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#1951 Gamer SDP   not much of a gamer CAGiversary!   4969 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:43 PM

surprised (okay maybe not) Shovel Knight is selling out as AC seems to be overstocked.  I'm surprised BB didn't put the game on sale - missed it when it was a dotd for $19.99 pre gcu.  Tempted to get a second copy if I see in store as one is already shipped.



#1952 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2959 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2016 - 04:54 PM

surprised (okay maybe not) Shovel Knight is selling out as AC seems to be overstocked.  I'm surprised BB didn't put the game on sale - missed it when it was a dotd for $19.99 pre gcu.  Tempted to get a second copy if I see in store as one is already shipped.

Distribution/manufacturing of the Shovel Knight amiibo are being handled by the developer, Yacht Club Games, rather than Nintendo. They're using a different manufacturer as well (one that also makes Disney Infinity toys coincidentally)

 

This means that it'll be hard to compare this single amiibo release to other Nintendo backed lines. The developer has promised that if stores sell out, they'll make more, and urged people not to import as there would be enough for everyone that wanted one. They've had some setbacks though, such as the customs hangup and delay in the UK.



#1953 wargod   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   759 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2016 - 05:09 PM

Another day of having to walk through the gauntlet of neck beards at best buy to obtain shovel knight.  The smell was unbearable.  It must be nice for these types to just go though life without a care in the world as they continue on with their sad little existence.  

 

I was in and out of there as fast as I could.  The detail on the figure looks great!  Money well spent. 



#1954 garebear71313   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   91 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 05:30 PM

I completely forgot Shovel Knight was coming out today until last night. Arrived at my best buy at 10 when it opened and there were 4 left. Crisis averted. Too bad the update isn't here yet.



#1955 NoThanksBro   Vampire Killer CAGiversary!   383 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 05:47 PM

I went to Best Buy's website and chose search for store pickup, every store around had some in stock. Also it listed the price as only $10.39 before tax.... A launch day sale? Weird. Bought it, of course.



#1956 khoido   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   203 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2016 - 05:50 PM

I went to Best Buy's website and chose search for store pickup, every store around had some in stock. Also it listed the price as only $10.39 before tax.... A launch day sale? Weird. Bought it, of course.

You sure you don't have GCU? Because that is exactly 20% off.


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#1957 litepink   it was love at first sight CAGiversary!   2959 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2016 - 06:04 PM

You sure you don't have GCU? Because that is exactly 20% off.

No need to ask, that's what it is.



#1958 Chrono Gear   For the Horde! CAGiversary!   5237 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 06:56 PM

Another day of having to walk through the gauntlet of neck beards at best buy to obtain shovel knight. The smell was unbearable. It must be nice for these types to just go though life without a care in the world as they continue on with their sad little existence.

I was in and out of there as fast as I could. The detail on the figure looks great! Money well spent.

I feel like I've seen you complain about neck beards before. You know you can just take a shower and shave, right?

#1959 Mixer23   I was the Turkey! CAGiversary!   3551 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:02 PM

I mean, do those people even exist? I hear all of these stories but whenever I'm out for a release of things like this all I see is normal people.

#1960 sevast   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   403 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:03 PM

Shovel Knight is shipping from BestBuy.com

http://www.bestbuy.c...2&skuId=4480901



#1961 Weagle   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   353 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:13 PM

Shovel Knight is shipping from BestBuy.com

http://www.bestbuy.c...2&skuId=4480901

Thanks. Ordered and I'll cancel my store pickup order once it ships.



#1962

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:22 PM

I mean, do those people even exist? I hear all of these stories but whenever I'm out for a release of things like this all I see is normal people.

Define normal.  Cause the 300 lb bear with a triforce shirt and Mario wallet isn't what I'd call normal.  Not yet anyways.

 

Hell the few launches I went to it was hard to find someone who wasn't dressed up in at least a gaming t-shirt/hat.  And, without fail, I was always the nicest dressed by far (keep in mind most of these were weekday mornings whenI'd have thought people were going to work after stopping at the store).  Considering I'm retired, that's pretty damn sad.  Do people even have jobs anymore?

 

So yeah they exist and are very common lol.



#1963 Gamer SDP   not much of a gamer CAGiversary!   4969 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:28 PM

Distribution/manufacturing of the Shovel Knight amiibo are being handled by the developer, Yacht Club Games, rather than Nintendo. They're using a different manufacturer as well (one that also makes Disney Infinity toys coincidentally)

 

This means that it'll be hard to compare this single amiibo release to other Nintendo backed lines. The developer has promised that if stores sell out, they'll make more, and urged people not to import as there would be enough for everyone that wanted one. They've had some setbacks though, such as the customs hangup and delay in the UK.

