The amiibo range has been one of Nintendo's biggest successes of recent times, shifting tens of millions of units in a little over 18 months on the market.
After initial hype in late 2014 the narrative was often dominated, for a while at least, by stock issues - these problems were prevalent everywhere, but seemed to be at their worst in North America. As that situation eased the range has kept growing, with Yoshi's Woolly World being notable for bringing us the first yarn amiibo, and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer establishing a range of amiibo cards.
Now, Nintendo of America has tweeted that the recent Splatoon arrivals of Callie and Marie have taken the range to 100 in the US, which clearly focuses on figures rather than the many Animal Crossing cards.
It seems like a good time to take stock then, and also to break out the Friday routine of polls here on Nintendo Life. The amiibo range has evolved and grown a lot, and in terms of raw sales the range is maintaining momentum, while more of the figures are in-stock and readily available to buy. Coming in the next year or so there'll be new additions such as these for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and an expansion to the Super Mario range, too.
Yet we want to know what you think of amiibo now it's hit this landmark, and a key question is whether the range is living up to its gaming potential. There are lots of neat figures, with more to come - but are they making our games more enjoyable and interesting?
Below, then, are tweaked versions of polls that we originally ran in June 2015; it'll be interesting to see how opinions have changed. Click some buttons and also hit up the comments with your thoughts on all things amiibo.
Bayonetta amiibo when???
I'll complete the smash series when Cloud, Corrin and Bayonetta finally arrive.
After that, I'm done.
Unless, and this is the only other range I will ever consider collecting, an 8-bit range, similar to the Super Mario Maker one, but not just Mario, EVERYONE!
and I still don't even have one.
I kinda miss when amiibo were hard to find, it made it worth more.
I have 2-3 Amiibos and I like them (Wolf Link is the best so far, looks fantastic), but I am not a big fan of those figurines. In Poland games cost a lot and Amiibos too, so I prefer to spend my money for another game (which I can sell after finishing) rather than 2-3 Amiibos. But I must admit that if you are not into Smash Bros., most Amiibos have little funcionality.
I got into amiibo to get all the Pokemon, but I ended up getting a lot more on the way between Pikachu and Mewtwo. I thought the Kirby line would get me into it again since I only got Kirby from the Smash line, but it didn't. But rip my wallet if Pokemon figures become a thing
Still waiting on Cloud, Corrin, and Bayonetta.
I hope Nintendo abandons this model (of tying the content to the toys exclusively). I'd like to be able to buy the extra content via other means and have zero desire to collect Amiibo anymore.
Is Cloud ever coming?
Funny enough, I just recently completed the Smash wave (Till Bay and co arrive.), received the 2nd Splatoon wave yesterday and just today, received a bunch of Animal Crossing ones (The 3 pack is currently £9 and some of the single ones are under £4 brand new on Amazon, so ordered 7!).
My only concern is space, lol. T.T
The silence about Bayonetta and Cloud is not good. It feels almost like they canned them
I'm not a fan of SCamiibo. I hope they die.
I own a few SCamiibo. I acquired them by buying Collector Editions where they were included and others like picking up a Luigi SCamiibo from a Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash deal on Amazon
However, I bought 3 during the week in a moment of madness and weakness. It was meant to be 3 for €15 delivered. Thought it would be a good deal. Worked out more expensive and I regret buying them and supporting the scam that they are.
I've always gotten amiibos just for the figure themselves. It's so nice to finally be able to display some of my favorite characters- super glad the amiibos have great detail!
The game functionality is just a nice bonus to me. I wish the amiibos did a little more in some games, like Hyrule Warriors, but unlocking a costume in MK8 or Super Mario Maker is good enough for me. I'm never really going to expect amiibos to do much more than unlock a costume or give out item bonuses, but being able to use Wolf Link as a partner in BotW surprised me, and is one of the greatest uses of amiibo so far, in my opinion, so hopefully that kind of amiibo functionality will continue in future games.
I still think Nintendo missed a big opportunity with amiibo for Splatoon. How awesome would it be to get character-related gear! Like Luigi's hat, Link's boots, Fox's jacket, etc.
