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Sanrio to Debut New Furry Fairy Friends Called Cherinacherine

Out With Hello Kitty, In With Cherinacherine

I'm all about change when it has to do with evolving and improving, but seriously — first Strawberry Shortcake gets totally transformed (I love Strawberry Shortcake Gen 1 much better), and now Sanrio is coming out with new characters called Cherinacherine that bear a striking resemblance to Hello Kitty?!

OK, so I've kinda been slacking in the Hello Kitty department lately, but that doesn't mean Hello Kitty needs some younger and plushier competition! I guess Sanrio will be releasing Cherinacherine bags, toys, cell phone straps and all the other goodies that we'll use to come in HK. . . this is just the beginning folks! I'm scared to see what's next!

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thetoneishopeful thetoneishopeful 9 years
umm...hello, have you never been to a Sanrio store? There are dozens of OTHER characters besides Hello Kitty....!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i wouldn't be too worried about Hello Kitty - these cuties are totally different. There are all kinds of new characters that North Americans don't see very often in the Sanrio stores.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
Good riddance. Hello Kitty irritates me beyond belief. There are so many more Sanrio characters that are soo much cuter(Badtz Maru, Keroppi, Tenorikuma, Sweet Coron), and have much less merch. That always saddens me when I go to the Sanrio Store or other stores... I don't feel the love for my faves... :(
Rnicolew Rnicolew 9 years
chhavi chhavi 9 years
those are uber cool! i heart cherinacherine!
zombielove zombielove 9 years
they're still coming out with the stuff? jeez.
raeleerobot raeleerobot 9 years
Sanrio already has like fifty characters, check out Tenorikuma! They're little tiny raccoons that make coffee together :-)
Kaori Kaori 9 years
Yeah. Like what the people above me said. Sanrio comes out with new characters all the time so anyone who's freaking out can calm their asses down. I don't think we'll be seeing too much tech merchandise with them on it, it'll still probably be Hello Kitty coz she'll be forever popular. And yeah, I like Cherinacherine too xD Hmmm...Sanrio's super cute, but I think I like San-x better~
burningphoenix burningphoenix 9 years
How cute! I like Cherinacherine!
neko neko 9 years
I'm not really a Hello Kitty fan, but Cherinacherine is freaking adorable.
Mystofflyn Mystofflyn 9 years
Hello Kitty will never be in any danger of removal from Sanrio's product line. As stated above, Sanrio is constantly adding new characters to their lineup. My Melody, Charmimmy, and these new mice are only a few in the girl line. They used to have a frekishly cute puppy when I was smaller, but it was phased out. (probably because of it's freakish nature)
SweetnLow SweetnLow 9 years
What was the little monkey from 2006ish? It was yellow and pink? Monchanan (or something like it..)
looseseal looseseal 9 years
Yeah, Sanrio is coming out with nearly identical new characters all the time.
lemonbars lemonbars 9 years
I wouldn't worry... Sanrio is constantly introducing new characters but few have ever matched HK's popularity & staying power.
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
I think they're cute ... kinda like the puppies that came out a while ago [cinnamoroll, cappuccino, mocha, milk, chiffon, espresso?] but personally ... POCHACCO AND BADZ MARU ALL THE WAY!
marinewifey marinewifey 9 years
I think they're cute. And I totally agree with you... Gen 1 Strawberry Shortcake was much better!
darkangel2305 darkangel2305 9 years
raieven raieven 9 years
further proof that today's kids are gonna grow up to be nowhere near as awesome as we are.
devils devils 9 years
i think they're cute!
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
they look like scared cats. but i'm not big on hello kitty. and i preferred the brown orange blossom to strawberry shortcake. no offense.
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