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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   Edit:  02/05/16, 15:49
@DrFinkelstein Where did you receive this? Was it in your email or somewhere else? I'd also like to complain about the terribleness of amiibo-locked content, particularly games like Mario Party 10 and Splatoon which are the worst examples of it.
02/24/16, 21:12

I believe, Mop it Up is referring to the Nintendo survey. Since Club Nintendo is no more, yea, how did you receive the survey. I have to agree with Mop It Up. On one hand, the Splatoon Amiibos do unlock cool shit in the game, though it is bullshit that people have to buy the amiibos to access that content.

At first, the Splatoon amiibos were hard to acquire, very limited. Only way to own all three in NA is the expensice 3 pack, or import them individually, which costs even more. It personally doesn't affect me, since I bought the amiibos at launch. It really doesn't affect me since I don't own the game. Never have been a shooter fan. I've never understood the appeal of those kinds of games. I borrowed my son's copy of the game and enjoyed the single player campaign. Now, if the main part of the game was dedicated to a single player campaign with multiplayer crap as an afterthought, then I'd be more interested in this genre.

Overall, I prefer single player gaming experiences. I don't care to play against other people, unless they are in the same room as me. That way, I can punch them in the face and break their hands and wrists when they beat me.
02/28/16, 13:25
Picked up Resetti and Celeste today after passing on them initially (due to money).

Toys R Us has the Animal Crossing ones at $9.97. You may be able to get 'em online for that price still, too.
03/11/16, 03:07
Damn, looks like no one gives a shit about amiibos anymore...ha,ha..

Went to Gamestop and picked up Roy, Ryu and Famicon colored ROB, earlier today. I was going to pass on the newer ROB amiibo, and figured, might as well, since I have all the others, minus the cards & animal crossing amiibos. I only had to pay for Roy & Ryu. I had an extra Zero Suit Samus. She was a Xmas gift, but I already had her. I meant to sell her on ebay, but never got around to it. So, I took her to Gamestop and took the chance of getting an even exchange, even though I didn't have a receipt. Mike, the manager was working and knows me fairly well, so it wasn't a problem. Funny thing is, I think she was bought at Walmart. Still, she was brand new in the box. All I know is, I didn't have to pay for the Famicon colored ROB, and that is all that really matters!!

Hell, those AC amiibos are on sale everywhere, Walmart, BB, Target & even Gamespot. They been on sale for about two months and still no one is buying them. I'm thinking if they drop the price again, maybe then I'll snag some up, but I doubt it. I'm sure eventually some fool will buy them all up, thinking they'll make a mint on ebay or Amazon, then he or she will be stuck with a ton of three packs with two freaky looking cow characters.

See, thats what Nintendo gets for making a three pack with only one decent character, KK Slider and sticking a couple no namers with him, thinking, foolish North Americans will buy these up for the one good character. Looks like your strategy backfired on this time, Nintendo.

I think the three pack is at $19.99, which is a good price, but I know nothing about any of these characters. The only two I'm familiar with is, Tom Nook and KK Slider. I would have bought those two, but I wasn't forking out $35 for that craptastic three pack. Now, I'm glad I passed, cause I save ovet $50, and now I really have no interest, especially since I've never played an AC game.
03/22/16, 07:20   Edit:  03/22/16, 07:27

So I'm reading that you don't like AC and so you don't like the characters. Fair enough.

For me, a huge Animal Crossing fan, the character amiibos and cards are a huge delight, however I suspect their sales are due to the last two games being not full on entries in the franchise. The 3DS title was fun enough but the Wii U one was essentially a bust.
03/22/16, 11:52
They actually had Shovel Knight at my local Target which is weird since they usually only have Mario, Peach, etc. They're expanding quite a bit though. They also had R.O.B., is that a rare one?

