Pokemon is probably the next on 7-Eleven list of collaborations but they are betting their dollars on Sanrio this August.
Available exclusively at stores islandwide, the 24-hour convenience store chain has just launched the Sanrio Pentacular marker pen collectibles in twelve adorable characters including Hello Kitty, Melody, Keroppi, Chococat, Pompompurin, The Runabouts, Hangyodon, and Tuxedosam. The new collectibles will be made available until 11 October 2016.
These marker pens can be purchased for $4.90 when you collect 6 stamps or for receive one for free when you collect 24 stamps. Customers will receive one stamp with every $3 spending.
Fans can also choose to purchase the Sanrio Pentacular Collector’s edition Carousel for $29.90. Four more new Sanrio characters will be available from 7 September onwards – Gudetama, Little Twin Stars (Kiki & Lala) and Dear Daniel (Magic Pen) which are sold separately.
The carousel comes with nine stamps which can go toward redeeming more character marker pens.
Article edit, 15 August 2016: We have edited the article to highlight that the Carousel does not come with any Sanrio Pentacular marker pens. We apologise for the error.