Amiibos, interactive figurines with a name that plays on the Spanish translation of “friends”, are beginning to look a little differently than how they were showcased via Nintendo’s Digital Event at E3 2014. If you look at the before and after photos, the changes are quite drastic from the paint used, plastic used, the engraved portions are no more than coated designs, and the stand that the Amiibos are set on look horrid.
If you guys haven’t been paying attention, Amiibos have been selling out like crazy on retail websites such as Amazon and even becoming some of the hottest selling products in the video game section. Those who don’t plan on using these Amiibos in-game, were planning on collecting them for sentimental value. I’m not so sure if anyone would be proud to display the above on their mantle.
Why would Nintendo do such a thing? Are these real photos or photoshops? I’m not really sure, but it appears that Nintendo has some explaining to do before an unsuspecting consumer unwraps these figures for their display cases. Nintendo does many things wrong, but would they purposely falsely advertise their Amiibos figurines to consumers? My hope is that these photos are a hoax.