With a Nintendo Direct scheduled and only one small Amiibo release on the horizon, you kind of had to expect that there would be some Amiibo news to come out today and what we ended up with was a real onslaught of releases! There is a lot of news to sort through so let’s talk about each announced release and I’ll share my thoughts on each one as well.
First up, in June we have more Zelda 30th Anniversary Amiibo coming. If you follow the Amiibo Reddit, this was heavily rumored and probably not a huge surprise since the 30th Anniversary figures sold well and are hard to find in storesat the moment. This time around we get Amiibo from Majora’s Mask, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword.
As for the figures themselves, I only like Majora’s Mask Link on an initial inspection. They capture Link and that game’s unique artwork well. The Skyward Sword Link is in a pose that a number of other figures (and a statue) have done already. That isn’t new enough to make diehard collectors happy. The Twilight Princess Link looks fine other than the weird pose he is in. With a Twilight Princess Figma Link coming out, this Amiibo has some stiff competition. All in all, these Amiibo don’t look to offer enough new stuff to stand out from other figure lines which is a bit of a shame but if you don’t already have figures from these games then they are quite a bit more exciting.
Next up we have not three but six new Amiibo for Smash Brothers! Could this be why they took so long to come out? Nintendo doing variants is quite a surprise and reminds me of what a lot of action figure companies do. I really like how the Bayonetta Amiibo look and appreciate the dynamic poses. While I prefer Cloud from Final Fantasy 7 (which is one of my all-time favorite games) both of his Amiibo also look great. Corrin looks to continue the strong Fire Emblem Amiibo we’ve seen and I would probably take her over Alm and Celica if I had to choose. We had to wait a long time for these Amiibo but they look to be worth it!
In July we get even more Amiibo including Pikmin and Splatoon! The Splatoon 2 Amiibo look like a serious upgrade from the earlier releases. The dynamic poses and ink splashing really sets these apart from the previous release and will be popular with any Splatoon fan. My favorite Amiibo out of all these might be the Pikmin one. Pikmin has such limited merchandise and to be frank, the Olimar Amiibo is just alright so to get a cute one with so many Pikmin on it is just fantastic. I think Pikmin fans will love this Amiibo and it is cool to see Nintendo make a diorama Amiibo like this. This is an ambitious idea that I’d love to see more of!
Overall, there is something for everyone in the latest Amiibo releases. While buying all of these figures will lighten your wallet, even the worst of these new figures still look pretty good and it should be a fun time to be a Nintendo collector this summer! Those are just my thoughts though, what do you think of these new figures? Are there any you have to have or any you’re thinking about passing on? Let us know in the comments below!