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Spelunky Minis $5 each BLINDBOX or $40 for a 10 figure set FANGAMER


#1 Gosha   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2243 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:23 PM

This isn't really a deal, but I'm sure these won't be produced for a long time. They were available initially only at PAX Prime/East, but now they are available online after about a year of them being available at said conventions...

http://www.fangamer....elunky-figurine

If you are a fan of Spelunky, the set is a must have. You can either purchase one figure for $5, or all 10 figures for $40, which is a great deal for vinyl figures. Shipping ends up being about $7 for the whole set.

I see other people posting links to Disgaea figures, NECA Portal guns, or to Udon art books, so I figure this post might be warranted for those interested for some more unique collectables.

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http://spelunkyworld.com/minis.html

#2 chimpmeister   Hates gimmicks CAGiversary!   2574 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:49 PM

They actually look pretty cool. Haven't bought/played Spelunky yet because it looks to be a pretty hard platformer . . . like head-banging hard. But I do love the concept of this kind of game, Spelunker for the NES was one of my favorite games many years ago!

#3 admiralvic   大将 CAGiversary!   6378 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:52 PM

They actually look pretty cool. Haven't bought/played Spelunky yet because it looks to be a pretty hard platformer . . . like head-banging hard. But I do love the concept of this kind of game, Spelunker for the NES was one of my favorite games many years ago!


You most likely won't enjoy it. I am a huge fan of Spelunker (esp on the PS3), but Spelunky is mostly cheap. Since everything is randomly generated you can't actually predict your future... so you can walk into a trap without having a clue and then never have that happen again. Additionally so many things instantly kill you that it becomes unenjoyable if you play it in long sittings.

so admiralvic is one of 7 people who has platted lost planet 2. and one of 4 people with 100% on spelunker hd. respect him even more


guys, you are talking to admiralvic about trophy acquisition, he is the exception.


#4 chimpmeister   Hates gimmicks CAGiversary!   2574 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:59 PM

You most likely won't enjoy it. I am a huge fan of Spelunker (esp on the PS3), but Spelunky is mostly cheap. Since everything is randomly generated you can't actually predict your future... so you can walk into a trap without having a clue and then never have that happen again. Additionally so many things instantly kill you that it becomes unenjoyable if you play it in long sittings.


Right, I watched videos and read reviews, and it looks like it is just not fun, so hard that you just get frustrated and you can't make progress (don't you only get one life, when you die you start again?). I'll stick with the old Spelunker and the PS3 remake, more fun and less aggravation.

#5 admiralvic   大将 CAGiversary!   6378 Posts   Joined 5.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:27 AM

Right, I watched videos and read reviews, and it looks like it is just not fun, so hard that you just get frustrated and you can't make progress (don't you only get one life, when you die you start again?). I'll stick with the old Spelunker and the PS3 remake, more fun and less aggravation.


You get 1 life, but 4 hearts. You can get an additional heart from saving a girl and an infinite amount by buying life (rare find). Additionally the game is very short, so you can in theory beat it in less than 10 minutes. However there are a number of instant kills, so don't be surprised if you fall to far, get stunned by dropping, then land on some spikes.

so admiralvic is one of 7 people who has platted lost planet 2. and one of 4 people with 100% on spelunker hd. respect him even more


guys, you are talking to admiralvic about trophy acquisition, he is the exception.


#6 LinkinPrime   Always in our hearts... CAGiversary!   43265 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:58 AM

Aww

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#7 Chrono Gear   For the Horde! CAGiversary!   4638 Posts   Joined 4.6 Years Ago   Has been playing Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:02 AM

Cute!

#8 Mixer23   I was the Turkey! CAGiversary!   3110 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago   Has been playing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:05 AM

Fangamer is great, support them!

The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


Do you really think I could start a fast food restaurant called McDonaldz and use the golden arches as my logo and get away with it?

