Not so long ago we reported on another addition to the strange trend for faulty amiibo being sold on eBay, in this case a remarkably legless Princess Peach. Its early running (or not, but you know what we mean) was impressive, as it sought to overhaul the previous $2500 bid for a dual wielding Samus; it was the bounty hunter that started it all.
Bidding has now closed on this Peach oddity and, to be blunt, we'll be astonished if the final amount is honoured. That's because the winning bid was $25,100. You can buy a nice car for that, or over 70 Wii U 32GB bundles. It's insanity, and we expect the bid to be a load of old nonsense. If the seller does successfully receive this money, then the bizarre gold-rush and hunt for defective amiibo will just step up another gear.
Just today a member of the NLife team said, with a frown, that more people are asking them about amiibo than the Wii U itself. While that's a tad frustrating, and the ongoing stock shenanigans add the wrong kid of intrigue, it's clear that these little Nintendo toys are getting a lot of attention. If the company can keep that interest alive and point these intrigued consumers to the Wii U, then all the better.
Still, $25,100 on one amiibo. It can't actually happen — right?
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I thought the Double Barrel Samus sold for a cheap price as far as collectors and fanatics go. This is more of what I expected. Ridiculous all the same in my opinion, but I'd never judge anyone for paying so much money for a small factory defect on a $12 dollar toy. If that's your thing, hey lol
Preferably, I would enjoy Peach better without the legs. I'm not a leg-man. To me, it's all about the arms.
I wish I had one of these defects well technically I do,
Who has that much money to blow it on something so stupid? How about you just donate all that to help feed a nation of starving children for a day instead of on a piece of plastic.
What has happened to people's brains?! Seriously, what the f***?!
More and more each day, we are reaching the stage where the film 'Idiocracy' will be looked at as historical documentary.
Let me go grab a Peach amiibo and rip the legs off, and then reseal the box. Profit!
@PvtOttobot Yours could be worth a crazy amount of money too. It`s like you won the lottery.
Even though this price is obviously crazy. You only live once and life is too short.
how depressing. we could spend this money on poor people in africa, but insted we spend it on defective toys
Next up a headless Peach up for grabs!
@James1993 Why did I glue it back on, WHY DID I OPEN THE PACKAGE?!? D: I will forever live in regret...
I'd love to see a legless/armless Kirby, it would be an amazing sight to see.
Darn, someone outbid my $24k. This would have looked great alongside my Lieutenant Dan action figure.
Hahahahaha..... thats pure insanity. I'd pay more for creepy Villager or Dual Blaster Samus.
Just think how much money Ubisoft could get for all those Assassin's Creed NPCs that don't have any faces....
Well....since the winning bidder has zero ebay history I'd say the seller is gonna get zero amount of money this time around
Wow, talk about paying an arm and an leg for something that missing both legs (rimshot).
On a side note, the custom Megaman and Samus Kirby on the suggestion part of the page looks pretty cool. Pricey at $65 and $75 though, but that's a drop in the hat to some collectors.
Certain idiots in our world today...
Just buy at 12.99 and paint it or customize it like that one guy. better this then spend 25,000 on something so unreasonable when you can donate with that kind of cash.
@Gerbwmu Vice versa. The seller have zero history (created 12/01/14), the buyer (winner) have 132 feedbacks, 100% positive.
@BSFsontails1012 STOP THIS IS THE INTERNET YOU MUST NOT USE LOGIC
Did any of the bidders realize he just joined the day he put the item up for auction. I don't care how rare something is, would never bid that high for a seller with a 0 rating lol. The buyer seems legit, but the actual seller may be a different story.
What's stopping me from tearing apart any amiibo's limbs and selling it for 1000 times the price??
@TeeJay These amiibos are still in the box, though. That's why people bid for them. (Assuming that they weren't just tampered with and resealed)
There's another legless peach listed on ebay from a different seller(Who also apparently just joined):
Both sellers of these legless Peach's joined on Dec. 1st, and both have zero feedback. Hm. But they are in different states.
1) Buy Peach amiibo
2) Pull legs off
3) Reseal in package
@ultraraichu - thanks for the correction....I got bad info from a lesser site apparently
@Gerbwmu no problem, happy to help.
Honestly I wouldn't pay a cent for that. It's defective. You don't see people pay 1 million dollars for a defective Patek Phillippe do you? People nowadays man.