My favourites are definitely the Fire Emblem 4 that were first released. Getting an extra optional character from each in Code Name Steam and F.E. Fates has been my favourite use of them, a bonus but not needed to enjoy the game.
I still collect amiibo here and there, I just don't have the money to double dip such as Mario smash and Mario series. I'm not even sure I'd want to do that in the first place. One I complete my smash collection eventually I'll only get new amiibo such as Callie and Marie (Not those doubles which unlock nothing new!) And Waluigi etc... But it'll take me forever to finish smash so one day!
They need to make a must have thing for Amiibo because as of now they don't do much.
A neat idea would be a Dokapon Kingdom type game where each Amiibo character has different movesets and stats that will also encourage getting different characters.
Where's Corrin and Bayonetta?
Bought my second amiibo today. I reckon I'm going to end up with four.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE At least you are consistent in wanting what you don't like to be unavailable to anybody else. I'm curious--what do you like that I can try to take away?
I regret that I did not pick up some of the early figures like Toon Link. If I wanted one now I would have to pay a stupid amount to some scalper. I would rather hold out hope for a reprint.
I have a crapload of amiibo, at least over 80 figurines not necessarily unique characters. Even got the Gold Mario and Mega Man amiibos.
As for actually using them in games though? I'm hard pressed to.
The only Amiibo I own are the ones that came with certain games like Splatoon, Yoshi's Woolly World and Super Mario Maker. Outside of that I find it hard to see the appeal to invest money into them. That's money I could spend on games.
The stock overall is so much better than the dark times when Amiibo first launched up to a year afterwords
I'm going to be yelled at for this, but I voted for "mixed bag" because in half of the games with Amiibo capability they only unlocked skins. I wanted more functionality on the scale of Smash, Ultra Smash and BotW. Yeah yeah, bring the "DLC in limited quantities" comments, idc
I never expected to collect them all, I went into it intending only on buying the amiibo I like, and that hasn't changed today
It would be interesting to add a poll about how many Amiibo people have.. Like 0-5, 5-10 etc...
The stock situation is much better, except Toon Link is still going for $40 at Amazon and that infuriates me to no end. Really wish I grabbed him when I had the chance.
53 amiibo and counting! I can't help it, I love these little things!
82 at the moment. With 71 still in their packages waiting to be sold sometime in the far future
I used to be crazy for amiibo and collected them. However, I became discouraged as more amiibo became exclusive to specific regions. The Gold Mega Man amiibo only being released in the US and only sold bundled with a region locked game was what snapped me out of collecting them. I would have tired of amiibo eventually, but the region exclusivity sped it up.
My kids play with them like the toys they are, and I evaluate each one on it's own with how much I like the character combined with what all I can do with it. Overall I've purchased about 25 and I continue to evaluate and purchase select Amiibo. Currently Shulk and Robin are my favorite (I had to convince a co-worker that recently went to Japan to pick up Robin for me), but that could change with Corrin or the Guardian (although glow in the dark Boo is pretty cool)
I wish Amiibo would just disappear, they're diluting game content and locking gameplay elements away behind an overpriced piece of plastic... not for me!
Amiibo are really cool and I like the idea, but I'm not gonna drop 12 bones on a figure that will unlock one thing in one game then sit and gather dust for the rest of forever. The Wolf Link Amiibo integration is the very first I'm actually excited to buy and use.
Toys-to-Life as a whole has just lost it's luster for me. They clutter game stores and electronics aisles. Amiibo are probably the worst offenders because of how useless they are in most games, or worse, lock things away in games that usually wouldn't be behind the paywall.
Although, as a kid, I always wanted to see more Nintendo toys, so I can totally see their appeal for children. I would prefer if they were just statuettes or action figures, and didn't impact games themselves.
They need to do a few re-releases. Teach the scalpers a lesson. It's a total mess.
I only collect the Zelda ones, and I missed Toon Link because Nintendo failed to tell us they were a limited time deal (I would have bought it faster had we known). They at least need to re-release the ones that were the first to be removed since we had no idea that was going to happen.
