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How to Use Amiibo Without Completely Destroying the Box

by Justin Berube - November 25, 2014, 9:03 am PST
Total comments: 6

For those of us who like to have the full package in our collection.

As many of you probably know by now, it's not possible to use Amiibo in their original packages. Nintendo's new figures have a metallic strip placed directly under the NFC chip. For collectors who planned on keeping Amiibo in the box, this is terrible news.

The good news is that I've figured out one way to remove this metallic strip while doing minimal damage to the box. For the full tutorial, check out the video below!

Also, for all the information we currently have Amiibo, check out our giant Amiibo Guide.


Mop it upNovember 25, 2014

Thanks for this, it's a good tip. If I ever end up with any Amiibos then I'll give this a try.

NeoThunderNovember 25, 2014

Is there a way I can use my WiiU while leaving it in the box too?

StratosNovember 25, 2014

I could see someone making a console in-box mod for a system. Would be funny to do to someone else's system as a prank if you ever house sat for them. They come back and all of their systems are boxed up but still plugged in and fully functional.

ShyGuyNovember 26, 2014

Leave it to the King!

Mop it upNovember 26, 2014

Quote from: NeoThunder

Is there a way I can use my Wii U while leaving it in the box too?

To be fair, you can remove a Wii U from the box without destroying the packaging.

TurdFurgyNovember 28, 2014

I wanted to take mine out while keeping the package in nice condition. It turned out okay, but if I had a sharper knife it would have turned out better.

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