11 Rarest Amiibos in the World

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Amiibos are figurines that provide special functions to various Nintendo games. The figures were first launched in November 2014 to much fanfare and became something new to collect. Besides their game capabilities, Amiibos are fairly high quality figures and perfect for displaying. Like any collectible items, some Amiibos are rarer and more valuable than others, especially in the West.

The reason for these Amiibos’ rarities ranges from unique manufacturing ability to store and even country exclusivity. As the home country of Nintendo, Japan doesn’t seem to have the same availability issues as the rest of the world. While many of the Amiibos on this list are only rare outside of Japan, a few are so rare that they are essentially priceless.

To understand just how valuable these rare Amiibos are, the original retail price of Amiibo figures ranges from $12.99 to about $39.99 for really special editions.

As of September 2019, the values on this list are as accurate as possible and will be updated as needed.

  1. Toon Link and Zelda
  2. Current Value: $125 on Amazon
    Year Released/Wave: December 2, 2016
    Reason for Rarity: Sold out in stores in North America; much higher than retail price on Amazon or eBay
    Key Compatible Games: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS
    Toon Link and Zelda
    photo source: Amazon

    While individual Toon Link and Zelda Amiibos seem to be available for a reasonable price, the relatively unavailability of the special Toon Link and Zelda 2-pack has made it very expensive to track down. Currently, the Toon Link and Zelda set is going for about $125 on Amazon and a little less on eBay. There isn’t anything special about the 2-pack besides the figures coming together.

    Did You Know?

    The Toon Link and Zelda Amiibos were released for the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda (the original game), but the figures were from The Wind Waker game.


  3. Golden Mega Man Amiibo
  4. Current Value: $136 on Amazon
    Year Released/Wave: February 23, 2016
    Reason for Rarity: Sold out in stores in North America; much higher than retail price on Amazon or eBay
    Key Compatible Games: Mega Man Legacy Collection
    Golden Mega Man Amiibo
    photo source: amiibo life

    There aren’t too many special edition Amiibo figures, but the golden Mega Man that came with the Mega Man Legacy Collection game in 2016 is one of the few purposely unique Amiibos. Initially, the golden Mega Man and Legacy Collection pack was priced at $49.99 and snatched up by serious Amiibo and Nintendo collectors. These days the golden Mega Man is only available on eBay or Amazon for nearly triple the original retail price.

    Did You Know?

    At one point, the regular Mega Man Amiibo was pretty rare in North America as it was not restocked very often, but in recent years its become more widely available.


  5. Squid Sisters Callie and Marie
  6. Current Value: $145 on Amazon
    Year Released/Wave: July 8, 2016 – Wave 2
    Reason for Rarity: Sold out in stores in North America; much higher than retail price for Japanese versions online
    Key Compatible Games: Splatoon
    Squid Sisters Callie and Marie
    photo source: Amazon

    Over the years, many Amiibo figures have become less available in North America, pretty much selling out at every major retail store as well as their websites. These days, Squid Sisters Callie and Marie from Splatoon are only available on the secondary market or from Japan at nearly six times the original price of $24.99, making them some of the rarest and valuable Amiibos out there.

    Did You Know?

    Even as individual figures, the Callie and Marie Amiibos are hard to find and sell for about $87 for Callie and $72 for Marie on Amazon.


  7. Navirou
  8. Current Value: $158 on Amazon
    Year Released/Wave: October 8, 2016
    Reason for Rarity: Japan exclusive; never released to the rest of the world
    Key Compatible Games: Monster Hunter Stories
    Navirou
    photo source: amiibo Life

    For some unknown reason, of all the Japan exclusive Monster Hunter Stories Amiibos, Navirou is the most valuable and rarest. Navirou appears to be sold out on official websites in Japan and is currently priced well over $100 on the secondary market; the Amiibo is $158 on Amazon. The popularity of the Navirou Amiibo is probably because he’s a cute little cat!

    Did You Know?

    The Navirou Amiibo summons a special Aptonoth mount named Navtonoth in Monster Hunter Stories.


  9. Mega Yarn Yoshi
  10. Current Value: $180 to $225 on various websites
    Year Released/Wave: November 2015; Wave 2 of Yoshi’s Woolly World Series
    Reason for Rarity: Was a Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive
    Key Compatible Games: Yoshi’s Woolly World
    Mega Yarn Yoshi
    photo source: Polygon


    The Mega Yarn Yoshi Amiibo is essentially a plush toy with regular Amiibo capabilities embedded into the toy’s foot. Like a few other Amiibos, the Mega Yarn Yoshi was a store exclusive, only sold at Toys ‘R’ Us back in 2015. The giant plush’s cuteness and store exclusivity added to its rarity and value, which is currently between $180 to $225. The Mega Yarn Yoshi was originally sold for only $39.99.

    Did You Know?

    The Mega Yarn Yoshi is 2.5 times taller than the normal Yarn Yoshi Amiibo.