Their usage was both annoying and not very useful.
The one good thing is this has been the only time some of these series get any sort of merchandise. They would've never made Ness or Captain Falcon figures if amiibo didn't exist.
I'm just really waiting for the Bayonetta amiibo.
Hopefully the NX will have a game that actually uses them for something interesting.
I have 5 but I do intend to buy more, and my gf have 2 and intend to buy more to, if not for the economic crisis in Brazil I certainly would have 10 ~ 15.
@NintyFan "NX will further take advantage of them."
Will it though? Nintendo has been known to drop concepts, services and accessories from one gen to the next without hesitation.
@gatorboi352 Except the NX release title will support the Wolf Link Amiibo, it a very good way. So I doubt it will be dropping them, especially with as popular as they have been.
The original idea of Amiibo being toys to life figures that are compatable with multiple games has failed completely. The reason people buy them is because they want a figurine, or they're desperate for the stupid locked content in some games.
@NintyFan My only contention was with the belief that "NX will further take advantage of them."
Sure, it's confirmed with BotW, a Wii U game at heart, but how will amiibo in general be further taken advantage of past this? That much we don't know.
The only amiibo I own is the Wolf Link one and that's because it came bundled with Twilight Princess. I'm not against amiibo (well, at least not all of them), they just don't interest me.
I wish I had at least 15 of them, but in here the cheap ones cost at least 25 dollars. My country sucks. So I'll wait for my brother to buy them for me in the US lol. I recently bought SMB3DS so I wanna see how they are used in the game.
I love amiibo.
My only gripe is they need to unlock more substantial content.
And I swear if I hear one more envious, jealous "I'm not buying them, so they better not give any content I like because I can't stand others having something I don't" complaint about amiibo offering TOO MUCH content...
I don't have a wiiu (and to be fair I don't think I ever will). I don't do collectables. I do have a 3ds and thought about getting a card for CODEname Steve but then I couldn't see the point when I realized that the new characters weren't all that different. Are there any 3ds games which make effective use of amiibo? Smash Bros?
Still waiting on Bayonetta, me. If pokemon figure Amiibo were a thing, I'd jump on those too though.
I picked up the Squid Sisters earlier today, once I finally get Daisy, WaLuigi, and LoZ: BOTW Link I'm done. I need a few stragglers (Charizard, Bowser Jr.) though
Everyone's talking about the integration of the amiibo in games and I'm just sitting here appreciating the figures themselves. A lot of the amiibo are just very pleasing to look at and as Nintendo memorabilia, I'd rather spend the occasional £10 for one than, say, £200+ for a movable figure. I'll admit that I got caught in the hype at first but I'm happy with my 30-something collection. So while I'm more or less done with the craze, I get one every now and then.
As far as I'm concerned, what they do in games is just a sweet bonus.
I just don't see much use for Amiibo. Most of them are for Smash Bros, right? Splatoon could have made much more use of Amiibo, such as unlocking actual playable characters with each Amiibo. There are a million things you could do with Amiibo, but Nintendo hasn't really enticed me to keep buying. In fact, outside of the Splatoon 3-pack, I regret all the Amiibo purchases I've made, which aren't terrible numerous, but the money could've been spent better elsewhere. Right now, ALL the Amiibo are just sitting around, collecting dust. At least with Skylanders I can dust them off and play a game with them, but Amiibo doesn't have the same replay value. Not for me, anyway.
Damn, just counted my collection, 63 with no alt duplicate ones, soon to be 65 when I get Carrie and Marie. Never realize I have that many, I guess those discount sales help drive that amount (2 for $20, buy 2 one free, amazon).
I like the non-mandatory/small extra use for multiple amiibo games, but I do wish they take more advantage of the write feature and not mostly the read.
