Here’s the Amiibo Figures image gallery.
Click on any of these image thumbnails to see the full-size photos:
Amiibo Wave Release Dates: These figures will be available in waves once per month…
* With Amiibo Wave 1 is already out at launch (arriving alongside the Wii U version of Smash Bros. on November 28th, 2014).
* The Amiibo Wave 2 is set to hit on December 19th, 2014.
* The Amiibo Wave 3 will arrive on January 23rd, 2015.
* It will be followed by Amiibo Wave 4 on February 20th, 2015.
* Then Amiibo Wave 5 comes out on March 20th, 2015. This is the first non-Smash Bros themed series, instead tying into the Super Mario series for the upcoming Mario Party 10. But don’t worry, all Mario universe figures will be compatible.
* And finally Amiibo Wave 6 arrives on April 24th, 2015.
FIRST WAVE = Smash Bros series themed (November 2014)
4. Donkey Kong
8. Wii Fit Trainer — RARE!
9. Villager — RARE!
12. Marth — RARE!
SECOND WAVE = Smash Bros series themed (December 2014)
13. Princess Zelda
14. Diddy Kong — RARE!
16. Little Mac — RARE!
17. Pit — RARE!
18. Captain Falcon
THIRD WAVE = Smash Bros series themed (January 2015)
19. Rosalina & Luma — RARE! (Target Exclusive in the USA)
21. Lucario — RARE! (Toys R Us Exclusive in the USA)
22. Toon Link
FOURTH WAVE = Smash Bros series themed (February 2015)
25. Shulk — RARE! (GameStop Exclusive in the USA)
26. Sonic the Hedgehog
27. Mega Man
28. King Dedede — RARE!
29. Meta Knight — RARE! (Best Buy Exclusive in the USA)
FIFTH WAVE = Super Mario series themed (March 2015)
SIXTH WAVE = Smash Bros series themed (April 2015)
SIXTH WAVE (May 2015)
Some Amiibos, as you can see above, will be exclusive to particular retailers in the United States, with Rosalina&Luma exclusive to Target, Lucario being exclusive to Toys R Us, Shulk exclusive to GameStop, and Meta Knight exclusive to Best Buy.
This exclusively will definitely make these two Amiibos in particular the toughest to come by, and will significantly jack up the collector’s value. Videogame collector’s will certainly want to target these Amiibo first.
It’s not known whether more Amiibos or perhaps new varieties of Amiibo will be exclusive to particular retailers in the future, or whether other territories outside the United States will also have retail-exclusive Amiibo releases; but I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the direction Nintendo goes.
It’s also known that a defective Samus Amiibo has apparently made it out into the wild which features TWO GUN ARMS instead of one. This will be a MAJOR collector’s item, although it is not known how many of them exist. Similarly misprints like Princess Peach without legs and a Villager with reversed arms exist out there.
Nintendo has stated that they intend to make many Amiibo characters and it is very possible that all 50 of the Super Smash Bros. fighters will get their own Amiibo figurines. (Hence the “Super Smash Bros. Collection” moniker on the box.) But the greater the sales, the more likely they are to make the entire Smash cast into Amiibos, so definitely get out there and buy them! At only about $12 a pop, you have no excuse! Good thing sales for Amiibo have already been extremely high with 1 being sold to go along with each of the 710,000 copies of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U sold at launch in the USA.
Keep in mind that Amiibos will not only work with Super Smash Bros. 3DS & Wii U (with Amiibo-enabled New 3DS systems coming in 2015), but also with upcoming Wii U titles including Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Kart 8, Mario Party 10, Yoshi’s Woolly World, Kirby & the Rainbow Curse and the already-released Hyrule Warriors. The 3DS Namco-developed game Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy will also support Amiibo.
I’m hoping to see a Toad Amiibo. If there is no Toad Amiibo I’m going to throw a huge fit, “I’m going to take my ball and go home!”
What additional Amiibo are you hoping to see?