Kitty Kitty Kittens
I confess I don't know much about this line, other than that they were immensely popular with children of the nineties and into the new millennium. Their special feature was their "purring" mechanism -which I imagine must be a ball inside a tube- built into the cat that made a purr-like noise when the toy is shaken/rocked/moved. Also appealing are their expressions which range from spacy to sad to surly. I have yet to see a genuinely cheerful looking Kitty Kitty Kitten, but the pig I guess does have sort of a smile.

List of my Collection
According to the earliest laundry tags I've seen, Tyco started the Kitty Kitty Kitten empire in 1992. I imagine they became available in stores in 1993, and were available intermittently until about 2003. The latest date I've seen on a Tyco tag is 1996, though it's possible they continued making them longer than that. In 2000, the kittens were marked DSI. As far as I know, they were discontinued in 2004 or earlier.
This list is obviously by no means complete, just a listing of the all the different ones I've picked up over the years ;) If anyone can help me identify or name the ones I have, I would be pleased to host any relevant information here. I know that they probably all had proper names as well, one day I hope to learn them. In short, this page is here because there doesn't seem to be *any* other Kitty Kitty Kittens information page out there yet. The vast majority of kittens I have are from Canada and have bilingual tags on them. I do not know if other countries had differences that aren't listed here.
Prepare to OD on cute...

 
Versions Seen: All white (possibly named Fluffy?)
Grey with white undersides (possibly named Tiger)
Ginger with white undersides, stripes drawn on fur (possibly named Tawny?)
Calico - ginger/black/white.(possibly named Calico?)
Siamese (pale beige with chocolate markings on nose, paws, ears), named Buttons.
Tan w/white paws/nose, named Mittens.
I have been told by a fellow fan that each kitten came with either a blue or pink bow, designating the gender of the kitten, with a respective name change! (eg; the grey kitten was named Tiger with the blue bow, Queenie with the pink).


Another fan has send this information about the Tyco kitty names. According to her, the bow colour did not change the name of the kitten:

Orange & white cat, Pumpkin Brown, orange white calico, Rascal. Black and white, Midnight Grey and white cat, Smokey Black, Orange, White calico, Patches White fluffy cat, Snowball Tan and White cat, Baby Siamese cat Name,Princess Fluffy All grey cat with purple bow, Queenie A dark brown and white spotted cat with purple bow, Dixie
1992 Kitty Kitty Kittens (core line).   1992 Tyco Industries, Inc. Made in China. Purple writing on laundry tag, wearing chiffon neckties with sparkly dot pattern. Approximately 10" long, "purred" when head was tilted/body was rocked. These could have been issued pretty much any year, despite being dated 1992. They were probably not issued the same year as those in the table below.
I have seen an advertisement featuring these cats all together; the names following are those given there.

Versions Seen: All white (possibly named Fluffy?)
Grey with white undersides (possibly named Tiger?)
Ginger with white undersides, stripes drawn on fur (possibly named Tawny?)
Calico - ginger/black/white.  (possibly named Calico?)
Siamese (pale beige with chocolate markings on nose, paws, ears), named Buttons.
Tan w/white paws/nose, named Mittens.

1992 Kitty Kitty Kittens (core line).   1992 Tyco Industries, Inc. Made in Thailand. Approximately 10" long, "purred" when head was tilted/body was rocked.  Pink writing on laundry tag, wearing hot pink plain chiffon neckties, some came with extra plastic lockets with a photo of the kitten inside, others had no chiffon collars but only rubber necklaces in pink or purple.  Although they share the same date as the kittens above, they could be from 1993 or later, if they aren't the original issues themselves.

Versions Seen: All tan, shown left.

