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Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With eBay Scalpers Can be Tackled More Efficiently by Nintendo

The Limited Edition Battle With eBay Scalpers Can be Tackled More Efficiently by Nintendo

Yep, Super Mario amiibo - Gold Edition pre-orders are flooding eBay

Today brought a familiar turn of events in the realm of amiibo and anything that's 'limited edition' of late from Nintendo. The best-known toy secret was announced with confirmation of Walmart exclusivity for the Super Mario amiibo - Gold Edition, and then they were gone before...

News: Nintendo Confirms Super Mario amiibo - Gold Edition Exclusivity for 3000 Walmart Stores in the US

Nintendo Confirms Super Mario amiibo - Gold Edition Exclusivity for 3000 Walmart Stores in the US

Standard Mario Party 10 amiibo available with the game for a 'limited time'

Earlier this year a Gold Mario amiibo was leaked, and a subsequent image of Walmart advertising suggested it was going to be exclusive to the retailer in the US. As retailers have been known to get it wrong there was still a slight chance that wouldn't be the case, but...

News: Iwata Doesn't Feel amiibo Has Shown Its Full Potential Yet

Iwata Doesn't Feel amiibo Has Shown Its Full Potential Yet

"amiibo will become a precious possession for our consumers"

Nintendo's take on the "toys to life" concept - amiibo - has been a roaring success, even if the lack of stock has proven to be an annoyance for serious collectors. The figures are selling well and consumer awareness is high - and, with the introduction of the New Nintendo 3DS, the number...

Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo Collecting

Tales From the Front Line of amiibo Collecting

The good, the bad and the ugly

Nintendo's amiibo have been a hit at retail, with around 5.7 million sold through January, and counting. Yet that sales success doesn't mean that supply is plentiful, and for the most eager of fans collecting some of the toys - particularly those that are a little most niche - have been a tale of endurance. This...

News: Sonic and Mega Man amiibo Available Again from Nintendo UK Store, But Reports of Cancelled Shulk Pre-Orders Also Surface

Sonic and Mega Man amiibo Available Again from Nintendo UK Store, But Reports of Cancelled Shulk Pre-Orders Also Surface

Pre-order customers aren't all feeling it

Update: Nintendo UK has provided us with the following statement on the issue of cancelled Shulk amiibo pre-orders. Nintendo UK can confirm that the Nintendo Official UK Store has had to cancel a very limited number of pre-orders for the Shulk amiibo. Nintendo is in the process of contacting those...

News: Amazon UK Delays Some Shulk Pre-Orders to Later in the Year

Amazon UK Delays Some Shulk Pre-Orders to Later in the Year

Offers £2 in credit, break out the bunting

We apologise for being the bearers of bad news, but that seems to be the trend with amiibo pre-orders and shipments. While some have been lucky enough in recent days to get hold of a Shulk amiibo, it's proving problematic for many others, with delayed or cancelled pre-orders doing the rounds. Amazon UK is...

News: Nintendo España Appears to Confirm Super Mario amiibo for Rosalina, Donkey Kong and Wario

Nintendo España Appears to Confirm Super Mario amiibo for Rosalina, Donkey Kong and Wario

Picking up on previous speculation in Japan

Update: Nintendo España has, unsurprisingly, now informed Nintenderos that this press release was in error; we've also received a similar message after enquiring on this with Nintendo UK. As suggested below there have been instances like this out of Nintendo's Spanish divisions in the recent past, so...

News: Nintendo Will Replenish amiibo Supplies in Australia & New Zealand Over the Coming Months

Nintendo Will Replenish amiibo Supplies in Australia & New Zealand Over the Coming Months

Some figurines will be sourced from other regions

The sheer demand for Nintendo’s amiibo figurines has been unprecedented since they were released in stores late last year. Being able to provide an array of unique gaming experiences across multiple titles including Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, and Hyrule Warriors, the 29 currently...

News: Reported GameStop Memo Shows Massive Delay in Delivering Some amiibo Pre-orders

Reported GameStop Memo Shows Massive Delay in Delivering Some amiibo Pre-orders

Hope you're patient for heavy hitters

If you love amiibo, then odds are good you have been hurt by amiibo - or the lack thereof. Those odds seem even higher if you live in North America, where you're lucky to have even laid eyes on certain figures in the wild, let alone purchase them. Some are speculating that a port strike on the west coast of the...

News: Gold Mario amiibo Set to Shine as Walmart Exclusive in North America

Gold Mario amiibo Set to Shine as Walmart Exclusive in North America

What about Europe?