I knew Yacht Club was taking point on this, but it is interesting that they're using a different manufacturer.  I only ever had Skylanders so have no idea how the quality of DI figures are.  Based on pictures, Shovel Knight at least looks better than the Splatoon line.

 

What has B&M stock looked like for everyone? 

 

 

I mean, do those people even exist? I hear all of these stories but whenever I'm out for a release of things like this all I see is normal people.

 

Define normal.  Cause the 300 lb bear with a triforce shirt and Mario wallet isn't what I'd call normal.  Not yet anyways.

 

Hell the few launches I went to it was hard to find someone who wasn't dressed up in at least a gaming t-shirt/hat.  And, without fail, I was always the nicest dressed by far (keep in mind most of these were weekday mornings whenI'd have thought people were going to work after stopping at the store).  Considering I'm retired, that's pretty damn sad.

 

So yeah they exist and are very common lol.

oh boy, I have observed way too many sterotypes while waiting on line for amiibo.  Anime conventions and cons in general are way too nerdy for me despite going to a few.  I've been to many events at Nintendo World, and each time I feel out of place and even a fraud when I have no idea what people are talking about.



#1964

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:32 PM

Based on pictures, Shovel Knight at least looks better than the Splatoon line.

Uh, no.  Neither SK or the Splatoon series looks bad, but I'd argue that at least the kids are a couple notches above SK.  The squid too.



#1965 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2087 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:41 PM

Define normal.  Cause the 300 lb bear with a triforce shirt and Mario wallet isn't what I'd call normal.  Not yet anyways.

 

Hell the few launches I went to it was hard to find someone who wasn't dressed up in at least a gaming t-shirt/hat.  And, without fail, I was always the nicest dressed by far (keep in mind most of these were weekday mornings whenI'd have thought people were going to work after stopping at the store).  Considering I'm retired, that's pretty damn sad.

 

So yeah they exist and are very common lol.

Well, I haven't really encountered the "smelly" types, but I've seen quite a few that are clearly not your "high achievers".  Several wearing gaming shirts that do not really fit, hair is desperate need of a comb and/or shampoo, etc.  General "slobby" appearance.  I don't dress up much since I work from home, but I'm at least presentable unless I stop by on the way back from Lowe's while wearing yard work clothes.  I've seen and talked to a few that clearly had some "development issues".  This used to be common for Skylanders and more recently Amiibo.

 

In general though, they don't hold a candle to the types that arrive for Hot Wheels or Monster High stuff (saw them a few times on new figure/game releases at TRU).  True trailer park trash that makes you wonder if they are doing it to fund a meth habit or something.

 

Anyways, Shovel Knight arrived today, looks fantastic.  I did notice it didn't have the little foil disk in the package, so unlike regular Amiibo it would probably work in the box - no surgery required.



#1966 defpally   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2087 Posts   Joined 10.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:48 PM

I knew Yacht Club was taking point on this, but it is interesting that they're using a different manufacturer.  I only ever had Skylanders so have no idea how the quality of DI figures are.  Based on pictures, Shovel Knight at least looks better than the Splatoon line.

 

What has B&M stock looked like for everyone? 

As a collector that has many Amiibo, Skylander and Infinity figures, Infinity are by far the highest quality of the TTL (minus maybe Lego, but Lego are Lego so you know what you get there - Lego is well known for an amazingly low defect rate).  Infinity's style may not be for everyone (clean, smooth edges, consistent "toy" look), but the figures are fantastic quality.  And boy are they solid.  Hulkbuster Iron Man, Hulk and Wreck-It Ralph are heavy and very solid.  Shovel Knight very much matches Infinity quality and feel.



#1967 FullmetalPain22  

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 10:26 PM

Shovel Knight won't be rare after all 



#1968 ToadKirby   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   512 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 11:16 PM

Shovel Knight won't be rare after all


Probably but this initial rush is real. Sold out at the 4 places I checked in the early afternoon.

#1969 lilman   Only the ordinary. CAGiversary!   4489 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 January 2016 - 11:21 PM

My online order of Shovel Knight from BB arrived today and he looks great!

I feel out of place and even a fraud when I have no idea what people are talking about.

That's how I feel reading the CAG humble/gala/bundle threads. It's like chanspeak in there.

#1970 KemperJones   MSRP is for suckers. CAGiversary!   1227 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 11:26 PM

I really wish Best Buy hadn't waited till today to get the in store option live for Shovel Knight. I ordered from Amazon, and don't feel like going through the return process to save a few bucks.

#1971 tubtub   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   832 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2016 - 12:16 AM

Got shovel knight at best buy..last one. Also picked up the 2 single packs of skylander amiibos. Donkey kong and bowser were $20 each after GCU. Still a little high for such a crappy looking figure.

