Hello kitty history - 1979
Grandpa and grandma formally introduced to the Hello Kitty world.
Hello kitty history - 1980
Hello Kitty playing sport! Hello Kitty was in a tennis top and playing tennis. Holding a tennis racket and a ball, extremely cute and adorable. Hello Kitty digital watch was also released and went on sale that year, and more than a million watches were sold. Incredible.
Hello kitty history - 1981
The range of Hello Kitty items on sale expanded to telephones and cameras also some more electronic products, which it continued to increase year after year. The first Hello Kitty movie was made, called "Kitty and Mimi's new umbrella".
Hello kitty history - 1982
Hello Kitty's outline disappeared! The reason for this is to make Hello Kitty more involved to the background picture. They also made a bit of adjustment to the position of Hello Kitty's eyes.
Hello kitty history - 1983
Cris-cross and straight lined background, with a more US style design attracted lot of people in the US. During the same year, Hello Kitty was named the child ambassador of UNICEF in the US as well.
Hello kitty history - 1984
Hello Kitty photo design. This was to make Hello Kitty more realistic and made it seem closer to us. This process was a huge success at the end.
Hello kitty history - 1985
Tiny Cham introduced. Hello Kitty baking a cake in the kichen, which also attracted lot of young parents.
Hello kitty history - 1986
Passport shot of Hello Kitty's face. This extremely simply design became the offical logo for Hello Kitty for a while. This design was also seen on handbags, different clothing, handkerchiefs and lots more.
Hello kitty history - 1987
Black and white Hello Kitty series. This design was aimed to attract more adults instead of teenagers or younger children.
Hello kitty history - 1988
Cris-cross and straight lined background Hello Kitty is back. This design became really popular, and received large recongition from around the world. US CBS television started to show the first Hello Kitty cartoon on TV, "Hello Kitty's Fairy Tale Theater".
Hello kitty history - 1989
English Hello Kitty comic series went on sale in US. This attracted even more fans because the reader could actually get a closer feel to Hello Kitty, it friends, family and life.
Hello kitty history - 1990
Water droplets and snow background design developed. During the christmas it was even more popular with Hello Kitty in Santa-like costume with snowy background. Sanrio Puroland theme park opened in the same year as well.
Hello kitty history - 1991
Flower series. Hello Kitty was hold a flower with flowers in the background. It attracted lot of female fans instantly.
Hello kitty history - 1992
Fruit series. Hello Kitty was holding a fruit with fruits in the background. The design was changing depending on the season and the time of the year, to match the fruit and the color. It gave the fans a heart-warming feel.
Hello kitty history - 1993
Hello Kitty design changed! The bow on her ear changed to a flower, a new start to this new look of Hello Kitty.
Hello kitty history - 1994
Nurse series. Hello Kitty in a hospital and in a nurse's uniform! Hello Kitty was named the child ambassador of UNICEF in Japan.
Hello kitty history - 1995
Flower series back again. With much more designs and more more colorful.
Hello kitty history - 1996
More flower series...
Hello kitty history - 1997
Traditional Kitty design. Hello Kitty in traditional Japan clothing, also in school uniform, beach uniform, wedding gown. Mermaid Kitty was also a popular design.
Hello kitty history - 1998
Kitty's House themepark opened, attracted thousands of visitors a day.
Hello kitty history - 1999
Kitty baby series. This series was created in response to a strong request by young mothers who have been loyal fans of Hello Kitty since her debut.