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Spartacus3765

Spartacus3765

Vamos Gigantes!

Male, 31, United States

How goes it? Just a Nintendo gamer....also play every other system from time to time to keep myself honest. But my heart always lies with Nintendo. Grew up with Ninty, will die with Ninty.

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Fri 16th September, 2011

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#2

Spartacus3765 commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

@rjejr
Yes, we've notified those who want the splatoon characters. Right now, everybody I think has them (I didn't pre-order them cuz I'm not that interested). But when you hop on, just let us know which ones you want to be on the lookout for and we'll notify when they're available. Every so often we'll feel out the group in the chat to see if there's ones worth alerting to since they either become more common or if people need to be alerted by them anymore.

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#4

Spartacus3765 commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

To follow up with my post, after they've had these up for a certain amount of time for people to get dibs on them through their own site (maybe like a day or 2 window), THEN release them for possible pre-order through the major retailers (Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, Gamestop, etc.).

There's no sense in complaining about what's going on with the current shortages, but rather I'd like to take the route of, "what can they do to help it out so that people would cut back on their complaining?". If they can do their best to help satisfy their "true fans", I don't see why doing something like this wouldn't benefit everybody.

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#5

Spartacus3765 commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

Honestly, I smell an announcement of some kind of online store in the future (e3 perhaps?) for physical products that curtails to the amiibo line and availability. It'll serve both as an online store and club Nintendo replacement. Since it's easy enough to purchase multiple amiibo through various retailers, getting harder to get ones via hoops to jump through with 1.) actually having a Nintendo online account (NNID), 2.) registering consoles/software, and 3.) taking surveys about the company, this will help alleviate the mad dash/pre-order craze because they'll actually go to people who follow Nintendo and want these products. I dunno, all seems kinda logical to me.

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#6

Spartacus3765 commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

@Kaze_Memaryu
I will never buy from scalpers or anything above msrp for these things. It's astounding to see people throw almost $100 or more at a plastic figure that literally costs a few dollars to make, if that. I understand the desire to get these things, but they're not going to leave money on the table. Unless people MUST have the first print of Villager amiibo, there's no sense in just waiting it out.

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#7

Spartacus3765 commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

Ehhh...I'm holding my breath. I think they're going to finish out the smash roster to feel out how these will sell, then we'll see some re-stock effort. They want to keep these things hot as long as possible, then fill in the gaps when they've all been made available (to some degree).

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#8

Spartacus3765 commented on First Impressions: Hands On With Playtonic's Y...:

For how early this game is in development, it looks quite solid. It's definitely gotten my attention. File me under the "eagerly awaiting more details" section. Even though it's clearly inspired by Banjo games, DK 64, etc, these guys look like they know what they're doing.

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#12

Spartacus3765 commented on Rumour: South African Retailer Lists Greninja,...:

@JaxonH
I have been seeing them pop up in stores, only to be snagged within minutes, sadly. I'll have to check your link to get the jist of what you guys have going. Only missing Captain, Pit, and King Dedede. Not too worried about King Dedede just yet, but I had Pit and Falcon cancelled in an online order I placed back in December; the order cancellation happened yesterday.

Hopefully this low stock deal will be over soon. Having to constantly check to see if something may or may not have shipped to a store is aggravating.

And I'll be more than happy to join the cause to get people the amiibo they want without heading to resellers - which I still have yet to do, and I don't plan on it.

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#14

Spartacus3765 commented on Weirdness: eBay Trolls amiibo Fans With Gold M...:

I still think Nintendo is putting something in place for this with their new version of Club Nintendo. I think they're probably not too happy about big fans being let down that they can't get some of their rare figures without shelling out major cash on ebay/resellers. Which leads to these big fans being upset with them for future purchases.

If their new fan service program simply has you register products related to amiibo or recognizes that you've been a platinum member for x amount of years, I don't see why there shouldn't be a system in place that gives these members first dibs at these limited or rare items. I dunno, makes sense in my mind.

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#15

Spartacus3765 commented on Weirdness: eBay Trolls amiibo Fans With Gold M...:

I don't have much a problem with this. Honestly, I find it worse when I see posts on Nintendo's Twitter account when they place the extremely rare amiibo (King Dedede, Meta Knight, Rosalina, etc.) in quirky places and say something cute and silly like "Meta Knight looks amazing soaring through the skies! Get him today to add to your Rainbow Curse experience!" As if that wasn't what people were already trying to do. It's like they themselves are oblivious to the stock problem and think it's just as easy as walking into a Best Buy and seeing 20 Meta Knights on the shelves.

Just to note, the only amiibo I'm currently missing is King Dedede of the available 29. I just feel for those that want to get their hands on these things without draining their funds going beyond MSRP. I know I'll never pay above MSRP for these things. And I don't think anyone else should either.

