New Waddle Dee Plush Will Come With a USB Warmer

Waddle Dee plush with USB warmer will join Kirby

A new plush modeled after Waddle Dee from the Kirby series will appear with a USB-connected warmer in Japan. Bandai Spirits has opened pre-orders for the plush on the Japanese Premium Bandai web store. The item will be available at 5,480 yen (~$38). The price tag includes tax but excludes shipping and handling fees. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]

The plush will have a size of around 33cm (~13 inches), and the USB cable will be around 1.8m (~71 inches) long. About 30 seconds after connecting the USB cable, the polyester plush will start to generate heat, reaching a temperature of around 42-46°C (107.6-114.8°F) which will give comfort to the user. The plush’s internal system will keep it warm after a full charge and the USB charger is disconnected for around an hour.

Waddle Dee will join Kirby, who previously received a similar plush. Bandai Spirits released a USB warmer plush featuring the eponymous series protagonist in November 2020. Its initial stock sold out within a few hours. The company restocked Kirby’s plush at least twice in December 2020 and February 2021. It also announced that it had sold over 30,000 units of all plushes in the same series.

The Waddle Dee plush with USB warmer will release in Japan in December 2022. Bandai Spirits will close pre-orders for the item on December 11, 2022.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.