After being released back in November, Nintendo’s line of interactive NFC-capable figurines, amiibo, have been the center of a nation-wide craze with collectors scouring stores high and low for any sign of the rare and hard-to-find figurines, with Nintendo confirming another heading exclusively to a major US retailer.
Following rumors from the last several weeks, Nintendo confirmed in a press release that a special edition gold Mario amiibo will be making its way to stores on March 20th, 2015, with the golden figurine coming exclusively to 3000 Walmart locations in the US.
The new figurine is a golden variation of the upcoming limited edition Super Mario Bros. edition Mario figurine, which will be bundled with Mario Party 10 when it releases on March 20th for a limited time. Nintendo detailed in a press release that the golden figurine will retail for around $13 at 3000 Walmart locations in the US:
Mario has always been golden in the minds of his fans. On March 20, Nintendo will launch the Super Mario amiibo—Gold Edition, a shiny gold-colored Mario figure that arrives on the same day as the Mario Party 10 game for the Wii U console. The Super Mario amiibo—Gold Edition will be sold exclusively at 3,000 Walmart stores in the U.S. at launch at a retail price of $12.96.
Nintendo’s amiibo are interactive toys that come to life in compatible games in different ways. This new golden figure represents the third Mario amiibo. The other two Mario amiibo are:
– The original ‘fireball’ Mario from the Super Smash Bros. series.
– A new ‘wave’ Mario from the Super Mario series available on March 20, for a limited time bundled only with Mario Party 10.