Nintendo, Activision, Lego, and everyone else can make gaming minifigures, so why can’t Sony join the fun THIS late in the game? Say Hello to the Totaku Collection, the PlayStation lineup of figurines.
Yea I dont.....*throws wallet computer screen*take it all.
Oh those are pretty ni......BLOODBORNE FIGURE!!!
Bloodborne and HZD will make some badass figurines!
I was wondering when they were going to start doing this. I remember when they got that huge new headquarters in silicon valley and someone did a video interview with Jack Tretton and he mentioned them having a 3d printing setup where they could make their own toys. I'm all over the Bloodborne hunter and Kratos!!
The Hunter oozes with extreme bad assery just by standing there. Its about tike Sony leverage yhe power of their own characters.
*Pinky up* I don't need it, I don't need it, I don't need it, I don't need it, I definitely don't need it....... I NEED IT!!!!!!!!!!! . *Off topic* - Hey Majin Vegeta, what did you think of the recent Vegeta transformation into an updated SSGSS (Blue) form? Some are calling the form 'Super Saiyan Ultra Blue' or 'Super Saiyan Royal Blue'. Also I heard that Vegeta might get another upgraded transformation in two weeks time (but take that info with a pinch of salt).
Clown boy,Dart he'll all Dragoons,Radec,Aloy,Spyro,sir Galhad need to be made!
Sweet Tooth, Aloy, Tomba, Trico, Kat, Blasto.. I can go on!!!
Omg Blasto, what a Throwback Would like to see Blasto return
Hell yeah! Glad someone hasn't forgotten about Tomba! And blasto
Take my wallet i want them all.
I would love Chimera (Resistance) Cole (Infamous) Ratchet/Clank (R&C) Radec (Killzone) Original Dante (Devil May Cry) Sir Daniel (Medievil) Aloy/Watcher (HZD) Sir Galahad (1886) Toro (Toro) Kat (Gravity Rush) Trico (TLG) Traveler (Journey) Joel/Ellie (TLoU) Atoi/Iota (Tearaway)
Yes! I want Sir Dan and Dante!
I would probably buy half your list with no hesitation
I have a Kat one, but yes.
Would buy all of those. I have Atoi/Iota Christmas ornaments.
at least it's not a DLC paywall this time and just legit figures. also bring me aloy sony!
Only $9.99 as well. Preorders are available through Gamestop atm and there IS a Kratos figure.
If you're going to get the figures anyway, then how is it somehow worse for the figure to interact with your game? These figures are pretty sweet, but I just don't understand how more functionality for nearly the same price is a bad thing? Most Amiibos in Canada are only $12-$15, so they'd be cheaper than that in the US.
Because that "functionality" is really things that used to be included in the game for free, but are now blocked off by $12-15 DLC per character. Games like Skylanders and Lego Dimensions could cost upwards to $1000 to buy all that is needed to fully enjoy the game. Super Mario Odyssey has things you can only do when you use amiibos. Luckily there are apps now that you can use to spoof these rfid tags, but still it is a pain, especially for lego dimensions. Mix that in with these companies creating artificial scarcity for certain characters, then it costs you wayyyy more money to obtain them, plus the time and energy trying to track them down. It really is a shitty thing that isn't needed in the gaming industry.
You're right. They mostly are things that used to be included for free. But most games don't offer those unlockable at all. So I ask again: One game offers you no unlockables at all, with a figurine that does nothing. Another game also offers no unlockables, but has a figurine that *does* give you unlockables. How is the first situation better than the second? How is it better to get less for your money? I just don't understand the thinking here. Either way those things probably aren't going to be included in the game anyway, they'd just be microtransactions.
@ porkChop "How is it better to get less for your money?" You answered your own question about amiibos. How is it better for people who buy Metroid:Samus Returns to get less for their money? How is it better for people who buy Twilight Princess HD to get less for their money? Splatoon? Every amiibo compatible game has content on the disc locked out for people who don't purchase amiibo. That isn't fair. You're looking at it as adding value to the amiibo when you should be looking at what it takes away from everyone that buys the game.
"you should be looking at what it takes away from everyone that buys the game." Right. Except the vast majority of games these days don't feature these types of unlockable anymore. If Amiibos didn't exist, there's a very good chance that the accompanying content wouldn't either. So nothing is being taken away, things are being added. Now I'll agree that the content shouldn't be on the disc or game card. But with NFC only holding keys or text, I don't know how else they'd handle it.
that's crap.. Here's a figurine that is $10 to sit on your shelf. Or here is a figurine for $10 that unlocks new costumes or other things. But somehow the useless figurine has more value? Man, I must be missing something here. Mario Odyssey has nothing of true value with their amiibos, completely optional. Game is still completed without them.
That's a bunch of bull letsa_go. The base Skylander games and base Lego Dimension game is certainly a full fledged game without buying anything extra. Lego Dimensions base game has way more content than the regular Lego games they release. So, they aren't screwing you. The extra stuff, why shouldn't you pay for it.
I'd rather have just the figure for a few bucks less than the figure and some gimmicky dlc for more.
I can’t believe the nameless Hunter of all people got in the first wave over more iconic PlayStation mascots or characters heavily associated with the brand
Blood borne is pretty iconic for PlayStation now.
That's the one I ordered.
He's honestly the only one I'd buy.
I get what you're saying but you've gotta admit it looks badass, I'm definitely getting it.
Article at first compares this to amiibo, Skylanders, & Lego yet immediately feels the need to backtrack and state these aren’t toy-to-life devices. Why even make the comparison only to discredit yourself in the next sentence? Especially when there’s already been plenty of non toy-to-life things like Totaku before?