One of them that would be nice is if they had game to game integration where the data written on it for one game, works with another game in the same series. Example the level, emotions and outfits saved on Animal Crossing amiibo in "amiibo Festival" (yes, yes I know) is utilize in the next AC game
Amiibo really needs cooler features. I don't care about locking away a good content anymore, right now they are simply unlocking skins after skins after skins... We need more features like wolf link in BOTW
I doubt I'm eligible to vote since I'm as new to amiibos as I'm to 3DS - but the Marth I grabbed last week for the very purpose of trying things out is leaving a positive impression. It quickly became an apt fighter in SSB4 (leaving me far behind at that XD), it's sturdy enough and I was particularly pleased to see how fast the data exchange is. As for the stock... well, I do live in Belarus, so the stock isn't overly shabby by our standards as well. Better than in case of physical DS and 3DS games proper.
I love amibo as a concept, as it allows me to carry my favourite characters across games...somehow.
I only have Rosalina and Sonic, but I'm going to add Luigi and Daisy to my collection this November! I'm so hyped! Hope they look decent!
Amiibo disgust me
...Smash is still the only game out there that actually does something interesting with them...
The figures are nice to look at, but the shine has definitely worn off. Nintendo are now just pumping out far too many, without really giving them anything to do.
looks at collection of over 120 amiibo yup, still a fan.
I'm an Amiibo fan mostly for the sake of collecting them though. I thought that twilight princess HD was pretty stupid until I played hero mode - now the Zelda amiibo is easily my most used, lol.
I LOVE mario and friends amiibo party. That was such a strike of gold to me. I also think wolf link in breath of the wild is the single most creative use of amiibo yet.
There have been far too many misses to justify amiibo outside of collection and when Nintendo says "I just can't figure out why more people aren't using them in games" it's either because A they suck and its not worth my time or B I can't find a fire emblem amiibo to use.
I annoyed Cloud isn't out for Smash Bros but other than that its all gravey
I'll continue to buy them as collectables as they are generally very well made. I stopped bothering to use them with games though.
II'm genuinely happy for people that get some fun out of them,
but.... I really can't stand them.
They may have earned Nintendo some money but I think they've been highly damaging to my respect for the company. I always thought of Nintendo as video-game producers first and foremost but amiibo's introduction seems to reflect an interest in the compulsive purchases and fishing for 'whale' consumers that have been so successful in other markets ('free-to-play' apps etc.)
They seem entirely generated around compulsive spenders who form a sort of addiction around them.
For the price, they're remarkably poorly made and small. I'm not comparing the quality to a statue or anything. There are plenty of action-figures that retail for a similar price of much greater quality.
What astounds me more than anything is the amount of people who say they don't really want anymore, don't have a decent way of displaying a tidal wave of these things, but know they'll buy them anyway. People seem to be experiencing buyers remorse BEFORE picking up the things.
Again, sorry for the negativity but I give them a big thumbs down and hopes Nintendo sweeps them to the side as quickly as possible... or at least seriously overhauls their functionality with a free amiibo-focused game for those dedicated enough to sink their hard-earned money into the things.
There is much more ways the games could use amiibo, I understand some users dont want a game where amiibo is needed to get the full experience, but its not very different from the overpriced DLC in some games like Smash. If it were possible d rather buy the corresponding amiibo to unlock all characters, instead of pay a ridiculous ammount for all of the digital unlock, ideally the game should be complete when I buy it, but thats a different topic for another discussion.
However my main complain is not being able to save data for more than one game to an amiibo, at this point in time theres no reason for that, even if it were impossible for a figure to hold data for many games they could save it to the save file of the game on the console, or desing an app for storing and managing multiple piecces of amiibo data.
I answered I decide on a game by game basis, but up to now I actually own every single amiibo, except for Animal Crossing wave 2 and 3 figures and all cards. But yes Im also skipping Monster hunter amiibo, unless they get heavily discounted at some point, like AC wave 1 did recently where I live, from 350 to 25 MXN a piece (slightly above 1 USD)
I'm a pretty big fan of amiibo. Have 20 figures and 2 cards, but I'm meaning to get a few more.
I generally like how amiibo are used with a few exceptions (Splatoon, STEAM, and MP10) but they've generally been fun to use.
@PanurgeJr Try taking the censorship away from Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE.
Let's look a bit closer into that count, shall we?
