The rush to get Walmart's exclusive gold Mario amiibo went pretty much as expected today. After Nintendo announced its latest retailer-exclusive figure, the gold Mario amiibo went online and sold out within minutes. Now it's going for ridiculous prices on eBay.
Pre-orders for the $12.96 item lasted about 15 minutes on Walmart.com, though it appeared that Walmart later refreshed some stock. Now, many of those pre-orders are going for about four to five times that on eBay — a handful sold for $100. None of that is too surprising, considering how quickly limited release amiibos tend to sell out.
Unless Walmart opens up more pre-orders, amiibo collectors will likely need to stake out their local store for the gold Mario figure to ship. The retailer exclusive Mario variant is expected in-store on March 20, the same day Mario Party 10 hits retail.