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ShadowHog from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Feb 10th 2015 at 4:31:27 PM

Wave 3 hurts, IMO, because they're basically only sending out enough to satisfy the pre-orders that closed a month ago and is being deliberately coy about whether or not they'll be sending any more.

Moon
Elbruno Mummy Woomy from Chile: Not As Dry As Space! Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Mummy Woomy
Feb 12th 2015 at 11:57:58 AM

So the preorder period for wave 3 amiibos opened here, and big friggin' surprise, all of them ran out mere hours after, just before I found out about that. Who would've thought, amiibo fever is very real in Chile also.

At least, the the store chain over here had a backorder system in place, so I'm already in line if another batch of the little buggers gets here.

edited 12th Feb '15 11:58:35 AM by Elbruno

"Yeah, it's a shame. Here we are in an underground cave with all these lasers, and instead of having a rave we're using it for evil."
NesClassic Meh-meh!? from Flyover Country Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Meh-meh!?
Feb 12th 2015 at 12:10:39 PM

I love the concept of amiibo, and would love to have a Shulk on-

Oh, riiiiiight.

I'm not even sure why they're so limited when they're so obviously profitable. I don't think they'd be scalped so much if Wave 1 were well stocked in the first place.

Odd1 Still just awesome like that from Nowhere Land Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Still just awesome like that
Feb 12th 2015 at 12:57:50 PM

Maybe they just weren't sure at first how well they'd sell, and they haven't quite been able to recoup to meet the demand yet.

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Sterok Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Feb 12th 2015 at 1:00:52 PM

It's possible they're undershipping deliberately to encourage people to go out and buy them immediately at launch instead of waiting in fear that they'll never come back. Then more people who would normally wait or not bother get worried that the one they want will disappear, so they go and get everything as soon as possible. Repeat enough times, and you don't even need scalpers to clear off shelves even if the stores get decent shipment numbers.

Your preferences are not everyone else's preferences.
Odd1 Still just awesome like that from Nowhere Land Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Still just awesome like that
Feb 12th 2015 at 10:28:22 PM

True, but it's also deliberately cutting off their own potential profits too, for a long term gain that might not even occur.

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Naspah A pimp named V from My house in the middle of nowhere Relationship Status: Californicating
A pimp named V
Feb 12th 2015 at 10:32:19 PM

Here's hoping they release another batch of whatever wave Captain Falcon was in.

So anyway I have 10 amiibos right now, with Diddy Kong on the way:

  • Donkey Kong
  • Zelda
  • Kirby
  • Luigi
  • Samus
  • Link
  • Fox
  • Pikachu
  • Yoshi
  • Mario

Sometimes I just like to organize amiibo tournaments,there have been 2 so far, Donkey Kong won the first one, but he lost to Zelda in the first round of the second, she won the final match against Samus and became champion.

edited 12th Feb '15 10:36:00 PM by Naspah

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Odd1 Still just awesome like that from Nowhere Land Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Still just awesome like that
Feb 12th 2015 at 11:03:14 PM

Lessee if I can remember, since I don't have on hand, what I have. For the record, I've named all of my amiibos Bob, because I don't know why—it's a dumb gimmick, I know, but I'm sticking to it.

  • Kirbob
  • Pikabob
  • Bobby Kong
  • Bobuigi (with Waluigi's color scheme, of course)
  • Bob Fit Trainer (still female)
  • Bob (the Villager)
  • Bobus (Samus)
  • Bobser
  • Toon Bob

Forthcoming:

  • Mega Bob
  • Bobic (Sonic OC DO NOT STEAL)
  • King BoBoBob
  • Bobstool (Toad...if Mario Party 10 lets me name it, and let's be frank, even though it looks to be in same style as 9, I still gotta get it)

edited 12th Feb '15 11:03:55 PM by Odd1

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TheMageofFire Wielder of Time Relationship Status: In the clutches of some Wild Love
Wielder of Time
Feb 12th 2015 at 11:06:34 PM

So far I have Mario, Link, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Peach, Pit, Captain Falcon, and Bowser.

I'm getting Shulk tomorrow, Mega Man and Sonic next week, and I hope to find Dedede somewhere. And I'll also have to get Lucario and Rosalina online, unfortunately.

As far as future waves go, I'm going to get Robin, Lucina, Pac-Man, Greninja, Ganondorf, Jigglypuff, Dark Pit, Palutena, R.O.B., Game and Watch maybe, Dr. Mario, Bowser Jr., Falco and Mewtwo.

Song 4 U
Odd1 Still just awesome like that from Nowhere Land Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Still just awesome like that
Feb 12th 2015 at 11:10:40 PM

I'd get a Game & Watch just out of sheer curiosity for how that'd look, to be honest. Translating a literally 2-D character into a 3-D figure, how odd that'd be.

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Naspah A pimp named V from My house in the middle of nowhere Relationship Status: Californicating
A pimp named V
Feb 12th 2015 at 11:38:12 PM

He had a 3D model in Brawl right? Maybe like that.

edited 12th Feb '15 11:39:29 PM by Naspah

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Odd1 Still just awesome like that from Nowhere Land Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Still just awesome like that
Feb 13th 2015 at 12:55:57 AM

I think it was still a 3-D render of a 2-D shape, though, so he only had two dimensions still.

edited 13th Feb '15 12:56:10 AM by Odd1

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Kostya from Everywhere Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Feb 13th 2015 at 7:37:38 PM

He'll probably just be a flat black outline that's just thick enough that he doesn't snap.