16 are duplicates
60 can only be used on one game (not counting Mario Maker, Pokken, or Hyrule Warriors/Legends, where all amiibo content can be unlocked without amiibo)
27 can't have data saved to them at all
Pretty pathetic, Nintendo.
I only have 1, its princess Peach for Smash. I should at least buy a few more.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE So you're saying you like censorship...
Why is there is no option for never bought an amiibo ever
If the nx has themes, each amiibo should give you a specific theme. That would make me happy.
I need all of the breath of the Wild amiibos a corrin amiibo cloud amiibo sheik amiibo toon link amiibo rosalina amiibo Zelda amiibo and squid sisters
When can I buy wolf link on its own?
100 amiibo and still not one compelling reason to have them. That said, I do enjoy having Toon Link and Mario on my desk.
Show me a good use for the stupid things and I'll be all over that. Until then, I couldn't care less about them.
@PanurgeJr No of course not. But if you could take anything away from gaming, I'd choose censorship.
Rip-off price though.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE So I ask what you like, and the best you can do is mention something you don't like. You really just are a party pooper.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE You do realize there is no such thing as a rip-off price for goods like video games and amiibo which are entirely voluntary and non-essential, right? There are merely prices which are less than one is willing to pay, and prices which are greater than one is willing to pay.
@PanurgeJr You obviously don't understand a joke. And yes there are rip-off prices for games and amiibo. One of the biggest rip-offs right now is Nintendo asking for £65 for TMS #FE Fortissimo Edition. A game that's had less work that others before it and they want more money for it than all previous Wii U Collectors Editions. How is that justified?
@CharlieSmile But aren't you concerned about all those young men gazing??
The Smash Bros line is the only complete line I want. They actually have in game use and It's something about finishing what you start. I only need Corrin, Cloud and Bayonetta so why not finish?
I haven't bought the new kirby or animal crossing figures. I don't see the need for me personally. However, I may get a KK slider, Isabelle and Tom Nook because of their significance to Nintendo. Dunno though. I like the Squid Sisters so I got them. The LoZ are a must and I will get the Mario Part ones, too. Finally a WaLuigi and Daisy. Boo looks great, too. Birdo and Shy Guy would be awesome! Super Mario Bros 2 is my favourite so they are high on my list. Lakitu?
What appealed to me was the concept of using the range of amiibo across a multitude of games. But instead its just Mario amiibo for Mario games, Zelda for Zelda games. There's scope for so much better if they'd just try!
I just collect them; their uses in games are lackluster at best and useless at worst. And where are the restocks for old figures? Half the amiibo at my store are from Animal Crossing!
I just wish the Pokemon Amiibo had a use outside of Smash Bros. Seriously, they don't even unlock skins in anything else! (by this I mean the figures, not the dark Mewtwo card which only works in Pokken).
What kind of crack are 37% of responders smoking to claim that Amiibo use in games is "Generally very good, though there's been the occasional mis-fire" or better?
Amiibo, from a cost/functionality stand-point, has been garbage in almost every implementation. As collectible figures, sure they are fine. Just don't expect to get any meaningful use and you'll be ok.
I personally rather like amiibos. I own a total of 5, not because I'm huge on the whole NFC craze but because for a decent price, I've been able to obtain rather nicely detailed figures. One such example is my King Dedede, I could spend hours marvelling over it!
That said, I am picky over which ones I want. Hence my limited collection. It's a mixed bag with what you get! However, they're never going to be fully required for any big title released, so I think it's all about the physical for me, and not the capabilities. For the most part, that is how I see it. :3
I just wanna finish Smash and splatoon and whatever else goes with Zelda.
Im honstly over tbe amibo train but i hope for somthing good still
@Captain_Gonru You only need the wolf link amiibo, you don't technically need Twilight Princess or a Wii U to take advantage of it. Despite it being exclusive to the game, people are selling them off anyway, and it will still work, you just get 3 hearts instead of more. As for working on the NX, it's making them too much money not to.
@Captain_Gonru Well even if they did the ridiculous thing of dropping support for them, they would be more than trinkets if you own a Wii U or New 3DS.
