I'm perplexed. I'm not one to vent on this forum as I don't post often enough to weigh in on my opinions, but I've got to get this off my chest.
I'm trying to follow the amiibo mania availability/release news and my mind is exploding, lol! There was launch amiibos, second wave, third wave. Certain amiibos that only work for certain Wii U or 3DS games. Or data that gets erased if you apply an existing amiibo to a new game. Not sure... I liked today's Nintendo Direct, but I can't help but feel a little lost. Thankfully IGN's wiki guide has cleared the air a little at http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Amiibo_Figurines
Then there's exclusivity of certain amiibos based on which retail store you shop at (i.e. Shulk being a GameStop exclusive). I'm not trying to collect all of them, God no... because that would get crazy expensive. Specifically if you're going for a rare amiibo that quickly ran off the shelves like Marth (announced today that more will be coming in supply this year) or Wii Fit Trainer (seriously?! lol...).
Funny thing is that I haven't bought one yet.
I can't make up my mind on which one to buy that will have a general appeal to the games I own on Wii U and 3DS now and going forward. I've casually looked at different stores and from my own experience, the stores can't keep any amiibo's stocked. Who would have thought that amiibos would be such a hit? At first I was confused too because the figures look similar to Disney's Infinity and Skylanders. Sigh. I'm going to take a deep breath and make up my mind later.
Thanks for letting me vent guys! Your bud, Orson.