Earlier this week, Loot Crate announced that Nintendo’s Amiibo figures were coming to the subscription-based service. Two payment plans have been detailed and are now available to purchase.
During their E3 2014 Digital Event, Nintendo of America President and CEO Reggie Fils-Aime revealed the Amiibo line of figurines. Each figurine contains a data chip that syncs up with the Nintendo Wii U, and can be used in various titles. By placing an Amiibo on the Wii U Gamepad, the figure-character will appear in whichever game the player is currently playing; in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, the Amiibo can appear as a teammate, training dummy, or an opponent; Amiibos can also be used in Mario Kart 8 as rival racers or lap ghosts. The on-board data chip also contains a small amount of digital storage, allowing for Amiibos to take data from one console, and use it on another.
The pop-culture-centric monthly service Loot Crate announced a partnership with Nintendo, allowing them to distribute Amiibo figurines within their own subscription service. Loot Crate will ship three crates over the course of three weeks:
- Crate 1 will include 4 Amiibos, a mini-bag, sticker and wristband
- Crate 2 contains another 4 Amiibos, another mini-bag, and an exclusive cinch bag
- Crate 3 includes the final 2 Amiibos, a third mini-bag, and an “ultra rare” t-shirt
Interested subscribers can either sign up for a three-week payment option at $50 per week (plus shipping and handling- total price is $165), or a one-time option at $140, with an additional $15 for shipping and handling (i.e. $155).
Regardless of which plan members decide to purchase, the first Amiibo Loot Crate will ship on 11/20.