Restocks are generally exclusive now
Oh you thought amiibo were done? Think again.
Hearkening back to the days of the “Unholy Trinity” of Marth, Villager, and Wii Fit, the Smash Zelda amiibo (who actually launched a month after amiibo debuted in November of 2014), like almost everything else in that early lot, has become a rarity.
But in the past year or so Nintendo has been attempting to restock older figures, peppering in random shipments for scalpers to swoop up for people to grab. The latest one is the aforementioned Smash iteration of Zelda, who is now a Walmart exclusive (and sold out online for the time being).
Other restocks include Smash Link (GameStop), and 8-bit Link (Target). Yep, exclusives are still a thing for amiibo, a whole three years later.