This paper craft is the Scarfy, an enemy character that appears in several games in the Kirby series, created by João Vieira. At first glance, Scarfy looks like an orange, floating, round ball, with a cute face, and pointy, cat-like ears. Under certain conditions, it turns into a beige-colored, ghastly, one-eyed creature with fangs. In this form, it is called a Mutant Scarfy, and it will begin to chase after Kirby, exploding on contact. Scarfy cannot be inhaled, but is vulnerable to all other attacks.
In Kirby's Dream Land, Scarfys would explode upon defeat regardless of how they were defeated. In more recent games they no longer explode.
In Kirby Super Star, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, and Kirby Super Star Ultra, certain Scarfys turn into their one-eyed forms while Kirby's back is turned on them, or when Kirby gets too close to them regardless of whether he tried to inhale them or not. In Kirby & the Amazing Mirror, they only turn into their mutant form when Kirby tries to inhale them.
Using the Copy copy ability on a Scarfy results in Kirby obtaining the Crash ability. In Kirby's Dream Land 3, they can be eaten if Kirby/Gooey is teamed up with Chuchu or Rick but they give no ability when swallowed this way.
In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Throw Kirby can grab them and use them as a projectile. Defeating them using Bubble only yields a normal Star bubble. Scarfy does not feature directly in Kirby: Canvas Curse but a painting of it can be drawn in Paint Panic.
In Kirby's Epic Yarn, since Kirby does not have the ability to swallow enemies, Scarfys will chase Kirby when they get near him. Kirby cannot unravel or roll up a Scarfy, or beam one up when he is in Saucer form, but it can be defeated using his Weight form or the Saucer's electricity attack on them. Scarfy is also one of the items to be purchased in the Furniture Shop.
In Kirby's Return to Dream Land a pink variant of them appears. These are called Scarfys in English versions. These only go into their mutant form when Kirby, King Dedede, Meta Knight, or Waddle Dee grab a nearby key. They will chase them until they drop the key or use the key to open a door. After the latter happens, they return to their normal state. These Scarfys mimic the behavior of Phantos from Super Mario Bros. 2. In EX Mode, more of these pink variants appear than in the normal game.
Scarfy appears in the New Challenge Stages in Kirby's Dream Collection: Special Edition as well. It appears in the Spark, Whip, Wing, and Normal Challenges. It also appears in the Smash Combat Chamber, as well as Magolor Race 1, 3, and EX.
About this paper model:
Height: 11 cm