Today is the day Wave 4 of the amiibo lineup is officially available for preorder. You know what that means. If you want any of the following listed characters, either preorder them now or wait a very long time.
Ness, Robin, Charizard, Pac-Man, Lucina, Wario, Jigglypuff, Greninja, Inkling Boy, Inkling Girl and the Splatoon 3-pack will be available May 29. Expect most to be on shelves for about two to three days before selling out and being replaced by another Mario figure.
It gets worse: exclusives are back with a vengeance. Jigglypuff is a Target exclusive and online preorders are sold out already. Ness is exclusive to Gamestop, and Greninja can only be bought at Toys R Us’s website. Jigglypuff is already sold out as I write this, and the other two aren’t gone yet because preorders haven’t started yet. The line will open for Ness at 2PM today and Greninja will be orderable tomorrow.
You have two chances to get Ness: Gamestop will also sell a six-pack of Amiibo figures — Ness, Robin, Charizard, Pac-Man, Lucina and Wario — for $77.94. It’s a savings of $0. Normally buying in bundles nets you a discount, but hah, they’re Gamestop so what are you gonna do about it.
Keep in mind, there are many places to preorder today that won’t be getting exclusive figures, such as Best Buy, so if you want to ensure you’ll get Pac-Man, not as many people will be over there and the preorder line will be open longer (but not too much longer).