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…
I'm still sticking with my plan of only getting a handful (around 3). I've been tempted to pick them up when I see them in stores, but I know what'd happen if I started doing that--I'd feel compelled to get ALL of them, and I don't want to go down that rabbit hole. SSB has about 50 characters, and at 13 bucks apiece, that's just too much for collectibles. And that's just for Smash--who knows what other amiibo Nintendo will release after that!
And I'm so torn because on the one hand, I want to buy them all right now. But I feel guilty spending that cash during the holiday season and plus I wanted to give people a chance to maybe gift some for christmas or something. Problem is, we have no idea when reprints will occur if at all and we don't know in what capacity. So I feel inclined to buy now despite wanting to wait.
I keep buying one when I see them but yet I think... should I just buy those three because I don't have them... hmm....
My girlfriend says it's worth it as long as I'll display them all some day. And surely I will when I have more space. A dedicated shelf would work.
I've got a Marth alert set for Amazon to see if it'll dip back into the $13 sub range. I figure if I get a notice, they're back in stock and I'll rush to grab it from there. Otherwise I'll keep an eye out in stores. Let us know if or when you find it!
@Jargon The packaging is clear, so you can inspect an amiibo in a store before you buy it. Unless stores don't have them on display, I guess. This and the Samus one that was sold are still in their original packaging, unopened.