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Dual-wielding Samus Aran Amiibo sold for US$2,500 on Ebay

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • December 1, 2014 at 3:11 p.m. PST • Comments: 35

How much would you pay for a factory-sealed defect Samus Aran Amiibo figure, if it came with two cannon arms instead of one as per usual?

As the owner of the dual-wielding Samus Aran Amiibo found out after a week-long Ebay auction, apparently some collectors are willing to shell out as much as four figures.

The auction, which saw a total of 75 bids from 19 bidders, eventually ended at a closing price of $2,500 earlier today.

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Speaking with GameSpot, the owner of the Amiibo figure said that he was "very happy with how it turned out."
"I was considering hanging on to it to sell at a later date if the value did increase. However, with the high level of interest shown at the time when I posted it, I thought I'd go ahead and sell it now in case the value went down or a whole tub of them was discovered at a later date," he added.

It's been about a week since the owner of the dual-wielding Samus Aran Amiibo first shared a picture of his prized possession on Reddit.

Since then, nobody else has come forth to claim that they, too, own a similarly-defected Samus Amiibo with the same two cannon arms defect, prompting collectors to believe that this may indeed be a one-of-a-kind misprint. That might have been one of the reasons the Amiibo was able to fetch a high price.

Question from the editor: If you were able to find a dual-wielding Samus Aran Amiibo, what would you do? Keep it in your collection? Put it up for auction? Or?

Source: Ebay auction via GameSpot.
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