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dbsharpy asked:

This is a bit of an odd request, but would you be willing to help me with some info about the Magnetic Kirby figure? I've been super curious as to how it works, how much it weighs, the size, etc.


Not an odd question at all! In fact, as one of the rarest parts of my collection, many people ask about them. They were released by Tomy in Japan only in 2004 to coincide with the release of the “Kirby:Right back at Ya” anime. They were mostly overlooked it seems, despite being such a cool line. Sadly because of this, the line didn’t run long, never came to America and the toys are incredibly rare now. 

The Deluxe figures are about three inches tall and are composed of a Metal body with a thin plastic shell. Small magnets are then embedded in the hands, feet and hats to allow for free motion. There are three varieties:

The Happy Kirby with Cook, Parasol, and Cutter accessories 

The Angry Kirby with Fire and Sword accessories

And a Frowning Kirby with Ninja and Fighter accessories

One will show up on ebay at most once a year and I have never even seen the frowning one. It’s the last one I need! 

Here’s a picture of all I’ve got. Some of the smaller figures in the line are snap-together model kits that are slightly easier to come by, and Tomy is releasing some pretty nice Kirby mini-figures that I really like. And they aren’t hundreds of dollars! But yes, Tomy still has the license. My best advice? Support Kirby as a franchise and all of his games, and maybe get this line expanded upon sometime in the future! Nintendo figures are big right now, so we have a pretty decent chance. Stay tuned! 




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