Amiibo Addiction, Part 3: Two Thirds of the Holy Trinity

Welcome to part 3 of me documenting my Amiibo addiction collection! I’ve already run out of things to say in an intro paragraph so on with it.

Amiibo #10: Little Mac (Super Smash Bros. Series)

Released: December 2014
Chronological Smash Bros. Series Release: #16

Little Mac is the underdog star of Punch-Out!!. I’ve never played any of the games but I gotta respect a character who is good at punching things! Thanks to the excited mutterings of fans on the internet, I also know there’s a code to go directly to Tyson and an opponent called Soda Popinski was originally named Vodka Drunkensk in the NES game.👍

The cute little muscley boxer dude was one of the rare Amiibo in the Wave 2 launch. I stumbled upon a reasonably priced version of the Japanese variant on Amazon Canada to snag him as my 10th Amiibo. Take that, stupid North American resellers!

His design is pretty cool! Love the muscles and boxing gloves. POW!

Amiibo #11: Bowser (Super Smash Bros. Series)

Released: February 2015
Chronological Smash Bros. Series Release: #20

Bwa ha ha ha! I loved Bowser so much as a kid and I still consider him my all-time favourite antagonist. I admire his fierce determination even though he should really learn when to give up on things. So of course I was super excited when the first Amiibo version of him launched!

I ordered this one from a now long gone Canadian electronics store called Future Shop. They were sadly bought out and later axed by the US based Best Buy. Another Canadian icon no one else heard of bites the dust.

Bowser’s pose is perfectly menacing and it looks like he’d crush the base to add a nice imposing effect. The painting around his eyes is a little off, but hey, whatever!

Amiibo #12: Toon Link (Super Smash Bros. Series)

Released: February 2015
Chronological Smash Bros. Series Release: #22

Thank you Wind Waker for giving us the super cute Toon Link! I’ll admit teenage me was less than thrilled about the art style when the game was first announced way back in the day, but the art style’s charm won me over once I played the game. Plus the game had pirates! Who doesn’t love pirates??

Toon Link ended up in my collection as an innocent order add-on from Amazon Canada. It knew just what to suggest to me, didn’t it?

As is a common complaint, the paint is a little off on the belt but otherwise this is an adorable physical representation of Link’s toon-style. I love his little shield and sword.

Amiibo #13: Villager (Super Smash Bros. Series)

Released: November 21st, 2014
Chronological Smash Bros. Series Release: #9

O, seemingly simplistic little Villager from the Animal Crossing series. This sacred plastic figure was one third of the mystical Holy Trinity of Amiibo figures from Wave One. Basically, no one knew Nintendo was making limited quantities of Amiibo figures and Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, and Marth quickly disappeared from store shelves forever, causing all collectors to forever panic in the future. Cruel Nintendo wields that FOMO sword quite well.

I missed out completely on the Holy Trinity but this is where I discovered you can order things from international versions of Amazon! Thankfully, stock of Villager was much better in Germany and it didn’t cost much more than retail price in Canada even with import fees, eh.

His hair style is pretty cute and the 1 on his t-shirt was actually painted on well.

Amiibo #14: Wii Fit Trainer (Super Smash Bros. Series)

Released: November 21st, 2014
Chronological Smash Bros. Series Release: #8

Wii Fit Trainer is the sacred second part of the Holy Trinity (took me a while to track down Marth so stay tuned). I’ve been really into fitness lately so I like her inspiring spirit!

I ordered Wii Fit Trainer from Amazon Germany along with Villager. That helped keep the shipping fees reasonable.

I love her blue tank top and should totally get one. To maintain the pose she has a translucent support structure that kinda looks like she’s stuck in a block of ice. She must be doing Yoga outside during Canadian winter.

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