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 care about the Smash line but I almost regret buying the Animal Crossing series at launch. They're all so cheap now. I wasted a lot of money in that respect and definitely could have avoided international shipping costs had I just been patient for months and months.
Pretty pleased to see the stock levels as they are though.
@Anand I'm personally glad that supply has caught up with demand, since it means if I want any figures then I could get them for the normal price, or maybe even less.
As far as collectors go, I think that will continue even as supply increases. I mean, people still bought up the extremely common figures like Mario, so I don't think it was the limited supply that was attracting collectors (just what attracted scalpers). Lots of people love to collect, lots of people love Nintendo stuff, and those people will collect the figures regardless of rarity. And then you still have people who buy just a few figures anyway, getting the characters they want, or the ones people want to use in games. Most of the characters Nintendo have released don't really have other merchandise out there, especially not some up to the good quality of these figures.
In short, yeah, the mania has died down, but I think the figures will remain popular for various reasons.
Beat the Bomb, an Aussie game site, has a lot of hard to find amiibo available and shipping is very reasonable. I got both Robin and Lucina for $26 including shipping. Nice to secure all of the FE ones I'm missing on one day.
I've got graphics captured for all current amiibo via the Nintendo website. When I get time I'll group and make more images above. Even without Stache I'd be wanting to but this thread hasn't been updated in so long I do want to try to get to this.
Annd I just went and completed it all. It's a lot of amiibo.
Too bad we don't have an 'amiibo Database' a la the Game Database. But there, now we're caught up as far as I can tell on amiibo for thread purposes and now everyone's supposed to be happy. Myself included.
I guess my Lucas is still coming in the mail? I have no idea. Bought Blathers and Kicks yesterday at GameStop when I was like "..THOSE ARE OUT NOW?!" Didn't expect that. Pre-ordered Roy (which was why I went), and got Ryu / Famicom ROB for pickup at Best Buy.
Still gotta get Celeste(?) and Resetti. Would've got Resetti last night at Target..but I didn't see him. So I worry..