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Wave 8

We have a wave of remnants this time, the shortest since wave 5 and without the theme that held Dark Pit and Palutena together. In fact, these two don't even release the same day, so it might not technically be a true wave at all. But either way, we're getting two great new figures out of the deal, so we're not complaining.

Release: January 22, 2016 (Lucas) and February 23, 2016 (Gold Mega Man) (US)

Lucas

Now Ness won't look so lonely over in the Earthbound corner of the Smash Bros roster. The gentle and kind protagonist of Mother 3, Lucas throws that all out the window in Super Smash and uses his psychic powers for some brutal magical moves. Unlike his buddy Ness, Lucas's amiibo isn't an exclusive to any one retailer, and can be bought wherever you please. Nice of Nintendo to spread the love, as this is about as close as we're getting to Mother 3.

Compatibility:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
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 Party 10 (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)

Mega Man Gold Edition

All that glitters will drain your wallet, at least if this special edition Gold Mega Man amiibo is anything to go by. You could maybe try to make the case that this is an homage to X's golden armor from Mega Man X3, but I'm going to use Occam's razor and say it's just supposed to look cool. Mega Man Gold Edition is bundled with the Mega Man Legacy Collection in the US.

Compatibility:

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (Read/Write)
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)
Mario Party 10 (Read-Only)
Mega Man Legacy Collection (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)