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[Amiibo] Chasing the Plastic Unicorn

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    temperature!temperature! Registered User regular
    I got pretty lucky and grabbed the only toon link my gamestop had that wasn't a pre order today. He's pretty much the only one I really want, and my TRU never had it in stock so I was worried I'd never find one.

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    Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    I think the words coming to mind right now @Taramoor is you and suck. :P

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    I don't think I could ever do amiibos. I'd get a rare one for retail price, find out it's now selling for over triple that, and after a brief struggle of "Do I really NEED this item?" it'd be getting flipped with the money invested into new toys.

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    Kid PresentableKid Presentable Registered User regular
    I actually had my phone in hand and received an in-stock alert the exact minute that Shulk was available. Still couldn't get an order through at Gamestop's website. Managed to add him to my cart, but could never quite get through to payment. Oh well.

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    TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
    I just want to have my very own amiibo tournament in Smash Bros. My Mario and Luigi are amazing to see battle.

    Had my own amiibo tourney last week. Luigi beat my super Link for the win!

    Also got my Shulk today! Yay!

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      maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
      I'm gonna check out four local retailers on the drive home from work to see what the Amiibo situation is. I'll post images of the shelves as I arrive at each.

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      maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
      Stop 1:

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      maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
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      Went ahead and picked up the three that were price dropped.

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      skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
      Sweet, just checked my shipment tracking and looks like my Shulk was delivered today.

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      maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
      Thinking of stopping by a GameStop or two as well for the heck of it. Hmm.

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      The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
      I just came from Futureshop, and their shelf isn't that big. But the problem with the physical stores is that they pretty much only have that selection you see there. Nothing more, and no empty spaces to give the sense they were once there. It's disheartening.

      That being said, they actually did have Sheik's and Toon Link's in good numbers. I don't have a scalper's eye or anything, but it looked enough to say "This isn't worth it". It'd be like buying up all the normal Link's in that picture. There's enough on the shelf and likely more in the back. Pick another target.

      There was a lone Fox sitting there, in front of the DK line. That's the one that screams "Scalp me!".

      ...So. Sheik. Toon Link. Fox.

      *sigh* My name is The Wolfman, and I have a problem.

      ...Or maybe not. :) I can't think of any more I want to actively pursue. Maybe Mega Man. Maybe Sonic. If I entered The Twilight Zone and saw a Shulk on the EB shelf, I'd grab it. Everything else... eh.

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      The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
      Oh fuck, I just realized. I have in addition a Link and Zelda. I am now virtually honorbound to get Ganondorf if and when he comes. That'll probably be the only one I'd actively pursue with a preorder.

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      maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
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      RidleySariaRidleySaria AnaheimRegistered User regular
      What was that, threat title? Do you like apples?

      Well, I got Shulk. How do you like them apples?

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      Oh and I got Toon Link. It must hurt so bad to be so wrong.

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      Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
      BEHOLD THE POWER OF THE MONADO!
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      maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
      God I wish I cared about Shulk. I really need to get around to playing Xenoblade one of these days.

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      Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
      God I wish I cared about Shulk. I really need to get around to playing Xenoblade one of these days.

      Xenoblade is amazing. You should at least pick up the New 3DS version when it hits :P

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      maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
      Warlock82 wrote: »
      God I wish I cared about Shulk. I really need to get around to playing Xenoblade one of these days.

      Xenoblade is amazing. You should at least pick up the New 3DS version when it hits :P

      I've had the Wii game since it's launch in the US. (Seriously, I actually found the receipt while fishing out Club Nintendo slips.)

      I can't play the 3DS version because Nintendo won't sell me the N3DS I want.

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      maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
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      Thus ends today's Amiibo shopping.

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      GrathGrath I'm a much happier person these days Registered User, ClubPA regular
      Get your head in the game best buy.

      all other exclusives gotten
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      TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
      You and me @Grath . we bros!

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        maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
        That's sweet. I wish Lucario and Rosalina weren't rarer than pieces of the true cross.

