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Re: Amiibo

Post by King-X » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:09 am

I already have Marth, and this would be ok as I really only got him because he had that stigma that he was going to be rare. In all honesty though, as far as I'm concerned they're characters that aren't going to be useful in many franchises so good riddance to the less useful amiibos! I've seen some places selling them quite expensively - like a £20 Kirby.

What surprised me though, is that Forbidden Planet and MiniTokyo don't stock amiibos at all! (I was in both yesterday.)
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Post by swarf » Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:12 pm

That rumour looks pretty legit actually. Shame
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Post by danbish » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:30 pm

I own 5 amiibo, one of which is WiiFit Trainer and I really want to complete the collection. I hope this rumour is just down to stock shortages as they can't possibly discontinue them a week after launch - Nintendo will deserve all the criticism they'll get if they're foolish enough to go through with this. I knew that some of the fighters would have a limited run only but I can't believe they're crazy enough just to go for a week.

The fact that amiibo has been such a sell out should make it clear to Nintendo that they've really got a money maker here and as a business, they really should be making the effort to get more out there. Chances are is that amiibo has been much more of a success than they've anticipated and are now panicking as they don't have the supply to meet demand and rather than drip feed a few figurines at a time, they're not providing anymore until they have enough stock built up to ship as a massive haul. That's what I'm hoping anyway.

And I see on Amazon that Villager is commanding at least £40 which is frankly ridiculous, I want him but I'm not paying that.
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Post by Troggy » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:17 pm

£40 for an amiibo is ridiculous. I'm going to assume the rumor was started from stock shortages.
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Post by Dig Dug » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:50 pm

I could have bought villager a week ago but I just didn't want him. There is a reason why Villager had a short production run.

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Post by swarf » Sun Dec 07, 2014 5:37 pm

Right, so i've looked everywhere for Kirby, can't find one in stock anywhere. Can anyone help? :cry:
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Post by Dstryr » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:07 pm

Yep just a supply shortage, amiibo's are selling to well to start discontinuing them already.

For those still looking for the ones out of stock at amazon/game/nintendo store etc if you can't wait for a restock and don't want to get ripped off it might be worth a try at toys r us. 2 stores near me have them all in stock (can't order them online though).

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Post by danbish » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:03 pm

As I thought. Nintendo would have committed virtual suicide risking the wrath of the masses if this rumour turned out to be true.

Demand just far exceeded supply and more than likely caught Nintendo off guard. But you can bet your wallet those factories producing amiibo's will have gone into overdrive now.
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Post by Flag » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:00 pm

https://twitter.com/Futterish/status/542060144612638720

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Post by swarf » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:28 pm

Flag wrote:https://twitter.com/Futterish/status/542060144612638720

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Post by Flag » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:32 pm

Well, considering that's the news editor of Game Informer...
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Post by Wiimote » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:39 am

I wish Nintendo would make up there mind :evil:
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Re: Amiibo

Post by Dstryr » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:17 am

If you want Marth or WFT they're back in stock on Nintendo store.

http://store.nintendo.co.uk/amiibo.list

Don't expect them to stay there to long though.

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Post by RichardUK » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:46 am

whats with all these defected ones, there has been a samous with two gun arms, bald mario, legless peach, link and wii fit trainer in wrong positions, what factory are they using ?

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Post by Dstryr » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:58 am

Somewhere in China most likely but isn't this the norm for any mass manufactured toy/product? Always going to be a handful that get through QA into the wild.

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Post by RainbowGazelle » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:36 pm

swarf wrote:Right, so i've looked everywhere for Kirby, can't find one in stock anywhere. Can anyone help? :cry:
Amazon Germany currently have Kirby Amiibo. With P&P, and VAT, plus tax etc, it's about £16.
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Post by Flag » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:13 pm

There's also a few Invisible Amiibo turning up on eBay.

I genuinely have no idea what's happening with them though, and truth be told I don't think Nintendo do either. That said, discontinuing an item that sold out in the first week and is now going for several times RRP on various sites (and has inflated prices at even retail stores) then it'd be flat out idiotic to cancel them. Especially given this could have been Nintendo's chance to really pull in the sales figures they've been lacking these last few years.

Unfortunately, they dropped the ball massively on production of Smash and Amiibos which means sales will be way down.
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Re: Amiibo

Post by swarf » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:53 pm

I FOUND KIRBY :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by Robbo-92 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:59 pm

Amazon seem to have a few back in stock at £10, so I've got my two Amiibos ready for when I get Smash Bros for Christmas. Some idiots trying to charge people £60 for Villager on Amazon.
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Post by Flag » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:04 pm

Robbo-92 wrote:Amazon seem to have a few back in stock at £10, so I've got my two Amiibos ready for when I get Smash Bros for Christmas. Some idiots trying to charge people £60 for Villager on Amazon.
That's Amazon for you. I found this store (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aag/main/ref ... TDVIR8TLW5) that's beyond belief for overcharging...
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Post by Robbo-92 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:32 pm

Ok I'll have a brand total of 3 Amiibos now, decided to go for Pikachu as well as Link and Samus (although Samus is a gift from a family member), hope they enhance the gameplay sufficiently enough to warrant the purchase. Super Smash Bros has just been purchased for Christmas as well, down to around £36 on Amazon right now!
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Post by RainbowGazelle » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:08 am

Nintendo's UK shop still have few, including Kirby! http://store.nintendo.co.uk/amiibo.list
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Re: Amiibo

Post by King-X » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:05 pm

Currently I have Link, Samus, Fox, Marth and Peach. They tried to deliver Kirby today so I should be able to grab that at the sorting office first thing in the morning.

After that I'm waiting on Captain Falcon with my eye on Zelda if she gets a Hyrule Warriors amiibo weapon.

And then I'm pretty much done.
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