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Odd1 Still just awesome like that from Nowhere Land Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Still just awesome like that
Feb 10th 2015 at 9:45:29 AM

This is thread for discussion of all things amiibos. Talk about how to find them, which ones you have, new ones, old ones, custom ones, one ones, two ones, red ones, blue ones...

Personally, this is my favorite custom amiibo I've seen: http://www.ebay.com/itm/AMAZING-Custom-Fox-Amiibo-/161586683710?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item259f511f3e

This one too: http://www.ebay.com/itm/161595360838

edited 10th Feb '15 9:50:55 AM by Odd1

Insert witty 'n clever quip here. My music. Webby is my homie & also my hubby.
Halberdier17 We Are With You Zack Snyder from Western Pennsylvania Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
We Are With You Zack Snyder
Feb 10th 2015 at 9:53:18 AM

I don't have any Amiibos yet.

Also awesome thread title, Dr. Strangelove is a great movie.

I didn't want to give away the reference for people that didn't get it.

Batman Ninja more like Batman's Bizarre Adventure
the8thdigidestined Digimon is coming back! from Odaiba *Wii U Handle: Lyokonerd* Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Digimon is coming back!
Feb 10th 2015 at 9:56:54 AM

For the first response to this thread, I am proud to say that I own no Amiibos! smile

I just don't know if I really want to spend money on them, I am kinda interested in the Link one for the Spinner in Hyrule Warriors. I also want Yoshi, just to have a pet Yoshi. I may be interested in Shulk if they have any support with Xenoblade. But I just don't know, they're kinda expensive.

I will say, if we ever get this ported to America, I would love to buy them up!

[up]DAMMIT!!!!!

Even with these awkward wings, dyed with images that seem to stay. I'm sure we can fly, on my love! 3DS Friend Code: 2809-9138-8756
Larkmarn Relationship Status: Hello, I love you
Feb 10th 2015 at 10:52:05 AM

So... what exactly do they do?

Lionheart0 Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Feb 10th 2015 at 10:54:35 AM

[up]They're essentially "DLC" in Action Figure form. Giving you things like skins, new moves, and other extra content in your games.

ShadowHog from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Feb 10th 2015 at 11:15:11 AM

I just want a Shulk

Well, almost certainly a Sonic, too

And maybe Mega Man

And I guess a Robin

Shame I can't buy virtually any of these because of supply constraints tho

Moon
CorrTerek The Permanently Confused from The Bland Line
The Permanently Confused
Feb 10th 2015 at 11:25:59 AM

[up][up][up],[up][up]They're not just DLC for one game, though. A single figure can unlock things in multiple different games. Buying Link, for instance, unlocks a costume in Mario Kart 8, a customizable sparring partner in Smash, and a weapon in Hyrule Warriors.

As DLC goes, they're surprisingly affordable.

ShirowShirow More Dread from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
More Dread
Feb 10th 2015 at 11:29:29 AM

Said supply constraints are ridiculous. Both the fact that they exist, and their severity.

I once joked about how they're selling so fast that they're "Not even hitting the store shelves"... And then later I grabbed a Rosalina Amiibo right out of a stocker's box. IT DIDN'T EVEN HIT THE SHELF. I also bought someone else's pre-ordered Shulk amiibo. I am part of the problem.

Bleye knows Sabers.
Lionheart0 Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Feb 10th 2015 at 11:38:06 AM

[up][up]I thought it was one Amiibo per game?

DinoTurtle TRASHY MAN from the trash Relationship Status: is commanded toŚ WANK!
TRASHY MAN
Feb 10th 2015 at 11:47:18 AM

There may be overlap between multiple series of amiibo, but if you have an amiibo of one character from one series, it's functionally the same as one of that same character from another series. For example, there's going to be a series of Super Mario Bros. amiibos, but a character from that line can be used in all of the same ways as the Super Smash Bros. version of that character.

CorrTerek The Permanently Confused from The Bland Line
The Permanently Confused
Feb 10th 2015 at 12:01:39 PM

[up][up]Nope! My Smash!Link unlocks things in both Smash and Mario Kart.

It's a really nice twist on the "collectibles" games that have become popular in recent years.

ShirowShirow More Dread from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
More Dread
Feb 10th 2015 at 1:11:18 PM

It's funny. Cuz you never know what bonuses you are going to get in future games when you get an Amiibo.

I have a Pit Amiibo, and I just KNOW that if/when we get a Kid Icarus Uprising sequel I'll get a neat little weapon or costume from it.

edited 10th Feb '15 1:12:35 PM by ShirowShirow

Bleye knows Sabers.
Feb 10th 2015 at 1:25:31 PM

Don't the things have a massively limited amount of memory space per figure, though?

