Amiibo is sweeping the world, but when will the fire die down? Shawn Long takes a sarcastic look at the madness that is Nintendo's latest juggernaut: amiibo.
That's like asking when will Nintendo end.
People are making way too big a deal of this. You don't NEED these no matter how much you think you do. These are a want....not a need. They are another cool thing to have, but placing so much importance on them is just unhealthy and that is NOT Nintendo's fault. Your OCD issues are NOT Nintendo's fault. Your poor money spending habits are NOT Nintendo's fault. You lack of control on how many you "have to" have, is NOT Nintendo's fault. Get a grip on your problem and stop blaming Nintendo. It's plastic toys people.... The Games are what really matter here. Have you forgotten that?
Please send me your gold mario
When people get burnt out on it, which they will eventually its a law of the Universe.
Yeah, and all the money spent will deflate. I don't get it at all. I mean, I just dont. I'm not hurting for money, bit with everything video game relayed that you could spend money on, why spend it on some small plastic character? To those who are raking in the money from this...Kudos to you for taking advantage of some strange addiction.
I just want specific ones, such as Shulk (which I was able to get from Gamestop)
Eventually people are going to run out of space for these figures and stop buying them. That's why I never got into amiibo, because I don't have the space to support a collection like that. Plus I'd rather buy actual games than toys anyways.
I made my own shelf out of a piece of wood, painted it black and have it on the wall of my gaming room. Looks pretty dope actually
I didn't build shelves for my game collection, but I did buy a few of those large two-in-one type of shelves to hold my games. I used to be huge into collector's editions for games (If a game had a CE, I bought it), but after the seventh generation I didn't have room for squat. I had to get rid of a lot stuff, which in hindsight I probably wasted thousands of dollars on crap that was took out once and then just sat in it's box. As life goes, you live and learn. Buying into amiibo would be like a repeat of that and I'd rather not.
So basically you're when will Nintendo stop milking a product that's selling for no reason? C'mon man, that's there niche market.
"No reason" Yeah, you keep telling youself that. I'm going back to training the two I've got in Smash. Way better than normal CPU's, and my friends enjoy including them in matches. Oh, and I still need to use them for free useful gear and items in Hyrule Warriors before I set them back up on their display shelf.
Glorified Happy Meals Toys...smh.
It's like those cursed beanie babies. *shivers*
NFC equipped Kratos is on a drawing board somewhere.. ;)
When demand gets met, which won't happen at this pace. I guess Nintendo doesn't want everyone's money.... But then again, creating false demand by pretending to not be able to create enough is usually a good way to draw people in and keep them hooked. They could have people going "DUUUUUUHHHHH, take my $30 for that $3 piece of plastic (+ 12 cents labor)!"
i need that golden mario!!!!!!! i fear once i start buying these i wont stop..... lol
Hopefully never. Gotta keep the salt flowing.
Manchilds have to keep feeding their weird fetishes LOL
Need some toilet paper?
Looks like YOU have a fetish for man-children. .
this is no diffeernt then skylanders
That just shows you haven't done any looking into the differences.
I hope it never ends to be honest. For one it makes Nintendo Money and if you buy a character you get extras. People say it's a money grab but Mario has works in different games and so does Link.
I have collected every amiibo from waves 1-3 along with the Super Mario series ones and I have a few from wave 4 on preorder but I am starting to get amiibo fatigue and I may have to call it quits. Not to mention I am not even using these things I was just collecting them in their boxes. If I knew they had a plan to stop after a certain wave then I might keep collecting, but I don't plan on purchasing 1000 amiibos just to keep my collection intact, lol. Too many retailer exclusives and shortages which make purchasing these things way too costly.
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