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2Sang

Probably more obscure characters yes but not the marios, pikachus, etc.

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I disapprove of using the term "scalpers".
Scalpers sell concert and event tickets.
What y'all are talking about are resellers.
Now get off my lawn.

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Kaze_Memaryu

ryanator008 wrote:

DefHalan wrote:

Do we know offically how many games 1 figure will work on without erasing previous data?

I'm pretty sure they can only save data with the games that they are made for.

Actually, no. The amiibo figures are said to be compatible with all supporting games that have amiibo features and the character in the game. But the N3DS trailer showed a different Mario amiibo, so I suppose there will be different versions of the same character. BUT! Regardless of whether you use Smash Mario or Mario Party Mario, thw functionality is the same. I assume that you simply can only store information from one game at a time.

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foobarbaz wrote:

It always cracks me up when I see someone willing to pay a premium for a scalped toy. It's always the same. You just might have to wait a little while and then you'll be able to find them all over the place. It's not like these things are ever going to be valuable or worth anything in the long term since too many people are going to buy them just to collect them.

Yeah but when little Timmy or Suzy are counting on that for Christmas and the parent ignored the marketing about it for months... you get desperate parents. I remember my mom got into an argument with another parent to get me a Buzz Lightyear (I still have it by the way) when I was a kid. Considering that was my absolute favorite toy and I took the darn thing to college and have it on a shelf as an adult pretty much means that whatever lunacy she went through to get it was worth it.

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Kaze_Memaryu wrote:

ryanator008 wrote:

DefHalan wrote:

Do we know offically how many games 1 figure will work on without erasing previous data?

I'm pretty sure they can only save data with the games that they are made for.

Actually, no. The amiibo figures are said to be compatible with all supporting games that have amiibo features and the character in the game. But the N3DS trailer showed a different Mario amiibo, so I suppose there will be different versions of the same character. BUT! Regardless of whether you use Smash Mario or Mario Party Mario, thw functionality is the same. I assume that you simply can only store information from one game at a time.

Are we just resorting to random guessing now? You should know that it's very harmful to present speculation as actual reality. At least a have a pretty good basis for what I say (in other words: it was pretty much already announced). Here's a quote from Shinya Takahashi himself: "To get technical, the amiibo is able to store data, and within the full data set you have this much data (mimics a large space with his pointer finger and thumb) which is reserved for Smash Bros. But then you have a subset of data (mimics roughly half of the space from the previous example) that says this is the Mario figure. Smash Bros will use the big chunk of data in the Smash Bros. amiibo, but the other games are able to read that this is a Mario figure through this other set of data that identifies the character, and that is how the characters are able to interact with the Mario amiibo."

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Kaze_Memaryu

@ryanator008 I'm not stating anything as a fact, that's why I wrote that I assume how it works. But amiibo figures working with other games besides Smash was confirmed quite some time ago. I just don't know how exactly Nintendo goes on that, so I assumed how it works.
If anything is harmful, it's people believing assumptions as if they were genuine. The credibility of my previous post in general is questionable, but I never presented it as reliable info to begin with, so it's really not my problem if others just believe anything that has no source.

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ZachBeacon

Dipper723 wrote:

arronishere wrote:

Dipper723 wrote:

Here's what Nintendo should do. Put a code inside the amiibo, and when it's checked out of the store, you have 24 hours to enter it in to the eShop or Club Nintendo for the amiibo to work.This way scalpers can't sell them. because they won't be functional.

That wouldn't work, these are lined up for a xmas release for a reason and sod buying them on xmas eve.

A parent can scratch the silver on the box and log it into Club Nintendo before they wrap it.

There are enough people out there that don't understand the difference between the Wii and Wii U. Expecting someone's non-gamer aunt to do this is laughable.

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the_shpydar wrote:

I disapprove of using the term "scalpers".
Scalpers sell concert and event tickets.
What y'all are talking about are resellers.
Now get off my lawn.

Really they're speculators but why split hairs? We'll just have to hope Nintendo keeps up with demand and all their Wii Fit Trainers end up unsold next to their boxes of Youngblood #1.

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CM30

They might ruin it to some extent, although it depends what Amiibos you're talking about. I can see popular characters like Mario and Link and Pikachu being purchased en masse by people trying to make a quick buck out of such sales. But many of the lesser known ones... I think they'll stay easy enough to find in stores.

I also bet that if such practices do occur, this story will end up on Watchdog or something...

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So you made an effort to contradict me... when you had no idea... Also you sure you said that you were just speculating? To quote: "BUT! Regardless of whether you use Smash Mario or Mario Party Mario, thw functionality is the same."

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tasmans11

Peach64 wrote:

I doubt anything on the Wii U is a target for scalpers. The user base is too small for amiibo figures to be as popular as Skylanders.

Still believe this? Lol

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iKhan

No, Scalpers aren't doing anything wrong. They are buying a product cheap at the MSRP, and selling it at the actual market price. If anything, they are doing a service, making products that are limited available to others when the original manufacturer is not.

The only time Scalpers DO do something wrong is when they buy up an enormity of a product line just for the sake of artificially limiting supply.

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Tasuki

It has for me. I wouldn't mind a few of them but I am not going out of my way or pocket book just to own these. Now if Nintendo would amp up production to stop these jerks then maybe I would buy a few.

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Octane

iKhan wrote:

No, Scalpers aren't doing anything wrong. They are buying a product cheap at the MSRP, and selling it at the actual market price. If anything, they are doing a service, making products that are limited available to others when the original manufacturer is not.

The only time Scalpers DO do something wrong is when they buy up an enormity of a product line just for the sake of artificially limiting supply.

Isn't that the thing that's happening with amiibo?

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DefHalan

If people can wait until a figure is officially discontinued before buying from a scalper, then the scalpers are just buying multiple figures telling Nintendo those figures are in higher demand. So just wait for official word from Nintendo before paying more than MSRP

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I don't think they know what Backwards Compatibility means...

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unrandomsam

iKhan wrote:

The only time Scalpers DO do something wrong is when they buy up an enormity of a product line just for the sake of artificially limiting supply.

Which is the only way for what they are doing to work.

Doesn't make much difference whether it is 1 or 1000 people doing it.

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zoroarkrules25

I think that youtuber that spent 35000 to buy all the rare amiibos proves that yes they do ruin it.

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jariw

Why are these amiibo scalper things appearing in the Wii U forum? There's an amiibo forum.

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shaneoh

Dipper723 wrote:

Apparently some guy bought every Rosalina amiibo, so fans couldn't. It's not confirmed yet though. http://mynintendonews.com/2015/01/11/man-apparently-purchases...

Except all he was able to show was a still shot of amiibo he has already apparently bought. It's complete BS, the photos were shopped otherwise he would have been able to post a video

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