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mrjelly

Hi all,
I'm not too interested in collecting amiibo but really want the stuff they unlock! I wondered if anyone could let me know, is there a cheap place to get opened amiibo or non collectors stuff! I realise this may be game specific but say metroid Samus returns?

mrjelly

Anti-Matter

You can borrow the Amiibos from someone.

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mrjelly

and if I have no friends, especially who own amiibo!? hahaha. the metroid amiibo so quite pricey! but there's no other way of getting game plus

mrjelly

GeoChrome

@mrjelly There are ways to do so for free, but it is illegal so I wouldn’t be able to talk about it here.

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@mrjelly
Save some money to buy the cheapest Amiibo.
I'm sure you can wait patiently until you have enough budget.

Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

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mrjelly

yeah true... ah I guess there's no way around it, either miss out or pay loads for the content. it'd probably be more then most games to get all the add on.
thanks for you comments guys!

mrjelly

ralphdibny

I bought all the Zelda amiibo from eBay as cards to get the BOTW content. They are real nice quality (PVC) and come in a nice case. In some ways they are better than the official amiibo because they take up much less space! No need to feel bad about not paying Nintendo as they've already made their money on these mostly sold out amiibo so if you bought the figures you'd only be putting money in the resellers pockets! These are cheap and cool. Use PayPal though if you consider it. Mine were all fine but they are all home made (like custom amiibo) so the seller might have put the wrong data on there. Mine were from Hong Kong so good to have buyer protection in case something goes wrong.

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Eel

Buying knockoff amiibo cards isn’t any better than pirating them yourself tbh.

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SwitchForce

@gimmi_c this is the type of reason why you give games bad name. Pirating is consider cheap and low. If you want the game spend the money and support the Industry not the Pirates. If you do for yourself and make no money then that is your choice to do that. But don't advocate others to go down your path and hurt the rest of the Industry that needs True Gamer support to keep going.

Delibheel wrote:

Buying knockoff amiibo cards isn’t any better than pirating them yourself tbh.

It's not pirating only but doing so knocks legit Amiibos off the market and if the industry doesn't get the money they produce less making all other Amiibos more expensive. So there are reason why buying Pirated codes causes Physical Amiibos to get more expensive. All one has to do is use eBay and look for used Amiibos as they always sales on Amiibo as well and no Amiibo are pretty good at holding their value some just are too ridiculous on prices but that is the market. Take Japan Cubby that is so ridiculous it's not funny anymore.

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ralphdibny

No I don't think so. Most of these amiibo are sold out and are sold for extortionate prices by scalpers or genuine collectors looking to make space. That is a different issue to piracy. Amiibo are expensive because they are in short supply. Believe me, there are a few I'd buy at RRP if I could. (Sonic at least). I considered spending £100+ to get Zelda amiibos but I saw a better and less space consuming product. Not official no but still very nice and as a collector (with a shelf full of official amiibo), I think it was a nice add to my collection. You can support an industry, (I do believe me, thousands of pounds a year across Nintendo and PlayStation) but also not get mugged off for content locked behind expensive out of print toys. I would've pirated it if I could but instead I paid for something nice that I enjoy.

A different point but so called piracy in of itself isn't a bad thing when stuff is forcibly made unavailable or is made available poorly. Or when stuff just gets resold to you over and over again despite the fact you already own it. I bought Sega mega drive collection for switch. I still own it but I dont play it because the emulation is so bad that I'd rather use the so called illegal ROMs to play on an emulator created by somebody who cares more about Sega's legacy content than Sega itself. You can support an industry without being a total shill. I think suckers who buy thousands of pounds of microtransactions give gamers a bad name. I love Nintendo, but am I going to rebuy games I already own? Well probably yeah but Im still going to do what I want with them once I own them.

Full disclaimer, I own NES, SNES and PSX classics but I still tinker with an Rpi. I buy what's available sure, but I am not going to fall for the dripfeed tactic. Or lose out on experiencing games that are tied up with rights issues, greedy companies, defunct companies. That's another thing, if a company buys a defunct companies assets, I am not Gona pay them for the right to play it. Is it fair that the programmers that made this content in the 90s aren't getting paid for their creations? Id rather send them a cheque for their retirement than give it to the middle man.

