Content Continues Below

Welcome to amiibo Rewind! Each week, we take a look back at an amiibo event or release from the past 10 years. Today, we’re taking a look back at Yarn Yoshi amiibo, and the very first time we saw them back at E3 2015.

Originally Posted on June 19th, 2015.

We were lucky enough to go hands-on with the Yoshi’s Woolly World amiibo at this year’s E3 event. Several things struck me when first laying eyes on the adorable pile of yarn. The Yarn Yoshi amiibo were much smaller than I initially expected. (Perhaps Nintendo only hires people with remarkably small hands for their promotional work.) Even though the size was a bit of a shocker, the amiibo is still remarkably well detailed and wonderfully cute. The entire amiibo feels solid and soft all at the same time. The nose was tough and strong and could easily handle some rough handling from younger fans. The base of the amiibo is graced with a tan pad with the amiibo logo pulled across.


Yarn Yoshi amiibo at E3 2015

Holding Woolly Yoshi was a really great treat. Yoshi is available in blue, pink and green when we arrived at the Nintendo booth, and all three have the same high level of charm. The response from show-goers was universally positive when they got their first glimpse of Yarn Yoshi, so I definitely wasn’t alone with my opinion!

Later that year, we would finally get our hands on the adorable yarn amiibo! Of course, because it was 2015, we had to do an unboxing video. (As was tradition)


And just when you thought three yarn amiibo were enough, Nintendo released not one, but two more yarn friends to add to our collection. The first, back in November 2015, was Mega Yarn Yoshi—a massive yarn amiibo that still holds the record for the biggest amiibo ever released. And, once again, we just HAD to make an unboxing video for this fella too!

And finally, in 2017, the last yarn amiibo was officially released. To coincide with the 3DS launch of Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World, Nintendo introduced the yarn Poochy amiibo – the perfect companion for the small Yarn Yoshi. I bet you’re thinking, ‘I wonder if they unboxed that one too?’ You bet we did!

Stay tuned to Nintendo Wire throughout 2024 as we celebrate 10 years of amiibo memoires!

Leave a Comment

Written by Jason Ganos

Nintendo super fan since birth, Jason is the creator of Amiibo News and editor-in-chief at Nintendo Wire. One of his life goals is to provide the latest Nintendo news to fellow gamers with his natural know-how.