Factory defects usually have hilarious consequences, but one plucky Nintendo fan managed to get their hands on an amiibo unlike any other:
No doubt this figurine will become exceedingly sought after if kept in its original packaging. Of course you could quite easily make your own by buying two of the amiibos and swapping the arms around appropriately. That may well be what has happened here before being placed sneakily back into its packaging, but we'd like to stay optimistic and say it's the real deal.
Due to the similarity of the limbs on Samus' amiibo what could have been a complete eyesore actually turns out to be an incredibly cool-looking model. She won't be able to use her Grappling Beam but when you've got twice as much firepower things generally tend to do what you tell them.
What would you pay to get your hands on this inadvertently exclusive figurine? Let us know by leaving a comment!
Wowzers, that's soooo cool! I want one.
...make this happen Nintendo! This is the Metroid game we never knew we wanted: "Metroid: Guns of Samus".
I NEED IT!
That's pretty awesome. I'm picking up a Samus amiibo and if I found one like this I'd have to buy a second one, as I'd have to keep it in packaging.
Not a bad mistake. Looking closely you can see its bent the other way, and with a little careful work you could make your own (at twice the cost of one...) sadly a non-shooting arm probably wouldn't look right, but I wonder if there is a double-hand-only version out there to match!
How much would this go for on eBay? XD
I don't think that's a mistake... Could be a rare version.
Seamus never looked more cool...
Oh wow, the Space Pirates are F'ed.
GUNS AKIMBO!!! cue Samus doing the Jude the Dude finisher on Ridley
Dual-weilding? Spelling error alert!
This amiibo actually looks really cool. Samus with 2 blasters! This needs to happen in a Metroid Fusion sequel, would be cool to have an option to dual wield!
That's pretty cool!
I can see these going for tons of money somewhere down the road.
That is so cool!
I don't know, if you examine the pic closely you can see that it's just two right arms with the one on Samus's left simply being a right arm flipped over...and doe I spy some slight tearing at the top left of the packaging?...hmmm
Awesome, i'd love that one.
@BrownGamer4 Actually it could be fake now that you mention it, you can actually open the box from the bottom to remove the figure and preserve the cardboard.
I wouldn't pay any more than a regular figure. But I would EXPLOIT whoever says the highest amount on here. LOL
Thankfully Samus can make parts of her suit disappear. This looks so cool though, I want one!
The ultimate gun show.
Surely this means that somewhere out there there is a Samus with dual Grapple arms?!
Sort of wish I had waited until I saw the production models. I would have certainly gone with Samus over Link. If it was a dual gun Samus, even better.
I would treasure that, if I was him
While I actually think its awesome, its only further gonna make Nintendo embarrassed because only few can get the defect and that would be a problem.
gotta admit, that is a really cool defect, makes Samus look pretty awesome lol
Saw a bunch of amiibo in Target yesterday that we didn't buy but would have purchased that one if we saw it. Congrats.
And this is why Ridley is not a playable smasher.
i want this version
At this point in my life I'm inclined to believe this was probably planned intentionally by some marketing dude at Nintendo to create a bit of free publicity and increase the rare collectibility factor around these figures etc. That or it's a fake. Actually, the odds are more likely that it's a fake but I wouldn't put anything beyond marketing types.
So does this mean that there's a Samus WITHOUT AN ARM CANON?!
AND 2 LEFT HANDS?!?!
Factory error or fake, this looks awesome.
The funny stuff is that if that is a right arm put in the left socket, then she can fire in front of her and behind her simultaneously.
That one will be value able someday.
Too bad that wasn't what it was supposed to be like. That actually looks pretty cool!
That's shopped. I inspected the pixels.
@noctowl in the Prime games, the grapple beam comes out of her hand, not the cannon.
Nintendo should make this cannon.
Being the internet and all I am going with "faked" as well until proven otherwise.
That said, now I gotta go through all amiibos from now on and look for cool defects
Whatever you do, don't open that one. Cool mistake.
This is a fake. In todays mass produced factories, there are no one of mistakes anymore, like in the days when labour was cheap enough to have people putting things like this together by hand made enough profit for the greedies to not mind paying humans.
Sorry, but I have to call bulls**t on this.
@Kirk I agree.
@Samurairu I also agree.
I'm getting a chuckle reading comments such as "oh this is so cool!" and "this will be soooo valuable!". lol Talk about gullible.
@Captain_Gonru True, it's not out of the realm of possibility, but as you said it's very very unlikely.
If you own one of these do not open it! Keep it safe caus one day It will be worth a fortune
If you own one of these do not open it! Keep it safe caus one day It will be worth a fortune
I wish i had one of those.
