Toys R Us cancelling Lucario Amiibo pre-orders

At the rate things are going, Amiibos are going to amount to a new currency for gamers. Especially if other stores start pulling a Toys R Us. I’m talking about today’s Lucario Amiibo fiasco. Things are afoot, there are issues with orders, and nobody’s happy. The Lucario Amiibo is a Toys R Us exclusive. As more »


I pre-ordered a Meta Knight Amiibo I don’t want

I’ve hit a new low. In the midst of Pit Amiibo envy, I have done something I never thought I’d do. I pre-ordered a Meta Knight Amiibo from Best Buy. It may not seem like a big deal. Lots of people are pre-ordering retailer-specific Amiibos now, when they can. The other night, Target briefly opened more »

Gifts for the Literate Gamer: Video Game Books, Fiction Edition

Yesterday, we went over books for people who enjoy video games. Because, you know, the hobbies tend to overlap. There are a number of titles designed to offer an intellectual look at our favorite hobby, and we picked four of the best to suggest to you. Now, we revisit the issue, but this time ask more »


2 Amiibos for $22 at Toys R Us

Amiibo frenzy is on. The second wave has launched and, hopefully, we should see all of the December Amiibos starting today. After a false start last week, there’s even a better way to go ahead and grab the ones you want. All you have to do is head to your local Toys R Us. All more »


Light and Dark Skylanders Trap Team elements make sense, but aren’t fair

With Skylanders Trap Team Activision and Toys for Bob decided to take things a step further. It wasn’t enough to have 8 different elements worth of Skylanders figures for people to collect. They upped the number to 10, so Light and Dark could be added to the mix. While this may make sense, since the more »

Gifts for the Literate Gamer: Video Game Books, Nonfiction Edition

This will confound you youngsters out there, but there was a brief interval in humanity’s history between oral traditions and cloud based storage when information was recorded on physical objects called books. Inspired by the toxic mix of the invention of movable type and Oprah’s fanatical insistence on having an entire club dedicated to them, more »

Avengers Alliance’s latest Spec Op gets Inhuman

Don’t look now, true believers. Maximus The Mad has approached Nick Fury with some bad news. Thanos is alive and headed to Earth for yet another attempt at conquest. He blames the Inhumans for his last defeat, so Black Bolt and his family have entered the fray. Completing this Spec Op will unlock Crystal and more »

Pokemon Center selling Pokemon Trainer Nendoroid

Fantastic news for anyone who loves video game figurines. Especially if they also care about Pokemon. Good Smile Company’s Pokemon Trainer Nendoroid is now available outside of Japan. How’s that for a holiday surprise for you? The Pokemon Trainer Nendoroid was originally a Japan exclusive item. You had to actually pre-order and visit a location more »

Skylanders Trap Team sees the light and gets dark December 21

Skylanders Trap Team will finally be complete next week. Activision and Toys for Bob pulled a switcheroo on players this iteration. Thet expanded the elements. Light and Dark were added to Magic, Water, Life, Undead, Tech, Earth, Wind, and Fire. Except, there have been no Light or Dark Skylanders released. Now, that problem is solved. more »

Consider importing Amiibo

We know Amiibos are rare. You can’t visit a video game website or blog without people commenting on the sudden appearance or disappearance of Nintendo’s NFC figures – this one included. However, it’s time to start thinking about adopting a new strategy when it comes to the pursuit of these characters. We’ve seen that some more »


Rosalina Amiibo will probably be rare too (update)

Bad news for anyone hoping to still collect every Amiibo. There’s another potentially rare one on the horizon. Word has come down from on high that the Rosalina Amiibo will only be available at Target stores. Yes, the retailer exclusive parade continues. In more bad news, she could perhaps, possibly be rare too. How do more »


Little Mac Amiibo is a bishonen

This is Little Mac in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U. He’s not exactly a looker, but what can you expect? He’s a boxer. Odds are, he’s taken quite a few punches to the face. He has a kind of rugged charm, but he’s not exceptionally handsome. Now, this is the Little Mac Amiibo. more »