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#18

Spartacus3765 commented on Best Buy Is Cancelling Majora's Mask New 3DS X...:

Well, next question is, when do they go back up for sale on BB? Or are they just going to take walk-ins on the day of release? If they're going to have a system in place online where you can order 1 per transaction, it'd be nice to know.

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#20

Spartacus3765 commented on Hundreds of Limited Edition Majora's Mask New ...:

@Finntendo
Well, I think CN needs to be implemented wherever their products are sold. Just seems fair that anyone who has access to Nintendo products should be able to be a part of their Club Nintendo wherever they live just like everyone else. Seems like a way of simplifying things to me. Just my opinion, anyways.

I'm sure Nintendo has their reasons for not offering it in those regions, but I think it should be looked into - not that you're missing anything lately...they're rewards have been so-so compared to prior years. Beats nothing I guess.

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#21

Spartacus3765 commented on Hundreds of Limited Edition Majora's Mask New ...:

@sinalefa, @Phle, @Taikasieni,
This only furthers the point of needing to do away with region-locking, and a universal/global account system. This shouldn't be impossible in this day and age. Also, I never meant it to completely eliminate the scalping problem. Sure, there will be those who will buy Nintendo stuff, register them through CN and still re-sell. But the point being is it would at least slow down the rate of which this is currently happening where Amazon just lets 3 be sold per email address or some stupid thing like that. Something created through Nintendo's own website account system should be heavily considered based on what's been happening these last couple of months. Cuz if the supply keeps coming in like this, it's only going to get worse before it gets better.

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#23

Spartacus3765 commented on Hundreds of Limited Edition Majora's Mask New ...:

Nintendo can control this. Club Nintendo is a perfect outlet to sell these limited editions, collector's editions, etc.
1.) Consumer has to create a Club Nintendo account
2.) Consumer must register at least 1 game (this should cut down on the scalpers to some degree as most I would assume don't even care for Nintendo products)
3.) Limit purchase of limited edition products at 1 or 2 per account holder.
4.) The "limited" about the item would pertain to a time frame as to when it can be purchased - not some unknown stock amount that could run out in hours.
Is something like this too hard to put in place? Seriously, I could be off base here, but what's wrong with this system? Or something like it?

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#24

Spartacus3765 commented on Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?:

@omalleycat215
Yup. I'm essentially holding the pre-order hostage. lol. Thing is, if I end up not wanting the 3DS, I'm NOT going to want to profit off of it. Stupid thing on ebay has already sold for over $400!!
The way I see it, I have a few options:

  • A friend of mine is possibly interested in getting a new 3DS when it comes out, so if I don't want to pay for this one when it comes out, he can buy it off me since I already have a red XL (the new features are a good step up, but I think I can only justify it I if I did a trade in for it...which leads to my next point)
  • Trade/Sell my current 3DS XL to go towards the new 3DS
  • Trade with someone on Ebay who will get the Limited Edition MM with Skullkid in a way that allows us both to buy the item for MSRP.
  • Last option, which is probably a bit optimistic, is to get lucky and find the Limited Edition MM on my own and either cancel my pre-order of the new 3DS or give it to someone else.
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#25

Spartacus3765 commented on Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?:

Well, I was lucky enough here in the States to get the Majora's Mask Edition through Best Buy. But to be honest, I kind of only got it pre-ordered in time to avoid the future regret because of the damn scalpers nowadays.

I'd rather just have the Limited Edition MM that comes with Skull Kid...
Maybe I could work a trade with somebody on ebay for it...hmm...

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#26

Spartacus3765 commented on Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop:

The Metroid Prime Trilogy for $10 is the deal of a lifetime. Seriously, those games are easily worth $10 a piece. To get them all for $10 is ludicrous. If you've never played them/don't own them, do not hesitate to get this. And like @earthboundlink said, I'm jelly of people who will get to experience this series for the first time.....FOR $10!

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#28

Spartacus3765 commented on Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop:

And I'll add on to the fact that Nintendo is again adding another platform to bring to the eshop. Good stuff...however, this sounds all too familiar to what they've said in the past. "Nintendo 64 games coming! Nintendo DS games coming!" Almost feel like we'll get another little "rush" of games, then they'll forget it half a year from now. Or in the case of N64/DS games - none. Goose egg, zilch, nada, etc.

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#31

Spartacus3765 commented on Feature: Five Key Reveals We Want in 2015's Fi...:

News on the amiibo/gamecube controller adapter availability seems like a must to me. Ignoring high demand items and "moving on" to other things would not sit well with me for future product lines. Address the issues in some form; apologize for low stock, bring up some kind of solution, at least address they're looking at the situation, SOMETHING that informs the consumer that they've looked into it.

Aside from that, I'm not too worried about what else they announce. Granted, I have a lot of wants, but this is Nintendo we're talking about here. But as long as I'm on here, let's see...oh, some expansion on the virtual console news front; where's the N64 games on the Wii U eshop (not the silly Wii shop - that doesn't count) you promised like 2 years ago? The DS games as well? I'm tired of them bringing up things and not fulfilling those ambitions. Are we just supposed to forget that they brought them up?

