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Armadeaddon

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  • AyefkayAyefkay Queensland, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Ayefkay wrote: »
    Jigglypuff pin confirmed.

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  • BrushwoodMuttBrushwoodMutt Registered User regular
    Dang...the feels from that photo

  • Warpwind Warpwind Perth, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    I was thinking it could be a movie poster thingy of armmadeadon but I like the photo idea better.

  • TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig Ultimate Lucky Douchebag MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    I'm still assuming it's an N-gage in a square pin.

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  • AyefkayAyefkay Queensland, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2015
    I'm still assuming it's an N-gage in a square pin.

    Still in box, because who would actually open it to use that thing, right?

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  • orthancstoneorthancstone TexasRegistered User regular
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    10/22/2015 per the tweet

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  • BrushwoodMuttBrushwoodMutt Registered User regular
    It seems like a container holding 12 boxes and there are 12 pins...yay? Because my first reaction was what if they are blind boxes for the set?

  • LazorzLazorz Tokyo, JPRegistered User regular
    edited October 2015
    It seems like a container holding 12 boxes and there are 12 pins...yay? Because my first reaction was what if they are blind boxes for the set?
    I don't know why they would individually box 12 pins if we knew entire thing just held a complete set. My money is still on it being blind boxes. Looks like it could be 2 pins per box a la DSB by the looks of how large the boxes are.

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  • Capt WasabiCapt Wasabi AustraliaRegistered User regular
    ^ Agreed
    Looks to me like a DSB set just for armadeaddon pins.

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Man I'm shoppin' Dabe a lot today.


    Oh let's really break this down:


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  • agentcooperagentcooper Brisbane, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    I still don't get why it looks like retail packaging, where will they be sold?

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  • agentcooperagentcooper Brisbane, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Wouldn't be at EB/Gamestop would it? or ZING?

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  • AyefkayAyefkay Queensland, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    if EB games, guaranteed to add $10 per pack over here.......

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  • vonhistvonhist Mr Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    at least

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  • orthancstoneorthancstone TexasRegistered User regular
    Alternate thought (more like wishful thinking): The box is the container/packaging for the set, and it opens up to be a backdrop depicting the mall.

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  • grgemonkeygrgemonkey Registered User regular
    Did we all forget about this thing they host called PAX? :)

    It's going up online but perhaps not all the stock at once.

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  • misskassmisskass Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Here's hoping they sent some box sets down to Aus, for the Premiere Release. (And by some I mean 8000 because pin collectors are insane.)

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  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    grgemonkey wrote: »
    Did we all forget about this thing they host called PAX? :)

    It's going up online but perhaps not all the stock at once.

    Even still, I can't imagine they'd need a display box for them. Just a poster and a price and a GARBAGE BAG FULL OF THEM!

  • BrewtiConBrewtiCon Registered User regular
    Crossing my fingers that it isn't a blind box. So hoping it's not but it seems like it is.

    I'll gladly take the "garbage bags full" option.

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  • AyefkayAyefkay Queensland, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    My guess is it will be blind boxes. Different to double secret boxes, that were made to give some variety to purchase pins aswell as quickly reselling old or traded back pins. Armadeddon boxes will be filled with only Armadeddon pins. This gives several benefits that I can see. Most people won't get all 12 in one purchase, so it will promote trading, as opposed to everyone buying the same 4 pin set and having less reason to trade. And if this system works well, we may see more longer form series.

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  • misskassmisskass Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    It'll probably be like the blind bag/box pin collections at Disneyland. Although I did end up buying three of the exact same bag in a row one day while I was there, which is a bit of a downer, and Disney pin trading is a lot more difficult in Aus. Hopefully with the global nature of the PA pin community, it'll be easier to move spares along.

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  • thx42thx42 SeattleRegistered User regular
    BrewtiCon wrote: »
    Crossing my fingers that it isn't a blind box. So hoping it's not but it seems like it is.

    I'll gladly take the "garbage bags full" option.

    I would prefer blind boxes to buying each pin separately for $15 each, like Killer Instinct.

    Although, really, I guess it just comes down to price. I'm hoping I don't have to spend more than a hundred dollars to make a set.

  • fishfishmonkeyhatfishfishmonkeyhat Freelance Pin Man Newcastle, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    aleph0 wrote: »

    PINS CAN'T GO IN A FLAT BOOKLET WHAT IS THIS?!

    Oh god, first postless pins ever produced!

  • vonhistvonhist Mr Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    a mini comic that you get free with the pins? (I hope)

  • AyefkayAyefkay Queensland, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    mini pin poster / check-list

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    thx42 wrote: »
    BrewtiCon wrote: »
    Crossing my fingers that it isn't a blind box. So hoping it's not but it seems like it is.

    I'll gladly take the "garbage bags full" option.

    I would prefer blind boxes to buying each pin separately for $15 each, like Killer Instinct.

    Although, really, I guess it just comes down to price. I'm hoping I don't have to spend more than a hundred dollars to make a set.

