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Nintendo amiibo figures available for pre-order, some selling out already

Nintendo Amiibo figures
Nintendo Amiibo figures
Image courtesy of Nintendo, used with permission.

Nintendo’s amiibo figures for “Super Smash Bros.” and other upcoming Wii U and Nintendo 3DS went up for pre-order on Friday, August 29. Some figures are already turning out to be popular enough to sell out at a certain retailer and it’s not the characters you would expect.

The amiibo figures are available to pre-order now from Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop. If you have a Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked membership, you may be able to get an additional 20 percent off each figure. Just keep in mind that it costs $120 for a two-year membership.

The figures cost $12.99 each and there will be twelve in all when they release later this year. The first wave of figures includes Mario, Peach, Yoshi, Link, Samus, Pikachu, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer. Pre-orders for Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer are surprisingly already sold out at Amazon. However, it’s not clear if that’s due to a short supply or high demand for those particular figures.

“Super Smash Bros.” for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will be the first game to support Nintendo’s amiibo figures, but there will be support for later games including “Mario Kart 8,” “Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker,” “Mario Party 10,” Yoshi’s Wooly World” and more. How characters released for certain games will interact with others remains to be seen, but it does offer something unique over competition from Activision’s “Skylanders” and “Disney Infinity.”

There’s no release date for Nintendo’s amiibo figures, but it should be the same time as “Super Smash Bros.” for the Wii U.