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#6691 rdigit   Banned Banned   655 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

rdigit

Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:51 PM

To go along with the two posts above, if you have a Samsung phone with NFC then you can buy NFC cards for cheap online and write to them using your phone. There are sites where you can download the NFC tag values. The only reason you need to write to a card (versus just using your phone to transmit the code) is because there's some sort of "read-only" feature that must be transmitted with the NFC tag (probably a check bit of some kind).

I havent done this but plan to some day. This is probably technically illegal, and it's certainly unethical. Good luck!

#6692 Richard Kain   The Kaiser CAGiversary!   2536 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Richard Kain

Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:27 PM

This is probably technically illegal, and it's certainly unethical.

 

Technically, no. Like I mentioned, NFC is not a closed technology. There's never been any way for Nintendo to "secure" their amiibo's NFC codes. Interested parties were able to reverse-engineer the amiibos practically from day one. And you can't copyright or patent the digital NFC codes themselves. Going with a do-it-yourself solution would neither be illegal, nor particularly unethical.

 

Selling that solution after you've produced it, especially if it featured Nintendo-branded art and/or iconography, THAT would be illegal. Don't do that. But the more home-brewed approach to gaining access to amiibos is relatively harmless. If all you want is access to in-game functionality, I don't really see any problem with that approach.



#6693 rdigit   Banned Banned   655 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

rdigit

Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:11 AM

Technically, no. Like I mentioned, NFC is not a closed technology. There's never been any way for Nintendo to "secure" their amiibo's NFC codes. Interested parties were able to reverse-engineer the amiibos practically from day one. And you can't copyright or patent the digital NFC codes themselves. Going with a do-it-yourself solution would neither be illegal, nor particularly unethical.

Selling that solution after you've produced it, especially if it featured Nintendo-branded art and/or iconography, THAT would be illegal. Don't do that. But the more home-brewed approach to gaining access to amiibos is relatively harmless. If all you want is access to in-game functionality, I don't really see any problem with that approach.


I like to hedge myself by saying probably, and I'm glad did because I got schooled in the illegality.

However, everybody defines their ethics differently. I still think it's wrong because it's not the intended use; but, at the same time, I think Nintendo is ethically in the wrong for gating content behind often hard to find toys.

Regardless, I will still do it, because I have no desire to hunt/overpay for OoT link without a reprint.

#6694 elessar123  

Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:28 AM

My ass they aren't.



#6695 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   3743 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 December 2017 - 01:10 PM

AmiAmi has the Wind Waker Amiibo in stock.

WW Zelda: http://www.amiami.co...e=FIGURE-022529

WW Link: http://www.amiami.co...e=FIGURE-022528

 

I ordered them from HLJ (they still have Link, but Zelda is oos). Expect slow shipping at this time of year unless you pay for expensive shipping like EMS. Do not go Unregistered SAL during this busy time. I'll be using Registered SAL since I'm not in a hurry to get them.



#6696 superleaf444  

superleaf444

Posted 09 December 2017 - 02:20 PM

Well okay. Thanks for the info everyone!

At least release the dlc on the eshop. Or make every amiibo of X style unlock it. I would rarely buy it but some of them are cool. And it is only really a problem for these rare ones.

#6697 buddha_mjs   Banned Banned   285 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

buddha_mjs

Posted 15 December 2017 - 03:19 PM

Was anyone able to find the Mario cereal with the amiibo box? I live in a somewhat large city with like 9 grocery stores within 15 minutes of my house and I haven't seen one box...



#6698 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2157 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 03:33 PM

Negative here. I tried Target grocery and three plain old grocery stores.



#6699 ElvisTheGreat   Daddy CAGiversary!   571 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

ElvisTheGreat

Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:29 PM

Desperately looking for a reasonable price on Rosalina smash and Cloud P2 and Corrin P2 (a stretch... I know). Posted in the amiibo trading thread. If anybody is in the Christmas spirit, let me know.

#6700 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6287 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:32 PM

Was anyone able to find the Mario cereal with the amiibo box? I live in a somewhat large city with like 9 grocery stores within 15 minutes of my house and I haven't seen one box...

I've been keeping an eye out to get a box for my son, but nothing yet. I haven't been going out of my way or anything, but just taking a quick look when I'm at the store.



#6701 Zaku77   \m/ CAGiversary!   4528 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:59 PM

I've seen them in Fred Meyers, if you live in an area that has one. 



#6702 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 15 December 2017 - 06:24 PM

Was anyone able to find the Mario cereal with the amiibo box? I live in a somewhat large city with like 9 grocery stores within 15 minutes of my house and I haven't seen one box...

Here's a link to Target inventory: http://brickseek.com...sku=231-00-0209

And here's Wal-Mart: http://brickseek.com...r?sku=545139362

 

I'm unsure if it comes in other sizes also or only the 8.4oz. 



