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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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10:00 AM on 01.31.2015

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

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...

Chris Carter

8:16 PM on 01.29.2015

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

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...

Chris Carter

9:30 PM on 01.27.2015

It looks like some Targets are selling the Sheik amiibo early

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...

Chris Carter

12:10 AM on 01.26.2015

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

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 ...

Steven Hansen

11:15 AM on 01.22.2015

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

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...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 01.22.2015

TruForce Collectibles' Mega Man X figure heads to Kickstarter

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, ...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 01.21.2015

The Etsy crowd is making some great custom amiibo

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]

Jordan Devore