Chibi-Robo, hero of the niche tiny robot franchise of the same name, has been receiving a lot of love from Nintendo lately. For a series that peaked with its original title in 2005, Chibi has starred in four (unnecessary) sequels –most recently September’s Chibi-Robo Zip Lash –and has been added to the ranks of the amiibo. A Chibi-Robo Zip Lash + amiibo bundle pack was released early last month, but starting today, fans can pre-order the Chibi-Robo amiibo by itself.
Beginning at 5 pm ET, amiibo collectors and lovers of all things adorable can pre-order their very own Chibi-Robo for $12.99. The figurine is practically life-sized and features compatibility with Chibi-Robo Zip Lash, Hyrule Warriors, Yoshi’s Wooly World, Super Mario Maker, Mario Party 10, and other games with universal amiibo support.
While Chibi-Robo Zip Lash didn’t quite live up to the hype, its amiibo counterpart has been reviewed much more favorably. Nintendo has frequently (perhaps intentionally) been unable to meet the demands of crazed amiibo buyers, so act quickly!
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