> I'm not collecting as much as just wanting to have a few so the magic lamp in Animal
> Crossing New Leaf 3DS does something. Right now I just tossed it in my wardrobe until
> I have something to scan.
I use one of these: http://www.gamestop.com/wii-u/accessories/amiibo-a...
It's basically a re-writable NFC thingy that will trick your 3DS, Wii U and Switch into thinking you're using real amiibo on it.