Cloud and Bayonetta amiibo are about to battle for your shelf space

Skylanders Superchargers

Nintendo and Activision have a complicated relationship: though they're technically opponents in the toys-to-life game, they've worked together to create special edition amiibo that work with Skylanders: SuperChargers for Nintendo systems. By twisting the base, they can be changed from Skylander to amiibo and back again. It may say Skylanders on the box, but they're amiibo through and through. Get hunting, collectors.


Mario Party 10 (Read/Write)
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash (Read/Write)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy + (Read-Only)
amiibo tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits (Read-Only)
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Read-Only)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (Read-Only)
Hyrule Warriors (Read-Only)
Mario Kart 8 (Read-Only)
Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Super Mario Maker (Read-Only)
Word Puzzles by POWGI Wii U/3DS (Read-Only)
Yoshi's Woolly World (Read-Only)

Release date: September 20, 2015

Hammer Slam Bowser

Bowser looks even more intimidating than normal here, though he's probably trying to put on a scary face for all the new characters he's going to run into - everyone in the Nintendo world knows better by now. This version of Bowser comes in two different colors - regular Hammer Slam Bowser, which can be purchased on its own, and Dark Hammer Slam Bowser, sold exclusively with the Skylanders SuperChargers Dark Edition starter pack for Nintendo Wii. Yes, the original Wii. For once resellers might actually be your saving grace.

Turbo Charge Donkey Kong

Weirdly enough, the usually genial and heroic DK is looking just as villainous as Bowser in his Skylanders form. Must be channeling his early villain days. Like Bowser, Turbo Charge Donkey Kong comes in two separate colors - regular Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Dark Turbo Charge Donkey Kong - so you'll either have to put down a decent bit of money or scrounge through the second-seller market to get both. So much monkey business.