Managed to score a Ness from Amazon UK and got the Inkling Girl & Inkling 3-pack from Wal-Mart!
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Posted by Gameboy415 on 09 April 2015 - 03:39 AM
I call BS! I saw the first and second post on here at 11:20... First two posts were at 11:17 and 11:18... I didnt even see a pre order option 3 minutes after!
It was definitely up for a bit!
I got a Now-In-Stock alert, opened the link in IE (never seems to work in Firefox for some reason), clicked on the grey order button, confirmed it added one to my cart (which I removed b/c I already secured mine in during this morning's batch), and immediately posted here (& on NeoGAF) to try to help you guys out.
Sorry you missed out! :(
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Posted by Gameboy415 on 07 April 2015 - 05:41 PM
If anyone's bored waiting for the next batch of pre-orders to go live, you can check out my new pages for all currently-announced amiibo figures and plush, including placeholder pages for Mewtwo & Lucas in my 'Future amiibo' section, on amiibros.com.
If you hover your mouse over the boxed image on an individual amiibo figure's page, you can see a close-up of the loose figure/plush - including the Splatoon & Yoshi's Wooly World series!
I've also updated the amiibo games page with Mario Kart 8's new compatibility info and some (limited) info about amiibo TAP & Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.
They're not currently active, but I have all currently available US pre-order links for Wave 4 & Splatoon on each individual amiibo figure's page.
All of the Amazon links for Wave 4 & Splatoon (and Jigglypuff from Target) are also on the main page for easy access.
Here's hoping the Amazon links go live soon and we can all get the amiibo we want!
Posted by Gameboy415 on 02 April 2015 - 03:06 PM
Posted by Gameboy415 on 16 March 2015 - 05:31 PM
I was able to get several good games at my local store yesterday:
Automatically applied B1G1:
XB1 - Trials HD
Wii U - DuckTales Remastered
Vita - LEGO Chima
Employee Adjusted for B1G1:
XB1 - Killer Instinct
PS4 - MGS V: Ground Zeroes
PS4 - LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
PS3 - South Park (x2)
YMMV on getting the adjustments - I pointed out that the sign stated something along the lines of "B1G1 free on all games on this display $19.99 or less" and he said he'd adjust any that didn't ring up automatically for me.
I also picked up 2 clearance Vita games that did not work for the B1G1 (Jak Collection & Unit 13).
However, the 2 copies of Spec Ops: The Line for PS3 I found on clearance for $4.48 did ring up B1G1! (automatically)
Posted by Gameboy415 on 21 February 2015 - 04:47 PM
I get this theory but just curious if you believe this than why wouldn't they announced it already? Wouldn't they want the business? It seems totally weird to have wasted the time setting up a normal bundle pre order page just to turn it around later and be like surprise this Mario is gold... Feels stupid
Plus your theory is all based on a old ass Mario exclusive.... You make it seem like Nintendo only worked with Walmart this one time... Remember the blue Wii exclusive, the pokemon x&y special offers
Don't get me wrong I'm starting to feel like the Walmart exclusive is true but to believe it's tied to that Mario party 10 bundle is just not working for me.... But I do believe Walmart will create a way for you to be able to buy both together in there usual Walmart style fashion bundles
IIRC, Wal-Mart didn't advertise their exclusive version of SMB3 at all - my college roommate caught wind of it on a forum after we'd both bought the standard version at launch (he then drove out to the nearest Wal-Mart to get us copies with the extra cards). I'm not trying to be argumentative, just letting you guys know that it's not unprecedented for Wal-Mart to fail to properly advertise their exclusive versions of games.
Oh and I'm definitely aware of their other Nintendo exclusives - my post was actually a reply to someone on GAF that had already listed off many their exclusive console bundles and games (also mentioned by MetalGearHorus & Vinny below) but had not mentioned SMB3 for GBA.
They also recently had that exclusive Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle and the NSMB2 3DS XL.
I think I can debunk this idea right now. If you look at the official model number of this bundle at walmart it matches ever other retailers model number also. I would think if this bundle truly contained another sku (gold mario) that this bundle would in fact have a different model number.
