Random11's Credit Card Sized amiibo cards

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Random11, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. LuckyStriker101

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    @Random11 I saw in another post you had mad pdfs for easy printing. I'm not looking to sell but it looks like that would be the easy option for me. Do you still have the line or can you PM me? (if that is possible)
     
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    I did have a PDF but for multiple reason I no longer have it posted. For instructions on how to make your own see this post https://gbatemp.net/goto/post?id=7258005#post-7258005
     
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    @Random11

    I just wanted to say thanks for posting these images. They have made for very fun projects. I thought I'd write a post about the easiest, and most professional looking method I've come up with.

    The one caveat to this method is that it requires an inkjet printer that can print onto a tray, usually for printable CDs, but I've found that there are trays for credit card sized PVC cards that fit in these printers.

    What is used: (Keep in mind that there are many printers that will print PVC cards, this is just the specific things I used)

    These inkjet printable Ntag215 PVC cards
    This printer tray
    This Canon printer that I already had
    The J Tray template for Photoshop found on this page

    I found that sizing the credit card sized images to 97% when importing them into the PS template worked best with the amount of bleed I needed. There was also some adjustment needed to get the alignment just right for my printer.

    I used the standard TagMo method to write the cards and I think they turned out great.

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    I don't know if it comes through in the pictures, but they're pretty glossy. They have sort of a rubbery feel on the surface which probably has something to do with the printable PVC. I don't know how they'll hold up long term, but so far they're awesome, and no cutting or laminating was required at all.

    anyhow, thanks again!
     
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    Another experiment I tried was keychains. I customized the artwork to fit in the tiny 1" circles. I printed the graphics on waterproof vinyl and used a circle punch to cut them out. They turned out pretty cool, but they're actually harder to handle than the cards.
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  6. Jdbaker82

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    I am ready for everyone's best guess as to why Nintendo is allowing etsy to run wild with amiibo card sellers as well as eBay. They are not issuing any C&D or putting any legal pressure on eBay or etsy. Do they want people selling the amiibos to get their brand out there???? Do they get a cut from etsy and ebay??? Nothing really makes sense
     
  7. Whole lotta love

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    They probably will. Big companies often move slow.
    No way they're getting a cut from eBay and Etsy, that's not how licensing works.

    You can get a lot of bootleg MS products on eBay but they still take sellers down all the time for it.

    It's not too difficult to create stealth accounts and there are probably new guys coming every day.
    Etsy doesn't seem to care too much about copywrite stuff though.
     
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    That's really slow brother there's no way they don't know about it.
     
  9. CalRal

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    Do you know that they aren't issuing C&Ds? I assume that they are, and just can't quite keep up. Etsy might also just not be "on the radar" as much as eBay. Nintendo is usually pretty gnarly about this stuff. One of the gnarliest from what I've heard.
     
  10. kolosus

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    Something that we dont have state side that is pretty standard in Japan is copyright infringement. I know. A lot of people specially in the USA just read those words in red, bold and underlined but that's not how it was written.

    I USA any comic con held is the standard fans, cosplay some fandom sites and their fans etc. In Japan comic con is very different. A lot more cosplay and this one thing that does'nt exist here in the USA. Straight up copyright material with fan drawings, fiction. Not the Harry Potter fan fiction that spawned here in the US for a bit. No. Full on Inuyasha with not even reasonable doubt with the character's names and everything. Inuyasha getting it on with Kagome. Or Sesshomaru getting it on with Kagome etc. While it is "illegal" from the copyright point of view it is acceptable and expected in Japan. How popular can be measured by how much of these spin offs are around. Not only manga porn. Stories that are going a totally opposite direction, the inevitable alien invasions, the love fantasies and the carnal fantasies. They are made, printed by smaller presses and even sold.

    Maybe. Just maybe. Nintendo's stand on these cards that are being made are filed under that. Fan created material. I mean. Look at Random11's take on the Majora's Mask card. It has a life of it's own. Even after the official announcement of what the amiibo will look like it is still popular. Doubt me? Look on ebay or etsy. How many of the child like amiibo card do you see and how many of the fierce deity cards? After all anyone read Deluxe? The existence of fake Coach purses legitimizes the high cost of the real ones. Similarly. Maybe. The existence of these cards and the fact that they're being sold on ebay is giving them an idea on how much people would like these figurines to be more available.

    Plus. I feel that Nintendo is getting away from amiibo. They are still releasing the figurines but the stuff that it unlocks in the game isn't all that. I fell, they are going after the figurine for the figurine's sake market and getting away from the exclusive content in game idea.
     
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    Getting away from it? Zelda proves they are just the opposite it unlocks far more then any other amiibo or game ever has
     
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    Says the guy who ran multiple amiibo card shops on Etsy. I bought from you twice youre based in Maryland!! Then you also posted in this thread with a link to your store and asked 'Hey is this you these cards look a lot like yours' Now I can't find your amiibo shop anywhere and you're just mad you got shut down so now you want everyone else to be. That's rich lmao.
     
  20. kolosus

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    Wow. Seems i missed a bunch of exciting stuff on this thread.

    Let me get this straight. You bought from him? Really? Why? I mean here you are. You know how to make cards and everything is spelled out in multiple threads. But you bought from him? Twice? Maybe that's the problem? People are still buying the cards.

    No fight. No flame war. I'm just saying maybe we should look at this phenomenon from the other end. Peace.
     
  21. Jdbaker82

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    Hey is this you these cards look alot like yours??? What are you talking about lol
     
  22. Carefree_dude

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    I'm currently waiting for my inkjet printer nfc cards to arrive. I have a tray that can hold two cards at a time. Any good tips on using this thing? I want to make myself an entire smash set. Using a canon printer
     
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    I'm confused to why anyone cares that etsy, eBay, or Nintendo are allowing people to counterfeit the amiibos.. Does anyone of you get paid to enforce the copyright law? Does anyone of you get free Nintendo merchandise for upholding the copyright law? Is money being taken out of your pocket? I think not so who gives a shit!! You people are a bunch of weirdos!!
     
  24. Random11
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    Personally, because I put my time into making something for the community for people to use for their own personal use and these sellers ignore my wishes and turn around and sell my work and make money off it. They aren't paying me to use what I made. And they aren't paying Nintendo to use what they made. They are stealing things and making money off that stolen work.

    If someone stole something from you would you be ok with that?

    Let's say you are a sculptor. You spend weeks making an awesome sculpture of Zelda because you like the game so much and you donate that statue to your local library so that everyone can see it. And now imagine someone steals that statue and sells it on eBay for 1 million dollars and the cops don't arrest the seller or even stop the sale. They just let the thief get away with it. Would you not be upset? Or would you be fine with people taking your stuff and getting rich off of your work because you're not a weirdo?
     
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    I totally Agree, and this is the (most important) point of view of the man who did the job and shared it. There is also the point of view of lazy men (or "I have no more time" men), like me, because next time generous people like Random11 could think: "Why share when I can earn money selling to idiots?".
    It is not only about copyrighted material... To be kind we can say that this people lacks in civic education, but I think this people are thieves and the ones who buy this items are fence.
    That's my opinion.
    Thank you Random11, I did't print any card at the moment, but I will print one for my son to honor your good work.

    bye
     
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  26. trey.mcd

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    Hey @Random11 I finally got my cards to come in! Thanks so much for the hard work on these... any chance we'll see the new fire emblem ones resized?
     
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