I doubt that anybody would have expected Amiibo launches to be such a big deal back when the collectible figurines were first announced. However, the gaming world’s appetite for Nintendo’s toys-to-life line has proven voracious, as gamers obsessively hunt down each new character alongside some older ones that have proven about as hard to find as an actual unicorn. Considering all of this, it wasn’t to surprising that GameStop has gone out of its way to not just bundle some figures, but to make a big deal about it as well.
Starting at 9 AM on Saturday, August 8, GameStop will be featuring a special pre-order event where gamers can put down $5 to reserve a special bundle featuring the new R.O.B., Duck Hunt, and Mr. Game & Watch Amiibo. No one should be shocked to learn that supplies are most definitely limited and that there will be a limit of one bundle per customer. Given people’s ravenous appetite for Amiibo, it might be smart of collectors to get up early and prepare to stand in line.
As for the rest of the next wave of Amiibo, nothing has been said regarding pre-orders for them, so it looks like this event will specifically be for this bundle. Hopefully we’ll learn more about when the rest of the line up will be hitting shelves in the not-too-distant future.