  11. Qbby
  12. Current Value: $244 to $330 on Amazon
    Year Released/Wave: February 2, 2017
    Reason for Rarity: Japan exclusive, never released to the rest of the world
    Key Compatible Games: BoxBoy; BoxBoxBoy; and Bye-Bye Box Boy!
    Qbby
    photo source: Amazon

     

    The Qbby Amiibo from the BoxBoy series of games is in a unique situation because its rare everywhere except for Japan. This Amiibo is not necessarily special, but it was only ever released in Japan and has a serious markup on the secondary market. Right now, Qbby is listed between $244 to $330 on Amazon and eBay.

    Did You Know?

    Another reason for the high price of the Qbby Amiibo is that the Stuffed Box version comes with all three games in the BoxBoy series.


  13. Golden Mega Man 11
  14. Current Value: N/A; not available for sale, was a special prize
    Year Released/Wave: October 2018
    Reason for Rarity: Only 10 in existence
    Key Compatible Games: Mega Man 11
    Golden Mega Man 11
    photo source: Nintendo Soup

    Unlike the rarest Amiibos on this list, the golden Mega Man 11 figure does not necessarily have any monetary value, but is rare because of its exclusivity. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mega Man and the release of a new game and Amiibo, Capcom held a special raffle contest for Japanese fans and one of the grand prizes was a golden Mega Man 11 Amiibo. There were only 10 figures available and none have turned up on the secondary market yet.

    Did You Know?

    While the golden Mega Man 11 Amiibo looks super cool, it does not have any unique properties within the Mega Man 11 game.


  15. Monster Hunter Stories Gold and Silver Riders
  16. Current Value: N/A; not available for sale, was a special prize
    Year Released/Wave: Summer 2017
    Reason for Rarity: Only one gold and one silver figure in existence
    Key Compatible Games: Monster Hunter Stories
    Monster Hunter Stories Gold and Silver Riders
    photo source: Nintendo Soup

    Capcom’s Monster Hunter is one of the most popular games in Japan and each year the company hosts an official tournament. One of the newest games in the series, Monster Hunter Stories for the 3DS, was part of the Monster Hunter Championship 2017. The special prizes for the top two winners of the tournament was a golden Monster Hunter Stories Rider Amiibo for 1st place and a Silver Monster Hunter Stories Rider Amiibo for the runner-up.

    Did You Know?

    The gold and silver Monster Hunter Stories riders were specially crafted for the competition and appear to have much more detail than a typical Amiibo figure.


  17. No Left Hand Luigi
  18. Current Value: $500 at auction
    Year Released/Wave: December 14, 2014 – Wave 1
    Reason for Rarity: Manufacturing defect resulting in missing left hand
    Key Compatible Games: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS; Mario Party 10; and Super Mario Maker
    No Left Hand Luigi
    photo source: Gamespot

    This Luigi Amiibo with a missing left hand is the last of the defective figures worth significantly more than its original price. While not nearly as valuable as the legless Princess Peach or dual cannon Samus Aran, the no left hand Luigi was sold for $500.

    Like most of the older Amiibo figures, at one time Luigi was quite common, but has become harder to find at its original value. Right now, Super Smash Bros. Luigi is priced at $34.40 on Amazon.

    Did You Know?

    Nintendo released a second Luigi Amiibo for the Super Mario Bros Series in 2015 and it’s double the price of a regular Luigi at $69.95 on Amazon.


  19. Duel Cannon Samus Aran
  20. Current Value: $2,500 at auction
    Year Released/Wave: November 21, 2014 – Wave 1
    Reason for Rarity: Manufacturing defect resulting in additional cannon on left arm
    Key Compatible Games: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3D
    Duel Cannon Samus Aran
    photo source: Gamespot

    Samus Aran from Metroid was part of the first wave of Amiibo figures released in 2014 and while the figure was initially widely available, over the years it has become increasingly hard to find. With a reputation as a fairly rare Amiibo, it’s no surprise that a Samus Aran with an extra arm cannon fetched big bucks. The seller picked up the Samus Aran Amiibo for the regular price at a Best Buy, but sold it for $2,500!

    Did You Know?

    The Samus Aran Amiibo is the figure with the highest number of defects; most commonly, the figure leans to one side.


  21. Legless Princess Peach
  22. Current Value: $25,100 at auction
    Year Released/Wave: November 21, 2014 – Wave 1
    Reason for Rarity: Manufacturing defect resulting in missing legs
    Key Compatible Games: Super Smash Bros for Wii U/3DS; and Mario Party 10
    Legless Princess Peach
    photo source: Gamespot

    While manufacturing defects aren’t always desirable, for whatever reason this legless Princess Peach was sold for a whopping $25,100 a few weeks after the first wave of Amiibos were released. No one knows for sure how many legless Princess Peach figures made it out of the factory, but a handful of others were put up on eBay as well. With only a few in circulation and such a high price tag, the legless Princess Peach is the rarest Amiibo in the world.

    Did You Know?

    In addition to the legless Princess Peach Amiibo, someone received a figure with backwards legs and another that looked like Peach was “breakdancing.”

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