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September 25, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

GameStop's exclusive retro amiibo 3-pack is one of my favorite releases

The last thing I need in my life is another "thing" to collect, so I've been trying to stave off the need to buy all the amiibo. It isn't always easy and I've lapsed a few times and bought ones I have no connection with. I started out with the Diddy and Donkey Kong amiibo and then picked up Pac-Man, Sonic, Mega Man, and Wario... and a few others.

My son and I love Splatoon, so I had to pick up the Inkling 3-pack. Oh yeah, couldn't pass on the classic 8-bit Mario. You can see that not collecting amiibo has been a challenge. Today was an exception. I like the retro figures, so today's GameStop exclusive of R.O.B., Mr. Game & Watch,and Duck Hunt was hard to pass up. Had to buy it.

GameStop's exclusive Retro 3-Pack amiibo The selection of characters for this 3-pack is quite surprising. I love it, but of all the characters they could release, these seem like fairly unlikely selections. A tip of my hat to Nintendo for going the retro route. These days, it's hard to find gamers who know these characters. It looks as though Nintendo is feeling the pulse of the retro community and will hopefully continue to release NES and early handheld era characters.

Lots of retro love for early-era amiibo characters!
Despite all the junk mail I get from GameStop, I must have missed the announcement about their amiibo Retro 3-Pack Exclusive. I knew these figures were being released, but I wasn't aware they were GameStop exclusives. Fortunately my boss is a Nintendo fan and directed me to GS. Otherwise I'd have wound up at Toys R Us wondering what happened.

Having played a lot of Chibi Robo on the GameCube, I'm dying to get the new 3DS platformer and Chibi Robo amiibo in October!

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