Posts Tagged ‘collaboration’


Oct06

Sanrio’s Pompompurin set to decorate McDonald’s food

2016 at 06:25 pm by admin | Comments Off

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After winning this year’s Sanrio Character Ranking, adorable dog character Pompompurin is now set to appear on an undisclosed McDonald’s menu item this October! This fun activity comes as a collaboration between McDonald’s and Sanrio, and a teaser site is currently letting fans guess as to which of the 5 potential Pompompurin-themed items will appear on the menu on October 14th. The choices range from sensible to outlandish, and include items like a standard McDonald’s hamburger with Pompompurin’s visage emblazoned upon the bun and a custard McFlurry, to wacky items like crème caramel-flavored chicken nuggets and even a specialty burger featuring a caramel flan patty inside! Which item will make it to Japanese McDonalds later this month? You can check the official website, seen here, to see and vote on your choices, with the results being published on October 7th!

Aug01

Hello Kitty & friends debut in Sonic attire

2016 at 03:46 pm by admin | Comments Off

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At SEGA’s recent Project Sonic 2017, held to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 25th anniversary, Hello Kitty and friends made a surprise appearance in special Sonic costumes! Featured as a collaboration between SEGA, Sanrio, and toy company Toynami, the new collaboration was also featured at SDCC 2016, and include a series of 3-inch blind boxed figures and larger plushes of iconic Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, Badtz-maru, My Melody, and Chococat! The set includes costumes of Sonic characters like Tails, Knuckles, Amy, and of course Sonic himself, both in his memorable blue colors as well as his golden Super Sonic form! While the Super Sonic Hello Kitty was an SDCC exclusive, all the other plushes and miniature collectibles will debut at retail this fall, so fans have plenty of time to get ready for this awesome collaboration release!

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Jul05

Cartoon Network hosts Animation Jam

2016 at 05:19 pm by admin | Comments Off

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In a move designed to inspire young artists and help promote the ever-growing animation business, Cartoon Network has announced their first Animation Jam collaborative event! In this event, Cartoon Network Studios will invite undergraduate animation artists from across the nation to their headquarters in Burbank, California to take part in a group project of creating a completely original 15-second animated short. The project, which will take place in the universe of the “O.K. KO! Let’s Be Heroes” cartoon, will be led by a creative team of animation mentors, including the creator of “O.K. KO!” Ian Jones-Quartey. The Animation Jam follows Cartoon Network’s Game Jam event in Portland, Oregon earlier this year, and will run from July 9th to July 11th, with the completed animation to be aired on Cartoon Network’s television channel later this year!

Jun30

KAWS x Nancy Gonzalez bag collection

2016 at 05:03 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Internationally renowned graphic artist KAWS has collaborated with fashion design company Nancy Gonzalez for a line of brand-new themed bags! This new collection of bags features KAWS’s trademark X-eyes as decals on a set of monochromatic-themed tote and crossbody bags. These bags will be released as a set of limited-edition collectibles, and are part of an ongoing series of artist collaborations with Nacny Gonzalez, which includes works from artists like Dr. Lakra, Richard Phillips, Jim Hodges, and more. The bags will be released sometime in 2017 in short supply, so look forward to these brand-new KAWS collectibles!

Jun06

Hello Kitty debuts in Super Mario Maker

2016 at 07:40 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker, which released back in September 2015, lets fans create their own Mario stages, and allows players to play as their favorite Nintendo characters along with a number of other collaborative releases. Now, with the latest update released by Nintendo, Sanrio characters have finally entered the fray; Hello Kitty and My Melody are now playable characters! Sanrio is no stranger to Nintendo or video games in general, with a number of Hello Kitty-themed video games being released over the past couple of decades. This exciting announcement, however, marks the first time that Hello Kitty and other Sanrio characters are playable within a video game released by Nintendo themselves! These new adorable characters are available now worldwide, so players can unlock them for themselves to try out. Check out the video below to see these two cuddly characters in action!

May12

Mario teams up with Minecraft for WiiU

2016 at 08:05 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The popular Minecraft franchise is finally coming to Nintendo in a big way this May with the release of a brand-new exclusive Mario crossover! This new content, titled the “Super Mario Mash-Up Pack”, which will only be available on the Nintendo WiiU version of Minecraft, and will include a variety of unique blocks that will replicate the look and feel of Super Mario in the Minecraft world. On top of that, the pack will include a large assortment of character skins, allowing players to change their appearance into popular characters like Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Bowser, and many more! The pack will be made available for owners of the digital version of Minecraft on the WiiU for free on May 17, and will come bundled with the game’s physical release on June 17. Check out the video below to see the pack’s unique content in action!

Apr27

Godzilla vs Evangelion crossover event

2016 at 07:36 pm by admin | Comments Off

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In order to celebrate the upcoming release of “Godzilla Resurgence”, the first Japanese-made Godzilla film since Final Wars in 2004, the film’s official website has released several high-quality crossover artwork pieces of Godzilla facing off with Unit 01 from the “Neon Genesis Evangelion” anime franchise! Hideko Anno, the chief director of “Godzilla Resurgence”, was also the executive director of Evangelion, making this April Fools-themed collaboration between these two franchises even more poignant for fans of giant monster tales. For this special occasion, Godzilla designer Shinji Nishikawa and kaiju artist Yuji Kaida were contracted to make art pieces depicting these two popular monsters, and special prints and clear files of these pieces will be made available for fans who check out “Godzilla Resurgence” in theaters across Japan on July 29th.
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Jan12

Mazinger Z & Hello Kitty collaboration

2016 at 06:34 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Sanrio and Toei have come together for the first time to release collaborative figures of their two most iconic franchises: Hello Kitty and Mazinger Z! The collaboration features a twin release of two brand-new figures in Bandai’s Chogokin die-cast figure line, taking the Chogokin Hello Kitty robot released last year and the Super Robot Chogokin release of Mazinger Z, with a twist; the figures have swapped design elements, making them look like the other!

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The Hello Kitty Chogokin features Mazinger-themed color scheme on top of the original release’s features, such as die-cast ratchet joints, rocket punch paws, opening cockpit, and alternate flight and swimming modes ,and even features a miniature Hello Kitty recolored to appear like Mazinger Z’s pilot, Kouji Kabuto. Meanwhile, the Mazinger Z SRC features a Hello Kitty paint job, and even goes so far as to replace the Mazinger’s signature chest plate with Hello Kitty’s bow, along with featuring Hello Kitty’s visage on its Jet Scrander belt attachment. Mazinger will also come with alternate hand-shaking parts, so the two figures can exchange a signature pose!

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In order to celebrate this occasion, the official Bandai YouTube channel has uploaded a unique cartoon celebrating the union, showing off the collaborative designs in an adorable animated short. The video even hints at further collaboration with other characters like My Melody and Getter Robo. Check out the video below!

Oct07

TOMODACHI x Envision Fashion Show

2015 at 01:36 pm by admin | Comments Off

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We were happy to partner with Public Functionary, Ignite Models and V2 to co-sponsor Envision, the largest, longest running fashion show in Minnesota. Held at beautiful Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis, this glamorous event brought out the most stylish of people, from designers, artists, creatives to fashion fans and buyers. TOMODACHI partnered with our friends at Public Functionary on the VIP Room experience, which included collaborating on a vibrant mt tape photo booth installation. Photographer Alex Butterfield shot guests against the colorful washi backdrop while illustrator Allegra Lockstadt created digital illustrations over the images live on a projector for all to see.

Also in the VIP room, TOMODACHI hosted a table with an mt tape art activity and display, helmed by charming staffer Niki, who chatted with guests and sold plenty of mt tape to the fashionable masses.

On top of that, TOMODACHI donated 300 gift bags for the VIP runway guests, which we embellished at the last minute with fun washi tape designs with the help of our friends at PF.

Thanks to Public Functionary, Ignite Models and V2 for inviting us to participate! Special thanks also goes out to Kate Iverson for all of her enthusiasm for mt and washi tape!

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Learn more about envision www.envisionmpls.com

Oct07

Public Functionary x TOMODACHI “Wash-i Room” Collab

2015 at 01:27 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Contemporary art space Public Functionary partnered with TOMODACHI to create a vibrantly colorful installation in…where else? The gallery bathroom. Dubbed the “Wash-i Room” (get it, wash room/washi tape?), installation artist Meepo created a dimensional, abstract design using Japanese brand mt tape that covered each wall and included designed panels inserted into a grid of mirrors. Even the soap dispenser got the washi treatment! Stop by the gallery this fall to catch an art exhibit and snap a selfie in the wash-i room (you could even win a PF t-shirt!).

Follow Public Functionary on Facebook to keep up with events, exhibits and gallery hours. http://www.facebook.com/pfunctionary

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