The rarest and most expensive amiibo figures, explained

At the time of writing, there are well over 200 kinds of amiibo figures. Almost all of them are out of stock, out of print, or extremely difficult to find. It’s easy to see why, too — even before the pandemic, Nintendo didn’t reprint many of their rare figurines. Now that the pandemic has hit, amiibo production has slowed down even further. As a result, it’s highly unlikely that any of these figures become available again. Which means their price tags are going to slowly increase over time. Many Super Smash Bros. amiibo are nearly unobtainable without shelling out hundreds of dollars, and we’ve got a complete list of them here!

We’ve included a gallery of the rare figurines we talk about here, and you can find it below. For most readers, pictures will be the only way you’ll ever see these amiibo figures. If you manage to see or even purchase one physically, consider yourself lucky! These figurines are the rarest of the rare.

Rare amiibo List

  • Corrin (Player 2). Let’s get the obvious one out of the way. Corrin’s Player 2 variant is by far the rarest of the Smash Bros. amiibo. For one, it was never released in stores! It was exclusive to Amazon, which meant customers could only purchase it for delivery. Worse still is that Amazon sent many of these customers Corrin’s Player 1 (male) figurine instead, which was considerably less sought after. Corrin P2 was never reprinted afterward save for a small restock in Japan. She often fetches prices upwards of $200 when sealed in box. Sheesh!
  • Joker. “Looking cool, Joker!” is what everyone thought when his amiibo figure was first revealed. Not only was his figurine highly detailed and colorful, but it was propped up on an astounding fiery blue stand. As you might guess, pre-orders sold out rather fast and were never restocked afterward. Joker is an extremely popular character, so that much makes sense. Nowadays, you likely won’t find a Joker amiibo for less than $50 — even out of box.
  • The Mii Fighters. These guys are strange, because at one point stores had too many Mii Fighters. In the Americas, these were sold in a three-pack containing Mii Brawler, Mii Gunner, and Mii Swordfighter. It was exclusive to Toys”R”Us, and stores received a ton of units. Some of them received over a hundred Mii Fighter three-packs! In response, Nintendo likely figured they didn’t need a restock. Eventually, all of the Mii Fighter packs were sold or shipped out to Five Below for a discount. After that, they were never seen again, and they’re now extremely expensive when purchased online.
  • Gold Mega Man. This one might not count. Gold Mega Man does have a Super Smash Bros. series base, but was only sold with the Nintendo 3DS version of Mega Man Legacy Collection. This collection has disappeared both in-stores and online, which means the amiibo has too. If you’re trying to purchase the Gold Mega Man figure on its own, you’re looking at at least $70 out of box. Needless to say, if you see this one at a yard sale or thrift shop you should definitely pick it up.
  • Qbby, the protagonist from the BOX BOY! series, is quite literally the holy grail of amiibo figures. This simple white box with eyes? Easily over $300, and even more when new in box. It was only ever produced and released in Japan, and it was packaged with the physical version of one of his 3DS entries. When you consider that Qbby is an obscure character in a rather obscure game plus the fact that the amiibo was only released in Japan, it’s easy to see why he fetches such a pretty penny.
  • Mega Yarn Yoshi isn’t actually as mega as he might seem. It’s less than a foot tall, so it’s still pretty small compared to the size of other plushes. Even so, this thing retailed for $39.99 when it first released, and it was initially a Toys”R”Us exclusive. Just like some of the other figurines listed here, Mega Yarn Yoshi stopped receiving additional print and became super-expensive. It’s now well over $180. If you manage to get one, don’t spill your drink all over it by accident! You won’t be able to get a replacement.

Those are just some of the rarest amiibo figures there are. Unfortunately, at this point, almost every amiibo you could possibly one is at least $25 or more — and that’s on the lower end of it. Many of them will run you for $40 or more, depending on the character. If you’d like some tips and tricks on how to find and scoop up listings for rare figurines, check out our guide right here. We’ve also got amiibo training guides for every character, if you’re interested in that, and you can look at those via the link below! You can also join our Discord server for more on all things amiibo training and collecting.

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