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Splatoon might make the next Amiibo wave a must-have

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The Amiibo bug bite me hard a few weeks ago, where I went from owning none of the nicely made little plastic figurines to not being able to stop at three. Nintendo has been raking it in with their miniature collectibles, regardless of the fact that they’re pretty much damn useless when it comes to anything other than looking pretty. That said, I’d buy a stack of Splatoon ones in a heartbeat.

Splatoon is easily one of the best coming to the Wii U – or any other system this year. The paint-filled cartoony platformer was my favourite game at rAge last year, and it’s certainly making an impression worldwide. So it’s not surprising that Nintendo could possibly be considering an Amiibo line for the game – a collection which a local retailer just happened to leak.

If you head over to Raru right now, you’re able to pre-order Splatoon in time for its May launch. You can, however, also pre-order two unannounced Splatoon Amiibo, along with the equally speculative Jigglypuff and Greninja models. These are four Amiibo that have yet to be formally announced, but the timing of their launch seems far too convenient. That, and the listings for all four seem pretty detailed – despite the lack of any promotional images.


Retailers usually have inside info on upcoming products well before the media do, so that they can plan and organise stock well in advance. It’s most probably a case of pre-order listings going up far earlier than they should, since I highly doubt Nintendo doesn’t actually have these in the pipeline. Still, without any official word, chalk this up as a rumour in the meantime.

But considering we’re already in March, we probably won’t have to wait long to hear about the next wave of Amiibo anyway. My wallet has already disappeared in anticipation.

Last Updated: March 9, 2015


  1. They should make DBZ Amiibos.


    • Umar

      March 9, 2015 at 08:41

      • Hammersteyn

        March 9, 2015 at 08:48

        LOL classic!


      • hairyknees

        March 9, 2015 at 09:40

        hahaha xD


    • Googamp32

      March 9, 2015 at 22:14

      Nintendo doesn’t own DBZ!


      • Hammersteyn

        March 10, 2015 at 07:33

        No, no they don’t. No one does. But they did make Marvel Amiibos so I’m sure if they make a DBZ game for the WIIU they could make Amiibosas well


        • Googamp32

          March 11, 2015 at 21:46

          There’s no such thing as Marvel Amiibos! You’re thinking of the Marvel figurines in “Disney Infinity 2.0”.


          • Hammersteyn

            March 12, 2015 at 07:52

            Right, you are correct. I do apologize.

  2. Colton

    March 9, 2015 at 21:36

    I’d like wave 4 preorders to open before they even think about unloading more lines and waves of amiibo.


  3. Poekoko

    March 9, 2015 at 21:41

    Man, where is Falco? 🙁


    • Jermac

      March 17, 2015 at 19:51

      Falco is so painfully overdue, I want like 7 of him.


      • Poekoko

        March 21, 2015 at 21:39

        Me too!


  4. Guinea

    March 10, 2015 at 17:57

    I also saw an amiibo I didn’t recognize when I was on nintendo’s website. There was a picture of a bunch of amiibos and in the bottom left corner there’s someone I did’t recognize. It might be the dog from animal crossing. I don’t know if anyone else had noticed this.


  5. Jermac

    March 17, 2015 at 19:51



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