Are Nintendo's Amiibo's Too Expensive?

Would you pay $12.99 for each figurine? IGN's Jose and Daemon discuss.

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GuruStarr781359d ago

Yeah.. not interested at 13 bucks a pop.. that's asking too much, even though the die-hard nerds are going to chew these things up... I consider mysel a hard core Nintendo guy, but there's no way I'm spending that much on some toys..... Nintendo is marketing them as "bring them over to your buddys house and battle", but Wii Us install base is so small, that personally, not alot o my riends own a wii U...

Geekman1359d ago

People with no Wii U or 3DS are buying these things for decoration. They're not restricted to platform owners only.

As far as price goes, For 13 bucks I'll buy a couple. Yes, kinda high, but 13 bucks really isn't a surprising price range nor too high for casuals or collectors. What did you expect it to cost with the tech inside it?

our_games_are_art1358d ago

I remember reading reports/speculation early on that they may have been as high as 19.99 $
Now 12.99$ is too much!?

Truthandreason1358d ago

the "tech" inside these are just NFC tags which can be bought for about $1.10 a piece on Amazon, I would imagine Nintendo gets them for pennies since they buy in bulk, straight from the source.

BullyMangler1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

$13 dollars is too much, for nicely detailed figurines that comes to life??

It's okay, McDonalds is always hiring.

LOL_WUT1358d ago

$13 for a figurine that is tied to ONE game each? Is in no doubt expensive! You can spin it however you want ;)

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory1358d ago


As always you are misinform

The Amiibos will work across multiple titles not just one

ChickeyCantor1358d ago


Ssshhh he is probably also sleeping with Zoe Quinn. Run dude.

-Foxtrot1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

Worst part is people don't think they'll get sucked into anything but next year Nintendo will most likely come out with more alongside characters they've released first but in different poses and they'll eat it up. I bet there is people here who has called Disney Infinity toys and Skylanders but this is totally fine.

You know where these things will actually be in a few a box, collecting dust not being displayed

This is something you can buy and display proudly

ChickeyCantor1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

"they will eat it up".

Yeah because Nintendo is holding a gun to their head.
On what planet do the likes of you live where everything is forced and not from own initiative?

So what if they end up in a box collecting dust, what is it to you? How the hell is it affecting you?

Seriously cut it with this crap dude. Not interested? Then simply don't buy them. It's non of your business if someone wants to pay 13 bucks for these figurines.

-Foxtrot1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

Oh dear someone is getting really upset over someone elses opinion

"How the hell is it affecting you?"

Take your own advice man instead of getting so touchy with everyone and acting like a 10 year old throwing a tantrum, not just to me but almost everyone

Don't you get bored from commenting on only Nintendo articles. Not like it makes you bias or anything /s

ChickeyCantor1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

"acting like a 10 year old throwing a tantrum."
BS mate and you know it.

You are deliberately preaching this tired idea of Nintendo fans being incapable of making a good decision. You're the one being juvenile. It's not just an opinion. You're insinuating people buying these figurines are idiots and hypocrites ( skylander comparison ). You are constantly insulting people under the umbrella "it's my opinion lol" as if you're immune to criticism.

You have no right to tell others they are acting like 10 year olds when you're the one showing sheer ignorance.

You're pure toxic. Why are you even here?

"Don't you get bored from commenting on only Nintendo articles. Not like it makes you bias or anything /s"

I've criticized Nintendo plenty, but I don't hide behind juvenile crap to indirectly insult people, only then to pretend no one has the rights to criticize me.

-Foxtrot1358d ago

Keep the insults coming buddy, I'll be here all night :)

"I've criticized Nintendo plenty"

If you say so...

ChickeyCantor1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

There we go ladies and gents. Foxtrot as usual pointing the blame elsewhere. Because obviously he can't ever be wrong on anything. He is always right. /s

You intelectually dishonest man child. Im glad you atleast admit you're just here to provoke.

I was barely insulting you. I'm simply critizing you for your toxic behaviour. And your retort? "Hur durr you are like a 10 year old, keep insulting me". Pathetic.

marloc_x1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

You would proudly get sucked into paying $449 for the statue? It better have an NFC chip. Lol..

Gemmol1358d ago

@chickeycantor let fox speak his mind, just dont write anything to his comments, him and Lol both look for attention, to piss people off.....if its not complaining about little things they complain about things they have no information on for example lol wut think the amiibo work on one game, if he was intelligent and read more he would know it would work on many games, then you have fox trot complaining about a little thing that every company do, even if they switch the design and sell it over it will just be like any other product, ps3 fat, ps3 slim, game boy, game boy color, psp 1000, psp 2000, psp 3000, psp go......its all common dont worry about their post, when they see nintendo they just like to act like a little girl......when you pay a little girl no attention, they will eventually stop

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Shnazzyone1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

I expected them for 19.99 a pop so these are pretty inexpensive in my eyes. Preordering Link and samus tomorrow. I don't really mind if they aren't terribly utilized. They are nintendo made figures. Nice size and detail. I want it for decoration. Plus, I expect these things are gonna be very collectable.

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weekev151358d ago

No they are priced perfectly.

wonderfulmonkeyman1358d ago

Considering the high level of detail and quality, I'd say they're worth it.

eworthington01358d ago

12.99 is really not that steep.
I dont think I will buy one only because I feel like a nerd as it is.
I have a daughter haha.
But I wouldnt mind buying a couple for my sister.

I think the price is just fine.

ZeekQuattro1358d ago (Edited 1358d ago )

I happen to like that price. I intend to get Link, Fox & Samus in the least.

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