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Lego Dimensions photo
Lego Dimensions

LEGO Dimensions reveal trailer and release date


LEGO's answer to Skylanders or amiibo
Apr 09
[Update: Since we posted this story LEGO has released an official trailer as well as announced a 27 September release date. The game is coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.] The first images... read
Meta Knight amiibo photo
Meta Knight amiibo

Best Buy exclusive Meta Knight amiibo may be getting a restock this summer


It seems likely, but still a rumor
Apr 08
Multiple sources over at Reddit have been talking of a Meta Knight amiibo restock at Best Buy, which will evidently happen this summer. If rumors are true, there will be new stock handed over to the retailer at an undisclosed... read
Metal Alan Grier photo
Metal Alan Grier

Square Enix comes up with two new Metal Gear Solid V Venom Snake dolls


Metal Alan Grier
Apr 07
Square Enix has two new Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Venom Snake dolls for all you collectors out there, one of which is exclusive to Amazon Japan. The difference in the two is the camo. The "Splitter" mode... read
Greninja amiibo photo
Greninja amiibo

That Greninja amiibo went up for pre-order last night for around 15 minutes, and sold out


Toys"R"Us exclusive
Apr 03
Yesterday the Greninja amiibo was discovered to be a Toys"R"Us exclusive, and customer service confirmed to multiple websites that it would go on sale on their website from "7-9 AM EST" this morning. But because nothing ... read
amiibo wave 4 tips photo
Read carefully if you're pre-ordering online
[Update: I went in-store to scope the situation out and see what I could get at GameStop. I waited two hours as the fourth person in line. The first two got the $77.94 Smash amiibo bundle. The third only got th... read feature

amiibo photo
amiibo

Here are all the amiibo waves and figures we know about


Wallets on the ready
Apr 02
[Update: Additional waves have been added] The amiibo figures out today, and in some locations, they're selling out. While Villager and Wii Fit Trainer seem to be two of the rarer figures, Marth is decidedly the one to look ... read
Greninja amiibo photo
Greninja amiibo

Greninja amiibo is a Toys"R"Us exclusive


Brace yourselves for amiibo news today
Apr 02
[Update: Amiibo Inquirer is reporting that Toys"R"Us has confirmed to it that Greninja will be available to pre-order beginning on April 3, but only online at this time. A rep informed Destructoid that it would be from "... read
Jigglypuff photo
Jigglypuff

Good God why: Jigglypuff is a US Target exclusive


Just...why
Apr 02
[Update: Jigglypuff went live and sold out in about two minutes. This wave is going to be fun.] Strap yourselves in for a rant, ladies and gentlemen. While covering all of the amiibo exclusives in the past, there was one... read
Captain Toad amiibo photo
Oh, and you can actually buy the figure too
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launched its amiibo compatibility this week, and I've found a new reason to revisit the game. It's as simple as adding in a "Hide-and-Seek" mode, enabled by tapping the newly minted Toad amiibo ... read feature

Godzilla toy photo
Godzilla toy

NES-era Godzilla immortalized as an action figure


You can bend his tail, but I wouldn't recommend it
Mar 20
NECA is on a roll with these videogame-inspired toys, though admittedly Godzilla looks a bit like he's decked out in camouflage here. The 6" figure is modeled after Godzilla: Monster of Monsters, and it comes packaged in a cool faux-weathered box based on the NES game's cover art. It's expected to ship in July 2015, and pre-orders are open for $21.99. Don't make eye contact. [Via Super Punch] read
S.T.E.A.M amiibo support photo
So far, at least
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is out, and you can read the full verdict here on the core game. Of course, where there is amiibo functionality to be covered, I'll be there. Right now, Code Name supports four total figures -- Mart... read feature

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
eBay photo
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
Best Buy photo
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
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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
GameStop photo
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






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