Amiibo Nintendo Character Figure - Donkey Kong / Fox McCloud / Kirby / Link / Mario / Marth / Pit / Peach / Pikachu / Samus Aran / Villager / Yoshi / Wii Fit Trainer / Zelda - Preorder @ Base - £12.49 - HotUKDeals
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These are a new range of Nintendo character figures that will work with certain Nintendo games, such as Super Smash Bros & Mario Kart 8, on Wii U (using the built in NFC sensor on the gamepad) & 3DS (using an external adapter of some kind). Lowest prices online atm, they do look great don't they? X)

Connect with the game

Introducing amiibo™: character figurines designed to connect and interact with compatible games. By holding the amiibo over your Wii U GamePad, you'll open up new experiences within each corresponding game.

Your amiibo will store data as you play, making it your very own, one-of-a-kind amiibo.
The first amiibo series will be for Super Smash Bros.™ for Wii U

Send your amiibo in to fight and grow stronger!

In the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U game, you'll be able to scan your amiibo into the game. You'll then be able to fight against your amiibo, team up with it in battle or watch it battle other in-game characters. Your amiibo will be able to increase its attack and defense stats and even learn new fighting tactics.

At launch, there will be around 10 different amiibo figurines available. More will be released during holiday 2014 and throughout 2015.
A range of compatible games

In addition to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, a variety of other games will offer amiibo compatibility. How they interact will vary from game to game.
Wii U games with planned amiibo functionality include:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Mario Kart™ 8
Captain Toad™: Treasure Tracker
Mario Party™ 10
Yoshi's Woolly World™
and more

Nintendo 3DS systems will be compatible with amiibo functionality using a peripheral device, scheduled to launch in 2015. Stay tuned for information on the Nintendo 3DS games that will work with amiibo.

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#1
No bowser or charizard?
[helper] 1 Like #2
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Edited By: Jas10 on Jul 03, 2014 23:24
[helper]#3
dxpoo
No bowser or charizard?

Not yet...;)
1 Like #4
No Toad!!! But the Wii Fit girl. WTF.
[helper]#5
JoeUK
No Toad!!! But the Wii Fit girl. WTF.

I'm sure they'll introduce more & more characters as time goes on / closer to release of Smash Bros.
1 Like #6
http://static1.gamespot.com/uploads/ignore_jpg_scale_super/1534/15343359/2561005-game+and+watch.jpg

More figurines may appear soon as shown in the image above from Nintendo's live stream:

-Mr. Game & Watch
-Pikmin
-8-bit Mario
-Toad
-Bowser
-Tom Nook
-Isabelle
-Toon Link
-Luigi

Edited By: NFS69 on Jul 03, 2014 23:38
#7
Don't think I'd trust Nintendo with the amibo just yet. Skylanders I bought into because of the girlfriend, but this just seems a bit meh, will see what they add to other titles before buying them for the model shelf.
1 Like #8
kos1c
Don't think I'd trust Nintendo with the amibo just yet. Skylanders I bought into because of the girlfriend, but this just seems a bit meh, will see what they add to other titles before buying them for the model shelf.



Amiibo is awesome dude, they're literally pokemon that fight for themselves, you can train them to become harder than the hardest difficulty in the game and use them against ur friends, it's awsome.
#9
Be good if it charged pikachu!
1 Like #10
Would have to be fox for me :p
#11
So these are basically memory chips inside plastic figures which act as a save deice for your character? and unlocks extra features which should come with the game anyways? This is the new dlc then. Well, at least its physical lol.

Oh they're also sort of cheat codes to gain an advantage for your character aha.
1 Like #12
MadonnaProject
So these are basically memory chips inside plastic figures which act as a save deice for your character? and unlocks extra features which should come with the game anyways? This is the new dlc then. Well, at least its physical lol.

Oh they're also sort of cheat codes to gain an advantage for your character aha.


