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#23761 blackwaltz34   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1335 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

blackwaltz34

Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:04 PM

My ike that I pre ordered in December also arrived at GameStop. Just got the call

#23762 alexgo  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:07 PM

I haven't been keeping up with this amiibo stuff, so I don't know if this has been posted or if this is a good price or even worth posting. I was browsing and noticed GameDealDaily had a few available from Japan that it says are now discontinued:

 

Marth - $33.49 http://gamedealdaily...u/marth-amiibo/

Little Mac - $28.75 http://gamedealdaily...tle-mac-amiibo/

Captain Falcon - $28.75 http://gamedealdaily...-falcon-amiibo/

Villager - $28.75 http://gamedealdaily...illager-amiibo/



#23763 VendettaXBL   Hunter Master Race CAGiversary!   7502 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

VendettaXBL

Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:09 PM

And this is why I continue to shop at my gamestop.  Assistant manager called me today saying Marth came in.  They held one for me and I just picked it up while grabbing lunch.  Hassle free.  Now the wait for my web-in-store order of Lucina & Robin to come in when street date hits :D



#23764 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10211 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:28 PM

Two closer stores show "low stock" for Marth, and my wife is actually in the town working.
One said they didn't have any, and the other won't answer the phone. (Possible bad/old number?) :/


Just go to the store, the shipment may have not come in yet or hasn't been looked through.

From shay I've been seeing, each store should have gotten two loose figures and a case of Ike.

#23765 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9146 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:29 PM

well it pays to help your local gamestop. Manager txted me this morning he was getting marth in and then held one for me. Stopped at my lunch break and picked it up. Manager is a big amiibo guy so i have helped him in the past which he returned the favor.

And this is why I continue to shop at my gamestop.  Assistant manager called me today saying Marth came in.  They held one for me and I just picked it up while grabbing lunch.  Hassle free.  Now the wait for my web-in-store order of Lucina & Robin to come in when street date hits :D

Exactly.  They are withholding stock from normal customers. 

 

Good for you for getting one.   But other people are not pleased when "managers" aren't allowing the public to purchase common stock figures.  Behavior like this from the employees is exactly why GS gets a bad rep. 



#23766 irishsoccermbw   Banned Banned   6423 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

irishsoccermbw

Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:38 PM

Is there an Ike inventory search? That's the one I really want.

#23767 Severus  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:41 PM

Exactly.  They are withholding stock from normal customers. 
 
Good for you for getting one.   But don't expect anyone else to be impressed that "managers" aren't allowing the public to purchase common stock figures.  Behavior like this from the employees is exactly why GS gets a bad rep.


WHY in the world is that poster NOT a "normal customer?" Letting regular customers know when special items come in is TAKING CARE OF your customers.

#23768 skeeter149  

skeeter149

Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:55 PM

i found one ike and one marth and scored both! had to try 8 different gamestopos but i did get them. thanks guys for your help!



#23769 Haar  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 08:56 PM

I got a call from the Gamestop I preordered Ike from and they said they got more in, so I could come in and get one. Glad to see I'm getting it, even if they screwed up and I had to wait an extra three months.



#23770 Beatles   Cartoon Character CAGiversary!   4349 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 09:08 PM

Man I need to find a marth so far no luck, has anyone seen the restock at any other retailers beside Gamestop and Amazon?

I know the SKU and/or UPC became active again at other places.

#23771 dyeknom   Now in 2D CAGiversary!   3485 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 09:17 PM

Marth GET.

 

 

Anybody on here use Paypal/Paypal Debit Card to pre-order from Walmart?  I noticed the pre-order fell off my transaction list and they never put on a new hold (like two weeks now).  The order still shows processing, so it didn't get cancelled.   Is that normal? 



#23772 cdawg1906  

cdawg1906

Posted 13 May 2015 - 09:27 PM

Yes!!! Got a Marth today in NC. Had to drive 45 miles from Durham, NC to Smithfield, NC but I'm glad it's done. Also got the call to pick up my Ike today as well!!

#23773 Liquid Metal   hasta la vista my ass!!!!!!! CAGiversary!   2803 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Liquid Metal

Posted 13 May 2015 - 09:27 PM

Got my reprint marths. Going to put them up next to my OG versions.



