|“||Mr. Sandbag is in the next room. You can practice your moves on him!||”|
— Elfilin, in Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Mr. Sandbag is an inert and harmless training dummy that first appeared in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. He somewhat resembles Kirby; however, he has no mouth and - as his name implies - is made of sand in a puppet-shaped sack (he is beige with a volleyball-like pattern and brown hands and feet). Mr. Sandbag's job is to sit still and take a beating from Kirby so the pink puffball can practice various Copy Abilities without putting himself in danger.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land / Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe
Mr. Sandbag makes his first appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Here, he can be found inside the training rooms in the Lor Starcutter, placed on a platform above the doorway leading out. In this game, Mr. Sandbag has 999 hit points (for reference, a regular Star Bullet deals 52 damage), meaning he can take quite a lot of damage, but not an infinite amount. As he loses health, he starts to flash red at 666 HP and starts flashing faster at 333 HP. Once he's defeated, a new Mr. Sandbag will appear immediately afterward. Alternatively, Mr. Sandbag can be immediately defeated by using Kirby's inhale. Mr. Sandbag provides no Copy Ability if swallowed.
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition
Mr. Sandbag appears again in the New Challenge Stages Sub-Game, with the same look and function as before. Unlike in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby does not always have an opportunity to inhale Mr. Sandbag in this game, since he will always be forced to choose and keep an ability before entering the training rooms in each level, unless he chooses to use his Normal form in the training room for Last Land. Notably, the Mr. Sandbag in this training room is larger, and has 1.5 times more HP than the others.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land
In Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Mr. Sandbag appears in Waddle Dee's Weapons Shop, and this time has a proper name and health bar. His bead-like eyes are replaced by button-like ones. As usual, his purpose is to let Kirby test his abilities. In this game, Mr. Sandbag has 990 hit points (for reference, a regular Star Bullet deals 80 damage).
Kirby attacking Mr. Sandbag using Morpho Knight Sword in Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Names in other languages
|French||M. Sac de sable||Mr. Sandbag|
|German||Herr Sandsack||Mr. Sandbag|
|Italian||Mr. Pupazzo||Mr. Dummy|
|Latin American Spanish||Sr. Saquito||Mr. Li'l Sack
|European Spanish||Sr. Saco de Arena||Mr. Sandbag|