ShirowShirow More Dread from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
More Dread
Feb 13th 2015 at 8:15:26 PM

There are rumors retail exclusivity is for the initial launch only; good news for people who want a Meta Knight and don't have a best buy on hand.

Some of my Amiibo names;

  • Donkey Kong=On Like Him
  • Diddy Kong=And Him Too
  • Link=Penn State (Pennsylvania was too long)
  • Shulk=Break'n'Stun (He needs Reyn to do the Topple. OBSCURE GAME MECHANIC REFERENCE HO!)
  • Pit=Whipped (I train him as Palutena.)

Peach was "Useless" or "Kidnapped" until she ended up beating down all the other Amiibos. I renamed her "Elegance".

Bleye knows Sabers.
powerpuffbats from Green Hill Zone Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Feb 13th 2015 at 8:34:18 PM

Okay, my mom is going to check Wal-Mart tomorrow morning to see if they have any Amiibos. The one's I'm looking for are:

  • Mario
  • Link
  • Samus
  • Mega Man (if he's out, which I doubt)
  • Captain Falcon
  • Marth
  • Sonic (same with Mega Man)
  • Kirby
  • Fox Mc Cloud

Yes, I'm kinda taking into account that lesser known Nintendo characters might be out of stock, so that's why I listed Mario, Link, Samus, and Kirby. If they don't have Amiibos in stock, I'll just buy one from Amazon (likely Fox)

edited 13th Feb '15 8:35:04 PM by powerpuffbats

There's no use hiding from me, Meta Knight!
Chariot Just as the spell says. Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Just as the spell says.
Feb 13th 2015 at 8:53:53 PM

I heard Rosalina got sold out. Since she was the only one I wanted...

Naspah A pimp named V from My house in the middle of nowhere Relationship Status: Californicating
A pimp named V
Feb 13th 2015 at 10:38:13 PM

So names, some of them are quite stupid:

  • Link: Zelda
  • Samus: Fe Male
  • Zelda: Captain Z.(elda) (cuz the guy selling her called her that by mistake)
  • Pikachu: Down+B
  • Yoshi: Philoso Rap
  • Luigi: drooL
  • Donkey Kong: Burro
  • Fox: Chente (named after president Vicente "chente" Fox)
  • Kirby: Bubblegum
  • Mario: Cheer Up! (Injoke)

I kinda want to do another amiibo tournament. Might also check if I can find someone else tomorrow morning.

edited 13th Feb '15 10:50:01 PM by Naspah

SAVIOR BLOODSTAIN HELLFIRE SHADOW
ShirowShirow More Dread from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
More Dread
Feb 14th 2015 at 12:43:37 AM

Rosalina sells out half an hour after they put her out.

Bleye knows Sabers.
Odd1 Still just awesome like that from Nowhere Land Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Still just awesome like that
Feb 14th 2015 at 2:38:27 AM

Rosalina sold out because apparently some troll with too much money to spare spent thousands to prevent people from buying her because he apparently hates her so much.

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mrsunshinesprinkles Didn't vote for DEXIT from Somewhere, crying
Didn't vote for DEXIT
Feb 14th 2015 at 2:54:13 AM

Dropping by for some Amiibo thoughts.

Said this before but...Man, the amiibo shortage sure does make me feel like a bit of a dunce. I honestly thought that flop and gather dust, for...Honestly, I don't even think I had a good reason then.

"Curry killed the pussy hoping that I could kill the hate in you" - Curry, D. "TABOO | TA13OO." TA13OO, PH, 2018
powerpuffbats from Green Hill Zone Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Feb 14th 2015 at 7:46:17 AM

My mom got me a Mario amiibo, so I'm gonna play with it a bit, then I'll order another one I'm interested in. Probably Fox.

I nicknamed him Fire Lord...because guess what Last Airbender/Korra nation my Avatar is from.

edited 14th Feb '15 7:51:47 AM by powerpuffbats

There's no use hiding from me, Meta Knight!
Feb 15th 2015 at 2:34:02 AM

Donkey Kong get!

Since I only have a 3ds he really only gets used for smash fighting. Since sadly, Amiibos can't be used in Smash Run.

I called him Funky Kong.

Don't ask why.

Apocalypse: Dirge Of Swans.
CombatC122 from The Frozen Icebox
Feb 15th 2015 at 9:34:50 AM

I was on a mission to get Toon Link since I one on the shelf at Target earlier this weekend, but no such luck, so I got Pikachu instead. At least that diversifies things a bit since Inalready have regular Link.

Also, I really need to think of a more creative nickname for my Samus amiibo than just "Sam". You can change their nicknames in Smash, right?

Odd1 Still just awesome like that from Nowhere Land Relationship Status: And here's to you, Mrs. Robinson
Still just awesome like that
Feb 16th 2015 at 4:08:59 AM

Name it Bartholomew.

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CombatC122 from The Frozen Icebox
Feb 16th 2015 at 4:28:50 AM

[up] Which one, Samus? Because I named my Pikachu "Sparky". Probably not original, but at least it sounds clever.


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