Not long ago a credible rumour emerged of Gold and Silver Mario amiibo toys being prepared for sale, with web pages discovered showing documentation for health and safety testing on these figures, specifically in the Super Mario design. The pages related to Nintendo of America, and it now seems that the gold figure is certainly on...

Reaction: Satoru Iwata Holds Off on Major Announcements as Investors Appear Settled

Satoru Iwata Holds Off on Major Announcements as Investors Appear Settled

A comfortable, unremarkable Investor Briefing

As those that follow Nintendo closely know only too well, major announcements and shocks aren't just reserved for E3 and the occasional Nintendo Direct. The company has a habit of dropping major news like it's a minor affair, and in the past couple of years has also reserved some notable news for...

News: Nintendo to Introduce Free Software With NES and SNES Experiences Activated Through amiibo

Nintendo to Introduce Free Software With NES and SNES Experiences Activated Through amiibo

North America shown to be dominant in amiibo shipments

Nintendo's Investor Briefing and Q & A is underway after its postponement of a couple of weeks, and Satoru Iwata's Presentation has been uploaded to the company's Japanese website. It's heavily focused on sales patterns rather than outlining new products or core strategies, but one new...

News: Mario Party 10 Official Website Prompts Speculation of Three New Super Mario amiibo Figures

Mario Party 10 Official Website Prompts Speculation of Three New Super Mario amiibo Figures

New versions of Rosalina, Donkey Kong and Wario

Nintendo has launched a pretty substantial website in Japan for Mario Party 10, which arrives on Wii U rather soon, and some details and images have prompted speculation that more unannounced Super Mario range amiibo toys are on the way. As you can see in the image below special boards for Rosalina,...

News: Meta Knight amiibo Hits Best Buy in US on 20th February

Meta Knight amiibo Hits Best Buy in US on 20th February

Expect a scramble for stock

The release trends for amiibo waves have varied per territory, though it's arguably been the most chaotic in North America, with formal release dates coming at late notice and plenty of instances where stock has vanished as quickly as it's supposedly arrived. Those planning on hunting down a Best Buy-exclusive Meta Knight...

Reaction: Super Smash Bros. amiibo Support Shows That NFC For The New Nintendo 3DS Is No Gimmick

Super Smash Bros. amiibo Support Shows That NFC For The New Nintendo 3DS Is No Gimmick

Part of a long term plan?

Today Nintendo provided a pretty meaty update for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which adds some rather neat data sharing options that'll no doubt see thousands of Mii characters and funny images ping around the internet for our viewing pleasure. Beyond those additions of data swapping and Miiverse posts there was...

News: Super Smash Bros. 3DS amiibo Update Drops Tomorrow

Super Smash Bros. 3DS amiibo Update Drops Tomorrow

Just in time for the New Nintendo 3DS launch

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was the game which unleashed the power of amiibo on the world, but it's easy to forget that the title was preceded by its 3DS sibling - which still doesn't have support for Nintendo's interactive figures. However, that is set to change tomorrow as Nintendo is releasing a free...

News: GameStop Pushes Back Some Wave 3 amiibo Pre-Orders

GameStop Pushes Back Some Wave 3 amiibo Pre-Orders

Cross those fingers

The next wave of amiibo figures is due in the coming weeks in North America, though like with those previous releases there are expected to be challenges for all keen fans to get hold of the figurines they want. Already there have been delays to Amazon pre-orders for the Mega Man amiibo and others such as Toon Link, with orders...

News: Mega Man amiibo Pre-Orders Reportedly Delayed Into March By Amazon in North America

Mega Man amiibo Pre-Orders Reportedly Delayed Into March By Amazon in North America

Some Toon Link orders also affected

The next wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo is due to roll out in the coming weeks in North America, with figures such as King Dedede, Sonic, Ike, Sheik and more on the way. It seems that pre-order stock issues are emerging once again, however, with a number of Amazon customers receiving notifications that orders...

News: Nintendo Fan Creates a Mewtwo 'amiibo' That Works With Pokémon Rumble U, Bids Pass $250

Nintendo Fan Creates a Mewtwo 'amiibo' That Works With Pokémon Rumble U, Bids Pass $250

Puzzling, to say the least

Mewtwo is one of the Pokémon series' most popular legendaries. A powerful psychic type with an interesting and rather tragic background, fans have come to revere the Genetic Pokemon. While Mewtwo was popular enough back in the early 2000's to earn itself a coveted slot on the roster of Super Smash Bros. Melee, it was...