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Fire Emblem Fates photo
Robin, Ike, Marth, Lucina
I've been playing Fire Emblem Fates this week (Nintendo sent the Special Edition cart that has all three versions) for review, and I've had a chance to test out the amiibo feature. To my surprise some folks didn't even k...

Timmy & Tommy Nook amiibo photo
Timmy & Tommy Nook amiibo

Timmy & Tommy Nook amiibo, a Target exclusive, up on Amazon


Haha what
Feb 05
// Chris Carter
Outside of the US, you lucky folk have generally not had to deal with the exclusive amiibo nonsense. Pre Wave 5, it was pretty damn terrible, but now Nintendo has gotten it together and has started actually providing lots of ...
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amiibo

Several new amiibo are up for pre-order today at GameStop


Also, Jigglypuff restocks
Feb 02
// Chris Carter
[Update: Everyone is live online. Here's ROB (Famicom), Ryu, Rover, and Kapp'n. Roy is still available online.] According to a leak from a GameStop, the following amiibo are going up for pre-order today -- Kapp'n, Rover, Fami...
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Nintendo

Nintendo announces that it has moved over 20 million amiibo


And even more cards
Feb 02
// Chris Carter
Nintendo isn't keen to share everything, but it's happy to tell us about its amiibo sales. Yesterday it released another financial earnings report, detailing that it has pushed "20.5 million units" in terms of the figure...

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Splatoon

Squid Sisters perform live, are rumored to get their own amiibo


Stay Fresh 2016
Jan 31
// Jonathan Holmes
Splatoon's regular roll-out of free weapon and stage updates has come to an end, but fan fever for the budding franchise is as hot as ever. A recent Splatoon event in Japan drew huge crowds, sporting real life replicas of Sp...
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Mega Man

Mega Man Legacy Collection Special Edition spotted


But it's apparently not official
Jan 28
// Chris Carter
The physical editions of the Mega Man Legacy Collection are coming next month, and Amazon has just sprung a brand new bundle on us. It comes with a Mega Man statue and collectible E-Tank. If the former meets the latter, ...
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Deals

The amiibo Retro 3-pack is now on sale for $25.97 at GameStop


Right on the four-month mark
Jan 27
// Dealzon
Remember this puppy? It came out eons ago, and now that it has pass its four-month release mark, the amiibo Retro 3-pack GameStop exclusive is now discounted at uh... GameStop (surprise meat bags!). For a limited time, you ca...
Roy photo
Roy

The Roy amiibo is going up for pre-order today in-store and online at GameStop


Store exclusive
Jan 21
// Chris Carter
[Update: Many of my sources have confirmed that you could pre-order Roy in stores minutes before it went live online. They are also reporting that most stores don't have anyone waiting in line to pre-order, which was the...
Animal Crossing amiibo photo
Animal Crossing amiibo

Nintendo confirms March Animal Crossing amiibo line, and launch date


March 18
Jan 21
// Chris Carter
Well, finally. Leaks have suggested that a new Animal Crossing line would arrive at some point this year, and now Nintendo has confirmed it. On March 18, Timmy & Tommy Nook (Target exclusive), Kapp'n, and Rover will launc...
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Zelda

Official Zelda: Twilight Princess HD trailer explains amiibo functionality


Extra dungeon confirmed
Jan 20
// Chris Carter
[Update: Nintendo has provided even more information for the dungeon. "After completing the Cave of Shadows, players can save their remaining hearts to the Wolf Link amiibo, and then use those hearts inside the Cave of Shadow...
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amiibo

Ryu and Famicom ROB amiibo up for pre-order at Best Buy


And Ryu's releasing early
Jan 19
// Brett Makedonski
[Update: Best Buy has changed orders for Ryu back to March 18.] Two of the amiibo that are releasing in March are up for pre-order right now on Best Buy's website. Ryu and Famicom ROB are both available, but, like always, the...
Twilight Princess photo
Twilight Princess

You won't want to use the Ganondorf amiibo in the Twilight Princess remake


He just makes everything bad
Jan 19
// Brett Makedonski
For the most part, amiibo are used to add small features to games, bonuses that just make everything a little easier. For instance, Hyrule Warriors uses amiibo to grant a spinning attack and to offer some extra weapons. ...
Twilight Princess photo
Twilight Princess

PSA: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD amiibo bundle back on Amazon


Physical version
Jan 19
// Steven Hansen
If you were looking to indulge in the upcoming Wii U version of Gamecube-then-Wii-game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, it might be worth noting that Amazon has the physical version up for pre-order again. It's the one...
Shovel Knight photo
Shovel Knight

You can scan the Shovel Knight amiibo through the box


Yacht Club knows
Jan 14
// Chris Carter
Fans recently discovered that the Shovel Knight amiibo can be scanned through the box, and guess what -- Yacht Club Games actually did this by design. According to the developer, they obtained feedback from fans before the la...
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amiibo

Are you okay with amiibo unlocking a significant portion of a game?


