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Splamiibo
Day one DLC is a tricky thing. If it's too good, people will howl that it should have been in the stand alone game at launch. If it sucks, then you can bet your sweet bippy that dogs will hunt. All of that goes triple for an... read feature

Splatoon amiibo photo
Splatoon amiibo

Here are some closeup shots of the Inkling Boy Splatoon amiibo


Love that detail
May 21
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... read
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Nintendo

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


Haha, limited to disappointment
May 15
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... read
Silver Mario amiibo photo
Silver Mario amiibo

Nintendo finally spills the official beans on the Silver Mario amiibo


Not exclusive
May 14
[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... read
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Marth

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


Only a few per store
May 12
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... read
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Yoshi

Yep, yep, Yoshi’s Woolly World still looks adorable


So many Yoshis
May 12
Is it possible for Yoshi's Woolly World to not be amazingly adorable? Across the adventure you'll have a chance to locate hidden "Wonder Wools," which unlock 50 different costume patterns for the lil' creature. To give ... read
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Nintendo

Nintendo unveils European release dates for the next amiibo waves


Yar, there be a shit storm a brewin
May 12
Nintendo of Europe has let the cat out of the bag in regards to the availability of European amiibo. The next wave involves Ganondorf, Palutena, Dark Pit, and Zero Suit Samus, which will debut on June 26. After that, Dr. Mari... read
Marth photo
Marth

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


Mash F5
May 09
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... read
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Nintendo

Nintendo has shipped 10.5 million amiibo worldwide


Almost seven million came from NA
May 08
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... read
Silver Mario amiibo photo
Silver Mario amiibo

Silver Mario amiibo appears in GameStop's system


Nintendo is still bafflingly silent
May 04
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... read
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amiibo

Nintendo finally acknowledges its amiibo problem


Company vows to do better
May 04
Nintendo is owning up to the piss-poor state of affairs surrounding its amiibo figures. Today, the company issued an apology to fans, expressing remorse for any frustration its perpetually understocked and mismanaged toy... read
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Specific amiibo don't even align with franchises
When I first heard about amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, I thought it was a cool idea at first, and a good concession for fans who may have missed out on a ton of amiibo opportunities this year. After actually playing it, I'm coming away extremely underwhelmed, and I'll likely uninstall it later today. read feature

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Shulk amiibo

So how about that May 1 Shulk amiibo restock


Has it shipped for you?
Apr 27
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... read
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Nintendo

Nintendo UK boss promises to restock amiibo...again


I'll believe it when I see it
Apr 24
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... read
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amiibo Tap

Check out amiibo Tap: the Wii U app that uses figures as retro demos


30 games
Apr 23
Some time ago Nintendo unveiled amiibo Tap, a new app that would allow you to play demos from classic retro games by touching a figure to the Wii U GamePad. It doesn't seem like certain figures will line up with specific gam... read
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Promoted Blog

My big takeaways concerning amiibo


Promoted from our Community Blogs
Apr 19
[Goofierbrute has been to hell and back to come to a levelheaded conclusion for amiibo. It could have been handled better but at the end of the day, it's about enjoying the fanservice of Nintendo. Once I got Mega Man, I was p... read
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Silver Mario

Silver Mario amiibo is real, and there's one in the wild


Probably another exclusive, collectors
Apr 14
The initial rumors of Nintendo's foray into amiibo variants detailed both a gold and silver Mario figurine. MAurio came about first and was an exclusive to Wal-Mart. That just leaves MAgrio waiting for a release (and a catch... read
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Esteban

Amazon's taunting amiibo collectors, and the amiibros love it


The Tale of Esteban
Apr 09
Amiibo enthusiasts are all taking a minute to laugh. That's rare because the vast majority of them have been on-edge for the past week, looking to do the near impossible: secure wave four pre-orders. A tweet from Amazon Games... read
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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
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Game News Haikus

Game News Haikus: Sexy Final Fantasy, amiibogeddon, Bloodborne trick, and more


Zen distilled stories
Apr 07
Nintendo took a big spot in last week's news, with the highs of the Nintendo Direct and the lows of the Wave 4 amiibo rollout. Does that give the company perfect balance, like a haiku? I'm not sure. In this series, we take a... read
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#amiibotoid

Nintendo asks what amiibo you want for Easter, and everyone is very upset


Well, that backfired
Apr 03
Nintendo asked a question this morning that, in a vacuum, seems innocuous enough. It's the kind of social media post that's meant to engage, and, if it's lucky, strengthen that sweet, sweet #brand. However, this one didn't go... read
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April Fools came late for Nintendo
Yesterday, Nintendo unleashed hell on earth pre-orders for Wave 4 amiibo figures. The current lineup includes Robin, Lucina, Ness, Pac-Man, Charizard, Wario, Jigglypuff, Greninja, and three Splatoon flavored toys. As someone who follows this craze partially for reporting purposes and in part due to personal interest, it was the absolute worst day yet for amiibo fans. read feature

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
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Mario Kart update

Mario Kart 8's new 200cc class compared to 150cc


I'm going to stay away from the leaderboards
Apr 02
After Nintendo updates Mario Kart 8 on April 23, there will be a brand new racing class available for free: 200cc. To give us a better sense of how quick it is, here's a side-by-side comparison of 200cc and the game's curren... read
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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

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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
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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
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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
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Exclusive amiibo

Ness amiibo confirmed to be a GameStop exclusive


Pre-orders open tomorrow
Apr 01
If there's one thing amiibo collectors hate, it's retailer exclusive amiibo. Well, if you fall into that category of people, get ready for some bad news: Ness is exclusive to GameStop. GameStop tweeted out the news following today's Nintendo Direct. Pre-orders open up tomorrow both online and in stores at 2 p.m. Central. Good luck, everyone. You'll surely need it. @GameStop [Twitter] read
Mario Kart photo
Mario Kart

Mario Kart adds 200cc class, DLC Pack 2, and more costumes on April 23


Watch out for Mr. Resetti!
Apr 01
Oh, right, we still have more Mario Kart 8 DLC coming up. It's been so long since I locked in my pre-order that I had totally forgotten! DLC Pack 2 marks the debut of Animal Crossing's Isabelle and Villager as racers, and al... read






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