1992 Kitty Kitty Kittens (core line).   1992 Tyco Industries, Inc. Made in Thailand. Approximately 10" long, "purred" when head was tilted/body was rocked.  Magenta/purplish-pink writing on laundry tag, wearing sparkly polka-dot chiffon necktie.  Although they share the same date as the kittens above, they could be from 1993 or later, if they aren't the original issues themselves.
I bought this one from a lady in New York, not sure if the country difference explains the colour difference on the laundry tag writing.
Versions Seen: Black and white, shown left
1992 Kitty Kitty Kittens (core line).   1992 Tyco Industries, Inc. Made in Thailand. Approximately 10" long, "purred" when head was tilted/body was rocked.  Royal Purple writing on laundry tag, wearing sparkly polka-dot chiffon necktie.  Although they share the same date as the kittens above, they could be from 1993 or later, if they aren't the original issues themselves.
I bought this one from a lady in New York, not sure if the country difference explains the colour difference on the laundry tag writing.
 
Versions I've Seen:
-Shaggy pale yellow with white
-Grey
-White

1992 Kitty Kitty Kittens (Large) 1992 Tyco Industries, Inc. Made in Thailand. The largest of the kittens, approximately 18" long. Make a purring noise when moved. So far all I've seen come with pink bows. I used to have a lion pictured here, he is from a later series in 1994.
Versions Seen:
Orange Tiger
Snow Leopard
Spotted Cat (tan with reddish-brown spots, purple ears)
Spotted Cat (tan with black spots)
Lion Cub (tan and white)

1992 Kitty Kitty Jungle Kittens 1992 Tyco Industries, Inc. Made in Thailand. Slightly larger (the heads, especially) than average Kitty Kitty Kittens, came in jungle prints, with a spandex animal-print necktie.
I have seen a laundry tag without the washing instructions/paler green writing.
Versions Seen:
see left.

1993 Kitty Kitty Kittens (core line).   1993 Tyco Industries, Inc.  Made in Thailand.  Hot Pink writing.
Approximately 10" long, "purred" when head was tilted/body was rocked.  



1994 Sears Wishbook  Kitty Kitten and Puppy Twin Set, made of soft plush exteriors and each with it's own basket-look box. Kittens come with a collar and mathcing bracelet that can be personalized.  Pick up the kittens and they purr.  The puppies, wiht a gentle cuddle, will wag their tails with delight.  Set of two.
Possibly Puppy Puppy Puppies sold with the "bandana" print neckties are from these sets?

Versions Seen:
Lion


1994 Kitty Kitty Jungle Lion (18" plush)
1994 Tyco Industries, Inc. Made in Thailand.
It seems likely that this plush was made to capitalize on Disney's The Lion King film, also released in 1994. Both of mine have white threads in the middle of their backs - I don't know if that's where the hang tag was sewn on, if that's how they were attached to the packaging, or what else. As the tag reads as Kitty Kitty Jungle Lion, it's fair to say this was probably the only plush with this laundry tag.

1995 Sears Wishbook Came with an elasticized chiffon necklace, with a plastic heart locket that opened to show a photo of the kitten on the right side, and a space for you to write a name in on the left. 

In my collection:
-Grey & white patches.
-Pale pinkish-tan with white
-Calico, white grey/brown
-Black and white patches

Kitty Kitty Baby Kittens 1995  Tyco Industries Inc, Made in Thailand (Dark Pink writing).  Smaller than regular kitty kitty kittens.  The heads are about the same size but the torso is much shorter.  Plain chiffon collars.

1996 Sears Wishbook: Kitty Kitty Kittens Life-like kittens purr when head is tilted to feed. Comes with bottle.  Available at Sears only through the catalogue! Each kitten sold separately.  Sorry, no choice of colour.  Ages 3 years and up. 
These could be any of the kittens listed on my page so far. I still am not sure how to differentiate them by the year of issue. 

In my collection:
-Calico, white/dark brown/rust
-Calico, white/grey/beige
-White/Black patches
-Pale pinkish-tan with white
-Fluffy white
-tan "siamese"

1996 Kitty Kitty Baby Kittens 1996 Tyco Industries Inc, Made in China. The smallest (and cutest, in my opinion) Kitty Kitty Kittens, they almost had no torso whatsoever!  Came with pink or violet chiffon collars tied in a bow.

