An official reprint of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sanrio Collaboration Amiibo Cards released around the world earlier this year! Last updated April 15th, 2021.
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.
Unfortunately, the Animal Crossing Sanrio Amiibo Cards quickly sold out after their release and remain very difficult to find since then. We’ll cover everything you need to know about finding and purchasing them in this order guide.
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 April 15th, the Sanrio Amiibo Cards are now sold out and unavailable for order on Target’s Website.
We have heard sporadic reports of some Target stores selling a few cards in-store on the shelf, possibly due to returns or previously unnoticed stock, so it may be worth checking your local store just in case if it’s important to you. This is still very unlikely to find though.
Nintendo and Target have not yet announced any official restocks for the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sanrio Amiibo Cards as of April 15th, so it remains uncertain whether more will be coming. This article will be updated if that changes.
We have not heard any information about official restocks in Canada as of April 15th.
Note: Nintendo of Canada has specified ‘online’, meaning the cards will not be available in-store.
Europe (including UK)
The Sanrio Amiibo Cards released in the United Kingdom and greater Europe during the last week of March, but have since been sold out everywhere. Here’s some of the retailers we previously spotted the cards for sale at in Europe:
- Nintendo Official UK Store (sold out)
- GAME Spain (sold out)
- Amazon Italy (sold out)
- Xtralife (Spain, sold out)
- Game Mania (Netherlands, sold out)
- FNAC (France, sold out)
We have not heard any information about official restocks in Europe as of April 15th.
The Sanrio Amiibo Cards released in Australia on March 26th, but have since been sold out everywhere. Here’s some of the retailers we previously spotted the cards for sale at in Australia:
We have not heard any information about official restocks in Australia as of April 15th.
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:
The Sanrio Amiibo Cards released in Mexico on March 26th for $199 per pack, but have since been sold out everywhere. Here’s some of the retailers we previously spotted the cards for sale at in Mexico:
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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