With its all-star cast of recognizable characters, the Super Smash Bros. line of Amiibos served as a great introduction to the figures. The nostalgic elements of each character sold the figures for many, and their success has caused demand to be dramatically more than supply in many cases.
Earlier this year, Nintendo revealed that it would be branching out the Amiibo figures into separate lines by announcing the Super Mario Bros. line. The second official line of Amiibos brings new versions of Mario, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, and Yoshi, and debuts Toad to the Amiibo collection.
While we don't know what functionality Amiibos will bring in future games (though Justin made some educated guesses), the announcement got us thinking about what other lines would make sense to include in future releases of Nintendo’s popular figures. While some of these might not be the most realistic, we can’t help but fawn over the ideas.
Classic Zelda Line
The Zelda franchise has put its popularity on display for Nintendo time and time again. With Link being such a popular Amiibo to this point and The Legend of Zelda Wii U on the horizon, it would only make sense that we’d see a line celebrating Zelda’s history by the end of the year.
The line could include such supporting characters as Skull Kid from Majora’s Mask, Navi from Ocarina of Time (which could prove to be an interestingly-structured figure), and Midna from Twilight Princess, but the real draw would likely be in the different versions of the main characters. Classic versions of Link from the NES/Super NES days up to the N64 games (in “young” and “adult” forms) would send collectors to stores in droves.
I would also like to see Skyward Sword Link make an appearance, plus Toon Zelda and Toon Ganondorf from Wind Waker, and Beast Ganon from any of the games. If we don’t already have him in the Super Smash Bros. line at some point in the future, Ganondorf would be extremely sought after as well.
On the next page, we look at the possibility of another big 2015 Wii U release getting its own Amiibo line, as well as a third-party line that would make a lot of sense.