CCC Says: "I'm concerned about Nintendo's Amiibos. I know, it's premature to be thinking about them. They haven't even been released yet, and major game support for these NFC figures won't even kick into gear until 2015. Still, there's something nagging at me, based on my extensive experience with the Skylanders, Disney Infinity, and Pokémon Rumble U toys. I don't think people will use Amiibos as intended.
What? Wait, no! I didn't mean it like that! Minds out of the gutter!
I believe Amiibos aren't going to end up being as essential, impressive, and revolutionary as Nintendo may lead us to believe. I think that, instead, people are going to pick these up as a novelty item to put on display. They'll grab their favorite, iconic characters, because this is going to be one of the first times such quality toys will be released worldwide."