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December 08, 2017 1 min read
Given that the Mario cereal is poised to hit shelves this weekend (or already has in some areas), I figured I'd give people a recap of where the whole amiibo thing was at.
Since 2015 I've been updating this giant running list. 2017 was a pretty big year for amiibo, hosting 34 figures (35 if you count the cereal). That's not too far off 2016, which had 41. Yet, both are a far cry from 2015, or what I call the "over-saturation year" that was filled with annoyances and exclusives every other wave --65. For reference, the inaugural 2014 year of amiibo shipped 18 different SKUs in just November and December alone.
Right now we're in a lull. The only confirmed amiibo that have yet to be released are three Shovel Knight related figures. It's none other than a three-pack for $35, which includes the DLC characters Specter Knight, Plague Knight, and King Knight -- that's it. And that's from a third-party company.
Who knows what 2018 will hold. Maybe it'll ramp down on amiibo significantly? Given this huge partnership with a major cereal company, maybe not.
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