Nintendo Fan’s Custom Amiibo of Reggie Fils-Aime Made It Into His Retirement Video

Nintendo Fan’s Custom Amiibo of Reggie Fils-Aime Made It Into His Retirement Video

On the heels of the news that Reggie Fils-Aime would be retiring later this year, a Nintendo fan's story of an amiibo made it extra special.

As one of the most prolific heads of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime has had a lengthy and lasting career with a huge impact in the games industry. While Fils-Aime announced that he would be retiring as president and COO of Nintendo of America this April, the impact of his good nature and embrace of the Nintendo community can be seen in one special instance.

Following the news earlier this week that Reggie Fils-Aime would be retiring from Nintendo later this year, Nintendo fan Ganda Kris, known for her presence on YouTube making custom amiibo figurines, shared a tweet that adds an extra layer to the recent announcement of Fils-Aime’s retirement.

In the video released by Nintendo announcing Fils-Aime’s retirement, Kris noted that in the background of the video on Reggie’s desk, you can see a custom amiibo that she made for Fils-Aime, though she had never known whether or not the amiibo had ever actually made its way to him.

Rest assured, Kris noted that you can see the amiibo in the background of the video right near Reggie, making it much more endearing that it not only managed to make its way over to Reggie himself, but that he found a place for it among his other memorabilia and collectibles from over the years in his office.