I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT I SEE!
EVERY WEBSITE IS SELLING OUT IN FRONT OF ME!
That's the trick with Amazon. If we sit on it long enough, we're guaranteed an amiibo at MSRP. At least as long as we're scripting it. Otherwise we have to deal with filthy foreigners, scalpers and scam sites. It's better this way.
Wat. 15 minutes? It took almost an hour to get 11 people last time. If you need to play right away, just play regular friendlies. No way we could get anything good set up that fast.
>Don't even like Mega Man.
>Was pressured into buying him because I was told he was gonna be rare.
FUCK. I could've bought myself dinner with that $13. I chose a fucking figurine over food.
It's half 1 in the morning again.
Anyone want to smash?
My NNID is mrlmaokunx
Tell me who you are and add me
I'll be waiting
>pac-man is still fucking up on amazon canada
Why do you all hate Pac-Man, /v/?
Patiently waiting for an Ike restock.
In the meantime I might be getting smash and an amiibo to go with it. What should I get? An easy to obtain one of course.
yfw amazon knows about the 1 click checkout scripts and bots and removes it for the preorders.
Not good or bad, just Ok
The mario series of amiibos honestly look better than the majority of the Smash ones.
Mario and Luigi in particular look way better than their smash counterparts. I also got Toad cause hes hard to come by around here.
Is it the reason they are killing their whole company?
So I guess we're doing another Smash 4 Tournament, at least first. We can do Mario Kart after if there is interest.
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION <-- Read if you want to play
SIGN UP PAGE: http://challonge.com/tournaments/signup/naU7uZ3Mus
TOURNAMENT RULES: http://challonge.com/GreatAmiiboDepressionII/
What about Toon Link?
He's cheap as fuck and somewhat tempting.
Almost bought a Rosalina/Captain Falcon/Lucario 3 pack on ebay for ~$115 but was outbid at the last second.
Kind of glad, actually, I mean what the fuck am I doing here?
Once again, TOURNAMENT INFO
Also, in case people were wondering, here are last nights results. I will be using this information to tweak the seed somewhat.
AKA totally not rigging it
I agree, and if I could control the market we'd all be paying MSRP. But, we live in a capitalist society, so the seller is free to sell the item at whatever price they deem worth it. It's on the consumer to tell them to fuck off.
Man you missed out. You had a bigass window to preorder in too. That cuck MariotehPlumber said he bought a ton of Lucina amiibo though so you probably had little chance at that.
so do i add everyone in the tournament? or just who im going against?
Just who you're against.
I think the bracket gets finalized after sign in so wait until then.
Well you can add them all, that's a quick way to do it. Or you can just add guys as your games come up. But make sure you add myself (Gawain) so you can get in the streamed matches if you're called into them. This is also where Semis and Finals will be held.
Know what Nintendo should do if they're smart? Do a direct in a couple months announcing restocks of all existing rare amiibo where you could get a guaranteed pre-order through Amazon for like a month in advance of the restocking, allowing them to gauge demand so they don't make too many.
>scalper's faces when
Ahh FUCK. I really wanted Robin.
Oh well, I missed out on almost the entire last wave save for Sanic and Mega Man so I almost don't care at this point.
I still have a spare Little Mac and Cpt. Falcon I could trade down the line.
Doing everything I know how to try to secure an amazon pre-order for lucina, in the hopes that a wario later/after won't be as hard. I don't even want her, but the girl who barely even plays games and hasn't a clue about fire emblem thinks she looks awesome.
I'm collector's nightmare
I'm Scalper's wet dream!
I'm sold out at your Walmart
Y'all know what I mean?
>rare amiibo where you could get a guaranteed pre-order through Amazon for like a month in advance of the restocking
How would this even work? Order limits? Just make another account.
You don't make sense. Why would Nintendo produce more amiibos if less amiibos were purchased? It would be lost revenue. It's not our fault Nintendo refuses to up their production rates. It's on them for refusing to meet demand.
They are already losing potential revenue
Every person unable to buy an amiibo they want is 13 dollars lost
Every person who has to go to a scalper is 13 dollars lost
Nintendo are losing millions in potential revenue due to scarcity. If you cannot grasp this you may actually be retarded.
>Ninty figures out how many pre-orders there are and then makes that many
This is how they handled the Club Nintendo physical rewards right?
