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[Amiibo] Chasing the Plastic Unicorn

TairuTairu Registered User regular
edited June 2015 in Games and Technology
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Amiibos! You love 'em, you hate 'em, you can't find 'em.
Which ones do you have? Which ones are you planning on buying?
Which ones have you lost all hope of ever owning?
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Amiibo Lineup*:

Previous Waves
Smash Wave 1 (November):
Mario
Link
Samus
Kirby
Fox
Donkey Kong
Pikachu
Peach
Marth
Yoshi
Villager
Wii Fit Trainer

Smash Wave 2 (December):
Diddy Kong
Zelda
Luigi
Captain Falcon
Pit
Little Mac

Smash Wave 3 (February):
Bowser
Toon Link (Functions as Link in several games)
Sheik
Sonic
Megaman
King Dedede
Ike
Rosalina (Target Exclusive)
Shulk (Gamestop Exclusive)
Lucario (Toys R Us Exclusive)
Meta Knight (Best Buy Exclusive)

Super Mario Wave 1 (March):
Mario
Mario - Gold Edition (Walmart Exclusive) (Functions as Mario in several games)
Peach
Toad
Luigi
Yoshi
Bowser

Smash Wave 4 (May):
Robin
Lucina
Charizard
Wario
Pac-Man
Ness (Gamestop Exclusive)
Greninja (Toys R Us Exclusive)
Jigglypuff (Target Exclusive)

Splatoon Wave 1 (May):
Inkling Boy
Inkling Girl
Inkling Squid (Exclusive to 3-Amiibo Combo Pack)

Super Mario - Silver Edition (May):
Mario - Silver Edition (Functions as Mario in several games)

Smash Wave 5 (July):
Dark Pit
Palutena

Smash Wave 6 (September):
Zero-Suit Samus
Ganondorf
Pikmin & Olimar
Doctor Mario (Functions as Mario in several games)
Bowser Jr.
Mr. Game & Watch (Comes with 4 switchable designs)
R.O.B.
Duck Hunt
Mii Gunner
Mii Swordfighter
Mii Brawler

Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary (September
Mario (Classic) (Functions as Mario in several games)
Mario (Modern) (Functions as Mario in several games)

Chibi-Robo (October):
Chibi Robo (Comes exclusively with the boxed edition of Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash)

Smash Wave 7 (Holidays 2015):
Falco

Animal Crossing Wave 1 (Holidays 2015):
Isabelle
Mabel
Tom Nook
Lottie
Cyrus
Reese
Digby
K.K. Slider

Animal Crossing Cards Wave 1 [NFC Cards] (Spring):**
Booster Pack (Every pack comes with five characters and a special card)

Yoshi's Wooly World Wave 1 [Stuffed Dolls] (Fall):
Green Yarn Yoshi (Functions as Yoshi in several games)
Pink Yarn Yoshi (Functions as Yoshi in several games)
Blue Yarn Yoshi (Functions as Yoshi in several games)

*based on US release dates
**100 cards total

Compatible Games:

