Since Puella Magi Madoka Magica aired, its mascot character, Kyubey, has been a big hit with anime fans around the world. This little alien cat-thing looks cute and adorable, but he’s actually a devilishly sly dealer of magical girl powers and miracles. Of course, Kyubey doesn’t just give out magical powers and miracles for free; everything comes with a price, and when fans found out what the price was, Kyubey’s status in the anime world was upgraded to one of a demon.
With such a controversial character, it was only a matter of time before companies found a way to sell people their very own Kyubeys. Whether you want one because it’s cute or so you can use it as a punching bag, here are four Kyubeys that you may be tempted to sign a contract with.
Medicom Plush Kyubey
This is probably the plainest Kyubey you can get. Manufactured by Medicom, this plush toy Kyubey is 40cm tall and comes at a price of ¥3800 ($50). The gold rings around the hands that stick out of his ears look a bit flimsy to me, but I’m sure Kyubey would just restore his body if you damaged it somehow. This plush toy was originally release September 2011.
Cube Hugging Pillow Kyubey
This pillow by Cube is probably what you want if you want a punching bag that looks like Kyubey, or something to sleep with and give you nightmares. The hugging pillow Kyubey is probably the largest Kyubey you can get, measuring 90cm in length. It retails for ¥7600 ($100) and will be released in December 2011.
Chara-Ani Cushion Kyubey
Another Kyubey product is this cushion of Kyubey’s face by Chara-Ani. I don’t know anyone who would be able to stand that demonic stare for very long, but you can just sit on it if you get creeped out. This cushion sells for ¥3333 ($43) and was released in August 2011.
Good Smile Company Soft Vinyl Figure Kyubey
Good Smile Company, known for its PVC figures, went with a 1:1 scale reproduction of Kyubey. Standing at 23cm and 35cm long, this thing is massive as far as figures go. Since it’s made out of plastic, it’s much more detailed than a plush toy, but far heavier. This Kyubey retails for ¥10000 ($130) and was originally released in July 2011. Good Smile Company also states that if you display Kyubey somewhere at home, he might grant your wish, very tempting indeed.
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