Earlier this week Loot Crate and Nintendo announced a subscription service to deliver the new toys-to-life Amiibo figurines through the mail. Now they've announced their pricing terms: $50 per week for the set of 10.
With Amiibo costing $12.99 each in stores, that doesn't reflect any savings (there are shipping and handling charges raising the total cost to $165 on a week-by-week basis; its $155 for someone who pays it all up front.) So the value of this deal will be in the "several other exclusive and super rare items, including a t-shirt," that Loot Crate is promising.
The full roster of 10 figurines has been revealed. They are:
- Donkey Kong
- Princess Peach
The first set ships to subscribers on Nov. 20, and includes Mario, Kirby, Donkey Kong and Pikachu.
Amiibo are Nintendo's entry in the toys-to-life video gaming genre and will feature interactivity with Super Smash Bros. (Wii U), Mario Kart 8 and Hyrule Warriors at launch, with compatibility coming next year for four other games. They interact with the game through chips embedded in the base of the figurine, which are recognized when placed on the Wii U controller. An adapter for the 3DS is in the works.
To see which figurines are compatible with certain games, see the chart below.