Amiibo News

News: Silver Mario amiibo Reportedly Picked Up From a Chinese Website, Demonstrated With Mario Party 10

Silver Mario amiibo Reportedly Picked Up From a Chinese Website, Demonstrated With Mario Party 10

Actually seems legit

Back in early February documentation was found for special edition Gold and Silver Super Mario amiibo, and after a few months of pretending the rumours didn't exist Nintendo of America confirmed the gold figure. A Walmart-exclusive limited edition in North America, it was released alongside

News: Official Nintendo UK Store Announces Pre-Order Launch Times for New Wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo

Official Nintendo UK Store Announces Pre-Order Launch Times for New Wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo

Greninja and Jigglypuff pre-orders go live today

Though the situation with stock and pre-orders for much-desired amiibo is still far from ideal, Nintendo and retailers have slowly been learning lessons. In addition to many introducing one-per-customer rules, outlets have started to announce when pre-orders for new toys will open, giving eager fans...

News: Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up for Pre-Order in the UK, and They're Pricey

Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up for Pre-Order in the UK, and They're Pricey

Holy Knit!

When it comes to amiibo, it's hard not to be charmed silly be the yarn toys that are being released along with Yoshi's Woolly World on Wii U. They're amiibo made of wool - let's just digest that for a moment... Of course, stock will probably be harder to come by than an original Call of Duty concept, so the race will be on. UK gamers...

News: Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Challenges

Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Challenges

Worth splashing the cash?

The most recent Nintendo Direct broadcasts unsurprisingly devoted a segment to Splatoon, a major release on Wii U that's arriving at the end of May. Part of this segment was confirmation that the rumours of Splatoon amiibo were accurate, with three toys on the way - Squid, Boy Inkling and Girl Inkling. Clarity on what...

News: Clear Display Cases Show Off amiibo in Style

Clear Display Cases Show Off amiibo in Style

Trophy collection

All Amiibo collectors looking for a good way to store their trophies are in luck. Play Asia has posted a listing for an amiibo Clear Case. The HORI created case is comprised of a shallow stand, deep enough to fit the Amiibo disk, and a clear, square covering case to show off the various fighters in style. The case is available in...

News: GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiibo and New Wave for Super Smash Bros.

GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiibo and New Wave for Super Smash Bros.

Let the rush begin...

The amiibo train can't stop, and shoppers in the UK have some more thinking to do with GAME opening pre-orders on a range of options - all of which are still available at the time of writing. First-up, pre-orders are open for the first six figures above - Jigglypuff, Dark Pit, Palutena, Ganondorf, Zero Suit Samus and...

News: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Will Speed Up Enemy Turns, More Stock Of Marth amiibo Promised

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Update Will Speed Up Enemy Turns, More Stock Of Marth amiibo Promised

Fast forward

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is an excellent strategy title for the 3DS, but it's really handicapped by the slowness of enemy turns. Waiting for your opponent to move their units is a real drag, and makes the game hard to enjoy to its fullest. Thankfully, Nintendo is aware of this issue and during yesterday's Nintendo Direct confirmed that a...

News: Splatoon Release Date, Modes and amiibo Information Splat Into View

Splatoon Release Date, Modes and amiibo Information Splat Into View

Ranked online matches and three special amiibo toys

We've known for a long time that Splatoon would arrive in May, and it seems that previous - and hastily removed - official web pages were correct; the new third-person shooting IP for Wii U arrives on 29th May. During today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts we were given more information, too. To start...

News: Yoshi's Woolly World Knits Up Some Release Details And An Adorable Range Of amiibo

Yoshi's Woolly World Knits Up Some Release Details And An Adorable Range Of amiibo

Will release on June 26th in Europe, and 'Fall' in North America

Today's Nintendo Direct brought further info on Yoshi's Woolly World, the latest platforming title to feature our egg-tossing hero, and went into some detail on two different difficulty modes to suit players of all skill levels. 'Classic' mode will have a similar feel to traditional...

News: Mario Kart 8 Animal Crossing DLC Pack Brought Forward to April, More amiibo Outfits on the Way

Mario Kart 8 Animal Crossing DLC Pack Brought Forward to April, More amiibo Outfits on the Way

Track changes with the real-world seasons

Mario Kart 8 was saved for the finale of today's Nintendo Direct broadcasts, and with good reason. Satoru Iwata unveiled a free update that'll introduce a 200cc mode, but we also got more details on the upcoming Mario Kart 8 X Animal Crossing DLC pack and additional amiibo support. To start with the DLC...

Video: New Nintendo TV Commercial Focuses on amiibo and Support for Multiple Games

New Nintendo TV Commercial Focuses on amiibo and Support for Multiple Games

Mention of Yoshi's Woolly World makes us hope for a release soon

We're finally getting to the stage that, beyond the inevitable 'rare' figures, amiibo toys are readily available in various stores. They may not often be the figures that die-hard collectors want the most, but there's decent stock of standard characters to catch the eyes of shoppers...

Video: Marvel At The Fabulous amiibo Unlocks In Style Savvy Sequel, Girls Mode 3

Marvel At The Fabulous amiibo Unlocks In Style Savvy Sequel, Girls Mode 3

Accessorise with a Kirby handbag, darling

The latest entry in Girls Mode series (known locally as Style Savvy or New Style Boutique depending on where you live) will strut its stuff on the catwalk later this month when it debuts in Japan on 16th April. As with all of Nintendo’s current releases, Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code will receive the...

News: Nintendo Finally Confirms the Super Mario Series Mario amiibo for Individual Sale in North America

Nintendo Finally Confirms the Super Mario Series Mario amiibo for Individual Sale in North America

Breaking out of bundles

The Super Mario series of amiibo toys has, in some cases, been just as hard to find as the Super Smash Bros. run, though gamers in Europe have at least had options with the full range. While the Mario toy has been for sale individually and as part of a Mario Party 10 bundle in PAL territories, in North America this figure has...

Parent Trap: Mario Party amiibo Toys Get Both Genders Battling

Mario Party amiibo Toys Get Both Genders Battling

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson talks Toys to Life

While my family have well and truly been bitten by the deadly amiibo collecting bug, until now this had been the territory of my two boys rather than my daughter. Although we all play Super Smash Bros. she rarely gets the game out herself. However, the arrival of Mario Party 10 and the related Super...

News: Collector Cases for amiibo Secure Kickstarter Funding

Collector Cases for amiibo Secure Kickstarter Funding

They're just customised plastic, but they work

For collectors and those that enjoy getting a little more out of key Nintendo releases, amiibo have been a revelation. Keeping them safe and in good condition is a challenge though, along with the decision of whether to unbox them, keep them in their packaging or to unpack carefully for the best of both...