amiibo Figures Mysteriously Missing, Nintendo Confirms Limited Quantities
It seems that the defective Samus amiibo figure won't be the only one selling for an inflated price after the announcement that certain amiibo figures will be limited editions.
Wired reports that if you've been noticing that you can't find certain amiibo figures for your Wii U anywhere then you're not going crazy. "We will aim for certain amiibo to always be available," a Nintendo representative stated. "These will be for our most popular characters like Mario and Link. Due to shelf space constraints, other figures likely will not return to the market once they have sold through their initial shipment."
So what does this mean for the amiibo figures? It means that while these figures are selling for $12.99 in retail stores, some are selling on aftermarket websites for upwards of $70. Now that Nintendo has officially confirmed that these figures are meant to be produced in such limited quantities, the prices for these figures on the after market will most likely only rise.
Of the original amiibo figures that shipped, if you can find Marth, Villager or Wii Fit Trainer, you may be in for a profit since they are apparently, "notoriously difficult to track down." More mainstream characters like Mario and Link should continue to be in regular supply, but you better act fast if you want to ensure you get a complete collection.