Nintendo predicted the amiibo shortage 11 years ago

It’s the long con

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A lot of folks were surprised at last fall’s amiibo launch, and how scarce some of the figures were. They shouldn’t have been; Nintendo gave them a heads-up almost 11 years ago.

The intro for the Game Boy Advance’s Mario vs. Donkey Kong shows even the famed ape unable to get his hands on these elusive collectibles. Damn you, Mario Toy Company! This has been your intention all along!


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