The amiibo are Nintendo’s version of the Disney Infinity and Skylander figures.
Some of these upcoming figures were on display at the Nintendo booth at Wondercon.
Super Smash Bros. (wave 4):
• Greninja (Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive)
• Jigglypuff (Target exclusive)
• Ness (GameStop exclusive)
Also on display at their booth was the upcoming Splatoon and Yoshi’s Woolly World amiibo figures:
• Inkling Boy
• Inkling Girl
• Inkling Squid
• Green Yarn Yoshi
• Light Blue Yarn Yoshi
• Pink Yarn Yoshi
Look for another Super Smash Bros. (wave 5) series to hit store shelves later in year featuring the following characters:
• Bowser Jr.
• Dark Pit
• Dr. Mario
• Pikmin & Olimar
• Zero Suit Samus
Watch out for the exclusive figures. These are limited and usually the hardest ones to get once they are released. Previous exclusive releases can be found on sites like eBay, going for very high prices.
What do amiibo figures do? They can unlock some in game items, like new outfits, power-ups or other cool bonus items in compatible games. For example, a Toad-themed board can be unlocked when using the Toad amiibo in Mario Party 10.
Figures work in compatible games on the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS XL systems. But will soon be compatible with the 3DS by using a peripheral device, scheduled to be released sometime in 2015.
Nintendo also plans to expand the line into amiibo-enabled trading cards. The first game to utilize these cards will be Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.
More information about other Nintendo amiibo releases should be forthcoming in June during E3 or visit www.nintendo.com/amiibo.