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Where to buy The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom amiibo in the UK

Tap it on your Nintendo Switch to get exclusive in-game items

Steve Hogarty,Alex Lee
Wednesday 17 May 2023 17:24 BST
It’s the latest addition to a growing selection of Zelda-themed amiibo figurines
It’s the latest addition to a growing selection of Zelda-themed amiibo figurines (iStock/The Independent)

Hot on the heels of the game’s launch last week, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom amiibo is consistently selling out across the UK.

The highly collectible figurine can be placed on the Nintendo Switch console to unlock a bunch of different in-game rewards, such as extra weapons and exclusive paragliders, making the game easier. It’s kind of like cheating, but it isn’t.

The Tears of the Kingdom Link amiibo is the latest addition to a growing selection of Zelda-themed amiibo figurines, each one commemorating a different game in the series. Older Zelda amiibos will also unlock special items, clothing, and even a new version of Link in Tears of the Kingdom.

Read more: Tears of the Kingdom review

The long-awaited sequel to Breath of the Wild, Tears of the Kingdom is an instant classic on Switch, blending open-world adventuring with physics-based puzzle-solving. In our Tears of the Kingdom review, our writer called it “exceptionally inventive and one of the best Nintendo Switch games.”

The hype surrounding the game’s launch has meant the associated amiibo has been difficult to find in stock for months. After restocking at Amazon yesterday morning, the little guy sold out within a few hours. We’ve rounded up where you can buy the Tears of the Kingdom amiibo when it comes back in stock, as well as older Zelda amiibos that will still work with Tears of the Kingdom.

Link amiibo ‘Tears of the Kingdom, The Legend of Zelda’ collection: £12.99, Nintendo.co.uk

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Tap this thumb-sized figurine against your Nintendo Switch and, by the power of magic (and the NFC chip embedded in the figurine’s base), a fun reward will appear inside your game. In this case, you’ll get an exclusive fabric pattern for Link’s paraglider, as well as new weapons and materials.

After restocking on 16 May, the amiibo has sold out once again. It is sold at Nintendo, Amazon and ShopTo, and you can check stock below.

If you’ve got old amiibos from previous Zelda adventures, most of them will work with Tears of the Kingdom too, unlocking unique treasures, such as retro-outfits for Link, or classic friends like Epona the lovely horse. Here are some to add to your wish list while you wait for the Tears of the Kingom amiibo to restock in the UK.

Link archer amiibo: ‘Breath of the Wild, The Legend of Zelda’ collection: £12.99, Nintendo.co.uk

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With the Link archer amiibo, you’ll be able to unlock arrows, bows, meat and the Tunic of Memories fabric in Tears of the Kingdom. If you scan the collectible while playing Breath of the Wild, you’ll unlock fish, meat and arrows, so it’s a pretty useful collectible in both games.

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Wolf Link amiibo: ‘The Legend of Zelda Collection’: £12.99, Nintendo.co.uk

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The wolf Link figurine is from Twilight Princess. When scanned in Tears of the Kingdom, it will unlock meat and the Mirror of Twilight fabric. Sadly, you won’t get the wolf Link helper that you get in Twilight Princess.

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Toon Link No.22 amiibo: ‘Super Smash Bros’ collection: £12.99, Nintendo.co.uk

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The Toon Link amiibo affiliated with Super Smash Bros unlocks arrows and fish in Tears of the Kingdom. It’s a little more useful in Breath of the Wild, unlocking broadswords, arrows, and a wind waker outfit.

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Link rider ‘Breath of the Wild, The Legend of Zelda’ collection: £12.99, Nintendo.co.uk

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This figurine from Breath of the Wild sees Link galloping on a majestic horse. When used in Tears of the Kingdom, it unlocks a Hylian Hood paraglider fabric, mushrooms and swords. In Breath of the Wild, you unlock swords and horses. It’s a pretty handy one for gliding through the game.

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Zelda and Loftwing amiibo ‘The Legend of Zelda’ collection: £21.99, Nintendo.co.uk

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This one might be a little pricier than the others, but you unlock a fair few items when used with Tears of the Kingdom. The figurine from the Skyward Sword game unlocks the Sword-Spirit fabric, gems, plants, arrows and swords. In Breath of the Wild, it only unlocks basic materials.

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‘The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’, Nintendo Switch: £49.99, Currys.co.uk

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The much-anticipated sequel to Breath of the Wild, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom returns to a re-imagined version of Hyrule and arms the player with a brand new set of powerful skills. With the ability to manipulate objects in the world, players can build their own machines, powered-vehicles and flying contraptions to solve puzzles, raid enemy camps and explore the world at their own pace.

This rich and detailed adventure is set against the backdrop of a stunning pretty world of rolling fields, floating islands, intricately designed dungeons and sprawling caverns. Instantly one of the Nintendo Switch’s best games, Tears of the Kingdom rewards ingenuity and player experimentation.

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