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For a long time now, amiibo collectors have been complaining about not being able to scan amiibo for games without opening the box. Each amiibo box had an NFC blocker inside to keep people from scanning the amiibo without buying. Now it seems that might be a thing of the past.
In the video above, you can see proof that a Min Min amiibo can be scanned through the box, which means there’s no NFC blocker in place. This isn’t a one-off situation either, as other commentors on the Reddit thread have stated they could do the same with their amiibo.
Whether this is just a one-time mistake by Nintendo or the new plan going forward remains to be seen. Let’s hope Nintendo has heard the cries of amiibo collectors and decided to ease up on them.