Honestly, decorative trinkets are the only reason I bought them. I'm a Zelda fan, so I got the Zelda ones. They only do trivial things in the games I own (Mario Kart and Hyrule Warriors) so they really are just decorative anyway. (still debating if I want to bother with Twilight Princess HD, never really liked that game in the first place)
@SanderEvers We never seen the full potential of Wii U either but that's getting dropped. SCamiibo is a fad, a means of extracting more money out of us for very little work. Games worked perfectly fine before SCamiibo and they'll do so long after they're dead.
I bought Squid Sisters, Duck Hunt and Ness amiibo a couple days back. It seems like Finland has really expensive amiibos compared to some other countries. Here all the amiibos are normally 17-20€ while the price seemed to be 15€ in Austria where I visited and bought the amiibos I mentioned earlier. I got Duck Hunt for 5€ and Ness for 10€ while I have never seen amiibos for less than 15€ in Finland.
I'm not Amiibo fan but i prefer Amiibo in card form. Simple, easy to carry, cheaper price, collector looking and most important for scanning code. It doesn't matter how bulky the Amiibo, the main important thing is just the code. Scan and then finished. Stocked on box or chest after being used.
Still holding out for a Petey Piranha amiibo.
i picked up the squid sisters amiibos today last one in stock which i was lucky
@Moon your totally missing out
I'm proudly to say I don't own any of those things
every single amiibo should show up as a posable figure in art academy when you tap it thru there. also, every single disney infinity figure should show up as a posable figure in disney art academy. hell, make a skylanders art academy and have that there as well.
Amiibo are a con. It's all plastic tat with implemented DLC.
I kind of lost interest in amiibo after I successfully found a rare Villager last summer. The only amiibo I'm going to buy that I don't have so far is Diddy Kong (for Mini Mario & Friends), Corrin (for complete FE collection) as well as Callie and Marie (Splatfests finish soon and I liked the atmosphere from them).
I love Amiibo, however, they need to somehow improve the toy aspect of them. I see them more as figures and not really much to do with them. If, for example, Games Workshop released Space Marine Amiibo that unlocked content in a Space Marine game, but they also released a game book so you could have table top battles with them, then I would totally understand the concept. As it stands, you just tap a piece of plastic to unlock some code that is already on the disc...and that is quite gutting. I have a strong feeling the NX will have some device that uses Amiibo in a new way.
I'm went from collecting every single amiibo to only picking up amiibo for games I play or characters I like. for me it was the Animal Crossing amiibos which broke any desire to have every single one.
I don't for amiibo at all (and kind of wish Nintendo never started with them, especially since they were Iwata's knee-jerk reaction to Skylanders). Granted, I have a couple figures - Ike and Marth - and the only reason is so I could recruit both characters to my army in Fire Emblem Fates. If that feature was absent from the games, my "collection" of amiibo would effectively go from 2 to 0.
The Zelda: Breath of the wild ones look cool. And the Wolf-Link functionality looks fun. But no, I stay Antiibo!
-to many of them
-most functionality is not that great...
-yet the functionality can only be unlocked if you have Amiibo, wich is a complete sin
I hate it when stuff is locked behind Amiibo!
I unfortunately got caught up in the hype for them at the time & had about 5 or 6 over the course of owning a Wii U. The only one in the house now is my brothers Chibi Robo (since I got him the bundle for Xmas) as well as a small handful of AC:HHD cards we both have too.
The idea at the time certainly sounded great with plenty of potential for Nintendo to really flesh 'em out & add real significance to 'em with its own Skylanders game/Nintendo Land 2 etc outside of 1 up's, rupees, costumes etc that you get now.. guess Nintendo has other plans.
Fair play to those that like & collect 'em anyways.
@Lil_B Well we know for certain that amiibo will play a big role with NX as the first properly announced NX game will have amiibo support (BotW).
Give or take one or two there is about 100 to many.
I've got one gathering dust somewhere. I'm glad Nintendo has got another revenue stream and as long as they don't lock any meaningful content behind them they could release 500 for all I care.
You're not missing anything
@Captain_Gonru Well we are definitely in disagreement there. TP is definitely not the worst Zelda game, but it falls far behind OOT, MM, and Wind Waker, and although I know a lot of people will disagree, I would even say behind Skyward Sword (awful controls not withstanding).
The wolf link sections were just too repetitive, and the story wasn't all that interesting. The puzzles in the game were even more predictable than usual for Zelda titles. It's probably a victim of it's era, if it had been released prior to OOT the puzzles wouldn't have been so predictable, but since I'm a huge fan of Zelda games, I've sorta learned how the developers think and so the puzzles become trivial. Skyward Sword in contrast offered much more unique puzzles and a great story, OOT of course really started the whole thing, very little carried over from earlier games, MM was still benefiting from the newness of 3D Zelda titles and also what a story! Wind Waker was just plain epic, it's hard to say my fav. Zelda, but OOT and Wind Waker are really the whole short list
If they had done a remake of Skyward Sword on the Wii U with HD and Gamepad Controls, I would have owned it day 1 and it would be on that shortlist.
The Amiibos has become more a collectors item for me now but I am still hyped for them tho definitely Bayonetta and the new Zelda line coming out.
@electrolite77 I know My brother's got one, a Diddy Kong. I used it to try out that Mini Mario & Friends game... Wasn't worth buying amiibo for imo.
The only ones I'm missing are the Dark versions of Skylanders Bowser and Donkey Kong... and a lot of the cards.
Yeah I heard about that & I have to admit after watching the trailer for it, it's a really cool & significant addition for BotW. One I may keep an eye on if the NX turns out to be a handheld.
am I the only one who wonders what will happen to amiibo when the NX releases?
My main problem with amiibo has been inconsistency with game support for certain figures. For example: you can pay $12 and get an amiibo that supports one or two games, all while buying another amiibo for the same price and have it work with half a dozen games or so. On the other hand, I understand that amiibo support per figure correlates on how proliferate or popular their respective franchise is (Mario vs F-Zero). All the same, I just hate the idea of buying an amiibo, using it with one game, and then potentially not using it again meaningfully for years (not counting "amiibo Tap" or "Mini Mario and Friends amiibo Challenge), relegating it to an expensive plastic statue to gather dust on a shelf.
I have 89 so I'm doing better than I though.
Full collection here. I used to have to worry about lines when the stores would open for the day and have to go from store to store, but now I seem to be the only one getting them the day they come out. Much less stressful.
Until there are full fledged Skylanderesque games for amiibo, I don't give a hoot about their ingame uses, but man do they look pretty on my shelves and they're definitely great as a regular kid's toy.
The understocking situation thankfully, no longer exists. I've never seen any toyline where every wave vanishes as soon as it hits the shelves. It feels so nice to know that I can stroll into a store and pick one up instead of having to decide whether its worth importing. Tis also satisfying to see scalpers watch as prices plummet. Nyaah!
I have ten. My kid has...I have no idea anymore. We intend to get all the ones we missed out on when almost everything was rare.
She wants the rest of the FE crew, splatoon, animal crossing and many more Smash.
Most of my wishlist is Smash and a few various ones
original King Dedede
This article has just made me buy 10 of the Animal Crossing ones, they're very cheap on Amazon at the moment.
My kids got me a Shovel Knight amigo for father's day. I'll grab Bayo and Cloud and then I'm done.
Here is my entire amiibo collection as of today.
I have been collecting the amiibo figures with a perfect record of getting them on launch date without fail since November 2014.
