Nintendo confirmed during their financial results briefing that they will be launching select Amiibos to consumers as cards this year. Satoru Iwata first mentioned the possibility of Amiibo cards in October at their Corporate Management Policy Briefing last October, and expounded on the functionality of the Amiibos NFC cards in December. By releasing these cards, players would still have access to the unique functionality of each Amiibo figure, despite the small numbers of many of the characters such as Marth, the Villager, and others.
Iwata also stated that Nintendo is considering producing more figures of the popular Amiibo characters if there is enough demand. If Nintendo thinks that the current demand is too low, what do we have to do to get more of our favorite characters?