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Topic: Predict Which amiibo Will Be Discontinued!

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DharcAbsolution

Drobotic wrote:

None of them.Nintendo is making too much money off of amiibo to just discontinue figures that will make them lots of money.

Yes, but Miyomoto himself said that for some of the harder to find ones, they're already coming out with a substitute for them. A Card form. Now let's hope Scalpers dont take all of those, cards sound awesome for collecting, and have a yugioh-like battle with them. "I SUMMON MARTH!" "I SUMMON PIT! PIT ATTACKS MARTH!" -throws them into the game to see who wins-

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Drobotic

DharcAbsolution wrote:

Drobotic wrote:

None of them.Nintendo is making too much money off of amiibo to just discontinue figures that will make them lots of money.

Yes, but Miyomoto himself said that for some of the harder to find ones, they're already coming out with a substitute for them. A Card form. Now let's hope Scalpers dont take all of those, cards sound awesome for collecting, and have a yugioh-like battle with them. "I SUMMON MARTH!" "I SUMMON PIT! PIT ATTACKS MARTH!" -throws them into the game to see who wins-

That sounds okay,but it's still ridiculous to me that some amiibos in figure form are getting discontinued after only being out for a month.I at the least expected any of the figures to be discontinued near the end of the Wii U's life time.But what Nintendo wants to do is what Nintendo wants to do,I guess.

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DBPirate

I literally just got a Villager. It's not discontinued.

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DharcAbsolution

DBPirate wrote:

I literally just got a Villager. It's not discontinued.

where the hell do you buy a Villager on christmas?

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Pootypie

Mario_TehPlumber wrote:

I have each one X 10 and + more of some and they will discontinue all of them eventually which puts me making easy money from my hobby without losing a cent on which ones I want to keep I am the one that has the most knowledge on this subject by far. I also suggest you guys to pick up Fox before its too late haha.

Adding fuel to fire huh? I have seen the whole thread that was created by you, I doubt what you are saying is true, so stop trolling this forums. And even if it is there isn't a need to throw us off, I have been looking for Fox amiibo since forever, and couldn't get one. If you want to stay on this forums then I would suggest you to stop

On topic: I doubt any of wave one or two would be discontinued, I think the exclusives will,be discontinued though.

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Zmbi_gmr

I am new to this site and the only reason I decided to join was because of the amiibo craze. Here is my theory for anyone interested.

Nintendo is probably planning on releasing every character from the SSB wii-u /3DS games. That's 48 characters I believe. Nintendo needs to release these characters in enough time that the game itself is still relevant. That gives them about 1 years worth of time from the WiiU's initial release. This is why they are rushing production. Nintendo is aware that to meet this goal they will need to stop production on 1 character in order to begin production on a new character. It would be far to costly for Nintendo to have 48 characters in production with very little interest in purchasing from consumers. The average consumer would probably only purchase 2 -4 total and for most people it would be Nintendo's most recognized mascots leaving the other 40 fairly unknown characters in the bargain bin. So what happens is Nintendo decides to release in waves which allows quick shipping worldwide and while one wave is being released they are concentrating on producing the next wave. Meanwhile the public begins to catch on that some of these characters will be discontinued due to lack of store shelf space (which is what we were told; and although this isn't false it's also not the full truth)... which this is something most young people are not aware of as being a big variable in this equation... shelf space with a display costs serious cash... so they only purchase / rent enough space to basically carry 4 main characters and 4 - 6 alternate characters per a store... this is true for all stores except for Toys R Us. TRU appears to have been allotted more shelf space. Meanwhile the heads of Nintendo see that because of this they are literally going to be able to sell out of darn near every character that they release because now the amiibo craze is in full throttle. You have collectors purchasing every character for the sake of saying 'hey I own every amiibo', you have scalpers turning a profit and you have kids who wouldn't have given a crap now feeling desperate to try and own as many as they can. It's the perfect storm for Nintendo.

Nintendo could go online and decide to offer certain less popular amiibo's through their website that will not make it to a store shelf for the sake of collectors but that would destroy the demand to get these characters on day 1. So they opt out of this idea and allow the high demand to continue.

Now Nintendo is able to turn a profit on these amiibos and they created the perfect Nintendo collectible all while making themselves completely relevent to the young generation all over again...this is something they were missing tbh. Kids were so focused on Xbox & Playstation that the Wii was becoming irrelevant. Now we have 10 year olds wanting the WiiU with SSB and as many of these amiibo's as they can get. But this now causes a new problem. Nintendo needs to keep all of their customers happy and provide them with functionality of the amiibo figure without actually providing the amiibo figure itself. That's where the trading card concept comes into play. It maintains the amiibo functionality without diminishing the demand of the amiibo statues and allowing Nintendo to save money on the production lines.

This idea is genius and I believe it was Nintendo's plan all along, but I am not sure if Nintendo expected it to work so well.

I'm very excited to see if people turn these trading cards into a collectible item as well... and if so we may see scalpers trying to buy up merchandise in order to auction it off at a profit, but I find it hard to believe that scalpers will be able to keep up with production of easily printed trading cards. Time will tell.

One prediction I have is that Nintendo may decide to re-release some of the harder to obtain amiibo characters at a later date, but they will not be as valuable. Collectors will be looking for 1st edition amiibos and not the re-released versions.

One final thought. Nintendo has seen that this amiibo craze may work for all games not SSB so we may see these amiibos for years to come, but they will never be as valuable as the originals.

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