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Once again, thanks to the super talented amiibo artist extraordinaire, GandaKris, we have a very special treat for amiibo fans! This custom amiibo of Nintendo’s Masahiro Sakurai, the creator of Super Smash Bros. and Kirby, is up for a charity auction on eBay.


100% of the proceeds from this auction will go to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. If you aren’t yet familiar with the work done over at St. Jude, check out the organization’s official website to get a better idea of the time and dedication the doctors, staff and volunteers put into the battle against the diseases.

GandaKris took a Mii Fighter amiibo and transformed it into a very unique one-of-a-kind game art piece. The Sakurai amiibo is filled to the brim with personalization and detail. The large white gloves represent the large white gloved hand that’s often seen slapping down players in Super Smash Bros. And while GandaKris kept the higher portion of the figure simplistic, the base of it is chalk full of tiny pieces of awesomeness. Nintendo memorabilia, like a purple GameCube, a Wii Remote and a Nintendo 64 controller, are all captured in carefully crafted sculpted form. Each miniature sculpture is painted in great detail and is secured firmly to the base, so they can all travel with Sakurai wherever his owner wants to take him!

It’s important to note that this custom is a delicate piece that requires very careful handling!

The eBay auction begins tonight, October 30th, at 9:00 p.m. CST, and it ends one week from today on Friday, November 6th, at 9:00 p.m. CST.

Want to see more of this incredible amiibo? Check out the photos below! Simply click an image to view a photo in its full size.

Masahiro Sakurai amiibo in its box


The back of the Masahiro Sakurai amiibo


Base details (front)


Base details (back)


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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.