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If there’s one thing Nintendo does well, it’s generating hype in a fascinating number of different ways. When amiibo first came along, it was easy to dismiss the idea as Nintendo cashing in on the success of Skylanders with its own range of tiny NFC-enabled figurines. To some extent, that was true – but in true Nintendo form, amiibo took off in a huge way and has been a massive deal for collectors ever since.
The problem with amiibo, for the most part, is that every time Nintendo releases a new set they tend to sell out swiftly and prices get inflated.