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Nintendo’s got variant Amiibo figures on the way

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Out of the big three games in the Toys To Life genre, I think Nintendo may just have the best quality figures overall. That’s not to say that Disney Infinity and Skylanders have bad figures, but the Nintendo Amiibos have made an Amiibro out of me. Great poses, fresh colours that pop and a funky design aesthetic that plans to murder what remaining cash I have left in my wallet. And now, if you’re addicted to collecting Amiibos, things are about to get a lot worse.

Because Nintendo is about to start releasing variant versions of their numerous mascots. Much like Skylanders limited editon figures and Disney Infinity’s crystal characters, Amiibos will now also pop up in metallic gold and silver paint schemes:

Mario Gold

Mario Silver

The first batch will be resculpts of a certain popular Italian plumber, Mario, for Mario Party 10. Nintendo hasn’t officially announced these figures yet, but a NeoGAF thread picked up on them from a a pair of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) certificates posted to Nintendo’s website, that were then shortly removed.

Naturally, collectors are going to be beside themselves with either delight or anger at this news, as certain Amiibos are rather hard to find in the US of A. Some figures are retailer exclusives and can demand a hefty price, provided that you can even find them there, as an Amiibo supply scare a few months ago saw the prices of figures such as Marth, the Wii Fit trainer and an Animal Crossing Villager soar on eBay.

Naturally, expect these variants to follow suit, while Nintendo laughs from up on high on their gigantic mountain of money. Completionists need to also prepare themselves, as the new Super Mario line of Amiibos will also include new Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Yoshi and Toad figures in March.

Last Updated: February 5, 2015


  1. Header of the year! even though it’s only February.


    • Ceyber, The Metal Rabbit

      February 5, 2015 at 10:56

      Reminds me of a trivia tidbit I stumbled on the other day:


      First President of Zimbabwe Canaan Banana!

      It’s been illegal to make fun of his name since 1982 o_O


      • Hammersteyn

        February 5, 2015 at 11:01

        Piesang piesang popo


        • Ceyber, The Metal Rabbit

          February 5, 2015 at 11:08

          Okay I’ll do it, but only if I get a t-shirt and some KFC.


          • Hammersteyn

            February 5, 2015 at 11:12


  2. AceZero911

    February 5, 2015 at 10:43

    My question is, does the amiibo variant also give a similar variant in the games?


  3. So Hard (Umar)

    February 5, 2015 at 10:45

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      February 5, 2015 at 10:48

      Suddenly Steam sales don’t look so bad anymore 😉


  4. Ghost In The Rift

    February 5, 2015 at 10:49



  5. Captain JJ the crafter

    February 5, 2015 at 11:01

    I’m loving today’s “where’s wally”


  6. Admiral Chief

    February 5, 2015 at 11:02



  7. Guild

    February 5, 2015 at 11:13

    Special ultra rare collectors edition AMUUGABI! Where can I find it?


    • Captain JJ the crafter

      February 5, 2015 at 11:15

      It’s the Dictator Edition too.
      Only costs 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
      zim dollars
      Or R4.50


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