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Planet Robobot

Here's how amiibo work in Kirby: Planet Robobot

I managed to get my hands on Kirby: Planet Robobot, and the first thing I wanted to try out is the amiibo functionality. As luck would have it I actually had to wait a few levels before it popped up, and when it actually did, it emerge...   read

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Stay fresh: New Splatoon amiibo up for pre-order

Best Buy has released the pre-order floodgates for the new Splatoon amiibo, which are set to arrive on July 8 in the west. As a reminder, here's what's new -- the Squid Sisters (Callie & Marie) have never been released before, and ...   read

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It takes amiibo approximately two months to sell out now

Here we are in this glorious era of amiibo, where one can simply walk into a store and pick out the one they want for weeks, sometimes months on end after they're released -- no waiting in line before the store opens only to find out they h...   read

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My wallet gently weeps: Nintendo to release amiibo dioramas

Although they haven't been announced in the west, Nintendo's Japanese site has been updated to provide a look at its official upcoming amiibo diorama line -- which, at present, consists of a Kirby and Super Smash Bros. model. They're b...   read

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Street Fighter toys

This Blanka toy makes me happier than Yoshinori Ono

Look at that beautiful little Blanka! Oh my gosh! I came across these Street Fighter Mini Figures from Multiverse and illustrator Miguel Wilson a while back, but must've been too tied up with who-knows-what to cover them at the time. The co...   read

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Mortal Kombat

Would you spend a whole paycheck on a Mortal Kombat statue?

You're going to need quite a bit of expendable income to get in on this statue. Pop Culture Shock has announced a 28-inch Reptile collectible that will only clock in at 350 units. It's also $750. But you know what? Mortal Kombat has su...   read

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Infinite Arms preview
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Transformers and Tamagotchi designer takes on Skylanders with Infinite Arms

I can't say for certain Activision knew it was stumbling onto a multi-billion dollar idea when it decided, "hey, let's do something with Spyro the Dragon." The 10th Spyro hit DS in 2005. In 2011, Activision introduced Skylanders: Spyro's Ad...   read

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Shovel Knight
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Shield Knight and Plague Knight plush toys are coming soon

Shovel Knight is still making a killing digitally, and indie developer Yacht Club Games has expanded well beyond the gaming space, with a toy line to boot. That includes the upcoming Plague Knight and Shield Knight figures, and the rec...   read

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Pokemon toys

The Pokemon Center has the Pokemon Trainer Red Nendoroid

That delightful Red Nendoroid is back and his Pokémon are all grown up! The US Pokémon Center is carrying the Champion version of the toy set again today. At $99.99, it's not exactly cheap, but these things rarely if ever are....   read

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Mega Yarn Yoshi is coming back in stock soon, still 'extremely limited'

There's almost always an exception to any given rule, and Mega Yarn Yoshi is it for amiibo. For the most part in the past few waves, Nintendo has been doing a good job at providing ample stock for their customers. There are store exclusives...   read

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Kirby amiibo

Folks who buy amiibo: Do you want the Kirby line?

Nintendo sent over some hi-res screenshots for the new Kirby amiibo line that will work with Kirby: Planet Robobot, but this really begs the question -- does anyone want them? Much like the Mario line, there's only one actual new figur...   read

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Disney Infinity
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Is the toys to life bubble bursting? No new Disney Infinity this year

There will be no new Disney Infinity iteration this year, according to John Vignocchi, VP of production for the series. They maintain that they're still "number one in their category," but sales have still dropped off, according to th...   read

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PSA: This Saturday is 'Pokemon Day' at certain retailers

Nintendo is declaring February 27 "Pokémon Day," which has a decent amount of fanfare attached to it. If you go to a Toys"R"Us store on that day, you'll be able to net exclusive cards, and pick up a free poster. GameStop will also of...   read

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Twilight Princess HD

The Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Wolf Link amiibo works in Super Mario Maker

A friend gave me the bright idea of trying to use the Wolf Link amiibo (from my recently acquired copy of Twilight Princess HD) in Super Mario Maker, and wouldn't you know, it worked! Apparently the figure unlocks an 8-bit Midna and Link co...   read

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Zelda amiibo

Get a good look at the Twilight Princess HD bundle, and the Wolf Link amiibo

[Update: I now have info as to how the amiibo actually works within the game. As expected, it does unlock the Cave of Shadows dungeon. Players can essentially access this area almost immediately, after completing the tutorial zone. Going to...   read

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Star Fox

PowerA's upcoming Star Fox figure won't break the bank

PowerA is set to release a Limited Edition (5,000 units) Star Fox figure out into the wild on February 22, and it'll be a GameStop exclusive priced at $79.99. The company sent over a sample for me to check out, and considering it's made of ...   read

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Witcher 3
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This Witcher 3 figure straight up looks like Christopher Lee

Online retailer Jinx is getting into the Witcher 3 toy race, and its first figure is based on Geralt. Except...this thing looks less like Geralt, and more like a Clone Wars cartoon scan of Christopher Lee's Count Dooku. I'm n...   read

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Neca Toys
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NECA Toys director says Sony is 'bringing Crash Bandicoot back'

Did a toy director just confirm a Crash Bandicoot reboot? Over at the New York Toy Fair this weekend, PixelDan managed to catch up with Randy Falk of NECA Toys to chat a bit about some upcoming figures and products. In addition to...   read

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Titanfall 2

Is Titanfall 2 coming sooner than we think?

A toy manufacturer release schedule suggests Titanfall 2 may release in 2016. Although Electronic Arts had yet to confirm a release date for the sequel beyond a vague "before March 2017," toy company MacFarlane announced a new licensin...   read

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Undertale toys

Get your name in early for these Undertale figures

Look, I'm going to level with you, internet, I haven't actually played Undertale yet. You don't need to boo and hiss at me, I know I'm scum. I've wanted to play it since it came out, but after seeing these amazing Undertale figurines (espec...   read

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'All' amiibo figures will work with Pokken Tournament

According to an official listing from Nintendo's website, "all" amiibo figures will be compatible with Pokkén Tournament for Wii U, and will unlock "in-game items" upon use. While we've known that using the Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card ...   read

Pokemon Nendoroid photo
Pokemon Nendoroid

Red and Blue battle it out as the newest Pokemon Nendoroid figures

It's getting hard to keep up with all these awesome and adorable Nendoroid figures! Coming soon are new figures for the Pokémon trainer and his rival from Pokémon Red and Blue, as well as Mew. As with all Nendoroids, I can't g...   read

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Fire Emblem Fates

Here's how amiibo work in Fire Emblem Fates

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 know the game ha...   read

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Timmy & Tommy Nook amiibo

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

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 stock. Roy has ...   read

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

[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, Famicom ROB, and Ry...   read

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