#1972 Masterkyo   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11366 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2016 - 02:35 AM

My BBY SK arrived 1 hour ago.  Shocked when i opened the package  a cool looking Bestbuy exclusive Dark Pit amiibo.  I checked my local bestbuy & they have SK instock.  Roaming around the store but can't find 1.  Talked to the REP. He's super cool & search the back room and he return with 6 SK's in the boxes.  I picked out the best SK for exchange.  Someone at BBY is cool enough shipped me RARE Dark PIT but i already has two. lol  Will test SK amiibo tomorrow with the game and will buy 2nd SK for my collection :)

 

My local Bestbuy is ROCK. The Customer Service is EXCELLENT :)



#1973 FloriDUH JBot   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   939 Posts   Joined 8.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 01:00 PM

My BBY SK arrived 1 hour ago. Shocked when i opened the package a cool looking Bestbuy exclusive Dark Pit amiibo. I checked my local bestbuy & they have SK instock. Roaming around the store but can't find 1. Talked to the REP. He's super cool & search the back room and he return with 6 SK's in the boxes. I picked out the best SK for exchange. Someone at BBY is cool enough shipped me RARE Dark PIT but i already has two. lol Will test SK amiibo tomorrow with the game and will buy 2nd SK for my collection :)

My local Bestbuy is ROCK. The Customer Service is EXCELLENT :)

I can't tell you how many times this has happened at BBY ... on a release day and a major game, etc. is still sitting in the back. BBY has argueably among the worst merchandising in retail. This NEVER happened when there was a dedicated gaming department. How many people walk in and out of BBY looking for a specific item that isn't on the shelf b/c it hasn't been stocked yet??

#1974 Jawabreaker   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   79 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 01:13 PM

I can't tell you how many times this has happened at BBY ... on a release day and a major game, etc. is still sitting in the back. BBY has argueably among the worst merchandising in retail. This NEVER happened when there was a dedicated gaming department. How many people walk in and out of BBY looking for a specific item that isn't on the shelf b/c it hasn't been stocked yet??


The big problem is that they get the new games the day of release, unless it's a huge title like mario/halo/gta etc. The truck usually doesn't show up until 10-11, and then the warehouse guy(of which there is usually only 1 now) has to check-in the inventory and price it before it can ever hit the floor, and that's assuming they aren't doing one of 10 other responsibilities at that moment. This is all before it can enter the merchandising employee's hands, who may or may not be at lunch since they've been there since 6:30.

I was a media supervisor when they still had that position back in the mid to late 00's, and getting new release games on the shelf on Tuesdays and Wednesdays was always a struggle due to the poor scheduling that Best Buy forces on their stores, even WHEN we had dedicated media employees working at all times.

#1975 Blumpkin   Lunar Lander CAGiversary!   3101 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 09 January 2016 - 04:27 PM

I finally got myself a Wii Fit Trainer. Tractor alerted me that the Japanese import is available for under $14 (Prime eligible)

http://smile.amazon....E11L&ref=plSrch

#1976 rex kwon do   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   49 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 06:59 PM

Just a heads up, Walmart has a bunch of amiibo on sale for 10 bucks.  I added the "modern color" classic mario to my cart, and then they offered me another $5 off for adding the classic color mario as well. I bought both for 15 bucks. I don't know if others work this way or not.

 

http://www.walmart.c...nintendo-amiibo

 

Do in store pickup to save on shipping.



#1977 Gucci Platinum  

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 07:13 PM

Didn't even realize that I now have Best Buy Elite. So I now get free shipping all year on BestBuy.com!! This is amazing! Just placed my order for the SK amiibo and used a $5 credit so paid $5.82 total. O_O



#1978 biznutch   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   44 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 January 2016 - 11:53 PM

Plenty of shovel knight at both Target and GS today....

#1979 Mixer23   I was the Turkey! CAGiversary!   3551 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 10 January 2016 - 03:22 AM

Didn't even realize that I now have Best Buy Elite. So I now get free shipping all year on BestBuy.com!! This is amazing! Just placed my order for the SK amiibo and used a $5 credit so paid $5.82 total. O_O


Hahaha, congrats!

I was a bit surprised myself when I saw I had hit it a few months back... I had never even come close before, must be all those GCU purchases. :)

#1980 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11324 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 03:53 AM

Plenty of shovel knight at both Target and GS today....

Yep. I ended up grabbing it there because I wanted to grab a skylander sea vehicle while the 50% cartwheel is still good, since I already had land covered by the Wii U starter and air covered by the 3DS starter. (Because seriously, $25 each for DK and Bowser Skymiibos by themselves? That's just dumb.)