Nintendo's amiibo are collectible figurines of all your favorite video game characters from Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and Wii U. Ever the king of scarcity, Nintendo experienced supply issues, which lead to rushes and shortages of certain figures. Some will set you back a pretty penny if you want to add them to your collection. Here are a few of the most scarce amiibo statues out there.
- Teddy bear: Mega Yarn Yoshi
- The knit puppy: Yarn Poochy
- The cube: Qbby
- Squid sisters!: Callie and Marie 2-pack
- Off the Hook: Pearl and Marina - Splatoon
- Swimming solo: Inkling Squid (Orange) - Splatoon
- It isn't easy being green: Inkling Girl (Green)
- Octoposse: Octoling Boy, Octopus, and Girl (3-Pack)
- Face off: Link - Majora's Mask
- Reach for the Sky!: Link - Skyward Sword
- Night Knight: Link - Twilight Princess
- The ocarina king: Link - Ocarina of Time
This large plush amiibo was a Toys R Us exclusive. It was hard enough to find when it came out, but now that the toy company has gone under, it's even harder to obtain. Fortunately, there are some available on Amazon if you're willing to pay the right price.
For my money, some of the coolest amiibo figures come from the Yoshi's Wooly World series. With figures made from real yarn, they stand out from all the other amiibo series. The priciest figure from that release is Yoshi's puppy Poochy.
This simple little amiibo from BoxBoy! is one of the rarest and most valuable figures. You'll have to pay in the triple digits if you want to add him to your collection. This is a must-have figure for die-hard amiibo fans and is really hard to find.
If you missed your chance at picking up this Squid Sisters two-pack, then you are most likely going to be paying a premium to get your hands on them now. Callie and Marie are demanding pretty high prices these days, and if absolutely have to have them, you'll have to dig into your wallet to get them.
This special pop idol-duo from Splatoon packs tons of character into one package. You can use these amiibo in Splatoon 2 to unlock each character's gear and even get photos with these musicians during Splatfest events.
There are several valuable Splatoon figures out there, but only one of them is a squid. This orange figure looks great on your shelf next to your other Splatoon figures. But, if you don't have any others, his bright coloring makes him pop in any room.
There are several different inkling girl variants, but this green figure holds the most worth. Maybe that's because she's the color of money. At any rate, no amiibo collection is complete without her.
This sweet three-pack gives you two octoling figures and one octopus to help you show off your love for the Splatoon games. These amiibo have serious attitude and will look good in anyone's collection.
With the success of the Nintendo Switch and the major success of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it's not surprising that figures from the game would become some of the rarest and most expensive collectibles. Add this princess Zelda figure to your collection.
You can't look at this figure without hearing the accompanying chase music. This unique figure is larger than most and holds the highest price of any of the Breath of the Wild amiibo.
These childhood friends are both from Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia. Together these two fight in the resistance against the invading Rigelian Empire. Now see if you can fight the resistance to pull out your wallet and add them to your collection.
Ike is a powerful warrior from the Fire Emblem series who fought in the Mad King's War. While he might not be the best-known character from FE, he's definitely one of the most expensive amiibo.
Not only is this Pikmin amiibo valuable, but it's one of the hardest ones to find. If you're serious about completing your amiibo collection or you're a hard-core Pikmin fan, this figure is a must-have.
Dark Souls fans will be able to unlock the praise the sun gesture faster if they have this amiibo. Aside from that, it's one of the most detailed of all of Nintendo's figures.
Oddly enough, these generic figures have become some of the rarest and most valuable figures in the series. You can purchase them individually, but it will still be an expensive venture.
Of all of the mii amiibo the Brawler is by far the most valuable. This particular amiibo is great for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and has a generic Mii face.
This ain't Ash's Pikachu. This fast-talking, sassy Pokémon packs a lot of character. With Ryan Reynolds voicing the part in the upcoming Detective Pikachu movie, it wouldn't be surprising if this amiibo gets even harder to find.
Lucario has been one of the most popular Pokemon ever since he first appeared in the series. While he isn't the most expensive amiibo out there, he does cost a pretty penny.
This has become one of the rarest amiibo on the market because it can only be purchased in a special bundle for the Mega Man Legacy Collection game on 3DS.
