In 2011, the Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope camera sold for a whopping all-time high of $625,000 at a Profiles in History auction. And super congrats to whomever has the Jawa action figure with a vinyl cape, now worth â¦ For those into bulbous foreheads and quad-fangs, the Bib Fortuna mug could be the collectible of choice. Tucked away in the deepest of cuts from Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is a “midwife” droid known as Polis Massan. So if an item associated with the current sequel trilogy is going to command big bucks, it better be something special (sadly, Kylo Ren's emo tears are not for sale). Plenty of fakes exist on the inter-web, however, this one which was sold on eBay for $52,780 is the real deal. For those who still have some old-school Star Wars toys laying around untouched and pristine, check out this infographic detailing how much they're all worth today. Any Kenner Star Wars toy in its original packaging is likely to â¦ And what’s up with the eyebrows there Hasbro? And from 1978 to 1985, Kenner wound up selling more than 300 million "Star Wars" toys. Action figures were sold separately and the age for the TaunTaun with belly rescue was 4 and up. When George Lucas made an $11-million gamble on his sci-fi Western set in "a galaxy, far, far away," he never fathomed the payoff would land â¦ The only redeeming quality to the plush Sacracc Pit is the Boba Fett, even if it looks like he’s about to be swallowed by a giant flower or plant. One can only imagine what it would go for today. Allowing kids to “reenact” the events from Empire Strikes Back, the toy came with two soft plastic folds which allowed an action figure (Luke Skywalker) to fit in the TaunTaun’s belly. Pez dispensers have come a long way. You become an Instant Expert. Why the high price? Housing a 1 3/4-gallon tank (mainly for freshwater fish), the unit also comes with a rotating head and bleeps per voice commands. Star Wars toys flew off shelves, and they've become incredible collectors' items today, especially the ones from the '70s and '80s. Jaxxon also believed he was a better pilot than Han Solo. This hard to find action figure has a very oddly shaped head, especially for those with their mind in the gutter. Later, recalling an encounter with a young, autograph-seeking fan, Guinness said, "I just hope the lad, now in his thirties, is not living in a fantasy world of second hand, childish banalities.". Darth Vader’s lightsaber was also actioned off but only fetched a price tag of around $85,000. Boba Fett was technically a part of the 20-Back set, however, because it was added later, this set turned into the 21-Back. This highly sought-after set is listed on Amazon for $4,110.38. Featuring Gragra holding the catch of the day and tied to a string (just like in the film), the notorious food vendor also comes with a giant ax which looks like it was designed in a dungeon. The original Luke figure being a great example. The Funko Pop of Darth Maul is made out of vinyl material and glows in the dark. Frustrated by George Lucas' often clunky, hokey dialogue in the "Star Wars" screenplay, both Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford recall telling Lucas, "George, you can type this sh*t, but you can't say it!". For instance, Artoo's domed top is from "Star Wars," while its legs were fashioned for "The Empire Strikes Back.". Having to stare down Fortuna’s lopsided mug every morning while drinking coffee could have adverse effects. The posters have sold from $1,000 up to almost $6,000. The ceramic foundation even came in different color pallets, ranging from light pink and blue to ivory and white. After the 12-Back was released, the demand called for more Star Wars and it soon became a 20-Back set. May the eBay force be with you. For example, a 1985 âYak Faceâ collectible from Kenner is worth $2,300 in boxed, mint condition and $300 loose. Naturally, collectors covet the infamous "X-rated" version. 14 of the Most Valuable 'Star Wars' Collectibles in the Galaxy. Contracted in the spring of 1977 to produce a line of movie-related toys, the company figured on plenty of time to manufacture plastic action figures, spaceships and play sets. According to CNBC, a 2015 auction at Sotheby's auction house featured “more than 600 original action figures, coins, collectibles, and toys.” Once everything was sold off, the grand total of the auction came to over $500,000. Acquired by historic film camera collector Martin Hill, it was fully restored and sold at auction in 2011 to an anonymous buyer for $625,000. Many of the items from the late 70s and early 80s tend to be the most sought after and have the heaviest price tags. Or did Gary Busey swipe a lightsaber? The debut issue of "Star Wars," tagged with the inflated price, was distributed to only four U.S. cities: Memphis, Toledo, Tuscaloosa and Wilmington. The Star Wars Christmas record is sung and narrated by Anthony Daniels (yep, C-3PO himself). Darth Vader is by far the most beloved villain of all time in Star Wars history. During production of "A New Hope," Mollo kept a personal sketchbook with hand-drawn designs for Vader, Chewbacca, the "Creature Cantina" aliens and much more. Get started in your valuations by browsing price lists for some of the hottest items among collectors. In 1978, tweleve Star Wars figures were released. At a 2017 Hake's Americana auction, a near-mint example of the rare, original version set the world-record price for a toy action figure. Featuring 3PO sitting behind the tape dispenser mechanism is odd, but his facial expression makes it downright creepy. 