WiiU

Amiibo Figures Now Up for Preorder

by Bryan Rose - August 29, 2014, 5:15 am PDT
Total comments: 11 Source: Press Release

The first dozen amiibo figures have been revealed.

The first dozen amiibo figurines have been detailed for pre-order.

Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Fox, Marth, Villager and Wii Fit Trainer will be the first dozen figures made available. The first game to use the amiibo figures will be Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, slated for this holiday season. Other games that will feature amiibo support are Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Yoshi's Woolly World, Mario Kart 8 and Mario Party 10.

Each figure will be priced at $12.99. No launch date was listed, but the press release states that one is coming shortly.

Talkback

ArganosAugust 29, 2014

Just pre-ordered Link and Samus from Amazon.... Worst case scenario I have some sweet looking figures.  8)

marvel_moviefan_2012August 29, 2014

Not going to pre-order but when these come out I will keep an eye out for the few I want.

Mop it upAugust 29, 2014

These seem expensive, how does this price compare to Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures? Man, stores must be struggling to find space for all this junk, they're going to need like a separate videogame figure section soon!

The only scenario I can image where I would get some of these is if they function more like DLC in future games and unlock significant content, but I would wait for some sort of sale of course.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorAugust 29, 2014

Re: Skylanders Prices:

Skylanders launched at $8/Figure or $20/3-Pack.
Regular figures have gone up to as much as $11 for regular core figures (depending on where you buy them) and $26/3-pack.

The larger figures (Giants, Swap-Force) run as much as $17/figure.

marvel_moviefan_2012August 29, 2014

Quote from: Mop

These seem expensive, how does this price compare to Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures? Man, stores must be struggling to find space for all this junk, they're going to need like a separate videogame figure section soon!

The only scenario I can image where I would get some of these is if they function more like DLC in future games and unlock significant content, but I would wait for some sort of sale of course.

I do my shopping for these things at specialty shops so don't know how normal retailers will do but this seems like something tailor made for collectible stores.

EnnerAugust 29, 2014

It's on the more-expensive side of my expectations but I don't have much issue with the pricing. Toys are expensive these days!

SorenAugust 29, 2014

The only one I'll buy is the Kirby one.

NeoStar9XAugust 29, 2014

Price is around what I figured they'd see these at. Interested in picking up the Link, Samus, Mario, and Peach ones first.

Manthony ChopkinsAugust 30, 2014

I'm surprised Luigi wasn't a part of the first wave. Very disappointed, I'm only interested in Luigi and Lil' Mac.

StratosAugust 30, 2014

Quote from: Mop

Man, stores must be struggling to find space for all this junk, they're going to need like a separate videogame figure section soon!

Walmart already has a whole section carved out for the Skylanders and Infinity figures right in the electronics area. I figure that this is where the Nintendo ones will go as well.

marvel_moviefan_2012August 30, 2014

Just put them where PS Vita used to be and be done with it.

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