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Fallout dolls photo
Fallout dolls

New set of 12 Fallout amiibo announced

Much less rare toys
Jul 07
// Steven Hansen
After its E3 conference, Bethesda pulled an Oprah to announce those who waited two hours in line in the sun to get in would get three limited edition Bethesda vinyl dolls made by Funko. They went up on eBay for $400 immediate...
Catwoman photo

Tetsuya Nomura's Catwoman figure still looks like a Metal Gear villain

I'd fight her
Jul 07
// Chris Carter
Late last year Final Fantasy producer Tesuya Nomura announced that he was working on a special figure based on Batman's Catwoman, and now we can see the fruits of his labor thanks to a retail listing from Ami Ami. The figure ...
Thomas Was Alone toys photo
Thomas Was Alone toys

Thomas Was Alone action figures are a real thing

Autographed by Mike Bithell
Jun 30
// Kyle MacGregor
I haven't had the urge to buy blocks in... a long time, but these Thomas Was Alone "action figures" are testing my resolve. The Claire figure even floats, apparently, which sounds perfect for the tub. Yes, I'm a supposed adul...
Toys to life photo
Toys to life

Toys-to-life games have a long way to go

Here's something to strive for
Jun 22
// Jordan Devore
Between Skylanders, Disney Infinity, amiibo, and now LEGO Dimensions, I'm hearing an awful lot of talk about the "toys to life" category these days. That's fine, but nudge me when we can do this:
E3 photo

Please don't murder me, Donkey Kong

Seen @ E3 2015
Jun 16
// Jordan Devore
Nintendo's E3 2015 booth was dominated by huge lines for Star Fox Zero and a massive Super Mario Maker section but, tucked away toward the back, there was our old pal Donkey Kong sporting his new Skylanders SuperChargers look. Good lord!
Bethesda dolls photo
Bethesda dolls

Bethesda conference attendees receive Fallout amiibo

Bethesda dolls
Jun 14
// Steven Hansen
Toy Soldiers: War Chest photo
Toy Soldiers: War Chest

It's He-Man vs. G.I. Joe in the new Toy Soldiers

Holy shit!
Jun 10
// Jordan Devore
Lot of smaller but still rather cool announcements this week ahead of E3. Toy Soldiers: War Chest is fleshing out its roster of original toy armies with the likes of He-Man and G.I. Joe. This series, if you've never played, ...
Yoshi photo

Check out Yoshi's Woolly World's amiibo functionality in action

These hellish creations
Jun 08
// Chris Carter
Are you scared of the amiibo skin functionality in Yoshi's Woolly World? I am! Thanks to this video from the Odderz Plays YouTube channel, we now have an idea of what these demon spawn creations will look like in-g...
amiibo photo

What is your current take on the state of amiibo?

Are you out, or still in?
Jun 08
// Chris Carter
Wave 4 is over, collectors! Robin and Lucina have been fully confirmed as unicorn figures, making them near impossible to find. Peppered in there are some rarer exclusives like Jigglypuff (Target) and Ness (GameStop), and the...
Batman figure photo
Batman figure

San Diego Comic Con exclusive Batman toy is not that exclusive

Wait, what?
Jun 05
// Steven Hansen
Square Enix's Play Arts Kai line is doing a limited color version (it's blue, the color is blue) Batman Arkham Knight doll billed as, "Square Enix's 2015 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive," but you don't have to go to SDCC to get...
Disney Infinity Star Wars photo
Check and check
If you're making a Star Wars game with pilotable ships, I'm going to want to zip around Hoth in a snowspeeder and tie knots around some AT-ATs. I'll also want to shoot down a bunch of TIE Fighters on my path to destroy the De...

