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Welcome back to the first ever, long-running series on Amiibo. I'm your host, Jlalande.
This week on Amiibo News @11, Toys R Us has made good on their promise to Paypal users in The Great Cancellation Debacle of 2014. Some of you may remember seeing screenshots of certain Amiibo on the TRU site marked at $999.99. It looks like TRU set these prices so no one would buy them.
In an email sent out to those poor souls today who were presumptuous enough to preorder a product on a website using the internet's largest payment service. The email linked to the Amiibo in question, marked at a cool grand a pop, and included a discount code shaving $989 off the price. For those of you unwilling to do the math, that puts the Nintendo figurines a whole dollar below retail.
This reporter choses to ignore the fact that many of the preorders were placed while the Buy One, Get One 40% Off deal was still in place.
Not included in this deal were the Ike and King Dedede Amiibo, which were promised to be offered at a later date.
Finally, some members of the Nintendo Figurine Enthusiasts Coalition have bemoaned one glaring flaw in the Amiibo reparations program. Toys R Us imposed purchases to 1 or 2 of each Amiibo. For those Paypal-using scalpers out there, better head to Amazon.fr before this chance slips away.
We'll be following this story, and more, in programs to follows. Be good to each other.