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Tue 19th October, 2010

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CosmoXY commented on Nintendo Marketing Boss Says amiibo Expectatio...:

I was going to collect some amiibo, but after I paid extra to import a Lucario from Japan because I couldn't get one in America and now they've made two others that I wanted store exclusives, I'm out. They've lost me as a customer for these things.

I'm just one person, but I'm sure there are more like me that liked these at first and were interested in collecting some here and there, but are not interested in pre-ordering and driving from store to store hoping to find rare amiibo.

Thankfully Disney Infinity figures are plentiful and easy to find. I'm sticking with that game since my kids and I enjoy the gameplay and collecting.



CosmoXY commented on Guide: Everything We Know So Far About Nintend...:

@Kaze_Memaryu I'm super glad that you are not in charge of any decision making at Nintendo. Your closed-mindedness about smart devices is definitely a fault and would not help the company in the long run.

Everyone needs to be cool. It's going to be just fine. Nintendo will surely create a strong smart device presence that will earn revenue and compliment their dedicated gaming platforms. This will only make Nintendo stronger.



CosmoXY commented on Character Art From Forthcoming Disney Wii U Ti...:

@Kaze_Memaryu you are certainly free to disagree with the Acadamy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, those people know nothing about quality film. (Sarcasm)

Sure, plenty of what Disney produces is dull or void of new ideas. But it's assinine to say that as a company they've "lost their edge."

Examples: Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, Big Hero 6, Finding Mr. Banks, Maleficent, the Disneynature films. Not to mention the Pixar and Marvel films being produced under Disney. How about Gravity Falls or Phineas & Ferb? Or the upcoming Tomorrowland? I guess you must be right, no creativity at all.

And the Disney Infinity games may not be masterpieces, but they are quality family gaming experiences, no doubt about that.



CosmoXY commented on Character Art From Forthcoming Disney Wii U Ti...:

@Kaze_Memaryu what an ignorant thing to say. They've produced some amazing entertainment in the last few years. Two academy award winning animated films and the pretty good Infinity games just to name a few things.

On topic, the art style here does not look like DI at all. Definitely something new.



CosmoXY commented on Little Mac's amiibo Appears to Have Actually B...:

@baglady05 this story is a month old, you know that right? You also realize that not all products are available perpetually, right? Toys come in waves, often quickly replaced. It sucks, I'm with you, I'm anguished over my inability to obtain a Lucario amiibo, but that's how it is.



CosmoXY commented on Target Won't Be Restocking Rosalina amiibo, Se...:

I wasn't going to pick up Rosalina, but this just silly. There has to be a restock coming. Aren't kids a big part of the target market for these things after all? How are kids (parents of kids) supposed to get their hands on them when they sell out the moment doors open? I would like to pick up a Lucario but it doesn't seem like that'll happen either without a restock coming down the line.



CosmoXY commented on ​Star Wars Landspeeder Breaks Cover In Disne...:

@mega719 just because a developer doesn't do what YOU want, doesn't make it a "wasted opportunity" - that is one of the most overused and annoying cliches used by gamers.

@sonicman yes people actually like DI. My kids and I have sunk hours into both versions and collected dozens of the figures. Great family game.

@evenmoresteven we agree with you, more classic Disney playsets please!



CosmoXY commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

@Pierson why would they need to give free VC games as an incentive? Doesn't seem like that would be necessary at all as these things are selling just fine. Sure it'd be cool for fans to get free VC games, but I don't think there's any reason for Nintendo to do that.



CosmoXY commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

This decision means one thing only to me: no buy. I have a 3DS XL that I upgraded to from my original 3DS, and though I do like it very much I have come to appreciate the smaller form factor of the original. I also thought the exchangeable face plates are really appealing. So I'll stick with my current XL for now.

Aside from that, great Direct! Good stuff overall.



CosmoXY commented on Little Mac's amiibo Appears to Have Actually B...:

@umegames Amiibo is entering into a competitive market with a brand new product, unlike Skylanders, a brand that is well established in this space. And Little Mac is at best a third tier character. There's every possibility that general consumers pass him by. Nintendo didn't want to gamble on overproducing so probably ordered a fraction of those compare to Mario, Link and Pikachu for example. And just because the first release sold out does not mean there are enough consumers out there to justify a second run. Chances are good that a second run of Mac, Wii Fit Trainer and others in this third tier would end up clogging store shelves.

@Quorthon And others - Amiibo is not a failure by any standard. Fast sellouts are good for business. This is only going to give Nintendo confidence to produce more amiibo and games that utilize them. No where in any marketing that I've seen does it state that all characters will be available in plentiful supply forever.

Trust me, I've been a toy collector for as long as some nintendolife readers have been alive. This is the way toy lines go, especially new ones. As a collector and fellow fan, I also feel your pain when that one figure you really want slips away. But keep your eyes open, watch for good deals on eBay, or even wait it out. After the initial enthusiasm dies down, people will start selling their collections and you'll be able to get them relatively easily on the secondary market.



