Splatoon Bundle Shipment Stolen from GAME

By Jorge Ba-oh 27.05.2015 7

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A lorry that was carrying Splatoon stock from Nintendo's European warehouse to GAME UK has been stolen.

The retailer confirmed that a shipment of goods had been stolen, and part of this included the UK allocation of the special-edition Splatoon + Squid Inkling amiibo bundle.

Those who did pre-order the Splatoon Wii U bundle will not receive their copy on the 29th May launch date. Replacements for the missing items will not be available, and so GAME customers will receive the standard edition of Splatoon, priced at £42.99.

The Splatoon amiibo characters, Inkling Boy or Inkling Girl will still be available at £14.99 each, and GAME are urging those who wish to purchase the figure to contact customer services by midday Friday. The standard copy of the game will be shipped by First Class post on Friday 29th May.

Were you one of those who ordered the Splatoon + Squid Inkling amiibo bundle?

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Pretty crazy, sounds like something out of GTA V.

Yeah no way do i want a standard edition. I got the special edition off official nintendo store with a free tshirt and got the 2 inkling amiibos from smyths, over all i just spent £5 more than before but gained a nice tshirt. This did not help with the stress of dealing with them cancelling my amiibos the day before aswell, which i have on the way now, so thats 3 different places sending me games for friday.

( Edited 27.05.2015 20:14 by welshwuff )

Amiibo have turned people crazy.

I just got the regular, bog standard version for £24 - came today. Easy. Whoever shops at GAME anymore? Expensive.

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amiibo hunters have gone too far this time.

In all seriousness, I'm disappointed that my copy was stolen but at the same time I'm satisfied with the getting £10 off the normal edition so it's just £23 (without the other two amiibo). It was nice of them to offer any money off at all, considering it wasn't actually anything to do with GAME themselves but rather on Nintendo's end.

Although hopefully this means there'll be a reprint of the amiibo soon, as the Inkling Squid just got a whole lot rarer...

It's not GAME Junksnail, it's their insurers that have paid out here. Interestingly they seem to have written off all hope of reclaiming these copies from the thieves that took them. 

JB, GAME aren't always too bad. Sometimes their special edition things can be good on release. 

I am glad I chose the Nintendo store for mine (it arrived yesterday!) but daaaaaaaamn, that sucks big time but kudos for GAME for trying to give a solution.

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