I saw this pic on Tumblr and it pretty much summed up my feelings about Amiibos. While I've been picking up the odd one if I happen to see it, I'm certainly not attempting to collect them all, like some poor fools out there. I think Nintendo weren't sure if they'd be popular to start with, so didn't make as many of the characters they deemed less popular. This immediately made them rare and suddenly the most popular.
Plenty of the characters have simply been impossible to buy, at reasonable prices at least. I was hoping to just get hold of a few characters for my display cabinet, but even the few I would like have proven difficult to get. Pac-Man sold out immediately, and I'm sure the same will happen with Duck Hunt Dog & Duck and Dr Mario. Preordering seems to be the only way to get them, but even then you've got to be there ready to preorder as soon as the option is available. Luckily I managed to get MegaMan and Sonic, and have preordered a Zero Suit Samus.
I refuse to pay through the nose for Rosalina or Little Mac though! At the end of the day, they're just little figurines, and life will go on if I can't get hold of all the ones I want!
My name is Iain and my addiction is making pixel bead art. My main inspirations are comics, video games and movies.