CosmoXY commented on Little Mac's amiibo Appears to Have Actually B...:

Hey people, this is all par for the course when it comes to figure collecting. Get used to it. Many figures are produced and sold in limited quantities and once they're gone, that's it. Toy makers don't want to or can't afford to mass produce figures that aren't a sure hit, and even if the initial release sells out it is often pretty unlikely that a second run will sell out. And they can't afford to sit on stock that doesn't sell. Even major toy makers like Hasbro and Mattel have stock problems (I don't have and can't afford eBay reseller prices for a Masters of the Universe Classics Sorceress for example). Nintendo is a newcomer to the collectible figure market, it is going to take a little time to find what works for them. Bottom line, unless it's a main character from whatever line, if you see a figure you want, you better pick it up because it might not be there next time.



CosmoXY commented on Video: This Incredible Retro Gaming Collection...:

@ZenTurtle Many people probably share that opinion, but don't underestimate the collector mentality. I collect a few things as a hobby and I can tell you that as a collector there are certain items you just enjoy keeping mint in box. They're nice to look at, can be a conversation piece and can rise in value over time. I have a few video games I'm keeping mint just because I like them and they look great on the shelf.



CosmoXY commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

The article several times is a bit too hard on Skylanders and Disney Infinity. To call those games cynical cash grabs because there are collectable figures to buy that interact with the game is a bit unfair. Someone above mentioned the collectability of those figures and that's a totally valid point. Lots of fans enjoy collecting the figures, it's as much a part of the experience as the gameplay itself. Toy collecting is a legit hobby and games like Skylanders and Infinity scratch that itch and deliver a fun gaming experience at the same time. Nothing wrong with Nintendo wanting to get in on that same action.

My family is a Disney family. I have two daughters that practically live and breath Frozen and many other Disney franchises. Infinity became an obsession in my house, myself included. I do not plan on buying any amiibos, yet, as we're just not into Smash Bros. But if they come up with a Pokémon game for Wii U that is multiplayer, that'll get us on board.

So I will watch amiibo from a distance but with great interest. Bring us a top-tier Wii U Pokémon, sandbox, amiibo supported game for 2015. Thank you.



CosmoXY commented on Eon Ticket StreetPass Relay Announced for Pok...:

@CanisWolfred LOL you can't seriously be suggesting that you aren't going to buy this simply because an event item isn't going to be gift wrapped and handed to you. If so have fun not playing it and missing out on everything the game will have to offer even without what will surely become a not that hard to receive item.



CosmoXY commented on Eon Ticket StreetPass Relay Announced for Pok...:

Wow, some people act like babies when it comes to Pokemon and video games in general. Calm down, it's going to be alright. McDonald's in the US also has street pass relay, this ticket will get around. Don't worry.



CosmoXY commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

My 5 year old loves to play Mario 3D World on the gamepad but uses it for nothing else. If she wants to play app games or watch netflix she grabs the ipad. I would like to see apps for children developed for the wii u gamepad.



CosmoXY commented on Talking Point: The Nintendo Figurine Platform ...:

As an adult collector of expensive Masters of the Universe figures, I almost dread the thought of more of my money going toward toys. But if the figures are quality I don't know that I'll have the willpower not to collect them. And if there are quality Pokémon figures that acompany a Wii U game I can play with my kids, then so help me I won't have any choice in the matter.



CosmoXY commented on Feature: Five Reasons Why The 2DS Will Be The ...:

From day one I liked the 2DS design. Since I have my launch 3DS and a shiny new red Pokémon 3DS XL, I won't be getting this. Maybe if a nice limited edition comes out I'd get it.

LOL at all the haters. Just because YOU don't like it doesn't mean there's no place in the market for it. I'm glad the people listing their 5 reasons it won't sell or talking about how ugly it is did their extensive market testing and research. It's just too bad Nintendo didn't consult these nintendolife users before launching this "monstrosity."



CosmoXY commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

I'll be playing Fire Emblem: Awakening for the most part. Might give Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon a go, haven't gotten into that one yet. Will probably level grind a few of my monsters in Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver. I'm working on getting some of those guys ready for the inevitable transfer to Pokémon X/Y.



CosmoXY commented on Tech Site T3 Predicts What The Nintendo Smartp...:

I'd get a Nintendo phone for sure, been wanting one for ages. I take my 3DS and my iPhone 4 with me everywhere I go and I always wish they could be one and the same. If Nintendo could make that happen I'd be all over it, no question. The game pad attachment is a genious idea, it allows for a sleek smartphone design to marry with physical buttons. Hope to see something like this one day.



CosmoXY commented on Feature: 3DS - A Report Card Ahead of Its Bigg...:

I love my Cosmo Black 3DS! From Nintendogs and Pilotwings to Fire Emblem and Luigi's Mansion, this system has been a ton of fun since day one for me. By the time Animal Crossing and Pokémon come out this year, I can forget about eating, sleeping or having any other life. The XL looks and feels nice, but I'm holding off on picking one up until if/when a Pokémon X/Y special edition comes out.