I've long had a collection of plushes. I have a bunch of Pikachus, a Ditto, a Snorlax (I guess I have a thing for collecting Pokemon), a Sonic that I've had by my side since I was about three. At the International Tokyo Toy Show that's happening this week, a disturbing new plushie was discovered, one that I doubt will join my personal collection anytime soon. It's a puppet of Kirby and King Dedede, only they look like how South Park portrays Canadians. Or like they mated with Pac-Man.
As spotted by Nintendo Life, an attendee of the show posted a picture of the Kirby on Twitter, which you can see below. Other merchandise showed off at the show included notebooks, pens, and other small toys. The Kirby and King Dedede puppets will be priced at 3,240 yen (which is around $30) and will be released in mid-August in Japan, with no word on if the creepy Kirby will ever make its way overseas.
The Kirby and Dedede puppets were on display at the International Tokyo Toy Show! They will be priced at 3,240 yen each (~$30) and will release in Japan in mid-August 2018 pic.twitter.com/42JROSQ1R7— Team Pupupu Kirby Star Allies (@teamkirby92) June 7, 2018
It's been a big year for Kirby, overall. Kirby Star Allies, Kirby's first foray on the Switch, released earlier this year. Kirby Battle Royale also released way back in January for the Nintendo 3DS. It's doubtful that we'll see news of the Kirby-variety this upcoming E3, but at the very least, we can marvel at how horrifying puppet Kirby is over in Japan.