This year is the year of the pink puffball. Hence, it’s the perfect time for fans to deck out in official jackets, rings, and socks. Also, it’s the perfect time for cake. And candy. Lots of candy.
Toy store Kiddy Land will be having a “Kirby’s Pupupu 25th Anniversary” event in September where they’ll be selling a ton of new merchandise based on Hal Laboratory’s pink puffball (“Pupupu” is the first part of the Japanese name for Kirby’s homeland, Dreamland).
Here’s a look at what will be on sale:
“Kirby’s Strawberry Chocolate Cake” measures 12 cm in diameter, which can serve from two to four people. It will cost 1,800 yen (about US$16.50), and will only be available at the Harajuku (Tokyo) and Umeda (Osaka) locations.
The limited-edition “Kirby’s Sweets Party Waddle Farm Milk Candy” and “Kirby’s Sweets Party Waddle Farm Strawberry Milk Candy” come in milk carton containers, and each cost 800 yen (about US$7.33).
The limited-edition “Kirby’s Sweets Party Cookie Set” will retail for 1,000 yen (about US$9.15) a package.
The limited-edition “25th Anniversary Dream Islands Plastic Folder Holder” will hold your favorite folders, and will cost 1,200 yen (about US$11).
The limited-edition “25th Anniversary Plastic Folder Set” comes with three folders with three different designs. It will cost 1,000 yen (about US$9.15).
This limited-edition Kirby pillow cover will cost 1,800 yen (about US$16.50). It measures 52 cm in width and 36 cm in height, and will be on sale beginning on September 16.
Kirby‘s limited-edition “PupupuPremium Ring” comes in two variations: Kirby and Meta Knight. The Kirby ring comes in Japanese ring sizes 9, 11, and 13 (US sizes 5, 5 3/4, and 6 1/2 , while the Meta Knight ring will come in Japanese ring sizes 15, 17, and 19 (US sizes 7 1/2, 8 1/2, 9 1/2). Each ring will cost 15,000 yen (about US$137.50).
The shop will also be offering three new items a little bit before they go on sale at other retailers, including plushies of villains Taranza, Susie, and Scarfy. Taranza will cost 2,500 yen (about US$23), Susie will cost 2,000 yen (about US$18), and Scarfy will cost 1,300 yen (about US$12).
The “Maximum Tomato Pass Case,” “Candy Pass Case,” and “Star Rod Pen Pouch” will cost 1,300 yen (about US$12) each.
The “The Kirby Croquis Notebook” will come in two different designs, with each costing 800 yen (about US$7.33).
The Kirby ACIMOV socks come in black and blue, with each color costing 1,500 yen (about US$14).
The “25th Anniversary Merengue Cookies in a Jar” will cost 1,500 yen (about US$14).
The “2018 Schedule Book” will cost 1,600 yen (about US$15).
The “Dream Islands Plastic Stand Collection” has a total of six different designs, including (in order of the numbers listed in the image) “Candy & Kirby’s House,” “Meta Knight & the Meta Knights,” “Kirby With Balloon & Waddle Dee Reporter Team,” “Bronto Burts & Whispy Woods,” “Kirby With Star Rod & Fountain of Dreams,” as well as one secret design. The plastic stands are sold in blind packages, and each will cost 650 yen (about US$6).
The “Kirby’s Sweets Land Party” board game will cost 3,200 yen (US$29), and will be sold beginning on September 16.
The “Mocchi-Mocchi- GameStyle 25th Anniversary Original Color” Kirby plushie will cost 2,990 yen (about US$27.40), while the Mocchi-Mocchi- face keychains come in both “smile” and “sad” versions and cost 990 yen (about US$9) a piece.
The “Kirby 25th Anniversary Plushies” come in Kirby and Waddle Dee versions, and each costs 1,300 yen (about US$12).
The “Kirby 25th Anniversary Japanese Jacket” will be available to order at Tokyo and Osaka Kiddy Land locations beginning on September 9. The unisex jacket comes in Small, Medium, and Large sizes. The jackets are scheduled to be released in November. Pre-orders will end once a certain number of orders have been made. The jacket will cost 6,800 yen (about US$62).
The event will run at the Kiddy Land toy store between September 9 and 29. Kiddy Land has 18 locations across Japan. At the Tokyo and Osaka locations, a Kirby mascot will come to the store to take photos with customers.
Kirby starred in his own anime series in 2001. 4Kids dubbed and broadcasted the anime in North America under the title Kirby: Right Back at Ya! in 2002. The latest main series Kirby game—Kirby: Planet Robobot—shipped last April in Japan and in North America and Europe last June.