The Shovel Knight amiibo is now out in the wild, and we suspect a great many of you - like us - will have been appreciating his plastic brilliance for a few days now.
However, for those of you who are still waiting on delivery - or perhaps haven't plucked up the courage to place an order yet - we present to you an extensive gallery showing off this NFC-equipped marvel in all his glory.
Don't forget, this amiibo unlocks exclusive content in the Shovel Knight game - check out our video demonstration below:
I dig it! Love a pun!
It was neat going through the game as Custom Knight. It might not be an exclusive level, boss fight or armor, but it adds better replayability to an already replayable game. Can't wait to try co-op!
Got mine, I'll unlikely use him for shovel knight as I'll unlikely ever get back to it but I just love the character and the Amiibo. Figured YCG could have more of my money!
I'm only collecting the Smash series of amiibo, but he does look cool and surprisingly big.
Shovel Knight is glorious. Unfortunately, had to preorder from Gamestop and will wait.
Got mine a good while ago because I'm european. Honestly, when it was leaked, I thought it was totally fake. Not only did I always think of Shovel Knight as being smaller but it seemed to be made of clay. It wasn't, though. I don't know, it's not my favorite but also not my most disliked amiibo.
It looks absolutely beautiful. Definitely up there in my favorites. I hope Nintendo continues to allow 3rd party indie amiibo, like Gunvolt, Shantae, and maybe even Plague Knight.
Whoa, this totally confirms Shovel Knight for smash bros! Any naysayers are wrong.
I'm still waiting for mine so my son and I can co-op this fantastic game.
One of my favourite amiibo, I hope we see more uses for him in future games
Yeah I hear you. Shovel Knight is fine, but they probably could have picked a more dynamic pose. He does look different too, but that probably has to do with the manufacturing. Yacht Club used a different factory than Nintendo does. It's the same place that makes the Disney Infinity figures.
@MoonKnight7 That's funny, he does look more like a DI figure - sturdier girth and monochrome - than an amiibo. On the bright side, no audacious assist piece.
According to the NOA tweet people, as usual, are having a difficult time tracking this one down. On the bright side, no anti-NFC foil, so if you do find one, you can use it without taking it out of the box. I wonder if that has something to do with the DI factory as well?
One of the better looking ones I think. If they ever make a story driven amiibo game similar to the other 3 I hope this one is involved.
@MoonKnight7 Oh that's why it reminds more of a DI figurine than Amiibo! Thanks for the info!
Got mine today! He's more stocky than I expected which makes him appear larger than other Amiibo, but he's the same size as the Super Mario range. Hope they make Plague Knight now
Yeah, as far as I know, Yacht Club simply is borrowing Nintendo's amiibo concept, but have used their own resources to make the amiibo itself, and the packaging. That probably does explain the lack of a foil underneath too.
I'm fine with him, I just would have liked a more dynamic pose. Digging into the base/logo would have been cool or something like that, but I know it's easier said than done when it comes to making toys.
So do you guys think Shovel Knight will be on Smash anytime soon--or is that just a dream some of us had?
@MoonKnight7 While it would be more difficult to do a dynamic pose, I'm going to give YCG the benefit of the doubt that they were going after the traditional look of the standard suit of armor holding a sword pose as the basis for their amiibo.
I picked up mine yesterday. 2 stores didn't have it but third one was the charm
Yeah maybe, but I'm going to hold firm here. I would have at least liked his foot on the shovel and some dirt around the bottom, like it's somewhat dug into the base. It would have added a nice touch of character, while still closely resembling that pic.
local gamestop wouldnt let me preorder one so i went over on friday at 1130am and bought one, they wouldnt let me buy a second one for my brother. they had about 10 of them left at this point. so i went home and called him and told him about it. he went over at about 230pm and got THE VERY LAST ONE. surprised that these went like hottcakes but geez, if you got one, you're one of the lucky ones too.
I would have wanted him even more if he would have landed in Smash but I still want one regardless. I'm hoping to track one down this week.
Saw one of these in Gamestop Sunday. I hadn't realized it was out yet.
@MoonKnight7 That reminds me, I really thought Mr. Ressetti from ANimal Crossing should have been half out of the ground in his amiibo form, like this SB trophy:
I really don't like how he looks standing up, it' snot the same guy, he's just some overweight miner:
"...he's just some overweight miner."
LOL! Yeah, he's quite the porker in that pose. I totally agree, he's just not the same character looking like that. I would get him if they had accurately portrayed him, but he is almost unrecognizable like this. He needs to be just like that Smash trophy, half in the ground, and super angry for not saving your game.
This has been one if my favorite amiibo functions so far. Been leveling up Han Shovo for a couple of days now.
Absolutely disgusted by how they've locked an entire game mode behind this thing. I'll never give YCG a single dollar.
I took this one myself, thought it was pretty clever. :3
@rjejr You are absolutely correct about Mr. Resetti. I knew something was wrong with him but I couldn't put my finger on it until you articulated it.
@MoonKnight7 He does sort of look DI-ish. At the very least he's more chunky than your average amiibo, and I associate chunky NFC figures with DI. But then again he might just look a bit odd because he's not 8-bit, so who knows? I love my Shovel Knight amiibo though and he still looks great. Fun to play with, too.
Just a general note from working at GameStop: we never get amiibos in used but when we occasionally do it's not hard to match the figure up to the price sticker because I know all the characters. Ditto DI, which we get more often but still not a lot of. But boy, howdy, do we get those Skylanders and I can't even process them because I have no idea which one is frigging which. I guess that's what happens when you make up your characters. I can recognize Spyro and that's it. But there's different Spyros and I can't tell them apart, so yep. At least we have a big book to tell us which Skylander is which. Finally, GameStop doesn't accept Lego Dimensions trade ins, since you might not have all the pieces. But if we did, I bet I could recognize them as well!
He's way cool!
@BluStreak Ooh! I want a Gunvolt and Shantae amiibo!
@TheLobster Thanks. Your welcome. One of those. Maybe both.
Oh, there are about 250 Skylanders, 60 amiibo, and maybe 100 DI toys, so not quite a fair comparison. And I think I know all the Skylanders better than those 4 figures from SW:Rebels, I honestly have no idea who any of those 4 are. I agree w/ your thought on the Lego D figures, too many pieces. My son bought the Dr Who set - we dont' have the game - and it doens't even come w/ instructions. $15 and we had to look up onlne how to put it together. WTH?
@Azikira Nice. Nintendo should hire you to run their tumblr site.
@rjejr That's true, I never considered how many MORE Skylanders there just are. It seems never-ending at my store, haha. Good warning on Lego Dimensions. I was thinking of picking up a few (the Portal one springs to mind) but if it doesn't have instructions... Yipes!
@Azikira Haha I love it.
@TheLobster @rjejr Thanks guys! I'm surprised Yacht Club Games didn't reply to it. They always comment on the stuff I do for 'em.
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