Hello Kitty will be 40 next year and is back in a big way. I loved the Hello Kitty store when I was young and I’m thrilled to introduce my girls to this adorable feline. Large poseable and dressable dolls are available now.
Tink was given a 13” Hello Kitty doll by Blip Toys. We received the “Dance” doll, which was a perfect choice for my little ballerina. Tink loves changing Hello Kitty’s outfit that consists of a dress, hat, socks, legwarmers, and shoes. Her doll also wears a nightgown that is probably meant for an 18” doll but makes Tink happy. Kitty has been her near-constant companion, joining us for breakfast, tagging along for preschool and dance class, and snuggling for bedtime.
These dolls are suggested for ages 4 and up. Tink is 4 and has some trouble with the doll’s shoes but does well with the other clothing. I’m thrilled with toys that make my older child happy but are still safe for my two-year-old. I bought Minnie her own plush Hello Kitty dancer. It’s technically also suggested for ages 4 and above but it doesn’t have any loose parts so I think it’s a good choice for the little sister.
Another thing I love about this doll is that it doesn’t DO anything. There are no batteries so it is powered by the girls’ imaginations. She can be or do anything their little minds can create.
The other dolls in the large doll series include Pop, Princess, and Best Friends. Hello Kitty can also have her own special bed and a truly adorable scooter. We haven’t played with the accessories yet but they look like they’d be great for imaginative play.
There are also small plush sets available now with mini doll sets joining the line up in the spring.
We received one doll for free but these are my honest thoughts and experiences.