#6703 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6287 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 15 December 2017 - 06:32 PM

Here's a link to Target inventory: http://brickseek.com...sku=231-00-0209

And here's Wal-Mart: http://brickseek.com...r?sku=545139362

 

I'm unsure if it comes in other sizes also or only the 8.4oz. 

Damn, is this what it's come to? Using brickseek to find breakfast cereal? LOL

 

"N" truly are the masters of lack of inventory in every possible way, shape & form.



#6704 Jhingles  

Jhingles

Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:32 PM

Damn, is this what it's come to? Using brickseek to find breakfast cereal? LOL

"N" truly are the masters of lack of inventory in every possible way, shape & form.


It's nuts man. Half a dozen stores around me and no one had any clue what I was talking about when I asked if they had any. None showing on brickseek either. GG Nintendo!

#6705 maykol   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   75 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:49 PM

Just scored a Link Smash Bros Amiibo for $10 on Amazon Warehouse. 

 

Is this a sweet deal or what? Riding Epona on BotW



#6706 HelloooNurse  

HelloooNurse

Posted 15 December 2017 - 08:19 PM

Sooo what does the cereal taste like lol



#6707 buddha_mjs   Banned Banned   285 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

buddha_mjs

Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:21 PM

well according to brickseek theres not a single store in north carolina that has the cereal... Looks like $30 on ebay is the only option for me then.



#6708 MrRidickulous   Deal skeptic! CAGiversary!   1285 Posts   Joined 3.9 Years Ago  

MrRidickulous

Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:27 PM

Sooo what does the cereal taste like lol


Winning

#6709 buddha_mjs   Banned Banned   285 Posts   Joined 10.5 Years Ago  

buddha_mjs

Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:27 PM

I just discovered the kellogs website has a cereal finder :P It just confirms that nowhere within 75 miles of me has any but maybe it'll be useful for you guys.



#6710 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:38 PM

I just discovered the kellogs website has a cereal finder :P It just confirms that nowhere within 75 miles of me has any but maybe it'll be useful for you guys.

I'm going to take the SKU to a few local stores and ask the manager to order some, if possible. I won't pay $30 for a box of cereal but I'll ask a store to order it for $4



#6711 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6287 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

chrislaustin

Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:53 PM

Winning

ROFL!



#6712 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   11326 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 01:17 AM

In typical Nintendo fashion I bet the cereal will be pretty easy to find in a couple months, it just has poor distribution at launch ;)



#6713 superleaf444  

superleaf444

Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:49 AM

Anyone hear of this insanely sketch site? Veryvery.com

https://www.veryvery...a-series-amiibo

Oh, it is under the category "Nintendos" 

I kid you not, this was like one of the lead sites on Google in the ad section. Am I missing something?



#6714 Chrono Gear   For the Horde! CAGiversary!   5141 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Chrono Gear

Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:11 AM

If anyone finds that cereal and can grab an extra I’ll gladly pay a $10 bounty for it.

No stores in my area got any at all. Absurd given the size of the city.


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#6715 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11213 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:17 AM

Anyone hear of this insanely sketch site? Veryvery.com

https://www.veryvery...a-series-amiibo

Oh, it is under the category "Nintendos" 

I kid you not, this was like one of the lead sites on Google in the ad section. Am I missing something?

Looks very very sketchy



#6716 superleaf444  

superleaf444

Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:30 AM

Looks very very sketchy

 

I know, right?! Lol, shipping was 90$



#6717 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2157 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:02 PM

Here's a link to Target inventory: http://brickseek.com...sku=231-00-0209

And here's Wal-Mart: http://brickseek.com...r?sku=545139362

 

I'm unsure if it comes in other sizes also or only the 8.4oz. 

Thanks. Zero around me.



#6718 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2157 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:45 PM

Maybe this will help someone find it at a grocery store.

 

https://www.kelloggs...ere-to-buy.html

 

None in my 75 mile range.



#6719 ihadmail   Banned Banned   1038 Posts   Joined 1.0 Years Ago  

ihadmail

Posted 18 December 2017 - 07:53 PM

Maybe this will help someone find it at a grocery store.

 

https://www.kelloggs...ere-to-buy.html

 

None in my 75 mile range.

I tried every person I know's zip code and couldn't find any. 

 

I caved and bought a box on eBay for my son to eat Christmas morning.  :shock:

 

He's 6, he'll always remember waking up to a Mario Odyssey Switch that he's been begging for and a box of Mario Cereal on the table this Christmas. I won't miss the cash I put down for it.  :-



#6720 fujishig   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   903 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

fujishig

Posted 18 December 2017 - 09:27 PM

I'm tempted to go to Frank and Sons (ie:  scalper central in LA) to see if there are actually boxes of cereal all over.