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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #325 on: August 24, 2015, 07:39:47 PM »
What a day!

First, my prof switched the test from yesterday to today, so no class skipping. Thats fine, I can at least hit Target...but my alarm did not go off and I overslept.

Thats okay! My folks were on the hunt for my sister and so they swung by and scooped up all of the non-rare (read: non-Fire Emblem) figures at Target. They also hit up TRU and snag Greninja, and strike out at Besy Buy. Had to guide parents on purchases during lecture, which was rather funny.

I start trolling around online when I get to work and miss everything there...Lucina sold out in less than 10 seconds as I never saw it go up during the window. I then read on reddit that there are Meta Knights in the next town over so I "took lunch" and hopped over to grab the last two on the shelf.

I found a cheap Pit on Amazon (23.50) and bit on that for my sis since parents were paying for that one for her. I also managed to grab a Robin on a different site after missing AGAIN on the Amazon window. I ended up passing on the Splatoon 3-pack because I was burned out of buying them once that window opened up on Amazon.

Tally: 1 Silver Mario, 2 Meta Knight, 1 Robin, 2 Jigglypuff, 1 Pit, 1 Charizard, 1 Wario.

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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #326 on: September 10, 2015, 11:42:56 PM »
Shulk amiibos are back at Gamestop.com.

Never mind. Oh look, 7 million Amiibo sold.
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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #327 on: September 11, 2015, 12:12:53 AM »
Which is terrible news.
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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #328 on: September 11, 2015, 04:29:19 PM »
Good haul today. All I really wanted was Zero Suit Samus, but GameStop also had the Splatoon Three Pack and classic color 8-bit Mario so I got those. I also got a single Inkling Girl, but when I got back to work, I couldn't justify keeping it when I already had the three pack (was going to open the single and keep the three pack sealed) so I returned it. I still want the modern color 8-Bit Mario, but who knows how difficult it will be to get a hold of it when it releases not bundled with the console?

I have Chibi Robo Zip Lash reserved and the only Super Smash Bros. Amiibo I definitely want are Roy, Ryu, and Wii Fit Trainer. It'd be nice to get Shulk, but that's not happening. I'd consider ROB except I don't want the three pack with Duck Hunt and Mr. Game and Watch.

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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #329 on: September 11, 2015, 05:11:02 PM »
When I bought Mario Maker this morning some douche bag was trying to buy basically every Amiibo that they had just stocked (at 8:01 am), they told him there was a limit of two per character. This reaffirmed my reasoning for hating Amiibo, and for hating people.
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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #330 on: September 11, 2015, 06:17:49 PM »
Just bought Zero Suit Samus and Olimar from Amazon. Quick and painless. Sweetness.
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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #331 on: September 11, 2015, 09:45:48 PM »
I see people talking about classic 8-bit Mario, but not so much about modern 8-bit Mario.
Is that a function of preference or availability?
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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #332 on: September 11, 2015, 10:01:38 PM »
I just went with Ganondorf today. I really love the details on his figure.

I see people talking about classic 8-bit Mario, but not so much about modern 8-bit Mario.Is that a function of preference or availability?

I believe here in North America that the modern 8-bit Mario is getting released at a later date.
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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #333 on: September 12, 2015, 12:57:13 AM »
Right now, Modern Mario is Walmart exclusive in NA and in the US it's exclusive to a system bundle. (Canada has it separate, thank Arceus)
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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #334 on: September 12, 2015, 12:29:03 PM »
No line at my local target. While heading there I passed a Gamestop at 7:45AM with 4 guys in lawn chairs and my mother, of all people. She was waiting to get an Olimar for my sister and thought they would open early @8 like some previous occasions.


I walked into Target at 8AM, asked the associate and she came back with one of each so I bought the Olimar to save my mom another 2 hours in a line. Kinda funny there were folks waiting at Gamestop and not at the Target down the road. Mom said they were there all night. They sure wasted the last 12 hours of their life.


So after I get my retro bundle pre-order in two weeks I just need Robin, Lucina, and WFT from past waves, and Mewtwo, Falco, and Roy from future waves.