Nah they'll never do it. They love this shit. 4 Waves in and it's obvious that they don't care what happens. They're getting their money.
Bracket is locked. No more signups!
ROUND 1 START
>Look up the bracket, find your match and play it
If your name is Horneaus or GalaxyMagnum, join Gawain's Room for your match.
THE STREAM IS LIKE 3 MINUTES BEHIND. TOURNAMENT STARTS SOON THERE
But if there was more than enough, scalpers wouldn't buy them in excess and many people would have a "maybe I'll buy it later" approach to the ones that aren't their favorites.
Best of 3. Read Challonge rules, have to expand description.
IF YOU WANNA WATCH THE STREAM, COME JOIN US HERE. STARTS SOON
Round1 on Stream: Horneaus vs GalaxyMagnum
I grievously underestimated Twitch's delay on my stream
THIS TIME I SWEAR! STREAM TOURNAMENT IS STARTING IN LESS THAN 3 MINUTES
It's one whole round behind but thats okay. From now on the wait is much shorter between games.
Yep, nintendo is clearly making money by producing 1 amiibo per store and maybe 1 splatoon amiibo for every 500 game units. People would buy this shit regardless because it has content attached to it that they cut out of the game.
GG ramon your too good for me! good luck on your amiibo journey.
You can get him again in losers. speaking of WHICH
LOSERS BRACKET: IF YOU HAVE A GAME IN LOSERS BRACKET, PLAY IT AS SOON AS YOU GET THE CHANCE. IGNORE THE ROUND CALLS FOR LOSERS PLS, UNTIL LOSERS SEMI
>If you find a cheaper one, buy it.
>Sell it to recoup losses
>If you don't ever find one, it's probably going for 40+ on eBay so you made a smart choice.
Got a Lucario Amiibo from a colleague at work today. She knew I liked Pokemon so she gave it to me.
I'm kind if clueless as to what these are so if anyone can fill me in, that would be great.
Can these be used if I don't own a WiiU at all? Or is it just a collectable figure thing at this point?
anyone here make customs? I'm thinking of opening my Mega Man and turning it into a small replica of pic related (and yes, I own this figure too). Are there any sites where I can learn about painting on whatever the amiibo are made out of? I dont want my paint to look shit like most customs I've seen.
At the moment, it's only good with a Wii U and certain games, and a New 3DS and certain games.
Otherwise, they're just little doodads you keep around. You could be an ass and sell it for $30-$50 as is, though.
Deciding on buying the Exlusives, since it'll never cost me 20 bucks to get them in the US.
But Holy shit, that shpping. Whatever though. I'll do it. And I can always cancel if I can snag one from Amazon beforehand right?
Seller seems trustworthy enough
I-I just want my main and a collectible of one of my favorite characters in general. Is that so bad?
AMAZON JUST REMOVED THE DESCRIPTION OF THE AMIIBO 3-PACK
SOMETHING IS HAPPENING
It used to say "Platoon for the Wii" which is probably why they removed it.
they don't let you cancel no, but I use them to order shit that I know is going to be extremely rare and difficult to get like Lucina Robin and Ness.
the previous store exclusives are all at least $30 just for the japanese imports, so this isn't a terrible deal.
the cheapest rare is WFT who is like $22 on amazon for a japanese import.
I was able to get myself a NA Jigglypuff though so that's something, I know I'm never going to get a NA Greninja.
>Get an email for amazon
>check amiibo pages
>still not up
>Here's the tax refund from your previous order
I have Megaman, Shulk and Samus. Waiting for Pacman and a reasonably priced Captain Falcon and Little Mac.
>mfw little mac costs twice as much as a Nendoroid
Good game drift. gosh darn my freaking slow hands.
In less than a year there will be an android app that can emulate all amiibos
Someone already got it working on a rooted phone, but didn't release it. And you can already save amiibos on your phone.
Wow, can't you even fucking Google?
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holy shit i hesitated because of shipping, and now it's gone.
>Otherwise we have to deal with filthy foreigners
Its the fucking worst. At least until recently living in the entertainment desert also known as Germany guaranteed you that stuff would always be in stock and you didn't have to worry about missing out on anything.
