Amiibo News

News: Toys "R" Us Provides a Fresh Update on Cancelled amiibo Pre-Orders

Toys "R" Us Provides a Fresh Update on Cancelled amiibo Pre-Orders

Solution due "within the week"

Earlier this week there was a stir online when Toys "R" Us cancelled amiibo pre-orders in North America; due to stock issues with amiibo at various retailers there were rapid rumours of delays to wave 3 figures due in early 2015, for example. This was particularly worrying for those desperate to get hold of a Lucario...

Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, Including Exclusive Lucario Figure

Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, Including Exclusive Lucario Figure

Update: Toys "R" Us has not cancelled orders

Update: After concerns that pre-orders for amiibo due next year, including retailer exclusive Lucario, were being cancelled by Toys "R" Us in the US, the company has issued a statement to Joystiq to clarify that it was a "technical issue": We apologize for any inconvenience that may have been caused...

News: Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released In Card Form, Says Miyamoto

Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released In Card Form, Says Miyamoto

"We're looking at how we can use the amiibo functionality in the future"

Nintendo's take on the "toys to life" concept, amiibo, has been a resounding success, with the company almost unable to keep up with the incredible demand for these interactive lumps of NFC-enabled plastic. However, there's been a lot of confusion regarding which figures are...

Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Detail Matters

The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Detail Matters

Family Gamer's Andy Robertson on why amiibo is such a hit in his house

Spending an afternoon unboxing Wave 2 amiibo figures got my boys more than a little excited, but along with the frenzied Christmas joy they quickly latched on to just how detailed these toys are. We first caught up with Wave 1 amiibos Yoshi, Donkey Kong and Peach before getting...

News: Fan Takes amiibo on Lighthearted Journey to their Homeland

Fan Takes amiibo on Lighthearted Journey to their Homeland

A Christmas endeavour

Nintendo's got its audience over a barrel with its range of amiibo toys, and it seems that their charms have taken over certain fans' hearts, however most people don't take this appreciation to the lengths that one fan has. A Facebook page has recently appear that documents the adventures of Pikachu, Fox, and Mario in their...

Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. and amiibo Have Enjoyed Success, But Nintendo Could Have Done More

Super Smash Bros. and amiibo Have Enjoyed Success, But Nintendo Could Have Done More

Communication, stock and implementation could have been better

For Nintendo fans and Wii U owners, we feel that the last few months have been a terrific period — there's been excitement and buzz around 2015 games and, more importantly, a selection of high quality and hugely enjoyable games that are in stores now. There's been a perceivable shift...

Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smash Bros. Controller, GameCube Adapter and amiibo You Want?

Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smash Bros. Controller, GameCube Adapter and amiibo You Want?

Stock issues have been ongoing since launch

Since late November there have been a few key products that Nintendo has used to drive sales of the Wii U, all related to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The main product has been the amiibo range, now into its second wave, while alongside that there's been the GameCube Controller Adapter and a related...

Video: We Go Hands On With Some 2nd Wave amiibo Figures

We Go Hands On With Some 2nd Wave amiibo Figures

Tiny Falcon Punches

The world is going amiibo-mad at the moment, and in this wave of hysteria, some retailers are releasing the 2nd wave of figurines a week earlier than originally planned here in the UK. We picked up three of the new wave and because we're so nice, we've made this little video to show you what we think of them. You're welcome...

Video: Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus Shows Off Its amiibo Fighters

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus Shows Off Its amiibo Fighters

New trailer shows off Nintendo-themed liveries

Bandai Namco has released a trailer for its forthcoming update of the 3DS title Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy. Going by the name Ace Combat 3D: Cross Rumble Plus in Japan, the title is one of the first 3DS releases to include support for the newly-released amiibo range of interactive toys. Tapping...

News: Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in US, as More Peculiar Defects Are Shown Off Online

Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in US, as More Peculiar Defects Are Shown Off Online

Marth has double the power as he dual wields

While the early 2015 amiibo figures will be available — or not if the stock situation remains messy — at all major retailers in Europe, there have been some exclusivity deals arranged in the US. To date Lucario has been confirmed for Toys "R" Us, Shulk for GameStop and Meta Knight for Best Buy. It...

Talking Point: What's Next For amiibo?

What's Next For amiibo?

Nintendo's range is off to a blistering start, but what could 2015 hold?

Amid the confusion regarding amiibo figures apparently being discontinued (and then not) and the scarcely credible defected models we've been seeing, it's easy to miss the fact that Nintendo's new "toys to life" range has been a storming success — so much so that the...

Weirdness: Legless Peach amiibo Bidding Closes at $25,100

Legless Peach amiibo Bidding Closes at $25,100

We'll be amazed if that's actually paid...

Not so long ago we reported on another addition to the strange trend for faulty amiibo being sold on eBay, in this case a remarkably legless Princess Peach. Its early running (or not, but you know what we mean) was impressive, as it sought to overhaul the previous $2500 bid for a dual wielding Samus; it was...

News: Nintendo's New Response: Some amiibo "Likely" to be Discontinued

Nintendo's New Response: Some amiibo "Likely" to be Discontinued

Perhaps now some need to panic

Information on the availability of some amiibo figures has been somewhat frustrating to peg down. First came a rumour that the Marth, Wii Fit Trainer, and Villager figures were discontinued. Following that, Nintendo of America Assistant PR Manager David Young reportedly responded that no, none of these figures have...

News: Nintendo Reportedly States That No First Wave amiibo Are Discontinued, More Stock is Coming

Nintendo Reportedly States That No First Wave amiibo Are Discontinued, More Stock is Coming

No need to panic according to Nintendo of America's David Young

Since the first wave of amiibo figures were released, rumours have been rife about the opening series' discontinuation after intense and ongoing demand prompted a number of video game stores across territories to go out of stock or bump up prices, and also spread the news that three...