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Amiibo now up for preorder. Nintendo INfinity Skylanders - $12.99 and GCU


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#1 gthirst

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:47 PM

 

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BEST BUY QUALIFIES GCU

 

Amazon

 

Gamestop

 

I guess it's not bad with GCU.  Nintendo toys/figures are usually around this price point anyway.

 

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#2 Kazeno Katana

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:54 PM

These sound pretty disappointing so far. The only game they've shown details on that uses them is Smash Bros and the actual use for them (AI Team mates during fights) is underwhelming. I feel like they need to show more details and supported games before these come out.


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#3 gthirst

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:57 PM

Agreed.  They said:

A range of compatible games

In addition to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, a variety of other games will offer amiibo compatibility. How they interact will vary from game to game.

Wii U games with planned amiibo functionality include:
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Mario Kart™ 8
  • Captain Toad™: Treasure Tracker
  • Mario Party™ 10
  • Yoshi's Woolly World™
  • and more

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:58 PM

I'm hoping hyrule warriors gets amiibo support through an update. Think I'll wait these out and see where they take them exactly and how necessary they are for particular games.


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#5 Link2999

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:01 PM

Some of these already sold out on Amazon. I put an order in for 6 of the set at Best Buy because of the GCU, not sure if GCU will continued to be offered on the figures.



#6 gthirst

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:05 PM

Some of these already sold out on Amazon. I put an order in for 6 of the set at Best Buy because of the GCU, not sure if GCU will continued to be offered on the figures.

It works on Infinity and Skylanders.  Should work on Amiibo.

 

Also Nintendo can't name products very well.  Wii U NEW 3DS AMIIBO.  Gawd.


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#7 legendarydogs

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:05 PM

Was about to say "at least they are not going for Skylander prices." I thought it was $13 for the set, not for each.



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:43 PM

No sign of Zelda or Pit. Odd. Guess they won't be part of series one?

 

I went ahead and preordered a complete set from Best Buy since GCU is applying. 20% off is great considering I have no idea if these will ever become cheap or go up in value. If it looks like stock will be plentiful after release I'll probably just cancel a few. For actual game usage I'm really only interested in probably Link, Marth, and Samus but the collector in me has gotta catch 'em all.



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:50 PM

Rip off, Skylanders is $8 a piece. Damn $5 Nintendo tax.



#10 SgtWiggles

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:58 PM

Bleh. I love collecting figures and stuff of that nature, but I still just can't wrap my head around that price for each one...(Even with GCU).

 

Might wait till closer to launch and see if they do some sort of sale at any retailer. Other than that, I'll just buy the few characters I really like (Link, Zelda, Marth, and Pitt)


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#11 gthirst

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 10:27 PM

No Mr. Game & Watch = no buy!


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#12 redreflect

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 10:28 PM

Bleh. I love collecting figures and stuff of that nature, but I still just can't wrap my head around that price for each one...(Even with GCU).

Might wait till closer to launch and see if they do some sort of sale at any retailer. Other than that, I'll just buy the few characters I really like (Link, Zelda, Marth, and Pitt)


Same for me, and I would be the guy who wants to collect them all. For all 14 it's $145.46 and that's WITH GCU.That's a little too steep for me.

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#13 Braleven

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 10:37 PM

Thanks for the post. Does anyone know if the Wii U Amiibo on Amazon currently will work for the 3DS Smash? I'm very interested in purchasing one of these.

Also, no Jigglypuff :(



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:22 PM

No Mr. Game & Watch = no buy!

I'd love that. He would be a cheap ass toy to manufacturer. Not much color or detail required.


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#15 anotherpoorgamer

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:15 AM

These look interesting.  Never collected the Skylanders or the Disney Infinity toys.   I might get a few when they become compatible to the 3DS.  I wonder how they will work with the current/old models of 3DS?



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:22 AM

So does the 3 per year GCU limit apply to figure purchases too?  I seem to remember that Skylanders would work but you were risking a ban by going over 3.  Keeping my Amazon preorder till I find this out.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:16 AM

So does the 3 per year GCU limit apply to figure purchases too?  I seem to remember that Skylanders would work but you were risking a ban by going over 3.  Keeping my Amazon preorder till I find this out.

Since it gets the GCU discount im guessing their systems consider it a game, but I think it'd consider each figure to be its own "game" so if the limit was actually enforced, you could buy 3 of each figure.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:29 AM

Since it gets the GCU discount im guessing their systems consider it a game, but I think it'd consider each figure to be its own "game" so if the limit was actually enforced, you could buy 3 of each figure.

That's how I'd like to interpret it, but I made a thread on Unboxed just to make sure.  Again, IIRC the limit was enforced on Skylanders figures last year and it was three total, including different characters.


