Do you remember the days when Amiibo used to come out every couple of months in a big wave? This year Nintendo has been able to crank out new figures seemingly every week! I was doing a good job of keeping up until the Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champions Amiibo is when I finally got overwhelmed and didn’t buy any on launch day. Fortunately, I have been able to find some around me still and finally bought one to review. Before I get into the review, I do want to note that I have not played Zelda: Breath of the Wild yet so that makes it a little more challenging for me to review these figures in the sense that I don’t know who these characters are. If nothing else, you will get an opinion on the figure and the character design without any bias playing the game may provide.
Box – While the art style is not new, it is still great! The “painted” graphics really looks nice and the colors are darker which fit a Zelda game pretty well. It is not an easy choice whether to open or leave this Amiibo in the box!
Pose – One of the things that made me decide to get this Amiibo over the other Champions was the confident pose Urbosa is in. It not only makes her look cool and like she is a talented swords woman but I was surprised by how much skin it shows! I talked about overt sexuality with the Bayonetta Amiibo reviews how odd it is when you think that a child may ask their mom or dad to buy this figure for them. Urbosa looks like a pin-up or underwear model and not a Nintendo character! She just doesn’t have very much clothes on and I can see some parents not wanting little Billy to have this figure. That is not really a criticism or praise, it is just an observation of how unusual it is to see a Nintendo character with a sultry design. I have no problems with Urbosa’s pose or level of skin being shown off and if anything, it compliments Urbosa’s confident stance.
Paint and Details – Speaking of those clothes, there are some really nice details on this figure. I won’t list them all but for me, Urbosa’s top and her shield are both really striking with an excellent use of colors. Her belt it is also really nice and the gold pieces on her skirt are a nice accent as well. The one area that was a surprise for me was her face. In the package, her mouth looked weird and it was only when I looked closely that I saw she is actually smirking. It looks good from the proper angle but from the side, it almost looks as if it is poorly painted. This is one of those rare times where the figure looks better than you think once you open it!
Functionality – If you are curious, Urbosa unlocks armor you can wear in Breath of the Wild. The armor is themed around her look and the Divine Beast she is connected with in the game. So if you like Breath of the Wild, then you’ll definitely want to scan this Amiibo and get your loot!
Closing Thoughts – I have been unsure whether I want to get all of the Champions Amiibo right away or wait until I’ve played Breath of the Wild to decide whether to buy these Amiibo. I finally broke down and bought Urbosa because she looked pretty cool and I have to say that I may be buying and reviewing more of these soon. Urbosa is a well-done figure with very few flaws. I like the details on this Amiibo a lot and she feels like she is worth the premium Zelda: Breath of the Wild price. If you’re a Zelda fan at all, this figure definitely gets my recommendation!