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If you’re looking to be a collector, you might want to get your figurines now. A wayward tweet by an independent games shop, Video Games Plus may have revealed something many of us are already finding sad. Nintendo has officially discontinued three Amiibo figurines: Marth, Wii Fit Trainer, and the Animal Crossing Villager. The Tweet states, “Nintendo has officially discontinued Marth, Wii Fit Trainer & Villager amibos. Sorry folks these are gone forever #Amibo #Nintendo #soldout.” These, sadly, are also some of the hardest figures to find due to their popularity in the Smash Bros. scene.

That’s about a quarter of the figurines currently available, and they were only released a few weeks ago. What gives? It’s been confirmed to multiple sources that these figurines have been discontinued. Nintendo has stated to each of these sources, “We will aim for certain amiibo to always be available. These will be for our most popular characters like Mario and Link. Due to shelf space constraints, other figures likely will not return to marked once they have sold through their initial statement.”

With no warning on amiibos discontinued by Nintendo, the market on these will definitely inflate, and customers and collectors will probably want to snatch the figurines up ASAP just in case. On Amazon, these normally $13 figurines are already selling for $30+, and they are also growing steadily more costly on Ebay. If you want to get yours, you might want to hurry up before they’re gone forever! In other news, a defective Princes Peach (she’s legless) is up to $5,100 after 95 bids, which is already beating the $2,500 record from the double-cannons Samus.

There is no word on whether or not these figurines will be re-released at any point in the future, but so far I would say it is unlikely.

UPDATE 5:30PM EST: There is also some confusion in this story. Nintendo’s statement didn’t directly confirm the discontinuation of these three amiibos, and this screencapped email seems to indicate the reports from other sources who have spoken directly with Nintendo’s PR department may be wrong. I will keep this updated as more information becomes available, though for now it seems like there is confusion at Nintendo as to what the correct answer is.

UPDATE 7:43PM EST: I got in touch with a PR contact at Nintendo, who is “not a quotable spokesperson” and they said I could use the same statement quoted above. “We will aim for certain amiibo to always be available. 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.” Nintendo’s remaining intentionally vague on this one, methinks.

UPDATE 12/10 8:30PM EST: The Nintendo PR contact sent another email with a new statement on the matter. It reads as follows: “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.” So there you have it. We may see the return of some of the sold-out amiibo, but it will be further down the line. For now, if it’s sold out, that’s it, I suppose.

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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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