Amiibo pricing revealed

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  1. WatchGintama
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    It will be £12.85 according to preorders. I'm guessing it'll be $15 a pop in the US.

    £12.£12.8585£12.85£12.85
     


  2. Omer

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    isn't that supposed to be for the wiiu , how can I see the 3ds logo on the top of the amiibo pictures
     
  3. WatchGintama
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    They're releasing an amiibo add-on for the 3ds too.

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  4. Omer

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    That's awesome
     
  5. Pleng

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    What.. is this??
     
  6. Qtis

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    Eh, that's about double the price of the Skylanders series.
    Would have expected a sub £10 price range for all the characters..
     
  7. Ericthegreat

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    Skylanders/Disney infinity bullshit.

    Tho I wouldnt buy them I would maybe consider one for $5ish.
     
  8. Arras

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    No, it's double the price of the regular Skylanders figures. The Swap Force ones are about the same price IIRC.

    Honestly I'll probably end up buying one at some point, not even because of the functionality but simply because they're nice figures.
     
  9. Qtis

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    Sure, but these are the standard characters, too. Probably getting a character or two for the figure itself, but personally I find the amiibo an odd addition to Nintendo's games. Only time will tell how they're actually used instead of just what has been shown for smash
     
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    a waste of $$$$
     
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    Might end up getting these just to collect them all... Doubt I'll ever use them or even unpack them. Or I might only get ones I really like...
     
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    ..I'm really still none the wiser
     
  13. McHaggis

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    Like Arras said, the Swap Force characters are around the same price, £12.99 at GAME. Giants are about £10. There's probably a fair bit of markup on these, but I usually buy my kids pre-owned Skylanders and will probably do the same with these.
     
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  14. WiiCube_2013

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    I'm getting them and even though £12 is a bit of a stretch I can't resist owning them for this price! Mario! Link! Star Fox!

    I'll decide after work more calmly which ones to pre-order.

    Edit: Where's Sonic?! He's part of Smash Bros. as well as a Nintendo character nowadays, oh and Mega Man??
     
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    A licensing deal on third-party characters would have to be pretty hefty, since Amiibo characters are designed to work with many upcoming Nintendo games, potentially for many years to come. That would mean not only licensing the characters' likenesses for the figures, but also for every Amiibo-supporting game released in the future. I doubt they want to part with that kind of cash.
     
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    If these are good quality they'll be a gold mine at conventions and toy stores
     
  17. WiiCube_2013

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    I wanted to buy three at once but the total comes to what I'd pay for a new game (£38) so I'll just wait for them to be released and then buy.

    My top 3 must buy: Mario, Link, Samus.
     
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    12.85 pound Sterling...?! That puts it at 16 euros per figure. As I posted in another thread, these better be indestructible for this pricing or else I'm not buying them.


     
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    $9.99 for Skylanders
    $12.99 for Lightcore
    $14.99 for Swapforce, Giants, and Disney Infinity characters

    So these will probably be as much as the Infinity characters. Fantastic.
     
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    fucking Skylanders started all this bullshit :glare:
     
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