Introduced in 2014, Nintendo has a new way to interact in-game with toys. An Aiimbo is a figure that gives you functionality in-game such as Mario Kart 8 (unlock costumes), Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (activate Kirby Star Dash’s ability) and Mario Party 10 (which there is a mode called Amiibo Party). People compared this to Skylanders and Disney Infinity then again Activision has offered Nintendo a deal but declined. Which use the same RFID (stands for Radio-frequency identification) for interacting with the game and store data in the figurines. Aiimbo are not compatible with all Nintendo I think it’s still in progress. Each figurine is specific to just one game now all, for example you are playing Mario Kart 8 and you have storage data. If you switch to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U that data will be deleted. Maybe in a future update you might use Amiibos in multiple games.
Amiibos sell really fast at launch it might be some left since it’s 2016. If you don’t how to use an Aiimbo there is a video above. Amiibos can opening new possibilities in the Nintendo World today and Nintendo wants to have a family-friend atmosphere for gaming. There are some counterfeit Amiibo on E-bay but I wouldn’t recommended buying those, look for them at your local retailer such as Target, Best Buy or Walmart. Just think of an Aiimbo as your friend with play you, for example your Amiibo in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U will fight for you awesome right. Aiimbo is not only used on Wii-U but Nintendo 3DS and Switch. What do you think of Amiibos? Are you going to buy one? Amiibos are available now on Nintendo 3DS, Wii-U and coming soon Nintendo Switch.
Source: Nintendo JP