PSA: You may not need to unpack the new Smash Bros. amiibo to use it

Min Min Super Smash Bros.  UTimate amiibo (Nintendo)
Image: via NIntendo NYC on Twitter

As you have probably seen, the new Min Min Super Smash Bros. Ultimate amiibo is now available in the store. If you are planning to add this to your collection, here is your PSA that this new amiibo is based on the fighter from ARMS series may not actually need to be unpacked to be used.

As highlighted by a user (with a North American Min Min model) on amiibo subreddit, this new amiibo packaging may not have an “NFC blocker tag”, which prevents Nintendo fans from scanning the NFC character while still inside the box.

There are all sorts of theories as to why this particular amiibo can be scanned, but it seems that this change may have happened before Min Min – with the Twitter account ‘Amiibo News‘notes how this has reportedly been possible since the re-release of Kirby amiibo:

@AmiiboNews – “Fun fact: Starting with the re-release of Kirby amiibo, Nintendo removed the foil that prevented you from scanning amiibo while you were in the box. Collectors in the box are looking forward to it!”

We tested our own Min Min amiibo in box here on Nintendo Life and were also able to scan it into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Have you had any luck yourself? Leave a comment below.

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