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#12537291 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by litepink on Yesterday, 01:09 AM

a lot of this smacks of beanie babies.. I did pick up a sheik because I thought it looked cool 

This comparison has been made over and over. (not ragging on you, just pointing out that observation). I think we can all agree there are similarities.

 

The difference I see is that Mario, Link, Kirby, Pok√©mon, etc. are characters of our past and present that are beloved by many. Even for the casual gaming fan, they might say "Hey, it's Mario, Luigi and Toad, cool!" Beanie Babies were incredibly cute but they weren't based off something we've known and loved for [in some cases] decades.

 

Plus amiibo have some functionality with unlocking content or things like weapon drops. Many similarities, yes, but for people of this forum some of the appeal has to do with the recognizable characters, and much like Smash Bros itself, there is a "crossover" effect of sorts since different gaming universes are combined into one line of figures. There might be a Beanie Babies-like fallout with these one day but I could see the fallout being much softer and slower.




#12536569 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by litepink on 27 February 2015 - 07:42 PM

I get the linking thing but what if I dont have any money in my account and only have cash (I sometimes keep a few bills in case of emergencies) they wont accept it with cash and the discount? That's weird

If you qualify for the credit card, then you can buy the item and walk straight to customer service to pay your balance/make payments. If you pay off your balance right away there's no interest. This is what I do.

 

There's been some rare occasions where the line in customer service is too long and I pay it off a couple days later since I go to Target 2-4 times a week.




#12536095 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by litepink on 27 February 2015 - 05:10 PM

Ordering something at bb 20% off with free shipping is not panicking. It's placing a smart order.

Very true, but the original question was: Will Toad be rare? Ordering from BBY at a discount isn't panicking, but given that people have multiple pre-orders in for Toad, are ordering from sites without free shipping, and placing orders for multiples indicates some panic whether the rarity is realized or not.




#12532166 PlayStation 4 Console with Four Games Pick One Voucher and (2) 3 Month PS+ Ca...

Posted by litepink on 26 February 2015 - 04:21 AM

The title is a bit misleading in its current state.


#12520673 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by litepink on 21 February 2015 - 04:17 AM

I don't know a single person who actually uses these in any games.


I used them tonight in Kirby Rainbow Curse. It was fun. I'm litepink. Now you know someone.


#12517608 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by litepink on 20 February 2015 - 04:41 AM

this thread is going to be full of "bestbuy sold my instore pickup" complaints tomorrow.. this will be fun

Yeah, I went in tonight to see if they could sell me mine. They said they couldn't, understandably, so I asked if they could *really* make sure they set mine aside. I was assured that if I pre-ordered, I'll be fine.

I'm putting my odds at an optimistic 80% that I'll get it...

(Only amiibo I pre ordered here before was Luigi, which they never called me about and had some on the shelf when I came to ask about it).


#12512112 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by litepink on 18 February 2015 - 04:06 PM

It's this type of published news reporting that is just sickening to me. I hate today's journalism so much. There is no journalistic integrity in the sports media either. We now report and discuss tweets from random people.


If you're into Xbox or Playstation news, check out trueachievements.com or truetrophies.com. They only go with news from official sources and press releases, not "anonymous source" or a reddit poster.

I remember when that fake article went around about an Xbox portable many gaming sites reported it, with some hiding behind a little hyperlink at the end linking to the original article as if to say "he started it" if it ended up blowing up in their faces. Also that one article Kotaku posted from a CAG blog post comes to mind.

I'm leaning towards this Walmart rumor being false but would not be the least bit supposed if it was true either.


#12510978 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by litepink on 18 February 2015 - 03:10 AM

Mario party 10 coming out 3/20. Easter day 4/05. Which day gold mario amiibo release?

Probably 3/20. Couldn't really fill an Easter basket with a figure that came out that same day. Kind of like how all holiday releases come out the first three weeks of November.

The only thing that's odd to me about this poster is not the white around the figure, not that it's in the poster frame already (my Walmart has had outdated posters and ones that were out way too early as well), but that 'amiibo' is written in all-white. Nintendo has something going with the color scheme for 'amiibo' and 'new' Nintendo 3DS.


#12510810 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by litepink on 18 February 2015 - 02:19 AM

Hopefully the gold Mario Amiibo is just what's included in the MP10 bundle at WM... and not some other BS, like by itself.


Yea and hopefully the silver one is included in a Toys R Us exclusive so I can have two copies of the game instead of one.


#12506393 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by litepink on 16 February 2015 - 07:30 PM

Not sure if its been discussed before but interesting. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Director Teases "Small Surprise" for All amiibo in the Game, Discusses Sources of Inspiration

 

http://www.nintendol..._of_inspiration

Sounds like non-Toad amiibos replenish your 1UP supply. Also, in Mario Party 10 you can scan any amiibo for a scratch off bonus thing. This is according to the nintendo.de (German) site in their amiibo section.




#12500763 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by litepink on 14 February 2015 - 04:31 PM

The story isn't true, it was his girlfriend joking with him.


Do you go around telling people Santa isn't real too? Don't take this away from me.


#12496286 New Nintendo 3DS Bundles up for Preorder at Gamestop, Best Buy, Target! (...

Posted by litepink on 13 February 2015 - 04:36 PM

Wow, I was merely venting, didn't expect someone to offer an extra one and so quickly no less.

 

I would certainly pay it forward if this pans out. Heck, I'll pay it forward even if it doesn't.




#12496189 New Nintendo 3DS Bundles up for Preorder at Gamestop, Best Buy, Target! (...

Posted by litepink on 13 February 2015 - 04:19 PM

Horror story here:

 

I've been unbelievably sick this past week. I should really go to the doctor actually. I sent my husband to Target for me. I called the store the night before and was told they would have AT LEAST three Zelda consoles.

 

He gets there and is third in line and took a pic for me even. They hand out tickets later at opening and was told, yup, they have three. Someone in line heard a rumor that there was only two though, and that they were holding one for someone. Sure enough, the employee comes back out like 2 minutes later and  says there are only two, and even admitted that they mistakenly held one for someone but didn't want to punish that person (it's not there fault, I would be pissed if I had one held, drove all the way there, and it was gone). Apparently the guy who had it held for him came at about 8:02 but he didn't have to wait in the cold obviously. He did drive over two hours. Like I said, not mad at that guy, it's Target's fault of course.

 

We got $12 in apology coupons for the trouble :(  I want to go in my myself and ask for something better. I'm not paying $400 for this or even $250. Shouldn't have too. If I wasn't sick I would have went at 6AM and been second in line, although second in line was a kid with his mom so that would've been rough. I looooooove Target (see my title), but this is leaving me feeling pretty sour. I hope they can come up with a fair resolution. I'm not asking for $200...just something that is fair.




#12493309 New Nintendo 3DS Bundles up for Preorder at Gamestop, Best Buy, Target! (...

Posted by litepink on 12 February 2015 - 11:16 PM

Can everyone stop clicking Post multiple times? If the page doesn't refresh properly, just copy your message and refresh the page yourself before submitting it again.

Amen!

 

 

just kidding




#12490970 amiibo Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by litepink on 12 February 2015 - 06:00 AM

Gamestop will include Shulk in a bundle with Xenoblade and a "New" 3DS. (kinda joking)


I'd put money down that they do an unofficial Xenoblade/Shulk bundle. They've done it with rare systems and accessories in the past as we all know.