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As previously reported, Nintendo's getting into the toys-into-game business with collectible figurines they're calling Amiibos.


The Amiibos figures were shown off during a segment for the new Smash Bros. game, where Nintendo president Satoru Iwata touched a Mario figure to a Wii U gamepad and spawned a Mario character into the match. Later on in the digital broadcast, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime discussed how Amiibos will store player data as well.

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