Several years ago, after the debut of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Nintendo released amiibo cards featuring the extensive list of Animal Crossing characters. At the time, reception was pretty mixed. The cards’ primary use was to invite specific villagers to Happy Home Designer to decorate a home for them.
Later, Animal Crossing: New Leaf was updated with amiibo support, allowing RV-riding villagers into your town. Nintendo eventually released four different series of amiibo cards, featuring hundreds of villagers. Outside of those two games, the cards also worked with Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, which few people played. For many years, you could pick up a pack of cards on Amazon or eBay for relatively cheap. But now that we’re all playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, they’re are making a comeback in a big way.
Players have a tendency to grow fond of specific villager NPCs that live in their towns, and many Animal Crossing: New Leaf players have carried over this fondness to New Horizons. As a result of the demand, individual amiibo are now being sold on eBay for extremely high prices, with some individual villagers being sold for over a hundred bucks a pop. In addition, our site 5mmo.com has a large quantity of safe Animal Crossing Materials For Sale.
Villagers that appear to be particularly popular include Bob, Lucky, and Ankha, which are selling for over $100 a piece. Apollo comes in at $200, and topping the list is Whitney and Marshall, selling for about $300 a pop. This even includes the Japanese variants of the cards, which sees Marshall (Jun in Japan) going for $270 by itself.
The price surge is remarkable, especially since these cards weren’t particularly popular when they released. The games that initially utilized them, Happy Home Designer and Amiibo Festival, received tepid reactions from fans and the ability to utilize the cards in New Leaf didn’t come until later on. At the time, some were outspoken that spending money on cards instead of full-fledged amiibo collectible figures wasn’t worth it, but clearly feelings have now changed since a new mainline entry to the series has released.