Target announced today that it will be ceasing all operations in Canada and shutting down all of its stores. The retailer was struggling in Canada, and losing money to the tune of over $2 million a day. Even in the best scenario, they couldn't forecast profitability until 2021.
Unfortunately for Nintendo fans, it means that the fate of the retailer exclusive amiibo, Rosalina & Luna, is up in the air. Will Target stores shut down before the release? Who will pick up the figure if Target is no longer in business?
The frustration is compounded by the fact that Target would not accept any pre-orders on amiibos at all. In hindsight it's probably just as well, given the headache of getting refunds from an out of business company.
Personally I will have to go the import route, as I do really want one of these. Maybe that angry person who hate pre-ordered 100 of them will relent and sell me one? :)