Since amiibo hit stores we've had the opportunity to interact with some of our Nintendo heroes, even if the final retail figures aren't quite as fancy as the demo units revealed at E3. In the vast majority of cases each model is of reasonable quality, but odd defects can happen — one lucky fan discovered a dual-wielding Samus and then flogged it for $2500.
Searching for defective amiibo toys could become a new gold rush, as another has appeared that — as far as we can tell — is legitimate. It's a Peach toy without any legs, which is probably — in the interests of the Princess — for the best in light of the odd photos some have been taking of this amiibo. It's legitimate enough that the seller has just recently put it live on eBay.
With the item just launched it's yet to attract bids, though we doubt it'll reach the heights of the Samus amiibo oddity. It's easy to see — considering the automated mass production that brings us these toys — how parts can occasionally be missed; it's not like Peach is going to get up and walk out of the factory...
We'll add this to the list of amiibo oddities, then. Would you like to own a Peach amiibo like this, or is there a particular character defect you'd love to discover?
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G GGG G GHOST lol
Good of Nintendo to represent the legless people in our society in their Amiibo-line.
@Tsurii897 Hey if you can make good money out of it then why wouldn't you? I can understand just being tired of the news but having an opportunity is something most people would rather not pass up.
Well now I have to google the odd photos!
Since I'm on the fence about amiibo still......I'd better keep an eye out for some defects in stores to maybe keep me interested. Ill buy one or two maybe and might get some as gifts off people but I'd have them all if I coined over a grand in an eBay auction for a Fox wearing a Luigi hat or something!?!
Hahahaha that's cool! I've been keeping a watch for any defectual amiibos but haven't been lucky in that department yet. I saw a Link with an unpainted shield go for ~$180 (iirc) on eBay. Sure it's not $2,500 but it doesn't need to be. It's still a ton of profit over the retail price of an amiibo, so it's definitely worth looking out for a defect amiibo.
Defective amiibo's should get their own tag! I vote for "Amiibroken"!
Also, I really need to start looking for some defectives at stores. Potential gold mine!
more like amputiis
@Tsurii897 Yup. How dare less than 1% of these toys be defective, like any other product released. Completely pathetic
Does anyone know where you can get Amiibos for the cheapest price in Europe? I've been looking through most of the UK shops, seems thehut.com is at least cheaper than my locals shops by a euro or two. Here in Finland the characters seem to cost 16,95€, if you can even find those.
Don't really know is it because shops don't want these or because Bergsala hasn't provided the shops with the characters.
@Tsurii897 You get defective products anywhere else and they lose a lot of their value.
You get a defective amiibo, and you can go ahead and sell it for $25k. Lucky defective amiibo owners...
That's just creepy haha
Pff, she doesn't need legs, she's perfectly fine even without. Besides, in most games we don't even see her legs, do we?
Am I the only one that is actually quite disappointed with the quality checking of these amiibos? One would assume that a product made by Nintendo would be of a very high standard, yet you have to really look at each figure that you buy to make sure it's not got dodgy eyes, a missing limb, paint defects, etc. The Disney Infinity figures are much higher quality, and the same should be expected of Nintendo. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy my Samus and Mario amiibo, but I'm not particularly happy with the cheap quality.
What's next, headless amiibo up for sale?
I'm dead happy with the quality of Amiibos. I have Samus, Fox and Marth and they look fantastic. All we need is a sandbox platformer where you can play as Amiibo.
The Rosalina's Mother Edition…
@CamWFC91 This! I know people say they don't look as good in person, but i think they look great! (Samus especially!)
Ghost of amiibo's past...there is also a Link defect one but it's nothing special.
The cheapest right now is 11.69€ up to 12.99€. You can pre-order 6 of the 3rd wave of amiibos now too for 14.99, Bowser, Lucario, Toon Link, Ike, Sheik and Rosalina aka Harmonie (LOL, Rosetta on Amazon.de Germany) but it will eventually go down to 12.99€ each.
Another one to look at is Amazon.es Spain. It went down for as low as 9.91€ (which I've missed) but now it's the same as Amazon France. There are only 2-3 amiibos available right now (the rest are being sold by 3rd parties) as they are mostly sold out due to the crazy 9,91€ price.
Depending on your location and number of orders, the shipping fee is minimal. (4.50€ to Italy).
I keep wondering in what condition my Samus will be when it finally arrives... I'd love not to have it missing it's head, for example.
Anyway, we now wait for some bids, though I imagine that this is not going to attract as much attention as dual wielding Samus - it's just not as cool.
@Tsurii897 I am starting to agree, with really crappy support for MK 8 and hyrule warriors I see no reason to buy any of them
What's next a hatless Mario?
There are couple of amiibo I've been having trouble finding in the UK. Yoshi and Kirby, especially. No one has Kirby anywhere. All shops, online or not, are sold out. Even Nintendo's own UK store.
Zero positive feedback on the seller! ZERO! Come on, that could only be photoshop work.. Please don't advertise possible hoaxes..
Should have kept the arm cannon glue scared blaster Samus or bought the Pikachu that the legs weren't attached and the top was bouncing around in the package. Honestly this is just getting silly but for the vast 99% they are error free and look great.
Who needs legs when you can float?
Hahaha amiibo is my favorite.
