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Amiibo exclusives listed by North American retailers

On the heels of yesterday’s new amiibo reveals by Nintendo, North American retailers have listed which will be exclusive offerings. Target is now taking pre-orders for its exclusive, Jigglypuff, while pre-orders for the Toys R Us-exclusive Greninja start tomorrow. GameStop had started taking pre-orders for its exclusive Ness amiibo, but …

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Amiibo trio receives price drop

Nintendo has announced a price drop for Donkey Kong, Peach and Yoshi amiibo figures. The toys – previously priced at $12.99 each – are now available for $9.99. All three characters ranked in the lower half of the top 10 best-selling amiibo in North America. New versions of Peach and …

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US toy firm Jazwares opens UK warehouse

Florida-based toy firm Jazwares has expanded its offering in the UK. The company, which produces Minecraft, Plants vs Zombies and Terraria toys, has opened a UK warehouse so that it can supply smaller outlets. The firm opened a UK office in 2013, but had to buy products in bulk from …

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Mojang and LEGO to expand Minecraft range

LEGO and Mojang are extended their partnership to bring a full range of LEGO Minecraft sets to market. The Danish toymaker already teamed with the popular videogame franchise to release four Minecraft sets following the success of a fan suggested play-set on LEGO Ideas (then Cuusoo) in 2011. However, the …

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New line of Skylanders premium toys to launch this Autumn

Activison has announced that a new range of premium Skylanders toys will be coming to the UK later this year. The limited edition Eon’s Elite set will introduce eight new versions of existing Skylanders characters, with Spyro and Chop Chop the first two ‘fan-favourite’ figures to see a re-release. The …

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Angry Birds Transformers toys priced and dated

Rovio’s extensive toy line that will accompany the upcoming Angry Birds Transformers has been priced and pictured for the first time. The game itself sees Optimus Prime, Galvatron and co battling for control of the Egg Spark. As was seen with karting title Angry Birds Go, players will be able …

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ToyNews inventor event to seek out the next big toys and games

MCV’s sister publication ToyNews is to hold a new one-day conference and business networking event for budding toy and game inventors. The Toy & Game Inventors Workshop will take place at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London E1 on Monday, September 22nd. The event will provide both practical advice to …

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PICTURES: Nintendo’s Amiibo toy range

Nintendo’s answer to Skylanders and Disney Infinity has been pictured in greater detail. As posted on NeoGaf, the Amiibo range includes characters such as Mario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Link, Princess Peach, Pit, Fox McCloud, Kirby, Wii Fit Trainer and the Animal Crossing villager. Reports suggest the models are of …

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Nintendo turns back to toys to fix its broken business

There seems to have been two main reactions to Nintendo’s recent annual loss of $456m. The most prominent is that these huge losses suggest Nintendo’s time is up. ‘Nintendo is over,’ was what one prominent business journalist said on Twitter. It’s not true. For all its financial miscalculations, Nintendo’s main …

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SCEE teams with 3A for Killzone figure line

An official line of licensed Killzone figures is one the way from toy company 3A. The first offering to emerge from the deal is a 31cm fully articulated Hazmat Trooper figure with illuminating red eyes, which is due to launch in Q3 and cost $160. Our adult video game franchises …

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