Nintendo Shipment Stolen, Carrying Splatoon and Amiibos

What do you think of when someones says Nintendo? The first thing that comes to mind is probably something to do with Mario. Maybe Metroid comes to mind? More than likely, lately your thoughts of Nintendo are based around the Amiibo figures. The little, slightly too expensive, and mostly unnecessary toys that sort of add stuff to your games.

Well, what if I said that a person (or group of people) decided to steal a truck that was carrying pre-order copies of Splatoon, as well as the Amiibos that go with them? Would you believe me? Well, you should! Because it happened. To be specific, it happened in the UK.

Apparently the truck was carrying said Pre-Orders from the Nintendo warehouse, over to GAME. For those of you who don’t know, GAME is a chain of stores, basically like GameStop here in the states. Now, Nintendo has said that they will be sending out the copies of Splatoon via first class mail to ensure that it actually gets to the people who pre-ordered it.


Worst part of this? Nintendo will NOT be able to honor the Squid Inkling Amiibo that was linked with the special edition on the truck. They are offering a £10 discount towards the standard copies. This must be a giant bummer for those in the UK who pre-ordered through GAME.

My question is, did the robbers in question actually know what they were taking? Was this just a monstrous case of scalpers? Yeah, probably not. It was probably just a bunch of thieves who saw a Nintendo truck and figured they could sell it for an easy buck. Though in my mind, there will always be an Oceans Eleven style heist that was planned…a man can dream, can’t he?