Amiibo figurines can be extremely hard to find at particular retailers, and even after pre-ordering your favorites, previously launched figurines may be considered extinct in some areas. Well, that is until now. Pure Nintendo recently reported a series of Iwata discussions which detailed information regarding Nintendo’s financial results briefing, covering topics like Amiibo, hardware sales and the future of Wii U and 3DS titles. But what was most intriguing was the confirmation of select Amiibo returning in the form of cards and better yet, launching this year.

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Unsure as to how this might work? Think of the AR cards you initially received when you first purchased your Nintendo 3DS.

Nintendo fans first caught wind of the speculation when it was mentioned by Nintendo Producer, Shigeru Miyamoto, during a conversational interview with the Associated Press sometime last year.

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