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King Dedede statues First 4 Figures

First 4 Figures has revealed a pair of new King Dedede statues as part of its Kirby line.

Two variants are planned. Fans can either pick up the regular version or masked version, and both have “standard” and “exclusive” versions. The exclusive edition contains a gold plated coin.

Below is some additional information about the statues:

King Dedede Nendoroid

We have an update on the previously-announced King Dedede Nendoroid, as Good Smile has provided a release date and started up pre-orders today.

The new Nendoroid has interchangeable eye and mouth parts to create a smiling face, a cool-looking determined face, and a shocked, jaw-dropped face. Also as an optional part, King Dedede’s hammer is included. Those that want to properly display the figure can do so with a stand that’s a part of the package.

The previously announced Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest is being performed today, and is being live streamed, giving those unable to attend the concert in person a chance to listen. Fans interested can catch up on the stream below:

On March 25, Kirby and the Forgotten Land was released on Switch, and has gone on to become the best-selling Kirby title to date. Kirby’s Dream Buffet has also been announced with a currently unspecified release date but with a release window of Summer 2022.

The first Kirby game, Kirby’s Dream Land, originally released in 1992 for the Game Boy. Nintendo and HAL Laboratory have launched many mainline and spinoff titles since then across various platforms.

PowerA Kirby Switch controller

PowerA has revealed that it is now starting to ship a new Kirby-themed enhanced wired controller for Switch based on the series’ 30th anniversary. It should be available starting today in North America and Europe. However, it should be noted retailers like Amazon have it listed for July 15.

The controller “takes influence from the adorable protagonist’s character design, with his signature pink color having a prominent focus.” It contains mappable advanced gaming buttons, along with a lengthy detachable 10ft USB cable.

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Kirby Nendoroid - Kirby: 30th Anniversary Edition

The Kirby Nendoroid – Kirby: 30th Anniversary Edition was just shown off at WonHobby Gallery 2022 Spring over the weekend, and Good Smile has already followed up with a release date. The figure is currently planned for January 31, 2023.

As the name of the Nendoroid implies, the figure is intended to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kirby. The included magnets make it easy to pose.

kirby dance

With Kirby having just turned 30, Masahiro Sakurai has spoken about the character’s signature victory dance.

Sakurai is largely known for his work on the Super Smash Bros. series these days. Because of that, it can be easy to forget that he’s the creator of Kirby as well.

kirby 30th anniversary

The 30th anniversary of Kirby is officially here. The first game in the series, Kirby’s Dream Land, launched in Japan on April 27, 1992. North America and Europe would later get the game in August of that year.

In celebration of Kirby’s 30th anniversary, a new piece of art was shared. Get a look at the design above.


Kirby and the Forgotten Land finally provided something that a lot of fans had been asking for: the first true 3D entry in the series. Fans have argued that this is finally the shot in the arm that the franchise needed to gain more popularity and acclaim.

Kirby has been going strong for three decades. We’ve seen a lot of classic platformers, but also some pretty neat spinoffs with titles such as Kirby Air Ride, Kirby Canvas Curse, Kirby Mass Attack, and much more. The future of the series is looking bright after Kirby and the Forgotten Land, though we now want to hear from you about what you want to see next from the series. Share your ideas with us in the comments below.

kirby timeline

The Washington Post published a new interview today with some of the key developers behind the Kirby series, and some interesting discussion came about when they were asked about a possible timeline or thread that ties the different entries together. 

It actually turns out that “there is no clear timeline for the game stories”, according to HAL Laboratory general director Shinya Kumazaki. Kumazaki explained that this is done so that the development team “constrained by past settings”.

His full words regarding a possibly Kirby timeline are as follows:

Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest.

It’s just been announced that the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest. will be taking place this summer.

According to the official website, this is “a one-time-only music festival will be held featuring a large big band-style ensemble of 35 musicians performing in a variety of genres”. The venue will even feature a large LED monitor with a moving Kirby.

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