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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.
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
I love the concept of amiibo, and would love to have a Shulk on-
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.
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.
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.
True, but it's also deliberately cutting off their own potential profits too, for a long term gain that might not even occur.
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:
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
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.
edited 12th Feb '15 11:03:55 PM by Odd1
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.
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.
He had a 3D model in Brawl right? Maybe like that.
edited 12th Feb '15 11:39:29 PM by Naspah
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
He'll probably just be a flat black outline that's just thick enough that he doesn't snap.
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;
Peach was "Useless" or "Kidnapped" until she ended up beating down all the other Amiibos. I renamed her "Elegance".
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:
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
I heard Rosalina got sold out. Since she was the only one I wanted...
So names, some of them are quite stupid:
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
Rosalina sells out half an hour after they put her out.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
Name it Bartholomew.
Which one, Samus? Because I named my Pikachu "Sparky". Probably not original, but at least it sounds clever.
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