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Fri, 26 Mar 2021 08:00:00 -0700
Sanrio launched an event with Animal Crossing today where Amiibo cards would unlock a ton of Hello Kitty-inspired items
Scalpers ruined the event
If there is one thing that 2020-2021 has taught us about the video game market is that the garbage people who make their living off scalping in-demand items will absolutely ruin any sort of launch people are excited for.
Any hope of having a good press day where you can show people happily holding the thing they waited for has now been replaced by negative moments and news beats showcasing these monsters on Twitter standing before their pile of bot-assisted gains.
Unsurprisingly, businesses have not really learned from this.
Well, at least in America where we absolutely refuse to enact the anti-scalping legislation that other countries have effectively made work for years now.
They don’t really seem pressed as they’re making money, though they’re no longer getting the positive press anymore.
Today’s prime example was the Sanrio Animal Crossing crossover event.
Much like what happened during Animal Crossing: New Leaf‘s run, Sanrio has released content with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, bringing in special villagers, furniture and clothing based on the famous Sanrio characters.
The catch is that you need to go to Target stores to pick up the physical Amiibo cards that will allow you to unlock the event/items.
Now, for me, I was lucky to have the cards from the previous event for New Leaf (the cards that came out today were reprints of the originals) so that’s how I was able to showcase what they give you, like in the case of Rilla’s Hello Kitty stuff and Marty’s Pompompurin stuff — so I got mine.
But getting on Twitter today shows a lot of people did not get theirs.
Here are just a few examples, showcasing why Sanrio is one of the top trending things on Twitter this morning.
Probably not in way Sanrio wanted.
So much for buying the Sanrio Animal Crossing Amiibo cards.
I tried right at 9am when they went live and they were gone I’m the time it took to add them to my cart.
Anyone else have this happen?
Thanks @Target 🤦♂️ #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons pic.twitter.com/P2zYMrDb1t
— Professor Jay (@Prof_Jay_Gaming) March 26, 2021
Woke up super early for the animal crossing Sanrio amiibo cards just for this error >_< bro I am tired pic.twitter.com/WsvY2XUpie
— dd ✦ (@dexdaina) March 26, 2021
@Target how come I’m getting this error for every single store when I try to purchase Sanrio amiibo cards? Are they sold out at every single store already? pic.twitter.com/2I5u7Nj609
— Con (@n0rnbear) March 26, 2021
In fact, by the time that I had posted these three examples, Twitter’s trending switched it from simply saying “Sanrio” in Trending to posting the exact reason why it’s trending… which is not a great reason for something to trend.
It currently says, “Animals Crossing Sanrio amiibo cards sell out in less than a minute, leaving some shoppers disappointed they missed out on snagging a set.”
Let me tell you if there’s one thing both Sanrio or Nintendo don’t want, it’s one of their big events trending with the word “disappointed”.
Now, is Nintendo kind of at fault for doing yet another “limited availability” event? Absolutely.
But is this mostly just a big example to show why scalpers are awful people and that we need to enact proper legislation against them? ABSOLUTELY.
In the meantime, I definitely will not go on record and say that it might just be worth it to hop on Amazon and get NFC card replicas from people who duplicate them.
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Fri, 26 Mar 2021 08:00:00 -0700
Target started selling its exclusive line of Hello Kitty amiibo cards for Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Friday morning, but the Sanrio set was such a hot item
At least the jokes are good
If you logged in this morning thinking you were going to successfully order Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Sanrio amiibo cards, bless your optimistic lil’ heart.
My sweet summer child, these cardboard rectangles sold out seemingly within seconds after Target set them live.
The stark situation has left many a Hello Kitty aficionado upset (or at least annoyed) on Friday.
After all, many folks actually got up early just to spend money on the twee set, only to be curtailed by scalpers who are now selling the Sanrio cards for a fortune on websites like eBay.
Worse, some thought they’d secured the Hello Kitty cards for pick-up in store, because their carts were full …
only to receive an error, or a message that they’d already sold out.
Glitches were plentiful, judging from posts on social media and Polygon’s own experiences with the Target website.
This turn of events isn’t surprising: Scalpers have become a plague on nearly every nerdy collectible item within the last year, from PlayStation 5 consoles to Pokémon cards.
Once it became clear that Animal Crossing’s Sanrio set would unlock a bunch of extremely cute items and characters, it was practically a foregone conclusion that these cards would sell out immediately.
It’s not a completely hopeless situation — many are reporting that simply going to a store works, or are resorting to hacked amiibo sellers on websites like Etsy.
Polygon has also inquired with Nintendo about potential restocks, but in the meantime, at least the memes about this absurd situation are golden.
AC x Sanrio amiibo cards are up! Checkout within 30 seconds! The item you wanted is no longer available.
@ everyone who saw “please review these errors” at checkout for sanrio cards pic.twitter.com/th9O93P82C
I just wanted one (1) packet of the Sanrio amiibo cards and all I got was pain and no sleep pic.twitter.com/IwVNK4j9EV
me on my way to target on friday to get the animal crossing sanrio amiibo cards pic.twitter.com/bdK69aweqW
Anyone else wake up early to try to get the Sanrio animal crossing amiibo cards and bots got everything? pic.twitter.com/HSUy4jItZs
me having the target website up for an hour and meticulously planning getting the Sanrio Animal Crossing cards and they still sold out while in my cart as i checked out at 6:01am pic.twitter.com/RXHU2Bt8vQ
would’ve loved to get the new sanrio amiibo cards when I logged on at exactly 9 AM ET this morning but guess not @NintendoAmerica @Target pic.twitter.com/0qRji4Ed7i
SO NOBODY IS GETTING SANRIO CARDS?????
Target what’s good? pic.twitter.com/OWs18Ra4AR
The acnh sanrio cards sold out in less than a minute and i didnt get one pic.twitter.com/fn7M99DKE6
@ target for not letting us order the sanrio cards pic.twitter.com/5ZpAlpVQtC
sanrio amiibos already being sold for ridiculous prices on ebay pic.twitter.com/U6FyuUoUh2
I got my Sanrio cards so I’m happy but also F Nintendo for even making them so exclusive.
I feel so bad for my friends who missed out.
me calling miyamoto to cry about animal crossing’s sold out sanrio cards pic.twitter.com/qassABCBdo
on my way to get the sanrio cards ♡ pic.twitter.com/REnw5Df5NQ
me pulling up to target to pick up my sanrio cards pic.twitter.com/XO3g2RGm16
me and the rest of the population that couldn’t get the sanrio animal crossing amiibos before they sold out at 9:01 pic.twitter.com/Vw2apdFBy0
Me explaining to My mom
my mom that she
needs to drive me
to target so I can get
the animal crossing
Sanrio cards pic.twitter.com/ZnzrWM5BHk
– March 26, 2021
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