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[Amiibo] Chasing the Plastic Unicorn

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  • MolybdenumMolybdenum Registered User regular
    RockinX wrote: »
    just got my jigglypuff in
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    well done, target

    That's worse than what Amazon sent me the Splatoon 3-pack because this actually has enough space if you place it the correct way.

    A very good example of "you had one job."

    To their credit, its less likely to bounce around in shipping if wedged in there like that....

    Got a weegee pose Green Guy and a Silver Mario from amazon - the handful of figures is starting to become a swarm. Send help.

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited July 2015
    How do you guys record WiiU video? I want to do some amiibo battles sometime in the near future.

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  • Andy JoeAndy Joe We claim the land for the highlord! The AdirondacksRegistered User regular
    Couldn't resist when Rosalina was available from the Target site earlier:

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  • RockinXRockinX Registered User regular
    How do you guys record WiiU video? I want to do some amiibo battles sometime in the near future.

    You need a capture card for the highest quality. Otherwise, a tripod and a video camera will do.

  • TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
    Anyone need a specific amiibo? (I should just make a google form then raffle extras I get)

    I really like seeing ebay prices drop to the high teens - mid 20s. Scalper assholes

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    • Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
      I'm always on the lookout for wario and Charizard.

      They are nowhere around here, and best buy seems to not ever restock their online supply.

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    • TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
      Brainiac 8 wrote: »
      I'm always on the lookout for wario and Charizard.

      They are nowhere around here, and best buy seems to not ever restock their online supply.

      I'll see what I can do!

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      • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
        I am always looking for the Fire Emblem ones I don't have {I just have Ike} as well as the Wii Fit and Villager.
        I really sadly play ebay trying to get them

      • NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
        I'd like a robin, but I guess I'm just holding out for a potential restock at this point

        you know, next year when fire emblem fates comes out :rotate:

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      • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
        Were those Splatoon 3 packs still rare in the US?

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        Also found a store with both Mega Man and Kirby restock. Will have to grab them before they disappear.

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      • heenatoheenato Alice Leywind Registered User regular
        I will fight you for possession of those palutenas.

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      • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
        SHULK!!!! AAAAAA

        Oh brilliant
      • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
        Were those Splatoon 3 packs still rare in the US?

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        Also found a store with both Mega Man and Kirby restock. Will have to grab them before they disappear.

        It's like you found a unicorn in the wild.

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      • BronzeKoopaBronzeKoopa Registered User regular
        Mmm, so that's what a shelf full of desirable amiibo looks like.

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      • Fleur de AlysFleur de Alys Biohacker Registered User regular
        I want that 3-pack so bad

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      • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
        I have told myself to not jump into the deep end of the Amiibo pool and not go overboard, but if I saw that I can say for certain at least three would be coming home with me (Inking Girl who is my most wanted right now, ZSS, and Rosalina).

        I wonder if Nintendo will ever do version 2 of some characters...like Wario, Villager or ZSS who have significant costume differences.

      • RiokennRiokenn Registered User regular
        edited July 2015
        cloudeagle wrote: »
        Were those Splatoon 3 packs still rare in the US?

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        Also found a store with both Mega Man and Kirby restock. Will have to grab them before they disappear.

        It's like you found a unicorn in the wild.

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      • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
        Ay @fishfishmonkeyhat could ya grab me a Shulk n' ship it to New Hampshire? I'd paypal ya the cost plus shipping! ;D

        Oh brilliant
      • skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
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      • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
        Were those Splatoon 3 packs still rare in the US?

        7FbtxBS.jpg

        Also found a store with both Mega Man and Kirby restock. Will have to grab them before they disappear.

        Lucina And Robin in the wild! A lie I say

      • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
        Man, what the fuck at that shelf. Everything on there is rare-to-unicorn with even Link being fairly scarce these days.

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      • RiokennRiokenn Registered User regular
        Yeah, those rares seem to be everywhere expect the USA.

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      • skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
        Were those Splatoon 3 packs still rare in the US?

        7FbtxBS.jpg

        Also found a store with both Mega Man and Kirby restock. Will have to grab them before they disappear.

        You might want to find out if you died. Because I think you're in heaven.

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      • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
        Well someone either knows the joke from here or it's a weird universe

      • Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
        In fairness, my IRL buddy got me an amiibo for my birthday, and the enclosed Amazon message also said "UNICORN RARE!" so it seems like a pretty common sentiment. :P

        Oh brilliant
      • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
        Granted, even the Fire Emblem Amiibos are easily obtainable with just a $5 or so markup nowadays.

        Still, that shelf. Damn.

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      • General_ArmchairGeneral_Armchair Registered User regular
        Wow. That shelf.

        Obviously fishfishmonkeyhat lives in bizzaro world where Nintendo overestimated demand and produced too great of a supply of amiibo.

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      • Mr KhanMr Khan Not Everyone WAHHHRegistered User regular
        Ran through a target just south of Pittsburgh, that place was picked clean, although they had slots for some rare ones like Rosalina and Lucina, they barely had a few Mario Bros characters and Diddy Kong.

      • pirateluigipirateluigi Arr, it be me. Registered User regular
        I have still never seen any amiibo in a Target that weren't Mario and Pals. Every other store I've at least found some uncommons. Not Target.

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      • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
        edited July 2015
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      • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
        Not a Mario or Pikachu to be seen. Nice.

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      • skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
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      • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
        Well, SOMEONE needs to prod Nintendo.

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      • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
        Ay @fishfishmonkeyhat could ya grab me a Shulk n' ship it to New Hampshire? I'd paypal ya the cost plus shipping! ;D

        Unfortunately this store is 45 minutes away from me and I don't go through there a lot. Also I don't think I can spare the time/money for an amiibo export business at the moment.
        Not a Mario or Pikachu to be seen. Nice.

        They were probably on the top shelf.

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      • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
        Do you guys use the amiibos for their intended purpose, like, train them up in Smash Bros?

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      • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
        Do you guys use the amiibos for their intended purpose, like, train them up in Smash Bros?

        That and the dlcish things they do in other games

      • redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
        Do you guys use the amiibos for their intended purpose, like, train them up in Smash Bros?

        I wouldn't mind training in Smash and having "tag team" matches with friends. I definitely unlock the Mario Kart dlc with them. Although I still have yet to open Villager and Pacman.

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      • pirateluigipirateluigi Arr, it be me. Registered User regular
        Do you guys use the amiibos for their intended purpose, like, train them up in Smash Bros?

        During EVO, I would try to simulate the fights on stream by having the appropriate two amiibo fight
        by holding one in each hand and slamming them together.
        Does that count?

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      • Halos Nach TariffHalos Nach Tariff Can you blame me? I'm too famous.Registered User regular
        I have used them for the Mario Kart outfits, which are pretty cute, and the Splatoon stuff. Other than that they are mostly just decent quality desk-filler, which is all I really want from them.

        I did end up grabbing a cheap Zelda so that I could assemble some sort of Princess Action Team:

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        I'm not a big fan of the thick gold paint they use though, in small areas it's fine, but Zelda's shoulder pads looked particularly gaudy so I slapped some quick paint on them to tone them down, a little rough but it looks fine from a distance.
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      • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
        I really never could figure out why pre painted figures had tons of paint on them
        This really came to mind back when I played Mage Knight for a few months and bought the metal minis of those dragons

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