An official reprint of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sanrio Collaboration Amiibo Cards has begun to release across the world!
Announced alongside the January Update reveal trailer with Festivale, the Sanrio amiibo cards have made an official comeback for the first time since their initial release in November 2016 — and for the very first time in North America.
The Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack contains six different amiibo cards inspired by a selection of Sanrio properties including Hello Kitty, Little Twin Stars, My Melody, and more! Each card features a villager inspired by a Sanrio character and appropriately themed furniture in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards Orders & Release Date
The Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack for Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes with all 6 of the Sanrio amiibo cards and released worldwide starting on March 26th, 2021 including in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and more.
As we approach the re-release of Animal Crossing Sanrio Cards, both purchase links and pre-orders will go live at various retailers around the world. There are still some countries that haven’t released anything yet, but we’ll keep track of everything in this buying guide below!
The Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards were released exclusively at Target in the United States for $5.99 on March 26th starting at 8AM Central Time with an order limit of 2 and intended for Order Pickup only. You can find the product listing on Target’s website here.
However, as of March 30th, the Sanrio Amiibo Cards are now sold out and unavailable at most Target stores for Order Pickup — though you should check just in case.
If by any chance you spot a store near you displaying the cards as in-stock, we recommend to keep trying if you want them, even if it’s giving an error back. In particular, try spamming the Place Order button rapidly… as ridiculous and absurd as that sounds, it has worked for numerous fans.
Additionally, some Target stores appear to be selling them in-store on the shelf without Order Pick-Up, despite Target’s weekly ad indicating this wouldn’t be an option. We can’t guarantee anything at all, but it might be worth checking your local store if you’re desperate just in case.
Nintendo and Target have not yet announced any possible restocks for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sanrio Amiibo Cards, so it remains uncertain whether more will be coming.
Hi – Target always want our guests to have a great online order experience! You can purchase order pickup and drive up. On Monday, March 29, they will be made available to purchase in store. Thank you. – Kay
— AskTarget (@AskTarget) March 26, 2021
However, Target’s social media support has recently tweeted about the possibility of in-store availability starting on Monday, March 29th. This might be true technically, but we’re doubtful in the sense that the cards are likely to be fully sold out everywhere by then, and it seems too early to be a restock.
March 26th Update: Best Buy Canada and Amazon Canada both briefly re-stocked the cards in the morning today. Sadly, they have already sold out within minutes later.
Note: Nintendo of Canada has specified ‘online’, meaning the cards will not be available in-store.
Europe (including UK)
The Sanrio Amiibo Cards will release in the United Kingdom and greater Europe during ‘Late March’ according to Nintendo of Europe.
Orders are now available on the Nintendo Official UK Store in the United Kingdom as of 1:30PM GMT on March 31st!
Pre-orders have gone live for the Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards at the following retailers in Europe so far:
- Nintendo Official UK Store (JUST STOCKED)
- GAME Spain (sold out)
- Amazon Italy (sold out)
- Xtralife (Spain, sold out)
- Game Mania (Netherlands, sold out)
- FNAC (France, sold out)
Pre-orders have gone live for the Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards in Australia at a price of $9.99 per pack at the following retailers:
Pre-orders have gone live for the Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards in Mexico at a price of $199 per pack at the following retailers:
Third-Party Options (Worldwide)
If you’re not able to get your hands on the official Sanrio Amiibo Cards, whether due to low stock or the country you live in, another option worth considering is third-party or ‘custom’ amiibo cards sold online.
These are unofficial alternatives not made by Nintendo that essentially contain the same chip inside as the official cards, meaning they will function in Animal Crossing just the same — allowing you to unlock Sanrio content.
We always recommend purchasing the official cards as a first choice, but given how Nintendo has made it quite difficult to purchase the Sanrio Amiibo Cards legitimately so far, we wouldn’t fault anyone for considering custom amiibo instead.
The best place to shop for third-party or custom Sanrio Amiibo Cards is at Etsy in our opinion. There are a number of options, both replicating the official cards and other forms like tokens.
What Can Sanrio Cards Do In New Horizons?
The Sanrio Amiibo Cards aren’t just a collectible — they can unlock plenty of exclusive content in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including new villagers to invite to your island and new items to collect.
Previously, these amiibo cards unlocked a few Sanrio themed poster items, but can now unlock entire sets of furniture and clothing as of the March Update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons released on March 18th, 2021.
Simply scan in one of the six different Sanrio Amiibo Cards and the associated villager can be invited to your island’s campsite to be eventually converted into a full-time resident, plus a set of furniture and clothing will be unlocked.
Animal Crossing Sanrio Cards List
Check out a comprehensive list below of the six Amiibo Cards included in the Animal Crossing Sanrio Collaboration Pack.
Rilla is a Peppy personality Gorilla villager in Animal Crossing inspired by Hello Kitty from Sanrio.
Marty is a Lazy personality Cub villager in Animal Crossing inspired by Pompompurin from Sanrio.
Étoile is a Normal personality Sheep villager in Animal Crossing inspired by Kiki & Lala from Sanrio.
Chai is a Peppy personality Elephant villager in Animal Crossing inspired by Cinnamoroll from Sanrio.
Chelsea is a Normal personality Deer villager in Animal Crossing inspired by My Melody from Sanrio.
Toby is a Smug personality Rabbit villager in Animal Crossing inspired by Kerokerokeroppi from Sanrio.
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