Japanese hobby goods manufacturer Good Smile Company has announced that they’ll be releasing a duo of cozy reversible parkas, along with two types of button-up shirts in collaboration with Kirby. They will be available for pre-sale at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show event in Chiba, at booth 11-W06 (Hall 11) from September 12 to September 15.
The “mokomoko” reversible parkas are made of super fluffy polyester material, perfect for lounging in your room or completing your every day, cozy fall outfit. They’re available in two dreamy color schemes, white x pink, and mint x lavender. I love the oversized style, it’s a sweater I could live inside of for the rest of my life. The color scheme makes the parka look like fluffy cotton candy. The reverse side of both parkas is a cute repeated pattern of popular Kirby series characters and Kirby’s favorite little foods. Both parkas feature a tiny Kirby face on the zipper pull, accompanying you in being super cozy. The “mokomoko” parkas will sell for a 12,000 yen ($111 USD), which is a bit steep for something to just be room wear, so I’m excited to see what kind of everyday looks people put together with this fluffy masterpiece.
Good Smile Company also designed two types of button-up shirts, available in denim and twill. These pieces are a bit more practical for daily wear because they look like something you could wear to the office at first glance, with a quirky touch of Kirby dashing across the shirt. The wood-colored buttons give the shirts a sort of cartoon look, like something Ness from Earthbound would wear if he had a part-time job. The shirt is complete with a Kirby logo pattern on the inside of the collar, and a Maximum Tomato patch on the sleeve. I personally like the tweed color more, because you definitely can’t match a denim shirt with denim, even though that’s what the model in the photo has done… The “Kirby Work Shirt” will sell for 7,500 yen ($69 USD) at the same time as the “mokomoko” reversible parkas.
You can buy the parkas and work shirts at Tokyo Game Show, a yearly gaming industry convention that is open to the public from September 14 (Saturday) and 15 (Sunday) From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This year’s TGS is taking place in Makuhari Messe, one of Japan’s largest convention centers. It’s projected that there will be around 2000 booths this year, and I can only imagine the variety of merchandise that will be available!