We've rather enjoyed the saga of the dual wielding Samus amiibo here on Nintendo Life, even if it has prompted opportunists to employ a little photoshop manipulation to figures — hello, Brown Yoshi — to seek attention. Last week we reported on the fact that it had popped up on eBay and reached an eye-watering $1000 bid with three days to go. Madness! Craziness! Well, that was only the beginning.
Bidding on the unique amiibo above has now closed and, incredibly, the bidding closed at $2500. That's enough to buy about nine Wii U systems or a slightly dodgy car, but has been spent on one amiibo which will, no doubt, remain sealed. We'd like to think it'll be locked away in a high-tech vault that requires two keyholders and a retinal scan just to see it, but we may be getting carried away.
Will the winning bidder actually pay? Will they have a panic-attack when they realise they've spent $2500 on a small NFC figure? That, dear reader, we may never know.
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if you wanted your own, just replace the arm cannons because apparently it is easy to do that
could of been done for $24
If I wanted a dual-wielding Samus amiibo, I would just buy 2 and make my own. Edit: beaten to the punch by @LordOfGamez
@LordOfGamez But can you do that while the figure is in its package?
Lmao the Kirby Amiibo I have is a triclops! xD
I doubt that I could sell it at that price, but it's still hilarious to see Kirby and his three eyes!
If they actually pay it is news worthy....otherwise it is another day on ebay.
I wonder how much My link with 3 arms will sell!
@Neko_Rukiafan Doesn't hurt to try and sell it. You could always get another if it sells well.
@LordOfGamez Original package.
I've been searching for defect Amiibo's but no luck. Hope this guy gets paid....that would be a great Christmas present.
so much nope
@Neko_Rukiafan Triclops Kirby? Pics or it didn't happen!
@Neko_Rukiafan I bet u COULD sell it for that! Don't count your chickens!
I have a Samus that has both male AND female parts. Would that sell?
and im making a killing off this.
The thing about this 'defect' is that it looks too good.
Perfect placement and just looks like someone made it that way. It definitely could be put back into the box easily and the buyer not be aware.
I could be wrong and it would be a cool thing to have but not that cool.
Well, now we know the price for one Chozo-brand Armcannon, made on Zebes.
Some people just have more money than sense. Even this is rare, I don't think it's worth it for a normally 13$ figurine. You could just modify your own and enclose/seal it in a better casing/box. This isn't some sealed item 2 decades ago.
Anyway, good for the guy who is selling it. He must be laughing out loud to the buyer if he gets paid for it.
If I were Nintendo I would purposefully manufacture amiibos with defects, and then sell them on the internet under the guise of a regular Joe..
um...but really who wants to buy a figure for more than 1000 dollars! what could they possibly use it for or want it for that much? a unopened figurine? Opened defected figure? resell it? THE POSSIBLITIES ARE ENDLESS!
Oh my gosh. Why would anyone waste so much money? I mean, a hundred dollars I can understand, maybe even TWO hundred... But TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS!?!?!?!?
I'll be sure to keep my eyes open for any more factory defect amiibos that's for sure! (Not that I'd sell them... lol!)
Again, people pay any price for anything on eBay.
All I hope is that in a future Metroid Prime style game, they give the dual arm cannon as a weapon option / upgrade in homage to all this (with a suitable negative effect to balance it out).
You know how the saying goes: "A fool and his money are soon parted."
Holy shart! I've been looking for incorrectly made amiibos in the hopes of striking it rich but sadly to no avail. Maybe I should just try my hand at making a fake one
Dual armgun on next metroid game confirmed
this is fake
reason 1 in the top right it says the name of the character not the age rating
reason 2 in the top left it says super smash bros in fancy writing as it dose here but below it says again super smash bros. collection
RED ALERT DO NOT BYE I REPEAT DO NOT BYE!!!!
@LordOfGamez - totally not the point...
Does this means there's a double normal arm Samus out there?
@sagen i'm just saying they could of saved some money.
@Azooooz well, you could but there is a vid somewhere that shows that you can rip the bottom off and take the amiibo out and put it back in, but i get your point
OMG!! Checkout the Yoshi defect I found! I'M RICH!!!!
@Thats-what-shy LOL, more like messed up.
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