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General amiibo Discussion Thread
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.

Known amiibo

Super Smash Bros.

Yarn Yoshi

Super Mario


Animal Crossing (multiple waves)

Animal Crossing amiibo Cards

30th Anniversary Mario

Chibi-Robo, Shovel Knight, and Mega Man

Skylanders Superchargers - Bowser and DK

The Legend of Zelda

Compatible Games

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…

Nintendo's amiibo Website

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11/18/14, 01:30    Edited: 02/05/16, 15:49
But I don't like Smash Bros. that much so I just want them to be as good as they can be, hopefully Nintendo eventually makes another Metroid game and they get their own Amiibos.

As far as the Disney figures go I think they're amazing, so good, the quality is amazing, you can't even really see any seams on them! Look how awesome Boba Fett is!:

Kinda of a similar pose to Girl!:

09/25/15, 03:07   

I was looking at the Disney figures last night while getting my sweet Retro 3-Pack at midnight. Most of them look hella lame.
09/25/15, 19:39   
Well I don't know about the average Disney character but I have most of the Star Wars ones and they look great!

I think Im basically done with the Smash Amiibos, I'm more excited to see what happens in future series, I hope they make a bunch for Zelda, better poses, better sculpts, nothing to do with Smash, I'd like to see what the artist at Nintendo could do if they were focused on making really nice figures and not making the characters look like they do in Smash trophies, more like the Splatoon or AC series.
09/25/15, 19:59   
Edited: 09/25/15, 20:08
@deathly_hallows I'd have to agree, most of the Smash series of amiibo don't look good to me. I get the feeling there was little communication between whoever designed the trophies in Smash and whoever designed the amiibos, because it doesn't feel like there was any planning in making Smash trophies that also would have made for good physical figures.
09/27/15, 01:50   
@Mop it up

I no doubt believe it was an afterthought or at least a disconnected idea. I like them quite a bit but some could have been cooler.


Anybody here collecting, either hardcore or just casually, the Animal Crossing amiibo cards? I picked up a couple packs for fun and I was pleased to see only one duplicate, Leonardo. I managed to get Pascal! He's one of my two favorite Animal Crossing characters! My favorite villagers aren't amiibo cards yet I don't think though. Bummer.


Also, I nabbed two japanese imports of these two… for a dollar or two more than US MSRP. Nice import! Glad to see them added to the collection now.

09/27/15, 02:50   
Edited: 09/27/15, 02:58

I agree that the Infinity figures are great. Heck, I've got all of series 1 and 2! Just started on 3.0. But I must say, having every character from all properties filtered through the same exact style definitely lacks variety. Still, they are really great figures.

@Mop it up

I would have figured there was no consideration at all to making them actual figures in the development of the game. That said, I think most of them are incredibly great!


Nice new figures! As for the cards, check this out. I casually checked Target and Toys r us for the cards and didn't find them. I didn't ask and was honestly unsure as to the availability of these things, so I didn't mind. Finally made it to Best Buy and found about 10 or so packs. I grabbed one and strolled the game aisle deciding if I wanted another pack or two. While I wandered, a guy came straight to the box of cards, grabbed all the remaining packs, and immediately went to the checkout. If I wasn't holding one in my hand, I would have been royally pissed! What's the deal with these? Should they be readily available? Are there ultra rare ones? This guy stank of a flipper, but who knows. Crazy! Anyway, I got a Tom Nook. I'm happy with that. Maybe someday I'll have a system and game I can use them with!
09/27/15, 03:54   

They should be more easily available than amiibo. That guy is either a flipper or someone looking to collect them all immediately. It's real douchey to take them all like that. Ugh. But this day and age, I guess you never know how rare things will be. Cards are infinitely easier to make and ahip, so I think we will have easier availability as long as Nintendo doesn't cut off production too early.

If anyone is interested in duplicate trades, particularly Ploot if he's bothering with these (since he is in driving distance) let me know. I don't know how many I will be buying but I have no use for a duplicate and would like to trade.
09/27/15, 05:19   
Edited: 09/27/15, 05:20
Not sure how many cards I'll end up with, but I'm definitely up for trades. I might see if I can get a few more packs today.

And speaking of duplicates, I am sitting on a few extra Amiibo. I grabbed a few on my own when this latest wave hit, unaware that my wife managed to get the entire wave for my birthday. Seems most everybody here is covered, but I thought I'd throw out what I have before I return some of them.
- Ganondorf
- Zero Suit Samus
- Olimar
- classic 8-bit Mario (packaging good, but not perfect)

Older Amiibo
- Toon Link
- Jigglypuff
- 2 Rosalinas

If anybody's interested let me know.
09/27/15, 19:01   
I still want a Toon Link, but not in any urgency. If you hold onto it until my next party I'll buy it then.

Which... times are kind of busy right now but I'd like to do another party sometime before the end of the year. Maybe.
09/27/15, 19:44   
Edited: 09/27/15, 19:44
Well, now the dang cards seem to be sold out everywhere I check. I thought these were supposed to be easier to get.


Cool, I'll hold it til then.
09/28/15, 02:37   

It's the first week so I can kind of imagine the scarcity but I hope (and expect) these to be more readily available. More consistent reprints and such.
09/28/15, 03:26   

Yeah, that makes sense. Replenishment should be much smoother than the figures. Still, it's maddening knowing they're being bought up in big chunks.
09/28/15, 03:37   
Edited: 09/28/15, 03:38
I don't know if I already asked, or if it was discussed, and I don't want to go back and look.

-Did anyone get the other two Yarn Yoshi ones reserved? I missed them, ugh.
-When is our next Amiibo-related date?
09/29/15, 03:05   

-I got pink and blue from Walmart. Should have them soon after launch.
-October 16 with Yarn Yoshi. After that, it's the Mii three-pack on November 1.
09/29/15, 20:36   

I would love if you can hold on to one of those Rosalina's.

Once I get some "amiibo money" which will be in the next week or 2, that is.
09/29/15, 21:14   
Edited: 09/30/15, 00:13

..aww crap. October is a terrible month for me. Pink and Blue are supposed to be out Oct. 16, too? I really don't have an extra C-Note sitting around for this stuff. Sigh of sighs.
09/30/15, 01:33   

Will do! One Rosalina is yours! No hurry at all, so just let me know.
09/30/15, 01:43   
Does anyone need a Meta Knight or Ness? I've got doubles sitting around for no reason.
09/30/15, 01:48   

I need Ness!!!
09/30/15, 01:50   

...YOU DO?! MY GOOD FRIEND KOOVAPS, AND I DIDN'T KNOW?! Why didn't you sayyyy anything?
You know..BEFORE?! We'll talk more (outside of NW) soon. Do you have my email? I think you do..
09/30/15, 02:00   
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