Halberdier17 We Are With You Zack Snyder from Western Pennsylvania Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
We Are With You Zack Snyder
Feb 10th 2015 at 1:28:44 PM

[up]Yes but I'm sure the console can save the amiibo backup data. You do have to delete the data from one to use it for another game.

Batman Ninja more like Batman's Bizarre Adventure
Feb 10th 2015 at 1:42:55 PM

[up] Given how easy it is to hold large amounts of data for relatively cheap anymore, that seems like a massive shortcoming oversight.

GreatT HOT DOG Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
HOT DOG
Feb 10th 2015 at 2:10:46 PM

I still feel like a lucky ducky picking up my Villager amiibo at Gamestop. There was only ONE of him, and not because he was selling like flapjacks.

When you wish upon a side of beef, soon will come an end to all your grief
Sabbo from Australia Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
Feb 10th 2015 at 2:25:39 PM

Important note for the unaware: So far only Smash Bros and (the as yet unreleased) Mario Party write data to the amiibos; Mario Kart, Hyrule Warriors, Project STEAM and the like only read data.

PrincessGwen The Science Princess. from In the U.S.A Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
The Science Princess.
Feb 10th 2015 at 2:28:24 PM

I want a Rosalina and a Mega Man amiibo, but I don't have enough money.sad

Nintendo: *whips out gun* GIVE ME THE FUCKING MONEY!

"Wakanda forever."
Kostya from Everywhere Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Feb 10th 2015 at 2:32:24 PM

Given the success of amiibo I wouldn't be surprised if all their games started using them.

Sterok Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Feb 10th 2015 at 2:42:47 PM

They already are. The following first party games are out and are amiibo compatible.

  • Super Smash Bros for Wii U
  • Super Smash Bros for 3DS
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Hyrule Warriors
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

For upcoming games we've got:

  • Codename Steam
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3D
  • Mario Party 10
  • Yoshi's Wooly World

Majora's Mask 3D is the only major upcoming game that doesn't have it, and seeing how it's a remake that's been worked on for awhile they probably didn't have the opportunity to put it in. They'll shove it in probably 90% of major first party releases. At this point I'm just hoping that if they do more Steam type unlocks that they make sure those amiibos get more than 15 copies sent out.

Your preferences are not everyone else's preferences.
Odd1 Still just awesome like that from Nowhere Land Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Still just awesome like that
Feb 10th 2015 at 3:29:12 PM

I kinda wish they had (as one podcast I listen to, Top Down Perspective, suggested) an amiibo Plaza, or some sort of application for the Wii U that stores your amiibos' game data so you don't need to worry about it being overwritten.

Insert witty 'n clever quip here. My music. Webby is my homie & also my hubby.
Lionheart0 Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Feb 10th 2015 at 3:53:30 PM

They should patch Amiibo support for Wind Waker since I plan to get a Toon Link one.

Odd1 Still just awesome like that from Nowhere Land Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Still just awesome like that
Feb 10th 2015 at 3:57:58 PM

I just got my Toon Link in the mail, actually. Waiting for Sonic, Mega Man, and Dedede.

Insert witty 'n clever quip here. My music. Webby is my homie & also my hubby.
Shadsie Staring At My Own Grave from Across From the Cemetery Relationship Status: My elf kissing days are over
Staring At My Own Grave
Feb 10th 2015 at 4:22:42 PM

I got a Link as a Christmas gift from the person who game me Smash Bros. for Wii U as a Christmas gift.

I've got the digital version of him done up in Fierce Deity gear and named him "Toki." (A reference to one of my fan fictions, but mostly, I think "Toki" is supposed to mean "Time" in Japanese and it seemed like a good, solid name). I've been training him slowly... don't want him to level up too fast. He's a tough critter. Kept him as he is out of the package, no customizing of the actual figure.

I recall coming across a Toon Link that someone had customized to have his Spirit Tracks engineer-uniform.

I do greatly desire a Pit - well, him, Dark Pit and Palutena when they come out and I am able to get them or have nice people giving me presents again. My birthday's not until summer, though. Then again, Valentine's Day is coming up and my guy knows I like that little "cupid" character...

In which I attempt to be a writer.
Elbruno Mummy Woomy from Chile: Not As Dry As Space! Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Mummy Woomy
Feb 10th 2015 at 4:28:15 PM

I've only got right now a Mario amiibo that my brother got for his birthday. I noticed a store chain here had a few Zelda amiibos on stock and I have the money, so I figured "Eh, why not?". She's being sent in a few days.

What I'm a bit worried about is the wave 3 amiibos. From the looks of it, they will reach these shores, but it appears they'll be released by March. Friggin' Nintendo releasing Lucario, Rosalina and Shulk togheter makes my wallet hurt, but where the hell else am I gonna get affordable figurines of them, especially Shulk?

edited 10th Feb '15 4:29:19 PM by Elbruno

"Yeah, it's a shame. Here we are in an underground cave with all these lasers, and instead of having a rave we're using it for evil."

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