No, they're literally pokemon that control themselves, you can train them to ur advantage indeed against a friend, you can train them to become harder than hardest difficulty on the game.
[helper] 1 Like #13
sweeten16
Would have to be fox for me :p

X) What a surprise!
#14
To bad they are not possable.........................
#15
Was hoping they'd come out under a tenner. Hopefully some good offers near Christmas.
#16
I think they needed to be at least a fiver cheaper. I can't help feeling they'll bomb at this price. :(
#17
It is going to be tragic for Shopto or Base if these have an RRP of £20...

dxpoo
No, they're literally pokemon that control themselves, you can train them to ur advantage indeed against a friend, you can train them to become harder than hardest difficulty on the game.
Bold sounds exactly like "extra features which should come with the game".

The Mario Kart etc compatibility is what gets me here. What exactly happens when you use the Wii Fit Trainer in that? I'm guessing they mean that any Mario will work in all games that Mario works in (so in a sense you can choose your favourite design if you don't want the pyromaniac Smash Bros trophy replica one for instance)
1 Like #18
These look really cute! :3 but aren't these sort of thing about £5.99? £12.50 seems like an awful lot.
2 Likes #19
WTF!

£12.49 EACH!

I thought it was a set.
#20
Isn't this a glorified memory card? Building your character up and unlocking things, then you can take it elsewhere...Although I'm not sure how something I've done in Mario Kart translates to Smash Bros. Am I missing the point of these?
#21
Hazuki192
Isn't this a glorified memory card? Building your character up and unlocking things, then you can take it elsewhere...Although I'm not sure how something I've done in Mario Kart translates to Smash Bros. Am I missing the point of these?
Kinda.

But Nintendo hasn't released all that much info about them so we're still in the dark on things like that. I think Dxpoo hit the nail on the head with comparing these to pokemon.

A memory card doesn't evolve with it's experiences - these do.
#22
Samus looks boss.
1 Like #23
The madness will begin when they release the Pokémon characters.

I can just imagine Toys R us getting queues through the whole retail park so that someone can get them to fleabay
#24
dxpoo
kos1c
Don't think I'd trust Nintendo with the amibo just yet. Skylanders I bought into because of the girlfriend, but this just seems a bit meh, will see what they add to other titles before buying them for the model shelf.


Amiibo is awesome dude, they're literally pokemon that fight for themselves, you can train them to become harder than the hardest difficulty in the game and use them against ur friends, it's awsome.

oO do you work for Nintendo?

I have become hypnotised by your comment oO
1 Like #25
jsty3105
Hazuki192
Isn't this a glorified memory card? Building your character up and unlocking things, then you can take it elsewhere...Although I'm not sure how something I've done in Mario Kart translates to Smash Bros. Am I missing the point of these?
Kinda.

But Nintendo hasn't released all that much info about them so we're still in the dark on things like that. I think Dxpoo hit the nail on the head with comparing these to pokemon.

A memory card doesn't evolve with it's experiences - these do.

Maybe I'm being cynical but isn't it just storing data and the game does the 'evolving'?
#26
Hazuki192
Isn't this a glorified memory card? Building your character up and unlocking things, then you can take it elsewhere...Although I'm not sure how something I've done in Mario Kart translates to Smash Bros. Am I missing the point of these?

Yes more or less, the latest way to milk gamers . Mc Donalds quality toy with an NFC chip inside it. So you pay something like 30 to 40 quid for a game and then have to pay an additional £120 for those few characters you see above to play in the game.
Games used to reward completion of difficult tasks with character unlocks - beat the game on hardest mode, find a secret but because of today's generation of "need it now" they found a way to make you pay for it instead.
Frankly speaking they are 99p toys with about 80p of electronics in them to unlock stuff that is already on the game disk.

It does about as much "evolving" as a 1990's Tamagotchi

Edited By: bobbler on Jul 04, 2014 10:42
#27
Wot no Toad? If they are high quality (which it seems they are) then I'll probably bite at some stage.
2 Likes #28
bobbler
Hazuki192
Isn't this a glorified memory card? Building your character up and unlocking things, then you can take it elsewhere...Although I'm not sure how something I've done in Mario Kart translates to Smash Bros. Am I missing the point of these?

