Licca-chan Collaborates With Sanrio’s Little Twin Stars Kiki & Lala in New Product Range

30.January.2020 | FASHION

The new “LiccA Stylish Doll Collection Little Twin Stars Anniversary Style” is a new Licca-chan doll from Takara Tomy’s made in collaboration with Sanrio and their popular characters Kiki & Lala, aka the Little Twin Stars. Pre-orders for the collection are set to open on February 3, 2020 at four branches of Takara Tomy as well as online at Takara Tomy Mall and the Sanrio online shop. It will be released in June, when it will also hit shelves at select Sanrio shops.

Part of the official LiccA brand of dolls, this collaboration features Licca-chan wearing the Little Twin Stars’ 45th anniversary pastel colours, a mix of Kiki’s pure blue and Lala’s gentle pink. Stars are dotted all over the outfit, including the dress and earrings, and Licca-chan has a hairstyle that’s fluffy like clouds.

Decorating her dress is a print of Kiki and Lala riding a unicorn. Her accessories include a stick with cotton candy on it, a shoe box with Kiki and Lala’s logo on it coloured in rainbow leaf, and more. Everything in the design is a commemoration of Kiki and Lala’s 45th anniversary.

The design for the outfit and hairstyle was chosen in a survey taken by 200 people at Sanrioworld GINZA back in September 2019 which was held to get fans involved with Kiki and Lala’s 45th anniversary.

Kiki & Lala and Licca-chan have been friends since the 80’s when a range of collaborative merchandise was released, such as the Licca-chan doll size Sanrio Gift Gate shop set featuring Kiki & Lala, the Licca-chan outfit with Kiki & Lala designs which was released as part of the “Sanrio Mate” series, and more.

 

If you’re a collector of Licca-chan and Sanrio merchandise, then don’t miss out on this new and very special collaboration.

 

© TOMY ©1976,2020 SANRIO CO.,LTD.TOKYO,JAPAN

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