I've noticed several more have shown up. I am going to laugh if these people opened the packages up (yes, if you are good, if would be hard to tell if done) and removed the legs and then resealed it hoping to make a killing off these.
wow, and i wont spend $300 on a metal build exia r3 and i thought that made me cheap
$25k is nothing, Rex Ryan pays triple that in fines whenever he opens his mouth. Mark Cuban would love to be fined $25k, he'd probably die laughing.
Sometimes I think people in other countries dont appreciate how much we pay our young athletes in America. Young black and white men in their mid 20's making $5, $10, $15 million per year. Kobe Bryant probably bought it.
@LUIGITORNADO Starving kids? Screw that, GOTTA SUPPORT MY ADDICTION TO COLLECTABLE TOYS!
WHY ARE PEOPLE THROWING DOWN SO MUCH MONEY FOR THESE
@torotoid64 Sorry, forgot logic doesn't exist on the internet, but I'm probably still keeping my logic and gonna paint my amiibo.... If I knew which paints... (Goes on google, searches, "Best paints to use for an amiibo")
That's rather sluggish if you ask me.
@PvtOttobot one drop of superglue on the joint is all you need. Don't use too much or you'll make a mess and possibly ruin your figure...
I wonder if this one ever got sold:
COME BID ON MY ONE OF A KIND AMIIBO! sale ends soon. 100% custom not just a paintjob and a true piece of art.
...So how are the other "defective" Amiibos going anyways? lol
If I see defective amiibo I'll buy them right away
And I'm just trying to get a regular villager amiibo lol.
Sometimes ppl put up faux auctions/bins(buy-it-now), & sometimes these faux auctions/bins get faux bids/buys. I'm not interested in paying e-Bay, & PayPal for the privilege of putting up fake listings. This may also be legit, on behalf of the buyer, seller, or even both. If this is 100% legit, including the defective Amiibo, never having left its box, once packaged in, then I say that someone(this buyer), as the saying goes, has too much money, & not enough brains. There's spending money reasonably on inexpensive, & expensive things, then there's spending money unreasonably, & quite foolish, no matter the price. Thank God my Amiibo I pre-ordered is in perfect shape; I'd rather be part of the e-Bay sellers that sell(, & are therefore known for selling) non-defective Amiibo.
Someone posted a picture of a bald Mario.
Collectors gonna collect.
Its not a legless princess, its more like a floating princess. This makes it a one of a kind, as there is no damage to the product or package. That is a collectors dream. It has all the hall marks of something worth keeping for years to come and selling to rare (and rich) collectors when Amiibo's don't exist any more. Also, you'll have to take in to consideration that these are first additions as well.
Has anyone ever actually seen Villager, Marth or the Wii trainer being sold, especially in Finland? It's funny that ever since amiibo came to shops, I have only seen the nine other figures. I have never seen the three supposedly soon to be discontinued characters.
And I thought Animal Crossing was a big important franchise for Nintendo.
People can be very strange. Are they not aware that they can't take them to the other side when they die? Spend money please on the people who don't even have food! Thanks
@Captain_Gonru - I know there are a few exceptions but I didn't think other countries paid ALL their professional athletes like the US does. (baseball's winter meetings where light hitting shortstops and iffy relievers are signing multiyear multimillion $ contracts always brings out the worst in me). And everybody on the NY Knicks, NY Jets and NY Giants are overpaid, except for maybe 22 yr. old Odel Beckham Jr. who has to survive on $2.6 mil per year w/ a measly $5.9 mil signing bonus. Poor guy. At least he deserves it.
body-less kirby would be sweet.
I doubt this is a legitimate bid, but stranger thing's have happened.
If this does turn out to be legit, then the buyer has more money than sense imo.
Is this a bad time to mention that I saw at least 3 other "Legless" Peach amiibo, all three for less than $200 USD? And that I also saw a "Reversed-Leg" Peach for $50 USD?
All these were just seen by me in the last 10 mins.
@LordGeovanni I just had the same experience, there's even a legless Peach closing in an hour that is only up to $355.00
There's a bunch of questionable ones too, like a warped sword on Link.. My Target here has a whole rack of "rare" Links then. And the ones where they are just a broken figure don't seem as collectible to me.
My work in progress will be on ebay soon ! my best one yet! my last one sold! When i think of custom i do not just think of a paint job i go all out with sculpy and great detail work! what do you all think? i think this is worth more than a legless peach lol!
I guess the double sword arm marth is going to make a mint as well.
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