Any amiibo with missing parts or additional pieces are high on collectors' lists. A few years back, a Samus figure wielding two guns instead of one sold on eBay for $2,500. Not a bad return on investment. Here's a link to a regular Samus amiibo.
These awesome figures are must-haves for Metroid fans. It's taken long enough for Nintendo to release the next Metroid Prime game, at least they've given us Metroid amiibo in the meantime.
If you simply want the Metroid figure on its own, it will still cost you a decent amount of money. This figure looks freaking awesome like it's just broken out of confinement. It'll pair beautifully with any of the other Samus amiibo.
For many amiibo collectors, this defective Princess Peach figure is the holy grail. One sold for $25,000 on eBay a few years back. It won't cost you an arm, but maybe a leg. For a regular Peach amiibo, check out the following link.
Surprisingly, the most valuable of the initially released Mushroom Kingdom residents is Mario's younger-yet-taller brother, Luigi. He's not standing in his brother's shadow when it comes to this price.
To celebrate Super Mario Odyssey, there were a few figures that could be found dressed in their best white wedding attire. You could buy Mario, Peach, and Bowser individually, but if you want to get them in the three-pack, you'll have to pay a decent amount.
One of the cool things about the Super Smash Bros. series of figures was the variety of characters on offer for the amiibo-verse. With that many characters, there was bound to be a few that ended up on the pricey side of the fence. The Corrin Player 2 figure from the Fire Emblem franchise was once one of the hardest figures to find. However, Nintendo has since made it a little easier to come by.
Another figure from the Smash Bros series is everyone's favorite leather-clad bullet artist. The Bayonetta Player 2 amiibo came out in mid-2017 and was a hard figure to find. She has since saturated the market so you can pick her up a little more easily.
This one might come as a bit of a shock. When it released, so many people were eagerly snatching up popular characters that this amiibo quietly became a difficult figure to find. Admittedly, it isn't worth as much as other rare amiibo, but you'll have a hard time finding one in person.
There are two versions of Rosalina; this one is the far more valuable one. She's a gentle soul who first appeared in Super Mario Galaxy and has been featured in Mario multiplayer ever since.
This iconic plumber's enemy is a fighter in the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch game. A limited number of these amiibo have been released, making it harder to find and costlier than average.
These simple Goomba amiibo are some of the hardest to get your hands on, and the price reflects that fact. Get a grumpy brown mushroom man of your own and add him to the rest of your figures from the Mushroom Kingdom.
These cute little Koopa Troopas are a must-have if you're collecting figures from the Mario games. It's a little pricey but look at that happy face. You know he'll fit in with the rest of your collection.
This fun little ghost from the Mario games is a fun figure to add to your amiibo collection. Even used, the price for the Boo amiibo starts at $42. You'll need to make peace with your wallet if you want to collect all of the rare figures from the Mushroom Kingdom.
Mario has been the captain of Nintendo's ship for some time. The Super Mario amiibo series went some way toward honoring the plumber in red. The silver color version of this Mario sculpt was only available at Walmart and has gone up a bit in price since its release.
When amiibo were initially released in 2014, the Nintendo fandom reached for their wallets and queued up to purchase their favorite figures only to discover that there were a limited number of the figures out there. This led fans into a craze as they frantically collected popular characters and propelled the prices of these simple figures skyward. Whether releasing a limited number of amiibo was a calculated move on Nintendo's part to increase collector value or an unexpected incident we might never know.
Either way, pop culture prospecting can be fun, exciting, and challenging all at once. Deciding which figure is most valuable is entirely up to your taste and preference. Still, we sure do dig that Mega Yarn Yoshi. It's basically a teddy bear with NFC abilities in its foot. If you're looking to try and make an investment, consider purchasing an amiibo and leaving it in the package. We specifically recommend the Guardian since it is unique and comes from one of the most successful and iconic Zelda games released thus far.
In addition to being cool-looking figures, amiibo all sport an NFC chip in their base. This chip allows you to scan your figures with your Switch, 3DS, or your Wii U. If your figure is compatible with your game, it can give you certain in-game bonus content or save data. There are currently over 176 amiibo with more on the way. We'll be sure to update this list as more Nintendo figures are released.
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