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Hello Kitty Toaster Oven Becoming Hard to Find

October 5th, 2009

hello-kitty-toaster-oven.jpgYesterday during my niche research I noticed that Hello Kitty toasters were surprisingly popular. It seems that many people are also looking for the Hello Kitty toaster oven, which does exist but returns far fewer search results. More frustrating for potential buyers, however, is the fact that actually finding one of these available for sale is becoming somewhat difficult.

The most recent edition of the item was launched by Sanrio in 2000 with a model number of SK-KT7W and a suggested retail price of $59.95. Since then, both price and availability have varied considerably. I have seen prices as high as $90 from a company called Japan LA and as low as $4.95 at a Target clearance sale, as reported by a commenter at the Amazon page for “Hello Kitty Pink 2 Slice Toaster Oven KT5225.”

It is currently unavailable for regular purchase through Amazon.com, although depending on the time of your search you may an occasional listing at the Ebay online auction site. There are also some scattered Craigslist ads out there for this elusive Hello Kitty product with asking prices generally ranging from $20 to $40.

Like the Pokemon cartoon-styled characters, Hello Kitty has developed a certain cult following, with various websites and blogs dedicated to its support or opposition. Some people have modeled their entire kitchens in this particular style and are now seeking the toaster oven to complete their collection. Hello Kitty-themed items and decorations have been used in shops, restaurants, hospitals, and even on airplanes throughout the world.

Meanwhile, the Hello Kitty Toaster (item number KT5211) is more widely available at Amazon, Ebay, and many other venues. This toaster has the distinctive feature of browning the bread in the shape of the Hello Kitty character. Some reviewers have questioned its effectiveness in designing a noticeable kitty on the toast while others were unsure about its reliability over the long term. Almost everyone agreed that it was desirable because of its substantial cuteness factor, however.

For those who are unable to locate a Hello Kitty toaster oven but still want to buy something with the same theme, you can browse around on the Hello Kitty community page where there are over 400 products available that have been dedicated to this popular character.


5 Responses to “Hello Kitty Toaster Oven Becoming Hard to Find”

  1. comment number 1 by: Alec

    A toaster, hello kitty very cute and I love the kitty with easy to use is fine as well. Cleaning is easy.

  2. comment number 2 by: furniture factory outlet

    many to use Hello Kitty-themed items .

  3. comment number 3 by: asley furniture showroom

    Wonderful design. It’s a suite for the teenagers and the new couple lovers. Kitty always be in people whom have softly mind.

  4. comment number 4 by: Anonymous

    This toaster has the distinctive feature of browning the bread in the shape of the Hello Kitty character.

  5. comment number 5 by: Jenny

    Hi fellow Hello Kitty fanatics!

    I actually have one of these elusive toaster ovens pictured above that I’m planning on letting go of along with my Hello Kitty television. I love both of them tons, but sadly need to let them go. Email me if you would like to make an offer or see more pictures.

    Cheers!

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