What if metroid had no hands? He would be twice as powerful.
That's not a mistake, that's pretty awesome!
@Captain_Gonru - No amiibo for us, $140 on games is enough for 1 day, especially 4 weeks before Christmas. They're still under consideration as we don't see a compelling reason to buy 1. My kid was testing his stage facing off against Mario in test mode making amiibo seem even less necessary. Not that they should be necessary, but we lack any desire to get them.
Well, maybe it will be collectible and worth some money in the future. Or there could be so much of them there won't be even a market for it
Looks like it will be those rare ones
@SanderEvers 'A Metroid doesn't have hands'
Ah, so that's why Metroid can't crawl then
This isn't the only error. Aside from Amiibos being placed in the packaging upside down, I've seen a Fox one who was literally attached to the stand upside down.
With mass produced products mistakes happens, There are plenty of skylanders and Disney infinity figures with errors as well.
That's actually pretty sick looking. If your gonna make a mistake, then that's the one to make lol.
I love it! Need to keep an eye out for similar errors.
Locally, Toys R Us has the best selection.
Target didn't have a lot in my town, but they had plenty of Marth.
Keep an eye on the paint jobs. Some are a bit inconsistent.
@rjejr Don't forget though that the only way to get the Spinner is the Link amiibo. If any amiibo matters the most, it's that one.
Check out this fox though...
Can i change mine for the double blaster one ?
I want one!!
@Grumblevolcano - If the Link amiibo would fix my save file issue w/ Hyrule Warriors I'd buy it. (My save file is on the internal storage and I have to remember to turn off my external HDD when I want to play otherwise it makes a new one. My son's save file is on the external drive, and you can't move or copy either one to the other spot w/o overwriting, even though we have separate accounts, just one of those stupid things Nintendo does and issues you run into w/ an external HDD. It's annoying having to DL all the patches, DLC and updates twice, once to each spot. Stupid Nintendo. No spinner for me.
I sure hope Adam authorized those
Ah, factory errors. Amongst the most collectible items in history.
@rjejr Well, that's really bad. Sure it's something that Nintendo must check asap.
Just saying. I would kill my savefile and start a new one in the external one, and keep the external drive always on when I play. Of course, so that the other person could keep his/her file.
I'm so buying that if I can find one like it.
@PLATINUM7 ive seen the upside down fox as well.
That's the best kind of mistake you could make for something like this.
This looks cool, fake or not, and needs to be a game, a Halo killer on Wii U (considering the soapie drama direction Halo is taking 343 look like they will be the Halo killers themselves).
@MC808 wow I'm glad you saw through this. You are the next Sherlock Holmes.
This is actually a Metroid Prime 4 pre-release
Factory error that's cool. Sweet.
I hope I find one
@Olmectron - Yeah, I keep thinking start over, and I know I should, but I was pretty far along on the Adventure mode map and halfway thru story. (Actually my original save was 3/4 Adventure and finsihed all of story, but when I tried to copy my sons to the internal my save got over written completley, basically deleted, so I'm going off of an old back-up from a thumbdrive.) And I would be greatly annoyed if I did that and then Nintendo patched in a way to back up save files w/o overwriting your other ones. Which they should really have, why can't separate accounts have copy and move individually? So I keep playing my old save and wait for a patch, I'm not starting over, though I should, too bull headed I guess.
@Captain_Gonru - SMTxFE
Glad I'm not waiting on that one. The silence is deafening.
And amiibo will get more use someday, so who knows. I may pick up a couple as stocking stuffers if they get a B1G1 sale. My kids like Kirby and Yoshi which would work out well if their games support them. And I might buy a Captain Toad amiibo, but Nintedo being Nintendo that game won't support amiibo until 2015.
I'll let everyone know how T-Day goes. After I recover.
I want one
Oh no. Bugs get physical.
Where's the seal of quality?
where's the stability?
Actually looks very good, wouldn't mind seeing Samus using one of these in her next game.
Highly collectable I guess!
@OneBagTravel Oh thanks for the kind words. It's elementary, my dear OneBagTravel.
It's not photoshopped btw. They posted more pictures. I forgot where though
That is pretty sweet though. And the up-side-down Fox as well. If I had one of these, I'd send it off to CGA/VGA/whatever to get it graded.
Unlike some people claim, the packaging is fairly tamper-resistant. There is a small vent in the bottom, but the plastic carton is glued to the paper backing and it would be impossible to pull the figure through the tiny slit at the bottom without destroying or damaging the package.
My fiance is getting me a Mario and Peach Amiibo for Christmas. Well my mom and fiance had to run errands and the Gamestop bag with the Amiibos was still in my car so I snuck them into the house to scan them into MK8 and unlock the Mii suits. I know, shame on me.
