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.

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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.

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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.

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Lunaphobia

This is probably the coolest tribute to Satoru Iwata I've seen yet

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ALOIYD

Wrong again, Gamespot, it's the Star Rod from Kirby, i'm sure of it.

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Golemoy

@ALOIYD: It looks like rosalina's wand.

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_Plaguelight_

@golemoy: Pretty sure that might have been Iwata's touch in the Galaxy games, a sort of tribute back to the Kirby verse.

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Seven7Swords

I wonder if this one will work with every Nintendo game ever...

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Lunaphobia

@seven7swords: That'd be pretty cool, yeah, but unfortunately it's not an official product

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rey2

Wish they'd use his Nintendo direct pose. That funny one episode where they were muppets and he'd knock Reggie out with that move.

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karloss01

It's Rosalina's wand taken straight from the amiibo.

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Ariel_G

It's... beautiful!!

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vlath

That's a Star Rod,.. or Rosalina's wand... (colours are Rosalina's, shape is Kirby's...). Anyhow, it's not a Super Star...

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NiceMouse

They really captured his likeness.

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Lunaphobia

@Chatch09 My God you're not very smart, are you? That's a CUSTOM amiibo. Some guy MADE it with their OWN hands. It's not an official product, it doesn't HAVE a box that is the only one there is unless someone tries to remake another one.

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Xtraterry0

It's Rosalina's wand beneath him, not Super Star.

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JJOpoku

@xtraterry0:I thought it was kirby's wand

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bunchanumbers

I hope that this isn't one of those auctions where people make fake bids and ruin what is a good thing with a good cause.

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xxxInfectedxxx

Creepy as hell

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ArcaneSmile

This is awesome.

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RogerioFM

Would buy it if I was rich, even if I don't have a Wii, just to honor the man... And help children or whatever.

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RogerioFM

What? Where's the banana in his hand?

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slam_shot_sam

I just bid $1150 and it didn't beat somebody's top bid, so it's at $1175 now.

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That sucks someone is trying to make money off a dead person, good thing they are donating 100% though.

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RogerioFM

@mesome713: You have no clue of what the **** you're talking about hey kid?

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Dissentioncc

@mesome713: Your entire post contradicts itself.

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@Dissentioncc: Yeah, i should have used gathered money instead.

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Lunaphobia

@mesome713 You idiot.. they are donating all the money to a charity... if anything, using Iwata-sans memory to support a charity is a compliment .

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bobbyman46

@mesome713: they're trying to make money for charity not for themselves. This is an incredibly selfless thing to do and a great tribute to a great man.

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normanislost

That's pretty cool, shame it's just a standard Mii amiibo

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Lunaphobia

@normanislost: What else do you expect it to be?

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karloss01

@normanislost: depends the creator may have customised the mii in the base to look like him too.