This Hello Kitty Melon Can be Yours at an Overpriced Rate

 - May 14, 2014
References: narinari & en.rocketnews24
Japan is home to a number of ultra-cool and bizarre food items and the Hello Kitty melon is no exception. A melon for approximately US$48.95 may seem a bit steep but not if you are a die-hard fan of the cute cartoon icon.

Sold by Furano Melon in Hokkaido, this customized fruit features an etched graphic of Hello Kitty herself. With her 40th birthday approaching, Sanrio's Hello Kitty has become one of the most iconic cartoon characters in the world.

After a range of feline-inspired fashions and custom-crafted cat cars, one cannot be surprised that a product like this exists. The Furano Hello Kitty Melon (40th Anniversary Edition) comes in a commemorative box that features the white cat character. Only 400 of the limited edition fruits will be sold this year and are guaranteed to go fast!