After almost a week of rumors, speculation and anticipation, GameStop finally confirmed what most already knew. The amiibo Retro 3-Pack will be coming exclusively to the retailer, released on September 25th. It includes R.O.B., the Duck Hunt Duo and Mr. Game & Watch amiibo figures. There will also be an in-store pre-order event this coming Saturday, August 8th, where fans will have the opportunity to secure a 3-Pack early, ahead of its release.


GameStop is advertising that stores will open one hour early for the event, meaning doors will unlock at 9 a.m. instead of the normal 10 a.m. opening. To avoid the headaches and trouble that occurred when Ness and Wave 4 were made available by GameStop, stores will be handling it much differently. Instead of ordering amiibo online and having them shipped to customers directly, the 3-Pack will be directly handled in stores, which also means that only a $5 deposit is required to reserve the retro characters.

The advertisement also notes that quantities are limited (as expected), and they are limiting the 3-Packs to one per customer. The fine print also points out that policies may be subject to change and could vary from store to store, so it’s highly recommended to contact your local GameStop locations to see if they are handling the pre-order event any differently.

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  1. Noah Thorn says:

    Anything about pro members?

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    • Jonathan Aguiar says:

      Spoke with gamestop employee this morning, the pro member thing was either a rumor or they back peddled on that very quick. So it’s first come first serve

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  2. DariusQ says:

    We’ve also received insider info that this applies to EB Games in Canada as well (no early open though).

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  3. Jack5221 says:

    Did everyone get a successful preorder? There was about 9 people in line when I went at 9 a.m. I was last in line. I arrived 2 minutes before the store opened. I was in and out of the store in less than 10 minutes. Got my preorder with no hassle! So I’m happy!

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  4. Stocks were great yesterday! No pro card required. The store I went to had 47 pre-orders and most in the surrounding area had at least 30-40.

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