Order x LBP photo
Order x LBP

This LittleBigPlanet-style Order: 1886 statue needs to be killed with fire

Or, you can pay $200 for it
Jun 04
// Brett Makedonski
You know how teleportations sometimes go wrong and the result is a mangled mess of horror that just needs to be killed as quickly as possible? You know how in Alien: Resurrection, Ripley finds a room of failed clones of herse...
amiibo photo

Here are all the amiibo waves and figures we know about

Wallets on the ready
Jun 04
// Chris Carter
[Update: Additional waves have been added. Display your collections below!] The amiibo figures are out today, and in some locations, they're selling out. While Villager and Wii Fit Trainer seem to be two of the rarer figures...
Funko Pop photo
Funko Pop

Fallout, Skyrim, and The Elder Scrolls Online getting Funko Pop! figures

Get your small lumps of plastic today!
Jun 04
// Joe Parlock
Do you like small plastic bits of tat as much as I do? Great! Well you might want to know that Funko has announced its three newest lines of the Funko Pop! Figurine collection. Considering a certain bit of news that might&rsq...
Mighty No. 9 photo
Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9 has a one-hit-death mode

Uh, thanks but no thanks
Jun 03
// Jordan Devore
A few Mighty No. 9 updates to talk about today. First, all launch-window versions of the game will come with the Retro Hero DLC, which gives protagonist Beck a blocky, weirdly Minecraft-esque appearance and, good lord, a one...

The great Wave 4 amiibo hunt is on today, and it's about what we expected

May 29 // Chris Carter
Here is the absolute worst part about the Wave 4 launch -- everything is coming out at the same time. Did you want Greninja and Jigglypuff, and missed the 15-minute online order window at 3AM EST? Tough. Unless you have a loving spouse or a family member to wait in line at another store, you have to choose between them. The same goes for Ness, an exclusive that you'll need to go to a GameStop location at opening to snag today. Silver Mario throws another wrench in the equation, as he was only officially announced roughly a week ago and tossed into the mix seemingly to watch consumers squirm. The GameStop I went to was completely sold out of everything but Pac-Man, Silver Mario, and the Splatoon amiibo when I arrived. In case you're wondering, the Splatoon series is looking exceedingly common. Charizard and Wario's rarity kind of jumps store-to-store, and I'd expect a Diddy-like situation in the future where they are rare at first, then become common. Pac-Man seems to be a confirmed common. Ness seems to be very rare, but I don't know if he's a unicorn just yet, unlike Shulk. Surprisingly, Silver Mario seems to be everywhere today, but who knows what his status will be next week. This is what the GameStop situation typically looks like elsewhere. Again, Robin and Lucina are as rare, if not rarer, than Marth at this point. Many stores didn't even have them, and my location only got two of each. I've been listening to testimonies all day, and the rub on Target is that although rumors circled that each store would get as many as 20 Jigglypuffs, most of them only obtained 4-10. One tip I've heard from the East coast crowd is that lots of folks are heading to Target, and not Toys"R"Us, so you might be able to sneak into a smaller line there. Though it must be said that the latter is not getting a lot of extra Greninja stock across the country, with most going to pre-orders -- call your store if possible first to avoid disappointment. For those of you who are in earlier timezones where retail locations haven't opened yet, the folks over at Amiibo News and Nintendo Inquirer have concocted a pretty killer shopping guide for today. If you're going out, good luck!
Wave 4 amiibo photo
Good luck
Today, Wave 4 of the amiibo shopping "experience" begins. We already assumed it was going to be hell on earth based on the pre-order process, and it turned out to be fairly uninspiring all around as shops opened across the US...

Kidrobot photo

Remember those cute Kidrobot Mega Man figures? They're coming this summer

$11.99 in blind boxes
May 25
// Chris Carter
Some time ago, Kidrobot announced a line of 3-inch Mega Man toys. They were to be sold in blind boxes for $11.99 each, with a 5-pack for $59.99. Then...we didn't really hear anything for over a year. Now, thanks to Vinyl Puls...
Splatoon amiibo photo
Splatoon amiibo

Here are some closeup shots of the Inkling Boy Splatoon amiibo

Love that detail
May 21
// Chris Carter
A few months ago I shared some closeup shots of the Mario Party amiibo line, and you guys seemed to really enjoy it, so here we are today with the Inkling Boy figure. I've been playing Splatoon for over a week now (revie...
Bloxels photo

