amiibo is certainly turning out to be a big thing in Nintendo's eyes. Whether or not the rewards for utilizing each amiibo is worthy to you, Nintendo plans to implement all sorts of bonuses. It appears right now that every amiibo is meant to do 'something' in each game though games not featuring certain characters may have more limited uses or lesser-valued ones. We've had plenty of threads on here for amiibo and I'm sure that will continue. Still, I wanted to establish a general discussion thread that doesn't have a specific focus or thought. We'll also use this thread for informing the forums about upcoming news regarding new waves of amiibo or new compatibility. Enjoy! Tell us which amiibo you're planning to get! To get the party started, here are the various waves of amiibo on their way, compatibility information from Nintendo's website, and various links to other threads regarding amiibo.
Super Smash Bros for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Yoshi's Woolly World, Splatoon, CodeName: S.T.E.A.M., ACE COMBAT ASSAULT HORIZON LEGACY, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, and more…
After all the comparisons to the proto figures, I was expecting them to look crappy, but lo and behold, the characters look pretty darn great. I grabbed four today (Samus, Villager, Fox and Peach). My local Best Buy had plenty of everyone.
I don't want to unbox them though. What is wrong with meeeeeeeeee?!
Well I picked up Smash Last night..... and the Amiibo's were there. I said awhile back that I would never buy them. And now I'm in the same camp as everyone else..I'm slowly coming around. Damn you Nintendo. It also doesn't help that the wife secretly picked me up a Link Amiibo so it was waiting for me when we got home. She now wants Peach - and I have officially lost the war. You were right T-Bun. I salute you.
But I'm only interested in a few..mostly because they are neat collectors items - I don't play enough local multiplayer to 'call out my amiibo' but it is neat to have him/her as a buddy while playing some Smash.
To continue my story without the crap attached to it, my return at GameStop did NOT work, so I reluctantly bought Villager (I was getting Villager regardless, no question about it) and went into secret panic mode. Went to see Dumb And Dumber To with m'lady, and went to Toys R Us afterwards to return Link for store credit or something, though I was unsure how they'd react to me splicing their deal. If you return 1 of 3 of a 3 for 30 deal, didn't you just kinda force them into a 2 for 20?
The guy asked me if I wanted to exchange for anyone, and I drew a heavy sigh and told him how my day went. "I really only wanted the two I got and Villager."
"Oh, we have Villager." !! WHAT. "Yeah, I found some in a box earlier in the back!" I may've pulled out some hair at that moment, I'm not sure, but I told him how I asked specifically about Villager earlier in the morning and it seemed that there weren't any anywhere. Its POSSIBLE they were delivered earlier in the day after I was there? I don't know. The guys puts out Villagers (and brings one to me), and while he's putting them out there, I had sent Nikki to that area (across the store, though I could see her from afar) to check them out as she hadn't seen all of them. She said as soon as the Villagers went up, a kid picked one up and went "YES!", brimming with excitement. Haha, that's awesome.
Returned my Villager to GameStop, renewed my card, reserved Luigi, Mac, Zelda, whatever. Long f'n day of Amiibo.
If Toys R Us does a 3 for 30 in December, I'm gonna puke.
Does anyone else find it weird that Link's pose is him looking straight down so you can't see his face? Seems like if he was dashing into battle he's have his eye's forward and be looking where he's going. I hope we get some alternate poses of him, I think holding the Master Sword above his head would be cool.
@Hinph I choose that outfit every time and only feel slightly guilty...
@deathly_hallows I assume any alternate poses, if they happen, will be based off the All Star Mode trophies since the amiibos are modeled after the Classic Mode trophies. Although, some of the All Star trophies are maybe a little too "epic."
@ploot Yeah but you figure at some point in the future these will become more than just Smash figurines, right? Like hopefully we'll see Amiibos for characters that aren't even in Smash. Seems like an easy way for them to cash in, they could release 10 different links modeled on different games and the fans would pony up!