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PostPosted: Sun May 18, '14, 12:35 am 
Found this story about Nintendo possibly adding collectible figures with some of their video games: ... s/8849033/

Do you think adding collectible figures will help video games to sell better, or not?

PostPosted: Sun May 18, '14, 3:20 am 
Maybe, but call me skeptical. I feel like this is trying to ride on the coattails of the Skylanders franchise. The figures are gimmicky, sure, but they do fit within the lore/logic of the universe.

Sorry, Nintendo. You need good games. Figurines do not make a good game in themselves.

PostPosted: Sun May 18, '14, 10:21 am 
I'm highly skeptical too here ! As I'm not a big figurine fan, I only need GOOD games ! At last..for the WII U ! ;)

PostPosted: Mon May 19, '14, 12:56 am 
Not interested. It sounds like a dumb idea to me. They simply need to focus on games, like the previous posters said.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, '14, 9:38 pm 
Found another story with some pics related to some "toys" Nintendo is coming out with: ... _truncated

Ooooh, I want one of those Princess figures!!!!!!!!!!

PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, '14, 10:54 pm 
I'm not personally crazy about the figures, but I don't have an issue with the quality of Nintendo's games. They have a dearth of games for Wii U by sheer volume, but the quality of the games is quite high. I saw a chart recently indicating that, judging solely by console exclusives, Nintendo is tearing it up this gen with both number and quality of games. Kind of puts it into perspective, I mean, the Wii U is hurting for games, but the other systems aren't exactly drowning in exciting games and exclusives, either.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 3, '14, 1:57 am 
More info on the collectible figures, etc. It looks like they may cost around $13.00 each: ... 24221.html

PostPosted: Wed Sep 3, '14, 2:06 am 
They actually look cool, pretty high quality, and based on the actual models from the games, but I would personally prefer just action figures without the electronic component.

PostPosted: Wed Sep 3, '14, 5:19 am 
Still not particularly interested. Still feels gimmicky and rather pointless to me, and still riding on the coattails of Skylanders, which at least has an in-universe explanation for the figures.

Bragatyr, I do agree that this gen so far, there's a lack of good, exciting exclusives. It kind of says something when one of the best exclusives currently available is a remastered version of a PS3 game (and of course, I'm talking about The Last of Us Remastered). Still haven't adopted any new systems, but I have access as my boyfriend and his brother have. I think my PS3/Vita backlog will keep me busy for quite some time (and I'm not helped by the monthly PS Plus freebies!)

Last edited by Wolf Bird on Wed Sep 3, '14, 5:19 am, edited 1 time in total.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, '14, 10:12 pm 
not interested. just the games are enough.

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