The world of fan-made Amiibo figurines is not new to grotesque bastardisations of beloved Nintendo characters, but I can honestly say that this is one that will keep me up at night.
Sydney resident and amateur 3D printing enthusiast, Morris, recently decided to print the already-disturbing “Leggy Kirby” model from popular 3D print/model community portal Thingiverse. That model looks like this:
Leggy Kirby by sfoster0 on Thingiverse
Not one to leave well enough alone, and with some inspiration from a friend, Morris decided to take the concept one step further. Using Autodesk’s Meshmixer modelling software, Kirby was given a pair of beefy arms courtesy of another Thingiverse model. The result? Nothing but 100% pure uncut nightmare fuel. I’ve taken to calling him Beefcake Kirby:
“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should”
The best part, though? Thanks to a 3D printed base (again, courtesy of the Thingiverse community) equipped with a sneaky NFC tag, this hellish statuette is also a fully functioning Kirby Amiibo! You can see it working in the video below:
Now Nintendo aren’t know for being friendly towards any kind of fan-made projects concerning their exclusive IP, so naturally this bootlegged Beefcake Kirby is not available for purchase. Luckily, Morris has been kind enough to upload the 3D model to Thingiverse so if you’re fortunate enough to have a 3D printer at home you can have a go at making your own fucked-up hyper masc Kirby Amiibo!
Big thanks to Morris for sharing Beefcake Kirby’s journey with us. Allow me to close off this ordeal with some more pictures of it in the making (I’d like to draw extra special attention to Beefcake Kirby’s juicy buns) plus the meme that inspired the whole thing: