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I work at toys r us and we were having a buy one get one half off sell yesterday so I decided it was a good time to start my collection (Plus 10% employee discount) so I bought
8-Bit Mario (Classic)
8-Bit Mario (Modern)
Peach (Super Smash Brothers)
Luigi (Super Smash Brothers)

Now I'm not just collecting for value, but if something is hard to find and its one that I want I want to get it before it cost 3X retail price >.<

So I decided to look up what amiibos are hard to find, and I found this link
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Amiibo_Rar...

But this page appears outdated because it lists the villager amiibo as a unicorn but we have had them at Toys R Us for quiet some time.

So whats up? Is it rare? Should I buy one? I don't really want to spend more money on amiibos at this moment but if its going to be hard to find later, it is one that I really want because I love animal crossing.

Here is a list of amiibo I can remember seeing at work, can someone who knows tell me if any of these are a 'grab it now before its too late' item?

From Super Smash Brothers
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Lucario
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/PAC-MAN
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Jigglypuff
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Charizard
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Mewtwo
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Pikachu
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Princess_P...
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Zelda
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Luigi

Super Smash Brothers 3 pack
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Mii_Brawler
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Mii_Swordf...
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Mii_Gunner

Both 8Bit Marios
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/8-Bit_Mario

Shovel Knight
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/empty/Shov...

Splatoon
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Splatoon_C...
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Inkling_Girl
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Inkling_Boy

Yarn Yoshis
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/empty/Mega...
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Blue_Yarn_...
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/empty/Pink...
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/empty/Gree...

Super Mario Bros.
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Luigi
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Toad
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Yoshi
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Bowser
http://www.ign.com/wikis/nintendo-amiibo-figurines/Mario

Other
Chibi Robo

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Villager was Unicorn, but they restocked and it's a Toys R Us exclusive for now. Anytime it's an exclusive to a store they usually get a mass abundance. Target had Dr Mario & Lottie in the thousands for like a month and Best Buy gets flooded with Falco on and off. Not always though, of course Rosalina & Jigglypuff were exclusives that came and went really fast. None of what you listed are hard to find in these parts except Mega Yarn Yoshi, Modern color 8-bit Mario, and the Pokemon ones, except MewTwo who is common and Pikachu who is pretty uncommon but you can usually find one or two if you look around. Chibi Robo is perhaps uncommon now that the game is a known flop. The Mii trio is also slightly uncommon except at Toys R Us, I see it pop up at Gamestop but they only ever have 1 or 2 packs. But I've read that the Pokemon ones are due for a big restock soon for Pokken Tournament. There was even mention of it on an article on this website too.
That's all how it is around my area, there are A LOT of stores for me to check in on too since I live in a very large city.

That list sort of needs an update, there have been a bunch of mass restocks in the past few months and there's stuff in there they consider rare that has been here very commonly for some time, but also stuff they call Uncommon or Semi Rare that I've not seen in months. Like DK or Pacman. DK is pretty much unicorn at this point because I've not seen him since the original first wave ended, and PacMan is everywhere.

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Do you think I should pick up the pacman and donkey kong ones while we have them?
The mega yarn Yoshi is a little too much for me to spend.

We also have a few jiggly puffs.

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Well I have both DK & Pac Man. DK was a gift and Pacman I got because he was one of the first characters I was familiar with as a kid, they really don't do much besides Smash. DK I used and is like my 2nd strongest Amiibo lol, but Pacman just sit's pretty. They opened the Mario Kart 8 costumes for me as well, which I use both on and off. So if you're collecting I would buy them for sure, but they're not really useful. I'd probably buy DK though because like I said, I've not seen him in ages. But there's always a chance he'll restock.
I bought Pacman when I thought he was kinda rare but he's been in stock ever since. He's just really common at the moment, no idea why other than Namco want's to get it out there. No regrets just kinda like Oh.
Jigglypuff might be slightly collectable. But they may restock that one too though...
DK or Jigglypuff are more rare, but the restock of Pokemon is in question, you can't tell if you'll have another chance to get it or not for retail price. They may choose to not restock Jigglypuff as much as other pokemon and it could sell out, or maybe it'll become common and you rushed out and bought it for nothing. DK is the least likely to be restocked unless they do another issue of the whole first wave. He's not used in anything except Smash and read-only games, and there's no upcoming DK game to warrant an exclusive release.

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Slight update, turns out they restocked the Pokemon recently at GameStop. There's Charizard and Jigglypuff everywhere, and Lucario is in a few stores, Greninja is available to buy but it doesn't have a check availability button for some reason. As for DK, I checked and there are none NEW within 100 miles, and only 2 USED within 100miles of me. So he's pretty rare at the moment. I've not even seen him at independent used game stores.

lol I went and got me a charizard

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