Nintendo's amiibo are collectible figurines featuring all of your favorite video game characters from Nintendo Switch, 3DS, and Wii U. Ever the king of scarcity, Nintendo experienced supply issues, which led 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 the most expensive 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)
- Save Hyrule: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champions Collection
- Face your rival: Dark Pit
- Cloud nine: Super Smash Bros. Cloud
- 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 most in the 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.
The set includes Daruk, Mipha, Revaili, and Urbosa, the four champions that Link must unite in order to finally defeat Calamity Ganon. They'll also work in the upcoming Breath of the Wild prequel, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.
A rival and clone of Pit introduced in Kid Icarus: Uprising, Dark Pit was originally an alternate costume for Pit in Super Smash Bros. but has become a distinct character. Use him to rain down arrows on your enemies from the sky.
The star of Final Fantasy 7, Cloud Strife has gone onto appear in numerous Final Fantasy compilations and spinoffs. It's no surprise the heroic swordsman also made his way into Nintendo's crossover fighting game or that his amiibo is in high demand.
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.
Luigi's rival works with Wario to device wicked schemes to thwart the Mario Bros. Sometimes that just involves trying to beat them at a game of tennis, using his long limbs as an advantage. His mustache-twirling menace has made him something of a fan favorite so it's not surprising his amiibo is pretty pricey.
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 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.
One of the oldest Nintendo heroes, Kirby has the power to inhale enemies and either spit them out or copy their abilities. That makes him a particularly versatile and fun combatant in the Super Smash Bros. games, which is where this amiibo comes from.
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.
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.
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.
Always trying to please his dad by helping him fulfill his goal of taking down Mario, Bowser Jr. is regularly found fighting as an underboss in with plenty of tricks. He's not very scary himself so he wears a bandana to try to look more fearsome.
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 one of the most useful amiibo in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
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. If you're using your expensive amiibo, but want to protect your investment be sure to pick up a storage case.
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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