Nintendo Announces New Goomba and Koopa Troopa Amiibo

Alongside Tuesday’s announcement of Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions, Nintendo also revealed two more Super Mario series amiibo. Based off the game’s new story mode, Bowser’s Minions, the two amiibo are of a Goomba and Koopa Troopa. Their exact functionality in game wasn’t detailed, but it can be assumed that they will provide some bonuses in Bowser’s Minions.

While not confirmed, it’s assumed that these amiibo will be compatible with Super Mario Odyssey, which also had new amiibo revealed at E3.

The Goomba and Koopa Troopa amiibo launch with Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions on October 6th.

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  1. OSad
    June 15, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    How can Nintendo announce all of these new Amiibo when they can barely stock shelves with Switches and existing Amiibo?

    They couldn’t even do it for the spartan-ass hardware in the NES Classic, for fuck’s sake.

  2. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    June 15, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    It really is astonishing how much money Nintendo is just not making due to their own over-extension… or stupidity. Considering what scalpers are doing they could increase the price of basically everything they make by 25% and probably the quantity by that percent as well and it would still sell out.

  3. SuuLoliBoob
    June 15, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    I can take a guess on why they made so little switches, or at least why they have a low supply of them. The Wii U was a failure, but had so much made, they actually had to have Gamestop give them back. Now think about that for a second. Would you make as much considering the last thing you made was a flop?

    The amiibos, well. I do agree, they should have made plenty more by now. And the NES, well, couldn’t that have been because of licensing issues?

  4. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    June 15, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    The problem is you’re implying that they can’t keep stock up when the reality is they’re just creating artificial scarcity like they always have.

    It’s pure bullshit, but it’s not something they’re doing on accident.

  5. OSad
    June 15, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Yeah, I was psyched for all the stuff they showed at E3, like ALL of it, except for these dumb things being announced. They’re either completely oblivious to the massive consumer demand these trinkets generate, or they somehow profit from it more by creating this artificial shortage instead of properly supplying retailers like it should be.

    Either way, it really ticks me off. It assblasts me to the next planet. Specifically because it enables scalpers to have a massive profit margin out of people who just don’t know better or collectors who can’t help themselves over purchasing a cheap statuette to have a bit of extra content in Nintendo’s games.

    I want Nintendo to do well after this E3, but they have to sort this out, it’s a huge stigma attached to them at this point.

  6. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    June 15, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Nintendo would have won E3 if they discontinued these things and announced a real Metroid game. Ugh.

  7. OSad
    June 15, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    The Switch’s shortage I can understand, it’s a new console, they’ve tested the waters and found that consumer interest exceeded the number of units they had stocked, so now they’re making more to meet that demand, probably.

    The amiibos though, there’s just no excusing that, they’ve gone through multiple shortages of multiple units at this point (and it should’ve been a lesson they applied to subsequent batches and the NES Classic). Maybe I’m ignorant of how licensing works but I just don’t see how Nintendo could run into licensing troubles manufacturing their own hardware they have patents on, and I doubt they would have the lack of foresight to pack games into a new hardware unit without having the licensing rights to them in the first place.

  8. Funtime Happysnacks
    Funtime Happysnacks
    June 15, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    The NES Mini was scarce on purpose. The short print run was intentional to make it a collector’s item. Since obviously it’s not any better than a raspberry pi full of emulators in reality. But other companies saw how well it sold and did (thankfully much better) mini-consoles of their own, like Mini-Genesis (85 games) and Mini-Atari2600 (120 games).

    The SNES Mini will likely be the same thing, very scarce after its initial stock to make it seem more coveted.

    With Amiibo, Nintendo is keeping track of them all and once you can no longer find a significant-enough amount of them in stores, they’ll drop the big bombshell of all-encompassing amiibo card packs like they tested with Animal Crossing.

  9. Tubsiwub
    June 16, 2017 at 2:05 am

    I remember when the Breath of the Wild amiibo were released and i couldn’t buy them anywhere near me. When I turned to online stores they were sold out and marked way up on Amazon / Ebay.

    This is ridiculous. I want them and can’t buy them if I want to. This has been true since they stopped the Smash Bros series.

  10. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 16, 2017 at 4:35 am

    The NES Classic was meant to be a novelty item for normalfags who had an NES back in the day.

  11. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 16, 2017 at 4:35 am

    Imagine being someone who’s trying to collect every amiibo.

  12. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 16, 2017 at 4:37 am

    I don’t think that’s true for the Switch, they were air shipping consoles which is much more expensive than normal shipping to restock quickly and now they’re apparently competing with Apple for certain parts.

  13. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 16, 2017 at 4:39 am

    I’m guessing you’re being sarcastic here?

  14. Himegami Aisa
    Himegami Aisa
    June 16, 2017 at 7:17 am

    There’s no way artificial scarcity would be in their interest for a whole console they intend to release games on, but $30 figurines maybe.

  15. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    June 16, 2017 at 8:57 am

    A time traveler from last week?

  16. Squirrel on crack cocaine.
    Squirrel on crack cocaine.
    June 16, 2017 at 10:24 am

    What’s the point? All that will happen is scalpers will buy most of them and charge 3X the price while Nintendo sit there with their thumb up the a$$ doing nothing.

    Look at the BoTW Amiibo’s. There like gold dust now!

  17. Jumanji Joe
    Jumanji Joe
    June 16, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    Boy oh boy, thanks based nintendo for more happy meal toys that I can stock my shelves with in place of having an actual girl friend!

  18. Donwel
    June 16, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    >or they somehow profit from it more by creating this artificial shortage instead of properly supplying retailers like it should be.
    As bizarre is it sounds, that’s likely true. When something is sold out constantly it makes it seem as though it’s popular and that’s when normalfags become attracted to it. The average normalfag is too much of an idiot to realise that the reason why said product is never in stock is because the manufacturer never sends enough of the fucking things.
    Essentially what they’re doing is generating popularity, so when the amiibos/switches are back in stores they fly off shelves. It’s a really scummy move and one that only nintendo seems to be able to get away with.

  19. kunuri
    June 16, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Wow, finally I too can buy figures of my favorite characters from the fleshed out and extremely interesting world of Super Mario. Thank you, Nintendo. Thank you, E3.