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A decade-old Kirby cartoon saw the future, mocked amiibo shortages

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is an enjoyable Wii U game that takes advantage of certain amiibo toys to give the player extra powers. The game, in fact, takes a brief moment to push the toys at the player and suggest they go buy some. The game works with the Kirby, King DeDeDe and Meta Knight toys ... but of course two of those three amiibo are nearly impossible to find unless you wait in line when a retailer gets a few in stock.

Paul LaCen sent me this clip from a Kirby cartoon that aired between 2002 and 2006 in the United States after originally airing in Japan between 2001 and 2003. So how well does a cartoon from over a decade ago skewer Nintendo's modern situation with amiibo?

I'll let you watch for yourself. Once you're done, check out our video of Rainbow Curse. It's almost TOO cute.

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