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Trio of unknown amiibo listed on Best Buy, apparently all Zelda-related

Posted on April 5, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Best Buy is listing three new unknown amiibo on its website. Each one is simply labeled as “Nintendo – Amiibo Figure”. Details are sparse at the moment, but their listings may provide additional insight.

All of these amiibo are apparently from the Zelda line or at least related in some fashion based on what’s stated under “Compatible Game Series”. They line up well with rumors about new Zelda figures – specifically 30th anniversary Link amiibo based on Majora’s Mask, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword.

If these amiibo are already showing up on Best Buy, perhaps Nintendo will be making an announcement soon. You can check out the original listings here, here, and here.

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  • I wonder what they are! They DEFIANTLY aren’t SS Link, TP Link, and Fierce Deity…

    • Kaine Morrison

      Defiantly, huh… :p

      • Tlink7

        I’d be defiant too if someone just assumed what amiibo I was

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    • JasonBall

      Heh

  • JasonBall

    Huh. This will be the first release of content that sends players back to the game after presumably finishing it by now. I’m surprised it’s this early. They really want people to not stop playing this game.

    • i’ve been playing it a month and i still haven’t gotten a heart container

      • Addy

        Did you trade 4 spirit orbs at a goddess statue?

      • JasonBall

        No one cares.

        • My mom says I’m cool

          • JasonBall

            Oh, okay. My mistake. I guess you ARE cool after all.

  • Blanco8x8

    I must say the amiibo functionality for BotW is better than I thought. Clothing and weapons that throws back to previous Zelda games. Gotta give credit where it’s due.

    • NintendoPSXTheSecond

      Only issue if you paid for the item the game should give you the items you bought the Amiibo for. Should have to spend 3 hours save scumming to get a shirt.

      • Evan Gustavson

        You don’t have to spend 3 hours save scumming for a shirt, or a hat, or the pants. It takes 30 mins on average, in my experience.
        Except for the third one, it seems like it won’t give you duplicates of the armor til you have all 3 pieces, and it’s progressively more rare.
        The matching weapons, on the other hand…
        Wish you all luck for the Fierce Deity Sword, Goddess Sword, Sword (Classic), Sea Breeze Boomerang + Hero’s Shield, and Biggoron’s Sword.
        Sorta wish this special gear came with the MS’s system. You can only get one per day, they take 20 mins to break, and the MS+HS is the only other weapon that looks good with the texturing they use for most of these tunics. (Hero’s Shield for Toon Link)

        • NintendoPSXTheSecond

          Shouldn’t have to take more than a minute. I bought the damn Amiibo, now give me the rewards.

          • Evan Gustavson

            I suppose that’s fair.
            Especially since the Rider drops both Chests containing the Saddle and the Bridle simultaneously.
            Rather than making you wait til the next day.
            And Epona seems to be guaranteed on first scan.
            They could’ve made it so the costumes’ pieces drop together (like the Traveler’s Bridle and Saddle) on first scan (like Epona)

          • NinetalesCommander

            At least you was able to buy the amiibos…
            Still trying to get mine 🙁

          • Evan Gustavson

            To quote Majora’s Mask abridged:
            “He who strikes first, strikes BEFORE the person who strikes second”

          • NinetalesCommander

            Yeah but in my case, I had nothing to strike with.
            I’d have been happy to buy them on release if my wallet had allowed me.

  • Fernando Silva

    My wallet is crying…

  • AJK

    Give me a Skullkid Amiibo and I will be the happiest geek in the world

  • probably one of those rapist fairies

  • Nowhere Man

    Yesssssss. Zelda and Yoshi are the only amiibo sets I completed lol.

  • Kaine Morrison

    All three links say item no longer available.

    • ≈ KobobKC ≈ ^.^

      Pun intended?

      • Kaine Morrison

        Not this time.
        I put the pun in quotes when it is intended…
        Lol…

        • Evan Gustavson

          Well, considering those listings are placeholders, it makes sense that they say something along the lines of “out of stock”

  • R.Z.

    All Zelda amiibo no matter the series have sold out and surged in price like crazy thanks to scalpers since the Switch came out.
    I really hope they are all in for a reprint.

    • JasonBall

      There is a surplus of bokoblin at all my local stores, and no other amiibo.

  • Fandangle

    fierce diety link, SS Link, and what else? they kinda got twilight princess covered. between the smash amiibos and the TP:HD midna and wolf link amiibo I wonder what it could be. Maybe a Zant amiibo, twilight Midna, or a Golden Wof/Hero’s Shade amiibo? those are my guesses.

    • R.Z.

      Link in Smash 4 supposedly isn’t TP Link but an original version (one that I personally really don’t care for, but whatever), according to … something official that I read somewhere but can’t remember where.
      So a TP Link amiibo would technically be something new.
      I’m also praying for the Majora’s amiibo to be a regular child Link figure, I really want one, though fierce deity Link wouldn’t be a bad thing.

      • Fandangle

        “supposedly” but they have the exact same design. The zelda and Gabon dorm designs were also nearly identical.