If nintendo was smart(lol...I know..) , they would include gold mario with EVERY mario party 10. This would infact make it a multi million seller easily.
You're probably right but now I'm curious to find out if their version of SMB3 for GBA had a different SKU/UPC. I'll try to find the box for my copy later today and, if someone here has the standard version, maybe we can compare the UPC #'s?
I'll buy into the gold mario Walmart MP10 bundle theory. Might as well, as I bought into the CN reward theory. Preordered, lol.
I figure we could always cancel our orders once we get clarification so it's probably a good idea to pre-order now just in case I'm actually right about the bundle and they sell out in minutes.
Gameboy415's post at the top of the page reminded me of something else I was trying to think of whenever someone says Nintendo and Walmart-exclusives never happen.
EDIT: Not saying that I really buy the whole Gold Mario until I see some sort of official word on it. But I guess since they don't charge until shipping, I might buy the bundle online just to hope it comes with a Gold one and the return it if it does not.
Yup! I love the Chibi Robo games and got this one at launch.
We'll hopefully get clarification on the Gold Marios before 3/20 so you could always cancel the bundle once we know more.
WM also had an exclusive Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver bundle that came with a cloth and figure in one big box.
Yeah, I remember seeing these a few years back. I think I got the same Lugia figure in Japan (I was living over there at the time).
Posted by Gameboy415 on 21 February 2015 - 08:07 AM
People on an Amiibo Facebook page seem to think (or heavily speculate as they are saying) that people who pre order the Mario 10 bundle from Walmart will be surprised to find out that it comes with the gold Mario Amiibo. This sounds ridiculous to me. Just wanted to see if anyone here has heard this or even thinks there is a remote possibility of that happening. If I knew that to be true, I'd want to pre order it haha I highly doubt it though.
I speculated about that a bit a few days ago over on NeoGAF but I seemingly forgot to cross-post it here.
Here's a transcript of my original post with my reasoning as to why I think the bundle might have a Gold Mario:
Many people seem to have forgotten (or never knew?) that Wal-Mart had an exclusive version of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros 3 for GBA back in the day.
The standard release only came with 2 e-cards:
Wal-Mart's exclusive version came with 7 bonus e-cards that were never available anywhere else (in the US):
Now this is definitely just speculation on my part, but consider this:
As far as we've heard to date, the upcoming Super Mario series Mario amiibo figure is going to be exclusive to the Mario Party 10 bundle, at least initially.
Assuming the leaked images are legit, the Gold Mario amiibo seems to be some kind of promotion for Easter, which is just ~2 weeks after MP10 launches on 3/20 - that seems to be a pretty quick turnaround for a timed-exclusive...
Considering Wal-Mart sold their exclusive version of SMB3 instead of the standard version of the game.....well, you can see where I'm going with this.
I could be completely wrong but I went ahead & pre-ordered a MP10 bundle just in case my hypothesis is actually correct.
Here's a link for any fellow conspiracy theorists, haha:
Posted by Gameboy415 on 17 January 2015 - 04:15 AM
Cool site. Nice name. No offense at all intended, but could really use a modern facelift. Even allowing the "java" features didn't fix the css mess with the window not being fullscreen and all. Could just be my setup, but it hurt my brain trying to check it out. Nice to know that its run by a fellow CAG though! Look forward to checking it periodically!
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback.
I definitely plan to spruce up the site over time as I improve my coding skills and learn more modern HTML techniques, but for now I'm just happy I actually got all of the images & links working properly, haha! I'm hoping to get an optimized mobile version and possibly an app up in the near-future too.
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Posted by Gameboy415 on 16 January 2015 - 07:13 PM
I've recently finished and launched my new amiibo fan-site - amiibros.com!
I've added info and pictures for all current & upcoming waves, compatible games, displays & storage, and more.
I've also dedicated a large section of the site to other Nintendo action figures & toys (Figma, D-Arts, World of Nintendo, etc.).
I'm open to suggestions for new content so please check it out and let me know what you think!