Today Nintendo has announced the release details of the Amiibo included in Wave 5b. First off, all three "retro" characters will be featured in a 3-pack, rumored to be a Gamestop Exclusive. The rest have release dates, although others could be store exclusives as well. Gamestop is taking preorders of most of these with a $5 deposit starting this Saturday morning. (Check your local Gamestop for store hours, as they may be opening earlier.)
Usually, I could care less about half of the characters of each wave, but this one is an exception. Growing up with Duck Hunt, R.O.B., and Game & Watch, I must have these three in my collection. As for the rest, all will hopefully be sitting pretty on my shelf with the rest of my Amiibo soon. These things are crazy addictive to collect, and are overall of good quality. There are still several unknown details about some future Amiibo that have not had release dates officially announced, such as the 8-bit Mario in modern colors, Mii Fighters, as well as the Chibi-Robo that is supposedly being bundled with the game. I would also bet that another unexpected Wave (Super Mario?) will be in-store for this holiday season.