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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #335 on: September 20, 2015, 12:48:22 AM »
The Wal-Mart just rearranged their amiibo section so it is bigger. They stocked it full. I only find 2 Zero-Suit Samus and 2 Olimar amiibos. I snagged a Zero-Suit Samus. All I need now to be happy is a Fox, Lucina, and Palutena.
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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #336 on: September 25, 2015, 03:55:38 PM »
Huh, wasn't Modern Mario supposed to come out today? Either way, went to a Gamestop this morning to pick up my Retro 3-pack and they said Modern 8-bit Mario wasn't in their system.

HOWEVER, I did snag my first Animal Crossing Amiibo cards. Is there already a dedicated thread for AC Amiibo Cards or shall I start one up in the Handheld forum?
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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #337 on: September 25, 2015, 04:42:49 PM »
Right now, the Modern Colors 8-bit Mario is only available in a console bundle exclusive to Walmart, but the Amiibo itself won't be exclusive to the bundle and should get an individual release at some point as far as I know. I bought the Classic Colors 8-bit Mario just in case the Modern Colors one became stupidly hard to come by when it finally releases.

I was tempted to buy the retro 3-pack, but I don't really want Mr. Game and Watch or Duck Hunt. ROB just looks cool so I wanted that one.

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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #338 on: September 28, 2015, 09:33:27 PM »
I got my Retro 3-pack but it appears the Mr. Game & Watch figure came off its base in the box somewhere along the way.

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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #339 on: September 28, 2015, 10:35:47 PM »
It looks broken, is it?
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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #340 on: September 28, 2015, 10:52:36 PM »
From the look of it it just came out of the slot it was in.
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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #341 on: September 28, 2015, 11:15:35 PM »
If you have a Canadian friend and their local store isn't sold out, Modern 8-Bit Mario is a solo release at Walmarts up north.  It's how I'm getting mine. :D
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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #342 on: September 29, 2015, 02:27:25 PM »
From the look of it it just came out of the slot it was in.


At least you aren't like the one guy who got a 3-pack that had the dog without the duck.
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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #343 on: September 29, 2015, 03:45:03 PM »
From the look of it it just came out of the slot it was in.


At least you aren't like the one guy who got a 3-pack that had the dog without the duck.

Hell, that one would probably be like the double barreled samus - worth more to someone as a defect.
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« Reply #344 on: September 29, 2015, 04:46:32 PM »
There were plenty of Retro 3-pack at the Gamestop near my apartment. First time Nintendo overstocked an Amiibo set.
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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #345 on: September 30, 2015, 12:48:35 AM »
There were plenty of Retro 3-pack at the Gamestop near my apartment. First time Nintendo overstocked an Amiibo set.

I also just came from a local Target and they had a shelf-full of Dr. Marios!
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« Reply #346 on: September 30, 2015, 06:10:59 PM »
Just give me Roy.
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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #347 on: September 30, 2015, 11:41:38 PM »
I actually really want all three in the Retro Amiibo pack, but I'm trying to convince myself to get OFF collecting these things.

ROB is my Smash Bros main and I'm quite enamored by Game and Watch's switching poses. Duck Hunt is cool just because it's that freaking dog.

You know what would have really made these things a bang for your buck, though? If they had the classic NES game unlocked for Virtual Console when you bought them. And like, they unlocked it for every system that has an NFC reader. When you think about it, that's essentially stopping people from buying the same game three times on the eShop (since they're five bucks and an Amiibo is 15) but it would be a nice gesture for fans of these characters. Also, digital games cost nothing, and given most of the Smash cast has an NES title associated with them, the emulation cost would be offset by the Amiibo profit.
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« Reply #348 on: October 01, 2015, 12:16:06 AM »
and given most of the Smash cast has an NES title associated with them, the emulation cost would be offset by the Amiibo profit.

Sure. But why would Nintendo do that though, given that they can (and already do) make money from VC and Amiibo sales separately?

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Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« Reply #349 on: October 01, 2015, 02:12:00 AM »
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