Thursday, December 11, 2014

This Amiibo stand will make your shoebox feel inadequate

In case you've somehow missed it, Nintendo's Amiibo line of accessory toys have been nothing short of a smash hit for the Big N.

Originally derided as "Skylanders, but for Nintendo", the nostalgia-laden NFC figurines have been flying off the shelves as Nintendo struggles to keep up with demand.  At 13-15 bucks a pop, these accessories certainly aren't for everyone, but those who fall under the spell of Amiibo generally fall pretty hard.

If you're like me, you already have a modest collection of a few Amiibo sitting on your entertainment center - but with an impending wave of new Amiibo scheduled to hit in the days and weeks ahead, you soon might find yourself scrambling for a case to help keep them organized.

Official options exist but they're geared more toward travel than display.  If you really want to show your Amiibo off at home, you're going to have to get creative like this guy here.

And by "this guy" I really mean twitter user @JasonTheGamer's unnamed friend who modeled this amazing stand off of Smash Bros boss fight stage, Final Destination.

What really makes this stand stand out (other than its amazing and oh-so-perfect thematic design) are the hovering specters of Master Hand and Crazy Hand - which also serve as accent lights for your prized super-rare Amiibo.

Unfortunately, this stand appears to be a one-off made for personal use and isn't for sale - but it's a great example of what you can do with a ton of talent, the right materials, and a flash of inspiration.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go back to gluing some popsicle sticks together to finish up my Amiibo frontier fort.