When Nintendo first showed images of Mega Yarn Yoshi, I was on a rollercoaster of emotions. The upside was that I thought it was so cool of Nintendo to have made such a unique amiibo. The downside was I also knew I wouldn’t be able to obtain him because he would be limited, and like most limited releases I’m never lucky enough to get them. Then I heard that Toys R Us Canada would be releasing Mega Yarn Yoshi a few weeks earlier than in the US (October 16th), so I decided to at least attempt to get him. Luckily, when that Friday came, during a lunch break I went to my nearest Toys R Us and able to buy the last one in the store.
Mega Yarn Yoshi retailed for $59.99 plus tax. I can only assume the price tag was one of the reasons why many people passed on buying him. Other than the price, there’s really nothing much to complain about this collectable. The packaging is adorable, with the yarn motif continued throughout the box. For now, I haven’t yet opened and released Yoshi, but from what I’ve been hearing he’s very well made, and soft to touch. I’m a big fan of unique pieces like this and I hope Nintendo keeps releasing great editions like this (I’m hoping for a Mega Yarn Shy Guy).
Update: Toys R Us Canada/Nintendo re-released Mega Yarn Yoshi in Canada on March 18th, 2016