No Discontinued Amiibo, Says Nintendo

Nintendo has created something of a hit with the first wave of the new Amiibo figures, as some of the characters have been near-impossible to obtain.

Marth, Villager, and Wii Fit Trainer have been sold out since day one in a host of retailers. After no new shipments arrived for these characters, rumors began to spread that Nintendo was only going to sell through initial stock of these characters and then discontinue them. But don’t worry. Those rumors appear to be unfounded.

David Young, Assistant PR Manager for Nintendo of America, responded to a fan’s concerns about the discontinuation of these figures with the following (as seen on Twitter):


The rumors started on Saturday when a canadian retailer tweeted that these figures had been discontinued. Once consumers caught word of this, eBay prices skyrocketed. Prices for Marth on Amazon Marketplace went past $50, with Villager not far behind.

Fortunately, it appears we will still be able to find these characters for a fair price in the near future. That being said, some pre-orders for waves two and three have already sold out, so if you want to be among the first to own these figures, you should act fast.

The second wave of Amiibo, which features Captain Falcon, Luigi, and four others, will launch on December 14th, with the third wave coming in February. Each figure (generally) costs $12.99.

My Opinion:

I would have been extraordinarily surprised if Nintendo actually did discontinue these figures so soon. It’s clear there is demand for them, so all they need to do is restock and reap the benefits. Let’s hope the same thing happens soon for the GameCube Adapter.

Benjamin Luthi is an Associate Writer for MONG who wishes he could go to the Mushroom Kingdom for realsies. Follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

One thought on “No Discontinued Amiibo, Says Nintendo”

  1. Ok, when I went to my local Toysrus to get some amiibo I wanted the Marth and the Villager. I got there and there was two Marths and no Villager. There was only one Wii Fit Trainer as well. I asked the manager if they were going to get any more Villager and he didn’t know. He said he only got one Wii Fit Trainer and one Villager in shipping. Ten Marths came in shipping as well. In conclusion these are rare according to the lack of factory making of these three. I hope they aren’t discontinued because I am not planning on paying $50 on a Villager amiibo.


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