How Far Do You Go For Amiibo?

How Far Do You Go For Amiibo?

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I am absolutely not an Amiibo nut. I have several of them -- perhaps even 'many' -- but I wouldn't consider myself anywhere near Graev's level of Amiibo lust.

He recently got Monster Hunter Stories (I pre-ordered it for him for his Bday) and to go along with it, obviously one must have the Amiibo... the ones only available in Japan.

So what does he do? He imports from Japan.

I think with all the overseas shipping included his Amiibo came out to somewhere around $17.30 per amiibo. That's really not that bad considering it's 2-3 day shipping, and Amazon has them (with Prime) for $16-$22.

Do you go crazy for Amiibo? It's okay, you can admit it. I go crazy for Skylanders and Toys-to-Life stuff myself. Something about the Amiibo doesn't quite grab me as much, yet I feel the urge when they look this cool.

  • I have 0 and never been interested or tempted to get any.

    Out of curiosity, how many do you own?

    • 3 Splatoon
      5 Breath of the Wild
      Twilight Princess Wolf Link
      8-Bit Mario
      Donkey Kong Skylander

      I think that’s it. So 12.

  • I got a few for Christmas a few years ago with Smash Brothers for Wii U – Ike, Yoshi, and Pikachu.

    They didn’t really serve much purpose so I haven’t even given much thought to buying any more.

    • That’s been my observation as well. Aside from the games where they provide a nice cosmetic addition — for example, Mario Kart lets you play as new character skins — they don’t do much.

      Breath of the Wild did allow for some nice daily chest drops full of foods and potion ingredients.

  • It’s kind of the same effect of those Funkopop figurines:

    “Yuck, these look terrib- wait, they have (insert character)?! Hm, it actually looks pretty neat/cute… maybe I’ll just get this -one.- It would look nice on my desk/bookshelf/mantle/etc.” Rinse/repeat.

    Only many of the Amiibos provide little in-game items, advantages, or exclusives. If you “Gotta catch ’em all,” it’s a collector’s worst nightmare and fevered dream all in one.

    • Haha, funny you mention that…

      I was never into the idea of those characters until I saw the Star Trek and Star Wars ones… now I can barely fit my keyboard on my desk. I have a lot.