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These Vintage Hello Kitty Products Will Take You Back

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Hello Kitty Con is a trip through memory lane. From looking at the old school Sanrio gift bags to retro Hello Kitty pencil boxes, you can't help but feel a little nostalgic.

LAist visited the convention running through to Sunday and checked out the vintage Hello Kitty items on display. We saw (and cooed at) the adorable products like a Hello Kitty sewing machine, a rotary phone, alarm clocks and a bevy of miniatures. The first-ever Hello Kitty product made—a tiny, see-through coin purse from 1975—sat in a glass case like an expensive piece of artwork. Even the early plush dolls looked different—Hello Kitty's eyes were bigger and face was flatter; she used to wear a big "K" on the front of her overalls.

Hello Kitty Con continues at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA today through Nov. 2.

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