I, like a few of you, collect Amiibos. They’re DLC that don’t feel like a complete ripoff, are well made, and have taken over my home. Storage has become my latest puzzle, but I didn’t have all the pieces before making a decision on a system. I couldn’t find any reliable information on the size of the toys themselves. The base is standard, sure, and Bowser is the heaviest. After that, though, there was a bit of debate on who was taller, wider, larger all around. While I did not search for very long, I still did not find what I needed. Therefore, beloved readers, I have decided to build a small database of the weight and sizes of Amiibos. While I don’t have them all, I can certainly start with what I have, and plan to expand as more arrive.
Initially, I started this endeavor by taking pictures with the statues standing in front of a measuring board. It quickly became apparent to my crazy within that this was not sufficient. The angle I took the picture determined what the measurement was, the board seems to have a slight bend, which affected the outcome, and it was all around sloppy. I couldn’t do that, not for the amount of toys I have to go through. Records demand precision! Well, as much precision as my attention span can offer. I also plan to weigh each toy in grams, but nothing has changed with that.
Instead, I have acquired a set of calipers and will be a little more thorough. I’ll do everything in at least metric; I’m still debating on including inches. I’ll be sure to put this all in a Google Sheet document and share that towards the end.
My only caveat: your own toys might vary. Yes, they’re all made from the same molds and materials, but things happen sometimes, causing variance between sibling samples. This should, however, give you a pretty close idea of what to make for your own future displays of grandeur, or at least give you a lot of interestingly useless information.
As I’m doing these measurements, I’m quickly realizing that these are some wonky shapes and uneven parts I’m dealing with. I am dealing with this by ways of boxes. Instead of trying to eyeball things, which is as great for precision as a cool drink for pure sodium, I’m doing this:
While this isn’t the best, and nothing involved is perfect, it’s probably my best chance for finding the widest point of an Amiibo without going absolutely crazy.
I just realized there’s a few variables I forgot about! The first one is region. All of my toys are from the US. The second variable is production run. Most of my unicorns are later runs, but not all of them. Lastly, the third variable is material flexibility. Some characters have very squishy details such as capes (Ike), weapons (Marth), or limbs. These three details will affect my outcome, but the effect should be minute enough.
When making my chart, I used my collection sheet for the base of the list. That, however, was sourced from an amazing chart created by user WillRedditForFood12 over on (surprise) Reddit. Their chart not only has all of the current Amiibos out in a handy list, it also has them color coded and shows all of their SKUs and IDs across the different retail stores in the US. It has been an amazing source of information for me and I hope that it benefits some of you, dear readers.