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Shulk is the first Amiibo unearthed as retailer-exclusive in the US, according to a listing on GameStop. The figurine of the Xenoblade hero is one of 11 coming to North America in February 2015, and yesterday Nintendo said "some of our retail partners will be releasing a certain number of these as exclusive figures, so stay tuned for details."

Nintendo didn't say which Amiibos are exclusive to which retailers, but we're guessing that "certain number" isn't 1. Anyhow, the other ten toys due in February are Rosalina & Luma, Bowser, Lucario, Toon Link, Sheik, Ike, Meta Knight, Sonic, King Dedede and Mega Man.

Gallery: Super Smash Bros. (Amiibo Figures) | 12 Photos

Nintendo's Amiibo range debuts stateside on November 21, alongside Super Smash Bros. on Wii U. Each toy connects with the Wii U using its near-field communications technology, which translates into the simple act of placing the figure onto the GamePad. When the toys launch next week, they'll all be compatible with Smash and Hyrule Warriors, with a select number supported by Mario Kart 8 (click the links for how Amiibos work with each game.)

Meanwhile, IGN claims Nintendo's franchise-spanning figurines are not region-locked. The site reports that it managed to register an American Amiibo onto a Japanese Wii U without any problems.
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