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.
The first amiibo figures first released in November 2014 — years ago! After continuous use, the NFC chips inside start to wear out. That being said, it’d probably take decades for such wear-and-tear to occur. Today, we’re going over every possible reason an amiibo figure might not scan on your Switch console, and possible ways to fix the problem.
Have you ever taken one of your Figure Players to a friend’s house and thought they played odd on your friend’s Switch? It may not be a coincidence. For the entirety of the amiibo competitive scene’s lifespan, there have been occasional mentions of unusual behavior when amiibo are sent to tournaments or used in arenas. Why would this be the case? Well, no one knows for sure, but I have proposed a theory as to what may be responsible for this.
Please note that this is only speculation based on observations – nothing presented here is definitive or proven.