Amiibo Addiction, Part 5: Cursed Canadian Target Troubles

Welcome to part 5 of me documenting my Amiibo addiction collection!

Amiibo #20: Fox (Super Smash Bros. Series)

Released: November 21, 2014
Chronological Smash Bros. Series Release: #6

I’ve briefly played a few of the rail-space-shooty games Mr. Star Fox is popular for. I have to admit Star Fox Adventures (his out-of-the ship adventure game on GameCube) was my personal favourite Fox experience. To each their own, eh!

Fox is pretty speedy in the Super Smash Bros. games I’ve played. Therefore his Amiibo being in a running pose is perfect! The little details on his outfit are cool to look at as well. I picked up this Amiibo in the usual ‘add to an Amazon order’ kinda impulse buy way.

Amiibo #21: Ike (Super Smash Bros. Series)

Released: February 2015
Chronological Smash Bros. Series Release: #24

Fire Emblem characters are notoriously hard to get in North America and Ike was no exception. I managed to get him from the now long gone Canadian electronics retailer Future Shop.

Despite his face being a bit sketchy, I love how much detail went into his armor design. He looks like a total badass! Ike has also been known to have bendy sword problems. Thankfully mine seems fine.

Amiibo #22: Rosalina (Super Smash Bros. Series)

Released: February 2015
Chronological Smash Bros. Series Release: #19

The Smash Bros. version of Super Mario Galaxy‘s space princess was one hell of an Amiibo to get here in Canada. Here’s my story….

In North America, Rosalina was exclusive to US retail giant Target. At the time, Target had been trying (and failing horribly) to break into the Canadian retail market. Just before Rosalina’s launch Target in Canada epically collapsed and abruptly closed all shops here. This triggered much panic among the Canadian Amiibo collector community. How the hell were we going to get Rosalina now??

Target’s planned minimal Canadian stock of Rosalina was divided among all our retail giants, leaving like 1-2 PER STORE. Let’s just say as soon as a Rosalina hit a shelf or flickered online, she was gone faster than the speed of light.

Knowing I didn’t have a chance in hell of getting Rosalina here, I ordered her (and a few other Amiibo in this wave) from a reputable Japanese seller on eBay. It was only a little more than regular retail price for the lot, so ha. Take that, stupid resellers!

Rosalina is definitely a cute Amiibo but she’s so not worth all the retailer drama. I love how her star buddy Luma is included.

Amiibo #23: Lucario (Super Smash Bros. Series)

Released: February 2015
Chronological Smash Bros. Series Release: #21

Young me loved the original 151 Pokémon but I mostly checked out of the series after it hit 251. Too many monsters to keep track of! This cute little Anubis-like fighting dude was completely unknown to me until I got this Amiibo from the previously mentioned Japanese eBay seller.

Amiibo #24: King Dedede (Super Smash Bros. Series)

Released: February 2015
Chronological Smash Bros. Series Release: #28

Kirby seems way too cute to have an archnemesis, but King Dedede has some serious issues with the pink puffball for reasons I don’t remember. This Amiibo has quite the bulk to it (one of the heaviest ones for sure). I can imagine getting whacked by that hammer would hurt quite a bit. Thanks again to the Japanese eBay seller for this dude!

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