Luigi Amiibo Defect Has No Left Hand

The latest Amiibo manufacturing error sees Mario's cowardly brother missing his left hand.

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The latest Amiibo manufacturing defect has appeared in the form of a Luigi toy with no left hand. Someone is hoping to cash in on the mistake, as it appeared today on auction site eBay.

This is what the Luigi Amiibo should look like
This is what the Luigi Amiibo should look like

How did Luigi lose his hand? It must have happened at the manufacturing plant, because the seller says the Amiibo remains factory sealed. It appears Luigi's trademark white glove was simply never put on.

The owner of the busted--and potentially valuable--Luigi Amiibo lives in the UK, though they will sell the item to anyone worldwide for an extra fee. Only two bids have been placed so far, with the top offer being £11.50 ($18).

That's just barely above Luigi's standard £10.99 ($17) asking price in the UK.

The one-handed Luigi was purchased directly from the Nintendo online store, and its seller assures bidders that it's no fake. "The Amiibo has not been opened, tampered with, or damaged in any way and is currently being stored safely in a box as to prevent and accidental damage," the seller writes.

As for why the seller is choosing to put the rare Luigi Amiibo up for sale instead of keeping it as a collector's item, this person told us: "As we've seen with the Dual Arm Cannon Samus, Dual Sword Marth, Legless Peach, some of these rare Amiibos can go for quite high amounts. I'm also only a student, so extra money would really not be a bad thing."

The Luigi Amiibo defect is the latest in a string of mishaps, following the two-cannon Samus, legless Princess Peach, and the Marth toy with two swords. We can only imagine what will come next.

Nintendo's Amiibo line was released in late November alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The toys have been top-sellers, shifting some 700,000 units in ten days, and that's just for the United States. The most popular Amiibo so far is Link, from the Legend of Zelda series.

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