Hello Kitty is hopping into spring and she’s bringing some of her sweetest friends. New plush Hello Kitty & Friends Squishmallows are popping up in stores featuring pastel colors and gingham designs.

Hello Kitty & Friends Squishmallows | Source: Claire’s

There are seven 8-inch Sanrio spring characters available at Claire’s, including Hello Kitty herself in various costumes and outfits (including an Easter egg with sprinkles and her signature bow), Cinnamoroll with a yellow bowtie, Tuxedo Sam looking like an Easter egg, and My Melody in both pastel and sprinkle patterns. TSome of them even have bunny tails on the back. These new members of the Squishmallows squad are suitable for kids of all ages, are machine washable, and are available for $19.99 each. There are also some different variations of the characters in different gingham styles available at specialty retailers.

If pastel isn’t your thing, but you still love Squishmallows, there are other new squishy squads making their way to Claire’s, including the 8-inch Colorful Crew for $19.99 each and the 12-inch Over the Rainbow styles for $34.99 each.

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The new styles are available now at Claire’s. If you get them on the claires.com, you can select which squad theme you want, but the exact Squishmallows you receive will be a surprise. If you have one exact Squishmallow in mind, you can pick it out in person, as long as it’s still there!

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.