Not really kitty kitty kittens...



1994 Playtime Kitties c Sekiguchi Creative House 1994 Tyco Industries Inc, Made in China. Slightly larger than kitty kitty kittens, arms move (has a battery compartment in bottom).  Not sure if they are related at all to Kitty Kitty Kittens but they are made by the same company and have similar eyes/noses/expression.

In 2000, Kitty Kitty Kittens were made by DSI.  I don't know if Tyco was absorbed into this company or if there was a name change or if the company was completely different; it mattered little as they  had voluntarily recalled over a quarter of a million of them, because the water inside them (to make their bodies more "lifelike" was contiminated and could cause illness to children if they managed to get in contact with said water. Despite this, in March of 2002, DSI announced that they had produced their one millionth Kitty Kitty Kitten, and Puppy Puppy Puppies were introduced at Toy Fair. There were also plans to have a coordinating website promotion with special collector's-only benefits, I do not know if these plans went through or not.  Teddy Teddy Teddies also debuted somewhere around 2003-4, as did the "Soft & Pretty" line (brightly coloured Kitty Kitty Kittens that were difficult to find in stores).  By 2004, DSI was bankrupt.


Sears Wishbook, 2001 (Canadian).  Notice the old Tyco names, and the chiffon/polka dot material for the tie. However, the 2000+ kitties have ties that do not wrap around the neck of the kitten, it is simply a little bow sewn directly into the neck.  
The 2002 kitties did not appear in the 2002 Sears Wishbook.  I don't know if they were in any later volumes.
In my collection:
Punkin & Patches (according to box back shown above).

2000 DSI tagged kittens.  Laundry tag is marked (in part) 2000, DSI Toys Inc/Meritus Industries Inc. Made in China.  Has the same characteristics as the boxed kittens below, except the bow is made of chiffon with silver dots - also sewn on, not a separate collar like the Tyco versions.

2002 November, Zeller's flyer photo. 


c. 2002 Kitty Kitty Kittens (Core line) Back of the box features 15 Kitty Kitty Kittens, many are "reused" patterns, others look completely new.  Of these, I have only personally seen 9 (shown below) All or some of the 2002 issue kitties were sold in cardboard boxes like these, with a name tag attached to one ear (Beanie Babies have forever changed the landscape of plushie toys I think ;) and sewn-on satin bow ties.  
In my collection:
Pepper, Baby, Punkin, Patches, Sammy, Princess, Smokey, River and Midnight.
Permit #1740 1505- River, Pepper, Sammy and Midnight
Permit #1740 1507- Punkin.
The other three I have had their tags removed.

c. 2002 Kitty Kitty Kittens (Core line) Laundry tags are pretty vague.  Read made in China, with no manufacturer or date mentioned, but for some reason there is a different permit number on some kitties. Bodies (if not damaged) feel very light and fat as they have an inflated air bladder inside them. 

Two Punkins; Left has the 2000 DSI marked lanudry tag, the other has the generic tag found on the boxed Kitty Kitty Kittens.  The DSI tagged one has a sparkle-dotted chiffon bow tie, the other has a satin bow tie, both sewn right onto the neck.
Pink bow tie Smokey's tag
Two different Smokeys - the one with the mint coloured bowtie is from the boxed series.  The one with the pink bow tie has a different tag.  They are otherwise fairly similar.
Yet another DSI tag

Snowball- looks like the boxed series of kittens but has a different tag.  I am not sure how she was sold.


2001 DSI Kitty Kitty Kittens Another American kitty, same writing on the laundry tag as the fancy coloured ones below, but 2001, not 2002, came with chiffon/sparkle dot bow sewn directly to the neck, it does not wrap around the neck at all.
Burnt Red
Daisy Yellow
Deep Sea Blue
Minty Sea Green
Neon Pink
2002 "Soft & Pretty" Kitty Kitty Kittens Brightly Coloured Kittens with chiffon/sparkle dot "collars".  Mine was bought loose (no box or packaging), with a cardboard hangtag on the ear.  Laundry tag is marked (in part) 2002, DSI Toys Inc.  These appear to be the last of the Kitty Kitty Kittens.  The ear tag shows the pink kitty.

