I got a handful of Amiibo today! And I took some photos.
I was unpleasantly surprised when I saw the Amiibo display in the store, to be honest--the quality of the figures can vary quite a bit so people who buy them online may be in for a bit of a crapshoot. The internet is abuzz with photos of factory defects and broken in the packaging figures, and while severe screwups like that are rare, there is a definite disparity in paint quality when they're examined side by side. Luckily there were plenty at the walmart I checked so I was able to pick and choose some good ones!
|Link looks pretty good! Too bad they went with clunky plastic supports instead of metal ones.
|Mario is the best looking one overall. Not sure how I feel about the clear fire effect, but he's solid and with the proper amount of detail for the character.
|The Animal Crossing villager is a little off-model, with a too-far-down nose. Overall he looks solid though.
|The Wii Fit Trainer is kind of a bummer! I know she's a non-descript character but I found the face too undetailed and THAT PLASTIC SUPPORT, good gravy
|Considering his complexity Fox looks pretty impressive; get him in a store if you can though, as the paint job on the face and jacket can be a bit spotty for perfectionists.
As you can tell, I'm not a Complete In Box type...toys are for playing with. Unfortunately there are already Amiibo speculators out there buying up the more uncommon figures (Wii Fit Trainer, Marth and Animal Crossing Villager) and Marth especially is going for two or three times the retail cost. Pretty disappointing for a four day old product! With any luck there will be another shipment of them soon and the ridiculous Amiibo bubble will burst.