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Splatoon and amiibo figurines vanish after Nintendo truck stolen

by Ron Duwell | May 28, 2015May 28, 2015 1:40 pm PDT

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A truck carrying a load of amiibo figurines and Splatoon Special Editions has disappeared en route from Nintendo’s European headquarters to a warehouse owned by retailer GAME UK.

And you thought getting a hold of an amiibo was tough before! GAME’s entire shipment has gone missing, including the ultra rare Squid amiibo found in the Splatoon Special Edition. GAME has confirmed that these special editions are irreplaceable and those who pre-ordered will be receiving just the standard game along with a partial refund.

Due to these extraordinary circumstances, we will unfortunately not be getting replacements for these missing items. We have no option but to substitute the Splatoon + Squid Inkling in your order with the standard version of the game.You will still receive your Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy Amiibo. We will be discounting this edition by £10 from £52.99 to £42.99 to apologise for this inconvenience.

The initial chunk of the disclosure describes the theft.

We can confirm that the lorry transporting the Splatoon stock from Nintendo’s European warehouse to GAME UK has been stolen.

Included as part of this delivery was GAME’s allocation of the Splatoon + Squid Inkling Amiibo and as a result we are unable to honour pre-orders for this item in GAME. We are working with GAME to contact those customers affected.

Whilst these unfortunate circumstances were out of Nintendo UK and GAME’s control, we apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment that this has caused.

Good news for those who already have that Squid amiibo. Your eBay price is going to skyrocket after this. Bad news for the rest of the gaming populace in the U.K., though. At least nobody appears to have been hurt, making it okay to chuckle about this situation.

Eurogamer

Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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