Apologies, this became about a lot more than just amiibo dolls. But this attitude of bankrupting yourself so you can give rich people money is lame. I buy what I want, (it's alot, I'm a collector) but I am not going to get suckered by shady business practice.

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Eel

Just saying you're not supporting any industry by paying for piracy.

But you do you, use your money as you wish.

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ralphdibny

It wasn't really aimed at you delibheel. I paid for a product that wasn't made by Nintendo that does something more suitable for my needs that something Nintendo makes. Whereas I've paid Nintendo for the 30 switch games I own, the 50+ ds/3ds games that I own, countless GameCube, Wii, Wii u games that I own. GBA, GBC and SNES games that I own. Oh and of course all the systems that you need to play these games on. My room is stuffed to the brim with Nintendo so I wouldn't say I don't support the industry.

ralphdibny

ralphdibny

Well I think when this person bought metroid II, he bought everything on the cartridge. They are allowed to access it in whatever way they see fit. They don't tell you at the counter in Argos "by the way this game will cost you an additional £30 to get all the content that you've just bought". He asked for a cheap way to get the content and that's how you do it.

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SwitchForce

@gimmi_c Stop trying to weasel you way out you got caught PIRATING read handed. Love how someone show their state of Denial. I will say this again buy legit Amiibos and support the industry even if they are used Amiibos.

SwitchForce

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gimmi_c wrote:

I bought all the Zelda amiibo from eBay as cards to get the BOTW content. They are real nice quality (PVC) and come in a nice case. In some ways they are better than the official amiibo because they take up much less space! No need to feel bad about not paying Nintendo as they've already made their money on these mostly sold out amiibo so if you bought the figures you'd only be putting money in the resellers pockets! These are cheap and cool. Use PayPal though if you consider it. Mine were all fine but they are all home made (like custom amiibo) so the seller might have put the wrong data on there. Mine were from Hong Kong so good to have buyer protection in case something goes wrong.

Shame on you ! 😒
I have some REAL Amiibos (Bought with my own money) displayed on my shelf, NOT a bunch of FAKE amiibo cards that you adore about.
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Top 8 Konami's Rhythm games:
1. Dance Dance Revolution
2. Para Para Paradise
3. DrumMania
4. Beatmania IIDX
5. Pop'n Music
6. KeyboardMania
7. Martial Beat
8. DANCE EVOLUTION

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1UP_MARIO

@gimmi_c I think a lot of people just misunderstood you. I have all the amiibo I want but I’m still looking in to getting the cards as it’s easier and saves space.

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GeoChrome

Supporting piracy, in this case, is better than any other option. Why? This way you don’t actually support scalpers, the real scum of the gaming industry. If you buy an amiibo for $150 bc it is out of stock, only the scammer profits and you feel cheated. Now does that or paying around the same price as the regular price for something that keeps buying amiibo sound better?
Also, don’t attack me bc I’m “advocating” piracy. It’s just rude.

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Eel

I personally think paying any amount of money for pirated software is just as dumb as buying overpriced scalped originals. But maybe that's just me.

Although I’ll concede that the cards could have aesthetic value of their own that could make them worth purchasing for some. Kinda like buying a fan made keychain.

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GeoChrome

Both options are pretty bad. It honestly wouldn’t be a problem if Ninty had frequent restocks of amiibo, but for now using the cards is really the next best option.

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ralphdibny

Glad there are some reasonable people around lol, I'd post my game collection but it doesn't fit nicely in one photo on one set of shelves. Honestly I think I've given enough to Nintendo, and they continue to taketh away. (Club Nintendo, Wii shop, virtual console, good rewards for platinum coins mynintendo - remember wario ware touched?) But you know I support their modern content 100%. I got a huge back log of legitimate switch, Wii u and 3ds games that will probably take me another ten years to finish.

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