Bloxels is a tactile tool for building video games

I kind of wish I were a kid today
May 20
// Darren Nakamura
As a kid, I loved playing with blocks, and I loved playing video games. I think the combination of the two is at least partially why Minecraft is so popular with kids these days. Well, here's another product that I wish exis...
Nintendo photo

Nintendo talks restocks of Marth, Ike, and Meta Knight amiibo, but again, it's 'limited'

Haha, limited to disappointment
May 15
// Chris Carter
Nintendo took to Facebook today to assuage fears of US amiibo restocks, noting that Marth, and "a few other amiibo like Meta Knight and Ike" (gotta love the vagueness, like they don't know who exactly was reprinted) will...
Silver Mario amiibo photo
Silver Mario amiibo

Nintendo finally spills the official beans on the Silver Mario amiibo

Not exclusive
May 14
// Chris Carter
[Update: I am being told by a source at GameStop that Silver Mario will not be available for pre-order, and should be in-store on May 29 for purchase. "No replenishment" is the expectation being communicated to stores na...
Marth photo

The Marth amiibo restock situation doesn't look good at GameStop either

Only a few per store
May 12
// Chris Carter
We've talked about it at length before -- the great Marth amiibo restock of May. Well, it doesn't seem all that great so far. Amazon was trickling out select orders through the day last Saturday (and were, for all intents and...
Marth photo

That Marth amiibo restock may have already came and went on Amazon

Mash F5
May 09
// Chris Carter
When Nintendo announced the Marth amiibo restock for this year, I had a feeling it wouldn't end well. It was originally scheduled for April, then May, and now that the month is here, the publisher is still completely silent a...
Nintendo photo

Nintendo has shipped 10.5 million amiibo worldwide

Almost seven million came from NA
May 08
// Chris Carter
When people constantly ask about why there's so much amiibo coverage across the net, I always tell them -- "because there's a demand for it." Now I can prove my point with cold hard numbers, thanks to the recent Nintendo inve...
Disney Infinity 3.0 photo
Disney Infinity 3.0

Disney Infinity 3.0 has Star Wars, Marvel, and Mulan

The Starter Pack releases this fall
May 06
// Jordan Devore
Following last week's leak, Disney has come out with full details for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition, which introduces Star Wars to the game/toy platform this fall. For Play Sets, we're looking at: Star Wars: Twilight of the R...
Modern Super Sonic photo
Modern Super Sonic

I'm seriously considering buying this 'Modern Super Sonic' figure

Haha, modern Sonic
May 06
// Chris Carter
First 4 Figures has another Sonic toy up its sleeve -- the Modern Super Sonic. For $224.99 (or $249.99 for the light-up version) you too can own another Sonic figure, all-juiced up with the Chaos Emeralds set to the tune of t...
Silver Mario amiibo photo
Silver Mario amiibo

Silver Mario amiibo appears in GameStop's system

Nintendo is still bafflingly silent
May 04
// Chris Carter
Wave 4 of the amiibo craze is rapidly approaching on May 29, and despite the fact that we have all of the exclusives sorted, one mystery remains -- the Silver Mario amiibo. It was found alongside of the Gold Mario that launch...
Disney Infinity Star Wars photo
Disney Infinity Star Wars

Stars Wars looks all Clone Wars-y in Disney Infinity 3.0

Ahsoka and Annakin
Apr 30
// Jordan Devore
Star Wars and Disney Infinity, together at last. As reported by DisKingdom and, a German retailer listing has pinpointed an August 20, 2015 release for Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars on Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox 360...
Shulk amiibo photo
Shulk amiibo

So how about that May 1 Shulk amiibo restock

Has it shipped for you?
Apr 27
// Chris Carter
The mad rush of amiibo ordering really started at the tail end of Wave 2, once consumers realized that the rare trend (Pit, Little Mac) was not going to stop. After the Trinity in Wave 1 people were on already edge, but the m...
Nintendo photo

Nintendo UK boss promises to restock amiibo...again

I'll believe it when I see it
Apr 24
// Chris Carter
Stop me if you've heard this before -- Nintendo acknowledges that amiibo are "selling better than expected," and then vows for restocks. It advertised a restock of Marth in April, who has seemingly been shadow-delayed until M...

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