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Mario Party amiibo photo
Mario Party amiibo

Here are some comparison shots for the Smash Bros. and Mario Party amiibo lines


They're taller but less detailed
Mar 09
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
amiibo photo
amiibo

Rumor: It looks like there might be amiibo for Splatoon


Also, Greninja and Jigglypuff
Mar 06
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
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eBay

eBay endorses $200 scalped gold Mario amiibo pre-order


Haha, what
Mar 02
[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
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Best Buy

Nice troll, Best Buy


And Nintendo of America
Feb 26
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
Gold mario amiibo photo
Gold mario amiibo

Gold Mario amiibo confirmed as Walmart exclusive, launches next month


March 20 for $12.99
Feb 26
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
Pokémon throwback photo
Pokémon throwback

These old Pokémon ads and toys bring me back


My childhood, summarized
Feb 20
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
Meta Knight amiibo photo
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

Amiibo photo
Amiibo

This gold Mario amiibo looks to be a Wallyworld exclusive


Where is your God now?
Feb 17
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
amiibo photo
amiibo

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


amiibo talk from Nintendo
Feb 17
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
Meta Knight photo
Meta Knight

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


Expect it to launch Friday
Feb 16
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
Rosalina photo
Rosalina

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


A common Rosalina would make a lot of people happy
Feb 13
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
Sonic the Hedgehog photo
Sonic the Hedgehog

This $300 Sonic the Hedgehog statue looks amazing


It's still $300 though
Feb 12
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 photo
D-Arts

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


Just in case you missed it
Feb 12
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
Best Buy photo
Best Buy

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


Finally
Feb 11
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
Rare amiibo guide photo
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

Little Mac photo
Little Mac

These custom Little Mac and Pikachu amiibo are insanely detailed


Wireframe Little Mac!
Feb 10
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
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GameStop

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


I mostly feel bad for the kids
Feb 06
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
Disney Infinity Q&A photo
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

Mega Man amiibo photo
Mega Man amiibo

It looks like the Mega Man amiibo might be delayed


Readers have obtained messages from Amazon
Feb 05
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
Rare amiibo photo
Rare amiibo

Nintendo manufactured mysterious silver and gold Super Mario amiibo


Make new friends but keep the old; these Metal Mario amiibo are silver and gold
Feb 04
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
Mega Man X photo
Mega Man X

TruForce's Mega Man X toy Kickstarter gains another variant figure


A variant
Feb 03
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
Rosalina amiibo launch photo
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

Lucario photo
Lucario

If you pre-ordered Lucario at Toys"R"Us, it should be shipping soon


'Items located in stock'
Jan 31
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
Rosalina photo
Rosalina

Rosalina amiibo Canadian fate confirmed: she's being redistributed to other retailers


Exclusive no more
Jan 29
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
Target photo
Target

It looks like some Targets are selling the Sheik amiibo early


Call your local store
Jan 27
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
Amiibo madness photo
Amiibo madness

Toys"R"Us sells some amiibo early, delays others, and has 4 for $44 sale


Also good and bad news on retailer-exclusive toys
Jan 26
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
amiibo photo
amiibo

Here's when GameStop is planning on getting shipments for amiibo Wave 3


Free up your schedule if you didn't pre-order
Jan 22
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
Mega Man X photo
Mega Man X

TruForce Collectibles' Mega Man X figure heads to Kickstarter


Want it? Kickstart it
Jan 22
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
Custom amiibo photo
Custom amiibo

The Etsy crowd is making some great custom amiibo


Small soldiers
Jan 21
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. [Header image: Alltheapplesdoubled] read
Target photo
Target

Target to close all 133 stores in Canada, where the Rosalina amiibo is exclusive


Target, you bungled this entire operation
Jan 15
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
Predator toy photo
Predator toy

My desk craves this game-inspired Predator 2 figure


The Predator is in town...
Jan 09
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
Mega Man photo
Mega Man

This custom bad box art Mega Man figure looks like Patrick Warburton


He probably would have been in a live-action '90s adaptation
Jan 09
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






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