Since 1992 it goes without saying that Kirby has been not just a well-respected video game franchise, but also a respected friend that we could always turn to. The Nintendo-raised pink ball of joy is enjoying its 25th anniversary throughout the year 2017, and with the new “Kirby: Star Allies” title slated for a Nintendo Switch early 2018, there’s never been a better time for celebration. That’s where Tokyo Otaku Mode’s latest product comes into play, bringing the faces of both Kirby and Meta Knight to life in the form of incredibly crafted leather key covers.
The “Kirby 25th Anniversary Pupupu Leather Key Cover” combines real leather with iron clasps and nylon stitches to give off an adorably rugged effect that’s set to arrive just in time for the new games release. Made in collaboration with OJAGA DESIGN, the Nintendo licensed product is definitely something we’re eyeing pretty hard. It’s tasteful, it’s stylish, it’s Kirby; count us in.
Though the product is a few months off, set for an April 2018 release, you’re able to lodge a pre-order via the Tokyo Otaku Mode website, here. It’ll be available for all countries around the globe and is currently priced at 5,440 yen a piece with their current promotion. The products will also be made available in department stores and other retailers across Japan, so it’ll be worth keeping an eye out there too.
What are your thoughts, does a leather Kirby key cover sound appealing to you? I’m not usually one to carry my key outside of my wallet, but perhaps that’s something that’ll need to change come early next year.