The only major dedicated game retailer in the United Kingdom, GAME, had one of its lorries stolen that happened to contain its entire shipment of special edition Splatoon games, which just so happened to come with exclusive Amiibos. It’s been roight nabbed, it ‘as!This is bad news for UK video game fans, who already often get the short end of the stick with game releases (good luck getting a Shin Megami Tensai game the same year Japan and North America get one). The special edition of Splatoon seems to still be available on Amazon UK, but you won’t be finding that version of the game in any chain stores in the near future. The only other way to get the exclusive Amiibo it comes with is to buy the Amiibo three-pack, which combines the retail-available Boy Inkling and Girl Inkling Amiibos with the Squid Amiibo. Amazon UK has that on sale for 75 GPB, or $115. You can get a Marth for cheaper.The United Kingdom isn’t a very large nation, but it still has a population of about 65 million, so it’s baffling that every special edition of Splatoon could be stolen from just one truck. GAME has over 300 stores across the UK, too, so it’s kind of like if a truck with every copy the Splatoon special edition bound for GameStops in New York was stolen. This is particularly rough for GAME, which has faced some big financial problems over the last few years. It’s not clear if this setback will hurt the chain.GAME will be offering gamers who preordered the special edition a 10 GPB discount off of the standard edition, and assures that the games will be sent through first-class mail so they don’t get Fast and Furioused a second time. Which wouldn’t have actually prevented the theft, because the truck that was stolen was shipping the Splatoon special editions from Nintendo Europe’s warehouse to GAME’s, before they were distributed to players.Details on the theft itself aren’t clear, but if an entire shipment (the entire shipment) was simply stolen, it would point to a security breach in GAME’s or Nintendo Europe’s supply chain. That’s just a theory, however, and I have one that’s just as likely: Nintendo saw that so many people wanted the special edition Amiibo, and stole all of them.It doesn’t make any sense for Nintendo to do this, but nothing Nintendo has done with Amiibo makes sense. From the complete lack of communication regarding Amiibo distribution, to a seeming refusal to reissue rare Amiibos that have comically ballooned in value on the reseller market, to the insult that is Amiibo Tap, Nintendo’s attitude with Amiibo has been a cross between Cartmanland and those plastic ball toy machines in supermarkets. Nintendo has failed to recognize the interest collectors and long-time fans have in the figures themselves, and hasn’t produced a cohesive game surrounding them to appeal to kids who love Skylanders and Disney Infinity.I joke about Nintendo stealing the lorry full of special edition Amiibos, but I remain baffled by the company’s attitude. It takes a breathtaking amount of effort to make me give up on ever seeing a Ness Amiibo at retail or hope on buying one, and I’ve crossed rivers, boroughs, and state lines for my toys (and, if Good Smile/Max Factory is reading this, would seriously consider importing any Figma or Nendoroid based on the Mother series).If you’re in England next week, and you see a shady man selling you a squid Amiibo, keep an eye out for a nearby truck. Or consider offering him payment for one last heist of a few dozen cars, including a ’73 Mustang or ’67 Shelby GT 500. Also, see if he has any Ness Amiibos. I’m asking for a friend.