Only if it's readily available
Jan 14
// Chris Carter
As amiibo have become more and more prevalent in the gaming world, controversy quickly followed. In the past, Nintendo has handled the entire process very poorly, ensuring that many of the rare figures were retailer exclusive...
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amiibo

Info for 'amiibo dungeon' spotted on Twilight Princess HD Amazon listing


Amazon France
Jan 14
// Chris Carter
I expect some controversy to come out of this for sure, given the talk about amiibo functionality as of late. According to the Amazon France product listing for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, there's an amiib...
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amiibo

Another amiibo-centric game is on the way from Nintendo


Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge
Jan 13
// Chris Carter
Support for amiibo figures has been a bit mixed for me. Some games use them wonderfully in an ancillary manner (Captain Toad), and others utilize them in a way that adds a significant amount of gameplay (Shovel Knight), which...
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YOSHI IS HIGH AS FUCK

PSA: Maybe don't buy amiibo at flea markets


You've been warned
Jan 10
// Kyle MacGregor
Seriously. Don't do it, guys. Redditor blukirbi learned this lesson the hard way so we don't have to.
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amiibo

Lucas amiibo available to pre-order at Amazon


Word to your Mother
Jan 07
// Brett Makedonski
About a week after Best Buy opened pre-orders, Amazon has followed suit and put the Lucas amiibo up for sale. There's no telling how long he'll be available, but he's been up for quite a while today already. Convenience is re...
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amiibo

Shovel Knight amiibo is up for pre-order on Amazon again


Get Brett's newest butt plug
Jan 06
// Zack Furniss
[Update: Looks like they're sold out.] Looks like Yacht Club might have been right about Shovel Knight amiibo stock. The lil digging dude is available on Amazon if you want to ponder how Brett will fit him into his butt. Mike's held one before, and he teamed up with Myles to make a video about it. Now go buy your weird plastic obsession while you can. Shovel Knight amiibo [Amazon]
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amiibo

amiibo as butt plugs, ranked


Nintendon't
Jan 06
// Brett Makedonski
This world is full of objects you could put in your butt if you are so ambitious. Look around you. Almost anything within an arm's reach, you could try to carefully wedge inside your butt. That's just the cold, hard reality o...
Skylanders amiibo photo
Skylanders amiibo

Good news, collectors: The Skylanders amiibo are going to be sold separately


$24.99
Jan 01
// Chris Carter
[Update: It looks like the pair are going to be sold on 1/9 at GameStop -- there's no current word on what the stock looks like, but since they're being distributed by Activision, there's no doubt that it will be more plentif...
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amiibo

Yacht Club says finding a Shovel Knight amiibo 'shouldn't be a problem'


If they sell out, they'll just make more
Dec 31
// Jonathan Holmes
Like many Shovel Knight fans and amiibo collectors out there, I was dismayed to see pre-orders for the upcoming Shovel Knight amiibo sell out so quickly after being put up for offer on Amazon. According to Yacht Club Games, t...
Gold Mega Man photo
Gold Mega Man

The Gold Mega Man amiibo is back up at Best Buy


$49.99
Dec 31
// Chris Carter
Shortly after the Gold Mega Man amiibo was unveiled, pre-orders sold out nearly everywhere online -- you still can't find it at places like Amazon. But late last night it seems like the package popped up on Best Buy, and it's...
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amiibo

Update: The Shovel Knight amiibo was available for pre-order at Amazon


Can you dig it?
Dec 30
// Mike Cosimano
[Update: All gone! We'll keep you appraised if Shovel Knight returns to Amazon or Best Buy.] Recently, I purchased a Silver Mario amiibo just because I wanted to say that I had completed Wave 3. Help me. Anyway, the Shovel Kn...
Lucas photo
Lucas

Lucas amiibo up for pre-order at Best Buy


If you can't afford it, call your Mother
Dec 30
// Brett Makedonski
There's no telling how long it'll last, but the Lucas amiibo is up on Best Buy's website and available to pre-order. If you want one, best to not wait too long, as the Mother 3 protagonist will likely be in fairly h...
Wolf Link photo
Wolf Link

You won't need to buy the Twilight Princess remaster to get that sweet Wolf Link amiibo


Err, Midna amiibo to some of you
Dec 21
// Brett Makedonski
One of the better-looking amiibo that has been revealed is the Wolf Link amiibo with Midna riding on his back. The problem is that since its announcement alongside a remaster of Twilight Princess, the amiibo has tethered to a...
Animal Crossing amiibo photo
Animal Crossing amiibo

Wave 3 of Animal Crossing amiibo cards out next month


In Japan
Dec 16
// Steven Hansen
Ah, the majestic amiibo. With Animal Crossing it has transcended a need for three dimensional form, reduce down to its utility: touch a thing against another thing. If that drinking game was enough to help you bear Animal Cro...
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amiibo

Famicom R.O.B., Ryu, and Roy amiibo coming in March


That's a lot of 'R's
Dec 16
// Chris Carter
While a lot of fun news came out of the Smash-centric Nintendo Direct yesterday, the amiibo bits kind of slipped under the radar a bit. The publisher has confirmed that the Famicom R.O.B. (previously not available in the west...
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Microsoft

Microsoft: 'We know there's a lot of demand for a Minecraft amiibo'


Toy-to-Steve
Dec 14
// Chris Carter
Now that Yacht Club Games has proven that it is possible to engineer a third-party amiibo, pretty much every publisher that has a Wii U or 3DS game is asked about creating one. The latest publisher is Microsoft, who has even ...

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