/cog/ - Traditional & Video Gaming

The archives have been restored! You can check them here.

Please use this thread to report any bugs.

Mods & Janitors: If you've forgotten your login details but would like to continue helping, please e-mail me: [email protected]

radio
8MB jpg, 12MB png, 8MB gif, 16MB swf, 16MB webm, 8MB mp3, 16MB mp4
44 posts, 10 images (total attachments: 10)
196330
Anonymous
savepng1,013.445KB
Nintendo_amiibo_Lineup.png
1678835
Amiibo Thread
Who's store is still selling only Wave 1 Amiibo and none of the other waves
replyreportdelete
196331
Anonymous
Literally every store I've seen only has like. Mario, Luigi and Bowser. Sometimes Peach from the Smash line.

I want a Samus.
replyreportdelete
196332
T4 was here
I got Pit and DK cheep during the first week of Game's death sale, go me!
But try smaller toystores, they may have been overlooked.
replyreportdelete
196334
Anonymous
>196331
I know my walmart only has Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Peach, Pikachu and Kirby. the only other amiibo they have are the super mario world line but no toad not even in the display and sonic, They just started selling megaman this week and I bought toon link and he has not been sold since they need to start selling the other waves already there not even selling the Splatoon amiibo.

I Want a pacman, dedede and charizard, but my Walmart needs to start selling them first
replyreportdelete
196335
Anonymous
>196334
oh an I want a Inkling Girl also but like I said my Walmart needs to sell them first
replyreportdelete
196337
Anonymous
I only have Shulk. I managed to get him when someone else didn't pick up their pre-order at a different Gamestop, and the guy at the one I went to had it brought down and held it for a day for me.

I have no real interest in amiibo (I'll probably pick up some of the common, used ones at some point), but I'm a big Xenoblade fan so I asked if they had any on a whim.
replyreportdelete
196350
Anonymous
I don't plan on getting any amiibos but I will say I actually really like the idea of physical DLC. It comes with all the same benefits a physical copy of a game has over a digital one, those benefits being you can sell it later on or bring it to a friends house instead of having it locked to your system (my buddy brought over his Link amiibo and it gave the spinner weapon to both our copies of Hyrule Warriors, which is pretty rad). There's still potential for abuse with this form of DLC, like arbitrarily restricting content that otherwise would have been free, but I still see it as much better than exclusively digital DLC.

So far I haven't seen any amiibo bonuses that actually seem worth getting to me, and I don't really like how they give you little bonuses across many different games rather than a sizable amount of new content for one game. Still, if other companies start using physical DLC in the future I'd be happy, especially if there are options between getting these figurine type ones, or paying less just for the stand as a physical carrier for the in-game content without the figurine. Or just buying digitally for even less.

I'm just kind of surprised I haven't seen other people talk about it from this angle. Or maybe they have and I just haven't seen it? Usually I only see people talk about the collection aspect of amiibos but a major game publisher pushing a different format of DLC seems like a pretty big deal to me, and this (imo more important) side of things seems to have been downplayed. If I were part of Nintendo's marketing I'd be pushing the pro-consumer angle of this pretty hard.
replyreportdelete
196380
Anonymous
>196350
>I don't really like how they give you little bonuses across many different games rather than a sizable amount of new content for one game.
I actually prefer it that way. If an amiibo was more-or-less tied to a single game, then once you lose interest in that game the amiibo just becomes another figurine. By being able to use it across multiple games, you get more value out of the amiibo. Plus, with that focus you don't have large portions of games locked away behind amiibo connectivity.
replyreportdelete
196383
Deon
savejpg121.365KB
Img_5094.jpg
1494354
I picked up a Toad.
replyreportdelete
196385
Anonymous
>196383
your veary lucky my Walmart are not even selling toad or the splatoon amiibos toad is not even in the super mario world amiibo display
replyreportdelete
196390
Alpharius
savepng29.38KB
1260576212282.png
290300
I only have a Villager and a Megaman at the moment. Both very high quality and I'm very happy with them. I hope to get a Greninja by christmas. Fingers crossed!
replyreportdelete
196411
Anonymous
I don't think I'd mind amiibo's so much if Nintendo actually made more than 30 before canning a model.
replyreportdelete
196430
Deon
Kind of want that hybrid skylander/amiibo Bowser.
replyreportdelete
196435
Anonymous
>196430
I kind of want him and his clown plane
replyreportdelete
196436
Anonymous
who is going to get a yarn yoshi amiibo and a mario maker amiibo
replyreportdelete
196437
Anonymous
why are walmart stores only selling wave 1 amiibo?
replyreportdelete
196442
T4 was here
>196430
Hopefull if Toys for Bob handles the distribution it will be easy to get.

