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Mario kart 8 Limited edition with blue shell figure/trophy

great deal only lasts until 5pm part of Happy Hour.

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only £5 extra for the blue shell then really, ebay they are selling for around £25 alone.

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3 Likes #1
Superb game.
#2
As far as I know it, it still includes the free download game also :)

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91jddOM9EmL._SL1500_.jpg
#3
Good price, but am I alone in not understanding the point in the little blue shell figurine at all? Seems a bit of a weak addition for a limited edition box, especially given the price (even at this reduction).
#4
mrbillywhite
Good price, but am I alone in not understanding the point in the little blue shell figurine at all? Seems a bit of a weak addition for a limited edition box, especially given the price (even at this reduction).

Your probably not alone but I think the fact Nintendo rarely make half decent collectables is the main thing. Ive never seen a nice link figure for example without paying the £150 mark or even a Shell like this since Nintendo started really, I guess thats why amibo is such a big thing. So for an extra £5 its worth it for sure :)

Also I think its probably slightly bigger than you think.

http://www.citrusglitter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/DSC03892.jpg
1 Like #5
I don't even own a Wii U but i'm really tempted to get this.
#6
I got the blue shell, a red shell keyring, and a t-shirt with my copy, which was an awesome purchase! I think you still get the free game, so this is a great price. Voted Hot!

Awesome game by the way :p

Edited By: PHunter79 on Jun 30, 2014 15:42: spelling
banned#7
Harryisme
I don't even own a Wii U but i'm really tempted to get this.

me too,

these are the kind of thing you buy and hold on to in a safe place for 10 years +

look and the price for new sealed snes games limited ed games on ebay and the like *link*

Edited By: chrisking66 on Jun 30, 2014 15:31
#8
First order with ShopTo. Already received dispatch notification after 30 minutes, so really pleased.

Ordered 2 shells just for my mario collection and would be selling the game to CEX for £29 and the eShop download code for £15 to cover the cost of the shell.

Already have one of the shells and they are really quite big and very good quality.
#9
As with everyone else, very tempted to buy and hold on to... I almost never seem to pick the right limited editions to buy though
1 Like #10
Harryisme
I don't even own a Wii U but i'm really tempted to get this.

I bought it also without owning a wii u yet haha :)
I missed the Game bundle the other day but have my eyes on the amazon one for the best value now.
Might take the plunge tonight though after my ps4 had to be sent back to replace the disc drive already.
need to get some mario in my life.
#11
No suprise to see this tumbling in price.
#12
Step 1: buy a 3d printer.
Step 2: print own collectibles.
Step 3: stop paying extortionate prices for what are essentially lumps of plastic.
Step 4: sell printed collectibles for a lower price.
Step 5: profit!
banned#13
hmmmm ends at 5... but its nearly 6.. and not ended
2 Likes #14
copperspock
Step 1: buy a 3d printer.
Step 2: print own collectibles.
Step 3: stop paying extortionate prices for what are essentially lumps of plastic.
Step 4: sell printed collectibles for a lower price.
Step 5: profit!

A poster of the Mona Lisa isn't the same as the painting. I guess people like to collect the real lumps of plastic, similar to people collecting essentially colour strokes of paint on canvas. Each to their own.
#15
Jamez19
hmmmm ends at 5... but its nearly 6.. and not ended

It was part of Happy Hour which has finished but the last time I looked close to 30 people were about to buy this.
I guess they extended it for a bit longer :)

http://www.shopto.net/microsite/happy_hour
1 Like #16
copperspock
Step 1: buy a 3d printer.
Step 2: print own collectibles.
Step 3: stop paying extortionate prices for what are essentially lumps of plastic.
Step 4: sell printed collectibles for a lower price.
Step 5: profit!

Step 3 is the key. I really don't understand the appeal of this cheap tat.. I dread to think what these people's homes look like! I suspect it's the same people who collect action figures and are into anime and the creepy underdressed school girl themes.

