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Today Is Amiibo’s One-Year Anniversary

For good or bad, today is the one year anniversary of Nintendo’s wildly addictive collectible figures. Launching November 21, 2014 (simultaneously with Super Smash Bros. for Wii U), the first figures released were Mario, Donkey Kong, Peach, Yoshi, Link, Samus, Villager, Kirby, Fox, Pikachu, Marth, and Wii Fitness Trainer. As many remember, the success of the figures were unprecedented, leading to Wii-like stocking problems that still feels reverberations today. From those humble beginnings, amiibo moved from 12 to 79 released amiibo (with 13 more on the way), 4 amiibo-Skylander crossovers, and 100 amiibo cards. Since then, Amiibo remains one of the largest money makers for Nintendo, especially in the past two years of limited success for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U sales. How many do you have in your collection?

53 thoughts on “Today Is Amiibo’s One-Year Anniversary”

  1. I almost have the entire Smash line- only missing Wario, Toon Link, Wii Fit Trainer, Ike, Robin, and Lucina, and the DLC fighters sans Mewtwo.

    I’m done for a long time after I complete Sm4sh.

  2. Ive got Dark Pit, Pit, Palutena, Peach, Zelda, Little Mac, Ness, Mario, Pikachu, Toad, Toon Link and the Pink Yarn Yoshi. Now I all I want is Lucas. All I wanted from the beginning was Little Mac but the amiibo craze got to me.

  3. Mario, Link, Villager, Sonic, Mega Man, Shulk & Classic Color 8-bit Mario. Got a few more I need and some I want that aren’t out yet but honestly it doesn’t really seem like it’s been a year since I bought the first 3.

    1. I don’t know if you deserve a medal or a slap in the face, so just give yourself a cookie, you deserve at least that.

  4. I have 13 and they’re all unopened.

    Mario, Luigi, Link, Samus, Diddy Kong, Wii Fit Trainer, Marth, Ike, Shulk, R.O.B., Duck Hunt, Mr. Game & Watch, and Falco.

    I really want the Lucario and Mewtwo Amiibo though.

                1. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3 ~*Proud Owner of the great PS4 & the great n3DS! Oh & I guess the dying mediocre Wii U is okay, too!*~

                  lol Don’t knock that bucket down that well, dude. Might awake something made of fire & shadow in the dark. xP

  5. First one I got was Villager. I’ve got Kirby, Toon Link, Pac-Man, Gold Mario (x2). And the retro three pack (Duck hunt, R.O.B. Game&Watch)

    I just want the one’s I mainly use in SSB. With exception of R.O.B. all minty clean.


  6. 14 so far
    Peach, 25th anniversary mario, olimar, inkling girl, chibi robo, pink wooly yoshi, dark pit, pit, link, zelda, digby, isabell, tom nook, and mabel. And I have 15 amiibo cards. Still looking for Robin, Lucina, Palutena, Jigglypuff, and Rosalina.

  7. 17.
    That moment when you realize you have a problem. Has it really only been a year? Damn…

    Link, Toon Link, Pacman, Kirby (giveaway prize), Rosalina, Sonic, Megaman, Classic 8bit Mario, R.O.B., Mr. Game&Watch, Duck Hunt, Splatoon girl/squid/boy, green/pink/blue Wolly Yoshi.

    Wolf Link preordered.
    Pending Ness, modern 8bit Mario, and hopefully Mega Yoshi (doubtful).

  8. 18

    Yarn Yoshi, Dr, Mario, Mario Party Amiibo (Mario Luigi, Princess and Toad) Bowser, Toon Link, Mega Man, Splatoon Girl Inkling & Pikachu

    I also bought my daughter all the Animal Crossing Amiibo available so I think that brings the total to 18 or something

  9. Rogue Master XenoRidley X3 ~*Proud Owner of the great PS4 & the great n3DS! Oh & I guess the dying mediocre Wii U is okay, too!*~

    I got 11: Link, Samus, Zelda, Fox, Ganondorf, Zero Suit Samus, Pit, Palutena, Toad, Mario (Smash), & Shulk. I just need Mewtwo, Roy, Ryu, Cloud, Peach, & Lucina.

  10. HollowGrapeJ (A.K.A. Shampoo- Destroyer Of Girl Type Ranma & Akane Tendo And Soon To Be Married Wife Of Boy Type Ranma Saotome Of The Anything Goes Martial Arts School)

    I remember when amiibo released and I was at Target at 8AM and did not find the only amiibo I wanted. Lol.

  11. 1

    It’s Link. I got it because I wanted the Spinner in Hyrule Warriors and it came free if you bought Smash Wii U on launch day at (I think) Best Buy. I haven’t really had a need for anymore amiibo, but I almost got the Green Yarn Yoshi bundled with the game, although they happened to be out of it at the Target I went to for the “Buy 2 games, get 1” deal. (I got Final Fantasy X+X-2 HD for PS4 though, so at least there’s that.)

  12. I have every amiibo, except for gold Mario (the dumb Skylanders ones and amiibo cards don’t count). I even have two of many. I’m slowly but surely buying a second of each so I can open one and keep the other new. Sadly, amiibo has ruined my entire year, because I’ve been goiing broke with every wave. I can’t even buy Christmas gifts this year because of it.

    And even after a full year, people working in stores still act clueless when it comes to amiibo. Every time I ask about an amiibo, you can tell they know NOTHING about them. Some people sure are square.

  13. 31 and still going.

    Bowser, Rosalina, Classic 8 Bit Mario, Modern 8 Bit Mario, Palutena, DK, Samus, Link, Zero Suit Samus, Pit, Marth, Ganondorf, Shiek, Fox, Mario, Zelda, Peach, Bowser Jr, Greninja, Toon Link, Toad, Mega Man, Sonic, Dr Mario, Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, Pikachu, ROB, Duck Hunt Duo and Game & Watch.

  14. I’ve gotten all Smash amiibo released so far, the eight Super Mario series figures, the three regular Yarn Yoshis, the three Splatoon figures, and the 8-bit Super Mario Maker figure.

    Now I just need to wait patiently for Lucas, Roy, Ryu, Cloud, Wolf Link and Gold Mega Man.

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