As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, Kirby is releasing a new collection of merchandise that includes a dancing alarm clock.
With 2022 marking the 30th anniversary of Kirby series, both HAL Laboratory and Nintendo seemed to have wasted no time preparing to celebrate the milestone. Nintendo confirmed that KirbyThe company’s 30th anniversary celebration will take place this year and will then be held with the launch Kirby and the Forgotten Land in addition to announcing various activities and products for the occasion. Now another collection of merchandise has been revealed which includes a variety of items such as a dance Kirby alarm clock.
Nintendo is slowly releasing new Kirby birthday items from the beginning of the year. This includes a giant 30th anniversary plush toy, customizable Kirby necklaces or jewelry and even useful everyday items based on in-game designs found in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. the exclusive Kirby cafe in Japan has been renamed to reflect the game’s appearance, and a concert featuring soundtracks from the franchise has also been scheduled for August 2022.
To get fans even more excited about the series’ anniversary events, a new collection of Kirby merchandise has been announced. According to the official website of the Japanese brand Bandai, “Kirby‘s 30th Anniversary Deluxe Collection” will be part of its Ichiban Kuji system. The Ichiban Kuji is a lottery system, where fans need to pay a ticket to draw one of the prizes in the collection. In total, there are 21 different pieces in the product range. This includes the dancing alarm clock, which is the top prize in the collection. Other items include cute Kirby plush toys, key chains, face towels, 3D calendar, glasses and much more.
The price of each Ichiban Kuji ticket is 650 yen or about US$5.00. Lottery machines will be available at Lawson convenience stores and the Loteria Ichiban online store. Fans who are in Japan can check out these official channels once they become available starting May 21, 2022. While most of the series’ 30th Anniversary activities seem to focus solely on Japan, other fans shouldn’t worry. Nintendo has confirmed that there will still be more Kirby 30th Anniversary Events and Activities.
Given that Kirby has a huge following around the world and is such a beloved character by the gaming community that fans will likely wish some of Kirby’s upcoming official celebrations take place on a more global scale. I hope Nintendo and Hal Laboratory consider their global fans as they will likely appreciate being considered to participate in all the exciting Kirby 30th birthday parties.
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