    Buying 12 at $15 is $180. I don't think a Pinny has ever sold for less than $7 each (Blind Box). With random buying, to have a 90% chance to get any 1 pin from a 12 pin set (assuming equal distribution), at $7/pin, it takes 26 pins which is $182. Which is a little more than buying them at $15/each. Of course that is just for 1 type of, it's unlikely to be all of them. I ran 50 trials and the average number needed to get all 12 was 35.3($245). The median was 33($231). The standard deviation was 12.5. I saw it take as little as 17, but as much as 90 ($630). So while it would be possible get them cheaper than direct at $15, I only saw 8% of the cases saving more than $20. And 68% costing over $20 more.

    Conclusion: In this test, buying directly is cheaper than blind.

  • SolelronSolelron Wandering Gamer Cornelius, ORRegistered User regular
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    thx42 wrote: »
    BrewtiCon wrote: »
    Crossing my fingers that it isn't a blind box. So hoping it's not but it seems like it is.

    I'll gladly take the "garbage bags full" option.

    I would prefer blind boxes to buying each pin separately for $15 each, like Killer Instinct.

    Although, really, I guess it just comes down to price. I'm hoping I don't have to spend more than a hundred dollars to make a set.

    Buying 12 at $15 is $180. I don't think a Pinny has ever sold for less than $7 each (Blind Box). With random buying, to have a 90% chance to get any 1 pin from a 12 pin set (assuming equal distribution), at $7/pin, it takes 26 pins which is $182. Which is a little more than buying them at $15/each. Of course that is just for 1 type of, it's unlikely to be all of them. I ran 50 trials and the average number needed to get all 12 was 35.3($245). The median was 33($231). The standard deviation was 12.5. I saw it take as little as 17, but as much as 90 ($630). So while it would be possible get them cheaper than direct at $15, I only saw 8% of the cases saving more than $20. And 68% costing over $20 more.

    Conclusion: In this test, buying directly is cheaper than blind.

    All of your calculations assume that all 12 pins have equal rarity however. Based on it being setup like a POP, I'm willing to bet that there will be 1-2 Rares per 'pop', causing higher dispersement.

    This will probably distribute similar to how the mini vinyl's you can find at comic shops are distributed. 10 std figs and 1-2 Rare ones

  • HingoHingo Minneapolis, MNRegistered User regular
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    The last word in that screenshot is why I hope it is blind boxes. Buying individual pins does not help with trading compared to blind boxes.

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  • YoungFreyYoungFrey Registered User regular
    Solelron wrote: »
    YoungFrey wrote: »
    thx42 wrote: »
    BrewtiCon wrote: »
    Crossing my fingers that it isn't a blind box. So hoping it's not but it seems like it is.

    I'll gladly take the "garbage bags full" option.

    I would prefer blind boxes to buying each pin separately for $15 each, like Killer Instinct.

    Although, really, I guess it just comes down to price. I'm hoping I don't have to spend more than a hundred dollars to make a set.

    Buying 12 at $15 is $180. I don't think a Pinny has ever sold for less than $7 each (Blind Box). With random buying, to have a 90% chance to get any 1 pin from a 12 pin set (assuming equal distribution), at $7/pin, it takes 26 pins which is $182. Which is a little more than buying them at $15/each. Of course that is just for 1 type of, it's unlikely to be all of them. I ran 50 trials and the average number needed to get all 12 was 35.3($245). The median was 33($231). The standard deviation was 12.5. I saw it take as little as 17, but as much as 90 ($630). So while it would be possible get them cheaper than direct at $15, I only saw 8% of the cases saving more than $20. And 68% costing over $20 more.

    Conclusion: In this test, buying directly is cheaper than blind.

    All of your calculations assume that all 12 pins have equal rarity however. Based on it being setup like a POP, I'm willing to bet that there will be 1-2 Rares per 'pop', causing higher dispersement.

    This will probably distribute similar to how the mini vinyl's you can find at comic shops are distributed. 10 std figs and 1-2 Rare ones

    Of course. I've never seen a blind system that had equal rarity for everything. But I stuck with the easiest case to demonstrate the costs. It's not like having some pins be rare will make it easier to get everything. It only makes trading into what you don't open harder. because then it's not just because you didn't get it, it's because most people didn't get it. While at the same time, what you have a lot of is worth less because most people have it too.

  • agentcooperagentcooper Brisbane, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    So maybe we'll be pinning all these onto/into a poster/book to complete scenes??

    C'MON! Rolls the dice!

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  • MaxxsenseMaxxsense N. Ridgeville OhioRegistered User regular
    I'm going to isolate myself for the next 15 minutes till the pins release. Nothing is going to prevent me from buying them all.

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  • AmberxAltF4AmberxAltF4 Durham, NCRegistered User regular
    edited October 2015
    Are Armadeaddon individual boxes actually already sold out, or am I hitting a very sad error when checking out? :bigfrown:

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  • corinnetagscorinnetags Academic Williamsport, PARegistered User regular
    It's telling me they're sold out already!

  • MaxxsenseMaxxsense N. Ridgeville OhioRegistered User regular
    I got 6 boxes, the core set, and Halloween set. if I knew the armadeadon set was going to sell out in 10 min I would of gotten more boxes.

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  • dmosineedmosinee Davenport, IARegistered User regular
    The scuttlebutt is that it's not really sold out -- shopify is just crapping the bed and showing weird things to people.

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