GameStop Says Little Mac Amiibo “Discontinued,” No Longer Receiving Stock

Little Mac amiiboLike many GeekParty staffers, I’ve spent the last few weeks tirelessly searching for amiibo figures. I’ve used inventory trackers, made several desperate phone calls, and have scoped out the electronics section of every store in my area.

However, the biggest tool in my amiibo-hunting arsenal has been GameStop’s website. They let you check a product’s availability online, allowing you to see if a nearby store has an elusive amiibo in stock. My relentless refreshing helped me to score the rare Pit amiibo, and I’d hoped it would help me find Little Mac as well.

But on December 31st, GameStop removed Little Mac’s product page from their website. Every other amiibo, including the ultra-rare trio of Marth, Villager, and Wii Fit Trainer, is still present. Little Mac’s mysterious disappearance had me curious, and I decided to reach out to GameStop for more information.

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Unfortunately, the response wasn’t what I’d hoped for. The associate I spoke to told me that Little Mac has been discontinued, and that GameStop will no longer be receiving any stock of the item. While rumors of discontinued amiibo figures may have been exaggerated, it’s not a good sign for anyone who’s after the Bruiser from the Bronx.

Still, Little Mac fans shouldn’t give up hope. His amiibo occasionally shows up on Amazon, and he’s available for pre-order on Entertainment Earth. Furthermore, this statement only means that GameStop isn’t currently expecting any new Little Mac shipments. If Nintendo decides to reissue Little Mac in the future, you can bet they’ll have him back in stock.

In the meantime, pre-order wave 3 while you still can. Amiibo shortages have been brutal, and it doesn’t look like things will improve anytime soon.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edwin307 Edwin A

    Idiots. It says delisted/discontinued and shortage/cancellation. It doesn’t mean it was discontinued, it means it was delisted OR discontinued. Stop trying to fall for this bullshit hype just so assholes can sell them for a higher price on eBay. Nintendo confirmed that the amiibo will not be discontinued, they’re just having a hard time dealing with the demand. Calm your shits and stop advertising for eBay scalpers.

    • JN Elfprincess

      You know, the author did point out that Gamestop’s statement only means they’re not currently expecting Little Mac Amiibos and that that doesn’t preclude the possibility of Nintendo reissuing.

      Maybe read a little more closely before slinging around insults?

      • http://www.facebook.com/edwin307 Edwin A

        No the author didn’t point that out. She clearly states that the rep said they were discontinued. Why don’t you try reading a little more closely. Yes at the end it states about the currently but the article title is misleading and that is what most people read and then quickly jump to conclusions.

        • Josh Wirtanen

          You mean like this part:

          “Furthermore, this statement only means that GameStop isn’t currently
          expecting any new Little Mac shipments. If Nintendo decides to reissue
          Little Mac in the future, you can bet they’ll have him back in stock.”

    • http://geekparty.com Mandi Odoerfer

      My goal is help people who are still looking for a Little Mac. Now, people can stop looking for him at GameStop and start looking at other stores, like the ones I mentioned in the article. I really hope those Entertainment Earth pre-orders work out!

      If you’re still after Little Mac, I’d also recommend a site called CamelCamelCamel. It’ll sen you notifications when an item shows up on Amazon at or below a specified price. I didn’t catch my last alert in time, but I’m hopeful I’ll snag him soon. I’m nothing if not ridiculously persistent.

      Good luck to you in your amiibo hunt. :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/edwin307 Edwin A

        I didn’t necessarily mean to call you an idiot, just people who believe Nintendo is discontinuing a (highly popular) Amiibo entirely. As you state in the article: “the associate I spoke to told me that Little Mac has been discontinued, and that GameStop will no longer be receiving any stock of the item.” That is misleading and promoting a hype for second hand sellers such as eBay scalpers from going and buying all the stock and selling it on eBay. The associate likely knows nothing except whether they’re getting shipments and misunderstood the websites message. I don’t mind you posting information but I’d suggest getting some direct information from Nintendo /NOT/ from dumb undertrained customer service reps from GameStop.

    • Josh Wirtanen

      The article clearly states all of the things you just explained, and even gives alternate means of locating the figure that are legitimate retailers. There’s a link to the Target inventory tracker and Entertainment Earth, which aren’t scalpers.

      And I’m really curious as to how you define the term “bullshit hype.” Because to me, that implies false information designed to feed into a particular hype that’s already prevalent, and I don’t see this article doing any of that. It gives facts directly from the source, and then gives alternative means to finding the figure so people have other options besides hitting the panic button. If the title were “GameStop Says You’ll NEVER Get a Little Mac Amiibo,” you’d have a point. But it doesn’t, so you really don’t.

      So I’m not sure what you’re so upset about. I’m guessing you read the title and hit the comment button without reading the article. That’s your fault, not ours.

      • http://www.facebook.com/edwin307 Edwin A

        By bullshit hype, I mean people who think the Amiibo are going to be discontinued so they’re rushing to buy them, which then gives eBay scalpers the ability to buy them all and sell them for a premium. And I read the title, read almost all the way through to the article. Sadly I didn’t realize that last bit, but then again, many people do that, and many people will jump to conclusions, especially when the article title is misleading. The clickbait nonsense is tiresome.

        • Josh Wirtanen

          It’s not clickbait, though. It’s actual information from a retailer. And the headline is pretty straightforward. The title doesn’t say, “Hurry off to Buy Your Amiibo From Scalpers” It says “GameStop Says Little Mac Amiibo “Discontinued,” No Longer Receiving Stock.” It also tells you where else to get the amiibo.

          For someone actually looking to buy Little Mac (which I am), this article is here to hopefully help you find it. “Maybe stop looking at GameStop for now and try one of these other retailers, like these ones that let you check inventory and send you alerts when the product is available.” If this is what you take from the article, it’s helpful. If you take, “BUY ONE FROM A SCALPER BEFORE THEY’RE GONE!” then I can’t really help you, because that’s not what the article says.

          And I posted this above, but I’ll post it again:

          “Furthermore, this statement only means that GameStop isn’t currently
          expecting any new Little Mac shipments. If Nintendo decides to reissue
          Little Mac in the future, you can bet they’ll have him back in stock.”

          This is from the actual article. We made sure to clarify that bit for people, because it is genuinely confusing.

          So no, we’re not trying to drive people to scalpers. We’re trying to post information we’ve been able to get in the hopes that other people looking for the same information can find it useful.