YouTuber Amiibo Figures Are A Thing And We Need Them All
19 May 2016, 13:03 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:16
Do you like to play as gamers like Markiplier or Cryaotic in Super Smash Bros? These custom Amiibo figures are just the thing you need!
When we stumbled across these custom YouTuber Pop! Vinyl designs a couple of months ago, we thought it couldn't get any cooler than that. But we're happy to admit, we were hecka wrong.
GandaKris is an artist who designs custom Amiibo figures.
If you don't know, Amiibos are collectable interactive figures that are compatible with games for Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS, such as Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart and Animal Crossing. Kris makes unique custom designs based on the original models from Pokémon, Fire Emblem, and endless other corners of fandom and pop culture.
She's even made some YouTubers.
Last night, Pewdiepie RT'd a Tweet from "@RealShigeruM", a parody account for Nintendo boss Shigeru Miyamoto. Whether or not Pewds thought the account was genuine is hard to tell, but what we're psyched about is the amazing-looking custom Amiibo figures of himself, Markiplier and Cryaotic.
These custom models are based on the three standard "Mii fighters" - Gunner, Brawler, and Swordfighter - with a few additions to make them resemble your favourite gamers.
Cryaotic is surrounded by his trademark Sup Guys.
Being a Brawler lets Pewds give us a brofist.
And Markiplier's got his pink streak, his Warfstache, and a freakin' diamond Minecraft sword.
When we saw these being posted, we knew we had to track down who made them - and we were really excited to find Kris' Instagram, where we realised that she had made even more YouTubers!
iJustine looks FIERCE with a sword.
And how sick does JackSepticEye's septic eye look?!
Sadly, it looks as though these designs by Kris were a one-off, and have been gifted to one lucky person in a giveaway she ran in late 2015. But you can still order custom Amiibo designs from her, as well as many awesome art prints, on her Storenvy.