Yes more or less, the latest way to milk gamers . Mc Donalds quality toy with an NFC chip inside it. So you pay something like 30 to 40 quid for a game and then have to pay an additional £120 for those few characters you see above to play in the game.
Games used to reward completion of difficult tasks with character unlocks - beat the game on hardest mode, find a secret but because of today's generation of "need it now" they found a way to make you pay for it instead.
Frankly speaking they are 99p toys with about 80p of electronics in them to unlock stuff that is already on the game disk.

It does about as much "evolving" as a 1990's Tamagotchi

OMG you sound like customers I used to serve in the 90's in GAME, who used to tell me the PS1 costs Sony £4.00 to make and they sell for £300.00, They are of far better quality than McDonalds Toys, they contain an NFC chip and development and R&D needs to be paid for, do not forget shipping, production, packaging, marketing etc etc etc they are not making £10+ per figure, in fact i bet that the retailer makes more profit per figure than Nintendo does.

Aside from Apple, not many companies like to sell products at hugely inflated prices, they much prefer market penetration with a decent profit margin. its in Nintendos interest to sell at an affordable price in relation to production cost.

Edited By: haritori on Jul 04, 2014 10:56
#29
toaster05
Wot no Toad? If they are high quality (which it seems they are) then I'll probably bite at some stage.
Given Captain Toad is a compatible game I'm sure there will be a Toad character made. At E3 they were showing Smash Bros so the prototype Smash Bros lineup was appropriate.
#30
JoeUK
No Toad!!! But the Wii Fit girl. WTF.

This made me ROFL. And I have no idea why
#31
montblanc
jsty3105
Hazuki192
Isn't this a glorified memory card? Building your character up and unlocking things, then you can take it elsewhere...Although I'm not sure how something I've done in Mario Kart translates to Smash Bros. Am I missing the point of these?
Kinda.

But Nintendo hasn't released all that much info about them so we're still in the dark on things like that. I think Dxpoo hit the nail on the head with comparing these to pokemon.

A memory card doesn't evolve with it's experiences - these do.

Maybe I'm being cynical but isn't it just storing data and the game does the 'evolving'?
Maybe ;) But at the end of the day, the end result is the character you have 'changes/evolves' with continued use. A memory card just stores stuff. I suppose you could argue that a memory card also 'evolves' as data gets added and deleted but I guess that's where the beauty of this idea lies.

Simple idea. Simple execution. Expand on existing possibilities and offer something new. How new is possibly debatable but from what we know, these characters are much more flexible in use than Skylanders and Disney Infinity - both of which are locked into particular franchises.
1 Like #32
haritori
bobbler
Hazuki192
Isn't this a glorified memory card? Building your character up and unlocking things, then you can take it elsewhere...Although I'm not sure how something I've done in Mario Kart translates to Smash Bros. Am I missing the point of these?

Yes more or less, the latest way to milk gamers . Mc Donalds quality toy with an NFC chip inside it. So you pay something like 30 to 40 quid for a game and then have to pay an additional £120 for those few characters you see above to play in the game.
Games used to reward completion of difficult tasks with character unlocks - beat the game on hardest mode, find a secret but because of today's generation of "need it now" they found a way to make you pay for it instead.
Frankly speaking they are 99p toys with about 80p of electronics in them to unlock stuff that is already on the game disk.

It does about as much "evolving" as a 1990's Tamagotchi

OMG you sound like customers I used to serve in the 90's in GAME, who used to tell me the PS1 costs Sony £4.00 to make and they sell for £300.00, They are of far better quality than McDonalds Toys, they contain an NFC chip and development and R&D needs to be paid for, do not forget shipping, production, packaging, marketing etc etc etc they are not making £10+ per figure, in fact i bet that the retailer makes more profit per figure than Nintendo does.

Aside from Apple, not many companies like to sell products at hugely inflated prices, they much prefer market penetration with a decent profit margin. its in Nintendos interest to sell at an affordable price in relation to production cost.