15 Star Wars Collectibles That Are Worth A Fortune (And 15 That Are Too Embarrassing) 30 Embarrassing: Han Solo Smuggler Flight Pack. As the "Star Wars"-obsessed universe gears up for the openings of new saga-inspired attractions at Disney theme parks, plus "The Rise of Skywalker" premiere in late 2019, right on cue there's a resurgent spike in the desire and prices for "Star Wars" collectibles. Featuring guns bigger than the ones found on an X-Wing and giant fuselage tanks asking to be shot with a blaster, this toy collectible set is a complete disaster. Early shipments may have had figure variants of Luke â¦ The original Kenobi figure came with a two-piece, telescoping lightsaber that slid out of the Jedi master's arm. George Lucas had originally named his third movie in the Star Wars saga, Return of the Jedi. Bib Fortuna was a male Twi'lek version of C-3PO featured in Return of the Jedi. Only Funko could turn a sales flop into a hard to find Star Wars collectible. Whatever the case, the offending image went unnoticed by Topps and soon kids across America were giggling over Threepio's "goldenrod." Seen among Star Wars fans as the holy grail collectible, the Rocket Firing Boba Fett dates to 1978. Connect with Danny on Twitter and Instagram @Dannyspacecoast. The money force is strong with this memorabilia. Posters & Prints. At the 2019 Star Wars Celebration convention in Chicago, a high-end dealer stunned nerds by offering a mega-rare "Rocket Fett" prototype with a price tag of $365,000, plus tax. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers, Pokemon: 14 Legitimately Evil Things Gym Leaders Do (That Everyone Ignores), 15 Star Wars Collectibles That Are Worth A Fortune (And 15 That Are Too Embarrassing), 10 Dragon Ball Z Characters & Their Perfect Pokemon Partner. "May the Schwartz be with You"
Much of this is because of lower production numbers from 1986 to 1995, due to there being no movies to push the merchandise. That is, when they weren't partying all night with the Rolling Stones and showing up drunk to work the next morning. Naturally, most kids had trashed the useless display stand and accompanying ephemera long before the actual toys arrived. And you’ll never guess accessories came with the figure. During the birthing scene, Massan can be seen in the background doing — absolutely nothing. Most importantly, his real name isn’t Snaggletooth but Zutton. The contest was held in commemoration of Star Wars 30th birthday, honoring A New Hope and the iconic characters featured in the film. A huge part of what made the film a success was his use of the Panavision Camera. Vehicle & Space Ship Replicas. What are your antiques and collectibles worth? For "Star Wars" archaeologists digging deep into the saga's origins, artifacts rarely get better than this original production sketchbook by the first film's Oscar-winning costume designer, John Mollo. So far, no takers. The Black Lotus alpha-deck card is one of the rarest cards in existence, with just 1,100 ever â¦ Star Wars was the ultimate film phenomenon of the â70s and still draws a strong cohort â¦ Droid medics are standard in the Star Wars franchise, but do we really need an action figure of the Polis Massan? A DT Kenner Obi-Wan or Vader can sell for up to $7,000. But turning Star Wars characters into ducks might be crossing the line. Fitting that bill, the leather jacket worn by Harrison Ford in "The Force Awakens" sold at a 2016 auction for $191,000. The carry case could fit up to 19 action figures and also had space for accessories and “secret messages.”. 99 + $5.00 shipping David Prowse Signed / Autographed Star Wars 8x10 Glossy Photo As Darth Vader, A new hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi. Yet the '07 version is more valuable (around $3,000 on eBay), thanks in large part to its original retail price of $499.99. As any old-school collector worth their bounty-hunter cred knows, "Rocket Fett" was never released to the public. Jewelry. Chaykin has worked with Marvel, DC, and many independent comic book companies over the years. The "Early Bird" package was an envelope containing a cardboard display stand, sans action figures, plus a paper snail-mail certificate that promised to ship you four figures (Luke, Leia, Chewie and R2-D2) once they were ready in the spring of '78. Purportedly the only screen-featured Artoo unit in the public realm, the prop was assembled from original parts used to build and upgrade several Artoos employed throughout filming of the original trilogy, plus prequel Episodes I and II. As the release date approached and marketing began, George Lucas changed the name of the film back to the title he originally had for it. Not that it stopped us kids in the 80s. Were you among the few to grab a first edition of Tatooine's pint-sized desert scavenger, the Jawa's signature brown cloak was made of vinyl. 4. sw0158s - Solid Silver c-3po 2007 Promotion Star Wars Celebration IV - $34485.95 Suggest Better Price; 5. sw0028p - R2-D2 - 2018 Platinum R2-D2 Promotion - 5 Exist - $33440.95 Suggest Better â¦