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The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo has been “impacted by unforeseen shipping delays”, according to Nintendo. Some figures will be available as expected on July 16. However, the majority will be distributed later, with additional shipments now expected in August.

Nintendo shared the following in a statement:

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GameStop intends to restock the Ridley amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. line later this year, the retailer has announced. It will be an exclusive – meaning no other retailer will be carrying the figure.

Pre-orders for the restock are already open. If interested, you can reserve it here. Ridley will be back on October 8, just in time for Metroid Dread.

The Dark Samus amiibo is also seeing a reprint. At least right now, that one is looking like a Best Buy exclusive.

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If you missed out on the Dark Samus amiibo, you’ll be happy to hear that you’ll have another chance at adding the figure to your collection. A new listing just popped up today on Best Buy. According to the retailer, Dark Samus will be available once more on October 8.

You can pre-order the Dark Samus amiibo on Best Buy here. Other retailers will presumably follow soon. 

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Nintendo finally gave an update on the Super Smash Bros. line amiibo earlier today. Next up on the docket is Min Min, and we have a look at the packaging above.

Min Min still has quite some time to go until release – the amiibo won’t be ready until 2022.

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It turns out that we won’t be seeing the next amiibo for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate anytime soon. The next figure, Min Min, is slated for a 2022 release.

Nintendo still has plans to introduce amiibo for other DLC fighters in Smash Bros. Ultimate. However, there’s no word on release timing at present.

As was the case with Metroid: Samus Returns, Nintendo will be offering new amiibo alongside the release of Metroid Dread. Samus and E.M.M.I. are the new figures.

Over on the official amiibo website, details are included regarding in-game functionality. Here’s the blurb that explains what players will receive when scanning the figures:

Update 3 (5/25): Amazon Germany has pre-orders here, and it does ship to the U.S.


Update 2 (5/21): The amiibo is now up on Amazon UK here.


Update: Pre-orders are sold out at Best Buy, but just went up on GameStop here.


Original (5/19): Pre-orders have started to open for the newly-announced Zelda & Loftwing amiibo, which will be released alongside Zelda: Skyward Sword HD. Best Buy currently has it here. As more retailers make the figure available, we’ll let you know.

Keep in mind that this amiibo will be a bit pricier than normal. The cost of these figures have varied over the past few years, though they’ve usually settled in at around $16 from Nintendo. However, this one will set you back $25.

The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo releases on July 16.

Nintendo has announced a brand new amiibo tying in with the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Fans will be able to pick up a figure featuring Zelda herself and a Loftwing.

Naturally, the amiibo has functionality with Skyward Sword HD. When used on the surface, you can return to the sky from wherever you like. Use it again in the sky to return to where you were previously. It even works in dungeons or buildings in the sky.

Here’s a video showing off the amiibo feature:

Thanks to GameStop, we now have a look at the packaging for the Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin amiibo. We have the designs for Razewing Rathalos, Ena, and Tsukino above.

These new amiibo launch alongside Monster Hunter Stories 2 on July 9. GameStop will eventually have pre-orders here.

Three new amiibo are dropping later this week with Banjo & Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth. View an unboxing video showing off the full set below.

The Banjo & Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth amiibo arrive on March 26.