Today I was lucky enough to find a Toad Amiibo figure. Toad was never a popular character when I was a kid. The most popular of course was Mario, so that’s why Nintendo made many games that featured him. Then one day Nintendo decided to make a game featuring Toad as the protagonist in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. The game looked like fun and had lots of charm to it. It always amazes me how Nintendo is able to launch a relatively small character into superstardom with their own franchise like they did with Luigi in Luigi's Mansion, Donkey Kong in Donkey Kong Country, and Yoshi in Yoshi’s Story.
Now that Toad has his own spin-off series, I had to buy his Amiibo figure. Amiibo Toad was officially released on March 20th, 2015. I’m thankful that the release date was more organized than other releases. Toad is part of the Super Mario Amiibo figures which I consider the second series of Amiibo, the first one being Super Smash Bros. Toad is well painted and sculpted, and it shows that the manufacturer is getting better at producing these figures. I’m glad Nintendo decided to honour Toad with an Amiibo and I’m excited to see what the future holds for this loveable little guy.