Dropmix -- Music manipulation with cards and an iPad


#61

Thanks! The angle of the photo is washing them out a bit. The colors are not quite as vibrant as they are unsleeved, but the two layers of plastic didn’t mute them as much as I feared. And they’re wayyyyyyyy more sturdy.


#62

My “lucky” country pack arrived today from Hasbro. Good thing because I needed more Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy in my life. 🤠

I need to look into Chiller which I think is a Best Buy exclusive. ‘Sometime in 2018’ is all I can find.


#63

Yeah, Chiller is a big question mark at this point. There was a lot of stuff swirling around that it would be a February release, but that’s grown more muted as the days have gone on.

EDIT: A Harmonix employee said on Reddit yesterday that it will be out “later this year.”

Given the Dropmix representation at my local Best Buys, I wouldn’t be surprised if they might be stepping away from or de-prioritizing the exclusive release.


#64

Can’t confirm, but there’s a report on Reddit that Gamestop has the base set on clearance for $35.


#65

Good call! It took a little awkward discount-lawyering, but I was able to get a copy for that price.


#66

Chiller can now be preordered

https://www.amazon.com/DropMix-Playlist-Pack-Electronic-Chiller/dp/B07BL5T6L7/


#67

Harmonix had a pretty big booth at Pax East. And they did have some new promo cards.

I wish I got some extras to trade for a Transformer card!


#68

“Amazon Exclusive”

A ha! I knew it. Best Buy has been way too lax in promoting Dropmix for it to still want an exclusive pack.

So. Jealous.


#69

why is this “transformer” card coveted so?


#70

Because it’s rare. Gotta catch 'em all!


#71

Picked this up from Best Buy on $30 clearance. After messing with it a bit tonight it’s pretty cool, but I worry about the ability to find cards going forward since all the retailers seem to either be no longer carrying it, or out of business (even better when Toys R Us had an exclusive set).


#72

They already announced a card season 2 on Twitter so I think it’ll be ok for another year at least.


#73

Really? I’m surprised by this. I figured it was done after the initially announced sets (which I think are all out now) since every two weeks it’s 50% off again and has almost no retail presence.

I like it, I like Harmonix, good for them, I just figured this was another commercial failure and I’ve sort of deliberately avoided getting too invested in it since I thought it would be dead any day now.


#74

#75

Weird, I follow them, I must have just not paid attention. Cool though!


#76

Oh! This is good news! I figured that the discount was a sign that they were retiring the product. But I guess manufacturing another set of cards is probably a lot cheaper than the initial hardware.


#77

This is part of the Hasbro sale on Amazon. Going for $40.

Anyone who has this is it something the has longevity or does it get old quick?


#78

We’ve had it for a year+ and have about 300 cards for it. My wife enjoys playing with Freestyle mode by herself and we enjoy playing it together as a family. Management of the cards can become a pain. I guess my biggest concern with it is whether they’ll just turn the whole thing off after some certain date and we’ll be left with a pile of junk.

The base game comes with a limited number of cards. If you get it, you’ll end up wanting more cards. They’re not that expensive, but you probably can expect to end up spending at least $100 (vs. just $40) by the time you’ve picked up more cards.


#79

Freestyle is where it’s at. I don’t find the core game very interesting. That said, I like to drag it out and plan a cool DJ set with my limited skillz. I do wish there was an easier way to stream the sound and video to your TV.


#80

Great, thanks. Still kinda on the fence but we’ll see if I pull the trigger before the sale ends.