Dali Dimovski of SideQuesting writes: "How the recent amiibogeddon has ruined Toys to Life collecting, and where the hobby might stand going forward."
Even though I somehow got Ness, Robin, and Lucina, I think this wave has been a disaster so far. Nintendo really needs to make a lot more before the wave 4 launch.
Amiibo are just a fad.Soon the novelty will wear off.You might as well sell the ones you aren't gonna use and try to make some money back.
The novelty isn't why they sell, though. It's not just because they're highly collectable, it's also because they work across a much wider assortment of titles to continue adding to the value of their purchase. Nintendo is definitely making a mistake by not increasing stock, though, but of Nintendo keeps putting out new Amiibo's for other games, they won't see a drop in sales of them for a long time. I'm personally hoping that they'll make some Amiibo's of the mechs in Xenoblade Chronicles X, to really capitalize on their overwhelming sales success as a form of advertisement for the game itself.
As soon as I heard Amiibo trading cards were gunna be a thing I pretty much laughed for several minutes
Amiibo are gradually growing on me. Never had a problem with them but they're really cool and being handled okay. They just need more variety. Only SSB, Splatoon and Super Mario series are covered AFAIK. Sad Golden Sun, Pushmo, ect don't have anything.
The Shulk Amiibo is currently confirmed to work with Xenoblade Chronicles 3D and will have an unspecified function in Xenoblade X.
I recall the first series of skylanders being like this. I don't think it kills collecting, it seems to do the opposite and generate interest. Wouldnt shock me if this is artificial scarcity
Oi you guys better watch out. Talking about Nintendo online, they will want some of your internet monies!
Not even gonna dignify that one. Anyways, a good question ocurred to me... What do you guys think abou this idea? Nintendo should start letting third parties work with Nintendo to make Amiibos that would work with their games. Small example, a Rayman Amiibo that would work with the next Rayman title. First use would unlock a new costume, sebsequent uses would reward with extra random amounts of lums or other prizes. Third parties would get a portion of those Amiibo's sales, which would be an incentive to make games to use them in.
Amiibos will soon fail due to exclusive agreements,all of them should be on sale at any retailer.But Nintendo is cashing high on those that buy it thats a certain.
People don't get it. Regardless of all the bitching and complaining bad press is good press. People say amibo will fail or if it's a fad then why are they selling out?
Those plush Yoshi Amiibos really made me want them. Right now I'm just going for all the Zelda characters but the Yarn ones look awesome and I like that they aren't the normal statues and really play on what the game is.
I have nothing against toys being used in games. It just seems people just love hating nintendo. Just for the sake of money.
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