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10:00 AM on 12.15.2014

Training amiibo as presents? What a neat idea

I was talking to a friend of mine recently about amiibo, and some of the ideas he came up with on how to use them are pretty interesting. Recently we've been training our own fighters with our best moves, and then pitting the...

Chris Carter


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8:30 AM on 12.14.2014

amiibo Wave 2 split at many retailers, Zelda, Little Mac, and Diddy Kong available this weekend

[Update: Jonathan Holmes here with an important amiibogate update. Best Buy is apparently holding back the release of the Little Mac amiibo until December 19th. I found one on their shelves last night. When I tried to buy it,...

Chris Carter

2:33 PM on 12.13.2014

Looks like the Rosalina amiibo is a Target exclusive

With the Lucario amiibo exclusive to Toys"R"Us, Meta Knight exclusive to Best Buy, and Shulk on GameStop's payroll, there's another one in the mix -- Rosalina & Luma, set to debut at Target. This is not only backed up by ...

Chris Carter

5:00 AM on 12.12.2014

And the top three selling amiibo figures are...

Ah, the amiibo saga. It's been a wild ride that not even Mr. Toad would go on. But as we continue through this tough journey together, Nintendo has sent word over that they are doing very well, and are "approximately equal" t...

Chris Carter

7:55 AM on 12.11.2014

Amiibogeddon continues: more conflicting reports on the Holy Trinity, GameStop says they're gone

Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, and Marth. Are they or aren't they discontinued? Recently, we've obtained conflicting information from Nintendo, PR, and multiple retail locations, so it's really hard to tell -- but we have a few m...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 12.09.2014

Amiibogeddon update: Toys "R" Us no longer carrying the 'holy trinity'

[Image assistance from CJ Melendez] We've yet to get a straight answer from Nintendo about the Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, and Marth Amiibo's collective status on the endangered toy species list. First we hear they are discont...

Jonathan Holmes

10:15 AM on 12.09.2014

Act Fast! Lucario amiibo available for pre-order again on Toys "R" Us website

Jeez, these amiibo things sure are popular, huh? Grab your wallets and get to shopping, because the Lucario amiibo (Toys "R" Us exclusive) is back in stock at the Toys "R" Us website. Just yesterday, these figures were completely sold out on there, so you should probably act pretty fast if you want to snag one for yourself.

Bill Platt

1:15 PM on 12.08.2014

Nintendo reportedly discontinues Marth, Wii Fit Trainer & Villager amiibo (update)

Update: Nintendo released an official statement to Destructoid on the supposed "discontinued" figures and, well, it's looking like they are "likely" gone. "We will aim for certain amiibo to always be available. These wil...

Steven Hansen

8:30 AM on 12.08.2014

Toys "R" Us' exclusive Lucario amiibo is sold out online

I really like covering toys on Destructoid. I get to talk to a ton of like-minded collectors, share shopping strategies, and the community in general always comes together to help one another. It's a feel-good experience even...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 12.07.2014

Looks like those amiibos aren't really discontinued

Maybe I'm just being overly cautious, but it's almost impossible to know what to believe on the internet, so take this with a grain of salt. A screengrab of a email from Nintendo of America's David Young has popped up on NeoG...

Jonathan Holmes

2:21 PM on 12.07.2014

Best Buy opens up pre-orders for Meta Knight amiibo

During my day one amiibo hunting trip, I noticed that Best Buy wasn't particularly on the ball. Multiple stores in my area didn't even stock Wii Fit Trainer or Villager, and Marth came up as "Martha" on one of the Best Buy in...

Chris Carter





9:30 AM on 12.07.2014

What would you want out of an amiibo focused game?

The jury is still out on the success of Amiibo. Although certain figures have pretty much sold out, we don't know if that's because they were "incredibly popular" or just "made scarce by design".  Regardless, it's clear ...

Jonathan Holmes



Does amiibo work on the Boston subway system? photo
Does amiibo work on the Boston subway system?
by Jonathan Holmes

The reality of Amiibo is kinda cool, but the dream of Amiibo is infectious. The Russian Instagram video of someone trying (and apparently failing) to use a Samus Amiibo to get on the subway is at over 100K views on my Youtube channel. That's a lot of passion for the potential of Amiibo. It's the kind of thing that myths and legends are made of. 

Case in point, I was at my local GameStop yesterday and the clerk behind the counter mentioned to me that his "buddy confirmed" that "only the Samus Amiibo would get you a free ride on the Boston area subway system." Without name dropping too hard, I told him I worked for a videogame blog that reported on that story, but that it was the Moscow subway and that it didn't actually work. He was polite but insistent, stating that his "buddy was never wrong about this kind of stuff."

Being the consumed truth seeker that I am, I dashed right off to the subway with my four Amiibos in my pocket, determined to get to the bottom of this breaking videogame news story. The results speak for themselves, as seen above. Only one question remains -- would you want to see an ongoing series of videos focused on busting Amiibo-related myths? I'm already hearing stories of Amiibos being used to open locked doors, tricking food stamp card readers into thinking you're rich, and to making mean, bad children become good, nice children with just a quick scan of their brains, all thanks to Amiibo's power. A team of "Amiibyth Busters" could take on these alleged truths if that's something you'd want to see. Let us know in the comments. 

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5:00 PM on 12.01.2014

That defective Samus amiibo fetched $2,500 at auction

One reddit user accidentally picked up a defective Samus Aran amiibo, and he's going to profit considerably off of it -- more than one G per arm cannon. The rare Samus amiibo, which was put on eBay one week ago, just sold for...

Brett Makedonski

5:00 AM on 11.28.2014

Pokémon ORAS, amiibo, Smash Bros. out in Europe

Today is a good day, European Nintendo fans. Or maybe a not so great one for your wallet. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and the first dozen amiibo figures all arrive in Europe star...

Kyle MacGregor

7:15 PM on 11.27.2014

amiibo is apparently compatible with Moscow's subway system

[Update: Our Russian friends in the comments are reporting that the people in the video are saying that the Samus Amiibo doesn't work with the Moscow Subway. I guess in Soviet Russia, green means stop and red means go.] Like...

Jonathan Holmes