Currently Out:
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy Plus (3DS) (Read Only)
- Tapping select amiibo figures applies a cosmetic change to your plane
Amiibo Tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits (Wii U) (Read Only)
- Tapping any amiibo figure unlocks a free demo of a classic Nintendo game
- Tapping the same amiibo again will move the demo to a different "scene"
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U) (Read Only)
- Tapping a Toad amiibo will unlock the "Hide-and-Seek Challenge" in any level
- Tapping any other amiibo will give you a 1-UP
Codename S.T.E.A.M. (3DS) (Read Only)
- Tapping any Fire Emblem Franchise character amiibo will add that character to your available roster of playable characters
- The amiibo characters, once dead in combat, cannot be revived until the mission is over
Girls Mode 3: Kira Kira Code (3DS) (Japan Exclusive) (Read Only)
- Tapping any Mario, Peach, Yoshi, or Kirby amiibo figures will unlock cosmetic options
Hyrule Warriors (Wii U) (Read Only)
- Tapping a Link amiibo figure will unlock the Spinner weapon for Link
- Tapping any Zelda Franchise character amiibo will unlock a 3-star or higher weapon once-per-day
- Tapping any non-Zelda Franchise character amiibo will unlock a 3-star or lower weapon/rupee bonus/crafting material bonus once-per-day
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U) (Read Only)
- Tapping any Kirby Franchise character amiibo figure will give the player a free power-up specific to each character
Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) (Read Only)
- Tapping select amiibo figures apply a cosmetic change available to your mii Racer.
Mario Party 10 (Wii U) (Read/Write)
- Tapping any Mario Franchise character (that is playable in the Mario Party 10 base-game) amiibo figure will unlock amiibo Party mode and a customizable board piece
- Upgrades can also be attached your amiibo
- Tapping any other amiibo will unlock Scratch Bonuses that allow the player to earn Mario Party Points
One Piece Super Grand Battle! X (3DS) (Japan Exclusive) (Read Only)
- Tapping select amiibo figures unlocks a cosmetic change for certain characters
Splatoon (Wii U)
- Tapping any Splatoon Franchise character amiibo will unlock a set of challenges that can be played to earn unique in-game clothing options with different stats
Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U (Wii U/3DS) (Read/Write)
- Tapping select amiibo figures (any character playable in Smash) will create a special computer-controlled version of that character who can be trained and given stat-boosting items
Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New 3DS) (Read Only)
- Tapping a Shulk amiibo figure will grant in-game tokens which can be used to unlock character models/music

To Be Released:
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival (Wii U)
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer (3DS)
Art Academy: Home Studio (Wii U)
Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash (3DS)
Fire Emblem If (3DS)
The Legend of Zelda for Wii U (Wii U)
Star Fox Zero (Wii U)
Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
Yoshi's Wooly World (Wii U) (Read/Write)

Links:
Amiibo Lineup
Amiibo Compatibility Chart
Amiibo Tracker (Smash Bros Series)
Amiibo Tracker (Super Mario Series)
Amiibo Tracker (Splatoon Series)
Amiibo Tracker (Yoshi's Wooly World Series)
AmiiboTrackr (For US & Canada)

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  • McFlynnMcFlynn Registered User regular
    Amiibos sure are neat. It's a shame they're made out of unicorn tears.

  • TairuTairu Registered User regular
    Well they need it to bind the nintendium

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    Now that we've got a dedicated thread, anyone have suggestions for how Americans can import from the land of abundant Amiibos as inexpensively as possible?

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    The one I'm most concerned about now is Rosalina. It's amazing that she can sell so well but Target will apparently not be getting any restocks of her. It just makes no sense.

    So yea, if anyone else is willing to help me with that, it would be amazing. Somewhere Nintendo mucked up this entire line of figures. When in the US you can't find any of them but a few then in Germany they have row after row of figures. Blech! :(

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  • TairuTairu Registered User regular
    The best deal I found was on eBay, for an Ike amiibo. It was roughly the same price as you would find on the German or French amazon websites, but slightly cheaper because of the shipping costs to the US.

  • McFlynnMcFlynn Registered User regular
    Lots of people recommend Amazon.de or Amazon.fr, but now everyone checks there first.

  • Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    There's going to be One Piece Amiibo?! Or is it the thing where you scan like... DK and get a costume for Franky? Because, if there's going to be One Piece Amiibo... oh man

    Everyone has a price. Throw enough gold around and someone will risk disintegration.
  • TairuTairu Registered User regular
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    Spot on

  • Skull2185Skull2185 Registered User regular
    Oh fuck, that's still awesome. If that game sees a western release(and is good), I may have to buy more Amiibo than I planned.

    Everyone has a price. Throw enough gold around and someone will risk disintegration.
  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    Soooooo, my Gamestop pre-order of Dedede, Mega Man and Sonic is now posted as "closed," which means it's either been shipped or cancelled. Allegedly those three aren't going to be out for a while, so I'm kinda worried now.

