Amiibos are amazing, if you want to collect good figurines of Nintendo characters. But having different variants or secondary characters, while not keeping attention to the amount of the product in the market, is too much. And it helps and hurts the costumer.
There are people buying and collecting all amiibos available. Some of them are keeping them in boxes to sell them later, other are keeping them in their shelves, proudly, and there are some that have them in boxes and doubles outside of the box.
People are crazy for toys, big or small, and good Nintendo toys are scarce in some countries.
The amiibo collection have different series available. There is a great variety, but most games have 1 to 3 amiibos. The Super Smash Bros. Series will have all its characters available in nice figurines and that is understandable. But not the amount of Animal Crossing figures. I’m saying this as well for the Golden versions and different colors.
There are, at the moment, 86 amiibo figures available. Here in Portugal, they are sold around €15/ $16,73/ £11,62. If I had bought every single one of them, I would have spent €1290/ $1439,37/ £999,73 (€870 for only the Super Smash Bros. Series).
For me, there are 22 amiibos that are unnecessary: The Silver and Golden ones and all the secondary characters from Animal Crossing. Even those with different colors should be avoided.
All the Super Smash Bros. amiibos are acceptable since each of them will hold information of their character. You can also use them on other games, besides the games that features them directly: Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Mario Party 10, amiibo tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits, Super Mario Maker or Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash.
I’m not saying that they shouldn’t exist. For the costumer, it’s awesome to have so much variety. The Super Smash Bros. Yoshi amiibo does the same as the 3 Yarn Yoshi and the Mario Part 10 Yoshi. I can buy one of them for the single purpose of having an amiibo yoshi, more than one or all of them.
At the end of the day, collectors will be trying to collect them all, whatever they are, how many there are.
Use this opportunity to build a nice Nintendo figurines collection.