And what are the odd that they will other Nintendo figures?
There are more elements to go after all~
replyreportdelete
196484
Deon
Man, the amiibo shelves at all the local stores just get smaller.
replyreportdelete
196487
Anonymous
>196484
but the amiibo at my walmart just stay the same with wave 1
replyreportdelete
196494
Anonymous
when are walmart stores going to sell the other waves of amiibo and not just wave 1 and super mario world amiibo?
replyreportdelete
196501
T4 was here
>196494
Atlest your super markets has them at all.
replyreportdelete
196505
T4 was here
But Gamestop and Media Market keeps getting "most" of the new stuff.
See the Wooliy Yoshi's, Jigglypuff and Gannodorf today.

And at the CSS gameclub I met a guy who just pulled Little Mac, Lucario, Cap Falcon and fucking Dark Pit out of his backpack.
To bad it was closing time so we could not have an amiibo fight.
replyreportdelete
196514
Anonymous
I just found out that my Target store are selling the splatoon amiibo even the 3 pack but the shelves are sold out all they have right now are wave 1 mario, wave 2 luigi, super mario world bowser, luigi, peach and yoshi and zelda and 1 diddy kong
replyreportdelete
196678
Jumpman
savepng80.216KB
Screenshot 2015-07-07 at 11.31.51 AM.png
591361
http://nintendoinquirer.com/2015/07/dark-edition-starter-packs-releasing-alongside-skylanders-superchargers/
replyreportdelete
196679
Deon
>196678
To be fair, this is not unusual for Skylanders.
replyreportdelete
196680
Anonymous
>196678
That's what being a collector entails. If you want to get EVERYTHING, meaning every shitty "special edition" and re-color, you gotta pay out your nose for it. That this is somehow new and shocking to Nintendo fans is just baffling.
replyreportdelete
196681
Anonymous
>196680
I don't think the baffling part is paying $100, I think it's paying $100 for a game designed for a nearly-10-year-old system that hasn't been heavily marketed at all for years and hasn't been supported for at least a year.

Granted, you will be able to play it on the Wii U (I assume), but it still seems silly.
replyreportdelete
196683
Deon
savejpg186.964KB
wiisgbundle.jpg
1280973
>196681
That's how I got my blue nunchuk!
replyreportdelete
196701
Anonymous
 I just bought the last megaman amiibo that my walmart had and the plastic was open and it looked like someone tryed to closed it back up with tape
replyreportdelete
196703
Deon
savejpg318.15KB
Img_5127.jpg
16321224
I managed to find a Sonic!
I thought I had lost my chance, so I'm quite happy to have completed Red, Blue and Yellow.
replyreportdelete
196704
Anonymous
>196703
it's easy to find a sonic at my walmart with wave 1 and the super mario world amiibo minus toad. I just want my walmart to start selling Pacman already
replyreportdelete
196816
Deon
savegif131.964KB
1276667341082.gif
320320
I only sort of want the pixel mario amiibo.
Like, if they happen to have it when I'm there, then rad.
replyreportdelete
196817
Anonymous
>196816
I know I want the pixel mario also but only if my walmart will sell it with the wave 1 and super mario world amiibo that they have been selling since the day they came out in the usa
replyreportdelete
196828
T4 was Here on android!
Ah man I got real lucky at Media Market today.
Both Cap and Marth for only 179kr apiece.
replyreportdelete
196829
T4 was here on PSVita
savejpg74.873KB
2015-07-17-143318.jpg
640360
replyreportdelete
196878
Anonymous
cake wars on the food network channel is doing a thing for mario maker
replyreportdelete
197234
Jumpman
savejpg57.32KB
CNeCVhyVAAAKXl_.jpg
847468
//youtube.com/watch?v=CBI9kvbaQVQyoutube thumb

Arin actually hinted about this in one of the Super Mario Galaxy episodes.

//youtube.com/watch?v=NNDVLPuilcwyoutube thumb
replyreportdelete
197237
Anonymous
>197234
Disgusting.
replyreportdelete
197238
Deon
>197234
The pose of the amiibo and the pose of the artwork are different, that's not how amiibo packaging works!!
replyreportdelete
197239
Jumpman
>Certain other characters from outside Nintendo, like Pac-Man, have already joined the lineup of figures. But what makes Shovel Knight different, as Nintendo confirmed that night, is that Yacht Club is manufacturing and distributing the Shovel Knight Amiibo, and Nintendo has simply granted the developer a license to put the Nintendo brand and the Amiibo name on the figure.

http://www.wired.com/2015/08/shovel-knight-amiibo/
replyreportdelete
197275
Anonymous
who wants a Shantae amiibo that unlocks content in the new half genie hero game
replyreportdelete
197279
Anonymous
>197275
Only if it's stuff like costumes ir alt skins.
replyreportdelete
197298
Deon
savejpg86.396KB
Img_5257.jpg
816612
I got a Captain Falcon!
Could I successfully expand original 8 to 12??
replyreportdelete
417667
Anonymous
Amiibos are such a con.

But what is worse than being overpriced piece of plastic that are required to unlock content in games is Nintendo doesn't even do the work to make them available to buy in the first place, with so many being Out Of Stock.
replyreportdelete


File selected.
top