Amiibo

  • Nintendo’s Mario Amiibo Gets The Silver Treatment

    Nintendo’s Mario Amiibo Gets The Silver Treatment

    Nintendo knows a money-maker when it sees one, and its Amiibo interactive toys are just that. The figurines are getting special editions based on their early success, and the Silver Edition variant is the first-such collector-focused cash-in. The Mario – Silver Edition Amiibo is a bit reminiscent of Metal Mario, but this is a plastic figure similar to the existing versions, albeit with… Read More

  • Nintendo Answers Amiibo Fan Frustration

    Nintendo Answers Amiibo Fan Frustration

    Nintendo’s Amiibo toys are selling well; almost too well, depending on who you’re asking. Fans are frustrated that many specific models are very hard to get, unless you’re willing to pay a lot on sites like eBay. Nintendo wants you Amiibo-hungry diehards to know it’s going to be okay, thanks to ramped-up shipping efforts and re-issues of Amiibo that have already ended… Read More

  • Nintendo Wants You To Subscribe To Its New Amiibo NFC Toys

    Nintendo Wants You To Subscribe To Its New Amiibo NFC Toys

    If you’re looking to get your hands on Nintendo’s new Amiibo figurines, which contain an embedded NFC chip and can be used to build characters in compatible Wii U games, Loot Crate has an option (via Engadget) that’s a little more exciting than just buying them all up at retail as soon as they’re available. The monthly subscription startup has teamed with Nintendo to… Read More

  • Nintendo’s Extended Amiibo Video Is Weird And Long But Good

    Nintendo’s Extended Amiibo Video Is Weird And Long But Good

    Nintendo has a new online ad for its Amiibo ‘toys-to-life’ mobile figures, and the spot depicts the lengthy journey of one young player looking to upgrade his collectible character in order to win over the favours of one of his older brother’s friends. The story arc and acting are weird and generally not good, but the video is mostly fun, and it gives you a decent look at… Read More

  • Nintendo To Launch Super Smash Bros. For Wii U And Its Amiibo Interactive Toys Nov. 21

    Nintendo To Launch Super Smash Bros. For Wii U And Its Amiibo Interactive Toys Nov. 21

    Nintendo’s entry into the ‘toys-to-life’ market is nearly upon us; the company announced today that it would release its first set of 12 NFC-enabled Amiibo will be available from November 21, along with Super Smash Bros for Wii U, the first game to support the toys. Nintendo’s initial lineup of Amiibo toys reflects its strong roster of characters to draw from in order… Read More

  • Nintendo Reveals Amiibo, Skylanders-Style NFC Figurines That Evolve As You Play

    Nintendo Reveals Amiibo, Skylanders-Style NFC Figurines That Evolve As You Play

    Today during its digital event, Nintendo revealed Amiibo, its new product category of Skylander and Disney Infinity-style collectible figurines. These include an NFC chip, and when used with a Wii U controller, they can appear in compatible games and be used as player characters. The Amiibo marks Nintendo’s entry into the “toys to life category,” as Nintendo of America… Read More