Entries in 'Amiibo' (36)

Overall toys-to-life sales down 12% so far in 2016

Overall toys-to-life sales down 12% so far in 2016

More people may own toys-to-life games than ever, but players are spending less on them.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on May 27th 2016 at 9:57AM in News
Nintendo was developing a transforming Arwing Amiibo

Nintendo was developing a transforming Arwing Amiibo

A third Amiibo was at one stage due to join the upcoming Falco and Fox figures in the Star Fox range.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 4th 2016 at 3:14PM in News
Toys-to-life sales leap up 39 per cent in 2015

Toys-to-life sales leap up 39 per cent in 2015

Warner Bros' LEGO Dimensions has pushed the revenue made from toys-to-life products to £129m.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 11th 2016 at 1:30PM in News

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Wolf Link Amiibo will unlock new dungeon in Twilight Princess HD

Wolf Link Amiibo will unlock new dungeon in Twilight Princess HD

The Wii U version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will feature additional content not found in the original title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 14th 2016 at 11:21AM in News
New round of Animal Crossing Amiibo to hit shelves in January

New round of Animal Crossing Amiibo to hit shelves in January

Nintendo has announced that the next wave of Animal Crossing Amiibo figures will be coming to stores in UK very early into 2016.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 10th 2015 at 2:25PM in News
Shovel Knight Amiibo hitting Europe a month before US

Shovel Knight Amiibo hitting Europe a month before US

Developer Yacht Club Games has announced a December 11th release for the Shovel Knight figure in Europe. However, it won’t be hitting North America until January 8th. ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 4th 2015 at 3:53PM in News
Nintendo says Quality of Life lives on, consumers aren't using Amiibo as intended

Nintendo says Quality of Life lives on, consumers aren't using Amiibo as intended

The Quality of Life aspirations of the late Satoru Iwata remain in development at Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2015 at 3:53PM in News

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Zelda: Twilight Princess HD coming to Wii U in March

Zelda: Twilight Princess HD coming to Wii U in March

Twilight Princess is the next Zelda game to be remastered by Nintendo – and it will get a brand new Amiibo, too.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 13th 2015 at 8:39AM in News
Shovel Knight becomes the first indie game Amiibo

Shovel Knight becomes the first indie game Amiibo

Nintendo’s increased fraternising with the indie community has been stepped up with confirmation of the first Amiibo based on an indie title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 28th 2015 at 11:20AM in News
Accessories Update: Creative Sound BlasterX H5 and Amiibo End Level Modular Display Stand

Accessories Update: Creative Sound BlasterX H5 and Amiibo End Level Modular Display Stand

MCV takes a look at the best accessories heading to UK retail. This week, Creative blasts out its latest headset and PowerA helps Amiibo fans show off their collection

on Aug 26th 2015 at 2:32PM in News
Star Fox Zero and Xenoblade Chronicles X dated for the UK

Star Fox Zero and Xenoblade Chronicles X dated for the UK

Nintendo has today dated its upcoming releases for the year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 24th 2015 at 1:50PM in News

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Amiiqo allows for Amiibo data piracy (for want of a better description)

Amiiqo allows for Amiibo data piracy (for want of a better description)

A new device shipping later this week will allow Amiibo owners to upload character data from other users onto their figures.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 18th 2015 at 10:43AM in News
3DS Amiibo Reader/Writer arriving in Europe in October

3DS Amiibo Reader/Writer arriving in Europe in October

Owners of older versions of the 3DS will be able to use Amiibos with their systems this autumn.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 29th 2015 at 11:08AM in News
Super Mario Maker bundle and Amiibos dated in the UK

Super Mario Maker bundle and Amiibos dated in the UK

Nintendo has revealed a Super Mario Maker Wii U bundle heading to UK retail.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 22nd 2015 at 1:05PM in News
First item sold on Amazon Mexico was Fire Emblem Ike Amiibo

First item sold on Amazon Mexico was Fire Emblem Ike Amiibo

Yesterday (June 30th) Amazon officially opened its Mexican website, and the first purchase was none other than an Ike Amiibo.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Jul 1st 2015 at 11:09AM in News

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E3 2015: Nintendo reveals seven more Amiibo, leak suggests Animal Crossing toys to follow

E3 2015: Nintendo reveals seven more Amiibo, leak suggests Animal Crossing toys to follow

Nintendo has detailed seven more Amiibo from its Super Smash Bros range, all of which will launch in September.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 14th 2015 at 9:53PM in News
E3 2015: When is Nintendo's press conference

E3 2015: When is Nintendo's press conference

Nintendo is once again not hosting an E3 press conference this year and is instead putting together a Nintendo direct video. It worked pretty well for them last time, so ...

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 14th 2015 at 3:23AM in News
Disney: Toy shortages are irresponsible and rude to hardcore fans

Disney: Toy shortages are irresponsible and rude to hardcore fans

The executive producer of toys-to-life brand Disney Infinity has seemingly lashed out at Nintendo over the platform holder’s failure to manage the Amiibo supply situation.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 9th 2015 at 1:45PM in News
Knock-off Amiibos spotted at retail

Knock-off Amiibos spotted at retail

Counterfeit versions of some of Nintendo’s Amiibo figures have been found on sale in Brazil.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2015 at 11:59AM in News
Nintendo has now shipped 10.5m Amiibos

Nintendo has now shipped 10.5m Amiibos

Whatever you think the future holds for the increasingly busy toys-to-life category, Amiibo continues to be a big success for Nintendo.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2015 at 8:22AM in News
Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, promises to make it right

Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, promises to make it right

Some of the harder to find Amiibo figures may soon be resupplied to shops following a promise from Nintendo to fix the stock situation that has been troubling fans.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2015 at 10:28AM in News
Toys-to-life boom: Disney Infinity and Skylanders see sales spike in early 2015

Toys-to-life boom: Disney Infinity and Skylanders see sales spike in early 2015

Skylanders, Disney Infinity and Amiibo are the biggest accessory winners of 2015 so far, with all three franchises seeing major year-on-year growth.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on May 1st 2015 at 11:11AM in News
Will anyone win the toys-to-life war?

Will anyone win the toys-to-life war?

It’s a little known fact that the term ‘toys-to-life’ is actually an Activision trademark.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 11:06AM in News
Nintendo pledges more stock after 
Amiibo 'smashes' expectations

Nintendo pledges more stock after Amiibo 'smashes' expectations

Nintendo has admitted that the popularity of its Amiibo range took the platform holder by surprise.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:23AM in News