OMG you DO sound like a Game employee :p I used to go into Game in the 90's, don't ever remember saying I only want to pay £5 for a PS1, in fact quite the opposite was an early adopter of just about every console on the market including importing very expensive (at the time) games and consoles from Japan not released in this country
I am contesting the money vs game elements of these sort of devices, in that you are paying to play after you have already paid for the game. They are cheap pieces of plastic to make it seem like you are getting value from what is essentially a character unlock - the mechanism for that is all they do,. I can almost see the marketing meeting now "how can we get more money from a gamer while doing the minimum possible but making it seem like they are not being ripped off" - "Hey how about we make it so you buy the character instead of making it available after you have completed the game umpteen times" - Keeeerrrrrching!
#33
They are actually talking about having an order service for this where you can buy your own Amiiobo created from your own Mii.
#34
Hazuki192
Isn't this a glorified memory card? Building your character up and unlocking things, then you can take it elsewhere...Although I'm not sure how something I've done in Mario Kart translates to Smash Bros. Am I missing the point of these?

Apparently it's a 'thing'... a very BIG 'thing'...

72 Million Kids Are Dying To Get Their Grubby Hands On Smart Toys Like Amiibo
#35
These are characters that can be used in a number of games and more in the future, not just for one game, so expect to see a lot more coming out once the other games do. You guys should search some information up and learn a little about it, it's quite cool but expensive it seems.
#36
reminds me of the dreamcast vmu unit, there was a tamagochi type game linked to sonic adventure I think.

12.50 seems a bit much for something like this imo which is basically a nicely made storage medium. shame the kids will eat this up lol
1 Like #37
I really hope these dont take off.. Its bad enough we got disney and skylander ones.. Nintendo once again cashing in on niche products rather than actually trying to sell the WiiU.
#38
crackshotkv
reminds me of the dreamcast vmu unit, there was a tamagochi type game linked to sonic adventure I think.

12.50 seems a bit much for something like this imo which is basically a nicely made storage medium. shame the kids will eat this up lol


Ah, the dreamcast VMU, memory cards/ mini games such as chao adventure, those were the days.


FYI people, if you watch the amiibo presentation at e3, it shows almost everything about them, that's why I want them to bad, it's worth to watch it.
#39
bobbler
haritori
bobbler
Hazuki192
Isn't this a glorified memory card? Building your character up and unlocking things, then you can take it elsewhere...Although I'm not sure how something I've done in Mario Kart translates to Smash Bros. Am I missing the point of these?

Yes more or less, the latest way to milk gamers . Mc Donalds quality toy with an NFC chip inside it. So you pay something like 30 to 40 quid for a game and then have to pay an additional £120 for those few characters you see above to play in the game.
Games used to reward completion of difficult tasks with character unlocks - beat the game on hardest mode, find a secret but because of today's generation of "need it now" they found a way to make you pay for it instead.
Frankly speaking they are 99p toys with about 80p of electronics in them to unlock stuff that is already on the game disk.

It does about as much "evolving" as a 1990's Tamagotchi

OMG you sound like customers I used to serve in the 90's in GAME, who used to tell me the PS1 costs Sony £4.00 to make and they sell for £300.00, They are of far better quality than McDonalds Toys, they contain an NFC chip and development and R&D needs to be paid for, do not forget shipping, production, packaging, marketing etc etc etc they are not making £10+ per figure, in fact i bet that the retailer makes more profit per figure than Nintendo does.

Aside from Apple, not many companies like to sell products at hugely inflated prices, they much prefer market penetration with a decent profit margin. its in Nintendos interest to sell at an affordable price in relation to production cost.

OMG you DO sound like a Game employee :p I used to go into Game in the 90's, don't ever remember saying I only want to pay £5 for a PS1, in fact quite the opposite was an early adopter of just about every console on the market including importing very expensive (at the time) games and consoles from Japan not released in this country
I am contesting the money vs game elements of these sort of devices, in that you are paying to play after you have already paid for the game. They are cheap pieces of plastic to make it seem like you are getting value from what is essentially a character unlock - the mechanism for that is all they do,. I can almost see the marketing meeting now "how can we get more money from a gamer while doing the minimum possible but making it seem like they are not being ripped off" - "Hey how about we make it so you buy the character instead of making it available after you have completed the game umpteen times" - Keeeerrrrrching!


For starters these figures don't unlock the character in the game these are already unlocked from the start, they just add stats to each character you buy that evolves the more you play them. I understand why you don't think it's worth it but some people do including me as I love smash bros. and figures.
banned#40
What are these? They just look like an expensive toy to me

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