        • Evan Gustavson

          Not really, Link in BRAWL had the same design as TP. In Smash 4 he, Zelda, and Ganondorf are textured differently.
          Less realisticlally than TP was going for
          A bit closer to Skyward Sword’s Texturing I think.

          • Fandangle

            …….. “textured differently”

            I’m sorry, but that’s really dumb. Link even has the same equipment from TP. and Ganondorf and zelda have never looked like that outside TP. next you’re going to tell me The bridge of eldin stage isn’t from TP either or that the great ocean isn’t from WW.

          • Evan Gustavson

            I’m sorry, but THAT’S really dumb.

            I’d never do that
            You know why?
            Because the Bridge of Eldin is TP-shaded, and the Great Sea is WW-shaded.
            Most interestingly, the Bridge of Eldin is TP-shaded, but Link, Ganondorf, and Zelda aren’t.
            Why could that be?
            If it was meant to be TP Link, just as the Bridge of Eldin is, it would be shaded like TP Link, not SS Link, just as the Bridge of Eldin is shaded like TP

            Zelda uses spells from OoT, and the Phantom is a clear reference to her role in Spirit Tracks, so that’s Bull.
            And there’s literally only one Ganondorf, and it makes sense to use his most recent incarnation considering that (apart from FSA) its the same one every time.

            The model is TP Link, but its shaded more like Link from SS.
            Remember, Brawl had a uniform artstyle when it came to texturing, but SSB4 tries to make each character look like they would in their own world.

            So, why would they make TP Link NOT be textured like TP Link?
            Because its an amalgam of Links, much like how in Soul Calibur II, the Link uses the same model as OoT Link, but it uses weapons from classic games and MM, because its just representing what Link is.
            Probably also why Ganondorf used Tech-demo G-dorf instead of OoT G-dorf in Melee, because its not supposed to be any one incarnation of him.
            TP Link’s model, SS-style shading, a custom move inspired by OOT’s boomerang. His dash attack’s animation is ripped from OOT’s Jump Attack.
            You can use a normal boomerang,

            You use the equipment argument, but TP never had a standard boomerang, just a gale boomerang.
            SS has Clawshots too.
            Yet, Toon Link doesn’t have a single thing that isn’t either Smash exclusive or found in WW, that includes custom movesets.
            Toon Link has the same equipment from WW:
            There isn’t a single thing in his moveset equipment-wise that doesn’t come from WW.
            1. The fairy in his taunt is WW-style. PH went back to OOT style fairies, ST didn’t have any, etc.
            2. he uses the Wind Waker in his taunts.
            3. Hookshot was only used by TL in Tri Force Heroes and Wind Waker iirc, the latter of which wasn’t around yet.
            4. Even his custom moveset, fire arrows exist in WW
            5. No other Toon Link uses the Master Sword (he himself ditches it in the sequel), and the only other link to use that shield design was Minish Cap
            Its very obvious that Toon Link is WW-link.

    • Evan Gustavson

      What’s your point? We already had Wind Waker/Toon Link as a Smash Bros Amiibo, but he got an anniversary Amiibo.
      It stands to reason that all 6 tunics would have a matching anniversary edition Amiibo.

      • Fandangle

        That was just one to on link and he wasn’t specifically a wind water one either. smash 4 has link, Zelda, gain dorm directly from TP and the sheik design they didn’t use from TP and then they came out with the wolf link/midna amiibo. While the anniversary editions are specifically from wind waker. twilight princess is about as saturated as botw right now.

        If it is another TP link amiibo I’d hope it has an incredibly unique design to separate it from the smash link one.

        • Evan Gustavson

          Bro, the Master Sword in his hand says otherwise.

          He was the only Toon Link to ever have it, plus the Hero’s Shield, and the Wind Waker in one of his taunts.
          (ALBW link was Classic Link, not Toon, until TFH, but the Master Sword wasn’t in TFH when he became a Toon)
          And the fairy in another Taunt, since TFH had OOT-Style fairies, as did Phantom Hourglass, and Spirit Tracks doesn’t even HAVE fairies, since both it and Phantom Hourglass had purple potions indtead (PH has companion fairies and that’s it)

        • Evan Gustavson

          The game files reference Amiibo text strings.
          We knew about them since the game files leaked before release.
          We know the last one is TP Link because it lists him seperately from SSB4Link

          Something along the lines of:
          WolfLink
          SmashLink
          SmashZelda
          SmashGanon
          SmashToonLink
          ArcherLink
          RiderLink
          Bokoblin
          Zelda
          NESLink30
          OTLink30
          MMLink30
          TPLink30
          WWLink30
          Zelda30
          SSLink30
          I can’t remember the exact syntax of the lines, so I’m going from memory.

          • Fandangle

            What a letdown. at this rate link is gonna have more amiibos than mario.