Anyway, what's the game like? The last Mario Kart I played was pretty much ruined by the blue shell.. so it's odd they choose to bundle that...
#17
Jenkiins
copperspock
Step 1: buy a 3d printer.
Step 2: print own collectibles.
Step 3: stop paying extortionate prices for what are essentially lumps of plastic.
Step 4: sell printed collectibles for a lower price.
Step 5: profit!

Step 3 is the key. I really don't understand the appeal of this cheap tat.. I dread to think what these people's homes look like! I suspect it's the same people who collect action figures and are into anime and the creepy underdressed school girl themes.

Anyway, what's the game like? The last Mario Kart I played was pretty much ruined by the blue shell.. so it's odd they choose to bundle that...

£5 isn't extortionate.
banned#18
matty182
Jamez19
hmmmm ends at 5... but its nearly 6.. and not ended

It was part of Happy Hour which has finished but the last time I looked close to 30 people were about to buy this.
I guess they extended it for a bit longer :)

http://www.shopto.net/microsite/happy_hour

I was wondering what about to buy means lol - are they just looking at the page? Or actually buying
#19
matty182

A poster of the Mona Lisa isn't the same as the painting. I guess people like to collect the real lumps of plastic, similar to people collecting essentially colour strokes of paint on canvas. Each to their own.

Good grief. I'm not sure what you're trying to say but if you're comparing purchasing mass-produced tacky plastic toys to genuine, individual, painstakingly created works of art then you've really missed the point.

The vast majority of people are more than satisfied with just visiting the Louvre and viewing the painting. Buying a cheap reproduction poster really doesn't serve any purpose. I'll guarantee one thing; People will not be cueing in their droves to see a Blue mario kart shell in 500 years time.
#20
matty182


£5 isn't extortionate.

I'm sorry but you've lost me. Why not save £5 and not have that horrendous "figurine"? Just because something is cheap doesn't require you to purchase it.. if that were the case, peoples homes would be full of all kinds of useless rubbish!
1 Like #21
Jenkiins
matty182

A poster of the Mona Lisa isn't the same as the painting. I guess people like to collect the real lumps of plastic, similar to people collecting essentially colour strokes of paint on canvas. Each to their own.

Good grief. I'm not sure what you're trying to say but if you're comparing purchasing mass-produced tacky plastic toys to genuine, individual, painstakingly created works of art then you've really missed the point.

The vast majority of people are more than satisfied with just visiting the Louvre and viewing the painting. Buying a cheap reproduction poster really doesn't serve any purpose. I'll guarantee one thing; People will not be cueing in their droves to see a Blue mario kart shell in 500 years time.

It was a figure of speech and an example, saying something isn't just its raw materials (plastic) not comparing it. I was comparing a painting to a replica, that isn't the same thing. So I think YOU really missed the point. I have a masters degree in Fine art and history so I wouldn't test me on this stuff my friend. I was just saying that its each to their own whether you like it or not. Just because something isn't to your taste doesn't mean you need to tell everyone that what they have purchased isn't to your high class and level of sophistication. If your worried about what others might have then I don't think Mario Kart 8 is for you. I can imagine your great at parties.
#22
matty182
Jenkiins
matty182

A poster of the Mona Lisa isn't the same as the painting. I guess people like to collect the real lumps of plastic, similar to people collecting essentially colour strokes of paint on canvas. Each to their own.

Good grief. I'm not sure what you're trying to say but if you're comparing purchasing mass-produced tacky plastic toys to genuine, individual, painstakingly created works of art then you've really missed the point.

The vast majority of people are more than satisfied with just visiting the Louvre and viewing the painting. Buying a cheap reproduction poster really doesn't serve any purpose. I'll guarantee one thing; People will not be cueing in their droves to see a Blue mario kart shell in 500 years time.

It was a figure of speech and an example, saying something isn't just its raw materials (plastic) not comparing it. I was comparing a painting to a replica, that isn't the same thing. So I think YOU really missed the point. I have a masters degree in Fine art and history so I wouldn't test me on this stuff my friend. I was just saying that its each to their own whether you like it or not. Just because something isn't to your taste doesn't mean you need to tell everyone that what they have purchased isn't to your high class and level of sophistication. If your worried about what others might have then I don't think Mario Kart 8 is for you. I can imagine your great at parties.

