Upper Deck Celebrates Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary with New Line of Exclusive Products
Upper Deck’s Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary product line to include Carry All Case, Trading Card Deluxe Fun Packs and Blister Packs celebrating the pop icon through the decades – 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.
CARLSBAD, Ca. (October 01, 2014) – In celebration of Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary, Upper Deck is releasing a new line of cards and collectibles that celebrate Hello Kitty over the last 4 decades. Product offerings include Trading Card Fun Packs, Blister Packs and a Carry All Case.
The Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary trading card packs feature elements such as sticker scene cards, texture cards, foil cards and Hello Kitty mini-figures. Many of the cards offer Hello Kitty fun facts and trivia questions, as well as interactive play components that allow collectors to build puzzles and create a complete timeline out of the cards.
“Upper Deck is thrilled to partner with Sanrio on this exclusive line of Hello Kitty products,” said Mendy Cady, girls brand manager at Upper Deck. “Hello Kitty is an evergreen brand that appeals to fans of all ages, which is why we felt it was important to create a line of products that could be enjoyed by Hello Kitty collectors both young and old.”
Each Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Trading Card Fun Pack contains one mini-figure, two regular trading cards, two sticker scene cards, one die-cut card, one foil card, one texture card, and one checklist booklet. The Deluxe Fun Pack contains two mini-figures, four regular trading cards, four sticker scene cards, one die-cut card, one foil card, one texture card, and one checklist booklet.
The Carry All Case is a clear Hello Kitty tote that includes a bonus mini-collector album and timeline poster, along with two Hello Kitty mini-figures, four sticker scene cards, two die-cut cards, two foil cards, two texture cards, four regular trading cards and two checklist booklets.
Upper Deck’s full collection of Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary products, including all 25 Hello Kitty mini-figures, will be on display at Hello Kitty Con 2014. The event will take place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (The Museum of Contemporary Art) in downtown Los Angeles from October 30-November 2. Upper Deck will have a full line of Hello Kitty products for sale at Hello Kitty Con 2014, including a limited quantity of uncut Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary texture card sheets and four exclusive mini-figure bundles. Fans who stop by the Upper Deck booth can also have a personalized Hello Kitty trading card made, compliments of Upper Deck.
Upper Deck’s collection of Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary products will be releasing on store shelves today. Fans can also purchase the 40th Anniversary collection and more at upperdeckstore.com and at www.sanrio.com
About Upper Deck
Upper Deck, headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., is a worldwide sports and entertainment company built on the pillars of quality craftsmanship, authenticity and innovation with a dedication to creating products that turn memorable moments into collectibles. Upper Deck revolutionized the sports trading card experience with anti-counterfeit holograms, high quality card stock and stunning photography in its inaugural 1989 baseball set, and since then its mission has been to capture the excitement of the game and deliver it to fans of all ages. The cornerstone of Upper Deck’s business, which opened in 1989, is based on sports trading cards. As its brand has evolved to include other products over the years, the company now creates exclusive memorabilia, gaming products, collectible cards and a wide array of sports trading cards.
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Sanrio is the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty®, who celebrates her 40th Anniversary this year with a museum exhibition and Hello Kitty Con 2014, the first ever Hello Kitty convention. Home to many endearing characters including Chococat® My Melody®, Badtz-Maru® and Keroppi®, Sanrio was founded on the ‘small gift, big smile®’ philosophy – that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique products and experiences. Today, more than 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are available in over 130 countries and upwards of 15,000 U.S. retail locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 80 Sanrio boutiques. For more information please visit www.sanrio.com and www.facebook.com/hellokitty