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Posted 31 August 2014 - 12:59 PM

I've bought several skylanders year using GCU. I've read on unboxed somewhere, its tied to the SKU, which alot of them share, but "Mike" was confident that it wouldn't affect anything since they're listed as different items sharing the same SKU. 

 

And Brian made a post on 8/7, clarifying the rules of GCU. 

 

http://forums.bestbu...mit/td-p/778735

 

I'm still waiting on more info before I dive into them, My son is already playing skylanders, not sure I can afford another set of figures, or have the space for them.



#20 AugustAPC

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:09 PM

Rip off, Skylanders is $8 a piece. Damn $5 Nintendo tax.

These store data as well as transmit. It's kinda expected that they'd be more expensive.



#21 Mr_hat

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:25 PM

I guess Im confused, where is the deal? Or is anything that bestbuy now sells that you can use gcu on a deal now? Because those are all just MSRP.

 

This is just really Nintendo thread announcement material.



#22 MoCiWe

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 01:27 PM

These store data as well as transmit. It's kinda expected that they'd be more expensive.

A fair amount of Skylanders are priced the same price/higher than these amiibos on places like GameStop/Amazon/Best Buy, so they're really like the same cost as Skylanders/Disney Infinity. Not sure why he said $8 since they aren't all that price and that's only certain ones with GCU or on Amazon from what I saw.


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#23 maximumzero

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:18 PM

I'm gonna hold off and pick them up in-store so I can closely look at paint jobs like I do with the Infinity figures.

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#24 token2k6

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 02:36 PM

Grabbed Mario, Kirby and Yoshi. Had Link in the cart, going thru selecting the store pickup for every one and somehow it said Link wasn't available anymore. Then wouldn't let me delete it from the cart. If this happens, you have to log out of BB. Add it to the cart w/o being logged in, go to checkout, then log in, then remove it..

 

May grab a few more. The hard part is going to be opening this as I would definitely want to collect them. Oh well, maybe after 3 mos. all the B&M stores will run B1G1 1/2 off like they do every other week with Skylanders / Infinity..


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#25 yesidoknow

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:10 PM

I guess Im confused, where is the deal? Or is anything that bestbuy now sells that you can use gcu on a deal now? Because those are all just MSRP.

 

This is just really Nintendo thread announcement material.

you have an unhealthy obsession........ 



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Posted 31 August 2014 - 09:12 PM

Finally i know what that symbol on the gamepad is! Preordered a Link figure since ill use him the most and buy all of the Zelda games. Interesting to think they are implementing these to lots of games. May pick up Samus and a few others in the future.
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#27 SaraAB

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 12:13 AM

Rip off, Skylanders is $8 a piece. Damn $5 Nintendo tax.

I don't know where you live but skylanders are 9.99 each here for the basic figures, and that is if you are going to a store that is not ripping you off because both Gamestop and TRU rip you off for skylanders. Gamestop charges an extra dollar per figure and TRU charges 1-3 dollars extra per figure. Its ridiculous. So yeah, these are cheaper, since the skylanders you probably want, and need to unlock the full game are 14.99-17.99 each depending on where you shop. Oh if you shop at Sam's club skylanders are $1 cheaper than MSRP, so 13.98 and 8.98.

 

Hopefully stores other than Walmart and Target will keep MSRP for these figures.

 

I am also guessing there will be plenty of sales for 9.99 on these figures but as far as I can see as of this moment they are useless right now since no games support them, and only certain games will support them.



#28 Portman

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 04:20 AM

Hmmm. looking more into it I feel safe ordering them with GCU since they each have a different SKU but I'm still paranoid enough to wait for someone from Best Buy to clarify.

 

MetalSlugger, you beat me to making the thread on their forums by a day so I replied to yours to give it some visibility.  I'm tempted to post again with the mention of them all being different SKUs but I don't know how they react to stuff like that on their forum (don't want it to seem like I'm bumping it constantly).



#29 Blaster man

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:04 PM

Skylanders are already a ripoff but at least they're part of a game. These are nick nacks that are not a part of a game. Oh, they communicate data? Sure, Nintendo showed some pretty useless reasons to buy these. Hey, why buy smash for $60 and manually select characters when you can spend $200 for smash and a bunch of useless figures so you can select characters by placing a piece of plastic on the gamepad? This is dumber than Kinect voice selection of things.

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 01:21 PM

I guess Im confused, where is the deal? Or is anything that bestbuy now sells that you can use gcu on a deal now? Because those are all just MSRP.

 

This is just really Nintendo thread announcement material.

in every thread crying about things not being deals, yet never posts deals himself. gotta love the logic