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Nintendo's take on the "toys to life" concept — known as amiibo — is finally here, and like so many Nintendo fans over the world we've been having some fun with these amazing little figures.

For those who haven't had a chance to see what these awesome mounds of plastic can do, let us educate you with this introductory video explaining what you can do with amiibo, right now. We see how they interact with Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors and — of course — Smash Bros. Wii U.

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