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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


Splatoon


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   Edit:  02/05/16, 15:49
 
   
 
@ludist210
That's an excellent reason to play! Unfortunately for me, Finnegan isn't quite at game-playing age.

@gamewizard65
Stache has no interest in 3DS games so he's after the stand-alone amiibo.
11/20/15, 19:11   Edit:  11/20/15, 19:11
I was able to pre-order Chubby Robo today, so thats all set. (I know his name, I'm joking!)

And I guess I should go pick up my FREE* Falco! I'm already wasting my day away..
11/20/15, 21:02
@ploot

Ok, that makes sense. For a moment there, I thought Stache was losing his mind. ha,ha...only kidding. Seriously, I just assumed Rob had no interest in the Chibi Robo amiibo since all his games this generation have been on the 3ds.

I must say, I love the Falco amiibo! I preordered him several weeks back and picked him up last night at Best Buy. Man, the attention to detail is fantastic. Both Fox and Falco are amongst my favorite amiibos due to being very detailed.

It would be nice to have a Peppy and Slippy amiibo to round out all the major players in Starfox 0. Even if Nintendo manufactured a Fox & Falco specifically for Starfox 0, I would buy both characters again.

Edit: I have no interest in Lottie, but noticed Dr Fink mentioned that she wouldn't be available until sunday, Nov. 22. Now, isn't that a bunch of BS. You know she was in the shipment with the Falco amiibos. Why make people wait and/or make two separate trips, that is, if those who preordered Lottie also preodered Falco.
11/21/15, 13:55   Edit:  11/21/15, 14:05
@gamewizard65

Lottie is a Target exclusive. Falco a Best Buy exclusive. They in fact were not a part of the same shipments at all.
11/21/15, 14:27
I think Falco is still available on Best Buy's website if anyone is still seeking one out.
11/22/15, 01:41
I picked up Lottie today from Target. Didn't seem like many existed but maybe they hadn't stocked her yet. I had to ask for her, only saw two loose ones, and none were on the shelves.

Still, glad I have her. She's unbelievably adorable. I've never enjoyed her character to much. Who knew the Lyle blood-line would have such an adorable family member. I'm happy she rounds out the set.
11/23/15, 05:32
I snagged her too. She is cute, even if her brother isn't.

I also got Chibi Robo pre-ordered. So now I'm just lacking Modern 8-bit Mario, Gold Mario, Luigi (Mario series), Yoshi (Mario series), and Bowser (Mario series) of what's currently available. That's it.
11/23/15, 17:42   Edit:  11/23/15, 17:49
@DrFinkelstein

Oh, my bad. I got confused and was thhinking all stores received the Lottie amiibo. I really haven't been keeping up with the AC amiibos right now. I might try importing them later. I really have no desire to buy the game, plus I don't want all the AC amiibos, really only want Tom Nook and KK Slider.
11/25/15, 17:29
@ludist210

Are you getting out for Modern Mario tomorrow?
11/26/15, 00:19
Modern Mario is up on Wal-Mart. Now, this is the only thing I was looking for this year for Black Friday, which I planned to buy out in the wild..so....goodness. Probably pass on the website, miss the in-person buy, and then it'll be sold out when I get back home afterwards. DIG IT.
11/26/15, 14:31
If anyone needs them, characters like Little Mac and MewTwo, and some others, are available Online at Bestbuy.ca. Shipping would suck for Americans, but they are there. No Fire Emblem though
11/28/15, 03:29
@Ponderus

Thanks for sharing Ponderus! I had seen a lot of tweets about US stock levels for all sorts of rarer and re-stocked amiibo primarily through Gamestop today. They even had a huge $75 or so bundle with Ike and other characters which had lower stock levels before.

In other news, as I have been this year, I'm loving pairing amiibo with my new beer trials. I loved the label art on this one tonight so I took a photo of the whole Animal Crossing crew, though some had be nearly all cropped out.


But last night I had another brew and thought Lottie's cute pose would be fun to play along with.


And lastly, my first photo of this week in this regard, I thought I'd use Cyrus' creepy stare to my advantage…

11/28/15, 05:13
@DrFinkelstein

Those are great! I love the photos you've shared in this thread.
11/28/15, 08:06
@Octorockin

Thanks! Ever since the summer-time, when I try a new beer (easy to do with the Make Your Own packs from the grocery store), I feel like I should take a photo of it with my latest amiibo or just ones I like. The newest AC set has been fun to shoot with.
11/28/15, 16:21
@DrFinkelstein

I'm telling you, some kind of artsy book compiling all of these photos is definitely what you need to do!

Picked up the new Falco amiibo. It looks fantastic. I am once again caught up. There are a couple that I missed that I wouldn't mind getting, but they're not a big deal either way. I missed Pikachu, Smash Yoshi, Lucario and Ganondorf. I've held most of these in my hands over the last 2 weeks or so, I just couldn't be bothered to pay the money. Not long ago TRU here had a buy 2 get 1 deal on amiibo, but they didn't have 3 that I wanted enough to actually drop the cash. Oh well. If I get these great, if not life will still continue.
11/28/15, 16:54
I had to take my son to Walmart to pick up a SD card for his 3ds sincd his was filled up. First, Walmart had a great deal on SD cards, got my son a 16gb for his 3ds for only $5!! Im alreay upto 16gb in my 3ds, so I picked up the last 32gb card and it as well was only $5!! The guy who waited on us said the sd cards were on sale over the weekend, so we got very lucky. I was surprised both the 16 & 32gb were on sale for $5.

Then, my luck went a little farther. As I was walking towards the videogame section, I noticed a rack full of the modern colored pixel Mario amiibo! I had no idea that the modern pixel Mario amiibo was finally released in the states. There was at least 15-20 of them on the rack. I quickly snagged mine, full of joy like some little kid. I'm assuming that the modern pixel Mario amiibo is exclusive to walmart, since the only other way to acquire him in the states was to buy the Wii U bundle that included him at Walmart, plus we had just stopped at Best Buy to check out some mechanical keyboards and made a quick stop at Target, when we checked the amiibo sections at both stores, neither store had the modern pixel mario.

So, if anyone is wanting the modern pixel mario amiibo, go no to your local walmart. Like I mentioned, there was a fair amount of him still in stock. I'm assuming he has been in stock since Friday. There is actually two Super Walmarts in my area, I never checked the other walmart. I would gladly pick up a few extras, for anyone who cannot find him at your local walmart. So, once again, I have all the amiibos that I've been wanting. There is still many of the animal crossing amiibos, plus the 3 pack Mii fighter amiibos are in stock at my local stores, which is a first since they have been released. It only took a year, but it looks like Nintendo has finally got a grip on the amiibo situation. Though, there are still a few amiibos that Nintendo still needs to work on, like Pit, Ike, Lucario and Robin. My one son now wants Pit and Ike for Xmas, so I'll probably have to import those two or check either ebay & amazon. I have not checked the prices on those amiibos lately, but the last time I had price checked them, which was late summer, I noticed the online prices had come down considerably. Looks like the scalpers are having to sell their amiibos at rock bottom prices since Nintendo has been able to fix the supply issue. That puts a warm feeling in my heart.

I guess when I order his Pit & Ike, I will finally break down and buy me a Wii Fit Trainer, since I noticed she was selling for only a few bucks above the normal suggested retail price of $12.99. I'm glad I was able to wait and hold off on many of these amiibos, most I acquired for the suggested retail pricing and the ones I did have to pay extra for, it was only for a few dollars more. I'd hold off on the Pit & Ike amiibos, but with Xmas less than a month away, I feel I'd better order them now. I'll do a little investigating, to determine if importing them will be less expensive than ordering from someone here in the states.
11/30/15, 00:11
@Mr_Mustache

Snagged it online. Boom. My brother in law stayed up with me once it went live...we played a lot of Star Wars Battlefront leading up to that. A lot. A. Lot.
11/30/15, 18:03
Got a Shulk today! I'm noticing a strange trend too. I've seen Ganondorf at one store, Zero Suit Samus at another, Mewtwo at a third, and so forth. It's almost as if certain stores are getting certain characters that are not exclusive to them.
12/01/15, 19:34
12/18/15, 23:43
Finally. We have him for pre-order here in the states! I canceled my much more costly Amazon UK pre-order now that I have this locked in with Best Buy. Very cool.

amiibo are generally so much easier to get these days. It's pretty fantastic. I had slept for over an hour before I saw Ludist's text about the amiibo and it was still up on the website.
12/19/15, 00:54
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