There's a half inch of space between the base of the Amiibo and the bottom of the box, and I can confirm they won't scan through the box. I have a Disney Infinity figure I bought used just to collect (Wizard Mickey) and I can confirm the Gamepad detects the object (but doesn't recognise it) at a distance of up to one inch.
So it should be scannable through the box, but isn't. I'm guessing there's a piece of foil or something in there that blocks the near field inductive RF signal?
Can we stop with all the preening "make this happen Nintendo" and "please Sakurai" nonsense? It's as lame as the kids begging for Bayonetta 2 to be ported.
@Quorthon The hell, dude? I was clearly being joy and playful. I know humour doesn't translate very well in written text, but I was obviously not begging anything at anyone. Mom and dad raised me properly.
Yeah, I'd buy one. But only if I found it like that, for it's original price!
The internet is where sarcasm goes to die (with the exception of the Onion and Cracked), and given the absolutely ridiculous numbers of Nintendo fans begging for even sillier nonsense over the years (honestly, Goku in Smash? UGH.), it can become insanely hard to tell the jokes from the fools. This is a result of Poe's Law--your joking suggestion is ridiculous, but it's hard to tell that when even more absurd things are regularly requested by fans and fanboys of every ilk.
And to that, I'm just flat-out sick of seeing the phrases "make it happen, Nintendo" and "please Sakurai" parroted by Nintendo fans. It makes everyone look bad.
@Quorthon The only thing I keep asking respectfully is a new F-Zero of even just "F-Zero X" on 3DS. Because it's my favourite Nintendo franchise of all time.
I don't think I request much of anything actually to Nintendo. Mostly, I opine to them via Club Nintendo, and for a long time worked in as much scathing hatred as I could for Other M, which I view as one of the worst games I've ever played. The rampant sexism and childish writing was bad enough, but to couple it with making Samus literally useless (she didn't affect the plot at all) and reducing the exploration to linear "I command you to go here" nonsense were just two straws that broke that camel's back.
There are a lot of things I'd like to see Nintendo do, but I'm increasingly convinced that they will never do them. Revive Eternal Darkness (I'm no fan of remakes, but just to have this game get any attention, I'd accept even an HD remake at this point), merge with another major company, replace Reggie, and cut down on all the Mario-themed crap. Mario's fine--once a year maybe. But 3~6 times a year (which has sadly become the norm)? All that does is inspire me to power on the PS4.
Oh, and I'd also like to see F-Zero make a return, but I was more thinking a sequel to GX.
@Quorthon Indeed, it's just begging for the HD treatement. I also considered a PS4 after all the recent lack of 3rd party support on Wii U, but then I was reminded I had to pay to play anything online... back to my Wii U I guess.
Well, I really haven't played online yet on the PS4, but I'm a PSN subscriber as it nets you two games per month largely "cost covered" by the PSN subscription. Up to six games per month if you happen to have the PS3 and Vita (which I also have). I always buy Nintendo first when a new generation rolls around, and then something else to get the games I can't get on the Nintendo console (except for the GameCube generation, which had pretty solid 3rd party support). Since third party support vanished vaster than ever, I bought my second console sooner. I think the PS4 might be the best hardware Sony's ever made--smooth operating system, easy to navigate and understand console menu system (the opposite of the PS3), best controller Sony's ever made, and unlike the Xbox--the menu dashboard isn't cluttered with ads. You know what those ads mean to me? It means Xbox Live should be free.
I'd really like to play some more stuff online on the Wii U, but there just isn't very much, and I really didn't have fun with Mario Kart 8 online. Supposedly, Devil's Third is supposed to have an incredible online mode, given the possible hyperbole of it's director, so I'm looking forward to that... since we didn't get Call of Duty this time.
@Quorthon The lackod "Call of Duty" is one of my biggest thorns this year. There is not technical reason for it not to be able tor un on Wii U. And when I say COD, I also say "AC Rogue", "Shadow of Mordor" and even "GTA V". Very sad, it's incredible I haven't picked up a PS4 by now, but less games to play means I can spend more time making music, so it kinda evens out.
I didn't play Call of Duty until I was expanding and experimenting when the Wii U first launched--so my first real dedicated play time with one of those was Black Ops II on the U, followed by Ghosts. My girlfriend and I were looking forward to another year of "we each get our own screen" online gunning. It's very frustrating.
I break up my gaming by making games. I am not musically inclined. At all.
@Quorthon Looks like we got our hobbies and priorities set straight. =)
This probably makes it a rare collectible now.
There are lots of these two gun samus's here in Houston, I have three. I have been leaving them at stores.
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