Funko Pop! Sanrio: Hello Kitty x Nissin
Instant classics meet classic instants! Get instantly cute with these Funko Pops from Nissin Cup Noodles x Hello Kitty. The original Nissin Cup Noodles has been warming bellies and putting smiles on faces for 45 years. Those smiles are about to last all year round as Funko brings to life the cutest collaboration with Hello Kitty and Cup Noodles.
After Hello Kitty (or Kitty White) first appeared in 1974, she stole the hearts of people far and wide. I just can’t get enough of her cute little bow and the fact that she likes Noodles!
A staple in the Kawaii culture, Hello Kitty is one of my favorites in my Pop! Sanrio collection! Here’s the lineup for this release:
- Hello Kitty on Bike Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure
- Hello Kitty in Noodle Cup Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure
- Hello Kitty with Noodles and Fork Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure – GameStop Exclusive
- Hello Kitty in Noodle Cup Diamond Glitter Collection Funko Pop! Vinyl Figure – Hot Topic Exclusive
I’m glad that Nissin Top Ramen and Hello Kitty have crossed paths creating the delicious and adorable crossover collection of Pop! figures. These unique pops are now available for pre-order at the links below.
In the middle of the postwar era, Momofuku Ando helped Japan change the way it ate by inventing an instant chicken and noodle soup prepared with the simple addition of a little hot water.
Ando discovered a market for a soup with noodles that was strongly flavored, inexpensive, and very simple to prepare.
Obsessed with the idea, he tested different formulas – with a used noodle maker and a giant wok pan – and lost many a sleepless night until, in 1958, he succeeded in creating a new food that became popular and was incorporated into his country’s culinary everyday life.
The noodle soup became popularly known in Japan as “magic lamen.” Half a century later, his invention is still being sold around the world.
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