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Topic: I think I know why they chose to use amiibo cards instead of figures in AC:HHD.

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DarkerACGuy
 
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12/26/2019 7:59pm
Because it was meant to be a callback to ACPG's e-Reader cards. It's all come full circle.
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Or because the 3DS is portable and they wanted a more portable way to add characters into your game.
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They were having problems shipping normal Amiibo because of their weight. That's why they have so many problems with keeping them all in stock. But it is cool.
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Also for the purpose of the game, the cards enable them to put out a ton of villagers simultaneously! To produce figures of all of them would take a really long time, and like the Smash series we'd see some of the rarer ones quickly become impossible to find without paying extra money to scalpers.
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They already have AR cards for the 3DS. Cards for portable games make more sense. Plus the swapping factor.

Much easier for me to trade you Tangy for Apollo, etc.  or to get a book to store them all in.  There are over 100 villagers.
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I believe that there are circa 310 villagers, including the ones that got canceled, but it's really not that much, so around 270-300.


Like Shnuff said, making amiibo figures for over 200 villagers would be a pain in the neck, and it would cost Nintendo a crud-ton of money for ALL of them.
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twilight212
 
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I agree that the reason for using cards rather than figurines is a result of limited storage and shipping constraints.

However I think the cards might be sold in packs of 5 or so with the intent of them being used like trading cards.
It's an interesting gimmick as I interpret the cards as: The character cards will be moved between and traded with other players, just as how in game the character's themselves move in and out of your town to other towns.
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Well, y'know it's not like they haven't neglected villagers in the past with all the merchandise they make.

Just send me a Purrl amiibo figure and I'll let myself out.

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I imagine the demand for actual villager figurines is pretty small. It's much more profitable for them to just make the cards.
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Moving to the e-Reader & amiibo General board.
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Will the new ac amiibo figures work with ACHHD on the 3ds?
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jcmbangor Yup. The Isabelle amiibo worked on the amiibo phone just like it would have if I used an Isabelle card.
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The Reese and Cyrus Amiibo also work with HHD. There's no card for Cyrus yet, Reese is a Series 2 card ...
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