With Legend of Zelda Amiibo figures perpetually sold out and fetching prohibitively high prices on eBay, many fans are turning to bootlegged “Amiibo cards” instead. Many sellers of these cards see themselves not as mere pirates, but as modern-day Robin Hoods, providing fans with the in-game content that Nintendo won’t…
Amiibo may look like Smash Bros. trophies, but they don’t act like them—not normally, anyway. One fan has spent two years trying to make that fantasy into more of a reality, and the results are awesome.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is amazing in its own right. Its world is breathtakingly gorgeous and bursting at the seams with surprises. So why am I and other players wasting so much time resetting the Nintendo Switch’s clock so we can keep spawning new treasure chests with our Amiibos?
Whether you own a New 3DS or Wii U, have a preorder in for the Switch, or just want a new decoration for your desk, the 8-Bit Link amiibo is one of the best in Nintendo’s lineup. Amazon’s taking $3 off today, so you won’t need to slash any grass or throw any pottery to find the money to buy one.
Shovel Knight will be released on the Nintendo Switch. The popular platformer is also getting a slew of additional modes as well as new name and price.
BoxBoy, the hero Nintendo’s 2016 needed and star of our “best games of the year” list, will return on the 3DS in February (at least in Japan) with a third game in the series, called Goodbye! BoxBoy! And, more importantly, with BoxBoy Amiibo.
Collecting amiibo is nearly as addictive as collecting Pokémon, and Best Buy’s making it easy today with big savings on two dozen amiibo figurines and cards. Just note that these prices are only available today, so lock in your purchases before the deal runs out of lives.
In Nintendo Direct Zelda news, the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors is available today, and four new Amiibo are coming on December 2, including 8-Bit Link and a Wind Waker two-pack, with special functionality in the upcoming Breath of the Wild.
Shelves? We’re well past shelves here.
Unlocking new in-game challenges is nice and all, but where are the Amiibo that unlock new musical numbers? They’re Callie and Marie, Splatoon’s Squid Sisters, and they’ll be hitting stores on July 8.
Nintendo have released a lot of Amiibo by now, but they’ll never make everyone happy with their character selections. Which is why there’ll always be room for custom builders like GandaKris.
Nintendo Japan are selling these things for people who want to display their Amiibo with a little pizazz. The Kirby one is cute, but the Smash stage one is amazing.
Here’s an insanely great custom Amiibo Barret from Final Fantasy VII, by artist GandaKris.
Graphic designer Sara created some really nice Undertale Amiibo figures. Even though the game only has a PC version, these would still make sense and would look cool next to all the Nintendo ones.
Wonder what the most popular Amiibo in Japan is? What people are buying in Europe? Or in the United States? Nintendo released the 2015 sales rankings for the top ten Amiibos in those three regions. Let’s see how they stack up during that calendar year.
People sure do like buying (and collecting) Amiibos. Proof of that: In its latest sales figures, Nintendo announced it’s sold 20.50 million Amiibo figures and another 21.5 million Amiibo cards.
GandaKris makes custom Amiibo. She’s made some excellent pieces over the last few months, but none so wonderful as this Detective Pikachu.
This afternoon, U.S. president Barack Obama took interviews with a few YouTube celebrities, and hey wait a minute are those Amiibo?
Nintendo is running a special Amiibo campaign in Japan. Buy an Amiibo and you get a code for download title Mini Mario and Friends Amiibo Challenge, a platformer with toy-versions of the Nintendo characters. No word yet on a Western release.