clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

When and how to get the Animal Crossing Sanrio cards at Target

Get ready for a Friday morning blitz

If you buy something from a Polygon link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

screen showing Hello Kitty-themed apparel and decor in Animal Crossing: New Horizons Image: Nintendo via YouTube
Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Sanrio crossover amiibo cards — selling exclusively at Target — launch on Friday, March 26, and Target is telling customers they can start buying them at 9 a.m. EDT that day. A pack sells for $5.99.

You have to go to a Target to pick up the Animal Crossing Sanrio Collection, but it doesn’t sound like you can just pull a pack off the shelf. They’re available only as an order pickup, or drive-up purchase, no online sales. Oh, and limit 2 per customer.

There are six amiibo cards in the pack, which will give players a variety of apparel, decor, and residents based on Sanrio’s twee-est hitmakers, like Hello Kitty, Keroppi, and My Melody. Last month’s announcement shows samples of each.

Animal Crossing and Sanrio have gotten together before, with a collab for 2012’s Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the 3DS, but it was nothing like the merch that’s up for grabs on Friday. Your best bet for getting your hands on it will be reserving a copy through the website right at 9 a.m. The limited quantities means whatever makes it to the gray market will likely cost a lot.