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I tried to resist but they're just too awesome. Now the fun part of trying to find the ones we want. Has anyone had luck finding the latest releases? The figures my kids want most (Rosalina, King Dedede & Mega Man) I've had no luck finding, save for scalpers selling at inflated prices pinch.gif

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They went from a nifty idea into one of the worst scourges in a matter of months.

Now anything Nintendo will be bought up by scalpers in an attempt to capitalize on Nintendo's idiotic production size. (Majora's Mask LE/3DS situation alone attests to that)

I've bought one, but its for an Elephant gift on this website, so lol.

Edited by Zexion_Armando

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A friend of mind is coming over to have me customize an Amiibo. Does anyone have any advice? Is it any different from painting a minimate?

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My brother was wanting Marth and Lil Mac, but he wasn't able to find them. I actually kinda wanted a Captain Falcon, but I think I missed my shot

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I picked up a Fox, to put next to my Infinity Rocket just for display purposes, and I considered picking up a couple more but the first wave just isn't selling so no new waves get ordered.

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A friend of mind is coming over to have me customize an Amiibo. Does anyone have any advice? Is it any different from painting a minimate?

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I think I did pretty good :D

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Well in an encouraging sign I saw a solid case of Sonic and Mega Man at TRU today. FINALLY! I thought I would never find Mega Man. He's the only one I wanted.

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I would definitely pick up a little Mega Man statue like that if I ran across it.

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I have Fox, Kirby, and Mega Man but my son wants Meta Knight who is exclusive to Best Buy (right?) and my daughter wants Rosalina who is exclusive to Target, anybody have any luck finding those ones? I like the figures themselves and it is somewhat fun using them in the game but I am super excited that in a few weeks they will add mii megaman customizations for Mario Kart 8!

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I have Fox, Yoshi, Luigi, Wind Waker Link and Mega Man -- I don't own a WiiU yet, but they're neat little figurines. I wanted a Lucario but it sounds like to actually get an exclusive you need to F5 whichever website until a preorder shows up and then they sell out immediately. I saw someone joking online that they're all really eBay exclusives at this point.

The only other announced one I'm planning to grab is Dr. Mario, and I hope they make the Duck Hunt dog and Game & Watch guy eventually, getting toys of those would be even more crazy.

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I really hope they get to R.O.B. As he is my favorite character to play.

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I didn't see this thread! Do any of you on here trade or sell?

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I bought Mega Man on eBay this morning. Prices went down, I guess due to another production run. I can see myself getting Samus and the Links if I dig this little guy.

Edited by karamazov80

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Im after Ness and greninja-Ninentdo Store usually email me before so I can preorder before they go on the site,but for Ness they never:( If anyone is after Wii Fit trainer,Villager or Marth-I have them and am will to trade one or pay a fair price if anyone has a spare Ness

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I bought Mega Man on eBay this morning. Prices went down, I guess due to another production run. I can see myself getting Samus and the Links if I dig this little guy.

I thought I've seen Mega Man available on the Walmart website for a couple of weeks (out of stock now). Hopefully you didn't pay too much. I was glad I got Mega Man and Sonic via Walmart's in-store pick up option. I've gotten bitten by this Amiibo bug too and have been following this line recently.

I have Fox, Kirby, and Mega Man but my son wants Meta Knight who is exclusive to Best Buy (right?) and my daughter wants Rosalina who is exclusive to Target, anybody have any luck finding those ones? I like the figures themselves and it is somewhat fun using them in the game but I am super excited that in a few weeks they will add mii megaman customizations for Mario Kart 8!

For Meta Knight and Rosalina, no way you will find them outside of ebay. The store exclusives all sell out instantly and it's been a while since they were released. I waited in line at Best Buy in the morning before they opened. And the store didn't even get any in for the shelves.

I'm personally looking for Jigglypuff and Lucario. I'd be willing to trade a Greninja for them (assuming my order goes through...).

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I paid $16 shipped for Megs, which isn't far from cost.

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If anyone can get a ness or greninja hit me up:)

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As much as I love Nintendo and these Amiibo figures, the mess/chaos of preorders and the lack of available product makes me hope that we never get Nintendo Minimates. Don't get me wrong, a Zelda or Metriod minimate line would be a thing of beauty but expecting to actually be able get all the figures you want would be futile. Nintendo would find a way to make things difficult.

Let's take one of the princesses (Rosalina) that fans, especially little girls, will definitely want and make her an exclusive so they sell out quickly and only become available on secondary markets at inflated prices. Bonus points if the retailer (Target) will leave the promo signs for this line up for months to remind these young fans that they were available for a hot minute but the store will never/ever/in-your-lifetime have them in stock again. Oh an Pokemon seems to be a fairly popular brand, especially among young boys/girls, let's make several of them (Lucario, Jigglypuff & Greninja) exclusive as well instead of widely available. Surely they're going to want to "Catch 'Em All" and what better way for them to drown their tears of sorrow away than acquiring through secondary markets so they can use them for what they were actually intended for ... PLAYING WITH THEIR GAME CONSOLES & GAMES!

Can you tell, as a parent and fan, that this line pisses me off a bit confused.gif

Btw, yes, I've found a Rosalina for my little princess; traveled a county away and thank goodness the packaging was damaged (which we threw in the trash anyways) so only paid double retail price rolleyes.gif

So far my son's Pikachu looks like he will be the lonely Pokemon amiibo we have until Charizard is out (hoping at least he will be widely available).

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Totally agree with you dude. The retailer exclusives for the most popular ones is an absolute joke!

As for Rosalina-you were very lucky to get her. Did you read about that jerk online ordering as many as he could?

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Minimate menagerie?

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Minimate menagerie?

Huh?

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That is a Minimates eBay store operated by a guy who orders as many as he can of limited items and jacks up the price as a "service" to the world.

Edited by karamazov80

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That is a Minimates eBay store operated by a guy who orders as many as he can of limited items and jacks up the price as a "service" to the world.

What an ass.I cannot stand people like that

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