Potential amiibo buyers rejoice! Nintendo and Loot Crate have reached an agreement to bring Nintendo’s soon-to-be-released amiibo figures directly to your doorstep!
If you subscribe to the aptly-named amiibo Subscription Service, Loot Crate, the monthly subscription service that sends themed boxes full of goodies to your house, will send you 10 predetermined amiibo figures across three shipments this holiday.
The 10 amiibo figures included in the three weekly shipments are Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Kirby, Yoshi, Fox, Samus, and Zelda. Along with the aforementioned amiibo figures, each Loot Crate will also come packed with some other Nintendo goodies and some unannounced extras. The entire service runs at $150 and is currently sold out.
The first shipment will pack in Mario, Donkey Kong, Kirby, and Pikachu alongside other Nintendo-themed goodies and will be shipping soon. For details about what each shipment contains, check out the image below!
Amiibo are special figures used to interact with the Wii U GamePad and add features to certain Wii U games, including Hyrule Warriors, Mario Kart 8, and the upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Nintendo released a handy trailer to explain exactly how amiibo function with the Wii U.
For those who missed out on this offer, the first wave of amiibo figures launch alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U on November 21st and will retail for $12.99 each. Additional amiibo will be released later this year and early next year. Make sure to grab them while you can, as Satoru Iwata himself has confirmed that some of the figures will be limited-time offers.
I’m super excited for amiibo figures (I already have about eight of them pre-ordered and paid for) but not so much about this deal. It’s costing an extra $20 for some little collectibles that I’m probably not interested in. It is really neat to see Nintendo teaming up with Loot Crate though. That’s something I never thought I’d see! Welcome to 2014, Nintendo.
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