Was tempted to get Shovel Knight but I refuse to pay full price for these things.
03/22/16, 16:08

I've seen a bit of Shovel Knight out and about. Famicom ROB is still new, and since Nintendo's supply chain has improved, it's not rare...yet.
03/22/16, 21:33
Well, Target is having a buy 1 get 1 half off on all Amiibo (as well as Disney Infinity / etc.) so I grabbed up Shovel Knight and ROB.

This brings my total to 6: Fox, Samus, Shulk, Olimar, Shovel Knight, ROB.
03/25/16, 22:37

I never said I didn't like the AC games. I've never played them, so I know nothing about the characters, other than Nook & Slider, that is why I'm not interested in the amiibos. I still stand by my observation that Nintendo threw Slider into a three pack with two of the least cared about AC characters. I'm not the only person to make that observation. I've read elsewhere that many others felt the same way.
03/26/16, 15:06

Reese and Cyrus are perhaps some of the newer characters but I wouldn't presume they are the least liked. Cyrus is hard to love so maybe there's a ring of truth. However, K.K. Slider solely being part of the three-pack is clearly a move for cash from Nintendo to move extra amiibo for characters that were less likely to be picked up if all were held separately.

So in other words, I agree with you on what Nintendo did but not that those characters are the least liked.

You should try an AC game sometime. New Leaf is fantastic and probably the best. I do hope we see another console edition soon enough. I'd take handheld again though. I just want me some AC!
03/26/16, 15:51
@Mop it up Funfact: The Smash Series Kirby Amiibo cannot be used to get the UFO power in Kirby Robobot.
03/26/16, 18:35
K.K. Slider only comes in a 3-pack? Ug. That explains why I couldn't find him the other night despite there being a whole section of AC Amiibos. He's the one AC character I'd want, but I'm not buying a 3-pack for him.
03/26/16, 19:12

If it makes it any better, it's selling on Amazon new for $18.00. Which is half price. So even if you did that and could gift the others to someone, it'll feel worthwhile.

Animal Crossing 3-Pack on Amazon.com
03/26/16, 19:14

That is not a very fun fact!
03/26/16, 19:14
@DrFinkelstein I don't even pay full price for Amiibos, I'm not going to pay $18 just to get one character!

Besides he isn't at the top of my want list, I just thought I could grab him up in the B1G1 half off sale since the Target selection was limited and seeing all of the AC characters made me think he would be there. But nope, not as a single anyway. So I got ROB as my second, which is a choice I'm happy with but he wasn't at the top of my want list either.

Toon Link, Robin, and I dunno, Mega Man maybe (though I already have a ton of toys of plain blue Mega Man) are at the top of my want list.

Actually though ROB is pretty sweet. I hadn't thought much about him before but now that I have him, I like him.
03/26/16, 19:42

I can't keep track of this crap. I guess I needed -- A 2ND ISABELLE?! WHYYYYY.

03/26/16, 23:16

Nintendo's Isabelle favoritism ruins ANOTHER life! How long will this go until we say that enough is enough??
03/26/16, 23:17   Edit:  03/26/16, 23:17

I don't even know what to do with this mongrel. Can I return him? Trade him? My location didn't have a 2nd Isabelle.

Wait wait wait wait WAIT. Digby came in the box?? I'm SO confused right now. Can someone help??
03/26/16, 23:40

That's why I wondered if you had someone who you could gift the others. Then you're paying for all three but doing a good service on the two.


What do you need help with? Digby and Isabelle came with Amiibo Festival. However now you can get Digby and Isabelle, or I think soon you can, get those separately. Sounds like you just nabbed Digby alone. Did you open it already? Why not just return it?
03/26/16, 23:51

Because its part of that 2 for 1 50% off deal. Then its like I didn't get a deal at all. Digby alone looks identical to Digby in box, but the Isabelle you have up there IS different from her pack-in version. I don't know whats going on, I don't know if that version is out yet at all. I'm reluctantly buying these things, and now I'm getting doubles by accident.
03/26/16, 23:55
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