You may have seen that earlier today we mentioned that the Gold Mario amiibo has been delayed. The news was sent out via email to Walmart customers who had pre-ordered the figure which went from a March 20th release date to April 8th and the 16th. Thankfully it turns out that the email sent out was incorrect and the item will be shipping on time. Good news for those of you who pre-ordered.
There’s no trouble in the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario Amiibo fans will still see Gold on March 20, 2015. Walmart.com pre-order customers may have seen an incorrect availability date in their account, and we’re in the process of correcting that order information to assure fans that there are no delays.
Oh dear! It now seems that Walmart is delaying some people’s pre-orders of the limited edition Gold Mario amiibo. We already know that the retailer has said that additional stock is rather scarce, but we didn’t know that some of your pre-orders are being delayed. The Gold Mario amiibo is due to be released on March 20th, but some people have received an email from Walmart saying that they won’t get theirs until April 13th.
Thank you for your Walmart.com preorder. The release date of the item(s) listed below has been delayed. The revised arrival date is shown below.
We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note that Walmart does not control this release date, which is set by the manufacturer.
Everyone wants to get their hands on the limited edition Gold Mario amiibo which is exclusive in the United States to retail chain Walmart. The company has put up a notice at one of its stores stating that the Gold Mario amiibo will be in extremely short supply. The store that’s photographed says they will only get 4-6 extra figures for those who haven’t pre-ordered. So if you haven’t secured one then you will certainly need to lineup quite early to nab one.
Thanks, Jose M
Nintendo of America has reassured amiibo collectors that they will still be able to pick up the Gold Mario amiibo at Walmart stores on launch day, which is March 20th. The Gold Mario amiibo pre-orders sold out within fifteen minutes which left many fans feeling a little frustrated. However, Nintendo says there will be more stock on launch day, so be sure to queue up early if you want one.
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.
The new gold-colored Mario amiibo is compatible with multiple games that support amiibo. For example, Mario Party 10 features a new amiibo Party mode that players can only access by tapping their compatible amiibo figures on the Wii U GamePad controller to customize them and bring them into the game as board pieces. Players can also save items to their amiibo, then use them strategically. Or players can train their amiibo to supercharge its stats and expand its abilities in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U or Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
In a series of tweets Walmart Canada has confirmed the existence of the dazzling Gold Mario Amiibo figure. We basically knew it was legitimate as we had photographic proof from a leaked advertisement from the retailer that proved they were genuine. What is strange is they aren’t taking pre-orders. So it could be mayhem at Walmart Canada when these things actually go on sale.
Thanks for asking! We are getting the gold Mario amiibo in stores but we don’t have a date yet.
Hi there. We’re not having a pre-sale for the gold Mario amiibos.
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A leaked photo of a banner confirms that the upcoming Gold Mario amiibo is real and will be a Walmart-exclusive item. The special-edition figurine first appeared earlier this month, when Nintendo issued two certificates for Gold and Silver amiibo renditions of its mustachioed mascot. The company has yet to announce when the new amiibo will hit store shelves. However, the banner suggests it will be available alongside Mario Party 10, which launches on March 20th.