Today Nintendo launched its second wave of NFC-enabled Amiibo figures in the UK. Looking around the web tonight, however, you’d be hard-pressed to find some of these figures in stock. The only places that do still have them are private sellers on eBay or those online retailers cheeky enough to hike up the asking price.
Wave two features six new figures including Little Mac, Zelda, Luigi, Captain Falcon, Diddy Kong, and Pit. However, much like the first wave, it appears as though Nintendo is only shipping a limited number of stock for certain characters. Though Zelda, Luigi, and Diddy Kong can be purchased just about anywhere, Falcon, Mac, and Pit figures are starting to dry up.
Shortly after wave one, Nintendo confirmed that it would discontinue some characters after launch. Inevitably, this sparked a bout of panic buying and now figures for The Villager and Wii Fit Trainer are sold out just about everywhere. Unless you want to pay almost double the original price. Doing a quick scour of the web, there are some outlets that still have stock, including GameSeek.
Our advice: if you’re desperate to expand your Amiibo collection, make sure you pre-order. Nintendo isn’t likely to come forward and outline which ones they’ve discontinued from region to region, so it’s best to buy in advance.
Waves 3 & 4 are due for release in January and February, including characters such as King Dedede, Shulk, Bowser, Sonic, and Mega Man.