One-of-a-Kind Satoru Iwata Memorial Amiibo on Sale to Raise Money for Charity
Proceeds from fan-made figure will go to Child's Play.
A custom Amiibo modelled after late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata is available for purchase on eBay, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to charity.
Created by GandaKris, the figure uses the standard Mii Amiibo as a base and features Iwata's Mii holding the Master Sword. At his feet are Diddy Kong's Nintendo cap, a Pokeball, a 1UP mushroom, a Super Star from Mario, and the Red Shield from Zelda.
"GandaKris has created what we believe to be the most touching, and inspirational custom Amiibo ever created," reads the eBay listing. "In Iwata-san's memory we will be donating 100% of the proceeds directly to Child's Play, a non-profit charity dedicated to providing children in hospitals with toys and videos games."
At the time of publishing this story, the bidding has reached $779, with three days left on the item.
Iwata passed away in July 2015, following ongoing health issues. Nintendo has sinced named Tatsumi Kimishima as it's new president and successor. New "Fellow" roles have also been introduced at the company to serve as a support for him.
Genyo Takeda, general manager of Nintendo's research and development division has been appointed as a Technology Fellow. Shigeru Miyamoto, meanwhile, has taken up the role of Creative Fellow.