Amiibos are figurines that store data, designed for use with various games for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. They resemble the figurines of the Skylander and Disney Infinity series. How they work is that they use Near Field Communication to interact with the console, allowing you to do cool things such as unlocking outfits for your Mii character in Mario Kart and training a Figure Player in Smash Bros to compete with/against humans or other figures. Some only work with some games. Pikachu, for example, is not compatible with Mario Kart while others like Mario or Luigi are. Every Amiibo works with Smash Bros. Check to see which games it can be use with to prevent confusion. Here are a list of the games currently compatible with Amiibos: Wii U Super Smash Bros Wii U Mario Kart 8 Hyrule Warriors Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Yoshi's Woolly World Mario Party 10 Star Fox for Wii U Nintendo 3DS Super Smash Bros Nintendo 3DS Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X Also, here is a list of the current Amiibos as well as those with upcoming releases: Mario Nov 21, 2014 Peach from Mario Nov 21, 2014 Yoshi from Mario Nov 21, 2014 Donkey Kong Nov 21, 2014 Link from Zelda Nov 21, 2014 Fox from Star Fox Nov 21, 2014 Samus Aran from Metroid Nov 21, 2014 Wii Fit Trainer from Wii Fit Nov 21, 2014 Villager from Animal Crossing Nov 21, 2014 Pikachu from Pokémon Nov 21, 2014 Kirby Nov 21, 2014 Marth from Fire Emblem Nov 21, 2014 Zelda Dec 14, 2014 Diddy Kong from Donkey Kong Dec 14, 2014 Luigi from Mario Dec 14, 2014 Little Mac from Punch-Out!! Dec 14, 2014 Captain Falcon from F-Zero Dec 14, 2014 Pit from Kid Icarus Dec 14, 2014 Rosalina and Luma from Super Mario Galaxy Jan 22, 2015 JP Feb 2015 US: Target exclusive Bowser from Mario Jan 22, 2015 JP Feb 2015 US Lucario from Pokémon Jan 22, 2015 JP Feb 2015 US: Toys R Us exclusive Toon Link from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Jan 22, 2015 JP Feb 2015 US Sheik from Zelda Jan 22, 2015 JP Feb 2015 US King Dedede from Kirby Jan 22, 2015 JP Feb 2015 US Meta Knight from Kirby Jan 22, 2015 JP Feb 2015 US: Best Buy exclusive Ike from Fire Emblem Jan 22, 2015 JP Feb 2015 US Shulk from Xenoblade Chronicles Feb 2015 JP Feb 2015 US: Gamestop and EB Games exclusive Sonic the Hedgehog Feb 2015 Mega Man Feb 2015 What are your thoughts on Amiibos and the technology behind how they work? Are there any in particular that you are on the lookout for? Are you training one or more in Smash Bros? Tell us about it. Share some stories of cool battles your Figure Player may have had at this point if you have any. I personally think it's a really awesome technology. To be able to train a figurine to its 50th level in Smash Bros and see it defeat all your friends as well as their own figurines is fun. Then there's the potential for Amiibo Figure Player tag teams, and more. There's so much that they can learn. I have a Link named Theron and a Peach named Kirilah (WZCW will get the reference) who have both reached level 50 in Smash Bros. I also have a Luigi who is currently training. I'm looking to get Rosalina for certain when she is released, I already have a name (Kaleesta) and Smash Bros in-game gear planned for her. I'm leaning toward either Bowser or Lucario as well. How about you? Any thoughts on topic within the forum's rules on the subject of Amiibos are welcome. I can't want to see your responses. Discuss!