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#32

Spartacus3765 commented on GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U Stock on...:

I thought some Nintendo rep a few days ago said "Nintendo is aware of the scalping problem..."? If that's the case, and they sold these on their site not limiting how many per purchase, they're dumber than I thought...or the guy was not a true Nintendo rep...or both. lol

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#33

Spartacus3765 commented on GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U Stock on...:

What the hell? Did Nintendo see the news about the 3rd party version of their product, and reacted by selling some ludicrously low amount of stock through their site? I just don't get it. This company cannot seem to have their ducks in a row at all lately.

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#36

Spartacus3765 commented on Little Mac's amiibo Appears to Have Actually B...:

@NintyMan
That's my take on this, too. The words "manufacturer shortages" in the response doesn't tell me they're done with making these. Until I hear something official from Nintendo, I wouldn't worry too much about this. But, if you're collecting these, it wouldn't hurt to nab him up anyways if you haven't already.

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#39

Spartacus3765 commented on Toys "R" Us amiibo Pre-Orders Cancelled Again:

Not yet on my end either. Only pre-ordered lucario, though. Not holding my breath, however. I am a bit worried about Rosalina & Luma, though. Apparently they're not allowing pre-orders for that figure, so it'll be a mad dash when it goes on sale online and in store. Rumor has it, her figure will be out Feb. 1st. Anyone wanna confirm?

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#40

Spartacus3765 commented on Here's a Handy amiibo Compatibility Infographic :

Just wish Nintendo would release some information on availability of current amiibos that are out/coming out and if they'll re-supply them to stores (Marth, WFT, Villager, etc.). This chart is great, but if we can't get our hands on the amiibos to begin with, what's the point? :(

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#42

Spartacus3765 commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

@DiscoGentleman
Whether or not Nintendo's at fault here, there needs to be something said by the company. SOMETHING. Creating confusion and ignoring consumers is a big no no. As I have already put, and others share the same sentiment, we're put off by the whole thing. We at least deserve something for being denied a product we're willing to give money for. They did this back in '06 with the release of the Wii. As far as I'm concerned, it could all be a ploy to generate hype.

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#43

Spartacus3765 commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

They should not have released 12 separate figures, then another 6 in less than 1 month span. That was way too ambitious to expect people to not gravitate towards the figures that were only going to be 2-3 of per store (marth).
Now, if they had released, say 4 before Christmas (Mario, Link, Donkey Kong, and maybe Fox), I think they would have had a better bearing on the situation. Too many to choose from out of the gate with select figures being rare to begin with caused the chaos.

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#44

Spartacus3765 commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

Yup. Not a rumor. My pre-order done last week has been cancelled. This may have been the tipping point for me as to whether I care anymore about this. If it's going to be this frustrating/impossible to collect these things in tandem with Nintendo not saying a word on the matter, I may just call it quits on this. Very poorly executed at the most important time of the year for sales.

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#45

Spartacus3765 commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. and amiibo Ha...:

@agqwestern
It's ok. Out of all the controller options that I've attempted so far (GCN controller, 3DS, gamepad), it's probably my least favorite. For some reason it's a bit weird for me to use the top shoulder buttons for dodge/shield. I wouldn't quite recommend it for serious/competitive play.

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#46

Spartacus3765 commented on Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smas...:

@rjejr
Exactly. It's as though Nintendo is giving the impression that they just don't care. I'm sure they do, but the lack of communication or capability to restock is embarrassing. My excitement to collect something involving the pride in Nintendo is taking a hit with their incompetence in this matter. And whether or not it's their fault with the manufacturer/retailer, whatever it is, it still should be communicated. Because, like you say, it may put people off from buying stuff, which as I'm saying right now, is exactly what's happening to me.

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#47

Spartacus3765 commented on Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smas...:

As much as I want to start hunting down the wave 2 collection, my wallet has to take a break. The holidays are here, and being selfish is not the answer here. If they restock them in January, then good. If not, oh well. Nintendo would be beyond foolish for not doing so as to accommodate collectors/fans/kids who can't get enough of these things. Bleeding my wallet and upsetting the wife is just not worth it.

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#49

Spartacus3765 commented on Demand For amiibo Continues As Pre-Orders For ...:

@mastermp2
Well, that sure would be interesting for them to be THAT popular. I have a feeling this stuff will subside either after Christmas or after wave 2 (here in NA). I really don't see Nintendo passing this kind of opportunity to cash in. I mean, all we gotta do is show them ebay sellers like this douche:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-Smash-Bros-Wii-U-Animal-Crossing-Amiibo-Figure-/281527208205?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item418c54490d

Pretty sure this would make them unhappy, too, knowing that they're losing out on potential sales that scalpers are reaping.