As of right now, the Bicycle blue Book is utterly worthless. I hope it improves, but I'm not feeling confident.
Nirve made the Hello Kitty bikes for a couple of years. I sold a bunch of them, BITD. I guess I worked at the bike shop 2006 to 2007? Maybe 2007 to 2008. They definitely sold them then, although there may have been slight variations in paint/graphics from year to year. Basically, we sold the Paul Frank Sock Monkey Nirves and the Hello Kitty Nirves all day, while the rest of the line tended to languish a little. They were all obscenely heavy, considering they're aluminum frames.