Amiibo Scarcity and a $25,000 Peach


Some amiibos are hard to come by. In a recent article, we talked about the confusion behind a possible discontinuation of some amiibo figures. Well there’s been an update directly from a Nintendo PR source about that sheds a little light on that information: “Some Amiibo were very popular at launch, and it is possible that some amiibo in the United States, Canada, and Latin American may not be available right now due to high demand and our efforts to manage shelf space during the launch period. Certain sold-out amiibo may return to these markets at a later stage. We are continually aiming to always have a regular supply of amiibo in the marketplace and there are many waves of amiibo to come.”

My understanding of that response is “Yes, after the initial run of a few amiibos, we’ve discontinued them, but if there is demand we may bring some of them back.” It’s very careful to not make specific promises, as any good PR statement should be, but it at least brings us some hope.

In another update from the previous article, you know that Princess Peach amiibo without legs? In the previous article, I mentioned it was at that time at $5,100. Since that article, the bidding for the amiibo has closed, and the product sold for $25,100. How crazy is that? There were 109 bids on the product, and the winner has a high rating on Ebay, so it’s probably someone who actually wanted the legless Peach for that much.

There are also other legless peaches available. One is up for $215, while another’s bidding is still “only” at $50 (unless you want to buy it now for $80). Based on the evidence, I can’t help but feel the $25,000 Peach was a poor investment.

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About Stephen Crane

Stephen was hooked by the NES at a very young age and never looked back. He games on a daily basis and is currently trying to climb his way up the ranked ladder on League of Legends! Outside of the video game world he actually likes running and owns a rapidly growing collection of toed shoes. Stephen Crane is the owner of Armed Gamer.

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