I don't care what anyone says, these things are most likely fake. With the $2500 metroid prank providing motivation to fraudsters.
Darn. I should have bought that fox that was upside down in the package when I saw him. Sigh.
@Samurairu my thoughts exactly
I feel like a Peach amiibo with the legs is worth more money than one without, but eBay people are crazy.
Dual wielding Donkey Kong.
Peach is truly a leg-less.
Truly, truly, truly a leg-less.
Not really sell worthy, but just good to show
Let's go broken amiibo hunting
What's going on in these factories
So we've got dual-wielding Samus, legless Peach, and here is cross-armed Villager to join in line. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nintendo-Factory-Sealed-VILLAGER-Amiibo-Variant-Error-Reversed-Arms-Smash-RARE-/331402059917?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d291a208d
Isnt it weird how things work? "oh look a brand new broken item lets pay thousands of dollars for it."
Its over 50 and the price hasnt surpassed the sellers expected price. What a shame. This one its not as cool as the dual wielding samus. I wouldnt pay over 50 for this.
He seems to be confident that this will be a cashgrab like the dual wielding samus amiibo.
I would love to hear from anyone involved in assembly line production regarding the likelihood of these isolated Amiibo defects.
In the world of action figures, due to automation, you generally see a specific defect spread across numerous figures before the defect is corrected.
Conversely, an isolated defect on just one out of tens or hundreds of thousands of figures is unheard of, which leads me to call BS on these singular Amiibo defects.
I'm hoping to find a Kirby or Villager with a misstamped face myself...
A mario with a luigi head
this is really dumb yea i get the double armed cannon samus and the custom made amiibo but a legless peach next there going to pay £1000 just for a rossalina without the luma
I have a peach and her stand is not attached to the base.
That's cute, now where can I find a normal Marth?
stop calling my customers on ebay dumb. they know what they want, i call em smart.
The black hole has consumed her own legs.
@Robottiimu2000: He/she/they have been a(n) (e-Bay) member since the 1st of this month. That's only 2 days(today is the 3rd). So it's normal they don't have feedback. The issue here is legit item vs. not.
@Everyone_Else: Not all e-Bayers are crazy. The "value" from these is that in their normal condition, they are considered collectable, so a defective one, as long as it's both legit, & rare, will have a high price to some ppl. It'd sorta be like a defective Star Trek, Star Wars, or Doctor Who figurine, after that particular defect is corrected, the original still has some collectable value.
It's possible that if this is fraudulent, it's a single person, or group that sells these via different e-Bay accounts. This way, it looks legit, b/c it appears other ppl also have purchased defective items(in this case, Amiibo), & are selling them. On top of that possibility, this set-up would work out nicely, for someone, or a group of someones, that excel at modifying still-figures/action-figures, so they look like a legitimately erroneously produced figure, & can be sold as such. Someone w/ agile fingers, & hands could pull such a stunt, so that when the figure is pieced together again, w/ parts missing, or purposely put on improperly, or painted over to appear not painted at all, that it looks legit, & probably would be hard for someone not aware of how to spot tampering of a product vs. legit manufacturing error.
The fact that this account for this item is new, & therefore has no history, it's difficult to say if this is a legit item, or not. Again, as I stated above, it would be no difficult feat for someone to tamper with the figure, then place it back into the box, & seal it again; maybe even putting it in new packaging. A person with all the right equipment, & skills could do that, & make it look legit. On the other hand, it could be the same person that sold Samus, just a different account. Then, of course, it could also be legit.
In all honesty, seeing the figures in stores, & currently having one CIB(complete in box), while they have detail to them, I imagine the manufacturing cost of these are $4-6. I say this b/c stores make a profit on products, although sometimes will sell certain products for less, & make it up through other products. At a price of $12 in most stores, Ammibos probably bring retailers $3-6 in profit. For example: Toys R' Us selling them at 3 for $30, that's $10 per figure, which means that they are less than $10 to make individually, since the only other reason to sell a just-released item for a sale price would be to get customers into the stores. I'm referring to when they just released 2 weeks ago.
it's not like Peach is going to get up and walk out of the factory...
With shipping, I guess you cannot get lower than that Anttila price. Besides, Anttila (at least the one near me) got only Link, Starfox, Pikachu, Yoshi, Peach, DK, Mario (wasn't there more released?)
Local Prisma had no Amiibos, Gigantti I don't even bother anymore (19e seems to be, my nearest two doesn't even sell any gaming stuff anymore). My local stores seem to hate Ninty.
If you order something else from other country, then you may get some cheaper (like French Amazon)
@Capt_N ...indeed. The fact that the account is brand new speaks for it that this is pontential fraud. Personally I would never trust a brand new & no feedback account more than 5€, knowing that I might never get anything for my money. But never a rare and potentially expensive purchase.. They most likely are just scamming.
I'm just surprised people are bidding high amounts of money on an item posted by a seller with NO good references at all. Is this the normal thing on eBay? I'm new there but I wouldn't buy from someone with zero positive votes to go for them.
Not that the item seems fake or anything - I'm just saying.
Did I miss something? It is up to $3,500 USD.
@LordGeovanni I think these are troll bids. Bloody well hope they are!
I just scored a Pikachu missing his tail lol
There's another legless peach on ebay!
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