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Submitted by VirtualKatz 497d ago | article

Pokemon Near-Field Figures and Pricing Revealed for Wii U Game

Virtual Katz Writes: It looks as though we are entering a day and age where a video game can’t seem to stand on its own two feet without a toy to go along with it. While Skylanders have been insanely popular and I am in no way bashing them because the game is fun, it seems like everyone is trying to get a piece of the action. Within the last month we have heard about two titles that will use a similar approach to upcoming titles with Disney and now Pokémon jumping into the game. The newest Pokémon game for the Wii U, Pokémon Rumble U, will use the same figurines that Skylanders so cleverly invented and not only are the more affordable, getting an entire set will be trickier than you think. (Pokemon, Wii U)

Qrphe  +   497d ago
"No one will know what is to come in the packaging upon purchase because the Pokémon company will be attempting to take as much out of your pocketbook as possible, by placing the miniature figures in a bubble casing much like that of a vending machine. Instead of seeing what’s inside, it will be black so that the contents remains a mystery."

This will guarantee sells no matter what since the gambling aspect of these purchases has always worked very well for trading cards. I guess it'll also control the rarity and online price of each Pokemon.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   497d ago
Cool-
But it kind of sucks.

If you are "insane" enough to try to track them all down- you will have to jump through so many hoops.

-I guess it was the same way with the cards.

Well, I'm happy for you Nintendo... you Poke'-Dealers.... ;-)

(Also, Definitely gonna = sales).
topgeareasy  +   497d ago
skylanders clone
brewin  +   497d ago
Troll clone. Stfu man. Everything is a clone of a clone these days. Skylanders is good business so y wouldn't companies utilize it?! I guarantee u play games or enjoy movies that are str8 up clones so don't be an ignorant hypocritical douche and just state that things are automatically clones. That's just stupid.
topgeareasy  +   497d ago
I didn't say that was bad thing
AWBrawler  +   497d ago
Rumble came first and skylanders clearly was inspired by it. Have you ever even played rumble?
jakmckratos  +   497d ago
Pokemon rumble sucks...always has.Bring Pokemon Snap 2
RFornillos4  +   497d ago
i'm hoping this is just Nintendo's first step in using NFC, in particular for a Pokemon.

imagine Pokemon Rumble U, you only buy $2 figures to play the game. what if this is just the first step? what if Nintendo plans to make a full-pledged Pokemon RPG that lets you use the same figures. what if you can carry over the saved info in your existing figures in future Pokemon games? what if they implement 3DS connectivity, and lets you use the figures to use those Pokemon for future 3DS Pokemon. what if in the future, Pokemon will let you use AR cards + figures in any future Pokemon game?
Deku-Johnny  +   497d ago
I don't think I'll be getting it but I imagine this will be a money printing machine for Nintendo.
lizard81288  +   497d ago
I guess as long as they are cheap. Skylander toys sell for like $10 and about $20ish for the giants. It is kind of funny my work sells Skylanders.....at OfficeMax...
brewin  +   496d ago
IMO, the toys need to stay cheap. $10-$20 a pop is ridiculous. I only buy my kids Skylanders when I see them on Amazon for $5 and under. We have a pretty good collection going for a fairly small price. Ive gotten a bunch of them on Amazon for $2.99! Thats not too bad. Hopefully Nintendo does this right
mamotte  +   497d ago
How can I put this? For me, it's really bad news. It's a nice idea, but I live in Colombia, South America. We dont have a pokemon center here, we dont have a way to get event pokemon (I have some by the TGC), but at the end, we can get one from time to time, since it's all digital. But I assume we wont see those figures for selling here. Ever.
TruthbeTold  +   496d ago
Ebay, or the equivalent bro. I'm sure plenty of people in your region will be selling their extras at reasonable prices online.
americanman1  +   496d ago
cannot wait for this great game! gotta start saving up, so I can get'em all!

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