This figurine isn't 'real', it isn't a one of a kind. It's mass produced from plastic in a Chinese factory. In your analogy this would be a poster of the Mona Lisa. This is a replica, it just has a legal document tucked away in some Nintendo office that says "this item can be sold as a Nintendo product". Perhaps if you could find the original that an artist designed, which all these were replicated from, then your analogy would make sense. But I suspect the original is just an .obj file saved on a harddrive.
2 Likes #23
Jenkiins
copperspock
Step 1: buy a 3d printer.
Step 2: print own collectibles.
Step 3: stop paying extortionate prices for what are essentially lumps of plastic.
Step 4: sell printed collectibles for a lower price.
Step 5: profit!


Step 3 is the key. I really don't understand the appeal of this cheap tat.. I dread to think what these people's homes look like! I suspect it's the same people who collect action figures and are into anime and the creepy underdressed school girl themes.

Anyway, what's the game like? The last Mario Kart I played was pretty much ruined by the blue shell.. so it's odd they choose to bundle that...


You sound like a right miserable bore. I really don't think Mario Kart is for you.
1 Like #24
KirstyB87
No suprise to see this tumbling in price.


It's part of a daily promotion. I'd hardly say it's tumbling in price.
#25
DigitalReaper
matty182
Jenkiins
matty182

A poster of the Mona Lisa isn't the same as the painting. I guess people like to collect the real lumps of plastic, similar to people collecting essentially colour strokes of paint on canvas. Each to their own.

Good grief. I'm not sure what you're trying to say but if you're comparing purchasing mass-produced tacky plastic toys to genuine, individual, painstakingly created works of art then you've really missed the point.

The vast majority of people are more than satisfied with just visiting the Louvre and viewing the painting. Buying a cheap reproduction poster really doesn't serve any purpose. I'll guarantee one thing; People will not be cueing in their droves to see a Blue mario kart shell in 500 years time.

It was a figure of speech and an example, saying something isn't just its raw materials (plastic) not comparing it. I was comparing a painting to a replica, that isn't the same thing. So I think YOU really missed the point. I have a masters degree in Fine art and history so I wouldn't test me on this stuff my friend. I was just saying that its each to their own whether you like it or not. Just because something isn't to your taste doesn't mean you need to tell everyone that what they have purchased isn't to your high class and level of sophistication. If your worried about what others might have then I don't think Mario Kart 8 is for you. I can imagine your great at parties.

This figurine isn't 'real', it isn't a one of a kind. It's mass produced from plastic in a Chinese factory. In your analogy this would be a poster of the Mona Lisa. This is a replica, it just has a legal document tucked away in some Nintendo office that says "this item can be sold as a Nintendo product". Perhaps if you could find the original that an artist designed, which all these were replicated from, then your analogy would make sense. But I suspect the original is just an .obj file saved on a harddrive.

it was regarding a reply stating buy a 3d printer, get plastic and make the item. I just said people would prefer the official/genuine one.
I never said it was one of a kind, I just said that a 3d print is not the same as the official nintendo product. I don't think Da Vinci produced official prints back in the day, If so please let me know, I will have 3.

A vw split screen campervan for example is not one of a kind but its collectable and people like it, its rare because of the age (limited number made).
you don't have the original design documents when you buy this or have Ferdinand Porsche signature on each and every design of the beetle. But you have the log book saying it was made in wolfsburg with the date. Regardless you bought it because you like it & not because someone said you shouldn't have it.

These are not replicated like you say, these are genuine. That is the point I was making. A poster of something isn't the same as the real deal. Same way a kit car is not the real factory built car.

Poster = replica
art = Genuine

Kit car = replica
campervan = Genuine

3d self printed figurine = replica
Nintendo official Blue shell = genuine.
1 Like #26
PotatoSalad

You sound like a right miserable bore. I really don't think Mario Kart is for you.