          • Evan Gustavson

            Yeah. I don’t see the problem.
            Mario is one guy, the same guy, every time whose design doesnt even change. At all.
            Yet he has:
            1. Mario (Smash Bros.)
            2. Dr. Mario (Smash Bros.)
            (Dr. Mario counts as the same guy more than any one Link does.)
            3. 8-Bit Mario (Classic Colors)
            4. 8-Bit Mario (Modern colors [come on, this ones excessive])
            5. Mario (Mario Bros)
            6. Golden Mario (Mario Bros)
            7. Silver Mario (Mario Bros)
            8. Luigi (Smash Bros) (this ones a joke, don’t count it)

            So Mario has 7.
            Link already has 8 Amiibo:
            1. Link (Smash)
            2. Toon Link (Smash)
            3. Link (8-bit)
            4. Link (Ocarina of Time)
            5. Toon Link (Wind Waker)
            6. Wolf Link
            7. Link (Rider)
            8. Link (Archer)

            So you’re wrong.
            He won’t have more “at this rate”.
            He already has more.
            That’s only if you lump all the Links together though.

            Depending on which Link you’re talking about, he has 0, 1, 2, or 3 Amiibo.

            TP Link has 3.
            OoT Link WW Link, and BotW Link have 2 apiece.
            SS and Loz1 have 1 each.
            Everyone else, has none, including, most criminally, ALttP Link, as he has appeared in 4 different games across 3 different Adventures in 4 different locales.
            It’s abominable that they did 8-bit Link over him, especially since the other Amiibo are based off stock art, and the LoZ Link is based off of that eyesore of an in-game sprite.
            At least if they used artwork; I could pretend it was ALttP’s version since that’s essentially the same thing with slightly darker sleeves and lighter hair)

            Link is about 10 different people with 10 different upbringings in 10 different eras with 7 different designs (because certain Links share designs), its a travesty that Mario alone has more figurines than 10 different people that are almost as iconic.

        • Evan Gustavson
          • Fandangle

            I feel like you missed my point. I get that it was badly worded, i apologize I’m on my phone. but here’s the thing. Smash toon link is a genuine amalgamation of all the toon links. He has items from different games and even when you select him the toon link from the spirit tracks stage disappears.

            3D links are all pretty distinct so the main link is obviously from TP but the toon link is a little more ambiguous even if it obviously takes mostly from wind waker. and even still wind waker doesn’t have as much saturation as TP because it only has the three while TP has link, zelda, ganondorf, and wolf link /midna, and technically sheik too.

            I also don’t understand why you would WANT another link amiibo. there’s two smash links, WW link, OoT link, 8 – bit link, BotW link, horse riding link, wolf link, and soon were about to get SS Link and possibly fierce deity link.

          • Evan Gustavson

            “He has items from different games”
            Lets list the items he has that can be obtained in Wind Waker:
            1. Master Sword (again, only ever used by a Toon in WW)
            2. Hero’s Shield (also appeared in MC as the wooden shield)
            3. Boomerang (Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks, I think Minish Cap too)
            4. Bombs
            5. Hero’s Bow
            6. Arrows
            7. Fire Arrows
            8. Hookshot
            9. Fairy (taunt)
            10. Wind Waker (taunt)
            Now lets list the items he has that DON’T exist in wind wake-
            Oh that’s right, there aren’t any.

            If you count ANY of his items, then you might as well say Link has items from other games too, since the Clawshots appeared in SS, his bombs and bow appeared everywhere, he can use a standard boomerang (which isn’t in TP…)

            The better question is, why don’t you want another one?
            And if you don’t want another one, then don’t buy another one.
            Let the option be there for those who do.

            You can say they wasted resources on it when they could’ve been used on something you’d rather have, but I don’t complain about Splatoon 2 or ARMS wasting resources that could go to games I actually want, so why should you?

            I mean, you’re sounding like those shmucks in Hyrule Warriors chatrooms/forums who were like, “Oh god, not another Link” or “Oh god, not another weapon for Link” every time he got one.
            That game made it obvious that you can never have enough Link.
            Seriously, the only complaints about Link were that he’s overrepresented.
            There are people who legitimately despise tingle, agitha, or Fi, for instance. But the only people mad about Young Links inclusion were mad because he “stole Skull Kid’s spot”
            The anger was directed at another character’s absence, not his inclusion.
            My go-to team in Hyrule Warriors Legends was Link, Toon Link, and Young Link. (Ravio or Linkle are the 4th member when needed) I usually stick to Link or Young Link after the character select though.

            Each one of them is like a keepsake or a memorial. A reminder of my adventures in Hyrule.
            They make for a nice display, side by side.
            A testament to the history of the franchise.
            I look at one, and it invokes memories of one game or another.
            It would be weird to have some other character get a figure for the anniversary in a sea of Links, and would throw off my display.
            And its either Fierce Deity Link or Young Link.
            Not gonna lie, kinda hoping its Young Link.
            As much as I love FD, it’d make for a nicer display directly across from OoT Link

            PS: The game data references 3 unreleased anniversary amiibo.
            The syntax makes 2 things clear:
            1. that all three of them are Link in some form/capacity
            2. that they represent Twilight Princess, Majora’s Mask, and Skyward Sword.
            And 3 new listings means they aren’t ditching TP Link.