Every year, Hello Kitty sales bring in over $5 billion worldwide! Since 1974, the Japanese cartoon character has captured the hearts of little girls and adults alike.

A few months ago, I got hooked on the Netflix Original Series, The Toys that Made Us. I love the series because I'm a sucker for vintage toys, but I have to admit I'm a little disappointed.  Through the first two seasons, the series has only featured two toys that were marketed to females: Barbie and Hello Kitty.  After sitting through episodes about He-Man and G.I. Joe, I was really looking to seeing those two episodes.  Meanwhile, my husband sat next to me, rolling his eyes through both the "girl toys" episodes...but hey, I learned a lot during the Hello Kitty episode!

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Did you know that Hello Kitty has a real name, twin sister, blood type...and is actually British, not Japanese? Her parent company, Saniro, is one of the largest licensors on the planet granting permission for manufactures to make everything Hello Kitty from jewelry, apparel and school supplies to some more out there things like gravestones, adult diapers and tarot cards.

But if you're a huge fan of Hello Kitty, I bet you already knew all of that.  I bet you already knew there's a Hello Kitty Cafe Truck that's been traveling the country for the past six years, too.  Well, that adorable pink truck is about to pull into the Gem State for the first time! You can visit it near H&M at the Boise Towne Square Mall this Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

The cafe truck serves up adorable Hello Kitty minicakes, macarons, cookies and pocket pies.  You can also buy a handful of merch like t-shirts, chubby bunny bows, lunch boxes and cafe chef plush toys during the visit!

For more on what the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck has planned for Boise click HERE!

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