Now all those filthy foreigners are plaguing the shops like locusts ;__;
Shit, I ordered Ness, but I haven't received a paypal notification yet, but did get the payment methods e-mail. Damn, I'm worried.
Give the address for the CEO of Amazon
I'm going to fucking strangle him
You're right, completely forgot. That takes a load off my mind. I can sleep now and hope squids don't show up 'til later.
Amazon just sent me an email asking if I want to buy a Peach amiibo
I honestly don't know what the fuck Nintendo is doing over in the US. I can understand understocking one time to make sure that people will buy it right away during the next wave because they are worried to miss out otherwise - but if you don't even remotely satisfy the demand, what was the point of increasing it?
I'm not gonna buy from Play-Asia because it's more than MSRP, and I've yet to pay more than that for anything. And considering I have Rosalina and Little Mac and Wii Fit Trainer, I'd say I'm doing pretty well.
Just put Lucina and the squids on Amazon already. Please.
I can't hold on much longer...
Same thing as I did for all my other hard-to-find ones. Go to the store, either Target or Toys R Us, on the day they come out and snag the ones I want. Living in Colorado has its perks, such as nobody giving a shit about video games.
There are no other perks. I hate this state.
I preordered an entire european June wave from shopto but I'll cancel it
those greedy cunts want 15 pounds per amiibo. and not only that, they will sell each one individually. + 4 pounds per amiibo
Normally I disagree with
>its like they don't want to make money
because it tends to ignore other important aspects - but this time it seems to be 100% right. If your shit sells out within minutes, you were obviously horribly understocked. And these are only amiibos, not iPhones or some shit where you can use that to create some false atmosphere of exclusivity.
>download just about any rss reader, I suggest RSSowl
>get RSS feeds for sites that cover this sort of shit or deals sites in general for your country
>set up filters to filter shit/deals of things you are looking to buy so you don't have to sift through shit
>set up filters for shit/deals of things you really want to buy so that it auto opens in your web browser
there, now you don't miss out on shit
TOURNAMENT RESULTS FOR PART 2
Great plays, get in the stream if you wanna watch the grand fnials, its delayed so they're goign on RIGHT NOW
Is that really all that happened in a span of 72 hours?
Jesus christ amazon, get it together
Forgot to throw in my shameless tagline
Throw me a follow if you had fun: more follows = better stream quality given to my channel = better tournaments. Hope to see you all next time if we keep doin these threads. At least until the Amazon pre orders drop.
Well, I may have made a mistake. I think you can still order a few amiibo from Play-Asia, just not Lucina, Robin and Ness? I see this "replacement" thing that seems to let you order them for $20 plus $10 shipping.
Few re-runs are still available for pre-order. July release.
Metaknight (though confirmed for re-run in the states): http://www.play-asia.com/amiibo-super-smash-bros-series-figure-meta-knight-re-run-paOS-13-49-en-70-8pzp.html
Get them while you can. $19.99 usd, shipping is around $8 and it is not charged til delivery. My Lucina was $27.89 total.
I'd like to use Fox and DK with the 3DS One Piece game, but I don't know if it's being imported or not. Have Megaman mostly for display and Bowser because Smash, but he's also getting a costume in MK8 so that's nice.
You mean for video games? I'm unlocking some hats in MK8 right now
>Nintendo's face when after all the smash amiibos are released and sold out, they reprint a second batch
TO here. I'm startin to get pretty durn sleepy. Another 2.5 hour tournament tonight might end me. I'm willing to host a MK8 cup or something, or maybe just matches of Smash or something else for people to watch, but I'm pretty spent.
I do want it. But let's be real, Ness is going to be rare as fuck and Nintendo most likely won't reprint it. No way I'm going to pay scalpers.
A card is ok to me at this point.
>Waiting for an amiibo preorder
>As if anyone stands a chance at getting them the second time around
I bet Nintendo will make only 10000 total, distribute that tiny amount to every country they do business in, buy up their own product then scalp them to us at a huge mark up.
I'm not anti Nintendo but god damn is Nintendo shady as unholy fuck when it comes to amiibos.
Inb4 butt hurt fanboy replies.
I'm still convinced Nintendo didn't expect Amiibo to be so successful and they printed just a little number of each.
I hope in these months they realized how successful they are and then re-print them all, in bigger numbers.
