Some Amiibos Won't Likely Be Reissued After They Sell Out

AmiibosI've been taken aback by the popularity of Amiibos. I thought Nintendo might have missed the boat on the 'toy add-on' craze. Demand for Skylanders, while still present, seems to have cooled after its initial burst of titles. Of course Disney Infinity is going strong, but that has the backing of Marvel and I wasn't sure the market could support too many brands getting in on the action.

Alas, I was wrong. The figurines of Nintendo's most cherished characters are projected to make $1 Billion in the US alone.

However, it seems like the future of Marth, Wii Fit Trainer and Villager Amiibos might be unsure. Canadian retailer Video Games Plus tweeted that Nintendo told them these characters were discontinued so they were unable to restock:

After some confusion trying to sort out if these figures were in fact officially discontinued, Nintendo finally sent word over to Destructoid saying:

"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."

As you can see, Nintendo didn't say that any of the Amiibos have been discontinued as of yet. What it does say though, is that Amiibos aren't forever. At least the unpopular ones aren't. If I was a guessing man, I'd guess Wii Fit Trainer isn't the most requested figure from Santa this year.

Several defective Amiibos have been selling for crazy money on Ebay of late, so the news that these three characters might only be short lived will no doubt have a similar effect. In fact, on Amazon, the cheapest user listed Marth figure right now is $64.99.

I'm still holding out for Falco or Waluigi Amiibos though. Come on Nintendo, make my dreams come true.

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