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  • TayaTaya Registered User regular
    Currently I have Pit, Bowser, Toon Link, Sheik, Dedede, Ike, and Lucario en route from various locations. Everything else I own or have preordered.

    Except Rosalina. We don't have a retailer for her in Canada yet but worst case scenario my friend has an extra imported one that he'll give me if I can't find my own.

  • EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    Tairu wrote: »
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    Spot on

    Franky Kong is the best.

    Tairu
  • TairuTairu Registered User regular
    Codename Steam has amiibo support, but i'd be upset if Fire Emblem 14 didn't also have stuff for those figures to do. Even if it were as simple as the Hyrule Warriors style give an item or cash injection once per day, and then the four Fire Emblem amiibos could make good units that would last for the duration of a battle.

  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    I've said it before and I'll say it again: If Nintendo had come out with these like 5 or 6 years ago when I was single and (seemingly) unlimited income: My house would be FULL of Amiibos. Right now I'll get one or two (I have Link and Zelda... And have Toon Link on preorder at Amazon) or three... maybe 5 at MOST.

  • rndmherorndmhero Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    Tairu wrote: »
    Codename Steam has amiibo support, but i'd be upset if Fire Emblem 14 didn't also have stuff for those figures to do. Even if it were as simple as the Hyrule Warriors style give an item or cash injection once per day, and then the four Fire Emblem amiibos could make good units that would last for the duration of a battle.

    I just hope the FE figures have a decent enough run that you can get them without camping out or importing.

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  • TairuTairu Registered User regular
    urahonky wrote: »
    I've said it before and I'll say it again: If Nintendo had come out with these like 5 or 6 years ago when I was single and (seemingly) unlimited income: My house would be FULL of Amiibos. Right now I'll get one or two (I have Link and Zelda... And have Toon Link on preorder at Amazon) or three... maybe 5 at MOST.

    Absolutely no more than 8, thats where you draw the line

    urahonky
  • McFlynnMcFlynn Registered User regular
    Okay, so the wife got home from work and was like "lets go to the city for supper!" So I called Target to see if they had Rosalina in stock since we were going to be driving by it. Turns out they had 8 or 9, the website is just wrong. For whatever reason their system refused to believe they had more than zero Rosalinas.

    Grabbed Bowser too while we were there. Wasn't high on the list of wants, but since we have to drive a minimum of 40 miles to find a place that even stocks amiibos...

  • AgahnimAgahnim Registered User regular
    Is Shulk a hard find in Europeland?

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  • TDawgTDawg Registered User regular
    Every time I go to the store and see an amiibo, I think, "it this supposed to be a rare one?" and am always tempted to buy it. It is never a rare one I just want an excuse to buy an amiibo but I am strong and will not

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  • WotanAnubisWotanAnubis Registered User regular
    Kind of a pity the Ike amiibo is his more musclebound Radiant Dawn version. I like Path of Radiance Ike better.

  • TayaTaya Registered User regular
    TDawg wrote: »
    Every time I go to the store and see an amiibo, I think, "it this supposed to be a rare one?" and am always tempted to buy it. It is never a rare one I just want an excuse to buy an amiibo but I am strong and will not

    When Zelda and Little Mac came out I saw them at Walmart and thought "hm these might be rare" and I bought them and I have never seen another Little Mac since.

    Also I managed to get Rosalina from bestbuy.ca after Future Shop sold out withtin seconds.

  • PacMan1979PacMan1979 Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    Toad and Rosalina are both available (as I type this) on Amazon.co.uk Both at regular price. Go Go Go.

    Also thanks @Tairu for starting this thread. :)

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  • Maz-Maz- 飛べ Registered User regular
    Agahnim wrote: »
    Is Shulk a hard find in Europeland?

    He's not out yet.

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  • Emperor_ZEmperor_Z Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    When I get my hands on a rare amiibo and take it out of the box to put it on my shelf, I feel like I'm smashing some minor treasure for childish desires, like I'm grinding a faberge egg into glitter

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  • McFlynnMcFlynn Registered User regular
    Did they ever announce a North American Toad amiibo bundle for Treasure Tracker or is was that only for Japan?

  • Apothe0sisApothe0sis Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? Registered User regular
    Maz- wrote: »
    Agahnim wrote: »
    Is Shulk a hard find in Europeland?

    He's not out yet.

    So, pretty hard to find, yes.

  • Emperor_ZEmperor_Z Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    Are North American Shulk and Lucario a lost cause if I didn't preorder them? I've gotten all of my amiibos at retail price so far, but I'm thinking I will absolutely need to import these two, unless Lucario gets restocked and Gamestop finds a bunch of Shulks a year from now.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    I think Lucario will be a lot easier to find.

    Shulk will be harder because of Gamestop's horrible practices.

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  • TairuTairu Registered User regular
    McFlynn wrote: »
    Did they ever announce a North American Toad amiibo bundle for Treasure Tracker or is was that only for Japan?

    Don't believe so, no

    But that should be the standard, especially for games that use rare amiibo! Like, if they ever make Punch-Out U I fully expect a Little Mac bundle to come with it.

  • -Abel--Abel- Registered User regular
    I've resorted to ordering my retail exclusive Amiibos overseas (except Shulk, which I was lucky to snag a pre-order on). It does hurt a little, but I I was spending way too much time scouring the internet and dropping by bestbuys/toys r us, etc...

    My problem is that after spending that much on them (usually a bit over double once shipping is taken into account) I have a hard time opening them. So all my retail exclusive ones are just sitting in their boxes mocking me.

  • RiokennRiokenn Registered User regular
    Still haven't gotten a call from Gamestop about my amiibo pre-orders.
    I see everyone else having fun with their Shulks. :(

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    I was able to order Shulk from Bigbadtoystore.com a couple months ago. The site gives no indication when it'll be shipping though. All it says is 1st quarter 2015. :?

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    Rosalina has been delisted from Target's website. That certainly isn't a good sign.

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  • RiokennRiokenn Registered User regular
    Exclusivity indeed. I really hope they don't pull this BS with the future waves or other amiibo lines.

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  • -Abel--Abel- Registered User regular
    I had assumed the purpose of the retailer exclusives was to get people into the stores to buy other things while getting their Amiibo. I really don't understand why they would have under produced them or made most of them only available online.

  • TairuTairu Registered User regular
    Amiibo is one of the greatest mysteries known in the brief time we humans have lived on this planet.

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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    I was excited for Amiibos until I found out that trying to get anything other than like 5 of them means I have to quit my job to camp out stores at 6am or be online at the exact right time for the 15 second window before everything sells out.

    Now I just don't give a shit. I'd probably have bought all of them too.

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  • McFlynnMcFlynn Registered User regular
    From the sounds of it, Wave 3b actually is out in stores. Ike/Dedede/Sonic/Mega Man are being found in different places all over the country, but most stores are getting 3 of each.

    Like, seriously what the hell? 3?

  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    edited February 2015
    McFlynn wrote: »
    From the sounds of it, Wave 3b actually is out in stores. Ike/Dedede/Sonic/Mega Man are being found in different places all over the country, but most stores are getting 3 of each.

    Like, seriously what the hell? 3?

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  • InterpreterInterpreter Registered User regular
    McFlynn wrote: »
    From the sounds of it, Wave 3b actually is out in stores. Ike/Dedede/Sonic/Mega Man are being found in different places all over the country, but most stores are getting 3 of each.

    Like, seriously what the hell? 3?

    The box they come in seems to only hold 3(two facing each other, and one back to back). At least, the Zelda box I saw at Best Buy when I got her was packed like that. So it means that most stores are only getting one box of the figures. Which sucks big time.

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