Well said. These are made by a third party company. They are making Tekken and Sea Of Thieves figurines too https://twitter.com/Videoju...
I am so buying that Crash one to go with my First 4 Figures and Resaurus Jet Pack figures.
Hmm well guess sony fanboys will justify amiibos now that sony is doing it too lol "hypocrisy" !
Amiibos are nothing more than action figures so...
Action figures require that they do some sort of action like moving. amiibo is for display on a shelf like these with the added benefit of optional functionality to a game.
You haven't used an amiibo before, have you?
These are licensed 3rd party collectibles made by ThinkGeek while amiibos were made by Nintendo themselves. Big difference. Nobody has a problem with all the 3rd party Nintendo collectibles since a video game manufacturer isn't spending their time making them instead of making games. These also don't lock any game content behind a paywall like amiibos do. Nice try though.
You do know that the same people at Nintendo don't make both the games and the figures? The same would be true if Sony put out their own line of first party figures. It doesn't matter whether or not a third-party company makes them or not.
@ The 10th Rider That was the whole point of what I said. Nintendo has people on their payroll making plastic figures and not video games.
@Gameseeker_Frampt, You do realize that Amiibos have already made them a ton of money? If you're looking at it from a financial perspective it should be a good thing because it's made them *more* money to put more money into games . . .
Companies license their IP out so they can make money. Seems like you think Nintendo should open their own theme park instead of licensing it out to Universal. I'm sure they would make a lot of money from that theme park which would mean more games. What about cereal - should Nintendo make their own cereal? Books? Clothing? From a financial perspective, seems like you want Nintendo to do a lot of other things besides focusing on video games.
If you think Amiibo is taking any resources from Nintendo's software production, you're insane. If you think the main body of employees at Sony or Nintendo are people behind monitors making games you're insane. Neither Sony or Nintendo are working out of a garage, they have the money and size where if a line of figurines is bringing them in money that's a justifiable move. "Nintendo has people on their payroll making plastic figures and not video games" all of the big companies have people on the payroll who don't even see games being made, your reasoning and logic is childish at best.
At least PlayStation doesn't lock content behind a figure in order to use it, inside the game.
it's pretty minor stuff and you get a collectible figure.
Yeah they rather lock contents behind dlc/microtransactions like in Uncharted and The Last of Us MP.
Ü pay a ridiculous amount for a subscription though just to play online
@DwightSchrute01 Getting 2 PS4, 1 PSVR (a new game every 3 or 4 month), 2 PS3, 2 PSVITA games is not a ridiculous price for $60 which the game actual cost add up around $80 or more. I can't complain since I am getting a lot more of bonus for paying for Online. Plus they give discount of 50-70% off games, movies and TV shows and my PS4, PS3, PSVITA data save on the cloud so can't say I being right off.
Someone feels threatened. I didn't know Nintendo invented toys-to-life that Activision ripped off? Oh Nintendo invented everything, right?
So much salt in this one. I don't think their was much complaint about amiibo's (the toys/figures). The complaints where down to the fact that you needed to buy them if you wanted certain micro dlc on certain games. Like on BOTW if I wanted the full set of Link's Twilight clothing or Epona horse then as far as I am aware the only way to get them is via the Super Smash Bros Link Amiibo. The Totaku figures are simply figures with no functionality. Like a lot of toys/statue's released in the last 100 years. Or did Nintendo invent toys to?
Wander from shadow of the colossus ?
Looks like there will be more waves.So it might be in another wave
Figures that are actually awesome!
I want Lara Croft (Tomb Raider 2) Solid Snake (MGS1 & MGS2) Naked Snake (MGS3) MG Rex (MGS1) Valus (Shadow of the Colossus) Makoto (Persona 5) Kat & Raven (Gravity Rush 2) Kratos (God of War 2) Kiryu Kazuma & Majima Goro (Yakuza 2) Cloud & Tifa (FF7) Auron & Lulu (FFX) Yuna (FFX-2) and many more.
So does this mean amiibos are acceptable now? Second question, when do we hate these? My grinding wheel is free right now for anyone's pitchfork.
Amiibos were never the problem.It was the fact that they were locking certain things behind some of them like costumes and stuff that seemed to aggravate people from my understanding
Except it never really seemed to bother people that actually owned the games because the Amiibo features are generally quite minimal. Honestly anyone who buys Amiibo for the content will end up dissapointed and I'd only recommend them to anyone interested in owning the figures. I've got a few and I'd honestly say the coolest Amiibo function I've used them for is Mario Kart 8 Mii outfits . . . but almost no one plays as Miis in Mario Kart anyways.
I can see why that would be aggravating or annoying in that aspect for certain people. I personally always saw amiibos as figurines first, as I'll imagine a lot of collectors did. Not my thing, but others enjoy them. So, Totaku or Amiibo makes no difference to me, I'm happy people are passionate about seeing their favorite gaming characters miniaturized, but my gripe is now that another company does, basically the same thing, it's okay to like it now after years of negativity aimed at their fellow gamers. It's sad, and clearly not every gamer went negative, but it doesn't change the fact that quite a bit did.
It means nothing. People buy these if they like and don't if they don't. It's not so hard. 😉
I can't speak for others, but I love amiibos. I would probably just buy these to tell Sony "hey! I want a sequel!" And if licensing these characters goes back into Sony's coffers and they see the interest...then I've played my part.
nope, not buying into it. nice try though. :-)
I need The Hunter figurine.
Needs more Spyro the Dragon,Ratchet & Clank, Dart (Legend of Dragoon), Nathan Drake, Sir Dan (MediEvil), Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn), and Spike (Ape Escape)
did you just frickon leave Jak and Daxter out again?
Dart with and without Dragoon form would be bad ass
Would love to have the Hunter.