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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

8:30 AM on 02.05.2015

It looks like the Mega Man amiibo might be delayed

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. ...

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 02.04.2015

Nintendo manufactured mysterious silver and gold Super Mario amiibo

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 ...

Steven Hansen

9:00 AM on 02.03.2015

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

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, ...

Chris Carter



The hunt for the Rosalina amiibo is on today, here's what I found photo
The hunt for the Rosalina amiibo is on today, here's what I found
by Chris Carter

[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've reached out to Target and will update with any pertinent info we obtain.]

[Update #2: A Target employee has confirmed the authenticity of this document, an internal newsletter called "The Vibe in Electronics." They state that running out of stock and not getting more shipments for a Target exclusive item is common. They also cement the fact that Sheik may be rare as there haven't been many shipments coming in at all, but Toon Link is in fact common.]

[Update #3: It looks like that's all she wrote for online orders, folks. Target has taken the Rosalina listing page completely offline.]

With the Target exclusive Rosalina amiibo pre-orders selling out in the dead of night within minutes and my Japan import is currently stuck customs, I still needed to snag one. So this morning I woke up with a fellow local amiibo enthusiast and decided to head to a few Target stores at opening to see what I could find. I ended up getting one Rosalina in total, but my results were mixed.

I had gotten a tip that one store roughly 30 minutes away would have 26 in stock and I'm lucky I went to that one. The line was pretty small as we arrived 20 minutes before opening, consisting of only three people in front of us. 10 more ended up showing up by the time the doors were unlocked at 8AM EST.

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