Joker and DQ Hero amiibo get release dates for North America and Europe

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Avid collectors can now breathe a sigh of relief, as Nintendo has revealed when the next two amiibo in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate line will be releasing. The Persona 5 Joker amiibo and the Dragon Quest XI Hero amiibo, both announced during the Min Min presentation, will be available on October 2nd for North America. Europeans will be able to grab them a few days earlier, when they launch on September 25th in that region.

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...And you thought toys-to-life was gone forever. Not so! :D Though LEGO Dimensions is no more. R.I.P. :(

I'm not particularly interested in Persona or Dragon Quest, but despite my disdain for Nintendo services, it's pretty cool that they're keeping up with the amiibo line. If they have new ones I care about, I might buy them for my Wii U and 3DS. Not the cursed new console. :gun: :switch:
 
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i just love sakurai's sense of humor.."Unfortunately there are no new amiibo figures to announce...INTRODUCING brand new amiibo figures!! ..of course he did excatly said that but is sounded like that
 

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I've gotta say, that Joker amiibo looks really cool. And I'm sure someone is excited for the Hero amiibo.
Yeah. I don't even really play Smash Bros but I love SMT and getting a quality looking Joker figure for that price (even regardless of the NFC capability) is good enough for me.
 

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tbh persona 5 is getting hilariously overrated now (in case it wasn't overrated almost a year ago)
the joker amiibo is still necessary definately
I don't think it's overrated, per-se. I just think that it has elements that it does better (and worse) than other SMT games, but the people it resonates with, it really resonates with. I've played Megami Tensei, Shin Megami Tensei I/II, IV, IVa, Deep Strange Journey, Persona 4, and Persona 5 (and Royal), and while I don't think that it is the "best," I do love P5 so much. I think that the world building and some character interactions are better in SMT IV (not Apocalypse, lmao), but the refinements to the battle mechanics (especially in Royal with the upgraded Baton Pass and the extra demon traits) make it such a dream to fight in P5 specifically. Also I love the return to negotiations in P5 which brings it back home instead of the recruitment from other games likes P4.

I'm not in the camp of "Persona games are better than Mainline" or "Mainline is better than Persona." I just love both. Mainline (I'm including Strange Journey in mainline for brevity's sake, even though I'm aware it's not a numbered entry) games are dark, brooding stories that drag you in with memorable and decrepit worlds with a sense of despair. Persona games are about teenagers saving the world with the bonds they've created. They're different, I love both equally.

At the end of the day, Persona games have more mainstream appeal because of their more bubbly and relatable nature, which is why they've garnered more appeal to the masses. Do I think that Persona is objectively better? No. But, I still love it.
 

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tbh persona 5 is getting hilariously overrated now (in case it wasn't overrated almost a year ago)
the joker amiibo is still necessary definately
It not as much overrated as the game before it. I swear everyone think that P4G is the second coming of Jesus or something.
 
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And I thought theses collectibles would naturally disappear, how wrong I was.
Accumulation and mimicry are the pulsions that drive this kind of market but still, I dont get it.

Just curious, what's the sociology of people interested in this ?
Age, education, kind of jobs, gaming habits, in charge of families or not...
 

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And I thought theses collectibles would naturally disappear, how wrong I was.
Accumulation and mimicry are the pulsions that drive this kind of market but still, I dont get it.

Just curious, what's the sociology of people interested in this ?
Age, education, kind of jobs, gaming habits, in charge of families or not...

my guess is that you'll find the majority are adults who grew up with nintendo. I fall into that category, and I collect them. I game some (not a whole lot). and, I graduated college, so.
 

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And I thought theses collectibles would naturally disappear, how wrong I was.
Of course you were wrong, anime and tabletop gaming figures existed for decades before (video) gaming figures came along, and there's a fair amount of overlap with those audiences. Amiibo are also very cheap by collectible standards, and utilize some of the most well-known/highest-grossing IPs, so you end up with everybody from children to seniors filling shelves with them. The only surprising thing about Amiibo is that Nintendo didn't think to create them sooner, say around the Gamecube era.
 
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