Sure, because the most important and interesting activities are accumulating tat and obsessing over Japanese cartoons!
#27
The spiny shell is the worst thing to happen to the series and they're glorifying it in plastic. Mamma Mia, issa madness.

I never did unlock Dry Bowser in the Wii one. It's the road to madness gettting shell-bummed on the last lap. Star Cup... urghhhh.
#28
matty182

It was a figure of speech and an example, saying something isn't just its raw materials (plastic) not comparing it. I was comparing a painting to a replica, that isn't the same thing. So I think YOU really missed the point. I have a masters degree in Fine art and history so I wouldn't test me on this stuff my friend. I was just saying that its each to their own whether you like it or not. Just because something isn't to your taste doesn't mean you need to tell everyone that what they have purchased isn't to your high class and level of sophistication. If your worried about what others might have then I don't think Mario Kart 8 is for you. I can imagine your great at parties.

Ooooh, that well known figure of speech? And such a fine example two people question you in quick succession!

So let me get this right, you have a MA in Fine Art and History yet you own one of those plastic atrocities? That's perfect! Where did you get you qualification? Stains Night School**? (I'm not sure what that has do with anything but if we need to share information about our education I have a BSc in Zoology from Southampton University and I'm currently at Bristol University doing a Phd)

You are, however, quite right. If you find surrounding yourself with plastic fulfilling then go for it. But I have to know what's with the parties nonsense? You discuss plastic toys at your parties? Or you play mario kart at parties? I'm glad I go to different parties to you! haha :)


**May not actually exist
#29
Duelling Duck
The spiny shell is the worst thing to happen to the series and they're glorifying it in plastic. Mamma Mia, issa madness.

I never did unlock Dry Bowser in the Wii one. It's the road to madness gettting shell-bummed on the last lap. Star Cup... urghhhh.

We had an old N64 set up in our 2nd year house at Uni. The blue shell is such bs we had an honour system in place for any impromptu karting that went down..
#30
Jenkiins
matty182

It was a figure of speech and an example, saying something isn't just its raw materials (plastic) not comparing it. I was comparing a painting to a replica, that isn't the same thing. So I think YOU really missed the point. I have a masters degree in Fine art and history so I wouldn't test me on this stuff my friend. I was just saying that its each to their own whether you like it or not. Just because something isn't to your taste doesn't mean you need to tell everyone that what they have purchased isn't to your high class and level of sophistication. If your worried about what others might have then I don't think Mario Kart 8 is for you. I can imagine your great at parties.

I think its the fact you misunderstood it thats amusing. not once did I mention one of a kind I stated a famous painting and a poster, one is genuine one is not. But then you butt in on your high horse thinking I'm comparing one to the other. I stated my qualification because you were so brash with trying to belittle people with your opinions.

"if you find surrounding yourself with plastic fulfilling then go for it" - if only you had this mind set from the get go, if you don't like it don't bother to comment, Simple as that. It was because you obviously take your life too seriously that you couldn't have much fun at parties. you'd question why anyone bought cider when all you drink is beer. We don't care what you like and the same should go for what other people like, It doesn't bother me how you spend your money, time or life.

Anyway I didn't come on here to try and justify my purchase, I just thought other people might like it.

Good luck with your Phd mate.





**May not actually exist


Edited By: matty182 on Jun 30, 2014 20:48
1 Like #31
matty182

I think its the fact you misunderstood it thats amusing. not once did I mention one of a kind I stated a famous painting and a poster, one is genuine one is not. But then you butt in on your high horse thinking I'm comparing one to the other. I stated my qualification because you were so brash with trying to belittle people with your opinions.

"if you find surrounding yourself with plastic fulfilling then go for it" - if only you had this mind set from the get go, if you don't like it don't bother to comment, Simple as that. It was because you obviously take your life too seriously that you couldn't have much fun at parties. you'd question why anyone bought cider when all you drink is beer. We don't care what you like and the same should go for what other people like, It doesn't bother me how you spend your money, time or life.