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        Niceguyeddie616Niceguyeddie616 All you feed me is PUFFINS! I need NOURISHMENT!Registered User regular
        Got Sheik and Shulk today, will hopefully have Mega Man and Sonic by next week. Shulk's box is all scuffed and bent, and it sucks because most likely that was the only Shulk they got, so it's not like I can exchange it. So thanks for that GS.

        Otherwise I'M FEELING IT. IT'S REYN SHULK TIME!

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        TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
        Apparently my megaman is arriving tomorrow from amazon. That's weird.

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          McFlynnMcFlynn Registered User regular
          My Mega Man and Dedede from walmart have an estimated arrival of yesterday or the day before that.

          That's inconvenient.

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          UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
          Smash Bros.-style "hoard mode" view of my current collection

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          It will only grow in the future

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          TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
          Flying V!

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            Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
            Grabbed Bowser since he looks cool. And fuck that, I'm not walking out of 5 stores without buying an Amiibo.

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            Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
            Mario series Amiibos are up for Pre-order at Best Buy. Go Go GO! :D

            I pre-ordered Toad, Yoshi, and Peach. :D

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            Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
            Ok, this made me laugh:
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            ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
            Good thing I don't really care that much about the packaging, because the bottom of my Shulk package is crushed.

            On the plus side, Shulk!

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            ManetherenWolfManetherenWolf Registered User regular
            got my Shulk and Toon Link today. Didnt have any extra of Sheik unfortunately.

            Also I preordered my Toad and Luigi from the Mario series already (I dont like the SB version of Luigi as much)

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            skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
            got my Shulk and Toon Link today. Didnt have any extra of Sheik unfortunately.

            Also I preordered my Toad and Luigi from the Mario series already (I dont like the SB version of Luigi as much)

            I do like the Super Mario Bros Luigi version, but I kinda wish they would do a Luigi's Mansion variant. Sorta like the Club Nintendo figurine pose

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            DarkMechaDarkMecha The Outer SpaceRegistered User regular
            The thread title made me laugh.

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            KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
            edited February 2015
            The Monado. Allot of the speech in Xenoblade say the name of that sword way too much. I starts to get comical after a while.


            Link's pee brick is still baffling. Why oh why did they not use clear plastic?

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            RidleySariaRidleySaria AnaheimRegistered User regular
            Krathoon wrote: »
            Link's pee brick is still baffling. Why oh why did they not use clear plastic?

            Perhaps Nintendo's brilliance comes at a price. They have the power to create so many great games but the by-product is a build up of anti-creative energy. Every so often they have to vent this terrible force, resulting in some hilariously bad decisions. Hence a game console named Wii, Link's pillar of pee and Metroid Other M.

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            The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
            I bet you the intended colour is/was supposed to be gold, to reference the triforce or something. I've noticed quite a few of the early amiibos that have some form of stabilizing plastic, it's coloured kind of related to the character.

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            TayaTaya Registered User regular
            They knew Link was so popular that he would overshadow the other amiibos if he looked too awesome.

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            KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
            I bet you the intended colour is/was supposed to be gold, to reference the triforce or something. I've noticed quite a few of the early amiibos that have some form of stabilizing plastic, it's coloured kind of related to the character.

            Yeah. It seems like that was the idea. They got too artsy.

            I would have just made them all clear just reinforce the idea that it is really not supposed to be there and only there for support.

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            The WolfmanThe Wolfman Registered User regular
            Krathoon wrote: »
            I bet you the intended colour is/was supposed to be gold, to reference the triforce or something. I've noticed quite a few of the early amiibos that have some form of stabilizing plastic, it's coloured kind of related to the character.

            Yeah. It seems like that was the idea. They got too artsy.

            I would have just made them all clear just reinforce the idea that it is really not supposed to be there and only there for support.

            Which is exactly what they've started doing now. Boy howdy this Toon Link amiibo could have been a lot worse if the plastic wasn't clear. :)

            I don't know if they just have a metric ton of Link's that they produced that they're trying to work through, but you'd think when it comes time to making more, they'll take what they learned and change it.

            "The sausage of Green Earth explodes with flavor like the cannon of culinary delight."
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