Can Action Figures Save The Wii U?

Nintendo’s Wii U has been undoubtedly struggling since its launch, with low sales figures and marginal adoption. At E3, Nintendo is not swallowing its pride and is instead trying to salvage the piece of hardware with a new product called Amiibos, which amount to essentially plastic action figures. They also act as physical memory cards and interact with the Wii U via NFC – but will they even be successful? Or will they just be a flash in the pan for the console that appears on its way out?