Ranking the First Wave of Nintendo Amiibos

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Ranking the First Wave of Nintendo Amiibos

There’s a not a lot you can do with Nintendo’s Amiibos. The little statues interact with a few games that are currently out for the Wii U, most notably Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8, but they have minimal impact within the games. That’s probably a good thing, as it makes them thoroughly optional, unlike the figures for Disney Infinity and Skylanders. And considering how hard it is to find some of these things, and how much rarities like Marth and the Villager now fetch on eBay, the less useful they are in a videogame, the better for consumers. Amiibos are best viewed as collectible toys for Nintendo super fans, and if you’re too old to play with toys that means they’re best used to decorate your desk or bookshelf or office. We’ve ranked the first twelve Amiibos based solely on their aesthetic charm, discounting whatever they might offer in-game and trying to set aside our opinions of the games from which the characters come.