Super Smash Bros. Collection
56/59 (94.92% Complete)
No.1 Mario x2
No.2 Peach x2
No.3 Yoshi x2
No.4 Donkey Kong x2
No.5 Link x2
No.6 Fox x2
No.7 Samus x2
No.8 Wii Fit Trainer x2 (+1 Additional Wii Fit Trainer amiibo)
No.9 Villager x2 (+2 Additional Villager amiibo)
No.10 Pikachu x2
No.11 Kirby x2 (+1 Additional Kirby amiibo)
No.12 Marth x2 (+1 Additional Marth amiibo)
No.13 Zelda x2
No.14 Diddy Kong x2
No.15 Luigi x2
No.16 Little Mac x2
No.17 Pit x2
No.18 Captain Falcon x2
No.19 Rosalina x2
No.20 Bowser x2
No.21 Lucario x2
No.22 Toon Link x2 (+1 Additional Toon Link amiibo)
No.23 Sheik x2
No.24 Ike x2
No.25 Shulk x2
No.26 Sonic the Hedgehog x2
No.27 Mega Man x2
No.28 King Dedede x2
No.29 Meta Knight x2
No.30 Robin x2
No.31 Lucina x2
No.32 Wario x2
No.33 Charizard x2
No.34 Ness x2
No.35 PAC-MAN x2
No.36 Greninja x2
No.37 Jigglypuff x2
No.38 Palutena x2
No.39 Dark Pit x2
No.40 Zero Suit Samus x2
No.41 Ganondorf x2
No.42 Dr. Mario x2
No.43 Bowser Jr. x2
No.44 Olimar x2
No.45 Mr. Game & Watch x2 (+3 Additional Mr. Game & Watch amiibo)
No.46 R.O.B x2
No.47 Duck Hunt Duo x2
No.48 Mii Brawler x2 (+1 Additional Mii Brawler amiibo)
No.49 Mii Sword Fighter x2
No.50 Mii Gunner x2
No.51 Mewtwo x2
No.52 Falco x2
No.53 Lucas x2
No.54 R.O.B (Famicom Colours) x2
No.55 Roy x2
No.56 Ryu x2
Super Mario Collection
6/13 (46.15% Complete)
1. Mario x2
2. Luigi x2
3. Yoshi x2
4. Peach x2
5. Toad x2
6. Bowser x2
8/8 (100% Complete)
1. Inkling Squid x2
2. Inkling Girl x2
3. Inkling Boy x2
4. Callie x2
5. Marie x2
6. Inkling Girl (Lime Green) x2
7. Inkling Boy (Purple) x2
8. Inkling Squid (Orange) x2
Yoshi’s Woolly World Collection
4/4 (100% Complete)
1. Yarn Yoshi Green x2
2. Yarn Yoshi Light Blue x2
3. Yarn Yoshi Pink x2
4. Mega Yarn Yoshi x2
Mario 30th Anniversary Collection
2/2 (100% Complete)
1. 8-Bit Mario (Classic Colours) x2
2. 8-Bit Mario (Modern Colours) x2
1/1 (100% Complete)
1. Chibi-Robo x2
Animal Crossing Collection
16/16 (100% complete)
1. Tom Nook x2
2. Mabel x2
3. Reece x2
4. Lottie x2
5. Cyrus x2
6. K.K. Slider x2
7. Isabelle (Winter Outfit) x2
8. Digby x2
9. Blathers x2
10. Celeste x2
11. Resetti x2
12. Kicks x2
13. Isabelle (Summer Outfit) x2
14. Timmy and Tommy x2
15. Rover x2
16. Kapp’n x2
1/1 (100% complete)
1. Shovel Knight x2
The Legend of Zelda
1/1 (100% Complete)
1. Wolf Link x2
4/4 (100% Complete)
1. Kirby x2
2. King Dedede x2
3. Waddle Dee x2
4. Meta Knight x2
3/4 (75% Complete)
1. Hammer Slam Bowser x2
2. Dark Hammer Slam Bowser x2
3. Turbo Charge Donkey Kong x2
Singular amiibo Total: 102
Duplicate amiibo Total: 112
TOTAL AMOUNT: 214 (12th of July 2016)
100th Individual amiibo: Dark Hammer Slam Bowser
First Milestone: 1st amiibo: Mario
Second Milestone: 100th amiibo: Mii Gunner
Third Milestone: 150th amiibo: Link
Fourth Milestone: 200th amiibo: Inkling Boy (Purple)
The TL;DR version of this is that I have a total of 214 amiibo.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE thanks man. That is pricey. At least I know it exists lol
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