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7:30 AM on 03.02.2015

eBay endorses $200 scalped gold Mario amiibo pre-order

[Update: Seconds after posting, someone bought it. What are the cool kids saying these days? "Shaking my head"?] After starting my morning off with a cup of iced tea, I noticed a nonchalant tweet by eBay in regards to the gol...

Chris Carter


5:45 PM on 02.26.2015

Nice troll, Best Buy

I got this email earlier today. But it is too late, Best Buy. It's always too late for retailer exclusive amiibo. Earlier today Nintendo also tweeted out a link to the Gold Mario Walmart listing -- about an hour after it...

Chris Carter

8:09 AM on 02.26.2015

Gold Mario amiibo confirmed as Walmart exclusive, launches next month

Oh hey it's that Gold Mario amiibo! Nintendo has confirmed to Destructoid that it will indeed be a Walmart exclusive, and will be sold on March 20 at $12.99. It will be available at 3,000 stores, so it's likely going to be ea...

Chris Carter

4:30 PM on 02.20.2015

These old Pokémon ads and toys bring me back

I went down an Internet wormhole last night when I really, truly should've just gone to bed. It began with this Imgur album of old Pokémon ads, but as someone who grew up alongside Pokémania, it couldn't end the...

Jordan Devore



The hunt is on for the Meta Knight amiibo, here is what I found photo
The hunt is on for the Meta Knight amiibo, here is what I found
by Chris Carter

[Update: Get this. One amiibo hunter is reporting that you can get $5 off any Wii U or 3DS game nationwide if your store does not have Meta Knight in stock. Even if your store denies you, it doesn't hurt to ask!]

Today, Best Buy has opened their doors across the country and welcomed amiibo hunters. Well, they're only welcoming a select few of them of course, because stock is universally low for their exclusive Meta Knight amiibo.

As I've done with a few major amiibo launches, I made a stop at a few Best Buy locations today to gauge their stock at retail, and it seems about on par with the rest of the exclusive releases.

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8:00 PM on 02.17.2015

This gold Mario amiibo looks to be a Wallyworld exclusive

What do you do if you're a die-hard amiibo fiend and you hate Walmart? Well, what if you hate Walmart so much you boycott it? Time to throw away those morals and standards because it looks like your favorite box store might be getting an exclusive amiibo -- a golden Mario. Thanks to this picture snapped by a fan, the signage says it all: Only at Walmart. Your move, hippies.

Robert Summa

4:30 AM on 02.17.2015

Link is the most popular amiibo in the world, US and Canada account for 63% of all amiibo shipments

Nintendo spoke up on the amiibo situation, noting that the toys are performing well during its investor briefing last night. Some factoids were revealed, most notably that Link was still the number one selling amiibo worldwid...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 02.16.2015

Here's the rub on the Best Buy Meta Knight amiibo in-store situation

Another week, another hunting day for amiibo collectors and parents everywhere. Friday, February 20 is when the Best Buy exclusive Meta Knight figure will launch across the US. So what can you expect when you go to the store ...

Chris Carter

10:17 AM on 02.13.2015

It looks like new amiibo models of Rosalina, Wario, and Donkey Kong are likely confirmed

Rejoice, amiibo fans who may have missed out on Rosalina! It looks like Nintendo's Japanese Mario Party 10 landing site may have just confirmed another run of the figure. Going on a tip from a reader, it appears as if th...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 02.12.2015

This $300 Sonic the Hedgehog statue looks amazing

First 4 Figures has released a ton of great-looking statues, and now it has moved on to another Sonic piece. Its newest creation involves Sonic, Tails, and the iconic Tornado plane -- a scene that retro gamers likely have bur...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 02.12.2015

D-Arts' Mega Man Zero Type 2 figure is getting re-released

D-Arts makes some of the best figures on the market, and its Mega Man line is particularly great. I love how they look with my collection, and they're the perfect balance between price and quality. If you missed out on the "T...

Chris Carter





5:16 PM on 02.11.2015

Meta Knight amiibo now has a solid release date of February 20 at Best Buy

Just minutes ago I obtained an email from Best Buy noting that Meta Knight has a firm release date of February 20. Before today, the retailer skirted around giving us an exact figure, even showing "December 2015" dates for pr...

Chris Carter



Guide: Where you can import amiibo, and where you can find rares photo
Guide: Where you can import amiibo, and where you can find rares
by Chris Carter

Unless my Meta Knight pre-order is screwed up by Best Buy, I'll have every existing amiibo on-hand by next week. A lot of people have asked how I'm so successful at getting some of the rarer figures, and the answer is "helping out a lot of friends, and getting help from friends."

But there are a lot of ways to procure them. Here are a few that will allow you to sidestep scalpers on eBay.

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12:30 PM on 02.10.2015

These custom Little Mac and Pikachu amiibo are insanely detailed

Every so often the custom amiibo crowd wows me, and that's definitely the case with this wireframe Little Mac from "peble," pictured above. The detail is insane, and the clear resin to give it that translucent ...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 02.06.2015

GameStop joins the growing list of retailers screwed by Nintendo's US amiibo rollout

I know a lot of people don't like GameStop. That's cool. Like any retailer, bad customer service has the propensity to make people not want to return to a store. My local GameStop though is pretty great, and I've developed a ...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 02.05.2015

To Infinity and beyond: A chat with Disney Infinity's executive producer

The near-field communication (NFC) figure craze was at its height this past holiday season. Skylanders, amiibo, and Disney Infinity figures flew off shelves in droves. I know my local Wal-Mart looked like an adorable Bat...

Jason Faulkner