Kitties I don't have examples of: Kitties with tags marked "Made in Indonesia", Fancy Kitty Kitty Kittens, which came in clothing (have not even seen these ever, just heard about them).

Missing Laundry tags:
 

Mystery Kitty Kitty Kittens: Kittens I have acquired with no laundry tags (they were removed).  They can probably be ruled out as not being the last DSI issues though, as they don't have the sewn on satin bow ties.   The one below is a charcoal grey, I don't think he's just a faded black one...?
Size differences: Farthest left is the biggest kitty kitty kittens that I've seen at about 18 inches long, middle is a regular-sized DSI, at the end is a Kitty Kitty Baby Kitten -1996 issue, the smallest kitties I know of.
Puppy Puppy Puppies 




1993 Puppy Puppy Puppies (large tag, spandex bandanas) 1993 Tyco Industries, Inc.  Made in Thailand.  Dark Pink writing, large tag that mentions washed gravel.
I believe these are the ones that came with the Kitty/Puppy Twin sets, they are wearing spandex bandana collars.  I don't think the ear bows on the white one are original.


1993 Puppy Puppy Puppies (large tag, chiffon polkadot collars) 1993 Tyco Industries, Inc.  Made in Thailand.  Dark Pink writing, large tag that mentions washed gravel.  The darker beige one is missing his collar, the other three came with polkadot chiffon collars.



1993 Puppy Puppy Puppies 1993 Tyco Industries, Inc.  Made in Thailand.  Dark Pink writing, less writing overall, comes with a separate "not to be removed" upholstery tag.




1993 Puppy Puppy Puppies 1993 Tyco Industries, Inc.  Made in Indonesia.  Dark Pink writing, less writing overall, no "not to be removed" upholstery tag.


These ones I found with their tags removed.  They are most likely Tyco, the grey one has the pink chiffon collar with white dots.

1994 Sears Wishbook  Kitty Kitten and Puppy Twin Set, made of soft plush exteriors and each with it's own basket-look box. Kittens come with a collar and mathcing bracelet that can be personalized.  Pick up the kittens and they purr.  The puppies, wiht a gentle cuddle, will wag their tails with delight.  Set of two.
Possibly Puppy Puppy Puppies sold with the "bandana" print neckties are from these sets?

-Shaggy tan fur with white muzzle/undersides.
-Grey/beige/white patches, long ears.
1995 Puppy Puppy Puppies 1995 Tyco Tyco Industries Inc. Made in Thailand. Dark pink (nearly red) writing.


Are sold in pale purple boxes with a swing tag attached to the ear.   The beige one squeaks.  The Sheepdog one has just the remnants of a tag but looks to be the DSI one.

Bunny Bunny Bunnies

Versions Seen
Brown and white
Grey lop earred
Tan
White lop earred. 
White lop earred with yellowish spots  

1994 Bunny Bunny Bunnies 1994, Tyco Industries Inc. Made in Thailand.  Purple writing on laundry tag.  
All bunnies have purple lace collars except blue eyed lop.

Baby Baby Farm Babies

Versions Seen:
Cow
Pig
Lamb
Horse

1995 Baby Baby Farm Babies 1995, Tyco Industries Inc. Made in Thailand.  Came with a pink/white spandex gingham collar, squeaked when tummies are squeezed.

2002  Teddy Teddy Teddies

Versions Known:

Teddy Bear
Japanese Bear
Polar Bear
Grizzly Bear
Panda Bear
Brown Bear

c. 2002 Teddy Teddy Teddies Filled with an air bladder (like a balloon), they feel very light and make "bear sounds" when rocked (sort of like a higher-pitched version of one of those "moo" can/shaker things).

Tag is the same or close enough as the boxed DSI kitties.



Mystery Cat - Solved! I've been told this is a knock off toy made by Dandee, it is not by Tyco!