Anyway I didn't come on here to try and justify my purchase, I just thought other people might like it.

Good luck with your Phd mate.

Huh? I'm all for people having the freedom to do as they please (within reason of course) which encompasses people being free to speak their opinion.
It's rather humorous that you chastise me for being of the general opinion that people who hoard this stuff are obscure shut-ins with an unhealthy interest in anime then concoct a fantasy caricature of me. The funny thing is my girlfriend was only telling me off yesterday evening for not taking life seriously when we were stuck in traffic leaving Glastonbury festival haha

Thanks for the good luck message :)
#32
Where are you getting the £5 cashback from ilovecashback from? I can only see a 2% deal.
#33
Tempted to buy two of these and I don't even intend to buy a Wii U until its £100. I really need to close my Internet browser.
1 Like #34
If a plastic toy was posted on here for £8 it'd be voted cold.

Thus, as this deal is essentially Mario Kart 8 plus that £8 plastic toy, this deal is also cold.

cold.
1 Like #35
Jenkiins
I really don't understand the appeal of this cheap tat.. I dread to think what these people's homes look like! I suspect it's the same people who collect action figures and are into anime and the creepy underdressed school girl themes.

Ha! I expect Nintendo are being rather savy in the release of this Limited Edition version. They know a wide proportion of their fanbase are children so toys such as this are presumably targeted at them and thus convincing parents to spend the extra money. Nintendo also know that a proportion of their more obsessive fans of adult age will gladly buy pretty much any Nintendo branded tat the company releases so I call that smart marketing. While I suspect most adults of sound mind would have no desire to own cheap plastic toys such as this blue shell there'll always be the 'hardcore' Nintendo fans who think it's sensible to buy it.

Anyway, what's the game like? The last Mario Kart I played was pretty much ruined by the blue shell.. so it's odd they choose to bundle that...

Thankfully Mario Kart 8's single player mode isn't ruined by the AI players spamming blue shells and Bullet Bills the way Mario Kart Wii was. :)

As for the game overall it's utterly brilliant as a local and online multiplayer experience, in my opinion. The online racing is particularly well executed. As a single player experience Nintendo's lack of effort is rather telling and it's not a patch on the supreme quality of single player Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PC version).

The graphics look generally beautiful with some very nice-looking lighting and shadowing effects and it runs at a locked 60fps frame rate too. On the downside, the game only displays at 720p, has a few very low resolution ugly textures in places, suffers very noticeable LOD texture streaming issues on certain tracks and most shockingly of all has a complete absence of anti-aliasing so the associated jagged edges are very obvious to observe. Overall the game looks rather nice but it's difficult to ignore wondering how much better it would have looked were it not constrained by the weakly powered Wii U.

Mario Kart 8 doesn't seek to reinvent the kart racing sub-genre but at its core it's a fabulously fun game with many nuances to learn in the pursuit of improving your skills and a game with seemingly endless replay value. The only thing that's in any way soured it so far for me is the news that Nintendo will be cheapening the franchise's integrity by way of the upcoming Mercedes product endorsment free DLC.




Edited By: KirstyB87 on Jul 01, 2014 00:38: typo error correction
2 Likes #36
Good grief, there are some really skewed perceptions and snide remarks on here. I really can't understand why some people feel the need to criticise others for liking things they don't.

Edited By: Sushi on Jul 01, 2014 01:33: Typo
#37
Heat don't even own a wii u but that blue shell trophy looks freakin awesome!
#38
Whether you like the blue shell or not for the extra £5 to get this one you would be better in the long run. It would sell for more on eBay etc.
#39
Just received mine. The outer box isn't sealed like the zelda windwaker collectors edition were. Is it supposed to be like this?
#40
j4j
Just received mine. The outer box isn't sealed like the zelda windwaker collectors edition were. Is it supposed to be like this?

our you keeping it to collect? mine came not sealed outer box but game was, then a small piece of Sellotape on the white box to seal it.
For an extra £5 I think it was well worth it :)

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