Skylanders V Amiibo

So I had heard the name Skylanders before, but had no idea what these figurine game tie in things were all about. Now Nintendo has joined the bandwagon with their own figurine, called Amiibo. Apparently, you arrange the figures in some manner, and the figurines interact wirelessly with your hardware, and keep saved character data or some shit. No word yet on whether the use of a hallucinogenic drug to draw you into the an alternative reality where you are the character is required, or just optional. Personally, I’m watching to see if Nintendo’s president comes back from his mysterious “medical leave” with a number of stigmata contained in the set [3,4]. If so, then shit is going down people.