12 figures will arrive at launch
Nintendo has opened up pre-orders for their amiibo figures today, and they are priced at $12.99. According to the publisher, Villager, Fox, Kirby, Marth, Wii Fit Trainer, Mario, Peach, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and Pikachu are among the first wave of releases.
Even though the "New 3DS" can use amiibo functionality out of the box, the figures will not ship or work until the Wii U version of Smash Bros. launches later this year.
I like these figurines. I might buy them just to put on my desk. The Mario, DK and Link ones. That Yoshi one looks mad ghey.