We’re back with the third entry in our amiibo value series — and this time, we’re covering the Splatoon range of figurines that first released in May 2015. For the most part, these are just a bunch of Inklings and Octolings in different colors, but each one has a vastly different value in today’s market. If you’re looking to start your own Splatoon collection, we’ve got lots of helpful info for you — including price ranges that tell you what counts as a good deal for each specific character! Remember to check out our Super Mario and Super Smash Bros. amiibo guides while you’re here.
A few months back, we dropped a list of each Super Smash Bros. series amiibo figure and a rough estimate of its current value in the second-hand market. Today, we’re continuing that trend with the Super Mario series of figurines — in other words, the ones with red bases! We’ve got a list of each character, their stock history, and a general range of their out of box prices. If you’re looking to start a Super Mario amiibo collection, you’ve come to the right place! Remember to check out our Super Smash Bros. and Splatoon amiibo price guides while you’re here.
It’s safe to say that amiibo collecting has died down a bit since its peak in 2015. This doesn’t mean prices have died down, however, as several amiibo figures are long out of print and cost more than a pretty penny. That being said, quite a few collectors are looking to get their hands on Super Smash Bros. series amiibo in 2023, and we’ve written up a handy guide on how to go about that in the cheapest way possible. We’ve also got rough price estimates for each figure if you’re looking for specific info! Remember to check out our price guides for Super Mario and Splatoon amiibo, too.
It’s no secret that the production of amiibo figures has slowed to a crawl. In 2021, we received a rather generous eight brand-new figurines! These include three from the Super Smash Bros. series, as well as two each for Metroid Dread and Super Mario 3D World. The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo was released for Skyward Sword HD as well. In 2022, we’ve received just one new amiibo figure — Min Min.
Between figurine delays and possible cancellations, the future of amiibo is looking rather thin. Today, we’re going to look at the reasons why this may be — and we’re also going to accept the reality that amiibo may be dying (we offer free therapy sessions in our Discord server).
At the time of writing, there are well over 200 different kinds of amiibo figures (and counting)! A good chunk of those are long out of stock, out of print, or just 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 every single amiibo figure ever released will become available again. We’ve gathered some of the rarest amiibo in existence, plus a little history lesson about each one! The list is current and up-to-date as of June 2023.