#23774 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9146 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 10:08 PM

Got my reprint marths. Going to put them up next to my OG versions.

Grats ! :whee:

 

 

 

(I'll trade you $20 + one Marth 2.0 for your OG, how about it?)



#23775 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   4356 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

pittsnoggle

Posted 13 May 2015 - 10:12 PM

What is the difference between Marth 2.0?

#23776 FunkyDawg   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   527 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 10:33 PM

What is the difference between Marth 2.0?

http://i.imgur.com/oKbhaBb.jpg

 

Basically a lot less Merth's as they improved the faces. 

 

 

Also print number is different as it was produced earlier this year rather than last year.



#23777 LecherousMonk86   People...Please! CAGiversary!   285 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

LecherousMonk86

Posted 13 May 2015 - 10:38 PM

called one of my local GS and they informed me that they have yet to receive their shipment of Marth amiibo. Shipment meant only two Marth amiibo he was expecting to get. he also told me that it was first come, first serve and that if I asked him to hold one even if they had one, I'd be "wasting his and my time." Apparently the Marths should be coming in sometime tomorrow, Friday, or Saturday. He said I should probably just give up, that unless I stalked the store for the next 3 days from open to close, I'm most likely not going to get one.

 

Have I mentioned that I hate dealing with GS :wall:



#23778 Covnam   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1377 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 10:39 PM

Saw low stock on just one local gamestop, just called and they already sold out earlier :/



#23779 malagu  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 10:40 PM

Reprint versus First Print Comparison

(Left: Reprint / Right: First Print)

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Source: index[wc]

 

 

Q: How can you tell the difference?

A: Both packaging look almost identical with 2014 copyright, except for the production/manufacturing stamp.

 

First Print from BestBuy (pickup label still affix):

344W3: Week 34 of 2014, Factory W3

Spoiler

 

Reprints from Amazon and GameStop:

115W2 and 125W2: Week 11 and 12 of 2015, Factory W2



#23780 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   11239 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 10:45 PM

which one is the reprint?



#23781 ray2dee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1670 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 10:54 PM

which one is the reprint?

Isn't that the point lol



#23782 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   11239 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 10:57 PM

Ah i see. The reprint doesnt look as good imo.



#23783 Donut2922   Read the OP! CAGiversary!   10091 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 10:58 PM

I'm sorry but the differences between the reprints are so freaking minor that I call bullshit over all the hoopla.

#23784 alexgo  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:02 PM

The reprint looks better.



#23785 Nothing-   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   9146 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:17 PM

People would fail a blind taste test differentiating these Marths half the time!

 

The people that mainly care about the differences are the ones trying to maintain the values of their OG Marths.  Until we start seeing auctions that list the digits stamped into the back of the boxes, it shows that people in general don't value cataloging the versions as separate. 

 

Which should change some day soon.  But since there are no ink words or numbers on the box that signify the figure version, there should be much less value disparity (and demand) between versions than there is in most other collectables.  Nintendo deliberately didn't change the packaging which was an interesting choice.  Also, figures like Villager where the different versions are much more distinct with the raised hair line, will have a greater value disparity.



#23786 Liquid Metal   hasta la vista my ass!!!!!!! CAGiversary!   2803 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Liquid Metal

Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:19 PM

They both are kinda ugly honestly. Still, true hardcore collectors will pay a premium for the original. In fact, they were probably waiting for the reprint to avoid it but now that there is a difference, they will want both original and reprint.



#23787 Deader2818   Flipadelphia! CAGiversary!   11239 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:28 PM

People would fail a blind taste test differentiating these Marths half the time!

Does first print and reprint marth taste different?



#23788 Deliciouspinto   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1367 Posts   Joined 5.5 Years Ago  

Deliciouspinto

Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:30 PM

My local GameStop called me to pick up my Ike, finally I'm so happy right now!!!

#23789 Liquid Metal   hasta la vista my ass!!!!!!! CAGiversary!   2803 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Liquid Metal

Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:36 PM

Does first print and reprint marth taste different?

 

The original taste like KFC and the reprint like churchs.



#23790 dyeknom   Now in 2D CAGiversary!   3485 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 May 2015 - 11:39 PM

The original taste like KFC and the reprint like churchs.


Great. So you're saying the reprint is going to make people sterile.