 

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#9 humidore   Pasha CAGiversary!   1880 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2012 - 01:50 AM

I bought one a week ago but have yet to get a shipping confirmation or anything. I paid through Google wallet if that matters. I'm not saying it's fishy, just that I really want my Spelunky figure!


#10 Stoic Person Eater   Murder City Pandas CAGiversary!   2885 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:01 AM

Oh, I want the abominable snowman.

#11 gordojones88   Sith Lord Darth CAG CAGiversary!   1157 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:57 AM

"Blind Individual Box"

I can't pick just the flower? Seriously?
A great big F U to this company.
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My problem was this hoarder took all of them including my one copy as I helped her.


#12 SteveGo   What's my name? CAGiversary!   1134 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:01 AM

"Blind Individual Box"

I can't pick just the flower? Seriously?
A great big F U to this company.


Clearly you don't understand the concept of blind box.

#13 tylerh1701   Old Starsky & Hutches CAGiversary!   22898 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago   Has been playing Banjo-Kazooie
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:35 AM

+1 to the comments about Spelunky not being that good of a game, and being "cheap". I was super disappointed with it.

That being said, if I could get a blindbox for $5 shipped I would definitely get one, as I think they're really cool looking. But $9 shipped isn't gonna happen...

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#14 gordojones88   Sith Lord Darth CAG CAGiversary!   1157 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:47 AM

Clearly you don't understand the concept of blind box.


I understood it the second I saw it. I question why in their incredibly stupid minds they thought it was a good idea. It's an extremely poor business decision not let the customer purchase the item they want. Seriously, some marketing people sat around a conference table and said you know what would be a great idea? Don't let the consumer pick the one they want! High fives all around.

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My problem was this hoarder took all of them including my one copy as I helped her.


#15 Gosha   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2243 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:05 AM

I understood it the second I saw it. I question why in their incredibly stupid minds they thought it was a good idea. It's an extremely poor business decision not let the customer purchase the item they want. Seriously, some marketing people sat around a conference table and said you know what would be a great idea? Don't let the consumer pick the one they want! High fives all around.


It's just a thing to keep the collectability aspect of vinyl toys high. These are not just some run of the mill toys you could get at Target. Look at any designer toy that comes in sets, and they are sold like this. If you want to pick and choose, wait until they pop up on ebay... or if you REALLY want a certain one, just email fangamer, I'm sure they'd pick it out for you.

Even with anime figures, or designer figures sold at retail, they usually come as blind box, and have a few open ones for you to swap with in case you get something you don't like.

#16 matthewrex   Time Lord CAGiversary!   220 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:05 AM

I understood it the second I saw it. I question why in their incredibly stupid minds they thought it was a good idea. It's an extremely poor business decision not let the customer purchase the item they want. Seriously, some marketing people sat around a conference table and said you know what would be a great idea? Don't let the consumer pick the one they want! High fives all around.


This is by no means the invention of Fangamer, blind box stuff (Gashapon) has existed for a long time: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gashapon

Sure it can be annoying if you want a single one, but don't blame this company!
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#17 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   17229 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:30 PM

I love Spelunky. Yes it is very difficult, but with time you learn techniques/strategies for the various enemies and obstacles, how to make effective use of items, etcs. I also love that the world is not the same every time, that it's randomly generated. It's a really great game. Now, as far as these figures, I think they look awesome, but that's an awful lot of money for little plastic people.

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#18 Jaysonguy   Mr. Wonderful CAGiversary!   1386 Posts   Joined 5.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:54 PM

This is by no means the invention of Fangamer, blind box stuff (Gashapon) has existed for a long time: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gashapon

Sure it can be annoying if you want a single one, but don't blame this company!

No, you can blame the company for picking this idiotic delivery system for the figures.

Also unlike other figures that are sold like this they're all popular with maybe a Go Nagai set or a Toho set, this is nowhere near that which means most of the collection is a dud.

#19 SteveGo   What's my name? CAGiversary!   1134 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:08 PM

No, you can blame the company for picking this idiotic delivery system for the figures.

