Collectors of in-box amiibo figures may now use the newer figurines in-game without having to remove them from their packaging.
According to a recent post from the Twitter account @AmiiboNews, Nintendo has removed the foil that stopped customers from scanning amiibo while they were still in the box after the re-release of the Kirby amiibo. This means that collectors may now keep their newer amiibo sealed in their box – preserving them from dust and grime – while still enjoying the in-game bonuses provided by scanning them!
Fun fact: Starting with the re-release of the Kirby amiibo, Nintendo removed the foil that prevented you from scanning amiibo while in the box. In-box collectors rejoice! pic.twitter.com/6AgkmQClbd
— Amiibo News (@AmiiboNews) April 29, 2022
This is a really welcome development since it enables amiibo owners to have the best of both worlds. Hopefully, this is not a one-time occurrence, and future amiibo launches and re-releases will not include the foil within the package.
What are amiibo?
Amiibo is Nintendo’s brand of toy-like figurines that can be used to unlock features in a variety of games across many Nintendo platforms.
The figurines are enjoyable to collect since they are accurate depictions of well-known video game characters. They are, nonetheless, functional. Amiibo toys may interact with approved video games through integrated technology, enabling data to be sent to and from a range of gaming systems, including the Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and new Nintendo 3DS.
How Do Amiibo Function?
Each amiibo (plural: “amiibo”) is moulded to resemble a video game character and has a concealed radio frequency identification (RFID) chip. When a player uses a compatible Nintendo system to scan the RFID chip inside an amiibo, the system understands which amiibo it is and behaves appropriately.
The particular consequences differ from one game to the next. Some games, like as Super Smash Bros., enable players to save information in their amiibo, enabling them to personalize characters, save data, and play the stored material on friends’ consoles.
The majority of games and amiibo communicate in a read-only mode. That is, the console scans the amiibo and informs the game of its kind, but it makes no modifications to the amiibo. Scanning the amiibo in these circumstances will often unlock a character, skin, level, or offer some form of special effect.