Japan’s first wave of amiibo figures, consisting of both the first and second Western waves, is now officially out in stores. YouTuber NihongoGamer has taken the liberty to show us an up close look of Princess Zelda, along with some gameplay footage of the amiibo in action. It actually looks surprisingly better than what I had originally thought.
First thing we see is that, just like the others, her pose is based on her official art from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. The detail on her is really well done considering these are small, mass produced figures. Her face in particular really shines as her eyes are actually properly painted. A lot of other smaller details, such as the indentations all around her dress and her diadem, are heavily appreciated. They could have very easily made the entirety of the design on her dress and diadem some form of paint job, but I’m glad that’s not the case.
One of my biggest concerns with this figure has been mostly set at ease, and that would be her hair. When it comes to the hair on smaller-sized figures, details do tend to be lost from time to time. In Zelda’s case, although it’s nothing to write home about, it doesn’t look as bad as it could have. Her hands do look a little chunky, however, but that’s to be expected with figures like these. I, personally, don’t mind the plastic used to hold some of the amiibo in place but I do know that some people have a problem with it, so you’ll be glad to know that her dress does a pretty good job of hiding the piece of purple around her left foot.
What do you guys think? Are you happy or disappointed with the quality? Does the design factor in your decision to purchase it, or do you not really care? Let us know in the comments!