I currently have access to all of the Mario Party 10 amiibo, which are arriving later this month, separately from the existing Super Smash Bros. line. To be clear, the new figures themselves are actually identical i... read
According to Raru, a South African retailer, there might be an amiibo launch on the way for Splatoon. Listings for "Splatoon Boy" and "Splatoon Girl" were found on the site, in addition to Greninja and Jigglypuff amiibo. Coul... read
[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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
Good luck [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, ... read feature
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. read
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... read
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 ... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
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... read
Exclusin' ain't easy 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. read feature
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 ... read
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 ... read
NFC won't let me be 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... read feature
The Mega Man and Sonic amiibo are due on February 20, apart from the rest of Wave 3, but things aren't looking great for the Blue Bomber. Hundreds of users have reported delays for Mega Man by way of Amazon, myself included. ... read
If amiibo have been hard to come by before, it looks like we're in for a whole new kind of scarcity. CPSIA certificates from Nintendo revealed a previously unknown amiibo in the Super Mario line of toys, silver and ... read
TruForce is creating a rad Mega Man X figure, and the company is almost halfway to its $200,000 goal on Kickstarter.
To help move things along a bit two new reward tiers have been added, including an exclusive color variant, ... read
Anywhere from 6 to 26 in stock at each Target [Update: according to this leaked document by CAG user Kurosaki-san, there will be no more Rosalina shipments for Target for the foreseeable future. The exact wording is that "this item will not be replenished." We'... read feature
Last week, Lucario went on sale at Toys"R"Us retail locations. By all acounts, it was a mess. Luckily I didn't have to deal with it as my previous pre-order was re-instated, but multiple sources informed me that stores typica... read
Recently we learned that because of Target's closures in Canada, the fate of the Rosalina amiibo was up in the air. Now we have solid confirmation of what's happening with the character.
After days of silence, Nintendo has no... read
As of right now, the Sheik amiibo is set to appear in the first round of Wave 3 on February 13, right after Bowser's launch at the start of next month. If early reports are any indication, Sheik is going to be one of the more... read
Toys"R"Us started selling some of the "wave 3" amiibo -- Bowser, Sheik, and Toon Link -- ahead of schedule at the end of last week.
Meanwhile, Toys"R"Us customers have been getting notice that pre-orders on other wave 3 ... read
There's an internal memo going around from GameStop that highlights estimated arrival dates for the upcoming amiibo Wave 3. I have confirmed this memo with an internal source at the retailer.
This is the gist.
Bowser will arr... read
TrueForce Collectibles is crafting a new Mega Man X figure for your enjoyment. Like what you see? Then you probably want to back it on its brand new Kickstarter. To actually get the figure you'll need to pledge at least $80, ... read
We post a lot of amiibo stuff on Destructoid, and when I say we, I mean "not me." That ends today.
I couldn't pass up this chance to highlight the custom amiibo scene on Etsy. The results are admittedly hit or miss -- this is Etsy -- but even the misses have a certain humorous charm to them.
Let's take a look.
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Things haven't been looking good for Nintendo and its retailer-exclusive amiibo initiative. Toys"R"Us has bungled pre-orders so many times it's hard to tell if anyone will actually get their Lucario amiibo at this point... read
I'm still kicking myself for missing NECA's glow-in-the-dark Jason Voorhees figure based on his loud design in Friday the 13th for the NES. It was exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con, and I should've had a friend nab one for me.... read
Bad box art Mega Man is a legend. In addition to being featured in Street Fighter X Tekken among other accomplishments, my mom picked the original Mega Man out for me because of the cover art, and the rest is histor... read