First amiibo line up, released on November 21, 2014
Mario, Link, Samus, Donkey Kong, Peach, Yoshi, Villager, Wii Fit trainer, Kirby, Fox, Pikachu, and Marth
Second amiibo line up available December 2014. The release date is most likely December 14, 2014, according to Walmart and Amazon.
The second wave features six additional figures: Diddy Kong, Zelda, Luigi, Captain Falcon, Pit and Little Mac.
Third amiibo line up – release date is in February 1 2015.
Wave 3 has some third party characters. This next group will include Toon Link, Sheik, Ike, Shulk, Lucario, Meta Knight, King Dedede, Rosalina and Luma, Bowser, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Mega Man. Some figures are exclusive to certain stores.Exclusive amiibo figures:
- Lucario is exclusive at Toys R Us
- Meta Knight is only available at Best Buy
- Shulk, from Xenoblade Chronicles, is exclusive to GameStop
- Rosalina was recently announced to be a Target exclusive.
Announced on January 14, 2015 from the latest Nintendo Direct is wave 4, in addition with a brand new series of amiibo, the Super Mario collection.
Wave 4 set to be released May 29, 2015 includes:
- Ness (GameStop Exclusive)
- Greninja (Toys R Us Exclusive)
- Jigglypuff (Target Exclusive)
Wave 5 amiibo, originally announced on the April 1st Nintendo Direct followed by the Smash Bros. new content approaching prior to E3, are split between July and September 2015 and includes the following:
- Dark Pit
- Zero Suit Samus
- Dr. Mario
- Bowser Jr
- Mii Fighters (Brawler, Swordfighter, and Gunner)
- Duck Hunt
- Mr. Game & Watch
- Falco (set to release this holiday season)
Super Mario series launching March 20, 2015
- Mario Gold Edition (Walmart Exclusive)
Splatoon amiibo line releasing on May 29, 2015 alongside the game:
Super Mario Bros. 30th anniversary – 8 bit Mario edition amiibo set to release September 11, 2015 alongside the game
Yoshi’s Woolly World yarn amiibo also releasing alongside the game later on this fall available in three colors:
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival are set to launch this holiday season 2015 alongside the game.
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer amiibo cards:
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash set to release October 2015
Feel free to check out the amiibo line up by series!
And as mentioned earlier, amiibo have different functions depending on the game. No extra accessory is necessary for purchase. Just tap onto your gamepad. amiibo are not be region locked.
The New Nintendo 3DS systems are amiibo compatible using a peripheral device with the New 3DS XL released on February 13, 2015. A separate NFC reader/writer accessory that will allow amiibo functionality for the Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS is in the works, possibly being released around Fall 2015 with the new Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.
The figures work with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush, Mario Party 10, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Code Name: STEAM and ACE COMBAT Assault Horizon Legacy + currently, with plans for other titles in the future such as Splatoon, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D and Yoshi’s Woolly World.
There is a reliable compatibility chart from Nintendo
Current vendors are Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, Target, Walmart and Toys R Us.
Nintendo has also teamed up with Loot Crate offers 10 pre-selected figures. These amiibo crates are already sold out.
Over the course of three weeks, you’ll get ten figurines:
Donkey Kong, Mario, Kirby, Pikachu, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Fox, Samus, Luigi, and Zelda, which is a combination of wave 1 and 2.
Let’s end this post with a video from Nintendo: