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[Amiibo] Chasing the Plastic Unicorn

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  • LailLail Surrey, B.C.Registered User regular
    Dark Pit was supposed to be up on BestBuy.ca at 9am.

    It's 9:05...still nothing...

    It's a good thing work is slow today.

  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    redfield85 wrote: »
    Overslept. I assume there is no point in me checking for one. Oiy.

    Yea. That shit is long gone.

    Who wants to trade me for another store exclusive? :-(

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  • LailLail Surrey, B.C.Registered User regular
    edited July 2015
    He's not showing up on the main page but you can get him here:

    http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/amiibo-super-smash-bros-dark-pit/10381524.aspx?path=99c67684bb61ba9e9d93cb1f33d126cfen02

    Edit: And he's gone :(

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    Gots my Dark Pit. Yay!

    Also:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/amiibo/comments/3faswc/gamestop_88_preorder_event_information_including/

    Looks like on 8/8 GameStop is having a special preorder event for a 3 pack of Duck Hunt, R.O.B., and Game & Watch (the three pack seems to be GS exclusive but not the individual figures).

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Gots my Dark Pit. Yay!

    Also:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/amiibo/comments/3faswc/gamestop_88_preorder_event_information_including/

    Looks like on 8/8 GameStop is having a special preorder event for a 3 pack of Duck Hunt, R.O.B., and Game & Watch (the three pack seems to be GS exclusive but not the individual figures).

    Have to be there in person, 30 per store. "Early morning" -- this isn't midnight, is it?

    I'm too old for this shit.

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  • SniperGuySniperGuy SniperGuyGaming Registered User regular
    Snagged a dark pit this morning. Are the store exclusive ones rarer?

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    Gots my Dark Pit. Yay!

    Also:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/amiibo/comments/3faswc/gamestop_88_preorder_event_information_including/

    Looks like on 8/8 GameStop is having a special preorder event for a 3 pack of Duck Hunt, R.O.B., and Game & Watch (the three pack seems to be GS exclusive but not the individual figures).

    Ugh, of course the three I most want out of the next wave. This hobby is frustrating at times.

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    That 3 pack is the prime example of Amiibos I don't NEED because I don't play as any of them in Smash, but I really want because having a figure of any one of those characters on a shelf is pretty awesome.

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2015
    SniperGuy wrote: »
    Snagged a dark pit this morning. Are the store exclusive ones rarer?

    The only store exclusives that tend to be really rare are the ones that released earlier in the year...Meta Knight, Shulk, Lucario, Gold Mario, and to a lesser extent Rosalina are still rare, but Jigglypuff, Ness and Greninja seem to be a bit more common, though not ridiculously so.

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  • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    Supposedly trading with a guy. Ike for Dark Pit. I didn't even want Ike so this is a good trade.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    Were you able to get yours @maximumzero?

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  • TayaTaya Registered User regular
    I'm hoping to get Dark Pit from amazon.ca in a few hours. If not, I hope I can find someone locally who will trade with me.

  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2015
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    Were you able to get yours @maximumzero?

    If you're referring to Dark Pit, yes. The usual local Amiibros made up a signup sheet so you sign up, you're given a number, and you're good. I was able to get there around 8:15, get assigned #14, and then I went to grab an Egg McMuffin and came back around 8:45.

    Currently undecided whether I want to keep him or pass him along to someone here.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    I have been skipping the Icarus figures. I liked Uprising, but I wasn't worried about the Amiibo for them all.

    The ones I probably most regret not being able to get at retail are Ike and Lucina, but that's just because I love those characters. At some point I'll probably be able to grab them, I just won't spent crazy prices for them.

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  • Xavier1216Xavier1216 Bagu is my name. Show my note to river man. Greater Boston AreaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2015
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    I have been skipping the Icarus figures. I liked Uprising, but I wasn't worried about the Amiibo for them all.

    The ones I probably most regret not being able to get at retail are Ike and Lucina, but that's just because I love those characters. At some point I'll probably be able to grab them, I just won't spent crazy prices for them.

    Yeah, the only figures left that I want are the 4 Fire Emblem ones. There's an ebay listing with all of them for $100 including shipping, but I don't know if I want to spend that kind of money. That'd basically be the end of my Amiibo hunt, though, so it might be worth the peace of mind to never have to search for them again.

    Edit: Oh crap, I forgot about yarn Yoshi :cry:

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    I'm limiting myself to Amiibos from game series that were created/released in the U.S. during the Super Nintendo era or earlier, plus Pokemon.

    ...though that doesn't really narrow things down. :(

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  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2015
    I initially wanted to go for the whole set, but then kinda backed off of that idea when I realized that probably wasn't happening.

    At this point I'm trying to get at least one of each as they become available, so if I decide later on that I don't want it I can sell it off without issue. Better to get one for normal price out of the gate and decide I don't want it later than to decide I want it later and potentially not be able to get one.

    I've inadvertently gone for the entire Disney Infinity lineup though, against my better judgement, but I'm applying the same logic there.

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    I'm limiting myself to Amiibos from game series that were created/released in the U.S. during the Super Nintendo era or earlier, plus Pokemon.

    ...though that doesn't really narrow things down. :(

    I've been trying to only buy the characters I play as (unless it's a sale like my used Yoshi). I really, really like the design of Dark Pit though and I'm tempted to see if my Best Buy has any left after work since wifey didn't get there this morning.

  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    Now Twitter reports are saying some, but not all, Gamestops will open an hour early for ore-orders on the retro set -- but only for paid members of their rewards program. Gaaaaaah.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Now Twitter reports are saying some, but not all, Gamestops will open an hour early for ore-orders on the retro set -- but only for paid members of their rewards program. Gaaaaaah.

    Yeah I believe this was confirmed. I'm so confused though, do stores have a certain allocation? Because if it's a local thing, ok, that's fine, I doubt there are THAT many pro whatevers here that collect amiibo. What I don't want though is to find out they've all been sold before I can even get in the store because it's some national allotment that went 100% to pro people.

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  • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    edited July 2015
    Warlock82 wrote: »
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Now Twitter reports are saying some, but not all, Gamestops will open an hour early for ore-orders on the retro set -- but only for paid members of their rewards program. Gaaaaaah.

    Yeah I believe this was confirmed. I'm so confused though, do stores have a certain allocation? Because if it's a local thing, ok, that's fine, I doubt there are THAT many pro whatevers here that collect amiibo. What I don't want though is to find out they've all been sold before I can even get in the store because it's some national allotment that went 100% to pro people.

    In a lot of areas, expect this to happen. :(

    Thinking about it, I fully expect a surge of scalpers and non-scalpers alike to sign up for the paid membership because of this news.

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  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    I'd probably go for that. I have 3 Gamestops close to work and I'm already a paid member so why not. I don't really need Game & Watch but Duck Hunt Dog and ROB would be really cool to have.

    It's only $15 a year and I always get my money out of it. Heck the b2g1 coupon you get with membership is worth it by itself.

  • TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
    Ugh , fucking gamestop. Pretty shitty

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      • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
        One advantage of this is that if it requires paid membership they can strictly limit it to 1 per account. This means Bobby Scalper can't go between three stores and preorder multiple sets or bring along 3 buddies to buy extras unless they spend $15 extra each (which would make profit pretty slim if it's one per account). Having it linked to a paid membership sucks for folks that hate Gamestop and don't want to join - but it could really help reduce scalping on the set.

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      • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
        TimFiji wrote: »

        ...he's still up! Amazing!

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      • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
        You don't need paid membership to have an account with Gamestop. I have two non-paying ones that I got my complete accident, so not hard to imagine a scalper making several.

        The second one got made because I forgot I had one and them checking the number brought up nothing (because I gave them my home number, not the cell number the first is under).

      • McFlynnMcFlynn Registered User regular
        edited July 2015
        Madican wrote: »
        You don't need paid membership to have an account with Gamestop. I have two non-paying ones that I got my complete accident, so not hard to imagine a scalper making several.

        The second one got made because I forgot I had one and them checking the number brought up nothing (because I gave them my home number, not the cell number the first is under).

        Its internet-confirmed to be specifically restricted to the Pro-level members, the ones who paid the 15 bucks for the year or whatever. Not the free rewards members.

        Edit: For the stores that open an hour early. I imagine any pre-orders not taken during the first hour will go to first come first serve.

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      • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
        The hope is that plenty of stores will opt-out and open at the regular time for everyone -- numerous accounts indicate Gamestop never allocates enough manhours for each store. Maybe plenty of managers will say "fuck this."

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      • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
        cloudeagle wrote: »
        The hope is that plenty of stores will opt-out and open at the regular time for everyone -- numerous accounts indicate Gamestop never allocates enough manhours for each store. Maybe plenty of managers will say "fuck this."

        I mean, if the supply is local then I'm not even really worried about it. But if everyone is competing against each other ala Ness? Doesn't matter if *your* store doesn't open early if the ones that do eat through the entire allotment.

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      • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
        Frankly I'm amazed there's so much demand for DP.

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      • TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
        Frankly I'm amazed there's so much demand for DP.

        I doubt it's the character himself that is creating the demand. It's the lack of supply!

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        • RiokennRiokenn Registered User regular
          Frankly I'm amazed there's so much demand for DP.

          This. I counted around 30-40 people in my local Best Buy.

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        • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
          TimFiji wrote: »
          Frankly I'm amazed there's so much demand for DP.

          I doubt it's the character himself that is creating the demand. It's the lack of supply!

          pretty much this.

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        • TayaTaya Registered User regular
          I didn't get Dark Pit but someone is going to trade me one for Shulk and a busted-up Diddy Kong so that's not too bad. He originally wanted Shulk plus one other rare.

        • ZythonZython Registered User regular
          Have the Mario a Maker or Yarn Yoshi Amiibos gone up for preorder in the states yet?

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        • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
          i didn't get dark pit since i don't care about dark pit at allllllll

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        • The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
          edited August 2015
          Yeah, what's going on with this specific amiibo is hilarious.

          "Dark Pit? Talk about a literal living embodiment of a clone character. Just a completely worthless, pointless, sack of... you're making an amiibo of him? Just hook it to my veins!!!!"

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        • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
          edited August 2015
          The Amiibo Thread is sold out of posts.

          Please wait until our next shipment...provided that nobody robs the truck.

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