Also unlike other figures that are sold like this they're all popular with maybe a Go Nagai set or a Toho set, this is nowhere near that which means most of the collection is a dud.


So don't buy them, easy enough.

#20 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   17229 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2012 - 05:42 PM

If we hadn't already been spending money like crazy, and more than we should have, I'd probably spring for the full set as they are pretty cool. But no way I could justify this. LOL.

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#21 humidore   Pasha CAGiversary!   1880 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:28 AM

Well I got my figure on Monday (gold idol). I was hoping for a tunnel man or yeti, but oh well. They're smaller than I thought, but overall I'm happy to support the dev. I liked the game and I dig the merchandise (plus Fangamer throws in some random goodies)! I'll probably go for another figure next paycheck for the heck of it.


#22 jay_remedy   Mila Kunis > Banned   6791 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:44 AM

I understood it the second I saw it. I question why in their incredibly stupid minds they thought it was a good idea. It's an extremely poor business decision not let the customer purchase the item they want. Seriously, some marketing people sat around a conference table and said you know what would be a great idea? Don't let the consumer pick the one they want! High fives all around.


The idea is that you keep buyin blind boxes until you get what you want. It's the same idea behind baseball cards.

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#23 Karyyk   Brooding Insomniac CAGiversary!   374 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:36 AM

I understood it the second I saw it. I question why in their incredibly stupid minds they thought it was a good idea. It's an extremely poor business decision not let the customer purchase the item they want. Seriously, some marketing people sat around a conference table and said you know what would be a great idea? Don't let the consumer pick the one they want! High fives all around.


Well, like it or not, it's actually a very good business decision, especially for lower-priced, limited-run items. Sure, some people will choose not to buy, but the majority of prospective purchasers will either buy a few in hopes of getting the one they want or just upgrade to buying the whole set. You see Lego and Mega Blox doing it with their mini-figures these days, so this is hardly unprecedented.

From a consumer viewpoint, it does kind of suck, but from a business viewpoint, it does what it's supposed to do...separate the customer from as much of their hard-earned money as possible. Of course, the best thing to do when you're confronted with business practices you don't agree with is to not support them...so you're already there.

#24 MrMisterSaturn   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   5 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:13 AM

My two minis should be here soon. Getting the one I really wanted (Spelunky) was as easy as e-mailing Fangamer and them saying no problem. They're super-rad like that.

#25 Mixer23   I was the Turkey! CAGiversary!   3110 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago   Has been playing Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
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Posted 04 September 2012 - 10:39 PM

My two minis should be here soon. Getting the one I really wanted (Spelunky) was as easy as e-mailing Fangamer and them saying no problem. They're super-rad like that.



Totally, they'll even help you out if you wind up getting doubles.

ALSO CHECK OUT THEIR KICKSTARTER!!

The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


Do you really think I could start a fast food restaurant called McDonaldz and use the golden arches as my logo and get away with it?

 

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#26 humidore   Pasha CAGiversary!   1880 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:20 AM

Damn, sold out :(




#27 BrolyB593   I'm Cheap! CAGiversary!   6069 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:28 AM

Damn, sold out :(

Are you serious...?

 

You expected this limited run of products to be available over a year after being posted...

 

Why resurrect this thread? I was actually tempted to nab the full set (which I passed up last year...) until I realized this was just a random Necro of this thread and they are still sold out!



#28 humidore   Pasha CAGiversary!   1880 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2013 - 05:35 AM

Are you serious...?

 

You expected this limited run of products to be available over a year after being posted...

 

Why resurrect this thread? I was actually tempted to nab the full set (which I passed up last year...) until I realized this was just a random Necro of this thread and they are still sold out!

Haha, wishful thinking on my part is all. I was googling in hopes of finding a place selling them and found the thread that way actually.

 

Given how the Vita release is on indefinite hold, I just wanted to put in another order to go for a caveman to hold me off...