Custom Satoru Iwata amiibo Makes Smiles for Charity

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

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Custom Satoru Iwata Amiibo

Rare amiibo are often a huge pain to get your hands on. This amiibo, while even rarer, is a very special one indeed. It is a custom Satoru Iwata amiibo lovingly crafted by a fan, and one that is generating money for charity. This special custom amiibo is built on a Mii Fighter amiibo. It’s been carefully re-sculpted and repainted with Iwata’s Mii features. It also contains various items from many of the game series that he was involved with over the years. These include a 1Up Mushroom from Mario, Link’s Master Sword and Toon Link’s shield from Zelda, a Star Rod from Kirby, Diddy Kong’s cap from Donkey Kong, and a Pokéball from Pokémon.

What makes this custom Satoru Iwata amiibo really special is that it is being auctioned off for charity on ebay. The current top bid is $1,825, and there are still 2 days left in the auction. The full price of this item will go to Child’s Play (as indicated by the auction’s eBay Giving status). As you may know, Child’s Play donates video games to hospitals and therapy facilities that treat children. The idea is to give these kids entertainment during what can often be a very difficult time in their lives, as well as very boring for them. The goal is of course to also bring many smiles to these kids, too.

Custom Satoru Iwata Amiibo

This is a wonderful cause and a very kind thing for the creator of this custom Satoru Iwata amiibo to do. The world needs more smiles after all. Satoru Iwata himself spoke on many occasions about creating smiles through Nintendo’s products. This custom amiibo is an incredible tribute to the great Nintendo President, and will be great for the joy it will bring to some of those children who could really use some smiles. Whoever adds this to their amiibo collection will have an incredible collector’s item to enjoy, or they could possibly even auction it again later to donate to charity again. Either way, seeing a fan do this has probably brought a smile to Satoru Iwata in Heaven, too.

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About Michael Fontanini

Michael is a veteran gamer in my early 30s, who grew up around video games, with fond memories of the oldies like the NES and SNES. He loves Nintendo but also plays a lot of games on his PC. Michael also enjoys going for walks or bike rides, and loves animals.

Michael is also a computer programmer. This started with a toy he got as a kid called PreComputer 1000 that was made by V-Tech. It had a simple programming mode which is what started him down the road of being a programmer! Michael can program in BASIC, Visual Basic, C++, C#, and is familiar with Java and Lua Script.

Putting programming and gaming together, Michael became a hobbyist game developer which may give him some good insights on game development! Most recently, he has been playing with the free version of the Unity engine (a powerful and easy-to-use game engine).

I love Nintendo but I also play a lot of game's on PC, many of which are on steam. My favorite Nintendo game's include Zelda, Metroid, and Smash Bros to name a few. On PC I love the Half-Life games, as well as most all of the Source Engine games just to name a few.