If you’re familiar with the British Royal Guard, the ones that don’t smile, move or make any facial expressions at all, then this is really a weird concept. Imagine Hello Kitty not smiling, not talking or moving at all!
This is part of a series of ‘Thank You’ plushies available at the Sanrio Shop, where Hello Kitty dresses up in costumes from different countries. The one above is from England, and here are the rest of them~ Enjoy!
Hello Kitty as the Statue of Liberty, representing the USA.
Cute costume from Brazil, with their way of saying thanks, “Obrigado”! I like the feathery headpiece, and that she has eyelashes ^^ Though I don’t think I could wear something like this myself
This one’s from Korea, with their national costume, the Hanbok. Thank you in Korean is “Kamsahamnida” ^^
I don’t know what’s written! Haha but it’s “thank you” as well I suppose I asked some Chinese friends and they say it isn’t the way they write “Xie xie” which would be how they say it in Mandarin. Oh well ^^;
And finally, what seems to be the prettiest of all, the Japanese Hello Kitty saying “arigatou”~
As you can see, each country comes in a set of 3. The largest one is your regular stand-alone plushie, while the smaller one is a bag accessory and the smallest one is a cellphone strap.
Each set costs ¥3,423 or about US$32. They’re featured on page 44-45 of the Sanrio Special Catalogue, and you can check them out on the Sanrio shop ^^