Making Your Own Amiibos. Thoughts?

Over the holidays, we gifted our eldest child a Nintendo Switch. While I myself haven’t really been a Nintendo fan in a long time (not since the N64 and DS Lite), my son has been playing various Nintendo consoles throughout the years. I’ll admit, while I thought the idea of the Nintendo Switch was interesting, I wasn’t in the market for one myself, until I saw what it can actually do and how fun Super Mario Odyssey and Zelda Breath of the Wild looked.

I was digging around with what kind of neat things you can do with the Switch and using Amiibos came up. Now I never really understood what an Amiibo did and why you needed to buy them but now I think I finally understood some part of it. With Zelda and Super Mario, using an Amiibo related to the game could open up new costumes or special items that wouldn’t have been able to have been accessed otherwise. That means that technically, if you wanted everything in those games, you’d also need to hunt down and purchase the corresponding Amiibo, which can be difficult and expensive for those rare ones. Some people never even find certain ones.

With that said, I came across several sites detailing how you could make your own Amiibo cards using the same NFC tech found in real Amiibos. All you needed were some files, the NFC writing app, and an Android device with an NFC reader/writer. I’m not going to detail how to do it here. That’s what Google is for. Plus I don’t know the legality of it all. This method allows you to pretty much get any Amiibo you want, even the rare ones.

My question to you is, what would you do? What if there were Amiibos out there that you could never find for your favorite games? Would you make your own or possibly shell out a fortune to get the one you want? Thoughts?

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