital and C2 Vision, Co., Ltd., a leading PC game distributor and developer in the country, to offer Sanrio’s MMORPG to the people of Thailand. Beta testing is expected to start come the first half of 2010.

Original source: C2 Vision and Sanrio Digital join forces to bring Hello Kitty Online to Thailand

Call Out for “Call for Voices”

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Hi girls! You still have five days to participate in the “Call for Voices” event! This is your chance to participate in a possible once-in-a-lifetime event with Hello Kitty, so bring out your microphone and record yourself (or even you and your friends!) as you give your greetings in your native tongue.

To find out more details about this event, click here. Sample audio clips can also be found here if you’re not sure how to make your recording.

Have fun recording!

From Kitty Points to Sanrio Loyalty Points

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

The Kitty Points are now officially converted into the Sanrio Loyalty Points! This means the points you earn are now consumable: you can use these to get the latest and hottest items when you play Hello Kitty Online (HKO).

Points can be earned through activities done on SanrioTown, such as posting in the forums, playing the flash games, and sending e-mails. To find out the details on how you can accumulate points, click here.

To check your Loyalty Points, please go to your SanrioTown account. The amount should appear on the upper left box on the page after you log in.

What are you waiting for? Drop by SanrioTown and start earning Sanrio Loyalty Points now!