Nintendo’s recently released Amiibo interactive figures used in popular Wii U games like Super Smash Bros. are already causing a collectible frenzy with short supply of certain figures after an initial November 21 release. These now rare figures include Marth, Villager, the Wii Fit Trainer, and my personal favorite Little Mac from Punch-Out.
Other now rare Amiibo figures in various stores including Amazon include Captain Falcon, Diddy Kong, Ike, King Dedede, Pit, Sonic, and Zelda.
Nintendo released their first wave of new collectible Amiibo figurines embedded with NFC (near field communication) technology (currently for Wii U only; an adapter for the Nintendo 3DS is in the works) on November 21 (Link, Peach, Bowser, Donkey Kong, Fox, Kirby, Mario, Pikachu, Samus (Metroid Prime), Yoshi, etc.) with more coming in December, including Luigi. On February 28, 2015 Nintendo will release Mega Man, Skeik, Toon Link and other Amiibo figures. Nintendo also teamed up with Loot Crate for a special Amiibo subscription service.
Players can tap an Amiibo figure to the Wii U GamePad controller to incorporate them (e.g. level characters up, activate special abilities, etc.) into different Wii U games including Hyrule Warriors (players get “Spinner” weapon), Mario Kart 8 (special costumes) and Captain Toad Treasure Tracker as well as the upcoming Mario Party 10, Yoshi’s Woolly World, and Kirby and the Rainbow Curve.
Do you have amiibo mania or are you not getting on board?