The amount they would pay their employees to waste time buying them up and putting them on sale would probably end up costing more than they would make to be honest. It wouldn't even be worth it.
If they want manufactured collector craze, all you ahve to do is make them scarce first time around (Marth,Villager etc wave 1) then scalpers do the rest on the next ones. Think back to when Amiibos were first announced. People weren't going crazy thinking they'd be rare. I think I ordered my Marth weeks after the announcement. It wasn't until release that it started happening. Then wave 2 is when it went overboard, and thats when the 2nd hand market took over.
It could have been intentional (in which case if they're smart we see lots an dlots of reprints somewhere down the line to capitalize on the craze and pretend scarcity that drives it) or it could be because they can't keep up. No one but Nintendo knows.
What if Nintendo is buying back their own product then selling them back to us at E-Bay ?
>Pre-ordering toys for more than twice the price from a foreign site that won't release for three months
I still want them, but what the hell am I doing?
>tfw all those people who gave up on the hunt days ago never even knew about the play-asia/amiami preorders today and never got a chance
I'll enjoy my amiibo in your memory. RIP.
You get one card every time you buy a $10 eShop card. It'll say which card it is, and there will be store exclusive ones.
I'm expecting random booster packs or box sets akin to starter sets seeing how your picture has 001, 095, and 082. I'm not sure how they'll prevent scanning them before opening them though.
Just order a rare one. That's what I'm doing.
Consider the $10 extra the cost of the health you'd lose waiting up for 3 months.
Did you find somewhere that ships internationally or do you have a contact? I'm having to get mine sent to a German friend and forwarded to me. Having German friends and speaking fluent German comes in very useful sometimes.
Shit maybe, but it's already been 6 days. When I called a GS employee about it, he sounded really confused and told me to call their 1-800 customer service line. He said those orders should be cancelled within 24 hours.
I talked to CS and they said they wouldn't give me any information until I gave them the order number. I got paranoid and just hung up. They're trying to take my free amiibos away.
And stream has finally finished the tournament. Thanks for watching everyone. Anyone interested in something else? Got any ideas? We were talkin about MK8 but I don't think there's a whole lot of interest this late at night.
>mfw when this is how gamefreak will tackle Pokemon amiibo
Actually not a bad idea, as long as they do the artwork in similar fashion to the old school pokemon cards
Pre orders are already done at TRU, at the end of april they will be exclusively pre-ordering Greninja and Pac-man in-store only. I believe it was slated for the 27th in very limited quantities.
I found some with international shipping but never actually tried. Buying from Czech, Slovak, Poland, Hungary, Austria sites sending to friend and then he ships them to me. And they still have tons of them.
>buying 14 dollarydoo happymeal toys
I can't and I won't stop laughing at your life
>can't find Toad ANYFUCKINGWHERE
M-maybe they'll restock?
This is what I'm waiting for
Maybe I visit here and there but I've been playing a lot of games lately. Right now I'm in the middle of STALKER
>woke up this morning
>overslept past alarm
>website I'm using now lists only 37 amiibo available
>they just removed Shulk, Meta Knight, Dedede, etc. from the listings
I nearly had a heart attack this morning, I do not want to miss Ganondorf and Palutena and end up proper fucked, especially since I don't know their pre-order specs for US yet.
I guess I'm setting my alarm back to Guns n Roses.
Jesus dick. I better be getting something posable for that number.
Speaking of, can't wait for V3 to arrive.
I hope I'm not the only one with a Toad amiibo named Mojo Nixon.
>get like one or two cave crickets a year in
>they're easy to spot and smash into the dirt with a boot
We used to have a shitload of ants one year, but that was cause a crack in the porch roof let them in, so we just sprayed the whole house down with Raid or whatever and plugged up the whole with some sheetrock and tile.
SCALPER THE BENEVOLENT
HAILED AS A GOD!
SELLING TOYS FROM EBAY STORES
INSTEAD OF RETAIL STORES ANY PERSON COULD GO TROD
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Yeah, I got the entirety of Wave 1 without preorders the day after Smash released by just walking into Gamestop and asking if they had them.
Ironically they didn't have
Pikachuand I had to go to Wal-Mart to get him. I also didn't get Link because I had preordered him on Amazon because Hyrule Warriors.