Nintendo has been having a tough go of it lately with the continued struggles of their Wii U console, but they’ve been having enormous success with their Amiibo toys. Capitalizing on the popularity of “toys-to-life” products like Skylanders and Disney Infinity, Nintendo released a line of figures last year based on their massive stable of characters. Dubbed “Amiibo”, these toys can be used in some Nintendo games for various purposes, from unlocking content to giving in-game powerups.
Besides their (admittedly limited) practical use, Amiibo have tickled the fancy of collectors and hardcore Nintendo fans in a big way, to the point where various characters have become extremely difficult to find. A combination of ridiculously low supply production on Nintendo’s part and resellers on sites such as eBay capitalizing on these issues have made certain Amiibo figures quite rare. If you have any of these 10 characters in your collection, you should count yourself lucky.
*Note: This list is not all-encompassing, as most Amiibo figures are generally difficult to find. It also doesn’t take Wave 4 characters into account, as they were released too recently to accurately gauge their rarity. Knowing Nintendo though, they’ll likely be just as hard to find soon enough.
Lucario is bi-pedal Pokemon that is also a mainstay on the Super Smash Bros. roster, but his exclusive ties to Toys R’ Us has made him a tough Pokemon to catch indeed. Lucario isn’t the rarest Amiibo of all, but he still goes for at least twice his price through online resellers.